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Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Postby JayS » 29 Sep 2018 12:22

Sid wrote:
Indranil wrote:HJT will be in the air soon.


Does HJT even have a use case for IAF? Best course will be to go China route and incorporate AJT tech into HJT.


IAF may go back to three stage trainer program if they have good IJT to buy. HAL can anyway try sell it outside.

But whats happening to HTT-40..? It should have had certification almost done by now.

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Postby Indranil » 29 Sep 2018 12:57

JayS wrote:
Sid wrote:
Does HJT even have a use case for IAF? Best course will be to go China route and incorporate AJT tech into HJT.


IAF may go back to three stage trainer program if they have good IJT to buy. HAL can anyway try sell it outside.

But whats happening to HTT-40..? It should have had certification almost done by now.

I don't know about HTT-40. I don't know about the plans for IJT either. In addition to what you said, can HJT-36 is the stepping stone to HJT-39. Either of which can become the testbed for the HTFE-25.

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Postby Indranil » 29 Sep 2018 13:00

JayS wrote:
Vips wrote:RInfra to deliver parts prototypes for Arjun Mark II ahead of schedule.

The weight of Mark II has been reduced to less than 50 tonnes.


Is that true or typo..? Do we have a corroboration for this one..? Looks too good to be true to me.

Typo.

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Postby Vips » 29 Sep 2018 19:32

HAL financials and total production for the year.

Despite challenges :rotfl: , Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has achieved significant growth in revenue and profits, a top company official said Saturday.

"We have recorded the highest ever turnover of Rs 18,28,386 lakhs in 2017-18 financial year compared to previous year's turnover of Rs 17,60,379 lakhs," CMD R Madhavan said in a statement here. Profit before tax for the year was Rs 3,32,284 lakhs as against Rs 3,58,258 lakhs in previous year, Madhavan said adding the Profit After Tax (PAT) for the year was Rs 2,07,041 lakhs. (Less profits inspite of increase in turnover)

HAL produced 40 aircraft and helicopters covering Su-30 MKI, LCA Tejas & Dornier Do-228 in fixed wing and ALH Dhruv and Cheetal Helicopters in rotary wing, Madhavan noted. In addition, HAL produced 105 new engines, overhauled 220 aircraft :?: , helicopters and 550 engines, he said. Also, as many as 146 new aero-structures for space programs were produced during the period, he added.

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Postby JayS » 30 Sep 2018 02:47

Vips wrote:HAL financials and total production for the year.

Despite challenges :rotfl: , Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has achieved significant growth in revenue and profits, a top company official said Saturday.

"We have recorded the highest ever turnover of Rs 18,28,386 lakhs in 2017-18 financial year compared to previous year's turnover of Rs 17,60,379 lakhs," CMD R Madhavan said in a statement here. Profit before tax for the year was Rs 3,32,284 lakhs as against Rs 3,58,258 lakhs in previous year, Madhavan said adding the Profit After Tax (PAT) for the year was Rs 2,07,041 lakhs. (Less profits inspite of increase in turnover)

HAL produced 40 aircraft and helicopters covering Su-30 MKI, LCA Tejas & Dornier Do-228 in fixed wing and ALH Dhruv and Cheetal Helicopters in rotary wing, Madhavan noted. In addition, HAL produced 105 new engines, overhauled 220 aircraft :?: , helicopters and 550 engines, he said. Also, as many as 146 new aero-structures for space programs were produced during the period, he added.


Let's not take the profit vs turnover relation too seriously. If you see the numbers in Annual report for last decade you will know why.

Looks like almost 2000Cr are given back to GOI in form of divident and share buyback. RnD expenditure is >1600Cr i.e. >8% of turnover.

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Postby Sid » 30 Sep 2018 12:48

Indranil wrote:
JayS wrote:
IAF may go back to three stage trainer program if they have good IJT to buy. HAL can anyway try sell it outside.

But whats happening to HTT-40..? It should have had certification almost done by now.

I don't know about HTT-40. I don't know about the plans for IJT either. In addition to what you said, can HJT-36 is the stepping stone to HJT-39. Either of which can become the testbed for the HTFE-25.

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Unless there is a national goal/quest to convert all foreign defense equipment to desi products, both of these programs are dead. As these programs are viewed from commercial/financial lens, instead of capability building exercise, I still don't the point.

