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Postby pankajs » 26 Jul 2018 15:48

https://twitter.com/DefProdnIndia/statu ... 6915806213
Defence Production India Verified account @DefProdnIndia

In a major boost to indigenisation in Defence, Engine Factory Avadi, Chennai (OFB) successfully develops engines of Main Battle Tanks, T-72 & T-90 indigenously. Hon'ble RM Smt Nirmala Sitharaman will hand over the engines to Indian Army on 28th July

#MakeInIndia

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Postby Varoon Shekhar » 27 Jul 2018 07:07

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"In a major boost to indigenisation in Defence, Engine Factory Avadi, Chennai (OFB) successfully develops engines of Main Battle Tanks, T-72 & T-90 indigenously. Hon'ble RM Smt Nirmala Sitharaman will hand over the engines to Indian Army on 28th July"

Very good news. Question- was this done totally indigenously i.e by Indians all by themselves, or was there significant Russian input in the effort? Commendable anyway, but even more so if OFB or DRDO did it without foreign assistance.

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Postby Cybaru » 27 Jul 2018 08:14

license produced?

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Postby pankajs » 27 Jul 2018 09:24

^
Looks like Russian.

http://chtz-uraltrac.com/catalog/items/21.php

Q is was it not being *full produced* in India before? The tanks were in production from a long time back. Was a part of the engine assembly being imported till now?

Q also, Did the fully indiginization happen only yesterday or is this news floated every couple of year as new development to satisfy the political masters? I do recall a recent case where an old development was passed off "again" as a new development.

In any case, the while the claim might not be false wrt the word "develops" but it borders on falsehood and does not sit well with me.

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Postby jaysimha » 27 Jul 2018 13:12

https://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/pub/newsletter/2018/august_18.pdf
DRDO august news
AUGUST 2018 | volume 38 | issue 8
DIPR Hands Over Prototype of the Training Management System to ARTRAC

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Postby jaysimha » 27 Jul 2018 13:16

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Aerospace & Defence Manufacturing Kumbh Mela update
5th Edition 9th & 10th Aug 2018
HAL Convention Center, Bangalore.
http://www.aeromag.in/ADMS/623117540.pdf

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Postby kit » 27 Jul 2018 16:53

Indegenisation is mandatory will all defence arms importing foreign material ., how much it achieves seems to matter as responsible people get incentives much like ISRO does .. good in a way but i dont know who actually certifies the extent of " indigenisation"

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Postby csaurabh » 31 Jul 2018 09:53

jaysimha wrote:Image
Aerospace & Defence Manufacturing Kumbh Mela update
5th Edition 9th & 10th Aug 2018
HAL Convention Center, Bangalore.
http://www.aeromag.in/ADMS/623117540.pdf


Hi,
Where did you get this information from and how can I register?
I can not seem to find this on the net!

All I can find is this
http://www.aerodefindia.com/
which shows a conference in Jan 2019

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Postby jaysimha » 31 Jul 2018 10:48

csaurabh wrote:Hi,
Where did you get this information from and how can I register?


It is mentioned there
pls write to Email : preethim (at) aeromag.in seminar (at) aeromag.in

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Postby csaurabh » 31 Jul 2018 10:55

jaysimha wrote:
csaurabh wrote:Hi,
Where did you get this information from and how can I register?


It is mentioned there
pls write to Email : preethim (at) aeromag.in seminar (at) aeromag.in


My question is why on earth is this information not available on a public website? Infact, I can't find anything related to this particular exhibition online.

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Postby JayS » 31 Jul 2018 15:44

GOI finally approved Strategic Partner Model. Took quite a while after MP's exit. Glad its done though. The acquisition of 111 utility twin-engine helicopters worth Rs 21,000 crore for the Indian Navy would be the launch program for SP model.

Google for news.

