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Postby jaysimha » 24 Sep 2020 16:59

Indian Defence Industry Global Outreach for Collaborative Partnerships : Webinars & Expo
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Postby tsarkar » 24 Sep 2020 22:52

kit wrote:
tsarkar wrote:
From the link


In the real world, an Admin Manager would just rent a couple of floors from DLF or anyone else in Noida and start work, that in Governmentocracy requires Defence Minister, Chief Minister, Chief of Defence Staff, Chief of Naval Staff and other gold plated Admirals to do. A sad reflection of state of affairs.


its likely the same for any other democracy with armed forces except maybe places like paapistan.

By what stretch of imagination do you equate democracy with top heavy bureaucracy?

When US Navy opens an office, do they get the Secretary of Defence, the Governor of that State, Joint Chief of Staff & Chief of Naval Operations to open that office? Or does UK Navy? Or does Japanese MSDF?

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Postby pushkar.bhat » 25 Sep 2020 16:30

sanjayc wrote:Maybe time to throw out IAS from defence ministry and create a separate cadre called "Indian Defense Administrative Service", with one-year military training compulsory at induction, including two-month course in strategic thought. We have a separate Indian Forest Service that staffs the environment ministry. Why not for defense where need for specialization is much more

Lets stop blaming and start holding them responsible. Remember that in the administrative scheme of things the Defense secretary is responsible for the Defense of India. The Defense forces are tools at his disposal to ensure this. Once the IAS know that the Armed Forces are going to simply shift the blame for any Mix Up to them, attitudes will change. If your boss is going to be hanged for any F up the JS will bl00di line up.


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Postby jaysimha » 30 Sep 2020 14:05

( bit old)
March 21, 2020
Hical Wins VSSC/ISRO Contract For Electromechanical Actuators

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Postby A Sharma » 01 Oct 2020 07:44

DRDO Newsletter Oct 2020

DRDO tests Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle
MoD signs contracts worth₹ 2580 Cr with Indian Companies for supply of Pinaka Regiments to Indian Army
Laser Guided Anti-tank Guided Missile Tested Successful
ABHYAS undergoes Flight test

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Postby jaysimha » 01 Oct 2020 15:21

DRDO PARTICIPATION AT ARMY, 2020, MOSCOW
https://www.drdo.gov.in/sites/default/files/events_documents/NPOL-DRDO_Participation_at_ARMY-2020_0.pdf

DRDO showcased 11 world class export ready products at the event as part of India Pavilion
along with the state-owned Defence Industries consisting of
■ Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL),
■ Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL),
■ Ordinance Factory Board (OFB) and
■ BEML Ltd.

DRDO products included
● Beyond Visual Range Air to Air Missile ‘ASTRA’,
● Anti Tank Guided Missiles ‘NAG’ and its air-launched version ‘HELINA’,
● Ground Based High Performance Mobile Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) Systems,
● Weapon Locating Radar ‘SWATHI’,
● Air Defence Fire Control Radar ‘ATULYA’,
● Advanced Towed Artillery Gun Systems ‘ATAGS’,
● Main Battle Tank ‘ARJUN MBT MK1A’,
● Submarine Sonar Suite ‘SMSX’,
● Low Frequency Dunking Sonar ‘LFDS-X’, and
● Torpedo Advanced Light ‘TAL’.

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Postby Rsatchi » 01 Oct 2020 16:09

[quote="jaysimha"]DRDO PARTICIPATION AT ARMY, 2020, MOSCOW
https://www.drdo.gov.in/sites/default/files/events_documents/NPOL-DRDO_Participation_at_ARMY-2020_0.pdf

DRDO showcased 11 world class export ready products at the event as part of India Pavilion
DRDO products included
Anti Tank Guided Missiles ‘NAG’ and its air-launched version ‘HELINA’,
:roll:
Wonder what to make out of this:
1. Message to IAF that if u dont want it we will sell elsewhere??
2.Message to Baboos in the MOD start ordering???

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Postby tsarkar » 01 Oct 2020 16:53

Just an India Russia Bhai Bhai event where our folks had a good time. I dont think the Russians would allow Indians to sell anything in their marketplace. Other than brochures and videos, nothing else was probably taken. Check out honourable RM's photo in flight suit for Aero India 2021 poster.

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Postby jaysimha » 01 Oct 2020 18:01

https://www.nal.res.in/en/newspage
CSIR-Technology Award 2020 - CSIR-NAL received the ‘Technology Award for Business Development & Technology Marketing, 2020’.

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There is a huge list of Contributors ....... Kudos to them..

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Postby pankajs » 06 Oct 2020 20:48

https://twitter.com/strategic_front/sta ... 7624156162
The list below was named "New projects of DRDO" & presented to the Lok Sabha in 2018 by the then Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. It should provide a peek into some upcoming DRDO test. Most of the projects are on schedule.

DoS= Date of Start
PDC=Projected Date of Completion
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SMART may have surprised us but it has been on the menu for a while now. Project start date was about 11-Nov-2016 and expected to be completed by 10-May-2021.

From project launch to demo has taken between 3.5 to 4 years. Check out the other project listed above.

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Postby nachiket » 06 Oct 2020 23:07

MRSAM still being three years off is a bummer. Nice to see SLCM being categorized as Mission-mode rather than a TD. Really looking forward to that one.

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Postby nam » 07 Oct 2020 02:59

That is for IA. IAF induction should have started now.

Sadly I don't see XRSAM, which should have been a mission mode project.

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Postby jaysimha » 07 Oct 2020 13:49

DRDO Technology Focus
Vol 28 | Issue 5 | October 2020 ISSN No. 0971-4413
https://www.drdo.gov.in/sites/default/files/technology-focus-documrnt/Technology_Focus_CVRDE.pdf

Retractable Landing Gear System

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Postby tsarkar » 07 Oct 2020 15:26

nachiket wrote:MRSAM still being three years off is a bummer. Nice to see SLCM being categorized as Mission-mode rather than a TD. Really looking forward to that one.


That is MRSAM for the Indian Army

Page 153 of BDL Annual Report https://bdl-india.in/sites/default/file ... 019-20.pdf

2019 Handed over MRSAM to Indian Airforce
2017 LRSAM handed over to Indian Navy

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Postby jaysimha » 07 Oct 2020 16:31

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwNNInRHFHY&list=UUo6xbQFCwRZYjamdQvW_M4A&index=42
https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleseDetail.aspx?PRID=1660033

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh launches Defence India Startup Challenge-4; says defence Startup ecosystem is a decisive step towards achieving self-reliance in the spirit of AtmaNirbhar Bharat campaign; The challenges are as follows:

● Autonomous Underwater Swarm Drones
● Predictive, Preventive & Prescriptive Machine Monitoring
● Super Resolution for Improving Spatial Resolution
● AI based Satellite Image Analysis
● Prediction and forecasting of atmospheric visibility
● Computer Generated Targets for Virtual Training
● Remote Real Time In-Flight Health Monitoring of Aircrew
● MF-TDMA based Wideband SATCOM Modem
● Foliage Penetration Radar
● Reduction of RCS of Naval Warships
● Target Detection in Chaff Environment

iDEX4Fauji launched for the first time to encourage innovation among soldiers
Posted On: 29 SEP 2020 4:27PM by PIB Delhi
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https://idex.gov.in/documents/PMA_Guidelines_IDEX.pdf
https://www.idex.gov.in/index.html

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Postby nachiket » 07 Oct 2020 20:33

tsarkar wrote:
nachiket wrote:MRSAM still being three years off is a bummer. Nice to see SLCM being categorized as Mission-mode rather than a TD. Really looking forward to that one.


That is MRSAM for the Indian Army

Page 153 of BDL Annual Report https://bdl-india.in/sites/default/file ... 019-20.pdf

2019 Handed over MRSAM to Indian Airforce
2017 LRSAM handed over to Indian Navy

Thanks. But that raises another question in my mind about how different the IA version of the MRSAM is. I would have thought it would be almost the same as the IAF version.

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Postby jaysimha » 08 Oct 2020 13:56

ASTRA MICROWAVE PRODUCTS LTD. Annual repot
(ASTRAMICRO | 532493 | INE386C01029)
116.00 +2.75 (+2.43%)

https://www.bseindia.com/stock-share-price/financials/annualreports/532493/
https://www.bseindia.com/bseplus/AnnualReport/532493/5324930320.pdf

really heartening to see the first name of the Board of directors... :)


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Postby jaysimha » 09 Oct 2020 15:37

https://inavitsystems.com/products.html has a quite number of products of defence.


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Electronic Time Fuze and Fuze Setter


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Indigenous Development for Indian Air Force

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MORTAR FUZE

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Proximity Fuze Under Development--Product Under Development

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Postby Kakarat » 09 Oct 2020 22:32

https://twitter.com/ShivAroor/status/13 ... 9245633543
BREAKING: Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) calls off planned Oct 12 strike by union workers. MoD agrees that it will not alter service conditions until end of conciliation negotiations. But corporatisation move will proceed as before.

https://twitter.com/ShivAroor/status/13 ... 3605684224
Minutes of today’s meeting between the Labour Commissioner and the @OFB_India unions that finally ended in a decision to call off the Oct 12 indefinite strike. Good sense has temporarily prevailed.