India is already talking about closing Su 30 line, while we don't know whats next. All that infrastructure/expertise will be lost. It should be evolved into Ajeet type program, as Dassault is in deep $hit and may be blacklisted by next gov.

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Postby jaysimha » 06 Oct 2018 11:14

https://drdo.gov.in/drdo/pub/newsletter/2018/Oct_18.pdf
DRDO news letter
october 2018 | volume 38 | issue 10
Anti Tank Guided Missile HELINA tested Successfully
Indian Air Force Carries Out First Ever Mid Air Refuelling of the Tejas Mk 1
Successful Flight Tests of Smart Anti Airfield Weapon

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Postby Aditya_V » 06 Oct 2018 11:52

Page 21 also has some good stuff on Arjun Armoured recovery and repair vehicle

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Postby Vips » 07 Oct 2018 15:16

These startups are keeping the military in top gear.

After the terrorist attack on the Pathankot air base in 2016, it was Bengaluru-based startup Tonbo Imaging that partnered with the armed forces to boost security with advanced imaging and night-vision systems. The startup, Tonbo Imaging, founded in 2008 by BITS-Pilani alumni Arvind Lakshmikumar, makes imaging and sensor systems that are mounted on tanks, drones and guns so soldiers can see better at night across distances.
The defence sector is one of the largest importers and a stronghold of legacy public entities, but startups have got a foot in the door in recent years, capitalising on the need for technology and innovation and on startups’ ability to deliver quickly.

The government too has streamlined policies — revisions to the defence procurement policy in 2016 made loud and clear the country’s preference for ‘Make in India’, and procurement procedures have been simplified. Now, projects not exceeding a development cost of Rs 3 crore are reserved for medium and small scale enterprises (MSME), like startups.

Recently, defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched the Defence India Startups Challenge (DISC), a call to individual innovators to solve 11 key challenges faced by the armed forces. The winners get a government grant, and the possibility of equity investment in the future. Five incubator partners — IIM-A Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship, Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at IIT- Bombay, T-Hub Hyderabad, Forge Coimbatore, and IIT Madras’ Incubation Cell — were signed up to drive DISC.

“Defence projects, by nature, are capital-intensive and have a high gestation period, making them less than ideal for startups,” says Sanjay Jaju, joint secretary, department of defence production. A challenge like DISC, says Jaju, is the first step to create an enabling environment for startups.

It was at a similar contest in the US that Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) spotted IIT-Bombay grads Ankit Mehta, Rahul Singh, Ashish Bhat and Vipul Joshi and their sophisticated drones. The four set up up ideaForge in Mumbai in 2007, and have been designing and making makes unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) for border security, anti-terror ops, and disaster management.

Lakshmikumar of Tonbo Imaging says dealing with the government has been largely a good experience with payments being “absolutely prompt.” Tonbo sells directly to the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force, and also manufctures for defence forces in 25 countries. “We started selling our products in the US and Europe, and that’s how we captured the attention of our defence officials,” he says, urging startups to think global, and sell to other industries, in order to scale.

Axio Biosolutions, a medtech enterprise that counts Ratan Tata-led RNT Capital as an investor, works with over 500 military groups in the country, including the army, BSF, NSG and paramilitary forces. The company’s emergency bleeding control solution (a chitosan patch) saved lives of soldiers during the 2016 surgical strike. Leo Mavely, founder and CEO, says India’s defence sector must learn from the best practices of its global counterparts when it comes to dealing with startups. “The allocation of budgets and pace of decision making for medical products is a challenge in our country,” says Mavely, who also supplies the US Army.

Ankit Mehta, co-founder and CEO of ideaForge, admits that procedures tend to be “more protracted” while dealing with the government, and says “it’s definitely a challenging industry to work in.”

Sunderarajan Varadan, co-founder and CEO, Aadyah Aerospace, a provider of aeronautics, space and defence engineering solutions, has a similar view. “While the policies are really good, on the ground you still need to have proved your credentials to sell to the government,” he says, calling it a “chicken-egg situation” for startups. Varadan says that an initiative like DISC can help change this, and is glad that “the government is now opening its doors wider.”

Tushar Chhabra, co-founder and CEO, CRON Systems, a startup in Delhi making IoT-based intrusion detection systems, says defence-tech entrepreneurs need to start understanding the consumer. CRON Systems works with the armed forces on perimeter security, and has developed patented products after spending considerable time on the borders. Chhabra says a meeting with the right officials is no longer difficult to land.

