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

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Postby jaysimha » 17 Mar 2018 10:44

Ministry of Defence14-March, 2018 16:29 IST
Make in India

‘Make in India’ in defence sector, which is primarily driven by capital acquisition of defence equipment and other policy measures, has been introduced in all major areas of defence such as combat vehicles, combat aircrafts, warships, weapons, ammunitions, missiles, radars, electronic warfare systems etc.



Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), the Research wing of Ministry of Defence has been set up with a mandate of developing cutting edge technologies and systems for Indian Armed Forces as per their specific Qualitative Requirements. The list of major projects developed by DRDO during the last three years is placed as under.



Products developed by DRDO during last three years:

Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas
Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) System
155mm/52 Calibre Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS)
Weapon Locating Radar (WLR) Swati
High speed Heavy Weight Ship Launched Torpedo (Varunastra)
Anti-Torpedo Decoy System (Maareech)
Arudhra-Medium Power Radar
Akash Weapon System
Abhay Sonar
Hull Mounted Sonar (HUMSA)
HUMSA UG
Advanced Indigenous Distress Sonar System (AIDSS)
Near field acoustic characterization system (NACS)
NBC Technologies
NBC Recce Vehicle Mk-I
120 mm FSAPDS(Fin stabilised Armour Piercing Discarding Sabot) Mk-II Ammunition for MBT Arjun
120 mm FSAPDS Practice Ammunition for MBT Arjun
250 Kg Pre-fragmented Bomb
46m Inflatable Radome
Air Bursting Grenades for Individual Weapons
Anti Torpedo Decoys
Bar Mine Layer
CBRNe Remotely Operated Platforms
Commander’s Non-Panoramic TI (Thermal Imaging) Sight for Armoured Fighting Vehicles (T-90, T-72 & BMP-II)
Computerized Pilot Selection System
Dual Colour Missile Approach Warning System for Fighter Aircraft
Electro-Optical Fire Control System for Naval Ships
Electro-Optical Sensors for Airborne Platforms
Enhanced Range Rocket (Pinaka Mk-II)
EW Suite for Fighter Aircraft
Exotic and Indigenous Varieties of Vegetables under Protected Environment
G-band CC-TWT for Weapon Locating Radar
Heavy Drop System - l6T
Integrated Automotive Vetronics Systems for AFVs
Ku-Band MPM based Transmitter for Airbome Radar
Laser Target Designator with Thermal Imager for Air Force
Medium Size Integrated Aerostat Surveillance System
Minefield Marking Equipment Mk-ll
Mountain Foot Bridge
Multi Calibre Individual Weapon System
Multi-Influence Ground Mine
Penetration-cum-Blast
Sub-Munition Warheads for Pinaka
Synthetic Aperture Radar for UAV
Terrain Assessment System for Trans-border Deserts in Western Sector
Thermo-Baric Ammunition for 120 mm Arjun Tank
Upgraded Troposcatter Communication System for Indian Air Force
Vehicle Mounted High Power Laser Directed Energy System Against RPVs/UAVs/DRONES
Water Mist System Validation for Fire Protection in Naval Ships.


In the last three financial years (2014-15 to 2016-17), 58 contracts were signed with foreign vendors for procurement of defence capital equipment for Defence Forces.

At present, there is no proposal to close Ordnance Factories or Defence Public Sector Units functioning under the administrative control of Department of Defence Production.



This information was given by RakshaRajyaMantriDr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Dr. A. Sampathin LokSabha today.

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Postby jaysimha » 17 Mar 2018 10:47

Ministry of Defence14-March, 2018 16:32 IST
Funds for Research and Development

There are no authentic reports regarding Chinese defence outlay on research and development. Details of expenditure by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) are as under:-

XI Five Year Plan (Rs. in Crore)



Year Actual Expenditure

2007-08 6104.55

2008-09 7699.05

2009-10 8475.38

2010-11 10148.92

2011-12 9893.84

Total: 42321.74



XII Five Year Plan (Rs. in Crore)



Year Actual Expenditure

2012-13 9794.80

2013-14 10868.88

2014-15 13257.98

2015-16 13317.12

2016-17 13382.05

Total: 60620.83



The Government is fully seized of the security concerns of the country and necessary steps are undertaken regarding defence research and development.