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Postby jaysimha » 07 Aug 2018 13:33

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease. ... lid=181539
Ministry of Defence06-August, 2018 16:02 IST
Budget for DRDO
The total Budget of Department of Defence Research & Development (R&D) for the Financial Year 2018-19 is Rs. 17861.19 crore with a manpower of approximately 24224 (including 7354 scientists).

A total of 13 research projects in Technology Development (TD) and Science & Technology (S&T) category have been taken up in the year 2018-19 in the broad areas of hybrid power system, advanced materials, CBW Defence technologies, laser diode technology, technologies for insensitive munition etc. and since these are in design phase, outcome of research projects will be seen in the subsequent years.

The following projects have been completed by DRDO during the last three years which finds merit for indigenous production through various partner agencies:

46m inflatable radome,
medium size integrated aerostat surveillance system (NAKSHATRA),
heavy drop system – 16T,
enhanced range rocket (PINAKA Mk-II),
sub- munition warheads for PINAKA,
250 kg pre-fragmented bomb,
air bursting grenades for individual weapons,
penetration-cum-blast (PCB) and thermo-baric (TB) ammunition for 120 mm Arjun tank,
multi calibre individual weapon system (MCIWS),

minefieldmarking equipment Mk-II,
CBRNe remotely operated platforms (CBRNeP),
bar mine layer,
mountain foot bridge,
water mist system validation for fire protection in naval ships,
electro-optical fire control system for naval ships,
commander’s non-panoramic TI sight for AFVs (T-90, T-72 & BMP-II),
medium power radar (MPR) for IAF,
anti-torpedo decoy system (MAAREECH),
high speed heavy weight ship launched torpedo (VARUNASTRA),

multi-influence ground mine (MIGM) etc.

To streamline working of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to expedite various projects, DRDO has been reviewed/audited by a number of independent committees in recent past (since 2007) as listed below:
Rama Rao Committee (RRC) – most of the suggestions have been implemented.
In addition, Ministry of Defence (MoD) has set up various committees viz. Ravindra Gupta Task Force (RGTF) and Naresh Chandra Task Force (NCTF) on National Security – action has been taken accordingly.
Performance audit of DRDO labs is done on case-to-case basis by audit authorities.
This information was given by Rajya Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman in a written reply to Dr. Vinay P. Sahasrabuddhe in Rajya Sabha today.
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Postby jaysimha » 07 Aug 2018 13:38

http://pib.nic.in/PressReleaseIframePag ... ID=1541721
Ministry of Defence
Indigenous Manufacturing of Defence Equipments

Posted On: 06 AUG 2018 4:00PM by PIB Delhi
(1) Capital procurement of defence equipment is undertaken from various domestic as well as foreign vendors as per extant Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP), based on threat perception, operational challenges and technological changes and to keep the Army in a state of readiness to meet the entire spectrum of security challenges.
2. Based on the data provided by CGDA, the Capital expenditure on purchase of defence items by the three services in the last three years, from Indian vendors and Foreign vendors are as given below :-
Capital Procurement (Rs in Crore)

Year
Procurement from Indian vendors
Percentage (%)
Procurement from Foreign vendors
Percentage (%)
Total Procurement

2015-16 39149 62.80 23192 37.20 62341
2016-17 41872 60.55 27278 39.45 69150
2017-18 43697 60.08 29035 39.92 72732

