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Postby VinodTK » 02 Mar 2018 23:21

India’s Unique Wound Dressing That Stops Bleeding in Minutes Gets FDA Nod!
In a first, an Indian-make haemostatic dressing that stops haemorrhage from actively bleeding vessels within minutes of administering through natural clotting has been approved by US FDA (Federal Drugs Administration).

Extensively used by the Indian Armed forces, Border Security Force, National Security Guard, and other Paramilitary forces as part of their defence kit, Axiostat is an instant first-aid dressing which has earned the rare distinction of being the first Indian wound care product to receive FDA clearance on Wednesday.

A flagship patented product of Bengaluru-based Axio Biosolutions, what makes Axiostat unlike any other haemostatic bandage is its incorporation of chitosan, a saccharine biopolymer obtained from the hard outer skeleton of shellfish that can stop bleeding in less than four minutes.

This feature helps in saving the lives of wounded soldiers posted at the border and conflict zones, where even a minute is crucial to their survival when compared to traditional compression methods lasting up to 30 minutes. The dressing can be easily removed through the thorough washing of wound with saline water.
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Postby jaysimha » 06 Mar 2018 09:30

https://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/pub/techfocus/2018/TF_Mar_2018_WEB.pdf
Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) DRDO Tech Focus
March April 2018

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Postby jaysimha » 06 Mar 2018 15:07

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease. ... lid=176950

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
05-March-2018 15:01 IST
Indigenous DRDO Defence Project

DRDO has designed and developed indigenous Surface-to-Air missile system AKASH and NAG Missile (3rd generation fire & forget Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM)). A project for another ATGM has also been taken up.



In the last two years, five Troops of AKASH were delivered to Indian Army and two Squadrons of AKASH missile systems were delivered to Indian Air Force (IAF). Further, production orders are to be placed by IAF and Army for AKASH missile system. Regarding ‘NAG’ & ‘NAMICA’ initial activities related to Production/Transfer of Technology (ToT) documentation & private/public production partners has been initiated.



As a result of successful development production and induction of AKASH missiles system, Rs.34,500 Cr foreign exchange could be saved by existing production order and many orders are in pipeline from army and IAF. Since, technology of 'NAG’ is indigenous and production will be carried out at Indian Production Agencies, no ToT / Technology Acquisition/huge import is involved. Therefore, there will be huge saving of Foreign Exchange.



This information was given by Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman in a written reply to Shri Amar Singh in Rajya Sabha today.

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Postby jaysimha » 06 Mar 2018 15:07

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Government of India
Ministry of Defence
05-March-2018 15:05 IST
Foreign Participation in Defence Production under ‘Make In India’ Programme

Since the launch of ‘Make in India’ programme in 25September 2014, so far, 12 foreign investment proposals have been approved in defence sector under Government route.

M/s Punj Lloyd Limited.
M/s Idea Forge Technology Pvt. Ltd.
M/s Sasmos Het Technologies Ltd.
M/s Dynamatic Technologies Ltd.
M/s Mahindra Telephonic Integrated Systems Limited.
M/s Indian Rotorcraft Limited.
M/s BF Elbit Advanced Systems Pvt. Ltd.
M/s Safran Engineering Services India Pvt. Ltd.
M/s. Tata Sikorsky Aerospace Limited.
M/s. Quantum Simulators Pvt. Ltd.
M/s Ideaforge Technology Pvt. Ltd.
M/s Alpha-Elsec Defence and Aerospace Systems Pvt. Ltd.
The position of disinvestment in respect of DPSUs is as follows:-

In BDL government has proposed to offer 12% shareholding through Initial Public Offering.
In BEML, government has given in principle approval of strategic disinvestment of 26% shareholding of BEML out of Government of India shareholding of 54.03% with transfer of management.
In HAL, the process of disinvestment of 10% Government of India shareholding by way of offer of has started.
In BEL, during 2017-2018, the Government of India has sold 2,98,84,329 equity shares through Exchange Traded Fund(ETF) of market transaction.
Government of India has decided disinvestment through IPO for 17.5% in GRSE, 10% in MDL, 25% in MIDHANI out of Government of India shareholding of 100% and reservation of upto 5% of post issue shareholding to eligible employees of GRSE, MDL and MIDHANI.


