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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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Seminar on Modernisation and Sustenance Plans of the Indian Air Force

20 Aug 2019

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CII & SIDM's National Seminar on ‘Startups-Cutting Edge for Technology Infusion into Defence’

13 Aug 2019

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Technology Development Fund (TDF) Scheme - Cycle 4

06 Aug 2019 to 07 Aug 2019

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Indian Defence Industry Delegation to International Military Technical Forum ‘ARMY’ 2019

26 Jun 2019

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SIDM & CII's OFB Vendor Development Programme

19 Jun 2019

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SIDM Defence Industry Delegation to Paris Air Show

17 Jun 2019 to 17 Jun 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

Latest News

  • Navy to Buy Rs 1,589 Crore Satellite from ISRO

    The Indian Navy has placed an order with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for a new dedicated military satellite for communications between its warships, aircraft and shore-based units, with a launch expected within a year.

  • Rafale will Provide IAF Strategic Deterrence: Defence Ministry

    The Rafale aircraft will provide the Indian Air Force strategic deterrence and requisite capability to engage targets at long ranges, the Defence Ministry said, adding the training of the first batch of officers and technicians is underway with the French Air Force.

  • IAF not Facing Shortage of Pilots, says Government

    Indian Air Force (IAF) is not facing a shortage of pilots and the available strength in the force is sufficient to meet the current operational requirements. Minister of State, Defence, Shripad Naik in a written reply to Ramcharan Bohra in the Lok Sabha said that the IAF has a system in place to motivate youngsters in joining the armed force “The available strength of pilots in the IAF is sufficient to meet the current operational requirements.

  • HAL has Order Book of 12 Su-30MKIs, 61 Engines

    Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has an order to manufacture 12 Su-30MKI jets and 61 AL-31FP engines at its Nashik and Koraput plants respectively.Indian Minister of State, Defence, Shripad Naik said in a written reply in

  • Israel Inks USD 50 Million Deal with India to Supply Complementary Naval MRSAM Systems

    State-owned Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) said it has inked a follow-up deal worth USD 50 million to supply complementary Naval MRSAM (medium range surface-to-air missile) systems to the Indian Navy and the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders.As

  • US Against Any Country Purchasing S-400 Defence System from Russia: Pentagon

    The US is keen to make its defence partnership with India stronger, the Pentagon has said, but made it clear that it is against any country purchasing military equipment, including the S-400 missile defence system from Russia, that is designed to counter America's sophisticated fifth-generation aircraft.

  • BAE Systems awarded M109A7 extended range work

    BAE Systems is to carry out work to increase the range and rate of fire on current and future M109A7 self-propelled howitzers under a contract from the US Army announced on 15 July.Under the $45 million Extended Range Cannon Artillery (ERCA) Increment 1 prototype contract, the army is looking to address capability gaps in its indirect fire systems and improve the rate and range of fire with the development of power distribution software and hardware integration solutions.

  • Israel Aerospace Signs USD 50 Million Follow-Up Deal with Indian Navy

    State-owned defense contractor Israel Aerospace Industries said on Wednesday it signed a USD 50 million follow-up contract to provide complementary missile systems to the Indian navy and India’s MDL Shipyard.The agreement involves a range of

  • Russia to Begin Full-Scale Work on 2 Guided Missile Frigates for Indian Navy

    Russia’s Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad is set to begin full-scale work on two modified Admiral Grigorovich-class (Project 1135.6P/M) guided-missile frigates destined for service in the Indian Navy, as part of a $2.5 billion deal.Work on

  • Army Awards BAE Systems in Sterling Heights $45M Contract for Extended Range Cannon Artillery Prototype

    The U.S. Army has awarded Sterling Heights’ BAE Systems a $45 million contract for the Extended Range Cannon Artillery (ERCA) Increment 1 prototype to increase the range and rate of fire on current and future M109A7 self-propelled howitzers.

  • DARPA Funds BAE Systems Machine Learning, AI Research to Revolutionize Signals Intelligence

    BAE Systems Electronic Systems in Nashua, New Hampshire, won up to $4.7 million in funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to integrate machine-learning (ML) technology, a subset of artificial intelligence (AI), into platforms that decipher radio-frequency (RF) signals -- helping to advance automated and connected vehicle technologies for military and commercial applications.DARPA, part of the U.S.

  • With Missile Orders Worth ₹8,000 crore., BDL Making Great Strides

    The Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), celebrating its golden jubilee this year, has orders worth ₹8,000 crore for making various missiles for the armed forces to be delivered within the next five years. This order is expected to reach up to ₹25,000 crore in the next four-five years even as it ramps up the production of next-generation missiles.

  • AN-32 Planes Completely Airworthy, says Defence Minister

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said, the AN-32 planes of Indian Air Force are completely airworthy. In reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Mr Singh said, at present, there are 118 AN-32 aircrafts which are in operation.

  • Five Nodal Points Identified for Development of Defence Corridor in Tamil Nadu, Centre Informs Rajya Sabha

    Five nodal points have been identified for the development of Defence Corridor in Tamil Nadu, the Centre informed Rajya Sabha. "Finance Minister in his budget speech (2018-19) had announced setting up of two Defence Industrial Corridors in the country.

  • Rafale Delivery on Schedule Says Top Govt Official

    The first Rafale fighter jet will be delivered to the Indian Air Force in September 2019 as per schedule, a top government official said. Rafale fighter jets, manufactured by France-based Dassault Aviation, are twin-engine multi-role fighter aircraft.

  • Upset with S-400 Deal, India Likely to Miss NATO+ Grouping of US Arms Buyers

    Multiple people involved in the framing and movement of the legislative provision through US Congress attributed the collapse of these efforts, in background interviews, to opposition from the state department and some to the Congress

  • Defence Make in India: First Batch of Lightweight Anti-Submarine Shyena Torpedoes Exported to Myanmar

    In a milestone achievement for the Indian arms industry, the first batch of Advanced Light Torpedo (TAL) Shyena torpedoes have been sent to Myanmar as part of an export deal worth $37.9 million which was signed in 2017, reports LivefistThe torpedoes were manufactured by Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), which is a public sector enterprise.

  • Hindustan Shipyard Limited Delivers Tug to Navy

    The public sector Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) here on Friday delivered the fourth of a series of six 10-tonne bollard pull tugs being constructed for the Indian Navy.The tug, vessel no 187 constructed and delivered

  • Russia Wants to Build P75I Submarines, Says India Needs Better Vessels Than Scorpene

    Russia is eyeing building the next generation of conventional submarines for the Indian Navy, a mega contract worth about Rs 80,000 crore, with Moscow pitching in strongly for a joint design and production under a

  • President Donald J. Trump Announces F-35 Lightning II Sustainment Work Comes to Milwaukee

    During a visit to Derco, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), President Donald J. Trump announced more work is coming to Milwaukee. Derco will provide parts warehousing and distribution sustainment for the F-35 Lightning II, supporting the U.S.

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