Indian and foreign players have welcomed the creation of a new category under the Defence Procurement Procedure saying that it will be a game changer for the future, leading to real participation of domestic companies
PHAROS, a fire control radar for both gun and missile systems, provides defence against small, fast moving and highly manoeuvrable air and surface targets
Amid concern in the defence establishment over poor serviceability of the country’s mainline fighter aircraft Su30 MKI, Russia today said it has offered India comprehensive maintenance and after-sales support for equipment sold by it, including aircraft carrier INS
Ashok Leyland, flagship of the Hinduja Group, second largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, and the largest suppliers of logistics vehicles to the Indian Army, showcased an advanced Truck Driving Simulator for the all-terrain Stallion 4×4 truck; Field Artillery Tractor (FAT) 6×6 on the Super Stallion, Rhino 4×4 – Contemporary Logistics Vehicle
An Ambulance 4×4 for enhanced medical support at the DefExpo 2016 at Goa
The new DPP-2016 aims at faster pace in procurement especially through newly introduced categories under Indigenously Designed, Developed and Manufactured (IDDM) provisions. The new DPP policy has also refined the ‘Make’ procedure to ensure increased participation of the Indian industry. It has split the existing ‘Make’ category of projects into Make I and Make II. Under the Make I category, it will be the government that will finance majority (upto 90%) of the cost of production of defence equipments while under Make-II, the majority of the funding will be by the industry. Acknowledging the contributions of the Small and Medium Scale Industries in Defence Sector, quoting that many innovative ideas have come from these sectors, the defence minister Manohar Parrikar said the policy aims at enhancing the role of MSMEs in defence sector. This, he said, is one of the defining features of DPP. While releasing the policy, Parrikar said his ministry is proactively working in promoting the PM Narendra Modi’s Make in India. Parrikar said the DPP-2016 will provide a push to the ‘Make in India’ campaign. He said the Government has been proactive in its ‘Make in India’ initiative and desires to also include ‘Startup India’ which will find opportunities in Defence sector.
Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited (RDEL) formerly Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering Company Limited delivered its Seventh Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) to Oil and Natural Gas
In all, over 1000 companies, both foreign and Indian, are taking part in the exhibition this year, which is over one and a half times in number of participants in Defexpo 2014
BAE has selected Mahindra as its business partner for the $700 million deal to supply 145 howitzers for the Indian Army giving a major boost to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to ‘Make in India’. India and the United States had been in discussions for a Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of 145 M777A2 LW155 howitzers for the Indian Army.
India will require over 1600 new passenger and freighter aircraft to help meet growth in demand in the 20 years from 2015 to 2034, according to the latest Airbus’ global market forecast.
India 20 year highlights
· Over 70% of in-service fleet and backlog orders, 56% of in-service fleet
· 8.4% annual growth in passenger traffic (global average 4.6%)
· New aircraft needs: 1,200+ single aisle
GHAOI asked to submit a position paper on key aspects of draft national civil aviation policy