This information was given by RakshaRajyaMantriDr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to ShriC.P. Narayananin Rajya Sabha today.

NAo/Nampi/Rajib/HS

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease. ... lid=176954

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Postby jaysimha » 06 Mar 2018 15:20

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
05-March-2018 14:58 IST
Manufacture of Light Weight Bullet-Proof Jackets

Government has adopted multi-prolonged approach towards indigenous development and manufacture of lightweightbulletproof jackets and following steps have been taken in this regard:



Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed the technology for Bulletproof jacket as per Indian Army (GSQR) General Staff Qualitative Requirement - 1438 and transferred the technology to Indian industries after successful User Assisted Technical Trials (UATT).
DRDO has also collaborated with academic institutions for development of lighter next generation Bulletproof jackets.
Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited (Midhani), a Defence Public Sector Undertaking, has developed a lightweightbulletproof jacket in association with Bhaba Atomic Research Centre.
DRDO has recently approved a project for development of lightweightbulletproof material under its “Technology Development Fund (TDF)” scheme.


This information was given by RakshaRajyaMantriDr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Lal SinhVadodiain Rajya Sabha today.

NAo/Nampi/Rajib/HS


http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease. ... lid=176945

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Postby JayS » 06 Mar 2018 18:00

jaysimha wrote:PrintXClose
Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
05-March-2018 15:05 IST
Foreign Participation in Defence Production under ‘Make In India’ Programme

Since the launch of ‘Make in India’ programme in 25September 2014, so far, 12 foreign investment proposals have been approved in defence sector under Government route.

M/s Punj Lloyd Limited.
M/s Idea Forge Technology Pvt. Ltd.
M/s Sasmos Het Technologies Ltd.
M/s Dynamatic Technologies Ltd.
M/s Mahindra Telephonic Integrated Systems Limited.
M/s Indian Rotorcraft Limited.
M/s BF Elbit Advanced Systems Pvt. Ltd.
M/s Safran Engineering Services India Pvt. Ltd.
M/s. Tata Sikorsky Aerospace Limited.
M/s. Quantum Simulators Pvt. Ltd.
M/s Ideaforge Technology Pvt. Ltd.
M/s Alpha-Elsec Defence and Aerospace Systems Pvt. Ltd.
The position of disinvestment in respect of DPSUs is as follows:-

In BDL government has proposed to offer 12% shareholding through Initial Public Offering.
In BEML, government has given in principle approval of strategic disinvestment of 26% shareholding of BEML out of Government of India shareholding of 54.03% with transfer of management.
In HAL, the process of disinvestment of 10% Government of India shareholding by way of offer of has started.
In BEL, during 2017-2018, the Government of India has sold 2,98,84,329 equity shares through Exchange Traded Fund(ETF) of market transaction.
Government of India has decided disinvestment through IPO for 17.5% in GRSE, 10% in MDL, 25% in MIDHANI out of Government of India shareholding of 100% and reservation of upto 5% of post issue shareholding to eligible employees of GRSE, MDL and MIDHANI.


This information was given by RakshaRajyaMantriDr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to ShriC.P. Narayananin Rajya Sabha today.

NAo/Nampi/Rajib/HS

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease. ... lid=176954


GOI needs to absolutely make sure that none of the key companies' majority stake ends up with foreign investors (single or group) directly or indirectly. I fully expect GOI to be ignorant on this front.

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Postby JayS » 07 Mar 2018 18:50

Mod Note: please keep thread discipline. Do not post same thing in multiple threads. It just spreads a topic across multiple threads unnecessarily. X-post if you have to but better think twice before using that if its really necessary. I will delete above two posts as they exist in missile thread anyway.

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Postby ramana » 07 Mar 2018 19:33

Twitter on new development projects at DRD O

https://twitter.com/strategic_front/sta ... 67072?s=19

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Postby nash » 07 Mar 2018 20:01

Never heard about anwesha and the ELEGANT is for tank or for ship or for AD :-?

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Postby ramana » 07 Mar 2018 20:54

Can you post the pictures?

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Postby Bart S » 07 Mar 2018 21:32

ramana wrote:Can you post the pictures?



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Postby ramana » 08 Mar 2018 00:00

Thanks so much If people note the projects were sanctioned from 2015 and the projected complete date is from 2018 thru 2023.

