Metravi is working on next-gen instruments

The government’s push to boost manufacturing in India accompanied by relative increase in exports is forcing companies to focus on production of quality products. This, in turn, is leading to rise in demand for instrumentation. With more than 50 years of experience in the field of test & measuring (T&M) equipment, Metravi offers solutions for everything - from IoT enabled meters to customised solutions. In this interview, Vikram Bhansali, Managing Director, Metravi Instruments Pvt Ltd, explains Read more...

BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile to be made in UP Defence Corridor

Rs 3 bn would be invested and the construction work would begin within three months of getting the land. The project might produce 300 missiles by the 3rd year and GST worth Rs 3.6 bn each year. Read more...

BDL and MBDA to assemble, integrate and test ASRAAM in Telangana

MBDA will assist BDL to set up a facility within its manufacturing complex in Bhanur, Telangana, to provide assembly, integration, testing and maintenance of MBDA’s CAMM missile. The operations will commence in 2022-23. Read more...

Military & defence to drive Indian drones deterrence market in FY27: TechSci

Rise in the number of terror attacks and the growing concerns regarding the safety of citizens is expected to drive the demand for India’s drone deterrence market in the forecast period. Read more...

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam’s inspirational management philosophy

July 27, 2021 will be the 6th death anniversary of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam - an aerospace scientist who served as the 11th President of India from 2002 to 2007. Dr J P Agrawal, who worked with Dr Abdul Kalam at DRDO, narrates some of his unique management style which is worth to emulate. Read more...

DRDO & AICTE unveils M Tech. programme in defence technology

The students will also be provided opportunities to conduct their main thesis work in DRDO laboratories, defence PSUs & industries. Read more...

Sanjay Jaju: Urge Israeli companies to invest in Indian defence corridors

SIBAT, MoD, Israel, believed that the key to success in these times is enhancing the coordination and joint activities between the defence ministries of the two countries. Read more...

Indian govt notifies second list of 108 defence equipment for indigenisation

The second list lays special focus on weapons/systems which are currently under development/trials and are likely to translate into firm orders in the future. In August 2020, the ‘First Positive Indigenisation’ List comprising 101 items was notified by the Union Ministry of Defence Read more...

Nine major reforms to promote MSMEs in Defence

Government has aggressively strived to engage MSMEs and startups with indigenisation programmes with the Defence sector in the last 2 years. Read more...

Bharat Forge and Paramount Group to manufacture armoured vehicles in India

Both the companies signed an agreement during the International Defence Expo (IDEX 2021), Abu Dhabi. Read more...

Schmersal India decides to move towards railway and defence

While industries are battling to equalise their business to pre-Covid levels, companies are working out strategy to open more avenues to expand their business. In this Video Interaction with Pushkar Oak, Sagar Bhosale, MD, Schmersal India delves into safety gaining prominence in switchgears using new age technologies and Schmersal’s coping mechanism to sustain Covid impact. Read more...

FM announces Rs 2.65 trn stimulus under Aatmanirbhar Bharat 3.0 to boost growth

Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme for MSMEs, businesses, MUDRA borrowers and individuals extended till March 31, 2021 and additional credit up to 20%. Provides Rs 30 billion to boost project exports and Rs 102 billion additional budget stimulus for capital and industrial expenditure. Read more...

New DRDO Procurement Manual 2020 encourages participation of MSMEs, start-ups

The new DRDO Procurement Manual will facilitate the indigenous defence industry by simplifying the processes and ensure their participation in design and development activities. Read more...

IPF Buyer-Seller Summit: Fulfilling Make in India goals

The virtual Summit - which saw participations from Defence Investor Sell (MoD), SAIL, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, Godrej & Boyce and Vedanta Aluminium - enlightened vendors about procurement strategies of big buyers and help MSMEs be part of their supply-chain. Read more...

GeM has potential to reach Rs 5-7 trillion in GMV: Talleen Kumar

In this interview with Rakesh Rao, Talleen Kumar, IAS, CEO of Government e-Marketplace (GeM), which has annual sales of over Rs 630 billion in gross merchandise value (GMV), explains how GeM is making public procurement more transparent & efficient leading to creation of a vibrant buyer-seller ecosystem Read more...

