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Postby Karan M » 22 May 2018 23:38

He is the man who was involved with DRDO's first huge radar success, the BFSR-SR, he was involved with BFSR-SR program at LRDE with Dr Cleetus as the lab head, and was part of the landmark decision to tap the private sector for most of BFSR-SR's key assemblies. At least that's what I remember from my fading memories (circa 2003).

Edit: SVaradarajan was the Pgm manager (he too became LRDE head). It was a run away success, IA ordered 1400 units. CABS poached him for the AEW&C program and rest, as they say, is history. It was great a non missile, guy became head of DRDO.

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Postby Karan M » 22 May 2018 23:45

His bio says he was actually in charge of the LCA MMR antenna, the Navy airborne radars (https://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/pub/newsle ... jul_15.pdf) which is why it made ample sense for him to do the AEW&C, but I recall him doing briefings on the BFSR-SR as well. He also explained the methodology by which each pvt partner was chosen to bypass delays usual with other labs/DPSUs etc when asked to collaborate in a program tangential to them. The same approach is there in the AEW&C, its a mix of core tech (indian radar) with selective imports (ESM DF antenna, satcom etc).

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Postby jaysimha » 23 May 2018 17:26

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=176181

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
05-February-2018 16:30 IST
Engagement of Private Players in Design and Development for HAL

In order to create a sustainable defence Aerospace ecosystem, HAL has engaged private partners for Design & Development (D&D) of products and technologies.



To encourage private participations, HAL has created Research & Development (R&D) corpus of 10% of its Operational Profit After Tax (PAT).



A portal for ‘Make-in-India’ has been launched on Company’s website www.hal-india.com which gives details of various foreign Line Replaceable Units (LRUs), Systems, Spare parts, electrical, electronic items for HAL’s projects such as Advance Light Helicopter (ALH), Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), Dornier (DO 228), Hawk, Jaguar etc for indigenization by Indian private industries. Following have been hosted on HAL’s website to encourage participation of private industries:-



More than 300 numbers of systems and sub systems of mechanical, electrical, avionics, instrumentation for various HAL’s project such as ALH, LCA, DO 228, Hawk and Jaguar etc.
More than 100 Tools, Testers and Ground Equipment (TTGE) items of SU-30 MKI, which can be taken up by private companies for maintenance, repair and indigenization.
Details of testing facilities available at HAL for utilization by private industries.


Some of the major design initiatives taken by HAL for the following systems with the private partners are as under:



►►PLATFORM
SYSTEM

►►Light Utility Helicopter (LUH)

Smart Cockpit Display System Hardware

►►Light Combat Helicopter (LCH)

Control and Display Unit

Data Interface Unit

Multi-Function Display Hardware

►►Jaguar DARIN III

Data Transfer System

►►SU30-MKI

Solid State Flight Data Recorder.



The private players have expressed interest to come forward to join hands with HAL.
The details of major partnership with private players are as follows:-

S. No.
►PRIVATE PLAYER
PRODUCTS / TECHNOLOGIES DEVELOPED
1.
►M/S ACCORD SOFTWARE
CONTROL AND DISPLAY UNIT (CDU) FOR IADS OF LCH.
CONTROL SATURATION & WARNING SYSTEM OF ALH.

2.
M/S ACD TECHNOLOGIES
ANTENNA & DIPLEXER FOR UHF SATCOM.

3.
M/S AEROSPACE ENGINEERS
LUBE PUMP FOR ALH, LCH & LUH.
FUEL SYSTEM BELLOWS FOR ALH, LCH & LUH.
HYDRAULIC SYSTEM HOSES & HOSE FITTINGS FOR ALH, LCH & LUH.

4.
M/S ALPHA DESIGN TECHNOLOGIES
BSP (BOARD SUPPORT PACKAGE) AND FIRMWARE.

5.
M/S ANANTH TECHNOLOGIES
V/U HF POWER AMPLIFIER

6.
M/S ANANYA TECHNOLOGIES
AIR DATA ATTITUDE AND HEADING REFERENCE SYSTEM (ADAHRS) FOR JAGUAR DARIN III AIRCRAFT.

7.
M/S AMPHENOL INTERCONNECT
DIFFERENT TYPES OF SOLDERING (76 TYPES) AND CRIMPING TYPES (181 TYPES) OF CONNECTORS USED IN SU-30MKI AND MIG SERIES AIRCRAFT.