I would like folks to become SMEs for these projects and keep track of it.

Also by giving the start date and the estimated completion date and the funds allocated they have given us an awesome tool to track the progress.

its called Earned Value management (EVM) in the US DOD.
What one does is divide the funds allocated by the project span and allocate to the respective month.
Then assuming the funds are flowing the graph is plotted for budgeted complete.
from CAG/MoD/DRDO reports we can find the actual funds release and the actual progress to completion.
This gets compared to the budgeted complete. The difference tells us what's the chances of project completion on time and on budget.

For our purposes I prefer quarters.


Items 12, 13, and 15 are the nearest to complete in 2018 and 2019.

lets see how they perform on these.

All three are Tech demonstrators and not Mission Mode projects and based on the low funding of ~ Rs. 75 crores they are not expensive and thus not difficult projects.


We don't know the Labs which are the primary responsible for these 18 projects.
So who volunteers?

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Postby ramana » 08 Mar 2018 04:54

So going thru these 18 projects and grouping them by completion date:

2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
2 1 6 4 4 1


Of these the MRSAM takes longest span of 6 years and completes in 2023.

It needs a fulltime project management staff.


I would have full EVM for 400 crores and above and just milestone accomplishment for the those under that.

June 2018 #13 Akash-1S should be complete
July 2018 #12 MPATGM should be complete.

Its now March 2018 and we should hear some milestone tests under way for these two projects.

I think we heard one test for Akash 1S in the Missile thread.


#15 AESA for Marine use will be the only one in early March 2019
2020 is a banner year with 6 projects to complete

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Postby jaysimha » 09 Mar 2018 12:37

https://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/pub/newsletter/2018/mar_18.pdf
march 2018 | volume 38 | issue 3
DRDO Newsletter
DRDO transfers 18 technologies in Defence-industry development meet

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Postby ramana » 10 Mar 2018 01:09

Saurav Jha article on Semiconductors;

http://m.deccanherald.com/section/25/1? ... ctors.html

In this context, reports suggesting that the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has decided not to fund a Rs 3,000-crore expansion of an existing engineering-scale GaN foundry at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, because of the risk involved in pursuing this new technology, and MeitYs desire to prioritise silica-based fabs to cater to existing civilian electronics requirements, are troubling, to say the least.

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Especially because the IISc proposal relates to scaling up an existing GaN facility at its Centre for Nanoscience and Engineering (CeNSE), where integrated work related to GaN material growth, MMIC creation, packaging and device fabrication is already underway...



As GaN applications are more for military use, its more appropriate for MoD to augment funds for the IISc lab.
MEIT focus on silicon fabs to support the civilian requirements is the right thing.

What exactly they want to do with Rs. 3000 crores to expand existing facility in IISc?

A Tejas greenfield factory is costing R.s 1350 crores to put this in context.

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Postby srin » 10 Mar 2018 08:15

Why is IISc setting up a foundry ? What if the prof who's getting the grant moves to a different place ?

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Postby Prasad » 10 Mar 2018 10:12

It is an existing lab at IISc that is producing GaN and giving out HEMT to various labs to study including defence labs per them. Leonardo, thats doing work to make the Gripen GaN radar is already atleast 3 years ahead of us in this regard. GaN is the future. Not investing is idiotic. The Prof (phd from penn state) is leading the lab in this. Who is gonna give you HEMT to LRDE to make a GaN Uttam successor?

Read up on CSNE http://www.cense.iisc.ac.in/research/gan-technology
Where they are, what they want to do etc...

Also, anyone will tell you, fabs are ridiculously expensive even for Si. Next gen tech is even more so. You first have to make IC packages, test them out, build bigger efficient designs. It's not likely that we're gonna get all this from outside. Atleast not in the near term.

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Postby Prasad » 10 Mar 2018 10:29

This is a Leonardo presentation from Sep 2016
Link to pdf

Look at where they are. Look at who is funding and what they say about it being a strategic asset. Main funding, apart from Leonardo's own, is from Italian MoD and ESA.

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Postby Prasad » 10 Mar 2018 10:44

Also GaN is built on a Si substrate. Everyone from Cambridge to Singapore is on the bandwagon and we don't want to fund a single lab using typical babu excuses, for basic research. Excellent.

