A large number of detail parts, sub-assemblies and major component assemblies of aero structure are scheduled to be manufactured in India. The programme will act as a catalyst in employment generation in the aerospace ecosystem of the country and is expected to generate 600 highly skilled jobs directly, over 3000 indirect jobs and an additional 3000 medium skill employment opportunities with more than 42.5 lakh man hours of work within the aerospace and defence sector of India.
We are atmanirbhar (self-reliant) in these 209 items on the list, but we need your help in improving these systems, said Rajnath Singh”
The OFB, which is legacy of the British rule in India, will not exist as an entity in its present from or structure. Seven public sector undertakings ( or Government owned companies) are planned to be created under the MoD. The 41 OFB factories will be subsumed under one or the other new companies based on an assessment of manufacturing abilities of the factory.
The export list, among other items, includes the fighter jet Tejas, locally made artillery guns the ATAGS and notably the Brahmos missile systems a joint venture between India and Russia.
We plan to spend 130 Billion Dollars on military modernization over the next 7-8 years ,” Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh
AEW&CS planes are to be developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) – an entity under the Ministry of Defence – under a Rs 10,500 crore ( $1.3 billion) plan. These planes will be modified to fly with a radar that will give 360-degree surveillance capability to the defence forces.
Making shift towards having combat unnamed aerial systems (UAS), India has okayed a project to upgrade a part of its fleet of the Israeli ‘Heron’ surveillance drones, acquired in multiple tranches since 2001.
India imports weapons and equipment to the tune of $ 9 billion annually, with several items off the import list, the orders will go to local manufacturers. Orders of estimated an Rs 400,000 Crore ( $ 53 billion) are expected to be placed upon the domestic industry within the next five to seven years
COMCASA to be operationalised IDD Bureau: India and the US have signed the Industrial Security Annex (ISA) and agreed to operationlize COMCASA –a communication sharing agreement – that will allow wider joint operations of the forces. The ISA was inked by the two sides ahead of the 2+2 ministerial-level dialogue in the US on December
IDD Bureau Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, has been briefed about the abilities of the Boeing F/A-18 jets which form the frontline of US Navy’s carrier borne fighting arm. Rajnath Singh, who is in the US to take part in the India-US 2+2 dialogue ( Dec 18-19) visited the Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana and