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DRDO’s Turbo Fan Engine for UAVs Will Make India Self-Reliant In This Complex And Critical Technology: G. Satheesh Reddy, Secretary DDR&D & Chairman DRDO

DRDO has been building upon the success of Medium Range Surface to Air Missiles Systems for IAF. Now the task upon DRDO is to achieve such breakthroughs in developing indigenous aero- engine and marine engine. That includes Small Turbo Fan Engine for unmanned system that is put to test by DRDO. On the foundation of Kaveri Engine, DRDO has already developed a 12 MW Kaveri Marine Gas Turbine (KMGT) engine as derivative of Kaveri Aero Engine. G. Satheesh Reddy, Secretary DDR&D & Chairman DRDO, talks about such innovation with Manish Kumar Jha of BW Businessworld. He also spoke on the critical Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) Technology for the Indian navy’s Project 75 and P-75I. The Project P-75I is unfolding under the first ever Strategic Partnership. The key is the technology here.

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With Certainty, LCA MK 2 Aircraft Is Slated To Enter Production By 2027 And AMCA By 2035--HAL CMD R. Madhavan

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has an order basket of Rs 1 lakh crore, even as its sole preserve of manufacturing aircraft and equipment for the Indian defence forces gets invaded by private sector competitors. HAL is leveraging on its depth and confidence from LCA Tejas to Combat helicopters to Unmmaned systems. In a freewheeling chat, HAL’s Chairman and Managing Director R. Madhavan, talks to BW Businessworld’s Manish Kumar Jha of the many new projects on the anvil. Madhavan throws light on crucial projects: LCA Tejas Mk1a, Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF), AMCA, Tejas Mk 2, Trainer aircraft (HTT 40) and UAVs among others. Excerpts:

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We Are Focusing On ‘Buy Global, Make in India’ Policy; Will Strive To Complete All Processes Within Two Years-- Defence Secretary, Ajay Kumar

Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar has been driving policies and reforms in aerospace and defence to transform what is potentially marked as the most promising areas for industrial growth. In an exclusive interaction with Manish Kumar Jha of BW Businessworld, the Defence Secretary outlines his key policy direction, that is, ‘Make in India’ in Defence. He talks about the major acquisition plans and strategic partnerships on crucial projects – 75I submarine, AK 203-joint production line, light tank and the critical aero-engine technology. He also clarifies the key policy aspects on offset and FDI in defence and is forthcoming about the need to create a more level-playing field, testing labs, certification processes and systems for other players.

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Nowhere In The World Is Such A Commitment Of 450 Aircraft And This Depicts IAF's Plan For Capability Building: IAF Chief VR Chaudhari

Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, the Chief of Air Staff takes over the baton in the midst where the combat readiness of IAF is of the highest degree. IAF is playing the unprecedented role, leading critical combat missions in the conflicts. The next gen. technological breakthroughs in aerial warfare are already unfolding in sheer magnitude and in the shape of unmanned systems, hypersonic combat aircraft and laser-energy weapon. It is almost redefining the concept of modern warfare in air and in space. In an exclusive interaction, Air Chief Marshal Chaudhari speaks with Manish Kumar Jha of BW Businessworld on building and acquiring such capabilities. He spells out his thoughts on such national projects—LCA Tejas, AMCA, MRFA, HTT-40, and LCH—projecting the sheer commitment of 450 aircrafts.

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DRDO, IAF Jointly Conduct Successful Flight Test Of Long-Range Bomb

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday congratulated DRDO, IAF and other teams associated with successful flight trial and stated that this will prove to be a force multiplier for India's armed forces.

