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NAVARMS 2019 - 4th International Seminar and Exhibition on Naval Armaments and 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 Vehicles India 2019

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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  • In a first, two indigenous sniper rifles developed by Bengaluru-based firm

    In a first, two indigenous sniper rifles developed by Bengaluru-based firm An line with the central government’s push to make India a major defence manufacturing hub, a firm based in Karnataka’s Bengaluru has developed the country’s first indigenous sniper rifle prototypes that are meant for use by the Indian armed forces.

  • IAF Wants New Russian MiG-29 Fighters To Be Equipped With Indigenous Weapons

    At a time when the Indian Air Force (IAF) is batting for indigenisation, the Force is planning to acquire the new 21 MiG-29 fighters from Russia and equip them with indigenous weapon systems such as the Astra air to air missile."The proposal for the acquisition of 21 MiG-29s would be placed before the Defence Acquisition Council soon.

  • France Offers Help To Revive

    Kaveri, an after-burning turbofan jet engine, being developed by the Gas Turbine Research Establishment of the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO)The plans to develop a fifth-generation combat aircraft at home has revived hopes of

  • Seven Rafale Fighter Jets To Arrive In India By April-May Next Year

    The Defence Minister was in France for the official handover of the first Rafale aircraft. The aircraft is capable of reaching up to the speed of 1,800 kph.

  • BAE Systems awarded $148M for M88A2 HERCULES armored recovery vehicles

    BAE Systems, Britain’s biggest defense company, said on Wednesday that it received $148.3 million U.S.

  • Saab Begins Work On IAF’s Tender

    Saab, a Swedish based automobile manufacturer, is looking forward to conducting meetings with the Indian companies this month, to develop the Indian ecosystem to build the multi-role fighter aircraft.In April 2018, the Indian Air Force announced an initial tender or Request for Information (RFI) for the Multi-Role Fighter Aircraft (MRFA).

  • India Developing 5th Generation Stealth Fighter, To Complement Rafale, Sukhoi Su-30MKI And TEJAS

    The supersonic AMCA is being developed by the Aeronautical Development Agency and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. The all-weather multi-role AMCA is likely to have twin-engines with stealth features. It will in all probability be single-seater combat aircraftIndia will soon have a combat aircraft rivalling Lockheed Martin's F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II of the United States of America, China's Chengdu J-20 and Russian Sukhoi Su-57.


    Two custom-made B-777 planes, which will be used to fly Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other top Indian dignitaries from July next year, will be operated by pilots of the Indian Air Force, a senior

  • BAE Systems gets up to $269 million contract extension for armored Bradley Fighting Vehicles

    The U.S. Army extended BAE Systems Inc.'s contract by up to $269 million for production of its armored Bradley Fighting Vehicle.The Arlington, Va.-based defense contracting company with operations in Sterling Heights was tapped for 168 upgraded Bradley A4 fighting vehicles, according to a Tuesday news release.

  • Philippine Army Keen To Procure BrahMos Supersonic Missiles

    MANILA, Philippines — While still busy dealing with the country’s internal security threats, the Philippine Army (PA) is also gradually shifting from internal to territorial and external defence with its programmed acquisition of Indian-Russian designed

  • Army boosting combat fighting capabilities with major inductions of indigenous helicopters

    The Indian Army is quietly sprucing up its air combat capability with major inductions. In the next 10 years, the Army’s Aviation Corps (AAC) will have a formidable array of helicopters. Confirming the inductions a senior Army Officer said, “We have an ongoing plan to induct about 500 helicopters and most of it will be indigenous.”A number of these helicopters have already been inducted and rest will be completed in the next 10 years, added the officer.

  • Lockheed Martin-led Team Begins Construction on Navy's Littoral Combat Ship, the future USS Nantucket

    Lockheed Martin-led Team Begins Construction on Navy's Littoral Combat Ship, the future USS NantucketMARINETTE, Wis., Oct. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Fincantieri Marinette Marine marked the beginning of construction on Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 27, the future USS Nantucket, with a ceremony in Marinette.

  • 'Air Force To Induct Five Tejas Squadrons In Near Future': IAF Chief

    Indian Air Force Chief, RKS Bhadauria on Tuesday reiterated that the force was committed to the indigenous development of weapons and aircraft in consonance with Make in India initiative.The Air Chief at the occasion also apprised that the IAF is looking to induct 5 squadrons of TEJAS in the near future.Asserting that the IAF was on the path to modernisation, Air Chief said, "However, to achieve true strategic autonomy, we need to focus on design and manufacturing.

  • U.S. Army awards contract to BAE Systems for additional Bradley A4 Infantry Fighting Vehicles

    The U.S. premiere supplier of combat vehicles BAE Systems has announced that it received an Army’s contract modification worth up to $269 million for continued production of the Bradley.The award for an additional 168 upgraded

  • Astra air-to-air missile waits for Integration clearance from IAF on LCA-Tejas

    Indian Air Force and DRDO are in talks to clear path for bulk orders for nearly 200 indigenously developed Astra air-to-air missile for the entire Su-30MKI fleet over 50 units which was ordered last year

  • Amidst Depleting IAF Fleet, 18 Of 114 Multi-role Fighters To Be Imported In Fly-away Condition

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) intends to acquire one squadron of fighter aircraft in fly away condition from a foreign OEM before inducting Made in India jets in its next big procurement programme for 114

  • Amethi factory to get orders for 6.7 lakh Kalashnikovs soon

    The rifles factory in Amethi is set to get an order to manufacture a record 6.7 lakh Kalashnikovs soon, with the Army clearing the technical gates and commercial bid likely to be submitted by next month.

  • India to Upgrade Its Sukhoi with Radar Capable of Detecting F-35, Chinese J-20 – Analyst

    India has plans to upgrade the Sukhoi-30MKI with modern “radar and weapons capabilities and also enhance features that tackle obsolescence management and electronic warfare aspects”, Indian Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Bhadauria confirmed on Friday.An Air Force Veteran and senior defence analyst said the upgraded radar would likely be the NIIP N035 Irbis E (Snow Leopard), a 20 KW class steerable hybrid ESA radar fitted on the Su-35.

  • Army plans to buy 350 helicopters over 10 years to modernise its Aviation Corps

    The Army is working on a 10-year modernisation plan for its Aviation Corps and aims to induct at least 350 helicopters, including the indigenous Light Combat Helicopter and the battle-proven Apache. The long-pending plan includes increasing the surveillance features of the choppers already in the Aviation Corps’ inventory, with the induction of the Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS).What does Army plan to buy?The Army plans to induct two kinds of utility choppers and three combat helicopters.

  • Dassault Aviation hands over first Rafale multirole fighter to India

    France’s Dassault Aviation has handed over the first of 36 Rafale multirole fighter aircraft that New Delhi ordered in September 2016 for the Indian Air Force (IAF) for EUR7.9 billion (USD8.71 billion).Indian Defence Minister Rajnath

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