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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

  • India’s Old Friend Russia Offers To Transfer Technology And Produce MiG-35 In India: MiG CEA

    Russia and India have reached such an outstanding level of confidence after decades of fruitful cooperation in the field of defence. In an exclusive interaction, Ilya Tarasenko, CEO, MiG Corporation of Russia shares with Financial Express Online, his company’s offering of MiG-35 for the Indian Air Force and plans for Make in India and setting up of an aerospace ecosystem.

  • In a First, Private Firm to Train IAF Chopper Pilots on Simulators

    In line with the government’s policy to push private participation in defence, a Bengaluru headquartered firm has become the first private company to be training Indian Air Force helicopter pilots on simulators. Sources said that Alpha Design Technologies Limited (ADTL) and the Ministry of Defence (MoD), signed a Rs 1,400-crore deal, for setting up of two simulation centres and providing 1,200 hours of training each year for the next 20 years.

  • Defence Ministry Holds Third Meeting with OFB Employees'' Unions on Its Corporatisation

    The Defence Ministry held a meeting with three employee unions of the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) to address their concerns regarding its corporatisation, according to an official statement on Friday. The meeting on was the third such deliberations the government held with the unions.

  • Indian Navy Concludes Contract for Indigenously Developed Maareech Advanced Torpedo Decoy System

    Indian Navy has concluded a contract for the indigenously-developed Maareech Advanced Torpedo Decoy System capable of being fired from all frontline warships on June 26. With this the Anti-Submarine Warfare capability of the Indian Navy has received a major boost. The design and development of the Maareech anti-torpedo decoy system was undertaken indigenously by the Naval Science & Technological Laboratory and the Naval Physical & Oceanographic Laboratory.

  • Rwanda Airforce Orders 2 Utility Aircraft

    The Rwandan government has ordered for two aircraft in what appears part of a wider strategy to strengthen its Airforce. The Textron C-208 EX utility aircraft will be delivered by ATI Engineering Services, an American company specializing in modifying aircraft, at a cost of $10m.

  • Northrop Books $333M Modification to Navy MQ-4C UAS Production Contract

    The U.S. Navy has awarded Northrop Grumman a $333.4M contract modification to facilitate the low-rate initial production of three MQ-4C Triton unmanned aerial systems for the Australian government. The modification exercises options under a previously issued contract and includes the manufacture of main and forward-operating bases integrated with multiple-intelligence functionalities, the Department of Defense said.

  • Russia Starts Deliveries of Upgraded Air-to-Air Missile to India

    Modi government in its efforts to increase stockpiles of Air-to-Air missiles of Indian Air Force (IAF) had placed orders under emergency purchase deals last year and according to information provided to idrw.org, Russia has started shipment of the latest and upgraded inventory of three different types of Air-to-Air missiles to India to be equipped on Russian developed Sukhoi-30MKI and Mig-29UPG fleet, which make up 50% of the IAF’s fighter jet fleet.

  • Army Needs to Stop Sitting on Light Tank, ULH and LCH Procurement

    As preparation for a possible conflict with China in high, mountainous areas grows, the Indian Army for years has not been able to procure High altitude weaponry to face China front and has it has built up its resources for the Pakistan front until the deadly clash with Chinese in Galwan Valley of Ladakh.

  • Army Plans to Place Orders for More Excalibur Ammunition for Howitzers

    After the government allowed the armed forces to go in for emergency procurements to do away with shortages of critical equipment, the Indian Army is planning to place an order for acquiring more Excalibur precision-guided Artillery ammunition which can hit targets at 50 km range. The Excalibur ammunition was inducted last year by the Army to acquire the capability to hit enemy positions close to populated areas without causing collateral damage on the western sector under emergency financial powers.

  • Elbit Systems to Provide Maintenance Services for T-6 Fleet of IAF

    Elbit Systems has secured a contract from the Israeli Ministry of Defense (MOD) to provide operation, maintenance and logistic services for the Textron T-6 trainer aircraft fleet of the Israeli Air Force (IAF). The $38m, five-year contract has an optional period of five additional years. Previously, Elbit Systems has provided the IAF with operation and maintenance services for the T-6 fleet, meeting the IAF’s standards of service, availability and flight safety.

