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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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Latest News

  • AMCA: Final Design Freeze soon, DSI intakes, RCS reduction measures to make it first 5.5 Gen fighter – Indian Defence Research Wing

    India’s first and probably only 5.5 Generation Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) program currently underway, is now heading towards final design phase with many key notable changes in the design which is now nearing completion

  • Additional Unmanned MQ-25s Ordered by U.S. Navy

    This $84.7 million modification exercises options for three MQ-25 system demonstration test articles, and was an option identified in the original $805 million contract for four aircraft awarded in August 2018.Early flight testing of Boeing’s MQ-25 test asset, T1, is contributing to program progress.

  • Russia Offers Three Refurbished Kilo-Class Submarines to India?

    Russia has offered three refurbished Kilo-class diesel-electric attack submarines to the Indian Navy, reports the Diplomat According to the report, Russia’s JSC United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) has also proposed a significant refurbishment on three of the Indian Navy’s existing Project 877EKM Kilo-class submarines, known locally as Sindhughosh-class.

  • S-400 Deal: From Russia's S-400 to Israel's Barak-8 Missiles: How India is Fortifying Its Defence

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced that it has been awarded an additional $777-million mega contract for supply of Barak-8 missile defence system - known in India as LRSAM - for seven ships of the Indian Navy. The contract was entered with state-owned company Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), which serves as the main contractor in the project.

  • Karnataka Exempts Aerospace and Defence Firms from Covid-19 Lockdown

    In a decisive measure to protect Karnataka based companies that manufacture parts and systems for the assembly lines of global aerospace and defence (A&D) majors like Boeing and Airbus, the state government has exempted local A&D manufacturers from the nationwide anti-Covid-19 lockdown and permitted them to resume manufacturing activities with immediate effect.

  • After Rs 21,000-cr turnover in 2019-20, HAL eyes higher growth this year – Indian Defence Research Wing

    Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) on Tuesday announced a record turnover of over Rs 21,100 crore (provisional and unaudited) for 2019-20. This amounts to a growth of 7 per cent over the previous year’s turnover of Rs 19,705 crore.

  • Lockheed Awarded $512M Bulgaria F-16 Block 70 FMS Contract

    Lockheed Martin's aeronautics segment has won a potential $512M foreign military sales contract with the U.S. Air Force to build F-16 Fighting Falcon jets for the Bulgarian government. Bulgaria conducted a competition for the aircraft procurement effort and ordered eight F-16s in Block 70 configuration, the Department of Defense said Thursday.

  • USN Orders Two E-2D AHE Aircraft and Extended Services

    Northrop Grumman has secured a fixed-price-incentive-firm-target contract modification worth $404 million from the USN’s Naval Air Systems Command. The contract covers procurement of two new E-2D Advanced Hawkeye (AHE) aircraft as well as non-recurring engineering and software services.

  • Lockheed Martin Gets Pentagon Contract for Bulgarian F-16s

    Bulgaria’s combat aircraft acquisition is now moving to the production phase, as the U.S. government has awarded Lockheed Martin a $512 million contract for manufacture of eight F-16V Block 70s. Bulgaria’s eight F-16 Block 70s will cost $512 million, so $64 million each.

  • IAF Says No to Russia’s Engine Swap Offer for Its Su-30MKI Fleet

    Russian Air Force which had decided that the fresh batch of 36 Su-30SM fighter jets will come equipped with AL-41F-1S engines from 2021 onwards to the levels that match those of the Su-35 which carries the same engine and had offered the same to India for its fleet of 272 Su-30MKI under its ” Super-Sukhoi” modernization program under consideration by IAF with Russia has been turned down.

  • Israel to Set up Desert Park for 500 Grounded Aircraft

    Israel’s planned 650-acre “Airpark” to house 500 commercial aircraft will be ready in few months from now.It will be jointly owned by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and IES Holdings, who recently a memorandum of understanding to begin work on the desert park.

  • Lockheed Martin Wins $820 Million Deal to Make 790 Air-to Surface Missiles

    Lockheed Martin has won a more than $818 million US Air Force contract to produce 790 more Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles (JASSM), the Department of Defence said in a press release. "Lockheed Martin Corporation of Orlando, Florida has been awarded an $818,210,722 ...contract for Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) Lot 17 and 18 productions", the release stated.

  • Belgium Joins F-35 Lightning II Program

    The Pentagon has awarded Lockheed Martin $23 million to integrate Belgium into the F-35 Lightning II program.“Lockheed Martin is awarded a $22.9 million contract that integrates the government of Belgium into the F-35 Lightning II combat aircraft enterprise,” read a Tuesday statement from Pentagon.In October 2018, Belgium became 13th nation in the world to join the program when it picked the F-35A jet to replace its ageing F-16s.

  • US Orders 78 New F-35 Combat Aircraft

    USN Naval Air Systems Command has placed an order worth $4.7 billion for 78 new F-35 Joint Strike Fighters from Lockheed Martin.The fixed-price-incentive-firm-target, firm-fixed-price agreement was announced by the Department of Defense (DoD) on 31 March.Of the 78 fighters, 48 will be F-35A models for the USAF whilst 14 F-35Bs will be delivered to the USMC.

  • India’s Aviation Behemoth HAL Expects More Orders as It Completes Production of Su-30MKI – Indian Defence Research Wing

    State-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has recorded a turnover of more than INR 21,100 crore ($3 billion) for the financial year ending on 31 March 2020.

  • BAE Awarded $99M to Produce Missile Launching System Canisters for Navy, Japan

    BAE Systems has received a two-year, $99.3M contract modification to supply the U.S. Navy and Japanese government with canisters designed for a naval missile launcher platform.The company's land and armaments unit will provide MK 41

  • Northrop Unit Lands $74M Navy Fuze, Projectile Supply IDIQ

    A Northrop Grumman business sector has won a potential $74.5M single-award contract to provide projectiles and fuzes to the U.S. Navy.mThe company’s defense systems unit will manufacture Mk 92 Mod 1 blind loaded and plugged five-inch all up round projectiles and Mk 419 Mod 1 multifunction fuzes under the firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, the Department of Defense said Monday.

  • U.S. Air Force selects Raytheon and L3-Harris to develop next gen tactical modem

    Raytheon and L3-Harris were selected to develop the U.S Air Force’s next protected tactical waveform capable modem.According to a statement issued by the U.S. Department of Defense, Both companies have each been awarded a $500,000,000 ceiling contract with corresponding delivery orders valued at $37,639,960 for Raytheon Co. and $30,604,891 for L3-Harris.This contract provides for research, development and production of protected tactical waveform capable modems for tactical satellite communication operations.

  • Lockheed Martin Speeds up Payments to Suppliers Amid Coronavirus Slowdown

    Defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp said on that it would advance more than $50 million to suppliers hurt by a sharp economic slowdown caused by efforts to stop the coronavirus. Reuters had reported last week that the Pentagon was increasing the amount of interim payments, known as progress payments, to defense contractors. The largest contractors were to get payments of 90% as they work to complete projects.

  • Northrop Grumman Moves to LW30 PROX Qualification, M-ACE CUAS Testing

    Northrop Grumman Defense Systems has completed US government testing of its programmable Light Weight 30 mm Proximity Sensing Ammunition (LW30 PROX) round, and is moving towards qualification and fielding of the round to US Army

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