8.
M/S COMAVIA SYSTEM TECHNOLOGIES
STATIC TEST JIG FOR AFCC.

9.
M/S DATA PATTERN
SMART COCKPIT DISPLAY SYSTEM FOR LUH.

10.
M/S DATASOL INOVATIVE LABS
CONTROL AND DISPLAY UNIT OF IFF FOR IJT, INDIAN NAVAL SHIPS.
INTEGRATED STANDBY INSTRUMENT SYSTEM OF SU-30MKI AIRCRAFT AND ALH.

11.
M/S ELECTRO CIRCUIT SYSTEMS
PCB DESIGN FOR VARIOUS PROJECTS
RECEIVER SUB MODULE OF IFF MK XII TRANSPONDER FOR BOING P81.

12.
M/S EXCELL RF TECKNOLOGIES
MANUFACTURE OF TRANSMITTER ANTENNA AND RECEIVER ANTENNA FOR AKASH MISSILES.

13.
M/S INDO ELECTROSTAT
SOLENOID VALVE.

14.
M/S KARNATAKA HYBRID MICRO DEVICES
MANUFACTURE OF ECCM MODULES.

15.
M/S L&T LIMITED, STRATEGIC ELECTRONIC CENTRE
PASSENGER OXYGEN SYSTEM (OXYGEN CYLINDER, REGULATOR, HOSE, MASK)

16.
M/S MERLINHAWK AEROSPACE
TESTER FOR ENGINE, FLY BY WIRE AND AIR INTAKE CONTROL PANEL OF SU-30 MKI AIRCRAFT.

17.
M/S MAHENDRA AEROSPACE (FORMERLY PLEXION TECHNOLOGIES)
DESIGN OF LCH FRONT & CENTRE FUSELAGE.

18.
M/S RAGA ASSOCIATES
MIXER MODULE DEVELOPMENT FOR V/UHF.

19.
M/S S WAVE SYSTEMS
M/S SAMTEL HAL DISPLAY
DATA INTERFACE UNIT (DIU) FOR IADS OF LCH.
DATA TRANSFER SYSTEMS (DTS) FOR JAGUAR DARIN III AIRCRAFT.
SMART MULTI FUNCTIONAL DISPLAY (SMFD) FOR SU-30 MKI.

20.
SYSTEMS (SHDS)
MULTI-FUNCTIONAL DISPLAY (MFD) FOR IADS OF LCH.

21.
M/S SHAKTI ENTERPRISES
CREW HELMET FOR ALH.

22.
M/S SLN TECHNOLOGIES
SOLID STATE FLIGHT DATA RECORDER (SSFDR) FOR SU-30MKI.

23.
M/S SONIC MULTITECH
SIGNAL CONDITIONING UNIT USED IN MIG-29 AIRCRAFT ENGINE HEALTH MONITORING SYSTEM.

24.
M/S SYSTEMS AIDS
MULTI INPUT AUDIO WARNING UNIT (MIAWU) FOR JAGUAR DARIN III AIRCRAFT.

25.

M/S SOUTHERN ELECTRONICS
STAND BY WARNING PANEL (SWP) FOR ALH & LCH.
ENGINE FIRE DETECTION UNIT FOR ALH, LCH & LUH.

26.
M/S TURBO TECH
OIL COOLING SYSTEM FOR ALH.

27.
M/S WAVELET GROUP
TPC (TURBO PRODUCT CODE) ALGORITH, DEVELOPMENT FOR SDR (SOFTWARE DEFINED RADIO).

This information was given by RakshaRajyaMantriDr.SubhashBhamre in a written reply to Shri SambhajiChhatrapatiin Rajya Sabha today.



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Postby jaysimha » 24 May 2018 18:00

updates in drdo web site.
https://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/whatsnew/mtd_souvenir_downsized.pdf


SOUVENIR Date: 08 October, 2013
MATERIALS TECHNOLOGIES FOR DEFENCE
SUCCESS STORIES AND THE ROAD AHEAD
DEFENCE METALLURGICAL RESEARCH LABORATORY
KANCHANBAGH, HYDERABAD-500 058

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Postby Bhaskar_T » 28 May 2018 17:14

Christopher, DRDO head ends his farewell speech.

