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Directory of Indian Manufacturing Capabilities

An online Directory of Indian Manufacturing Capabilities for Defence and Aerospace, developed by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), provides a platform to companies to showcase their achievements in developing indigenous defence products

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Global Tenders

Globally, defence manufacturing companies and governments invite bids through tenders. In an effort to facilitate Indian companies’ participation in these tenders, SIDM provides access to global tenders.

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Domestic Tenders

Having liberalized defence manufacturing, the Government of India periodically releases Requests for Proposal (RFPs) and Requests for Information (RFIs). SIDM encourages manufacturing companies to participate in such government projects and provides timely alerts about the opportunities.

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Indigenisation Opportunity

One of the measures taken as part of the government's efforts to encourage private industry to venture into design & development and manufacture of weapons is releasing a list of defence equipment available for indigenization on a regular basis. SIDM collates such opportunities for the benefit of industry.

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Make in India Projects / Innovations / Challenges

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  • Army to place orders for Arjun Mk-1A, Mk-2 prototype in development

    68-tonne ” Dessert Ferrari “, Arjun Mk-1A main battle tank which cleared final integration tests conducted earlier last year in the western sector of Rajasthan and has also passed the rigorous army evaluation is set to join Indian Army soon with fresh orders coming from the Indian Army likely in Defeexpo 2020 to be held in Lucknow next month.While order size is still to be revealed but it is expected that orders again will be for 118 units but this could be bigger this time said sources close to idrw.org.

  • Controp to supply Indian army with iSky 50HD uav electro-optic system

    CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd. a company specialising in the field of electro-optics and infrared (EO/IR) for defence and homeland security solutions, has won a tender by India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the supply of its iSky-50HD systems, for use on unmanned air platforms.The iSky-50HD is a member of CONTROP’s iSky family of lightweight, compact EO/IR observation systems, which have been specifically designed for use in challenging airborne environments.

  • 2 Indian, 5 Foreign Yards Cleared For Rs 50K-Cr Submarine Project

    Six advanced submarines will be built under project P-75I to scale up the Indian Navy’s undersea warfare capabilities and counter the rapid expansion of China’s submarine fleet The defence ministry on Tuesday cleared two Indian and five foreign shipbuilders to take part in a Rs 50,000-crore project to build high-tech submarines in the country, one of the biggest Make in India programs in the military sector, two senior officials said on condition of anonymity.

  • Chorus grows to develop a new engine for AMCA locally

    ” We can do it “: Chorus grows to develop a new engine for AMCA locally A committee headed by VK Saraswat which is looking into the development of a new indigenous 110kN class aero gas turbine engine for India’s Advanced Multirole Combat Aircraft (AMCA) has been taking feedback from both Private, Public and Academics in the country on ways to develop an new engine which doesn’t exist anywhere in the world.

  • Defence Acquisition Council Approves Procurement of Sophisticated

    These procurement include sophisticated 'Electronic Warfare Systems' for the Army designed by DRDO and manufactured locally by the Indian industryThe Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) headed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday approved procurement of equipment worth over Rs 5,100 crore from indigenous sources, in a boost government's ‘Make in India’ initiative.These include sophisticated 'Electronic Warfare Systems' for the Army designed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and manufactured locally by the Indian industry.

  • French, German Firms In Final Race To Supply Torpedoes For Indian Navy

    Global manufacturers from France, Sweden, Russia and Germany were issued tenders for the heavyweight torpedoes for the Navy but only two firms have respondedNEW DELHI: German Atlas Elektronik and French Naval Group are in the

  • Saab Begins Production of USAF T-7A’s Aft Fuselage

    Saab has begun manufacturing seven aft fuselage section for T-7A advanced trainers ordered by the United States Air Force (USAF).“Saab started assembly production on January 10, 2020 of its (aft fuselage) section of the T-7A aircraft, the advanced trainer developed and produced together with Boeing for the USAF,” the company said in a statement.The seven aft units are being produced in Linköping, Sweden for final assembly at Boeing’s U.S.

