OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

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Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

Postby ramana » 17 Apr 2019 23:56

A very pertinent article on Defence Research in India


Defence Research India's Achilles Heel

almost all the ills are mentioned

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Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

Postby nithish » 10 May 2019 15:29

Defence ministry to adopt new procurement policy
The defence ministry will be adopting a new procurement policy that will define the level of indigenous content for defence equipment and give higher preference to local vendors in contracts and to start with, it has identified military textiles such as bulletproof jackets, boots and high altitude clothing for this purpose.
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According to the order, the minimum local content for an item should be 50%. While officials explained that quantum of indigenous content has not been fixed, the order adds that a ministry can prescribe a higher or lower percentage of it for a particular product.

“The nodal ministry may annually review the local content requirements with a view to increasing them, subject to availability of sufficient local competition with adequate quality,” the order said.

Another important part of the order is that the purchase preference for a product will be given to local suppliers. An official explained that in the procurement of an item where there is an adequate vendor base and if its value is Rs 50 lakh or less, then only local suppliers are eligible.

In cases where the procurement value is more than Rs 50 lakh, if the L1 (lowest bidder) is a local supplier, the contract for the full quantity will be awarded to it. However, if the L1is a foreign vendor, then only 50% of the order quantity will be awarded to it.

“Thereafter, the lowest bidder among the local suppliers, will be invited to match the L1 price for the remaining 50%. This will, however, be subject to the local supplier’s quoted price falling within the margin of the purchase preference,” explained an official.

If the lowest eligible local supplier fails to match the L1 price, then the next higher local supplier within the margin of the purchase preference will be invited to match the L1price for the remaining quantity.

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Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

Postby ramana » 16 May 2019 01:20

Dated article 19 November 2018 on explosion at CAD Pulgaon while destroying old 23 mm ammunition.

LINK

Hazardous ammo was being destroyed at CAD,
The article implies contractor personnel were also involved.

So could be handling of the ammo.
Wonder if there is correlation with the 40 mm ammo issues recently mentioned by TOI.

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Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

Postby ramana » 31 May 2019 09:16

Please post full.text

https://twitter.com/CestMoiz/status/113 ... 39105?s=19

Need to.find .root cause

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Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

Postby MeshaVishwas » 11 Jun 2019 10:59

85 nations on radar to push sale of Made-In-India military goods
https://m.economictimes.com/news/defenc ... 733385.cms

Adminullahs can move it to the right thread.

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Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

Postby ramana » 24 Jul 2019 06:19

https://m.timesofindia.com/city/nagpur/ ... ssion=true

Dated article but talks of hazards due to storage of old explosives in OFB.

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Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

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Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

Postby ramana » 27 Jul 2019 20:24

SJha has been tweeting parts of it.

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Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

Postby jaysimha » 12 Aug 2019 14:45

Monthly Summary for the Cabinet for the month of June 2019
Date: 02/08/2019
https://ddpmod.gov.in/news
https://ddpmod.gov.in/sites/default/fil ... 202019.pdf

OFB received largest ever single export order of 45.75 Million USD (Rs. 315 Cr approx.) for supply of 50,000 Nos each of 155 mm HE ERFB BT Shell and Primer M19l-A2 to UAE

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Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

Postby ramana » 12 Aug 2019 23:55

jaysimha wrote:Monthly Summary for the Cabinet for the month of June 2019
Date: 02/08/2019
https://ddpmod.gov.in/news
https://ddpmod.gov.in/sites/default/fil ... 202019.pdf

OFB received largest ever single export order of 45.75 Million USD (Rs. 315 Cr approx.) for supply of 50,000 Nos each of 155 mm HE ERFB BT Shell and Primer M19l-A2 to UAE


The Primer M191-A2 is used to set off the shell after the fuze functions.
So essentially these are 50K completed ERFB shells.


Should see if BBU or BT units are also ordered.

The pdf says BT version ordered.

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Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

Postby JayS » 17 Aug 2019 12:35

GOI considering converting OFBs to DPSUs. Half hearted attempt to reform..?

https://twitter.com/DefProdnIndia/statu ... 4474721280

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Re: OFB, MoD Companies Discussion Thread

Postby Vips » 22 Aug 2019 18:23

Defence production target set at Rs 90K crore for 2019-20.

The department of defence production has set itself a target of producing equipment worth Rs 90,000 crore in the financial year 2019-20. Exports worth Rs 15,000 crore have been envisaged from the total quantity of equipment produced.

The target set by the department for 2019-20 is nearly 12 per cent higher than the production achieved in the previous financial year. In the financial year 2018-19, the department had produced equipment worth Rs 80,502 crore.

Exports had accounted for Rs 10,745 crore worth of equipment in the financial year 2018-19.

According to the department, greater focus will be placed on modernisation and indigenisation of domestic manufacturing in order to boost production.

Speaking at a seminar on modernisation and indigenisation of the IAF in New Delhi on Tuesday, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had stressed upon the need to reduce

dependency on defence imports. He had also said that India continues to be one of the largest importers of defence equipment in the world. "Of that which is produced within the country, there is a sizeable dependency on foreign original equipment manufacturers for subsystems and components. We need to cut down dependency on foreign manufacturers and develop comprehensive capabilities ourselves," Singh had said.

Defence production in India has grown from Rs 74,121 crore in the year 2016-17 to Rs 80,502 crore in 2018-19. In the year 2017-18, defence production in India had touched Rs 78,817 crore.

Defence exports have witnessed a tremendous growth from Rs 1,521 crore in 2016-17 to Rs 10,745 crore in 2018-19. In 2017-18, the exports figure had stood at Rs 4,682 crore.

As per ministry sources, part of this steep increase in exports is owing to the government policies and initiatives. "Boost for Indian Defence Exporters. UK appoints Mr Dominic Beales, in British High Commission Delhi as local liaison officer for support to Indian exporters in defence/aerospace," tweeted Secretary (Defence Production) Dr Ajay Kumar on Wednesday.

The department of defence production is one of the four wings functioning under the Defence Ministry and has an officer of the rank of Secretary at its helm of affairs. The department deals with matters pertaining to defence production, indigenisation of imported stores, equipment and spares, and planning and control of departmental production units of the Ordnance Factory Board and Defence Public Sector Undertakings.


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