On expected lines,Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra will be @DRDO_India head for next 3 months in his additional capacity.

Source - @akananth Twitter - https://t.co/CcJRz76hLk


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Postby Dileep » 29 May 2018 17:34

The gossip is that Satheesh Reddy have some age issue (will be 55 on 1st Jul) so the babu is warming the chair. Not sure how valid is that.

Anyway, ADA folk were breaking coconuts and lighting candles, which apparently worked :)

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We had a problem, when the [Navy] chief made the statement.... We had a meeting then. I understood their problem. Their carrier could not take LCA, because the lifts [to the deck] were smaller. The carrier was built independent of the aircraft....

{Lack of design coordination. Despite having naval aviator in charge of the Naval LCA.}



I think he meant INS vikramaditya was not built with LCA in mind. SOme one told me that when we got sea harrier, old INS vikrant had to be modified where as INS viraat was taken care of.

I may be corrected if wrong.

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Postby chola » 29 May 2018 18:10

jaysimha wrote:

We had a problem, when the [Navy] chief made the statement.... We had a meeting then. I understood their problem. Their carrier could not take LCA, because the lifts [to the deck] were smaller. The carrier was built independent of the aircraft....

{Lack of design coordination. Despite having naval aviator in charge of the Naval LCA.}



I think he meant INS vikramaditya was not built with LCA in mind. SOme one told me that when we got sea harrier, old INS vikrant had to be modified where as INS viraat was taken care of.

I may be corrected if wrong.



Unfortunately, the new Vikrant has the same issue with the lift which is mind-blowing.

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Postby suryag » 30 May 2018 08:03

Dileep wrote:The gossip is that Satheesh Reddy have some age issue (will be 55 on 1st Jul) so the babu is warming the chair. Not sure how valid is that.

Anyway, ADA folk were breaking coconuts and lighting candles, which apparently worked :)


Sir I read that there was some marginally adverse IB report on him.

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Postby putnanja » 30 May 2018 08:25

There were reports that the recent chairman was promoting people of his own community and region and was more intent on his own PR, and left things in shambles.

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Postby Vips » 30 May 2018 18:05

Upgraded Pinaka rocket successfully test-fired.

An upgraded version of Pinaka rocket, with a guidance system and an enhanced range, was successfully test-fired from the Proof & Experiment Establishment (PXE) at Chandipur in Odisha today.

"Two rounds of tests have been conducted and some more rounds have been planned," said a defence source here.

The earlier Pinaka version, which was an unguided one, has now been upgraded into a guided version, with a navigation, guidance and control kit developed by the Research Centre Hyderabad, he said.

The RCI comes under the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

According to a source in the DRDO, the conversion helped in enhancing the range and accuracy of Pinaka.

If its range was earlier 40 km, it is more than 70 km now, he said.

"Radars, electro-optical systems and telemetry systems at the defence range at Chandipur, tracked and monitored the rocket all through its flight path. The guided version is Pinaka mark-II, which evolved from Pinaka mark-I," the source said.

The success of the guided Pinaka has reinforced the technological strength of the country in converting the unguided systems into weapons of high precision, he added.

The guided Pinaka was developed jointly by the Armament Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL), Hyderabad.

The PXE, Chandipur, provided the range and launch support.

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Postby kit » 31 May 2018 10:52

chola wrote:
jaysimha wrote:
I think he meant INS vikramaditya was not built with LCA in mind. SOme one told me that when we got sea harrier, old INS vikrant had to be modified where as INS viraat was taken care of.

I may be corrected if wrong.



Unfortunately, the new Vikrant has the same issue with the lift which is mind-blowing.


wasnt there a previous report saying it was built with the 29k s in mind :mrgreen:

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Postby chola » 31 May 2018 17:08

kit wrote:
chola wrote:

Unfortunately, the new Vikrant has the same issue with the lift which is mind-blowing.


wasnt there a previous report saying it was built with the 29k s in mind :mrgreen:


Built with the MiG-29 in mind ONLEE it seems. Mainly because the aviation complex was designed and supplied by Russkies to make sure only the 29K can be used. Or so it seems.