This information was given by RakshaRajyaMantriDr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Smt.KothapalliGeethain LokSabha today.

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Postby ramana » 17 Mar 2018 11:42

Pratyush wrote:
Great news if correct. As I was quite sure that we had standardized on the Harpoon for airborne Anti ship missile role.

Exocet for sub launched AShM role and Uran for light ship born missile role.

So if I am day dreaming, we could potentially replace 4 separate missiles with a single missile.


Compare warhead weight and range for all four missiles.

I think you are right. All 4 are turbojet, 600 kg, class.
Sea Eagle has heavier warhead. Could be lesser range.

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Postby ramana » 18 Mar 2018 07:05


Harpoon (missile) (USA) - 221 kg warhead, 93–315 km range depending on platform

Exocet (France) - 165 kg warhead, 180 km range

Sea Eagle (UK) - 230 kg warhead, 110+ km range



Uran is similar.

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Postby jaysimha » 20 Mar 2018 10:19

http://pib.nic.in/PressReleaseIframePage.aspx?PRID=1524310
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Minister launches ‘multi-purpose’ solar jacket for defence personnel
Displaying the solar jacket by wearing it himself, Dr. Harsh Vardhan highlighted the features of the solar jacket – namely, emitting a focused light, lighting up the identification tag and a facility to recharge mobile phones. “This solar jacket is particularly useful for defence personnel and forest officials working in remote and far-flung areas”, the Minister stated.


https://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/pub/npc/2018/march/15march.pdf

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Postby Vips » 20 Mar 2018 18:58

L&T set to win EPC contract for new dry dock in Kochi.

Larsen & Toubro Ltd has emerged the lowest bidder in a tender issued by Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL) for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract of a new dry dock — the third in the state-run yard.

India’s biggest engineering and construction firm placed the lowest rate for the EPC contract, a Shipping Ministry official briefed on the tendering process said without disclosing the rate.

CSL had sold shares in an initial public offering (IPO) in August 2017 to part-fund a ₹2,769-crore expansion plan comprising the construction of a ₹1,799-crore dry dock at its yard and a ₹970-crore international ship repair facility next door, at Cochin Port Trust.

The company said its existing two dry docks permit building of ships up to 110,000 dead weight tonnage (dwt) and repairing of ships of up to 125,000 dwt.

“These limitations have restricted our ability to expand business by constructing larger vessels, for which we believe there is greater demand and on which we believe we can achieve better profit margins by increasing our annual output,” said Cochin Shipyard in documents filed with market regulator SEBI for the IPO.

The new dry dock will help CSL build very large ships such as capesize bulk carriers, general cargo ships, Aframax and Suezmax tankers, Panamax and post Panamax type container ships, LNG carriers, oil drilling rigs, semi-submersible rigs and better versions of aircraft carriers.

The new dry dock will be a ‘stepped’ dock with a length of 310 m (the existing dry docks have a length of 270 m each), width of 75 m at the wider part, width of 60 m at the narrower part and depth of 13 m with a draught of up to 9.5 m.

The stepped dock will enable longer vessels to fill the length of the dock, and wider, shorter vessels and rigs to be built or repaired at the wider part.

CSL had awarded Simplex Infrastructures Ltd the EPC contract for the new ship repair facility it is setting up at Cochin Port Trust.

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Postby Vips » 20 Mar 2018 20:02

OFB upgrades 130-mm field guns, eyes order from Army.

The Ordnance Factories Board (OFB) today said it had successfully upgraded the 130-mm field guns to 155 mm capability at its Nalanda facility in Bihar and was expecting an order for 300 such guns from the Army.

The Kolkata-headquartered State defence manufacturer had successfully completed the user evaluation of 130/155 mm "upgunning" and was likely to receive orders for the upgradation of 300 artillery guns from the Army, OFB Chairman S K Chourasia said.