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Postby ramana » 10 Oct 2020 10:13

jaysimha wrote:https://inavitsystems.com/products.html has a quite number of products of defence.


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Electronic Time Fuze and Fuze Setter


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Indigenous Development for Indian Air Force

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MORTAR FUZE

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Proximity Fuze Under Development--Product Under Development



Awesome. :!:

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Postby tsarkar » 11 Oct 2020 12:42

nachiket wrote:
tsarkar wrote:
That is MRSAM for the Indian Army

Page 153 of BDL Annual Report https://bdl-india.in/sites/default/file ... 019-20.pdf

2019 Handed over MRSAM to Indian Airforce
2017 LRSAM handed over to Indian Navy

Thanks. But that raises another question in my mind about how different the IA version of the MRSAM is. I would have thought it would be almost the same as the IAF version.


From the same Parliament Report, you can see that LRSAM for IAC having a Projected Date of Completion at late 2022. Why so for a missile that entered service in 2017 onboard destroyers?
pankajs wrote:https://twitter.com/strategic_front/status/1313320597624156162
DoS= Date of Start PDC=Projected Date of Completion
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Answer is that the name of the project is misleading. A missile while common is configured differently as per different service's mission profile.

The IAF Air Defence protects static sites like airfields and stand alone radar sites. So while having mobility, the missiles are essentially static sites
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IA Air Defence Artillery moves with formation and fires from short halts.

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It also requires EMC/EMI compatibility with a rapidly changing electronic battlefield. Also the Air Defence Network and the primary radars of IAF and IA are different.

Those are some of the reasons why Akash and MRSAM for IAF and IA are different projects.

Regarding LRSAM for IAC, an aircraft carrier has highly dense air traffic around it. So having a highly effective integration with Air Traffic Control and IFF is essential. As I indicated in the SMART discussion, deconflicting the aerospace and firing at the right threats is essential to avoid a 2019 Srinagar Mi-17 situation. This is a possible reason why LRSAM for IAC is a separate project despite LRSAM entering IN Service in 2019.

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advertisement of https://www.dranindia.com/
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Postby jaysimha » 20 Oct 2020 15:54

DRDO News letter
october 2020 | volume 40 | issue 10

DRDO tests Hypersonic Technology
Demonstrator Vehicle
https://www.drdo.gov.in/sites/default/files/newsletter-document/DRDO_NL_October_2020.pdf

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Postby Vips » 20 Oct 2020 20:25

Private sector involvement in defence R&D made easier.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday unveiled a new version of the procurement manual of the premier military research institute Defence Research and Development Organisation featuring simplified procedures for the involvement of the private sector in various research and development projects.

Defence ministry officials said the new version of the manual has been brought out to encourage participation of private industry, including start-ups and micro, small and medium enterprises in defence research in sync with the government's ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat' (self-reliant India) initiative.

All deals, projects and research initiatives in DRDO are guided by the procurement manual.

The government has already announced its vision to make India a global hub of defence manufacturing, and initiated a series of reform measures to encourage the domestic defence industry.

"The procurement manual-2020 will facilitate faster execution of R&D projects/programmes. The modified features in the manual will go a long way to facilitate participation of industry in various R&D projects," the defence ministry said.

Some of the salient features of the new manual include increase of threshold limit for advance payment , placement of order on second lowest bidder (L2) in case lowest bidder L1 backs out (Welcome and overdue move to avoid repeating the procurement process all over again)and 'bid security declaration option' for depositing earnest money.

Several other enabling measures are exemption of bid security and performance security of up to Rs 10 lakh and not having negotiations for commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) items/services where price discovery takes place by market forces, the officials said.

They said the process for extension of the delivery period (DP) has been simplified for faster decision making and many of the internal procedures have been further simplified for deeper engagement with industry.

The previous revision of the procurement manual of the DRDO was last carried out in 2016.

In May, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman rolled out a number of reform measures for the defence sector including making separate budgetary outlay to procure Indian-made military hardware, increasing FDI limit from 49 per cent to 74 per cent under the automatic route and generating a year-wise negative list of weapons which will not be allowed to import.

India is one of the most lucrative markets for global defence giants as it figured among top three importers of military hardware in the world for the last eight years.

According to estimates, the Indian armed forces are projected to spend around USD 130 billion in capital procurement in the next five years. The government is eyeing a turnover of Rs 1.75 lakh crore (USD 25 billion) in defence manufacturing by 2025.

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