All modern carriers in the West, hell even the Russian Kutnetsov Class, have oversized lifts. How can a brand new carrier end up with such restrictions? Mindblowing. As I written earlier, stuff like this would never have resulted in a contract in the business world.

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Postby jaysimha » 31 May 2018 19:00

DEFENCE TESTING INFRASTRUCTURE SCHEME
REQUEST FOR COMMENTS/VIEWS
1. Government of India, Ministry of Defence, is giving high priority to the
development of manufacturing base of Aerospace and Defence Sectors in the country, to
reduce the dependence on imports The Department of Defence Production is having
regular interaction with industrial houses to promote Government’s ‘Make In India’
initiative and ease of doing business in Aerospace and Defence sectors. In this direction,
Government has recently announced establishment of two Defence Industrial corridors:
one in Tamil Nadu and another in Utter Pradesh.
2. Today, one of the main impediments for domestic Defence production industry
(especially for MSMEs and Startup) is lack of easily accessible state-of-art Test facilities
being capital intensive and requiring continuous up-gradation. Therefore, it is planned to
set up Defence Testing Infrastructure to provide test facilities in Aerospace and Defence
Sectors engaged in Defence manufacturing. The draft scheme envisages creation of 06
to 08 Defence Testing infrastructures in different location, depending upon the
requirement of test facilities for the benefit of the exiting as well as upcoming Defence
industry
3. All organizations involved in manufacturing of Aerospace and Defence equipment,
systems and store, may forward comments positively by 08 June 2018 to the following
email ID dg-dgqa@nic.in or sriprakash_lal@navy.gov.in or by FAX -011-23014619.
4. The Draft Scheme is attached.

http://www.dgqadefence.gov.in/documents/Defence%20Testing%20Infrastructure%20Scheme.pdf

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Postby Kakarat » 01 Jun 2018 14:15

https://twitter.com/writetake/status/10 ... 0313693184

PRESS RELEASE | Tata Boeing Aerospace Ltd announced delivery of the first AH-64 Apache combat helicopter fuselage ahead of schedule from its state-of-the-art facility in Hyderabad. The fuselage will now be transported to Boeing’s AH-64 Apache manufacturing facility in Mesa, AZ,


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Postby Kakarat » 01 Jun 2018 23:22

7 private firms in race to supply ammunition to the Army

HYDERABAD: The Indian Army is evaluating the technical bids submitted by 7 private sector companies, including 2 companies from Hyderabad—HBL Power Systems Ltd and Premier Explosives Ltd—to supply different types of ammunition, sources with direct knowledge of the procurement process said on Thursday.

The sources told TOI that the Indian Army had given the Request for Proposal (RFP) to the seven companies earlier this year. The technical evaluation of the bids was ongoing, the sources said.

The army was seeking to buy several types of ammunition, including 30mm High Explosive Incendiary (HEI), ordnance for the 122 mm GRAD BM rocket launcher, bi-modular charge system for the 155 mm artillery guns, 125 mm high-velocity flat-trajectory armour-piercing fin-stabilized discarding-sabot traced cartridge (FSAPDA), 30mm VOG 17 fragmentation grenades to be used in AGS-17 mounted automatic grenade launcher, 40 mm high explosive and high explosive dual purpose (HEDP) for rocket launchers, and electronic fuses.

“The Indian Army needs to replace the ammunition deemed to be too old for use in combat situations. So far, the army was importing the ammunition it needed from overseas. The foreign firms usually refurbish old ammunition and sell it to our army. Refurbishing could include replacing the propellant in the ammunition. Rarely, however, do the suppliers from overseas supply new ammunition because such an exercise involves high cost,” the sources said.

Apart from the possibility that the vendors from overseas could be supplying refurbished ammunition, the army was also seized of the fact that the government was promoting the manufacturing sector in the defence space.

“The government’s Make in India also played a major role in the army’s decision to look for local players to supply the ammunition, though the local industry could have foreign companies as their technology partners,” the sources said.

The sources said that the army was aware of the fact that local industry did not have the technical wherewithal to manufacture the ammunition in India, and therefore needed partners who could bring such expertise to India.