Vishwanathan Sahasranamam, co-founder and CEO of Coimbatore’s Forge Accelerator (that’s already hosted one meet-up for defence startups) sees this as the key phase. Embracing a co-creation model, on the lines of Israel’s defence sector is “the need of the hour,” he says. Industry players are watching how the government navigates its way through the entrepreneurial interest, and how startups approach the sector.
Forge accelerator

“The challenge would be sifting through the large number of entries that come in for DISC, and judging the ideas purely on merit,” says Lakshmikumar of Tonbo Imaging, which has already been awarded “approval in principle” under the DISC challenge. ideaForge too is a recipient of such approval, and founder Mehta encourages startups to take advantage of the transforming sector. Aadyah Aerospace’s Varadan says DRDO should use DISC as a tool to build a talent pipeline.

The sector is not one anyone can just jump into, considering the technical prowess and patience needed, as well as the absence of champion investors. Mehta says the sector is a “genuinely hard place to survive, and entrepreneurs need a lot of tenacity and passion.” As Forge’s Sahasranamam puts it, success depends on how well the current dialogue between startups and armed forces goes, one where entrepreneurs “understand the voice of a soldier,” and the behemoth government sector indulges the needs of young innovators.

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Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Postby Neshant » 07 Oct 2018 22:22

One more useless post deleted. This thread is not meant to troll in.

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Postby ramana » 11 Oct 2018 00:24




Relevant info

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Sources in the DRDO told this newspaper, “The two glide bombs are christened ‘Garuthmaa’ and ‘Garudaa’. The total indigenisation of the smart weapons has taken place in the labs in Hyderabad. Scientists here designed and manufactured its structures, aerodynamics, systems navigation and more. India has moved closer to self- dependence in precision-guided smart glide bombs as it conducted covert trials of these bombs successfully at the Pokhran firing range in Jaisalmer on August 17, 2018.”

For the induction of any weapons in the three wings of the defence, the weapons have to go through a cycle of extensive testing. Garuthmaa and Garudaa are likely to be inducted into the IAF's supersonic aircraft as soon as they are ready. It's important that the bombs suit the load capacity of the aircraft. In August the load testing of the two bombs turned out to be a success.


Don't know about drop tests.

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Postby Vips » 11 Oct 2018 05:06

BDL receives Rs 200 cr worth order from DRDO for Medium Range Surface to Air Missile.

Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), a Defence PSU Wednesday said it received order worth Rs 200 crore from State-owned Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for supply of Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MR SAM) rear section.

In a press release, BDL said MRSAM is a joint development project between DRDO and Israel Aerospace Industries, Israel with BDL as the Nominated Production Agency.

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Postby pankajs » 16 Oct 2018 01:06

http://www.businessworld.in/article/Aim ... fw.twitter
Aiming To Be First AI Unicorn From India
To begin with, an agent-based Real AI Processor (RAP) invented by this software engineer, who chose to follow his heart by coming back to India after his higher studies, has created a new benchmark in AI applications.

RAP promises to revolutionise au­tomation by its application in drones, robots, autonomous vehicles, UAV, IOT analytics, cloud computing and even supercomputers.

We are the only AI chip company with complete R&D in India. If we are success­ful, it gives society a larger ambition to cre­ate more cutting-edge technology ventures,” Nagaraja shares with BW Businessworld.

Talking about his invention, he says, “Real AI is a net producer of data and information that benefits our society and enhances hu­man welfare as opposed to current weak AI systems which are net consumer of the data. We are advancing AI compute with our pat­ented technology called RAP, which would revolutionise the autonomous systems and help build the most powerful supercomputer in the world.”

Our company is growing very rapidly, as in the last 18 months we have got two prod­ucts working. We are now the world leaders in AI processor technol­ogy,” he proudly adds.

Nagaraja, along with Vinod Dham and Prashant Trivedi, found­ed AlphaICs in 2016 in Bangalore. With 25-plus team of scientists, hard­ware and software engi­neers, AlphaICs today is ready to capitalise on the newest opportunities at their India R&D centre.
According to him, AlphaICs has launched three new platforms with potential to dis­rupt the AI market. There is alphaDrive for the automotive platform. It will ensure bet­ter safety and autonomous driving, and drive the next generation of transportation.

