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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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  • QVC and HSN show new way to discover emerging brands

    QVC and HSN are recognized as leaders in building brands through multiplatform video storytelling and they put those skills to work with a unique initiative called The Big Find. The program was a nationwide search for innovative products in beauty, fashion, accessories, and jewelry conducted last year that identified more than 70 entrepreneurial brands.

  • HAL to provide IAF with 83 Tejas fighters in Rs 39k cr deal – Indian Defence Research Wing

    HAL to provide IAF with 83 Tejas fighters in Rs 39k cr deal The biggest deal in the indigenous military aviation sector has been finalised, with the overall cost of IAF acquiring 83 single-engine Tejas fighters and their support package from defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) being slashed from the earlier around Rs 56,500 crore to Rs 39,000 crore.

  • Starting April, Navy to induct 4 more P8I reconnaissance aircrafts

    NEW DELHI: The Navy’s P8I long-range maritime reconnaissance aircraft had played an important role in gathering intelligence on Pakistani military deployments and keeping India’s western seaboard safe after the Pulwama attack last year. More than a year later, the navy will be inducting more such aircraft, boosting its capability to conduct sustained surveillance and anti-ship and submarine preparedness in the Indian Ocean Region.

  • CDS aims to set up Air Defence Command by June 2020

    Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen Bipin Rawat is aiming to set up the first integrated tri-services command for handing the air defence of the entire country by June 2020 which will be headed by an Indian Air Force (IAF) officer.

  • Finance Commission panel to examine separate funding mechanism for defence

    The Fifteenth Finance Commission has constituted a panel to examine whether a separate mechanism be set up for the funding of defence and internal security. The five-member group, to be headed by Finance Commission Chairman N K Singh, comprise secretaries from the ministries of defence, home affairs and finance, besides a member of Commission.

  • Ahead of Trump’s visit, US defence major Boeing mulls offering F-15EX fighter jets to India

    Ahead of US President Donald Trump’s maiden visit to India, the two countries are eyeing to finalise a raft of mega defence deals including procurement of a batch of military helicopters by Indian Navy from

  • On eve of Trump's visit, India, US seal $3.5bn defence deals

    India has finalised two more mega defence deals with the US, together worth over $3.5 billion (Rs 25,000 crore) for 30 heavy-duty armed helicopters, in the run-up to President Donald Trump's visit here on February 24-25.These soon-to-be-inked deals will take the total value of Indian defence contracts bagged by the US just since 2007 to well past the $20 billion mark.

  • Make in India: Rafale fighter Jets for Indian Air Force will have India-made components

    The aircraft were handed over to the defence minister Rajnath Singh in October 2019.The French fighter jets headed to India will have critical components made in India at a facility located in Nagpur. According to the company officials, “Under the Make in India initiative, the Rafale engine doors are being manufactured in the Dassault Reliance Aerospace Ltd (DRAL).

  • Govt Says Delay In Supply of Russian Equipment Delayed Construction of Aircraft Carrier INS Vikrant

    Delay in getting certain aviation equipment from Russia pushed back the deadline for construction of India's first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant, according to the governmentReplying to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Defence Sripad Naik said major structural and technical works of the aircraft carrier have already been completed.Officials said the 37,500-tonne aircraft carrier is expected to be inducted into the Indian Navy by 2022.

  • ‘Russian S-400 missile delivery to India to begin by end-2021’

    ‘Russian S-400 missile delivery to India to begin by end-2021’ Russia will begin delivering S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to India by the end of 2021, agency RIA Novosti on Wednesday quoted a Russian official as saying.

  • ‘Tel Aviv completes Spike missiles supply to New Delhi’

    Israel completed the supply of the Spike Long Range (LR) Anti Tank guided missiles (AGTM) to India within three months of the order, Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems’ India Head, Eli Hefets, said on Wednesday. India had placed an order for the missiles post-Balakot operations to strengthen its capabilities vis-a-vis Pakistan and has also started deploying them on the line of Control with Pakistan.

  • Ready to partner India, transfer technology of jet engine

    Leading French engine manufacturer Safran has said that it is ready to transfer the full technology for jet engines that can power next generation fighter jets and has initiated talks on the matter as it is committed to staying in India for the long term.

  • OFB Develops New Infantry Combat Vehicle for Indian Army’s FICV Project

    Indian Army’s Rs 60,000-crore FICV project will get new entry after Ordnance Factory Medak introduced a New ICV for Future Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV) project. According to OFB, New FICV is designed and developed by OFB Medak which has already gone through internal developmental trials including weapons trials of its main gun along with ATGM firing.

  • Javelin Joint Venture Signs Co-Production Memorandum Of Understanding With India’s Bharat Dynamics Limited

    The Javelin™ Joint Venture, a partnership of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) to explore co-production of the Javelin anti-tank missile system to fulfill potential future requirements of the Indian Ministry of Defence.“We look forward to working with BDL, a leading guided weapon system manufacturer, to evaluate the possibility of manufacturing Javelin in India,” said David Pantano, Javelin Joint Venture vice president.

  • Russian S-400 missile delivery to India will start by end-2021

    Russia will begin delivering S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to India by the end of 2021, agency RIA Novosti on Wednesday quoted a Russian official as saying. India signed a $5 billion deal for S-400 missiles in 2018, drawing warnings from the United States that such an acquisition would trigger sanctions as part of a wider programme against Russia.

  • AMCA could fly undetected during dangerous missions

    India’s inspiring attempt to develop a 5.5. generation, twin-engine, single-seater, multi-role fighter Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) will enter a crucial phase with the detailed data generation process for making prototypes set to begin in the second half of this year.This state-of-the-art supersonic beast is expected to fly with loads of home-grown, gen-next weapons currently under development at various laboratories of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

  • KAI to offer Indian Air Force its KT-1 BTA and Surion Helicopter

    Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) is also looking to bag some new deals at the DefExpo 2020. It plans on putting its KT-1 basic training aircraft center stage in hopes of wooing the Indian Air Force. “Currently, the Indian air force is changing its basic trainers and we want to supply our planes there,” a KAI official told Korea Times.

  • Indian assault rifle giving stiff competition to latest Russian AK

    Even as the AK-203, the latest version of the dreaded Kalashnikov rifle, will be made in India in collaboration with the Russians, a comparable fully indigenous rifle has also been developed, and is already in use.

  • Northrop Grumman offers BMC2 prototype to US Air Force for use in ABMS

    Northrop Grumman is in discussions with the US Air Force to provide its DA/RC BMC2 concept for use in the service’s ABMS experimentThe company has run up to 50 different systems on the programme and

  • Kalyani Group plans to set up production facility in Uttar Pradesh

    Defence hardware manufacturer Kalyani Group is looking to invest in a greenfield production facility in the proposed Uttar Pradesh Defence Corridor. Group CMD Baba N Kalyani said the firm had held a series of discussions with the Uttar Pradesh government and signed a memorandum of understanding in this regard.

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