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

17 Sep 2019

Powerful Performance

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

05 Sep 2019 to 06 Sep 2019

Powerful Performance

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

Latest News

  • MDL delivers second Scorpene submarine to navy

    Marking a milestone, the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDL) on Thursday delivered the second Scorpene class submarine ”Khanderi” of the Project 75 to the Indian Navy, an official said.MDL Chairman and Managing Director Rakesh Anand, and Rear Admiral B.

  • AFA 2019: Remote vision system issues impede Boeing KC-46A progress

    Two key issues are holding back Boeing's progress in addressing KC-46A tanker remote vision system (RVS) problemsA key US Air Force (USAF) officer said these two issues, acuity and depth plane compression, are very complexBoeing

  • European manufacturer signs up to make missiles in India with BDL

    Leading European missile manufacturer MBDA has announced an agreement to assemble and integrate cutting edge missile systems in India with the state owned Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), with officials saying that new facilities that will

  • France to hand over 1st Rafale Jet on October 8

    France will hand over the Indian Air Force its first Rafale fighter jet on October 8, two government officials said on Wednesday. Defence minister Rajnath Singh will travel to Merignac in France along with senior air force officials for the induction ceremony, which will coincide with the IAF Day.The ceremony was supposed to take place on September 19 but it was deferred due to last-minute changes in the programme, said one of the officials cited above.

  • Russia plans to send over 40 aircraft to Indra drills

    More than 40 Russian aircraft of various types will be sent to India to take part in the Russian-Indian military exercise, Indra-2019, the Eastern Military District’s press service said on Tuesday.“In order to participate in

  • BAE Systems designing eight M88A3 prototypes

    The US Army has awarded BAE Systems with a USD318 million contract to upgrade its M88 recovery vehicles into a M88A3 configuration.Under the 44-month contract, the company will delver eight M88A3 prototypes to the service by 2022 for testing, BAE Systems told Jane's .

  • Indian Air Force To Claim Regional Superiority With Scalp And Meteor Missiles

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) is all geared up to induct SCALP and Meteor missiles, that are considered as 'game-changer', for its Rafale fighter aircraft. The two missiles will provide IAF with a definitive edge over other known missile systems in the region.According to Economic Times, the SCALP standoff missile has an effective range of more than 300 km and is capable of hitting high value and strongly protected targets deep inside enemy territory.

  • IAF Sukhoi Su-30Mki Hits Aerial Target 90 Km Away With Astra BVR Air-To-Air Missile For The Second Time In Two Days

    While IAF's Su-30MKI is capable of firing the indigenously developed Astra missile, the other combat aircraft in the force's arsenal like the Mirage-2000, Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-29 and Light Combat Aircraft CA Tejas will also be modified to carry the missileIndian Air Force (IAF) is of the verge of getting an air-to-air missile which can hit a target 90 kilometres away with the successful test-firing of Astra from a Sukhoi Su-30MKI multi-role fighter on Wednesday.

  • BAE Systems unveils new ACV configuration: anti-tank missile carrier

    British multinational defense, security and aerospace company BAE Systems has unveiled new configuration for the Marine Corps’ Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) called the Anti-Tank Non-Line-of-Sight.BAE Systems portfolio continues to expand and the company showcased the demonstrator of anti-tank missile carrier during the Modern Day Marine Expo.The demonstrator was fitted with remotely operated weapon station armed with NLOS long-range, electro-optically guided-missile launcher, Javelin anti-tank guided missile, precision-guided munitions and smart sensors.

  • It’s a make-or-break phase for indigenous defence production

    In the coming decade, the Indian armed forces are planning to acquire more than 500 aircraft and helicopters in different categories to sustain and bolster their capabilities. The aviation assets planned include combat aircraft, wide-bodied aircraft for transportation and surveillance, helicopters in light utility, attack, heavy-lift category and unmanned aerial vehicles, including combat aerial vehicles.

  • BAE Systems’ San Diego Shipyard to Tandem Dry-dock Two Destroyers

    BAE Systems has received $170.7 million in contracts from the U.S. Navy to perform simultaneous maintenance and repair on two Arleigh Burke-class (DDG 51) guided-missile destroyers in its San Diego shipyard. Under the awarded contracts, the shipyard will tandem dry-dock the USS Stethem (DDG 63) and USS Decatur (DDG 73) in October.

  • BAE Systems wins contract to upgrade US Army’s M88A2 vehicles

    BAE Systems has secured an other transactional authority (OTA) contract to upgrade the US Army’s M88A2 Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lift Evacuation System (HERCULES) vehicles.Under the $318m contract, BAE Systems will upgrade the M88

  • IAF may order 70 basic trainers made by HAL

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) plans to start the official process within three months for the possible purchase of 70 locally produced basic trainers from state-owned aircraft maker Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), three senior IAF officers said on condition of anonymity.IAF is set to send a request for proposal (RFP) to HAL for the indigenous Hindustan Turbo Trainer-40 (HTT-40) before the end of the year, they added.“The HTT-40 has entered the final stages of rigourous testing.

  • Khanderi, 2nd Scorpene-Class Submarine To Be Commissioned On September 28

    India’s second Scorpene-class submarine INS Khanderi that has superior stealth and ability to launch a crippling attack with torpedoes will be commissioned into service by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on September 28 in Mumbai, the Navy said today.

  • IAF’s Mirage 2000 jets unlikely to get Meteor missiles, makers cite high integration cost

    The Indian Air Force’s (IAF) plans to arm the Mirage 2000 fleet with potent long-range Meteor missiles has hit rough weather due to high integration cost and lower capability of the fighter jet. The Beyond Visual Range (BVR) missile Meteor — part of the Rafale weapons package — has a range of about 150 km and a no-escape zone of 100 km.Officials at MBDA, the missile’s maker, said they had discussed the matter with the IAF and were informed that the deal was “not viable”.

  • UK's BAE Systems wins $318 mln contract from U.S. Army

    Britain's BAE Systems BAES.L said on Tuesday it has won a $318 million contract from the United States Army in order to upgrade M88 recovery vehicles to the M88A3 configuration.The configuration will eliminate necessity of

  • India, Australia to elevate strategic partnership

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is expected to visit Australia in November when both countries are likely to conclude the long-pending mutual logistics support agreement and a broader maritime cooperation agreement to elevate the strategic partnership, defence and diplomatic sources said.“The mutual logistics support agreement, information exchange and a broader maritime agreement, including maritime domain awareness, are expected to be concluded soon.

  • Russia Says Discussing Production of S-400 Missiles In India

    Moscow is holding talks with New Delhi on starting the production of S-400 Air Defence Systems in India, CEO of Russia's Rostec state corporation Sergey Chemezov said on Sunday. "Yes, we are discussing the localisation of S-400 production with India as well," Mr Chemezov told the RBK broadcaster, adding that India has already acquired the license for the production of the Su-30 fighter jet and the T-90 tank, Sputnik reported.

  • Moscow, New Delhi in talks over S-400 missiles production in India: Rostec CEO

    Moscow is holding talks with New Delhi on starting the production of S-400 Air Defense Systems in India, said Sergey Chemezov, CEO of Russia`s Rostec state corporation on Sunday.

  • India, Malaysia Undertake Joint Naval Exercise

    India and Malaysia are conducting a joint naval military exercise to test inter-operability of their navies in South East Asia and Western Pacific regions Two warships, INS Sahyadri and INS Kiltan, have been dispatched by the Indian Navy to Malaysia for the bilateral exercise.

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