  • PH Seeks Stronger Naval Ties with India

    The Philippine Navy (PN) expressed hope for stronger ties with the Indian Navy following its assistance to the repair of the BRP Ramon Alcaraz, whose engine room caught fire off Cochin, India on May 7. Repairs to the BRP Ramon Alcaraz’s engine room were completed on May 27 and both ships resumed their voyage home on May 31 and arrived home in Manila on June 12.

  • Elbit Systems Awarded $38 Contract to Operate, Maintain and Service the T-6 Trainer Fleet of the Israeli Air Force

    Elbit Systems announced that it was awarded a contract valued at approximately $38 million from the Israeli Ministry of Defense to provide operation, maintenance and logistic services for the Textron T-6 trainer aircraft ("T-6") fleet of the Israeli Air Force . This contract award follows a decade during which Elbit Systems has provided the IAF with operation and maintenance services for the T-6 fleet, meeting the IAF's standards of service, availability and flight safety.

  • Indian Army to Get 100 Per Cent Made in India ‘Sarvatra Kavach’ Body Armour

    The Indian Army is on the verge of inducting ‘Sarvatra Kavach’, a full body armour suit, for its soldiers which will not carry any Chinese raw material and is designed, developed and manufactured in India, said sources on Friday. The complete research and development of this armour suit was undertaken by the Indian Army itself.

  • HAL Chairman Provides Updates On Key Helicopter Programs

    Three HAL LUH prototypes have together completed over 550 flights HAL chairman and managing director R. Madhavan has provided key updates into ongoing Indian helicopter programs, including HAL’s participation in India’s Naval Utility Helicopter (NUH) program NUH is the first experiment in a strategic partnership (SP) program rolled out by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government, with the aim of creating private sector capacity in major aerospace and defence manufacturing in India.

  • Australia Buys Another Drone to be Launched from Tindal in the Future

    Australia has bought another Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton Remotely Piloted Aircraft System, bringing Australia's Triton fleet to three. The Government is buying six of the new drones in a deal worth $5 billion and Tindal RAAF Based has been named as a forward operating base for the fleet.

  • It’s Time for Indian Army to Find Its “Tejas” of Main Battle Tanks

    Indian Army might be the only branch in Indian Armed Forces which continues to equip itself with imported weapons, from assault rifles to Main battle Tanks, Indian Army has made very little space for indigenous products while Air force and Navy are now starting to focus much more in support of indigenous weapon systems while our Army Generals are yet to move away from their bias import friendly mindsets.

  • Now, Private Players In India Will Manufacture Guns And Pistols

    Ministry of Home Affairs has held a discussion with 17 private companies to locally manufacture the small arms used by Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), which were earlier imported from foreign arms manufacturers. The 17 companies which were party to the discussion included Vem Technologies, Kalyani Strategic, Shyam Arms, Premier Explosives, HYT, L & T, and Godrej.“The private companies shortlisted by the Amit Shah-led MHA own licence to manufacture weapons,” said a senior home ministry official.

  • LCH Order in the Final Leg, Delivery of 15 LSP Attack Helicopters in early 2021: HAL Chairman

    HAL chairman R Madhavan has told livefistdefence.com that final contract for 15 limited series production (LSP) HAL designed Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) multi-role combat helicopter is in the final leg and as soon as the

  • Red Tape Comes in Way of ITBP Getting Choppers

    The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), which is tackling the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) forces along with the Indian army at India’s Eastern border, has been seeking helicopters for itself for more than 20 years now, but hasn’t yet got them, mostly due to bureaucratic apathy that is not uncommon among the corridors of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

  • Amethi Rifle Factory Deadlock Likely To Be Resolved, Costing Panel Set Up

    The price bid for the ₹4,300-crore project has been submitted and the committee has been given two months to reach an agreeable price for the project.

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