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DRDO Herbal Drug Lukoskin Finding Huge Takers, Says AIMIL Healthcare

Till now, more than one lakh patients suffering from the skin condition, also known as leucoderma, have been treated with Lukoskin, with an average success rate of 70 per cent

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Time To Step Up Defence Innovation & Modernization; Services Must Be The Primary Driving Force Behind All Defence R&D

Modernization is an inescapable and inexorable need of the defence forces in India. The thrust on technology and innovation is an imperative for both the establishment and industry. Instead of adopting a lead role in technological innovation in drone and anti- drone capability by virtue of the available expertise in IT, the country scrambled to hastily acquire even basic equipment. In the face of each crisis, the Armed Forces end up looking far and beyond and yet again initiate a complex cycle of procurement with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), mostly foreign. What is the way out then? The Indian Armed Forces must step into the role of the soldiers- scientist, taking ownership of the weaponry and technology that they depend on, to defend our country, writes Manish Kumar Jha.

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Govt. Must Consider Reintroduction Of Tax Incentives For R&D In Defence: Jayant D. Patil, L&T

Time-lags have proved a hurdle for defence equipment procurement in India, which is why the private sector L&T Defence’s ahead- of- schedule delivery of 100 of the K9 Vajra to the Indian Army is path-finding. L&T Defence heralds a new chapter in defence production in India, standing out as a leader with next-gen technology that ranges from the potential light tank to next generation submarines under the P75 I. Jayant D.Patil, Whole-time Director and Sr. Executive VP (Defence & Smart Technologies) - L&T, is a key force behind these game-changing initiatives and unprecedented transformation that the Indian defence industry is witnessing. In a free-wheeling chat with BW Businessworld’s Manish Kumar Jha, he addresses wide-ranging topics on technological innovation for the Indian Armed Forces.

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Integrated Theatre Commands Considered A Necessity Since Kargil War And Will Gradually Unfold Over The Years: Indian Army Chief Gen M.M. Naravene

Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane speaks exclusively with BW Businessworld’s Manish Kumar Jha on the Indian Army’s steady march into the next era. The Indian Army is one of the world’s finest institutions hallmarked by its strength, historical glory and impeccable peace-keeping record. The institution has needed far reaching reforms in the new century in its continuing quest for modernization. Gen Naravane speaks on a range of topics including Integrated Theatre Commands, artillery modernization, the LAC Standoff with China, military equipment and new tech such as anti-drone capability, the OFB, defence industry, the procurement process, J&K and the situation in Afghanistan and his initiative to have an independent human rights cell within IA--its unique and humane nature. Excerpts:

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DRDO Successfully Test-Fires Anti-Tank Guided Missile; Paves Way For Production For Army

The missile is being developed to strengthen the combat capabilities of the Indian Army.

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Mankind Pharma Gets DRDO Nod To Manufacture, Market Covid Drug 2-DG

The clinical trials for 2-DG were conducted by the Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), a lab of DRDO, in association with Dr Reddy’s Laboratories

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The Tiger Lands On Its Feet

Combined efforts of young minds, researchers, industrialists, and entrepreneurs catalysed by synergized capabilities and support from our Government has helped us face the bull by its horns.

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Honeywell Partners With DRDO To Ramp Up Oxygen Production

The technology enables adsorption of nitrogen from air using a pressure or vacuum swing system to obtain oxygen purity up to 95 per cent and the same is used for manufacturing oxygen concentrators as well.

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In A Major Policy Thrust Defence Ministry Sets The Second List Of 108 Military Items Under Self-Reliance & Defence Exports

Defence Ministry today notified the 'second List' to boost indigenisation in the Defence sector. Defence Minister approved a proposal of the Department of Military Affairs, Ministry of Defence (MoD) to notify the ‘Second Positive Indigenisation List’ of 108 items. MoD sets the export target of Rs 35,000 crore as Indian defence industry is striving to be part of the global defence value chain and one of the leading countries in the defence sector.

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India's DRDO With Dr Reddy Develop Anti-Covid19 Drugs For Faster Recovery

Amid the exploding Covid19 cases in country, DCGI approves anti-COVID drug developed by DRDO for emergency use. As per Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences, clinical trial results have shown that this molecule helps in faster recovery of hospitalised patients and reduces supplemental oxygen dependence. Higher proportion of patients treated with 2-DG showed RT-PCR negative conversion in COVID patients.

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