The seven companies that had submitted their bids include Saarloha, a company owned by the Kalyani group of Pune, Maharashtra, AAN Engineering Industries Ltd, a subsidiary of Rico Auto Industries Ltd, Economic Explosives Ltd, a part of Solar Industries India Ltd of Nagpur, Maharashtra, Mahindra Defence Systems Ltd of the Mahindra group, Bharat Forge of the Kalyani group and HFCL.

While Saarloha has Arsenal J.S. Co of Bulgaria as its OEM (original equipment manufacturer) as its partner, EEL’s partner is MSM of Slovakia, and AAN Engineering’s partner is SFTE Spetstechno Export of Ukraine. The three companies have bid for the supply of 30mm HEI and HET.

EEL has also partnered with the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) for the supply of 122 mm FR RKT. Other bidders for the 122 mm FR RKT include Mahindra Defence Systems Ltd, which has MSM of Slovakia as its OEM, HBL Power Systems Ltd of Malakpet, Hyderabad, Telangana State, which has EdePro of Belgrade, Serbia as its partner.

Premier Explosives Ltd of Secunderabad has partnered with Simmel Difesa Nexter Systems SA of France for the supply of BMCS HZ & LZ ammunition. The other bidder in this category is EEL, which has partnered with DRDO.

AAN, Bharat Forge and HFCL had bid for the supply of electronic fuses. The army has cancelled the bids for the 125mm FSAPDS, the sources said.

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Postby jaysimha » 02 Jun 2018 10:48

https://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/pub/newsletter/2018/june_18.pdf
june 2018 | volume 38 | issue 6
DRDO NEWS LETTER

Raksha Mantri presents drdo awards

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Postby nam » 02 Jun 2018 14:55

It has a nice report on GaN research. We seem to be doing well.

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Postby Prasad » 02 Jun 2018 16:27

Quite some way to go.

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Postby nam » 02 Jun 2018 16:33

Atleast there is work been done,means funding is there, which is important.

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Postby Karan M » 04 Jun 2018 05:31

nam wrote:It has a nice report on GaN research. We seem to be doing well.



yes, s/c band devices in production.. significant for those specific radars, potential breakthrough ranges for surveillance and FCRs - ground based and AWACs type. x-band devices are a ways off as are the others, l-band etc. power density of 5w/mm is still around 4x that of GaAs. will be interesting to see if they are prototyping amy radars with homegrown GaN devices, but of course they wont talk about it.

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Postby jaysimha » 04 Jun 2018 10:32

DRDO website update.
https://drdo.gov.in/drdo/labs1/DEBEL/English/indexnew.jsp?pg=facility.jsp
DEBEL has developed the requisite, modern design, assembly, integration, and test & evaluation infrastructure to offer reliable equipment and systems to the Armed Forces. These wide range of test facilities and indigenously developed rigs are extensively used during the design, development and testing phases, both by DEBEL and other agencies.

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Postby jaysimha » 08 Jun 2018 17:58

DRDO site update
https://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/labs1/DEAL/English/indexnew.jsp?pg=about-lab.jsp
DEAL is working on Futuristic Communication and Surveillance Systems based on Software and Cognitive Techniques, Satellite Phones / Miniaturised Satcom Terminals for futuristic satellites, Data Links for AEW&C and UAVs, High data rate VLF Receiver, Static and Mobile Tropo Communication systems, Underwater Laser Communication technologies and MM Wave fencing. DEAL also has a facility for reception, processing and dissemination of high resolution satellite imagery. Project development activities are ably supported by facilities like Technical Information Center, CAD, Precision Workshop, MIC Lab, EMI/EMC Lab, Antenna Test Range, Environmental Test Facility & Quality Assurance

DEAL has been providing communication support to Indian Antarctic Expedition and during disaster/natural calamities
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Postby jaysimha » 12 Jun 2018 11:06

quite old bel presentation.
https://dipam.gov.in/sites/default/files/BEL%20Presentation.pdf?download=1

There is already one posted in
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Postby kit » 12 Jun 2018 12:43

Out of curiosity ., is BEL still under US sanctions?

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Postby Aditya_V » 12 Jun 2018 12:57

kit wrote:Out of curiosity ., is BEL still under US sanctions?


Highly unlikely as communication equipment used on P8I's was assembled/Manufactured at BEL.