Then there is alphaEdge for use in robot­ics, drones, gaming and IoT analytics. “For this, we are engaging with one of the biggest service providers in India for deployment in IoT analytics and home automation, and with the biggest Japanese OEMs for robotics and factory automation.”

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Postby ramana » 16 Oct 2018 04:05

PankajS, Please x-post in tech forum.
The report reads lots of hype to me.

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Postby nam » 27 Oct 2018 03:28

In a presentation of LRDE, in Feb 17 the presenter mentions that we have produced more than 4k X Band TRM to be used for Uttam and "other strategic programs"

The TRM were qualified in 2014. So roughly 2k per year.

Wonder about the program which needs X band TRM. Uttam is not qualified yet. Other than BMD program, I can't think of anything that would require so many X band TRM.

Somewhere there is a powerful X band radar present.

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Postby abhik » 27 Oct 2018 07:39

IIRC QRSAM uses x band radar, but not the BMD radar.

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Postby nam » 27 Oct 2018 12:40

abhik wrote:IIRC QRSAM uses x band radar, but not the BMD radar.


QRSAM is still in development and it has a small X band radar for targetting. If we have produced so many TRM then the resultant radar is in production.

I can think of the ship that is been built can have a X band radar. Whatever it is, at-least not known to me.

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Postby nam » 27 Oct 2018 19:15

Does any one have the real life photo of BEL's Naval Missile Defence Radar listed on this page?

http://bel-india.in/Products.aspx?MId=13&LId=1&link=69

BEL has created one with SAAB using GaN TRM called RAWL-03. SAAB mentions it as L band, where as BEL poster says it is C/D band!

The page on BEL talks about a S Band radar, which does not look similar to RAWL-03!

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Postby nam » 27 Oct 2018 20:40

Since SAAB was very kind to build a GaN TRM radar with BEL, it is not because of love towards us.

DRDO has managed to get L & S band GaN TRM out, SAAB was giving us what we already have !

Shows how foreign vendors would gladly share tech, once they know we are about to reach there.

Cannot wait for the X band and then Ka band GaN to come out.

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Postby shaun » 27 Oct 2018 20:42

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Postby Vips » 30 Oct 2018 01:06

Gadkari to lay foundation of Rs 1,799 cr dry dock at Cochin Shipyard.

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari will lay Tuesday foundation for India's largest Rs 1,799 crore dry dock at Cochin Shipyard, a move that will equip Cochin Shipyard to build specialised and technologically advanced large vessels. The project is expected to be completed by May 2021 and generate employment opportunities for about 2,000 people.

At present, Cochin Shipyard has two dry docks, one predominantly used for ship building of size 255m x 43 x 9m and capacity 1,10,000 DWT and the other one for ship repair of size 270 x 45 x 12m and capacity 1,25,000 DWT.

The new Dry Dock is being constructed at a cost of Rs 1,799 crore. It will be 310 m long, 75 m wide, with a depth of 13 m and drought of 9.5 m. The dock will be designed to handle both ship building and repairs.

The statment said the dock will also have a water treatment plant and Green Belt Development. Equipped with this Dry Dock, Cochin Shipyard will be able to build specialised and technologically advanced large vessels like LNG Carriers, drill ships, jack up rigs, large dredgers, aircraft carriers for Indian Navy and high end research vessels.

It will also help make Cochin a one stop maritime hub for all repair needs in South East Asia, the statement said.

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Postby kit » 30 Oct 2018 01:45

shaun wrote:Image


that giant foot ball reminds one of the giant US sea based X band long-range tracking and targeting system

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Postby brar_w » 30 Oct 2018 03:46

nam wrote:Since SAAB was very kind to build a GaN TRM radar with BEL, it is not because of love towards us.



SAAB does not make any components of its T/R modules. It buys them from other European foundries and its role is restricted to designing the modules using those different components at best.

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Postby Vips » 31 Oct 2018 05:24

GRSE to build four survey vehicles for Indian Navy, contract inked.

The Ministry of Defence has awarded a contract for design, construction and supply of four Survey Vessels for Indian Navy to Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSENSE 2.25 %) Limited, after a competitive bidding process.

