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

Postby csaurabh » 17 Feb 2021 12:41

Vips wrote:HAL and MIDHANI sign MoU to develop composite raw materials.

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited (MIDHANI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for development and production of composite raw materials during the Aero India 2021 in Bengaluru on February 04, 2021. This is the first time that such an MoU has been signed for composite raw materials. The MoU was signed by Chairman and Managing Director, HAL Shri R Madhavan and Chairman and Managing Director, MIDHANI Dr S K Jha in the presence of other senior officials.

Mr R Madhavan said composites are one area where HAL will collaborate. Composites raw materials, mainly in the form of prepregs used in platforms like Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH), Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) and Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) are currently imported.

The CMD of MIDHANI Shri S K Jha said this is the major step forward in the area of composite materials. The HAL is not only taking care of frontline aircraft production but also raw materials. There is no equivalent proven Indian approved/qualified supplier for various types of prepregs (carbon, aramid, glass types, etc) for the aircraft applications. This creates a dependency on foreign Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Aligned with "Atmanirbhar Bharat" initiative, efforts need to be made to develop and manufacture such prepregs in India through collaboration, he added.

The usage of composites in the aerospace is going to exist and increase, particularly for fighter aircraft/helicopter because of its inherent advantages over metallic raw materials. In addition, a similar requirement exists for other aerospace and defence programmes, including those of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) and National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL).


What is going on here..
Midhani has been saying for quite some time that they will be developing composite raw material in India. But no real efforts.
As for prepregs there are definitely suppliers/manufacturers in India. I have met them.
Problem is that there is no maker of the raw fibers - Carbon fibre, aramid, etc. Reliance Kemrock was supposed to be doing it but no word from them.

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Postby jaysimha » 17 Feb 2021 17:57

Chennai-based start-up to help develop AI-based unmanned ground vehicles for Army

The autonomous UGV can be used for logistics and surveillance at extreme weather and terrain conditions, said Vibhakar, one of the co-founders of the start-up Torus Robotic Pvt Ltd.


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Postby Rakesh » 18 Feb 2021 21:21

https://twitter.com/strategic_front/sta ... 60836?s=20 ---> HSTL is a defence start up that won the iDEX challenge making them eligible for a grant of ₹1.5 crore. HSTL is making multi-spectral camouflage for snipers & paints that can reduce signature of tanks & other assets from the homing sensors of munitions.

HSTL Corporate Website ---> http://hyperstealth.in/

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Postby jaysimha » 20 Feb 2021 14:54

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Postby jaysimha » 22 Feb 2021 13:06

https://www1.nseindia.com/index_nse.htm
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
->company information
---> Corporate Announcements
------> View All
---------> Investor Presentation 16-Feb-2021 10:17
------------>https://www1.nseindia.com/corporate/HAL_16022021101736_InvestorMeet_16022020_presentation.pdf

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Postby jaysimha » 22 Feb 2021 15:23

On similar lines...

Bharat Electronics
Press Release 09-Feb-2021 14:56

MoD and Bharat Electronics (BEL) sign contract for procurement of Software Defined Radio (Tactical) worth over Rs.1,000 crore

https://www1.nseindia.com/corporate/BEL_09022021145633_NSE.pdf

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Postby jaysimha » 22 Feb 2021 18:19

Pioneering Defence Innovations in India
A Directory of India's leading MSMEs and start ups
https://idex.gov.in/node/70#Publications
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Aero India Start Up Manthan
Event Highlights
5th February, 2021
0930 Hrs to 1200 Hrs IST
Chandan Singh Aerospace Convention Centre
(IAF Convention Centre), Bengaluru, Karnataka
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https://idex.gov.in/sites/default/files/2021-02/Startup%20manthan%202021%20Event%20Highlights.pdf

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Postby ashishvikas » 22 Feb 2021 19:33

Big Announcements. ~Rs70Kcr for Def capital proc during 2021-22. Rs1Kcr for proc of startup products. New negative list in Mar. ~10 midsize projects for industry in Apr. LCH order shortly & LUH by Aug 2022
@SIDMIndia @phdchamber @ASSOCHAM4India @ficci_india @India_iDEX @VishForge

https://twitter.com/drajaykumar_ias/sta ... 66112?s=19

New negative list in Mar
LCH order shortly &
LUH by Aug 2022

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Postby Kakarat » 22 Feb 2021 20:39

https://twitter.com/DRDO_India/status/1 ... 5490426884
Indigenously designed & developed Vertical Launch Short Range Surface to Air Missile (VL-SRSAM) by DRDO for Indian Navy has undergone two successful launches today. The missile is capable of neutralizing various aerial threats at close ranges.


