Powerful Performance

Seminar on Modernisation and Sustenance Plans of the Indian Air Force

25 Jul 2019 to 25 Jul 2019

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Indian Defence Industry Delegation to International Military Technical Forum ‘ARMY’ 2019

26 Jun 2019 to 27 Jun 2019

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Stakeholder Engagement & Vendor Development Programme

19 Jun 2019

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SIDM Defence Industry Delegation to Paris Air Show

17 Jun 2019 to 17 Jun 2019

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Ministry of Defence and Indian Defence & Aerospace Industry Delegation to Israel

03 Jun 2019 to 06 Jun 2019

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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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  • High Time, India Revives the Original Astra Mk2 Program

    After recent Aerial clash with Pakistan, there is a mad rush to procure next-generation air to air missiles from various countries to arm them on front line fighter jets like Su-30MKI, Mig-29 and Mirage-2000 with Western, Indian and Russian developed even though no such urgency has been shown to expedite development of local indigenous programs in the first place.

  • India Lining up Defence Deals Worth $10 Billion with US Amid Trade Row

    India is lining up defence deals worth around $10 billion for the US over the next two-three years despite ongoing trade disputes and immigration concerns, even as New Delhi and Moscow have worked out a

  • Russia Offers India More Mig-29UPG Fighter Jets at Throw Away Price

    Russia has offered India more air frames of Mig-29 which with upgraded UPG Upgrade package will cost less than $40 Million a unit to bulk up fleet force due to the shortage of fighter jets because of delays in modernization and series of the retirement of older jets.

  • INS Visakhapatnam is First of Cutting-Edge, Indigenously-Designed  Most Technologically Advanced Guided Missile Destroyers of The World

    The extent of damage on the under-construction Navy ship, Visakhapatnam, is still being ascertained, with an inquiry launched into the incidentNew Delhi: A Navy warship being built at Mumbai’s Mazagon dock caught fire Friday —the

  • India to Acquire Ten More US P-8I Aircraft for ISR and ASW Operations

    The search for the additional ten P8Is cleared its first hurdle today, on June 20, when the Services Capital Acquisition Categorisation Higher Committee (SCAPCHC), headed by the Chief of Integrated Staff or CISC, a senior lieutenant-general and including the three vice chiefs of staff of the three services cleared the proposal of about Rs 22,500 crore ($US 3.2 million).

  • Rs 45,000 Crore P-75 Submarines Project: Navy Issues EOI for Shortlisting Partners

    The Indian Navy has issued an Expression of Interest for shortlisting potential strategic partners for the construction of six P-75 (I) submarines, a major initiative under the ‘Make In India’ costing nearly Rs 45,000 crore, the Defence Ministry said Thursday.

  • GTRE Revives Kaveri Turbofan Program With SNECMA

    Various jets and helicopters part of Indian Air Force’s arsenal and especially the LCA Tejas may soon get Made In India Aero Gas Turbine Engines as GTRE scientists have revived the program with the help

  • Italian Air Force Solidifies KC-767A Tanker Mission Readiness with Boeing PBL Agreement

    Boeing will continue providing Performance-based Logistics (PBL) support to the Italian air force (ItAF) fleet of KC-767A tankers through July 2021 per an extended contract agreement for two additional years announced at the Paris Air Show.Through the partnership with Boeing, the ItAF can rely on outstanding aircraft availability, which has been instrumental to the success of missions.

  • Ahead of Mike Pompeo’s Visit, India Takes First Steps to Sign Major Defence Deal with US

    On the eve of the visit of the U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, to India, the first step towards a major defence deal with the United States has been taken. India wants ten more P-8I aircraft for surveillance, reconnaissance and anti-submarine operations in addition to the eight it contracted for in 2009 for the Navy.

  • US Voices Interoperability Concerns About Indian S-400 Procurement

    The US government has voiced additional concerns about India’s planned procurement of Almaz-Antei S-400 Triumf self-propelled surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems from Russia. Speaking at a recent US House of Representatives foreign affairs subcommittee, US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia, Alice Wells, said the S-400 acquisition “could effectively limit India’s ability to increase interoperability [with the US]”.

  • Boeing Looks to F/A-18 E/F Block III for Overseas Boost

    The company sees an opportunity to sell more than 350 aircraft across six major fighter competitions, and is in discussions with other unspecified countries, Boeing vice-president Thom Breckenridge says. The key publicly-known opportunities for the type are fighter requirements in Canada, Switzerland, Germany and Finland, as well as separate competitions for the Indian air force and navy.

  • F-21: Not so Cheap, American Fighter will Come with a Hefty Price Tag for India

    The US government has been pushing India to place an order for their soon to be out of production F-21 aircraft also known as an F-16V fighter jet. F-21 has been pushed to India has an low-cost alternative which features F-35 technology in terms of avionics and sensors and will be exclusively Made, locally in India if it gets the deal for 114 units of fighter aircraft from the Indian air force.

  • Russia’s State Arms Exporter Delivers Combat Aircraft Worth Over $6 Billion in 2018

    Russia’s state arms seller Rosoboronexport delivered combat aircraft and helicopters worth over $6 billion in 2018, the company’s press office said in a statement released on Monday on the eve of the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget in France.

  • DRDO Pins Hopes on Target Drone 'Abhyas'

    The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is aggressively pushing Abhyas – the High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) – to enter into the production mode by next year. Buoyed by successful text-book-launch of Abhyas last month from ITR Chandipur, the DRDO scientists are now readying the flight for another trial in the presence of Service representatives.

  • France Seeks Cooperation from India for Aviation, Defence Industries

    Describing India as a true partner, French Ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler on Tuesday said France is looking forward to further exchanges with India for providing support to deepen industrial relations in defence and the

  • Upgraded RAM Missile Ready for US Navy

    The U.S. Navy successfully completed a series of guided flight tests for Raytheon Company's RAM™ Block 2A short-range, surface-to-air missile. Testing occurred at the Naval Air Warfare Center in China Lake, California, and from the Navy's self-defense test ship off the coast of Southern California.RAM is the world's most modern ship self-defense weapon and protects ships of all sizes.

  • Raytheon AIM-9X Block II Missile Hits Target in First Flight from NASAMS Launcher

    Raytheon Company launched an AIM-9X® Sidewinder Block II missile for the first time from a National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System, and engaged and destroyed a target during a May 2019 flight test supported by the Royal Norwegian Air Force at the Andoya Test Center in Norway.The AIM-9X Sidewinder is a:Triple-threat missile that can be used for air-to-air engagements, surface-attack and surface-launch missions without modifications.U.S.

  • Elbit Systems Awarded $73 Million Contract to Supply J-MUSIC DIRCM Systems for the German Air Force

    Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that it was awarded an approximately $73 million contract from Diehl Defence GmbH & Co. KG ("Diehl Defence") to provide J-MUSIC™ Directed Infrared Counter Measure (DIRCM) systems for the German Air Forces' Airbus A400M aircraft.

  • India’s Infantry Combat Vehicles Project May Just Die from Apathy

    With the Army failing to convince the bureaucracy to push the project through, it will float in an eternal orbit. Neighbours China and Pakistan have been modernising their militaries swiftlyThe Indian soldier’s wait for a modern Infantry Combat Vehicle that will carry him into battle protected from enemy fire, continues without an end in sight.

  • Israeli Defence Giant Rafael Leverages AI for Target Identification

    Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd, a leading Israel-based defense technology company has unveiled its new Automatic Target Recognition (ATR) capability for its SPICE-250, a GPS-guided air-droppable unguided bombs.Based on autonomous electro-optic Scene-Matching Algorithms, the missiles

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