DPP focuses on institutionalising, streamlining, and simplifying defence procurement procedure to give a boost to ‘Make in India’ initiative of the Government of India, by promoting indigenous design, development and manufacturing of defence equipment, platforms, systems and sub-systems. The key objectives of the ‘Make in India’ initiative of the Government are being realised through several policy measures which include: -
• A separate procedure for ‘Make-II’ sub-category has been notified wherein a number of industry friendly provisions such as relaxation of eligibility criterion, minimal documentation, provision for considering ‘suo-moto’ proposals suggested by industry/individual etc., have been introduced.
• The Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for consideration of ‘suo-moto’ proposals under ‘Make-II’ sub/category of Capital Acquisition has been promulgated.
• A Defence Investor Cell has been created in the Ministry to provide all necessary information including addressing queries related to investment opportunities, procedures and regulatory requirements for investment in the sector.
• The process for export clearance has been streamlined and made transparent & online.
• The strengthening of defence-industrial base of the country is a continuous process and is undertaken by the Government periodically based on the requirements, viability, availability of resources etc. Recently, it has been decided to establish two defence industrial corridors to serve as an engine of economic development and growth of defence industrial base in the country. While one corridor spans Chennai, Hosur, Coimbatore, Salem and Tiruchirappalli in Tamil Nadu, the other extends across Aligarh, Agra, Jhansi, Kanpur, Chitrakoot and Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh (UP).
• An innovation ecosystem for Defence titled Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) has been launched on 12th April 2018 by the Hon'ble PM during Def-expo 2018. iDEX is aimed at creation of an ecosystem to foster innovation and technology development in Defence and Aerospace by engaging Industries including MSMEs, Start-ups, Individual Innovators, R&D institutes and Academia and provide them grants / funding and other support to carryout R&D which has potential for future adoption for Indian defence and aerospace needs.
• Offset guidelines have been made flexible by allowing change of Indian Offset Partners (IOPs) and offset components, even in signed contracts. Foreign Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are now not required to indicate the details of IOPs and products at the time of signing of contracts. ‘Services’ as an avenue of offset have been re-instated.
• To promote the participation of private sector, Outsourcing and Vendor Development Guidelines for DPSUs and OFB have been issued. The guidelines mandate each DPSU and OFB to have a short-term and long-term outsourcing and vendor development plan to gradually increase the outsourcing from private sector.
• Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) was revised in 2016. Specific provisions have been introduced for stimulating growth of the domestic defence industry.
• A new category of procurement ‘Buy {Indian-IDDM (Indigenously Designed, Developed and Manufactured)}’ has been introduced in DPP-2016 to promote indigenous design and development of defence equipment. This Category has been accorded top most priority for procurement of capital equipment. Besides this, preference is being given to ‘Buy (Indian)’ and ‘Buy and Make (Indian)’ categories of capital acquisition over ‘Buy (Global)’ & ‘Buy & Make (Global)’ categories.
• Government has notified the ‘Strategic Partnership (SP)’ Model which envisages establishment of long-term strategic partnerships with Indian entities through a transparent and competitive process, wherein they would tie up with global Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to seek technology transfers to set up domestic manufacturing infrastructure and supply chains.
• The ‘Make’ Procedure has been simplified with provisions for funding of 90% of development cost by the Government to Indian industry and reserving projects not exceeding development cost of Rs. 10 Crore (Government funded) and Rs. 3 Crore (Industry funded) for MSMEs.
• Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy has been revised and under the revised policy, FDI is allowed under automatic route upto 49% and beyond 49% through Government route wherever it is likely to result in access to modern technology or for other reasons to be recorded.
• The Defence Products List for the purpose of issuing Industrial Licenses (ILs) under IDR Act has been revised and most of the components, parts, sub-systems, testing equipment and production equipment have been removed from the list, so as to reduce the entry barriers for the industry, particularly small & medium segment. The initial validity of the Industrial License granted under the IDR Act has been increased from 03 years to 15 years with a provision to further extend it by 03 years on a case-to-case basis.
• Government has set up the Technology Development Fund (TDF) to encourage participation of public/ private industries especially MSMEs, through provision of grants, so as to create an eco-system for enhancing cutting-edge technology capability for defence applications.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Akhilesh Prasad Singh in Rajya Sabha today.
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Postby jaysimha » 07 Aug 2018 13:40

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Government of India
Ministry of Defence
06-August-2018 15:58 IST
Dependence on Foreign Weapons

Capital procurement of defence equipment is undertaken from various domestic as well as foreign vendors, based on operational requirements of the Armed Forces, the availability or capacity to produce the equipment in India and abroad to keep the Armed Forces in a state of readiness to meet the entire spectrum of security challenges.