The order value for these four vessels is Rs. 2435.15 crore. The first ship is to be delivered within 36 months and remaining within an interval of six months for each vessel. The project completion time is 54 months from date of signing the contract. With this contract, GRSE’s Order Book as on date stands at Rs. 22,604 crore. The GRSE is also currently handling a project to make three Stealth Frigates for Indian Navy under P17A Project.

The defence PSU has been a pioneer warship builder, having delivered the highest number of warships till date since its inception in 1960. The 98 warships built by GRSE range from Advanced Frigates to Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvettes to Fleet Tankers, Fast Attack Crafts, etc.

The Survey Vessels (large) will be 110 metre long with deep displacement of 3,300 tonnes and complement of 231, capable of fullscale coastal and deep-water hydrographic survey of ports and harbours, approaches and determination of navigational channels/routes. In addition, the vessels will be undertaking surveys of maritime limits up to EEZ/extended continental shelf. These shall be deployed for collection of oceanographic and geophysical data for defence applications. In their secondary role, they shall be capable of performing limited search & rescue, limited ocean research and operate as hospital ship/casualty holding ships.

The vessels are equipped with highly advanced state-of-the-art hydrographic equipment & sensors including a Hello Hanger to accommodate one Advanced Light Helicopter.

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Postby jaysimha » 02 Nov 2018 14:24

bharat electronics (BEL) registers 35% growth in 2nd quarter of current financial year
http://www.newsonair.com/Main-News-Deta ... id=354542#

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Postby Vips » 02 Nov 2018 21:04

HAL plans 3rd LCA line at Nasik to keep workforce engaged.

Conceding that its employees trained to work on fixed wing aircraft will see a reduction in work once it delivers the remaining Su-30 MKI planes Su-30 planes, HAL has now decided to open a third manufacturing line of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas at its Nashik facility, which so far has only made the Su-30. The last Su-30 will be delivered by March 2020.

TOI had reported earlier that with the Hawk and Jaguar projects already completed and just 23 of the Su-30s pending delivery, thousands of HAL workers will have little or no work until new orders come. HAL CMD R Madhavan, on Friday said: “While the repair and overhauling work at Nashik will still be there, it is true that a section of those workers will have no work. So we’ve decided to start a third LCA line at Nashik.”

The operation of the third line, however, depends on HAL getting the orders for 83 Tejas cleared by the Defence Acquisition Committee (DAC), which is currently stuck with the Cost Committee set up by the Centre, which feels that the cost quoted by HAL is too high.

“We’ve submitted all clarifications to the committee. You cannot compare the cost of the IOC (initial operational clearance) configuration, which had nothing to the FOC (final operational clearance) configuration which has a lot of new equipment added. The cost has gone up because of that. Now, if you want the moon, you will have to pay for it,” Madhavan said.

He did not, however, give out details of what HAL had quoted for each Tejas. HAL is already spending Rs 1,300 crore to augment LCA production and make 16 aircraft annually, and the third line will be part of this. “With that we hope to achieve an annual production rate of 20 planes a year,” he said. :?:

At present HAL has orders for 40 Tejas—16 in IOC configuration and the remaining in FOC configuration—and orders for the 83 is important for the PSU to keep its production going. Madhavan said that on the rotary wing side, the PSU has enough orders to keep its workforce engaged, as reported by TOI earlier.

“We are also hopeful of bagging order for the light combat helicopter (LCH) and the light utility helicopter (LUH) in the future besides the Kamov helicopters which will be a joint venture with Russia,” he said.

Madhavan also confirmed that the PSU has more than Rs 7,000 crore dues owed by the armed forces—more than 70% of which must come from cash-strapped Indian Air Force (IAF)—and that this payment would make its cash position better.

“Just a few days ago the IAF paid Rs 2,000-odd crore which has helped our cash position, and we will be in a better position once the remaining is paid too...the army and navy owe us a negligible amount,” he said.

While conceding that the company could do with more orders than its book reflects, Madhavan said: “We generally like to have an order book that would take care of sales for about five to seven years, but the Rs 62,000 crore or Rs 64,0000 crore we have now is enough only for three-and-a-half years. That said, we are hopeful that the LCA and LCH orders come through soon,” he said.

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Postby Gyan » 04 Nov 2018 12:38

Its just MKI Import lobby doing lobbying. Though I do think that Jaguar must be replaced by additional heavily indigenised Sukhois as AMCA is not going to happen atleast for 2 decades.