Check the dates - Fujitsu 2015 http://www.transphormusa.com/news/trans ... r-devices/
And this from 2014 Singapore http://www.iqep.com/media/2014/03/robus ... -strategy/

Market potential https://www.grandviewresearch.com/indus ... ces-market
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/ ... -Forecasts
Now compare it with the 3k cr asked for.
And if you have IEEE access - http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/786 ... eload=true

Somebody should tell NaMo it can make more power efficient LED bulbs. Maybe then they'll get double quick funding

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Postby ramana » 10 Mar 2018 11:05

prasad, The MEIT is the wrong ministry to fund. It should be from MoD.

Why don't you make a write-up and send?

Dr Raghavan will lead the lab?

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Postby nash » 10 Mar 2018 12:05

3K crore is not small amount and with such a wide variety of application may be MoD, Meity and Department of Space can share the amount.
Also,IISc can also try to look for funds from private enterprise, if it is allowed and our private sector is aware and have some guts to take some risk.

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Postby Neela » 10 Mar 2018 12:39

If What SJha says is right, we are missing the bus here. Fully agree with Prasad here.
While CMOS is perfect for consumer electronics, GaN on the other hand will find its way wherever high energy, high efficiecy translations are required like transformers and batteries .(power electronics) And that is the way the entire ipower management industry is heading. Reason are that it can handle high power densities, can support wide freq band , it has a very large operating temp range and it and it can be manufactured with existing semiconductor machinery.

PS: While applying for a US visa out of Munich, I was asked specifically if I worked on GaN processes.

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Postby srin » 10 Mar 2018 17:54

While I understand the importance of GaN, what I still don't understand is why IISc ?

While they may be operating an engineering scale foundry, does that give skillset for a full-fledged production ?

Secondly, an university under MHRD needs money from MEIT for work to support MoD ? And we're expecting this to work with our babudom ? If a single babu in a single ministry objects or considers it a non-priority, there goes your project.

If MoD needs it badly (for defence radars), then MoD should own it and fund it and get it done. Like maybe BEL ? or DRDO ? DRDO has very good academic linkages, so why can't they expand on what IISc has done ?

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Postby ramana » 10 Mar 2018 21:36

Srin, The importance of GaN for military and space is clear. IISC has domain expertise in GaN. Already have an engineering lab that provides the substrate.
The issue is to build on this level of knowledge.
MEIT is not the right vehicle.
MoD as lead and DoS, would be the right balance. This is new ground and needs new thinking.

Maybe create a CeNSCi GaN corporate entity.

Like Stanford Research Institute.
Maybe BEL employees run this facility with expertise from the IISc.

Insn't GaN technology used for fast MOSFET?

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Postby SaiK » 13 Mar 2018 01:08

From manning missiles to HR, women power rising in defence R&D, production

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/ne ... 16.ece/amp


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Postby jaysimha » 13 Mar 2018 14:51

http://tenders.gov.in/viewtenddoc.asp?tid=andp931853&wno=1&td=TD
Bharat Electronics Ltd., Machilipatnam – 521 001 proposes to engage an agency for “Infrastructure
Facilities for Establishment of Advanced Night Vision Products factory at Nimmaluru, Pamarru
Mandal, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh

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Postby ramana » 13 Mar 2018 21:25

For Telugu folks that BEL, Machilipatnam is the old Andhra Scientific Instruments at Bandar set up by a stalwart physicist. It was taken over by BEL to ensure it survives as a subsidiary.

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Postby Vips » 14 Mar 2018 02:04

HAL to raise ₹4,200 cr through via IPO.

Government-sponsored Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) is aspiring to raise ₹4,200 crore from its initial public offering that opens for subscription on March 16. The aerospace company is engaged in design, development, manufacturing and other services of aircraft, helicopters, aero-engines, avionics, accessories and aerospace structures.

The IPO is an an offer-for-sale, where the company will not receive any money from the issue. It is a part of the government's 2017-18 divestment programme for which the target had been revised to ₹80,000 crore from ₹72,500 crore stated earlier in the Union Budget.

The government will offer over 3.41 crore equity shares through the issue, and over 6.68 lakh shares will be reserved for subscription by employees. The government will dilute 10.2 per cent of its stake in the company. The IPO closes on March 20.