During the last three years and current year (upto June, 2018) out of total 168 contracts, 106 contracts have been signed with Indian vendors for procurement of defence equipment for Armed Forces such as Helicopters, Radar, Ballistic Helmets, Artillery Guns, Simulators, Missiles, Bullet Proof Jackets, Electronic Fuzes and ammunition.

Government is pursuing initiatives to achieve higher levels of indigenization and self-reliance in the defence sector by harnessing the capabilities of the public and private sector industries in the country. These measures include according priority and preference to procurement from Indian vendors and liberalization of the licensing regime. Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) accords the highest priority to Buy Indian (Indigenously Designed, Developed and Manufactured) (IDDM). The ‘Make’ procedure has been simplified with provisions for earmarking projects not exceeding development cost of Rs.10 crores (government funded) and Rs.3 crores (Industry funded) for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs); and with provisions for involving private industry as production agencies and technology transfer partners. Government has also promulgated the policy on Strategic Partnership in the Defence Sector to encourage broader participation of the private sector in manufacture of major defence platforms and equipment.



This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Lal Sinh Vadodia in Rajya Sabha today.

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Postby Rakesh » 08 Aug 2018 03:05

Read the whole article. Website is not allowing me to do cut-and-paste.

MoD fires 11 gen-next challenges at start-ups
https://english.manoramaonline.com/news ... -ups-.html

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Postby ramana » 16 Aug 2018 21:24

Nice process flow. I believe a former RECW and IITM graduate was instrumental in this Carbon Fiber mfg process.

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Postby ramana » 23 Aug 2018 06:38

Dated article from CLAWS on Brahmos and IGMP

IGMP: The Brahmos Way

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Postby Karan M » 24 Aug 2018 20:14

Software Defined Radio developed by DRDO for the Indian Navy
https://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/pub/newsle ... ust_18.pdf

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Postby Vips » 25 Aug 2018 18:30

G Satheesh Reddy is new DRDO chairman.

G Satheesh Reddy, distinguished scientist and scientific adviser to defence minister (SA to RM) and director general, Missiles & Strategic Systems (DG MSS)has been appointed secretary, Department of Defence R&D and chairman, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The announcement was made on Saturday.

It has been quite a journey for Satheesh Reddy who hails from Nellore in Andhra Pradesh, who distinguished himself throughout his career to reach the top position.

Satheesh Reddy is well known for his significant contributions towards indigenous design, development, deployment of diversified Missiles & Strategic Systems, Guided Weapons, Avionics technologies and for sustained efforts in advancement of Aerospace Technologies & Industries in India.

He graduated in Electronics and Communication Engineering from JNTU, Anantapur and received his MS and PhD from JNTU Hyderabad. He joined Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL), Hyderabad in 1986 and subsequently joined Research Centre Imarat (RCI), the brain child of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, after its formation.

From a young navigation scientist and system manager, he rose steadily and after his multiple significant appointments and decades of sustained contributions to Defence R&D, Reddy was elevated as distinguished scientist in September 2014 and was appointed as scientific adviser to defence minister in May 2015.

As SA to RM, Reddy significantly contributed towards the formulation of many national policies and was pivotal in evolving roadmap for self-sufficiency in missiles. As director general, Missiles and Strategic Systems, he spearheaded Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Missile Complex Laboratories - ASL, DRDL and RCI, ITR, TBRL and other technical facilities. He led the design and development of a wide range of tactical and strategic missile systems to attain complete self-sufficiency in missiles and initiated many new projects to equip Armed forces with state-of-the-art weapons and technologies.

He invigorated the BMD programme and developed the mission critical technologies for Long Range Agni-5 missile. As Director, RCI, he led many Programmes, Projects and steered the development of indigenous RF and IIR Seekers.