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Postby Prem Kumar » 22 Feb 2021 22:48

ashishvikas wrote:Big Announcements. ~Rs70Kcr for Def capital proc during 2021-22. Rs1Kcr for proc of startup products. New negative list in Mar. ~10 midsize projects for industry in Apr. LCH order shortly & LUH by Aug 2022
@SIDMIndia @phdchamber @ASSOCHAM4India @ficci_india @India_iDEX @VishForge

https://twitter.com/drajaykumar_ias/sta ... 66112?s=19


Great news - for the full text of RM's speech, click here https://www.rajnathsingh.in/speeches-in-english/union-budget-2021-22-is-a-healthy-mix-of-promise-potential-and-progress-raksha-mantri/

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

Postby Indranil » 23 Feb 2021 00:01

jaysimha wrote:https://www1.nseindia.com/index_nse.htm
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited
->company information
---> Corporate Announcements
------> View All
---------> Investor Presentation 16-Feb-2021 10:17
------------>https://www1.nseindia.com/corporate/HAL_16022021101736_InvestorMeet_16022020_presentation.pdf

Jaysimha sir,

I wanted to thank you for quietly and relentlessly bringing these to us over the years. You are really a dark horse!

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Postby jaysimha » 23 Feb 2021 11:53

Indranil wrote:

Jaysimha sir,

I wanted to thank you for quietly and relentlessly bringing these to us over the years. You are really a dark horse!


Thank you so much Sir. I am highly obliged by your kind words.

I benefited a lot from BRF ( much much before I started posting in here ) and it is my turn to pay back my dues by sharing all info I gather about indigenous defence Industry. I sincerely hope it will help one and all alike.

Thanks and regards
Jayasimha

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Postby jaysimha » 23 Feb 2021 15:44

DRDO NEWS LETTER
March 2021 | volume 41 | issue 3
Drdo hands over licensing agreement of 14 technologies to 20 industries

Innovation
Successful Maiden Test Launch of Akash-NG Missile

TOT
DRDO and IISc signs MoU for Joint Advanced Technology Programme
MoD & BEL sign contract for procurement of SDR (Tactical) worth over Rs 1,000 cr

https://drdo.gov.in/sites/default/files/newsletter-document/DRDONLMarch2021.pdf

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Postby jaysimha » 23 Feb 2021 17:53

https://www.bhel.com/
Latest Press Release
BHEL Committed to AatmaNirbhar Bharat –Awarded order for Main Guns of Frontline Ships by Indian Navy
New Delhi, February 11: In a major boost to Defence Production under the
‘Make in India’ initiative and to achieve self-reliance in the critical field of
Defence equipment, Indian Navy has placed an order on Bharat Heavy Electricals
Limited (BHEL) for supply of two numbers Super Rapid Gun Mounts (SRGM),
main guns standardised for all Warships of the Indian Navy.
https://www.bhel.com/sites/default/files/BHEL%20Committed%20to%20AatmaNirbhar%20Bharat%20%E2%80%93Awarded%20order%20for%20Main%20Guns%20of%20Frontline%20Ships%20by%20Indian%20Navy.pdf

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Postby Vips » 23 Feb 2021 22:21

DRDO hands over ToT to Godrej & Boyce for the production of Self Propelled Mechanical Mine Layer.

Godrej & Boyce, the flagship company of the Godrej Group announced that its business, Godrej Precision Engineering received the coveted Licensing Agreement for Transfer of Technology (LAToT) for the Mechanical Mine Layer, Self-Propelled (MML – SP) from the Ministry of Defence’s DRDO Laboratories at the ‘Bandhan’ ceremony at Aero India 2021.

The MML-SP has been designed for laying Anti-tank Bar Mines in varying soil conditions, camouflaging and recording their position accurately. It would play a crucial role in the defence and protection of India’s borders. Godrej Precision Engineering’s state of the art production facilities, stringent quality control and testing systems, coupled with decades of experience in building several ‘first-in-India’ products for defence applications will enable the quicker rollout and induction of this product.

Rajnath Singh in his address to the public said that Bandhan exemplifies the spirit of ‘public-private partnership’. He added that the fountainhead of any capability emerges from its foundation and the foundation of our vision rests on three pillars namely, research and development, public and private defence production and defence export. He mentioned that to encourage the manufacture of defence-related items in India, our endeavour will remain to bring down the defence imports by at least two billion dollars by 2022. He highlighted that the negative list of items for import is also meant to provide an opportunity for the domestic manufacturing sector to strengthen their base and contribute to Atmanirbhar Bharat.

Mayank Dwivedi, Scientist G and Director DIITM, DRDO HQrs added, “Godrej has been an important industry partner in various programs/projects of DRDO. DRDO values its contribution to various projects/programs. DRDO is confident that this LAToT will not only greatly strengthen the home-grown defence manufacturing capability of our country, but also will strengthen this partnership spanning a few decades.”

Kaustubh Shukla, Chief Operating Officer, Industrial Products Group, Godrej & Boyce, said, “We are proud to have partnered with the DRDO for more than three decades, and are deeply honoured by their confidence in us for manufacturing such a critical system. We have always considered it our foremost and sacred duty to contribute towards the defence of our Nation using our state-of-the-art technology coupled with our decades of expertise in this area. This LAToT for the Mechanical Mine Layer – Self Propelled will further strengthen our partnership with them, and we remain committed to achieving an Atmanirbhar Bharat.”