Reportedly, the price band for the issue is fixed at ₹1,215-1,240 a share and retail investors will get shares at a discount of ₹25 a share.

The key attraction for the IPO would have been a joint venture between French firm Dassault Aviation and HAL for 126 Rafale fighter jets that India is purchasing from France. But the government on Tuesday dismissed such talks. Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre, in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha, said, “Due to the inability of the government to conclude negotiations and sign the contract, there was no such agreement between Dassault Aviation and Hindustan Aeronautics or any other public sector undertaking (PSU).”

HAL’s operations are organised into five complexes, namely the Bengaluru complex, MiG complex, Helicopter complex, Accessories complex, and Design complex, which together include 20 production divisions and 11 research and design centres located across India.

As of December 31, 2017, its order book was ₹68,461 crore which covers the next three years , which generally includes products and services to be manufactured and delivered and excludes anticipated revenues from joint ventures and subsidiaries.

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Postby JayS » 14 Mar 2018 19:21

Latest Report from Parliamentary committee on Defense is out. Take a look to find out useful info.

http://164.100.47.193/lsscommittee/Defe ... nce_43.pdf

“DRDO is involved in the development of new technologies & systems in domain
areas of missiles, aeronautical systems, armaments & combat engineering systems,
naval systems, electronics & communication systems etc. Some of the new
weapons systems in testing phase are: new generation anti radiation missiles
(NGARM), quick reaction surface to air missile (QRSAM), man-portable anti-tank
guided missile (MPATGM), Kautilya, Pralay, advanced towed array advanced towed
artillery gun systems (ATAGS), 500 kg general purpose bomb, advanced light weight
torpedo, ALTAS, NBC products to name a few.
Additionally new projects have also been sanctioned in 2017 for the development of
weapon systems for e.g. Guided Pinaka Rocket System, Infantry Combat Vehicle
Command (ICV Command), LRSAM Weapon System for Indigenous Aircraft Carrier
(IAC) for Indian Navy, Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) system for
Indian Army, Long Range Glide Bomb, Next Generation Explosive Reactive Armour
(NGERA), Naval Anti Ship Missile-Short Range (NASM-SR) to name a few. The total
cost of these sanctioned projects is Rs. 19,353 Crore(including User share). About
65-70% of DRDO budget is expected to cater to new weapon system development

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Postby Prem Kumar » 15 Mar 2018 01:11

I have a suspicion that the Naval anti-ship missile, short-range might actually be an "anti-anti-ship missile, short range".

I.e. a new gen Trishul or Barak-1 replacement

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Postby ramana » 15 Mar 2018 10:23

In section 1.20

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

Hopefully should see progress in next year.

The Parlimentary report is quite awesome.
Last meeting was 12 March 2018!

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Postby ramana » 15 Mar 2018 10:24

JayS
What is Kautilya?

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Postby JayS » 15 Mar 2018 10:52

ramana wrote:JayS
What is Kautilya?


Its a space based ELNIT system (Satellite based Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) Payload 432.80Cr grant, to be exact). DRDL(RCI) and ISRO are working on it. It started way back in 2012. I think its running behind schedule.

From one of the MoD reports, posted by KaranM in 2014:

KAUTILYA for Space Borne ELINT System:
Programme KAUTILYA involves development
of Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) payload for
integration on an indigenous mini Satellite.
Preliminary Design Review (PDR) and
Detailed Design Review for ELINT payload
have been completed. Baseline Design
Review with ISRO has also been completed.
System feasibility study has been completed
and system configuration has been finalised.
Hardware development is in progress.


There is one tender showing diagrams for 2D antenna enclosure (or something like that) for Project Kautilya.

https://www.google.se/url?sa=t&rct=j&q= ... RMfmFXP0i6

DRDL built a new building in HYD campus named Kautilya. It may be so that its dedicated for this project only.

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Postby Vips » 15 Mar 2018 19:04

Heavy Engineering Corporation to spend Rs 2,300 crore over 3 years to revamp equipment.

In a bid to compete with world players as well as to mark a foray into defence and nuclear applications, state-owned capital goods maker Heavy Engineering Corporation will be spending close to Rs 2,300 crore over the next three years to replace its equipment and refurbish some existing facilities, a senior official said.

HEC is one of the companies among other public sector undertakings like Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML), Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) etc that are on an expansion drive to cater to "strategic applications" opening up in the country.

