INTERNATIONAL MISSILE TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR
" FAMILY OF FUTURE ANTI TANK GUIDED MISSILES (ATGMs) ENCOMPASSING FUTURE MAIN BATTLE TANK (FMBT) /
FUTURE INFANTRY COMBAT VEHICLE (FICV) / SHOULDER FIRED AND ATTACK HELICOPTER LAUNCHED MISSILES "
7-8 July 2010, DS Kothari Hall, DRDO Bhawan, New Delhi - 110011
I am pleased to inform you that the Confederation of Indian Industry in association with the Directorate General of Mechanized Forces, Indian Army is organising an International Missile Technology Seminar: “Family Of Future Anti Tank Guided Missiles (ATGMs) Encompassing Future Main Battle Tank (FMBT) / Future Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV) / Shoulder Fired And Attack Helicopter Launched Missiles” on 7-8 July 2010 at DS Kothari Auditorium, DRDO Bhawan, New Delhi.
The Technology is advancing at an unprecedented pace and is likely to have a major impact in future warfare. Nations that can exploit emerging technologies and synergise the same with future generation weapon systems will have a decisive edge in the battlefield. Anti tank guided weapons constitute the cutting edge to defeat the adversary’s mechanized forces. It is imperative that our anti tank guided missiles modernize incorporating emerging technologies. Also, with this modernisation programme it is necessary to nurture the domestic Research & Development in public and private sector to optimally exploit the capability, infrastructure and resources, to achieve our goal of self-reliance. The design, development and up-gradation of Anti Tank Guided Missies is a challenging task for Research and Development Organisations and the Industry.
With an objective to understand the entire gamut of Anti Tank Guided Missiles that are launched from all types of platforms including shoulder / vehicle, tank gun barrel and those launched from attack helicopters CII and the DGMF, Indian Army have partnered with the CII to organise this very relevant seminar. The seminar will bring together senior officials and decision makers from the Armed Forces, Ministry of Defence, representatives from DPSU’s / OFB, experts from the academia apart from representatives from National and International companies to deliberate upon this topic.
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. A concept note along with the session themes is enclosed for your reference.
We look forward to your active participation.
Deputy Director General & Head (Defence and Aerospace)
Confederation of Indian Industry
Core 4A, 4th Floor, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi - 110003
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MISSILE TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR ON FUTURE INFANTRY COMBAT
VEHICLE (FICV) AND FUTURE MAIN BATTLE TANK (FMBT)
07 – 08 JUL 2010
1. Technology is advancing at an unprecedented pace and is likely to have a major impact in future warfare. Nations that can exploit emerging technologies and synergise the same with future generation weapon systems will have a decisive edge in the battle field. Anti tank guided weapons constitute the cutting edge to defeat the adversary’s mechanized forces. It is therefore imperative that our anti tank guided missiles modernize incorporating emerging technologies.
2. In India, the interface between the Industry - Defence forces has witnessed exponential progress in the last decade. Numerous structured interactions have been held in the past which were mutually beneficial and have enabled the industry to understand and assimilate the requirements of the military hardware for the Army. This has acted as a stimulus to the industry to showcase its in-house capabilities as well as in collaboration with international firms. The Army has also benefited by better comprehension and faster absorption of available emerging technologies and resultant partnerships in defence projects for new acquisitions and equipment upgradation.
3. The design, development and upgradation of Anti Tank Guided Missies is a challenging task for Research and Development Organisations and the Industry. Anti Tank Guided Missiles are a complex system. These are based on integration of a number of technologically advanced, complexly interwoven sub systems that are amalgamated to produce a lethal weapon system. In the future, Anti Tank Guided Missiles will be deployed in different types of terrain to fulfill operational requirements. The Anti Tank Guided Missiles including Infantry shoulder/vehicle launched Anti Tank Guided Missiles, those fired from attack helicopters and gun tube launched will have to also stay a step ahead of the developments in the active as well as passive protection systems in Armoured Fighting
Vehicles. Therefore, it is vital to also dwell upon the latest technological developments in defeating the active and passive protection systems.
4. In view of the race between the Anti Tank Guided Missiles and protection systems, it is imperative that these be designed and developed to meet the operational requirements with a high degree of self reliance. The Indian Defence Industry today is capable of harnessing emerging technologies to meet the challenge. The need is to nurture the domestic Research & Development in public and private sector to optimally exploit the capability, infrastructure and resources, to achieve our goal of self reliance. A strong, vibrant and mutually beneficial partnership between public and private sector will be critical in developing defence capability and in sustaining a powerful domestic industrial base for the future. In order to give an impetus to this partnership it is proposed to conduct a seminar on the various aspects of missile technology.
5. During the course of the Seminar, it is proposed to cover entire gamut of Anti Tank Guided Missiles including those launched from all types of platforms including shoulder / vehicle launched missiles, tank gun barrel launched missiles and those launched from attack helicopters. The focus would be on the following aspects :-
(a) Global Trends in Anti Tank Guided Missiles and their sub-systems.
(b) Insight into emerging technologies for Anti Tank Guided Missiles.
(c) Challenges in Third Generation Technology development.
(d) Enabling technologies such as night vision devices, guidance systems, warheads and weapon platforms.
(e) Defeating active and passive protection systems.
(f) Assessing the capabilities of Indian Industry in design, development and production of Third generation Anti Tank Guided Missiles.
(g) Opportunities for Public - Private Partnership.
6. (a) Officials from Indian Army and other Services.
(b) Officials from the Ministry of Defence, Government of India.
(c) Officials and Scientists from Defence R&D organization.
(d) Representatives from Defence Public Sector undertaking and Ordanance factories.
(e) Representatives from Private Sector OEMs and component manufacturers.
(f) Representatives from foreign defence industries.
(g) Academicians and professionals.
7. The programme of the seminar is given below :-
Date Time Events
07 Jul 2010
(Wednesday) 0930h Registration.
1000 – 1100h Inaugural Session.
1100 - 1130h Tea / Coffee.
1130 - 1300h
SESSION - I
Global Trends and Emerging Technologies.
1300 - 1400h Lunch
1400 - 1515h SESSION - II
Critical Technologies for FICV and
1530 - 1645h SESSION - III
Challenges in Third Generation Technology development.
08 Jul 2010
0900 - 1100h SESSION - IV
Enabling Technologies for ATGMs and Platforms for launch.
1100 - 1130h Tea / Coffee.
1130 - 1245h
SESSION - V
Opportunity for Public Private Partnership .
1245 - 1315h Valedictory.
8. The seminar will be conducted at DRDO Auditorium, New Delhi.