Over the years, Godrej & Boyce has successfully partnered with DRDO for various projects. Godrej Precision Engineering has successfully executed orders for defence land systems like Brahmos Missile Launchers, Missile carriers and Naval systems like Diving and Surfacing Mechanism, Hull Equipment, Life Raft Container Ejection Systems, Steering Gear and so forth.

Godrej Aerospace, another business of Godrej & Boyce works closely with DRDO for developing mission-critical systems. The business has the rare honour of having received the Defence Technology Absorption Award twice, first for developing Brahmos Airframes and the second time for Power Take-Off (PTO) shafts for LCA.

The association with DRDO is beyond just defence equipment. During the pandemic, Godrej developed and delivered Proportional Solenoid Valves -- a critical component for making ventilators

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Postby jaysimha » 24 Feb 2021 13:57

MoD and BEL sign contract for procurement of Software Defined Radio (Tactical) worth over Rs 1,000 crore
Posted On: 08 FEB 2021 4:01PM by PIB Delhi

Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Defence Public Sector Undertaking (DPSU) Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) have signed a contract for procurement of Software Defined Radio Tactical (SDR-Tac) worth over Rs 1,000 crore in New Delhi on February 08, 2021.

The SDR-Tac, jointly designed and developed by Defence Electronics Applications Laboratory (DEAL) of Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) through a consortium of domestic agencies and industry, comprising Weapons and Electronics Systems Engineering Establishment (WESEE), BEL, Centre for Artificial Intelligence & Robotics (CAIR) and Indian Navy will bring strategic depth to the Armed Forces. The delivery will take place within three years. The BEL is already supplying SDR-Naval Combat (NC) and SDR-Air is under user evaluation trial. The DRDO and BEL are planning to provide latest SDR with security grading to the Armed Forces.

The SDR-Tac is a four Channel Multi-mode, Multi Band, 19’’ Rack mountable, ship borne Software Defined Radio system. It is intended to serve ship-to-ship, ship-to-shore and ship-to-air voice and data communication for network centric operations. It supports simultaneous operation of all the four channels covering V/UHF and L Band. This SDR system houses multiple types of waveforms for narrow band and wide band applications. The MANET waveforms are available in UHF and L-Band to support adhoc networking feature for net centric operations. User evaluation trials covering exhaustive harbour phase and sea phase trials were completed successfully during May to June 2018 at Visakhapatnam for all waveforms including V/UHF and L-Band MANET waveforms under different network configurations.

Interoperability trials were also successfully carried out with all other form factors covering Airborne SDR-AR on board Dornier Aircraft, SDR-Tac on board INS Kirch in sailing mode, SDR-Manpack and SDR-Handheld. All the aspects were evaluated successfully by all user agencies of Navy and clearance was accorded for procurement.

The Armed forces are in need of transition from the single purpose radio of the past to more flexible Software Defined Radios (SDRs) to serve most of their wireless communication needs. These SDRs will be backward compatible with existing Indian radios. Different Service groups require different form factor radios for specific platforms and waveforms/applications. The SDRs allow use of common waveform/application implementation methods for different form factors. They also allow implementation of futuristic waveforms on the same hardware using software programmability, thus ensuring longer life and savings on cost.

A key factor in SDRs is that software programmability allows easy changes of the radio's fundamental characteristics such as modulation types, operating frequencies, bandwidths, multiple access schemes, source and channel coding/decoding methods, spreading/de-spreading techniques and encryption/decryption algorithms. Traditional hardware-centric radios require hardware changes to modify these fundamental characteristics. Multiple types of radio equipment can be replaced with multi-mode, multi band, multi-role SDR's of suitable form factors.

ABB/Nampi/DK/Savvy/ADA

https://pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetailm.aspx?PRID=1696177

(Release ID: 1696177)

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

Postby ramana » 27 Feb 2021 14:41

Thank you for these.

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Postby jaysimha » 27 Feb 2021 14:43

ramana wrote:Thank you for these.

welcome sir,, my pleasure,,,

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Postby srai » 27 Feb 2021 18:44

^^^

Good to have those in the Aero India 2021 thread

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Postby jaysimha » 02 Mar 2021 14:00

Ministry of Defence
CONTRACT SIGNING WITH M/S SECON, VISAKHAPATNAM FOR ACQUISITION OF EIGHT MISSILE CUM AMMUNITION BARGE FOR INDIAN NAVY
Posted On: 24 FEB 2021 6:24PM by PIB Delhi
A contract for construction of Eight Missile Cum Ammunition Barges (MCA) has been concluded with M/s SECON, Visakhapatnam a MSME on 19 February 2021. Delivery of Barges is scheduled to commence from Jul 22. The Missile Cum Ammunition Barges will be inducted in Indian Navy to undertake the mission needs for embarking/ disembarking Missile, Gunnery and ASW Ammunition. The project adds another milestone to the Make in Indiainitiative of the Government of India.
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