"The cost of a new 155-mm artillery gun comes to around Rs 15 crore, while the upgradation has been done for just Rs one crore for each, thus saving the exchequer a lot of money," he told newspersons here.

The upgradation, involving the changing of the barrel, would mean an increase in the range of the field gun from around 27 kms to 36 kms, an OFB official explained.

Chourasia said the OFB-offered, 100-per cent indigenous solution had emerged successful against private competitors fielding imported equipment from leading global manufacturers in this field.

"We are likely to receive orders for the upgunning of 300 such 130-mm guns to 155-mm ones," the OFB chairman said. (If the upgrade can be done at just one crore a piece then why upgrade only 300? we have 800+ 130 MM guns, why not upgun them all to rationalize and save on logistics?)

OFB member (weapons, vehicles and equipment) Hari Mohan said the indigenous technological solution for upgunning the 130-mm field guns was achieved at the organisation's Nalanda facility and had emerged as the only acceptable offer to the armed forces' requirements.

Chourasia said research and development was being cultivated at the OFB's 13 ordnance development centres.

"With the assistance of premier academic institutions like the IITs at Mumbai, Kanpur and Kharagpur, the ordnance factories are not only upgrading the existing products, but also developing new weapon platforms," he added.

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Postby A Sharma » 20 Mar 2018 22:31

From DRDO website
BEL hands over Ground Based Mobile ELINT System (GBMES) to Indian Air Force on 18 March 2018

Not sure if posted before
DRDO March 2018 Newsletter

On Akash
The system was also subjected to Electronic Warfare (EW) trials for proving the system resistance in intense jamming environment. Flight tests were conducted with deliverable production equipment of the Indian Army and IAF demonstrating target interceptions at low altitude near boundary UAV and precision guided bomb SPICE 2000 earning the satisfaction of the users.

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Postby ramana » 21 Mar 2018 03:31

From the Parliamentary Committee report for 2018

OFB section:

Futuristic Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV) : It will replace existing BMP-II. OFB has gone ahead with the development of this ‘Complex High Technology’ item after Integrated Project Management Team/ MoD conveyed that OFB to start Design & Development of FICV. OFB had participated in the EOI (Expression of Interest) issued by MoD for selecting Design Agency(s). Preliminary design has been completed. Development of sub-systems will be completed within a year and 1st prototype for internal evaluation is scheduled to be manufactured by December, 2019. Various varieties of its ammunition (i.e. 30mm Ammunition) are already manufactured by Ordnance Factories. OFB is further developing 30mm FSAPDS and 30mm PFFC ammunition to enhance the role of the weapon platform.


and

Electronic Fuzes for 155mm Ammunition: In house Tests & Trials of Electronic Point Detonating Fuzes have been done twice successfully and the same is now being offered for User Assisted Technical Trial.

and...

OFB is developing Electronic Fuzes for Artillery Ammunition in association with IIT Bombay. OFB is further developing Precision Guided Kits for Artillery Shell.


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Postby shiv » 21 Mar 2018 07:37

Vips wrote:OFB upgrades 130-mm field guns, eyes order from Army.


"We are likely to receive orders for the upgunning of 300 such 130-mm guns to 155-mm ones," the OFB chairman said. (If the upgrade can be done at just one crore a piece then why upgrade only 300? we have 800+ 130 MM guns, why not upgun them all to rationalize and save on logistics?)

1.Money available?
2. In case of post mod problems - the whole bunch will not be paralysed for inspection/replacement
3. It has to be done in batches because some will be sitting on the frontlines. The next batches would be years away
4. Maybe some do not need this mod because of the particular use they will be put to?
5. Maybe we have an inventory of 1 million rounds of 130 mm that needs to be used up - so can't get rid of all in one go?

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Postby Vips » 21 Mar 2018 18:23

Got it Sirji, Thanks.

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Postby Vips » 21 Mar 2018 20:23

Pune-based Force Motors signs JV with Rolls-Royce subsidiary to manufacture engines and gensets.