  • India to include ‘innovation’ scheme in procurement procedures

    The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced the inclusion of a scheme to promote innovation in small businesses into the country’s military acquisition processes.The MoD said in a statement on 21 January that the

  • U.S. Army awards $400.9 million deal to BAE Systems for produce next generation armored vehicles

    The Department of Defense announced on Tuesday an agreement worth about $400,9 million for procure 160 Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicles or AMPVs.According to a recent service news release, BAE Systems Land & Armaments LP has been awarded a $400.9 million modification to a previously awarded contract for procure new AMPVs.Work will be performed in York, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of Feb.

  • Defence Acquisition Council approves procurement of equipment worth Rs 5,100 crore

    In its first major decision in 2020, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), headed by Defence Ministry Rajnath Singh, gave approval for procurement of equipment worth over Rs 5,100 crore from indigenous sources. These include sophisticated electronic warfare systems for the Army designed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and manufactured locally by the Indian industry.

  • Made in India Tejas NLCA– first step towards self-sufficiency in having fighters off an aircraft carrier – Indian Defence Research Wing

    Made in India Tejas NLCA– first step towards self-sufficiency in having fighters off an aircraft carrier India’s indigenously developed single-engine, delta wing; multirole light fighter called Tejas is a light combat aircraft (LCA) that uses fourth-generation technology.

  • New Delhi’s Su-30MKI Fighters Get Hard-Hitting Anti-Ship Capability

    The Su-30MKI can carry a single BrahMos missile on its centre lineThe Indian Air Force has added a powerful anti-shipping capability with the induction of the first Su-30MKI squadron to be equipped with the Mach


    The other shortlisted foreign players include South Korean Daewo, German Thysenkrupp Marine Systems and Spanish Navantia. The Indian shipyards selected under the process include Larsen & Toubro and state-owned firm Mazagon Docks & EngineersThe Centre has reportedly shortlisted global warship makers, including Russia's Rosoboronexport and French firm Naval Group, to build six submarines for the Navy.

  • India makes initial bid selections for $7 billion submarine project

    India on Tuesday announced the selection of domestic and foreign defense companies for the construction of six diesel-electric submarines with air-independent propulsion technology as part of an effort worth more than $7 billion.The submarines will

  • Indian Air Force’s LCA to get Astra missile firepower, not Rafale’s meteor

    The Air Force is keen to make the indigenous Astra missile its standard long-range weapon for fighter aircraft and is promoting its integration on board the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) as well as other platforms, top officials have told ET.

  • Sukhoi 30-MKI fighter aircraft equipped with BrahMos to be deployed in northern sector as per threat analysis, says Air Force Chief

    The Sukhoi 30-MKI fighter aircraft equipped with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile will give the Air Force the lethal capability to strike targets at grounds from greater distances and will be deployed in northern sectors as per the threat analysis, said Air Force Chief, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria.Talking to on Monday, about whether the fighter aircraft will be deployed on borders of China and Pakistan, Bhadauria said, “We will deploy… as per our threat analysis and plans.

  • IAF gears up to send Mi-26 fleet to Russia for overhaul

    The Indian Air Force is preparing to ferry its Mi-26 heavy-lift helicopters to Russia for major overhaul and life extension, following which its vertical heavy-lift capability will get a substantial boost. The resurrected Soviet-origin helicopters will operate along with the IAF’s new American CH-47 Chinooks that are also employed in the heavy-lift logistics role for airlifting men and equipment.At present, the IAF has three Mi-26s, the world’s largest and heaviest helicopters.

  • Russia starts production of S-400 missile systems for India

    Russia on January 17 said it has started production of S-400 long-range surface-to-air missile systems for India and all the five units will be delivered by 2025.

  • Empowered Apex Committee reviews the construction of Indigenous Aircraft Carrier

    The progress of the Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC-P71) project was reviewed by the Empowered Apex Committee (EAC) headed by Shri Ajay Kumar, Defence Secretary, on Monday at Cochin Shipyard Limited.

  • Deal for 83 LCA-Tejas and additional Sukhoi-30 soon with HAL.

    Deal for 83 LCA-Tejas and additional Sukhoi-30 soon with HAL. Indian Air Force (IAF) and India’s state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited will soon ink a deal for the purchase of additional 12 Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighters at upcoming DefExpo 2020 to be held next month in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh said a reliable sources close to idrw.org along with a deal for 83 LCA-Tejas Mk1A jets.

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