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

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

Postby vipins » 09 Jun 2019 12:28

Aditya_V wrote:The image on page 5, it could well be a AAM, we dont from the scaled down model. Given it has 8 external control surfaces, AAM would be a very likely candidate, with the 1 stage pushing the missile to MAch 4+ and dropping off the 2nd stage igniting to give end game energy to the missile.

QRSAM?

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Postby jaysimha » 10 Jun 2019 13:19

ramana wrote:Jaysimha Thanks for the Hindu report on the role of women engineers in Saras Program.
welcome sir,,

some more from NAL website.

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SUCCESSFUL COMMERCIALISATION OF COMPOSITE TECHNOLOGY
https://www.nal.res.in/en/latestupdate?ar_id=150

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Postby chola » 10 Jun 2019 13:25

jaysimha wrote:
some more from NAL website.

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SUCCESSFUL COMMERCIALISATION OF COMPOSITE TECHNOLOGY
https://www.nal.res.in/en/latestupdate?ar_id=150


So was the composite material developed with Tata? Or Tata was just the manufacturer?

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Postby jaysimha » 10 Jun 2019 13:51

chola wrote:So was the composite material developed with Tata? Or Tata was just the manufacturer?


tata must have played a major role since Mr. CR SATHYA, FORMER GROUP DIRECTOR, VSSC
was SR. V.P. (TECHNOLOGY), TAML

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Postby JayS » 10 Jun 2019 15:59

NAL developed the entire Tech. TAML got ToT. I don't think TAML has much of intrinsic capability in composite tech. Its not that difficult to teach a bunch of skilled workers to make Composite parts with proper instructions.

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

Postby JayS » 10 Jun 2019 16:00

vipins wrote:
Aditya_V wrote:The image on page 5, it could well be a AAM, we dont from the scaled down model. Given it has 8 external control surfaces, AAM would be a very likely candidate, with the 1 stage pushing the missile to MAch 4+ and dropping off the 2nd stage igniting to give end game energy to the missile.

QRSAM?

Not QRSAM. It has winglets mounted much closer to the nose.

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

Postby Karan M » 12 Jun 2019 00:13

Modi govt approves new agency to develop space warfare weapon systems

https://www.republicworld.com/india-new ... QgSTtPwgJU


With the aim of enhancing the capabilities of the armed forces to fight wars in space, the government has approved the setting up of a new agency which will develop sophisticated weapon systems and technologies for the purpose
The new agency will be called the Defence Space Research Agency (DSRO)
The agency would be providing the research and development support to the Defence Space Agency (DSA) which comprises members of the three services

With the aim of enhancing the capabilities of the armed forces to fight wars in space, the government has approved the setting up of a new agency which will develop sophisticated weapon systems and technologies for the purpose.

"The Cabinet Committee on Security headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has cleared the setting up of this new agency called the Defence Space Research Agency (DSRO) which has been entrusted with the task of creating space warfare weapon systems and technologies," sources in the Defence Ministry told reporters.

The decision was taken at the topmost level by the government some time ago and the agency has started taking shape under a Joint Secretary-level scientist.

The agency would be provided with a team of scientists which would be working in close coordination with the tri-services integrated defence staff officers.

The agency would be providing the research and development support to the Defence Space Agency (DSA) which comprises members of the three services. The DSA has been created to help the country fight wars in the space.

In March this year, the country had carried out the Anti Satellite Test which demonstrated its capability to shoot down satellites in space.

With this missile test, India joined an elite club of four nations with such capability. The test also helped the country develop deterrence capability against adversaries who may want to attack Indian satellites to cripple systems in time of war.

The Defence Space Agency is being set up in Bengaluru under an Air Vice Marshal-rank officer and will gradually take over the space-related capabilities of the three forces.

The Modi government has created agencies for tackling space and cyber warfare along with a Special Operations Division to tackle the need for special operations required to be carried out both inside and outside the country.

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Postby Karan M » 12 Jun 2019 00:15

Good move, keeps budgetary allocations out of DRDO/ISRO and prevents diversion OR stress on their projects. Keeps responsibility separate for focus, monitoring, also allows many more projects for space to be out of ambit for traditional DRDO/ISRO projects.

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Postby ArjunPandit » 12 Jun 2019 00:23

i still havent heard anything on engine tech..may be I am too greedy...

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Postby darshhan » 12 Jun 2019 00:37

One such agency is also required for AI and Unmanned vehicles asap. Instead of having their own labs and infrastructure, ideally this agency should be modelled on DARPA and the operating doctrine should be identify, mentor and fund promising ideas coming out of Technical institutes, Private companies and even Govt organizations if they meet the parameters.

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

Postby Karan M » 12 Jun 2019 01:52

UAVs are happening under ADE.

AI, Robotics is under CAIR. Agree, more focus is required.

But all is dependent on funding. Am hoping NDA2.0 is more liberal with military, R&D funding vs NDA 1.

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Postby jaysimha » 14 Jun 2019 13:45

Jindal Stainless (Hisar) Limited reports Q4FY19 PAT at Rs 66 crore
http://mumbainewsexpress.com/jindal-sta ... -66-crore/

The company developed new grades of steel for Defence and Aerospace, including ISRO. These grades find application in mine protecting vehicle, mine trawl, armoured vehicle, nuclear submarine missile launcher etc.

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

Postby nam » 14 Jun 2019 14:07

Everything depends on the budget allocation. I am firmly of the view that all Defence research, given the strategic nature, should be directly under PMO.

Like ISRO. Every strategic projects be it nukes or SSBN have worked, because they are out of ministry politics and directly controlled by the head of the nation.

You want jet engine, put it under PMO. DRDO should also come under PMO.

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

Postby jaysimha » 17 Jun 2019 11:40

http://ficci.in/events-page.asp?evid=24288

Workshop for Defence Export Promotion
Date: June 17, 2019
Venue: FICCI Federation House, New Delhi

http://ficci.in/events/24288/FICCI-Defe ... Agenda.pdf

( came to know about this only now. If still some people can barge in, fine)

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Postby Manish_P » 18 Jun 2019 11:12

Hopefully soon it will be not just offsets but pure hardware (and software) which will bring in the valuable foreing exchange.

India’s defence exports more than double

India’s defence exports have more than doubled to nearly Rs 11,000 crore on the back of recent policy liberalisation and access to the US market, given a large amount of offsets being executed by domestic companies

The increase in defence exports — to Rs 10,745 crore in 2018-19 from Rs 4,682 crore in 2017-18 — is expected to move up exponentially, with the Rajnath Singh-led defence ministry going ahead with a new general export licence plan. It will enable Indian companies to export certain equipment to identified nations.

The biggest contributor to Indian exports has been the US, accounting for nearly Rs 5,000 crore worth of exports followed by old arms partner Israel and the European Union.


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

Postby Karan M » 18 Jun 2019 11:54

I wonder whether these are true exports or merely indian equipment fitted in US kit exported to India and hence round tripped, or offsets. HAL, BEL used to count these offsets as "exports".

Ah, as I thought the article mentions offsets.

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

Postby jaysimha » 20 Jun 2019 12:03

https://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/pub/techfo ... 19_WEB.pdf

DRDO tech focus
VOL 27 ISSUE 3 MAY-JUNE 2019
Multi-Role Combat Vehicles and Systems


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