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NAVARMS 2019 - 4th International Seminar and Exhibition on Naval Weapon Systems

12 Dec 2019 to 13 Dec 2019

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26 Nov 2019 to 27 Nov 2019

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Armoured Vehicle India Seminar cum Equipment Display

20 Nov 2019 to 21 Nov 2019

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SIDM Annual Session 2019 “Make in India – Achieving A 26 Billion US$ Defence Industry by 2025”

17 Sep 2019

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14th International Conference on Energising Indian Aerospace Industry “Flight Plan for the Future”

05 Sep 2019 to 06 Sep 2019

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Workshop for discussing setting up Test Facilities for Drones under the Defence Testing Infrastructure Scheme (DTIS)

21 Aug 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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  • More firepower to Indian Air Force! IAF to receive around 200 fighter aircrafts

    More firepower to Indian Air Force! IAF to receive around 200 fighter aircrafts In the next decade, the Indian Air Force (IAF) is expected to sign a contract for 114 fighter aircraft to meet its urgent requirement as well as induct 83 indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA)—Mark-1A and Mark-2 into service.

  • NLCA Mk-1 program heading towards Trials on INS Vikramaditya

    Indian Naval Aviation is all set to make History soon with the first indigenously developed Naval fighter aircraft to commence deck landing and take off from India’s biggest military ship, INS Vikramaditya after NLCA Mk-1 prototype completed the second phase of the short landing trials at the shore-based test facility in Goa.

  • IAF may buy HAL”s trainer aircraft, Air Chief to take sortie

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) is likely to float a Request for Proposal (RFP) with the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) this December for purchasing homemade HTT-40 basic aircraft for training its pilots, sources said here on Wednesday.

  • India to fund 250 defence startups over next 5 years

    India will fund at least 250 defence startups over the next five years as it seeks new technologies to give a cutting edge to the armed forces. The plan is to achieve at least 50 ‘tangible innovations’ by the startups that can be inducted over the coming years.

  • Indian Army’s M777 regiment to get 3 made-in-India guns

    The Indian Army’s first regiment of ultra-light howitzers is expected to consist of 15 ready-built M777s supplied by the US, and three locally built guns that will represent the country’s Make in India push for military hardware, two officials familiar with the move said.The howitzers will be delivered to the army by the year-end, enabling the force to raise the first of its planned seven M777 regiments early next year, said one of the officials cited above who asked not to be named.

  • Indian MoD awards OFB USD2.8 billion contract to licence-build 464 additional T-90S MBTs

    India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed a INR200 billion (USD2.8 billion) contract with the state-owned Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) to licence-build 464 additional T-90S main battle tanks (MBTs) for the Indian Army (IA).

  • HAL-Safran unit at Honda may start in ’21

    The long-delayed HAL-Safran joint venture at Honda for maintenance, repair and overhaul of helicopter engines is likely to commence operations from June 2021, senior officials of HAL and Safran said on Friday.

  • IAF to sign contract this fiscal to procure 83 LCAs

    The Light Combat Aircraft Tejas (LCA) Mark-1A and Mark-2 and 114 new fighter jets to be procured will be the mainstay of the Indian Air Force (IAF) in the next decade as other jets are

  • India Wants to Make Russia’s Su-30MKI Air Superiority Fighter Great Again

    Indications in recent months suggest that the upgrade program for India’s fleet of Su-30MKI fighters is finally gathering pace. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has so far placed orders for 272 aircraft, of which 50 were delivered by Russia in 2002-2004 and 2007.

  • ₹ 20k Crore Worth of Orders Placed For 464 T-90 Main Battle Tanks

    464 "Bhishma" tanks to made in Tamil Nadu’s Avadi The ministry of defence has placed an order for the entire fleet worth 20,000 crore with the Heavy Vehicles Factory at Avadi in Chennai.

  • In First, Air Force Will Send Secure Data Between an F-22 and F-35

    The U.S. Air Force will soon test out a gateway that could finally allow the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and F-22 Raptor to share data during missions without compromising the fighters' stealth, a service official

  • Airbus Military offers A400M to India

    With close to securing the final contract worth $ 2 Billion for it’s C295 medium transport aircraft (MTA) from the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Indian Coast Guard (ICG), European aerospace major Airbus Military

  • 2 bollard pull tugs delivered to Navy

    Hindustan Shipyard Ltd (HSL) on Wednesday delivered two 10 tonne bollard pull tugs to the Indian Navy.

  • IAF may buy 300 indigenous basic trainers, fighters

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) has told the government that “it is committed” to buying nearly 300 indigenously made fighters and basic trainers from the state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), a senior defence ministry official said on condition of anonymity.

  • GRSE Delivers FPV ICGS Annie Besant To Indian Coast Guard

    Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd., (GRSE), a Miniratna Category 1 and a leading warship building company in the country under the administrative control of the Ministry of Defence delivered ICGS Annie Besant, second in the series of five Fast Patrol Vessel (FPV) to the Indian Coast Guard, today.

  • Rajnath Singh in Moscow: 52 Indian defence firms seek deals with OEMs

    Defence minister Rajnath Singh, who is visiting Moscow and St Petersburg for the annual dialogue between the two countries’ defence ministers, held talks with his Russian counterpart, General Sergei Shoigu, on Wednesday. On India’s agenda for the 19th India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission on Military and Military Technical Cooperation (IRIGC-M&MTC) is a concerted thrust to attract Russian original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to outsource the building of defence equipment, components and assemblies to Indian firms.

  • India to test-fire 3,500 km range K-4 nuclear missile

    BHUBANESWAR: To further strengthen its capabilities of hitting enemy targets from submarines, India is planning to test-fire the 3,500 kilometre strike-range K-4 nuclear missile from an underwater platform off the coast of Andhra Pradesh on Friday.

  • While Airbus pushing for A330 MRTT deal, Boeing offers KC-46 Pegasus to India

    Twice short-listed and twice rejected over cost concerns, Airbus has started fresh push for a deal for Six Airbus A330 MRTT aerial refueller with India after the tender was refloated again for the third time

  • OBOGS Clears Lab trials, installation on Sukhoi-30MKI and LCA-Tejas Soon

    OBOGS Clears Lab trials, installation on Sukhoi-30MKI and LCA-Tejas Soon Ingeniously developed ‘On-board oxygen generating system’ (OBOGS) by DEBEL, an organ of DRDO has completed laboratory development of the crucial ‘integrated life support system’ (ILSS) system after it carried out trials in High Altitude Decompression Chamber which simulates altitudes with test pilot of Tejas as the subject from 15 August 2019 to 6 September 2019 successfully.

  • Seahawks For Navy: India, US To Seal Deal

    India is finally concluding a procurement deal for multi-role helicopters the Navy had publicly labelled as ‘most important‘.Defence ministry sources confirm a contract will be signed in November with the Pentagon (United States department of

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