MoD inks Rs 2,580-cr contract with BEML, Tata Power and L&T for Pinaka missile systems

These six Pinaka Regiments comprise 114 launchers with automated gun aiming and positioning system (AGAPS) and 45 command posts to be procured from Tata Power and L&T and 330 vehicles to be procured from Bharat Earth Movers Ltd (BEML) Read more...

SLR Metaliks invest Rs 60-70 crore to raise alloy steel manufacturing capacity

Despite COVID 19, the company - one of the leading suppliers of alloy steel to automotive and other industries - has increased the capacity from 0.3 million tonne to 0.4 million tonnes. While SLR Metaliks is pinning hopes on automotive industry’s revival, it is also holding talks with DRDO for suppling alloy steel Read more...

Complete list of 101 defence items selected for progressive import ban

Ministry of Defence's import embargo on 101 items - that include simple parts as well as some high technology weapon systems - is expected to offer a huge opportunity of about Rs 4,000 billion to the Indian defence industry within the next five to seven years. Read more...

Defence Ministry’s import embargo to open up Rs 4,000 bn opportunity for domestic industry

The list of 101 embargoed items comprises of not just simple parts but also some high technology weapon systems. Of these, items worth almost Rs 1,300 bn each are anticipated for the Army and the Air Force while items worth almost Rs 1,400 bn are anticipated by the Navy. Read more...

Godrej & Boyce eyes growth in precision engineered equipment segment

Godrej Precision Engineering delivered the Fueling Machine Bridge & Carriage for Kakrapar Atomic Power Plant-3 which are installed in the critical zone of the nuclear power reactor. Read more...

Getac’s launches 5G-Compatible B360 laptop for manufacturing & defence sectors

B360 runs on the 10th Generation Intel Core Processor, making it the fastest fully rugged laptop on the market, capable of running large numbers of applications simultaneously Read more...

Hempel’s new Hempaguard MaX system with three layer fouling defence mechanism

Hempel’s new three-coat system helps easy application and also reduces docktime of the ship compared to competitors. Read more...

Grauer & Weil showcases specialised paints for aerospace & defence at ADMS 2019

The company currently supplies specialised paints for missiles like Brahmos Pinaka Rocket, HAL for Sukhoi, MIG 21, MI 17, etc Read more...

Budget announces changes in customs duty for some products

Import of defence equipment, currently not manufactured in India, are being exempted from the basic customs duty, said Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Read more...

Design treatment of advanced metals producing better sculpting for defence, vehicles and health products

Researchers at Purdue used common alcohols on an aluminium surface and were able to cut the metal more easily, with at least 50 per cent less forc Read more...

Non-lethal weapons: Novel tools for peacekeeping missions

Non-lethal weapons (NLWs) are not likely to replace lethal weapons but will simply add another capability to the existing range of options, says Dr J P Agrawal. Read more...

Rossell Techsys delivers 15,000th wire harness for Boeing’s AH-64 Apache helicopter

The Aerospace and Defence (A&D) Division of Rossell India Limited has also delivered 500th shipment of electrical panel assemblies for Boeing’s AH-64 Apache Read more...

ISRO selects Hind High Vacuum for supplying thin film metallised circuit

The Bengaluru based HHV will produce the entire thin film metallised circuit for ISRO’s satellite program Read more...

Godrej Aerospace delivers first airframe assembly for air launched BrahMos missile

The company, which won the order for 100 sets of airframes for the air launched version of the missile in December 2017, aims to produce the first indigenous missile booster Read more...

Tata Technologies and VDIA to set up aerospace & defence centre in Nagpur

The partnership between Tata Technologies and Vidarbha Defence Industries Association (VDIA) will promote the state as an aerospace and defence manufacturing and export hub. Read more...

Keysight provides solutions to solve testing challenges in A&D sector

Keysight Technologies Inc, the US-based company that manufactures electronics test and measurement equipment and software, has been supporting aerospace and defence sector to develop innovative and high-quality products. According to Sandeep Kapoor, Country Head Marketing – India, and Regional Head Aerospace Defense Marketing - EMEAI, Keysight Technologies, the company recognises the growing opportunities in the Indian aerospace and defence market and plans to support its customers with novel Read more...