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Postby jaysimha » 05 Nov 2018 15:58

DRDO News Letter
november 2018 | volume 38 | issue 11
https://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/pub/newsle ... Nov_18.pdf

DRDO pays tribute to Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on his Birth Anniversary
Prahaar tested Successfully
DRDO conducts Second Flight Test of MPATGM
IAF Test Fires Astra BVRAAM
CAIR Handed Over SDPS Solution to IB

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Postby JayS » 05 Nov 2018 23:59

jaysimha wrote:DRDO News Letter
november 2018 | volume 38 | issue 11
https://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/pub/newsle ... Nov_18.pdf

DRDO pays tribute to Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on his Birth Anniversary
Prahaar tested Successfully
DRDO conducts Second Flight Test of MPATGM
IAF Test Fires Astra BVRAAM
CAIR Handed Over SDPS Solution to IB


Page 22-23 have good details on MPATGM sub systems.

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Postby jaysimha » 07 Nov 2018 11:58

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kumbh mela in UP
http://updex.in/
http://updex.in/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/UPDEX-Seminar.pdf

Date:
14th to 16th November 2018
Venue :
STADIUM GROUND
Chandershekhar Azad University of Agriculture & Technology
Kanpur-208002, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Postby KBDagha » 09 Nov 2018 17:43

The HTT 40 began the most awaited phase of the Spin Test by successfully entering in to two turn spin and subsequently recovering with the appropriate controls. Two test pilots undertook the first ever spin entry testing today at around 1.30 pm.

Source: HAL Twitter handle

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Postby ramana » 10 Nov 2018 05:11

This is awesome news

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Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Postby csaurabh » 10 Nov 2018 11:10

As an aspiring defense entrepreneur I have applied to Defence India Startup challenge

http://aim.gov.in/idex/

Last date for application was 31st October. Now it is 10 days since and...
I have not received any acknowledgement of my application (beyond an application id generated)
They have no phone number.
They don't answer any emails.
They don't update their website.
Another person whom I know applied has not received any response either.
No idea what is happening next.

Wah re babooze. :twisted:
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Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Postby Karan M » 10 Nov 2018 11:30

Tweet it to NITI Aayog on twitter. That should work.

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Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Postby Karan M » 10 Nov 2018 11:31

Very disappointing that even NITI is chalta hain. Truly our babu culture is the pits.

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Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Postby csaurabh » 10 Nov 2018 11:43

Ok, I'll have to get a twitter account for that purpose :x

From my interaction with govt. babus, it seems like every office has its own internal 'office babu culture' and everyone external to that is basically 'the enemy', that is why babooze act this way. That is why everything is chalta hain onlee..

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Postby Varoon Shekhar » 10 Nov 2018 11:44

KBDagha wrote:The HTT 40 began the most awaited phase of the Spin Test by successfully entering in to two turn spin and subsequently recovering with the appropriate controls. Two test pilots undertook the first ever spin entry testing today at around 1.30 pm.


Very good- It would be nice to see a detailed article about all the indigenous inputs into the aircraft( the engine comes from Honeywell) as well as the dozens of companies involved in its making! It's not the LCA, but a lot of effort and components would have gone into its manufacture.

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Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Postby jaysimha » 10 Nov 2018 12:14

csaurabh wrote:As an aspiring defense entrepreneur I have applied to Defence India Startup challenge

http://aim.gov.in/idex/

Last date for application was 31st October. Now it is 10 days since and...
I have not received any acknowledgement of my application (beyond an application id generated)
They have no phone number.
They don't answer any emails.
They don't update their website.
Another person whom I know applied has not received any response either.
No idea what is happening next.

Wah re babooze. :twisted:


try calling through BSNL land lines only here https://ddpmod.gov.in/whos-who

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Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Postby Kakarat » 10 Nov 2018 12:50

csaurabh wrote:Ok, I'll have to get a twitter account for that purpose :x

From my interaction with govt. babus, it seems like every office has its own internal 'office babu culture' and everyone external to that is basically 'the enemy', that is why babooze act this way. That is why everything is chalta hain onlee..


You can write to the PM
https://pmopg.gov.in/pmocitizen/Grievancepmo.aspx

They forward it to the concerned department and respond, also ask the other person also to write

You can track your complaint and know what action has been taken


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