Government to unveil key policy next month to make India defence manufacturing hub
NEW DELHI: The government is likely to unveil a major policy next month outlining a roadmap to build a robust defence production industry and make India one of the top five manufacturers of military equipment and platforms in the next 10 years.
Official sources said that final touches are being given to the policy before it is sent to the Union Cabinet for its approval.
They said a significant focus of the defence production policy (DPP-2018) will be to invest adequate resources to develop critical technology for manufacturing state-of-the-art military platforms including fighter jets, attack helicopters and weaponry indigenously.
The DPP-2018 is likely to be released next month, the sources said
It is not possible to order just to give orders to private industry, compromising quality. Making high end ships is not a joke. Especially when it cmes to submarines, destroyers, stealth frigates etc, it requires high skill. Private industry is new to the field. It will take time. Hurrying will only add uncertaintyThe success of Make in India depends largely on the orders placed by Govt of India
The recent episodes of Private sector shipyards loosing out to PSUs will not help in attracting investments
Defence public sector undertaking BEL has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Saab, Sweden, recently for jointly marketing the L-Band 3D Air Surveillance Radar, RAWL-03, co-developed by BEL and Saab.
BEL has joined hands with Saab, Sweden and the US, to market the Long Range Air Surveillance Radar, a cost-effective L Band three dimensional radar, for early detection and tracking of air and surface targets, thereby, enabling engagement of fire control systems to neutralise the same.
RAWL-03 will be offered in both ship-borne and land-based configurations.
The system is based on the latest GaN TR Module technology and incorporates the latest signal processing techniques.