Force Motors, the Pune-based automotive company, is now ready to foray into the business of engine manufacturing in partnership with a Rolls-Royce subsidiary. The company today announced signing an agreement with MTU Friedrichshafen to domestically produce MTU's renowned 10 and 12-cylinder Series 1600 units with power outputs from 545 to 1050HP (400 to 800 KWm).

The new joint venture (JV) will be named 'Force MTU Power Systems Pvt. Ltd.', and Force Motors will hold 51 per cent of total equity shares while the remaining will be with MTU. The Germany-based arm of Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG is one of the leading manufacturers of large diesel engines, propulsion and drive systems for heavy applications such as rail, land, and defence vehicles along with marine applications.


This JV should in future offer the 1500+ HP unit for Arjun MBT. IIRC, DRDO is also trying to develop a 1500 HP engine to power the Arjuns.

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Postby ramana » 21 Mar 2018 21:08

Vips, Cummins is on contract to develop the Arjun tank engine with HVRDE.

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Postby Vips » 22 Mar 2018 03:23

Thanks Ramanaji. I tried to find more info about the Cummins engine and i got the link to BR discussion from 2011 the actual work started in 2008 but there is no engine yet :eek:

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Postby ramana » 22 Mar 2018 03:47

I got my info from the Arjun thread.

Let's go there.

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Postby Vips » 22 Mar 2018 08:44

Godrej Aerospace expands tie-up with Rolls-Royce.

Godrej Aerospace, a unit of Godrej & Boyce, has expanded its partnership with aerospace major Rolls-Royce by bagging a Rs 200-crore contract which will involve the group investing Rs 50 crore in a new facility.

The company also announced the inauguration of a Rs 50-crore centre of excellence in the city today, which will further enhance its manufacturing capabilities in the aero engine industry, the company said in a statement.

Expanding its partnership, Rolls-Royce has awarded a Rs 200-crore (USD 30 million) contract to Godrej Aerospace, spread over the next five years, the company said.

"Under this contract, Godrej will manufacture unison rings, complex fabrication and external brackets which will supply as many as 600 different parts to the various Rolls-Royce civil aerospace engine portfolio," the statement said.

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Postby jaysimha » 23 Mar 2018 13:41

Department of Space
ISRO–BHEL Tie up for the Production of Space Grade Lithium-Ion Cells
Posted On: 23 MAR 2018 12:39PM by PIB Delhi
ISRO has entered into a Technology Transfer Agreement (TTA) with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), which is one of the country’s leading PSUs, to transfer the technology for the manufacture of space grade Li-Ion cells. The TTA was signed at ISRO Headquarters, Bengaluru yesterday in the presence of Dr. K. Sivan, Chairman, ISRO and Mr. Atul Sobti, Chairman & Managing Director, BHEL.

ISRO uses Li-Ion batteries as power sources for satellite and launch vehicle applications due to their high energy density, reliability and long cycle life. Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) of ISRO at Thiruvananthapuram has successfully developed the technology to produce space grade Li-ion cell, demonstrated the performance of the cell under various testing conditions and established its cycle life characteristics in accelerated mode. These cells are currently being used for various satellite and launch vehicle applications.

This Li-ion cell Technology Transfer will enable BHEL to produce space grade Li-Ion cells which can meet the country’s space programme requirements. This technology can also be adopted to cater to the Li-Ion cell requirement for other national needs.



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DRDO Handing over of Ground Based Mobile ELINT System (GBMES) to Indian Air Force

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jaysimha wrote:Image

DRDO Handing over of Ground Based Mobile ELINT System (GBMES) to Indian Air Force


The Best for me the Truck is RHD- i.e not an imported TATRA

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Postby Vips » 25 Mar 2018 00:18

Check from 0:50:00 onwards on the link below. Details about the 130 mm gums being upgraded to 155 mm system by OFB Nalanda factory. It has been named Sharang. Has max range of 40 Km's if fired from an angle of 45 Degrees. The Army has given order for 300 Guns (to be delivered in 4 years with first year delivery at 3 guns).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJ47qnrY6Wc
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Postby ramana » 25 Mar 2018 03:16

Vips wrote:Check from 50:00 onwards on the link below. Details about the 130 mm gums being upgraded to 155 mm system by OFB Nalanda factory. It has been named Sharang. Has max range of 40 Km's if fired from an angle of 45 Degrees. The Army has given order for 300 Guns (to be delivered in 4 years with first year delivery at 3 guns).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJ47qnrY6Wc



Excellent. Better than SOLTAM upgrade. R0km range when fired at 45 degree elevation. Weight 8245kg.