As programme director, Reddy successfully developed the Medium Range SAMs and achieved a streak of successes in the maiden missions. As project director, developed the country's first 1000kg class Guided Bomb and laid foundation for Long Range Smart Guided Weapons. He is a renowned navigation expert and as project director and technology director, steered the design and development of indigenous Inertial Sensors, SatNav Receivers, advanced Inertial Navigation Systems for a variety of defence applications including the Ship Navigation.

He holds the distinction of being inducted as Fellow of Royal Institute of Navigation (FRIN), London, Royal Aeronautical Society, UK (FRAeS) and Foreign Member of the Academy of Navigation & Motion Control, Russia. He is an Honorary Fellow of CSI & Project Management Association of India, Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering, IET (UK), Associate Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, USA and many other Academies/scientific bodies in the country and abroad.

For his distinguished contributions, Dr Satheesh received several prestigious international and national awards which includes the Indian Science Congress Association Homi J. Bhabha Memorial Gold Medal, National Aeronautical Prize, National Design Award, National Systems Gold Medal, the first IEI-IEEE (USA) joint award for Engineering Excellence and was conferred with the Silver Medal of Royal Aeronautical Society, London. He is also a recipient of Dr Biren Roy Space Science Design Award, Astronautical Society of India Rocketry & Related technologies Award and has been conferred with honorary degrees of Doctor of Science by many leading universities in the country.

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Postby Karan M » 25 Aug 2018 18:31

Finally!!

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Postby suryag » 25 Aug 2018 19:54

Not sure what happened to the not so favorable intelligence report on him which delayed this decision

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Postby Prasad » 25 Aug 2018 21:59

suryag wrote:Not sure what happened to the not so favorable intelligence report on him which delayed this decision

Source?


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Postby ramana » 28 Aug 2018 03:25

X-Posting...
Looks like Technology Development Fund has funded the CCF fuze development.

https://tdf.drdo.gov.in/funding_details/index/13

This was the ARDE PGK fuze of which we had heard many times.

It was supposed to be ARDE, IIT Mumbai and OFB to fabricate.

Wonder what is going on. If this is a competetion to the ARDE version?

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Postby Philip » 28 Aug 2018 05:04

DRDO reportedly ( Hindu) has developed an 8.5km extended range ASW rocket projectile for warships.Currently Ru RBUs use projectiles that have a range of just under 6km.Ru reports of their own development of a new similar projectile 90R1 with an operating depth of 600m.A similar round, the Magnesit MN acts as a decoy to counter incominb torpedoes fired from the same RBU system.

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Postby Kakarat » 28 Aug 2018 13:33

https://twitter.com/PrinSciAdvGoI/statu ... 6210297857

The Prime Minister’s Science, Technology & Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC) has been constituted.


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Postby Vips » 01 Sep 2018 02:45

BrahMos chief lauds Godrej on delivery of airframe.

Godrej Aerospace on Friday handed over the first of the 100 orders for the airframes for the air-launched version of the BrahMos missile systems to Defence Research Development Laboratories.

Sudhir Mishra, Distinguished Scientist and Director General (BrahMos), DRDO, and MD & CEO, BrahMos Aerospace, feels the achievement is bigger than being able to make even the most advanced weapon systems in the world.

Godrej has already started working on missile boosters for the BrahMoS, and BrahMoS Aerospace has already given it a development order to make the boosters in India. Indian boosters will also start coming within a year, Godrej said. The booster is another major subsystem similar to fuel management.

“The manufacturing of this fuel management system is much more complicated than the development and manufacturing of any weapon or aero-system in the world,” Mishra told BusinessLine in an interview.

The airframe also acts as a fuel management system, responsible for managing the liquid propellent and controlled flow combustion of fuel to fire the missile towards its target.

“Today, if there is one company that can manufacture an aerospace engine, it is just Godrej because they have the experience of making this fuel management system,” Mishra added.