"You can call it a repositioning of HEC", Avijit Ghosh, chairman of HEC told ET on the sidelines of ongoing International Metal and Foundry Expo that kicked off on Wednesday.

"You can call it a repositioning of HEC", Avijit Ghosh, chairman of HEC told ET on the sidelines of ongoing International Metal and Foundry Expo that kicked off on Wednesday.

Out of the total planned spend, Rs 1300 will be spent on the rehabilitation drive while the rest of the Rs 1,000 crore will be spent on other liabilities.

The funding for the 'rehabilitation program' will come from monetisation from lands as well as loans from banks, Ghosh said. With this plan, the company will mark a change in its profile from supplying to steel and mining industries to starting to supply to defence and nuclear sectors.

The plan includes doubling its capacity for some products like tank casting, ship shafts and refurbishing equipment to make defence products like bombshells. The company has also tied up with Russian nuclear engineering company OKBM Afrikantov and will be manufacturing for nuclear power plant equipment also.

Union minister for defence, Nirmala Sitharaman had said on Monday that defence PSUs need to be revitalised so that they are ahead of the curve in addressing the requirements of the armed forces.

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Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises
Indian Foundry Industry to invest USD 3 billion announced at IFMET 2018
Posted On: 14 MAR 2018 4:28PM by PIB Mumbai

The 1st International Metal and Foundry (IFMET) Expo was today inaugurated at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon (East), Mumbai. The expo cum conference is being held as part of the ‘Make in India’ initiative and it shall be open till March 16th, 2018.

Indian Foundry Industry, the 3rd largest globally, expects an investment of USD 3 billion while the National Steel Policy has envisaged steel production to reach 110 million tons (mt) by 2019-20.
The exhibition and conference will provide excellent business opportunities for the manufacturers of foundry, metal, metallurgy, steel and allied industries to showcase their technologies, new initiatives, products and services to the global audience.
“Currently, India is manufacturing castings of about 10 million tonnes a year but it can jump to 20 million tonnes, driven by domestic demand as lot of emphasis is being given on railways, defence and infrastructure sectors which are all going to consume castings”, said Dr. H. Sundara Murthy, President, The Indian Foundry organization (IFO) .
He added that India’s export market share can rise from 2% - 3% now to about 6% -7% which will enhance foreign exchange earnings and generate employment.
He also mentioned that the industry employs about 2.5 million while there is scope of employing additional 2.5 million people, if the industry grows at a rapid rate in the next 3-4 years.
Government Departments and Industry leaders who are participating are ISRO, HEC, MECON, MSME TOOL ROOM, CIDC, AFECO, AIMIL, ALTAIR Engineering, BLA Coke, CU-BUILT, EIRICH, FARO, GNR, INDIANA Machine Tools, KOIWAI and UNICON, to mention a few.

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Postby ramana » 16 Mar 2018 01:55

Annexure A, B and c are very interesting.
Annexure A gives the status of 13 projects at OFB with start and complete dates and estimated completed date due to slips. It also gives the project cost and how much has been spent.

Annexure B gives the products indigenized or made with DRDO technology at OFBs.
Annexure C gives products developed by OFB with own technology.

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Postby jaysimha » 16 Mar 2018 14:12

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Jacket Combat Polyester Cotton (20:30! Disruptive with lndian Army Logo has been developed to improve fabric with new camouflage design and Indian ArmyLogo for Armv. This Jacket is manufactured for the use during combat duties in combination with Trousers made of same fabric.

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Postby tsarkar » 16 Mar 2018 15:06

Prem Kumar wrote:I have a suspicion that the Naval anti-ship missile, short-range might actually be an "anti-anti-ship missile, short range".

I.e. a new gen Trishul or Barak-1 replacement

It's an air launched anti ship missile to enable carriage by shipbourne Helicopters/Fighters to replace Sea Eagle

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Postby Pratyush » 16 Mar 2018 15:23

tsarkar wrote:
Prem Kumar wrote:I have a suspicion that the Naval anti-ship missile, short-range might actually be an "anti-anti-ship missile, short range".

I.e. a new gen Trishul or Barak-1 replacement

It's an air launched anti ship missile to enable carriage by shipbourne Helicopters/Fighters to replace Sea Eagle



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.


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