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Make in India

‘Make in India’ in defence sector, which is primarily driven by capital acquisition of defence equipment and other policy measures, has been introduced in all major areas of defence such as combat vehicles, combat aircrafts, warships, weapons, ammunitions, missiles, radars, electronic warfare systems etc.

Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), the Research wing of Ministry of Defence has been set up with a mandate of developing cutting edge technologies and systems for Indian Armed Forces as per their specific Qualitative Requirements. The list of products developed by DRDO during the last three years areas follow:-

Products developedby DRDO during last three years:

Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas
Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) System
155mm/52 Calibre Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS)
Weapon Locating Radar (WLR) Swati
High speed Heavy Weight Ship Launched Torpedo (Varunastra)
Anti-Torpedo Decoy System (Maareech)
Arudhra-Medium Power Radar
Akash Weapon System
Abhay Sonar
Hull Mounted Sonar (HUMSA)
Advanced Indigenous Distress Sonar System (AIDSS)
Near field acoustic characterization system (NACS)
NBC Technologies
NBC Recce Vehicle Mk-I
120 mm FSAPDS(Fin stabilisedArmour Piercing Discarding Sabot) Mk-II Ammunition for MBT Arjun
120 mm FSAPDS Practice Ammunition for MBT Arjun
250 Kg Pre-fragmented Bomb
46m Inflatable Radome
Air Bursting Grenades for Individual Weapons
Anti Torpedo Decoys
Bar Mine Layer
CBRNe Remotely Operated Platforms
Commander’s Non-Panoramic TI (Thermal Imaging) Sight for Armoured Fighting Vehicles (T-90, T-72 & BMP-II)
Computerized Pilot Selection System
Dual Colour Missile Approach Warning System for Fighter Aircraft
Electro-Optical Fire Control System for Naval Ships
Electro-Optical Sensors for Airborne Platforms
Enhanced Range Rocket (Pinaka Mk-II)
EW Suite for Fighter Aircraft
Exotic and Indigenous Varieties of Vegetables under Protected Environment
G-band CC-TWT for Weapon Locating Radar
Heavy Drop System – l6T
Integrated Automotive Vetronics Systems for AFVs
Ku-Band MPM based Transmitter for Airbome Radar
Laser Target Designator with Thermal Imager for Air Force
Medium Size Integrated Aerostat Surveillance System
Minefield Marking Equipment Mk-ll
Mountain Foot Bridge
Multi Calibre Individual Weapon System
Multi-Influence Ground Mine
Sub-Munition Warheads for Pinaka
Synthetic Aperture Radar for UAV
Terrain Assessment System for Trans-border Deserts in Western Sector
Thermo-Baric Ammunition for 120 mm Arjun Tank
Upgraded Troposcatter Communication System for Indian Air Force
Vehicle Mounted High Power Laser Directed Energy System Against RPVs/UAVs/DRONES
Water Mist System Validation for Fire Protection in Naval Ships.

In the last three financial years (2015-16 to 2017-18), 58 contracts worth about Rs 1,17,656 Crore were signed with foreign vendors for procurement of defence capital equipment for Defence Forces.

At present, there is no proposal to close Ordnance Factories or Defence Public Sector Units functioning under the administrative control of Department of Defence Production.

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