Defence and aerospace sits at the heart of modern technology

As competition gets tougher, companies are looking to develop technologies with a wide appeal, or reuse existing technologies in new application sectors to reduce development costs and time-to-market, says Mark Patrick. Read more...

India will become a key player in the global machine tools industry

Wendt India draws its technological superiority from Wendt GmbH which is a part of Winterthur Technology Group (WTG ) Switzerland and sound and ethical management practices from Murugappa Group. While Wendt GmbH is the pioneer in super abrasive tooling solutions and high precision grinding machines for insert grinding and steel industries for over 8 decades, the 100 year Murugappa Group is the market leader in diverse businesses such as engineering, abrasives, finance, general insurance, cycles Read more...

Chief of the Air Staff to visit Isreal

Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, VM, ADC, Chief of the Air Staff, Indian Air Force, is embarking on a four day visit to the State of Israel from 21st to 24th May 18, to attend a conference themed ‘Air Superiority as a Bridge to Regional Stability’. Read more...

Smiths Detection commemorates multi-million contract by AAI at US-India Aviation Summit

Smiths Detection, a global leader in threat detection and screening technologies for aviation, ports and borders, urban security and defence markets, today commemorates its multi-million contract with Airports Authority of India (AAI) at the US-India Aviation Summit, with a special address following the opening ceremony. Read more...

Govt assures action on ease of doing business in defence Sector

Ajay Kumar, Secretary (DP) has assured the industry that the Ministry of Defence was keen to align procurement and production and the recently constituted Defence Planning Committee chaired by the NSA will also undertake this issue. Read more...

Government announces creation of a dedicated defence and aerospace SME fund

Secretary, Department of Defence Production, MoD, Dr. Ajay Kumar announced recently the creation of a dedicated defence and aerospace SME fund, registered with SEBI where minority stake could be taken by investors. Read more...

BEL achieves landmark turnover of more than Rs 100 billion

State-owned Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has achieved the landmark turnover of more than Rs 100 billion (Provisional & Unaudited) during FY 2017-18 Read more...

Rolls-Royce and Goa Shipyard Ltd agree to manufacture MTU engines in India

Rolls-Royce and Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL), a premier defence shipbuilding yard in India under the Ministry of Defence, have agreed to cooperate in the local manufacturing of technologically-advanced MTU Series 8000 engines in India. Read more...

Universal Robots Showcases ‘Cobots’ at AeroDef India 2018

Universal Robots showcased their products at AeroDef India 2018. The Expo was held at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre, Goregaon from February 22 – 24, 2018. Universal Robots are the leading manufacturers of advanced user-friendly and light industrial robotic arms from Denmark. Their latest technological advancement is collaborative robots or ‘Cobots’ were introduced to the international market with a unique intention, which is in line with Industry 4.0. They have a wide market in the Read more...

“Automotive and Defence to observe major scope for vacuum impregnation”

Teknoseal Engineering solution Pvt Ltd, is one of the vacuum impregnation sealant supplying corporation worldwide. The Directors/Partners of the company, Saibal Sen and Probal Sen called Sen Brothers have been active in the field of vacuum impregnation technology for past three decades. Read more...

Sterlite Tech to build next-gen communications network for the Indian Navy

Sterlite Tech, a global technology leader in web-scale digital networks, has been awarded an INR 35 billion advance purchase order to design, build and manage the Indian Navy's communications network. Read more...

Development of defence production corridors to boost indigenisation

The proposal of the Budget 2018-19 to develop two defence industrial production corridors is expected to promote indigenous manufacturing of defence equipment in the country. Read more...

State-of-the-art facility for Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems at Hyderabad

Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems (KRAS), a JV between Kalyani Group and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. of Israel, inaugurated their state-of-the-art facility at Hyderabad at the hands of Shri Kalvakuntla Taraka Rama Rao - Hon’ble Minister for Industries and Commerce, IT, MAUD of Telangana, in the presence of H.E. Daniel Carmon - Hon’ble ambassador of Israel to India and Patnam Mahendra Reddy – Hon’ble Minister for Transport of Telangana. Read more...