Barrel life 650 rounds. I like the sincere voice of that scientist from OFB, Kanpur. From his knowlledge could be partvof design team.

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Postby ramana » 25 Mar 2018 03:51

Vips can you post in artillery thread too?

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Postby Vips » 25 Mar 2018 04:42

Done Sir.

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Postby ramana » 25 Mar 2018 05:15

Thanks.

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Postby csaurabh » 25 Mar 2018 18:38

Technology development of even simple things is not so easy as it looks..

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Postby kit » 27 Mar 2018 13:32

x posting.. Apparently, the UTTAM is a scaleable beam radar similar to the NORTHROP GRUMMAN SABR meaning it can be modified and upgraded (more TRMs increased range) to fit different platforms .. hugely significant for Indian military

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Postby shiv » 27 Mar 2018 17:11

Hey did anyone see this from Defexpo 2018 page?
https://defexpoindia.in/Open%20Challenge%20Problems.pdf
Terms and Conditions for
National Level Open Challenge Competition– “Solution to Problem” – DEFEXPO 2018
Govt. of India (MoD) proposes open challenge for „solutions to the problems‟ from Innovators,
Students, Professionals, Participants and Foreign Nationals who are attending Defexpo – 2018
Event.
1.
Topic (Problem):
1.1 Ejection Mechanism for Helicopters
Due to the clearance problems with the rotating blades, pilot ejection from Helicopter is
extremely difficult than the ejection from Fixed Wing Aircraft. Design the safe ejection
mechanism for Helicopters.
or
1.2 Nap of the Earth / Valley Flying using auto pilot due to GPS signal corruption in
hilly areas / high rise buildings