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Postby Neshant » 12 Jun 2018 14:32

The Army, Navy and AF need to partner with these entities in the private sector for AI related projects if they hope to get anywhere.

But I predicted they will stick with DRDO and other govt entities which will put India even further behind in the AI field.
With no market pressure to make leaps in innovation or deliver things on time, the outcome will be bad to terrible.

The military needs to start engaging the private sector NOW for projects in AI and not waste their time either by giving them the run around.

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TCS bets on artificial intelligence with Ignio

https://www.livemint.com/Industry/TUqYq ... Ignio.html

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Postby ks_sachin » 12 Jun 2018 16:35

Neshant wrote:The Army, Navy and AF need to partner with these entities in the private sector for AI related projects if they hope to get anywhere.

But I predicted they will stick with DRDO and other govt entities which will put India even further behind in the AI field.
With no market pressure to make leaps in innovation or deliver things on time, the outcome will be bad to terrible.

The military needs to start engaging the private sector NOW for projects in AI and not waste their time either by giving them the run around.

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https://www.livemint.com/Industry/TUqYq ... Ignio.html


Neshant we are not living in Pakistan. In India the MOD has a say in what the armed forces do. You make it sound so easy...

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Postby ramana » 12 Jun 2018 21:48

neshant you would be surprised what DRDO has done in AI.

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Postby kit » 12 Jun 2018 22:02

ramana wrote:neshant you would be surprised what DRDO has done in AI.


+1

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Postby RoyG » 13 Jun 2018 00:45

kit wrote:
ramana wrote:neshant you would be surprised what DRDO has done in AI.


+1


What have they done?

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Postby kit » 13 Jun 2018 06:50

RoyG wrote:
kit wrote:
+1


What have they done?


just some in public domain

https://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/labs1/CAIR/English/indexnew.jsp?pg=products.jsp

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Postby kit » 13 Jun 2018 19:10

http://www.janes.com/article/80937/india-commits-to-second-innovation-centre

The Indian government has announced a plan to establish a second defence innovation centre in the city of Nashik in the western state of Maharashtra.

India’s Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre announced on 12 June that the facility would be positioned to support local micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in developing products and services for the Indian armed forces.

He added that Nashik had been selected as the location for the innovation centre because of its large number of MSMEs that had capability to become integrated into the supply chains of equipment manufacturers based in the industrial zones of nearby Pune and Mumbai.

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

Postby Vips » 16 Jun 2018 02:59

Reliance investing in India’s first carbon fibre unit.

Reliance Industries is investing in setting up India’s first carbon fibre manufacturing unit to cater to aerospace and defence needs, the company said in its annual report.

Reliance is developing new business verticals in the petrochemicals business to capture Rs30,000 crore composites market and has plans to produce graphene, enhanced plastics and elastomers, fibre reinforced composites which can replace steel.

“RIL is investing in India’s first and largest carbon fibre production line with its own technology—to cater to India’s aerospace and defence needs as well as the specialty industrial applications,” it said.

It had last year acquired the assets of Kemrock Industries to enter the composites business and is focusing on thermoset composites such as glass and carbon Fibre-Reinforced Polymers (FRPs).

“The ability to deliver exceptional strength (similar to or better than steel) at a significantly lower weight is a critical performance attribute of FRPs. Additionally, FRPs can withstand harsh weather, have a long life with minimal maintenance, are corrosion resistant and can be moulded into any shape,” it said.

Composites are used in a wide range of markets and applications: industrial, railways, renewable energy, defence and aerospace.

“RIL expects the newly launched Reliance Composites Solutions (RCS) business to be the No. 1 composites player in India,” the company said.

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

Postby ramana » 17 Jun 2018 01:53


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The focus is on areas such as agriculture, healthcare, education and infrastructure. There are also moves to channel global AI talent and resources to develop solutions that can benefit millions at the grassroot. And this month, India made its first steps in articulating what it wants to be in an AI-centric future.

A National Strategy
“Globally, no one is doing AI innovation for the social sector. India can lead here,” Anandan says. That’s indeed the overarching vision in the first major blueprint on AI that was released this month—a discussion paper from government think-tank NITI Aayog, titled National Strategy for Artificial Intelligence.

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