In December 2017, Godrej Aerospace had won an order for 100 sets of airframe assemblies for the air-launched version. Godrej has already supplied 100 sets of the land version of the missile to BrahMos Aerospace.

Working with DRDO on the BrahMos missile has helped Godrej Aerospace turn profitable after nearly 20 years of operations. Godrej is also helping BrahMos Aerospace achieve indigenisation levels of 85 per cent.

“This fuel management system comprises more than 2,500 different materials. All these materials are indigenously developed and sourced. The company (Godrej) created a manufacturing ecosystem which can develop defence equipment,” Mishra said.

The division is profitable because it does a variety of things including exports, said Jamshyd Godrej, Chairman and MD of Godrej & Boyce, the parent of Godrej Aerospace. “It has been 20 years of investment. It was certainly not profitable from day one, but currently it is. The aerospace division works on both the defence side and the space side. And all this together has helped us turn profitable.”

Godrej said the company will also work aggressively on exports to grow the aerospace division.

“We have specialised in certain types of components and for those there is export opportunity. Our partnership with Rolls Royce is for over 300 types of brackets in the engine. Those are the type of components we want to specialise in, export and raise revenue,” Godrej said in a statement.

BrahMos is a supersonic missile with a flight range of up to 290 km and can carry conventional warhead weighing 200-300 kg. It is the fastest cruise missile in the world.

“India has become the first country in the world to have integrated a BrahMoS kind of cruise missile into a fighter aircraft. No one, including US or even Russia, has such as capability,” Mishra said.

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Postby Vips » 02 Sep 2018 05:55

R Madhavan assumes charge as CMD at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.


"Maintaining the numero uno position of HAL in aerospace industry :rotfl: while delivering worldclass products and services through increased indigenisation would be my key focus areas,"Madhavan said in a company statement in Bengaluru.

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Postby Kakarat » 02 Sep 2018 10:49

HAL has to first understand that for their survival the will have to diversify and enter civilian aerospace market

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Postby Vips » 02 Sep 2018 22:07

India's first indigenous microprocessor which can cater to civil and military needs


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Postby Gyan » 02 Sep 2018 22:09

Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)
• Successful test firing of indigenously developed Quick Reaction Surface
to Air Missile
• Successful test firing of indigenous Surface to Air Missile Akash-1S with
BEL manufactured Radio Frequency Seeker;
• Central Acquisition Radar (Rohini) - 30 to IAF, order completed;
• Aslesha Radar – 21 to Army, order completed;
• 3D Tactical Control Radar – 29 to Army, order completed;
• L70 Gun Upgrade – 113 manufactured by January 2018;
• Schilka Tank Upgrade – 18 to Army by January 2018;
• Weapon Locating Radar - 18 to Army by January 2018;
• HHTI with LRF - 3319 to Army by January 2018;
• Ship borne EW System (Varuna) – 12 to Indian Navy by January 2018;
Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL)
• Final Integration of Akash-1S missile with seeker.
• Successfully executed the Milan-2T Contract of 5000 Nos
• Inauguration of Manufacturing Facility of Astra Weapon System at
Bhanur Unit;
• Konkurs-M – ATGM – 504 supplied to Army by January 2018;
• MILAN-2T - ATGM – 4840 supplied to Army by January 2018;
• Akash Missile System – 1561 supplied to IAF & Army, by January 2018;
• INVAR – ATGM - 5103 supplied to Army by January 2018
• Indigenization of Missile systems-
 Light Weight Torpedo (LWT-XP) - Level of Indigenization: 95%
 AKASH Surface to Air Missile - Level of Indigenization: 96%
 Heavy Weight Torpedo (Varunastra HWT-XP) - Level of
Indigenization: 95%.
 Indigenization of Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) - Konkurs-
M - 90%, Invar - 78.6%, Milan-2T - 71%

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Postby kit » 03 Sep 2018 00:06