GPS/Satellite Navigation is a universal navigation tool employed for a plethora of
purposes and by varied users. Aircraft/Helicopter/UAV navigation is one such application
which depends heavily on GPS/Satellite Navigation. Under normal flying conditions, GPS
signal is usually uninterrupted and the accuracy of the system is generally adequate.
However, GPS system has a few problems and the first one is that the system is owned
by a foreign government and therefore susceptible to political upheavals. Secondly, GPS
due factors like multi bounce, atmospheric effects, etc GPS signal gets corrupted and this
gives an erroneous navigation solution which may cause serious problems specially when
flying NOE (Nap Of Earth) or while flying around valleys in poor visibility conditions. It is
therefore important to device a mechanism which would assist in carrying out the
aforementioned tasks effectively even in a GPS denied environment.
Problem : Design a system which would ensure high navigation solution integrity even in
an environment with poor or no GPS/Satellite navigation signal. The system can either be
an independent sensor or may make use of existing self-contained systems
(Accelerometers, Gyros, Magnetometer, etc)
or
1.3. Location based tactical messaging collaboration platform:
Providing real time location of a group of troops on a single screen has many advantages.
The group of people can be member of an elite force who are infiltrating a terrorist/naxalite
location. Their real time location can provide them situational awareness and upper edge
in decision making. Text to Speech and Speech to text is an important requirement for
many of modern warfare applications.
Mobile based application can be developed that will help the troops to locate other
members of group in real time using GPS technology. Proposed architecture should also
provision exchange of real time multimedia streaming among the group members. Real
time marking/notification on the map will help other members to identify the treat and act
accordingly.
Or
Page 1of 4 :x 1.4. Auto Identification of Drones/UAV
Over the decade, the popularity & accessibility of drones/UAVs have increased.
Drones/UAVs are now gaining high interests from both military and civil market. Due to
this, the misuse of technology is also reported all over the world. This initiates a need for
identification of the drone before an action is initiated to destroy its mission.
Methods to implement real time/automatic identification of drones/UAVs need to be
evolved/proposed.
2. Last date for entry and Language: Entries may be submitted till12:00 Hrs 8 th April 2018
in English language only.
3. Prizes: Winners will receive attractive cash prizes as per the following table:
Category
Prizes INR
First Prize
- One
50,000
Second Prize – One
30,000
Third Prize
- One
10,000
Consolation Prizes– Two
2 x 5,000
Total
1,00,000
Names of the winners will be published on DEFEXPO 2018 website and separate
intimation will also be sent to each of the winner for receiving the prize during DEFEXPO
2018. Winners will be requested to share their Bank Details for online transfer of Prize
Money.
4. Eligibility
4.1
Competition is open to Innovators, Students, Professionals and Participants from
India and foreign nationals who are attending DEFEXPO 2018.
Solutions submitted by the participants must be accompanied with one page Bio
data, Copy of Government ID, Address, Contact No., email address and self-
certification of originality. Entries received without these shall be rejected and
NO query / correspondence etc. pertaining to such entries shall be entertained
under any circumstances.
Wards and relatives of employees of MoD / DPSUs / OFB / Defence Services are
NOT ELIGIBLE to participate in this competition.
4.2
4.3
5. Fee: There is no entry fee for participation in the National Level Open Challenge
Competition – “Solution to Problem” – DEFEXPO 2018.
6. Structure of the Open Challenge Competition:
6.1
6.2
7
The Competition entries shall have to be on one of the topics provided and submitted
by the last date stipulated (i.e., till 12:00 Noon 8 th April 2018).
Only one topic is allowed per participant or per collaborating team of co-authors.
In case of a team winning the prize, the prize amount will be shared among the team
members.
Length of Solution
Page 2of 47.1
8
Format of the Solution:
8.1
8.2
8.3
8.4
9
The Solution should be described in about 5000 words and a Power Point
Presentation of not more than 15 slides conveying the essence of the solution. There
is no minimum word limit; however, authors are encouraged to submit Solutions of
not less than 2500 words.
Typed on A4 size electronic page.
Font size shall be 12 points (English) in Times New Roman
1.5 inter linear space
Margins of one inch (2.54 cm) on all the four sides
Citations:
9.1
9.2
Participants may use any recognized style of referencing system and this must be
consistently used throughout the Solution.
The List of References shall include all cited texts throughout the Solution.
10 Procedures for submissions of Solution:
10.1 The entries have to be sent, latest till 12:00 Noon 8 th April 2018 through email only
at defexplg@defexpoindia.in ENGLISH language only. Entry received after due date
and time, will not be considered.
10.2 Subject of such email should be“Open Challenge Competition – DEFEXPO 2018”.
10.3 Only original Solutions will be considered for the competition. Previously published
Solutions shall be rejected outright. Any form of plagiarism will result in
disqualification of the Solution.
10.4 Participants shall ascertain and attest to the originality of their entry and a disclaimer
clause to this effect shall be added.
11 Scoring of the Solution:
11.1 While assessing the documents the weightage would be given as below:

Originality and clarity of the content

Quality of the analysis and research

Feasibility of implementation and Structure of Solution
11.2 The quality of language will not be a decisive factor, as long as the text retains its
clarity and coherence.
12 Copyrights:
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requires.
13 DEFEXPO 2018 Organising Committee shall not be responsible for any Solution(s) not
received. No Solution related queries will be entertained if received after the deadline.
14 Decision of the DEFEXPO 2018 Organising Committee in deciding the winner(s) shall be
final and binding and NO query, correspondence etc. in this regard shall be entertained.
Page 3of 415 Laws of India with jurisdiction of courts at Delhi shall apply to this competition.Solutions
incompatible with the above rules and conditions will not be considered.
16 Submission of entries to the competition implies acceptance of the above terms and
conditions by the participant(s).
17 Announcement of winner: 10 th April 2018.
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Re: India's R&D in Defence DRDO, PSUs and Private Sector

Postby SaiK » 28 Mar 2018 05:26

DRDO faces parliamentary panel’s heat over delay in completion of military projects

https://www.deccanchronicle.com/amp/nat ... of-mi.html

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

Postby Prasad » 28 Mar 2018 08:57

Apparently according to the committee (we've been through the standing committee report earlier in this thread) -
While going through the details submitted by the Ministry, the Committee noted that there are many projects which get closed following a few years of operation. This results in immense financial burden with no eventual fruitful results. Such wastage of exchequer’s money needs to be checked. Defence Research and Development Organisation, therefore, needs to undertake research oriented programmes with great concern and care. The Committee desire that at the initial stage itself, before the project is sanctioned, all the possible constraints and bottlenecks that are likely to arise need to be assessed with care.


Research & development projects should be a 100% success and there should never be a failed project ever. Don't know whether to laugh or cry.

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

Postby ramana » 28 Mar 2018 10:04

In the appendix they give reasons for closure. And quite valid.

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

Postby JayS » 28 Mar 2018 12:55

Prasad wrote:Apparently according to the committee (we've been through the standing committee report earlier in this thread) -
While going through the details submitted by the Ministry, the Committee noted that there are many projects which get closed following a few years of operation. This results in immense financial burden with no eventual fruitful results. Such wastage of exchequer’s money needs to be checked. Defence Research and Development Organisation, therefore, needs to undertake research oriented programmes with great concern and care. The Committee desire that at the initial stage itself, before the project is sanctioned, all the possible constraints and bottlenecks that are likely to arise need to be assessed with care.


Research & development projects should be a 100% success and there should never be a failed project ever. Don't know whether to laugh or cry.


What can you expect from committee made up of politicians, most of which have no idea what they are doing there or even want to be there.

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

Postby jaysimha » 28 Mar 2018 16:02

Ministry of Defence
Research activities By DRDO
Posted On: 28 MAR 2018 3:34PM by PIB Delhi
Details of laboratories/establishments/units functioning under Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) alongwith their areas of research and locations are in link

http://pib.nic.in/PressReleaseIframePage.aspx?PRID=1526763

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

Postby Vips » 29 Mar 2018 20:21

HAL to get Tejas key parts from private players.

State-owned defence manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd is looking to significantly increase the involvement of private companies in manufacturing Tejas combat jets even as readies for an additional order for about 200 units of the latest Tejas model, government officials said. Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has already roped in private players including L&T to make key components for 123 Tejas Mark 1 and 1A light combat aircraft (LCAs) that it is building for Indian Air Force (IAF).

In the long run, HAL plans to play the role of a system integrator with private firms doing most of the manufacturing, the sources said.

With the private sector participation, HAL’s per year production capacity of Tejas is expected to scale up to 24, officials said. Out of 123 combat jets the company is making for IAF, 40 are Mark 1 version and the remaining 83 are Mark 1A version. In the case of the 83 Tejas Mark 1A jets, HAL intends to make use of L&T’s capabilities for making wings of the aircraft, while Dynamatic Technologies Ltd is expected to make the front fuselage, or main body, VEM Technologies the centre fuselage and Alpha Doca would make the rear fuselage, officials said. “We have placed orders (for the 83 Tejas) with these firms, who will make the parts and if they are successful the parts will be integrated,” one of the sources said.

HAL will work with the private sector to make components for the 40 Mark 1jets as well. “This will ensure that the private sector becomes tier 1 suppliers and can ramp up their supply chain,” the person said. HAL is also looking at bringing the private sector to work on Tejas Mark 2 version. “This will be a game changer for the private sector. In this, HAL is looking at being a systems integrator, while the private firms will be the manufacturers. This will increase production,” one of the sources said.

IAF wants to induct 201 Mark 2 Tejas jets, which will have additional capabilities such as better range than the Mark 1and 1A. “The Mark 2 will have qualities like the Gripen and Mirage fighters and will be called Medium Combat Aircraft instead of LCA”one of the officials said. The order for Mark 2 will be placed once HAL understands what all capabilities IAF wants in the aircraft.


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

Postby jaysimha » 31 Mar 2018 11:58

deleting since it is repost.

any way the all the drdo samachar available here
https://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/English/index.jsp?pg=samachar.jsp
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