Vips wrote:India's first indigenous microprocessor which can cater to civil and military needs




i think India did have chip design capabilities for a while now .. it's not a new thing ..why the brouhaha

its the high end foundries that it dosent have

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Postby souravB » 03 Sep 2018 00:34

kit wrote:
Vips wrote:India's first indigenous microprocessor which can cater to civil and military needs




i think India did have chip design capabilities for a while now .. it's not a new thing ..why the brouhaha

its the high end foundries that it dosent have

Before this India has only licensed ARM architecture which comes with it's own instruction sets and designed chip based on the architecture i.e. add or modify components or change number of instructions executed per second. The instruction sets are the same.
Shakti is based on open source RISC-V Instruction sets where due to open source nature one can add or subtract instruction sets giving rise to a whole new architecture itself. So in a way you can say it is a new architecture and a new chip in itself.

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Postby nam » 03 Sep 2018 23:16

Don't know if this has been posted earlier. Our GaN efforts

We have L,S,C band GaN AESA. The next and most important one is X band. Icing would be to get to Ku Band. Apparently we have GaS Ku Band.

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

Hope the remaining components are similar to the ones used in GaS AESA. If the tech has moved on from the lab, in the pipeline large radars could be GaN based.

Hope X band is done soon. We can have Uttam with GaN.

In the link DRDO is claiming power output of 400W. The Khan is publicly at 900W! Top of the food chain are the Japanese. They have a GaN AESA fighter radar and AESA based BVR, started deploying in 2012!

our effort in AESA has been truly TFTA. We are probably 3-4 years behind the crowd.

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

Postby Katare » 04 Sep 2018 00:31

1561 Akash missile supplied to IA/IAF. :twisted:

Good example of how domestic weapons can be made in such large numbers, imports would have broken the bank/forex.

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Postby abhik » 04 Sep 2018 08:40

"Top of the food chain are the Japanese. They have a GaN AESA fighter radar and AESA based BVR, started deploying in 2012!"
AFAIK there are no operational GaN AESA fighter radars, happy to be corrected.

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

Postby sivab » 04 Sep 2018 09:36

souravB wrote:
kit wrote:

i think India did have chip design capabilities for a while now .. it's not a new thing ..why the brouhaha

its the high end foundries that it dosent have

Before this India has only licensed ARM architecture which comes with it's own instruction sets and designed chip based on the architecture i.e. add or modify components or change number of instructions executed per second. The instruction sets are the same.
Shakti is based on open source RISC-V Instruction sets where due to open source nature one can add or subtract instruction sets giving rise to a whole new architecture itself. So in a way you can say it is a new architecture and a new chip in itself.


Incorrect. DRDO(Anurag) and ISRO have been designing indigenous CPU's for strategic purposes since late 1990's for missiles, rockets and gen purpose computing uses. Most of these are manufactured in India by SCL and some outside India. Some claims in that video are nonsense.

Google for Anupama processor (33MHz-0.7um), Abacus processor (90Mhz-0.15um, 200Mhz-0.13um), Migacore processor (1GHz-90nm), Anusanchar DSP, Anuvani DSP, all from Anurag and vikram processor from ISRO.

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

Postby prasannasimha » 04 Sep 2018 09:58

Correct SCL Chandigarh has been manufacturing space grade microprocessors for years.
Also SOC has been used by DRDO and designed and made in India

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Postby souravB » 04 Sep 2018 16:00

sivab wrote:Incorrect. DRDO(Anurag) and ISRO have been designing indigenous CPU's for strategic purposes since late 1990's for missiles, rockets and gen purpose computing uses. Most of these are manufactured in India by SCL and some outside India. Some claims in that video are nonsense.

Google for Anupama processor (33MHz-0.7um), Abacus processor (90Mhz-0.15um, 200Mhz-0.13um), Migacore processor (1GHz-90nm), Anusanchar DSP, Anuvani DSP, all from Anurag and vikram processor from ISRO.

I didn't know this. Thanks for the info. :D


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