List of Defence products Under Make in India

Make in India in Defence Sector
‘Make in India’ in defence sector, which is primarily driven by capital acquisition of defence equipment and other policy measures, has been introduced in all major areas of defence such as combat vehicles, combat aircrafts, warships, weapons, ammunitions, missiles, radars, electronic warfare systems etc.
Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), the Research wing of Ministry of Defence has been set up with a mandate of developing cutting edge technologies and systems for Indian Armed Forces as per their specific Qualitative Requirements. The list of major projects developed by DRDO during the last three years is as under :-
  1. Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas
  2. Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) System
  3. 155mm/52 Calibre Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS)
  4. Weapon Locating Radar (WLR) Swati
  5. High speed Heavy Weight Ship Launched Torpedo (Varunastra)
  6. Anti-Torpedo Decoy System (Maareech)
  7. Arudhra-Medium Power Radar
  8. Akash Weapon System
  9. Abhay Sonar
  10. Hull Mounted Sonar (HUMSA)
  11. HUMSA UG
  12. Advanced Indigenous Distress Sonar System (AIDSS)
  13. Near field acoustic characterization system (NACS)
  14. NBC Technologies
  15. NBC Recce Vehicle Mk-I
  16. 120 mm FSAPDS(Fin stabilisedArmour Piercing Discarding Sabot) Mk-II Ammunition for MBT Arjun
  17. 120 mm FSAPDS Practice Ammunition for MBT Arjun
  18. 250 Kg Pre-fragmented Bomb
  19. 46m Inflatable Radome
  20. Air Bursting Grenades for Individual Weapons
  21. Anti Torpedo Decoys
  22. Bar Mine Layer
  23. CBRNe Remotely Operated Platforms
  24. Commander’s Non-Panoramic TI (Thermal Imaging) Sight for Armoured Fighting Vehicles (T-90, T-72 & BMP-II)
  25. Computerized Pilot Selection System
  26. Dual Colour Missile Approach Warning System for Fighter Aircraft
  27. Electro-Optical Fire Control System for Naval Ships
  28. Electro-Optical Sensors for Airborne Platforms
  29. Enhanced Range Rocket (Pinaka Mk-II)
  30. EW Suite for Fighter Aircraft
  31. Exotic and Indigenous Varieties of Vegetables under Protected Environment
  32. G-band CC-TWT for Weapon Locating Radar
  33. Heavy Drop System - l6T
  34. Integrated Automotive Vetronics Systems for AFVs
  35. Ku-Band MPM based Transmitter for Airbone Radar
  36. Laser Target Designator with Thermal Imager for Air Force
  37. Medium Size Integrated Aerostat Surveillance System
  38. Mine field Marking Equipment Mk-ll
  39. Mountain Foot Bridge
  40. Multi Calibre Individual Weapon System
  41. Multi-Influence Ground Mine
  42. Penetration-cum-Blast
  43. Sub-Munition Warheads for Pinaka
  44. Synthetic Aperture Radar for UAV
  45. Terrain Assessment System for Trans-border Deserts in Western Sector
  46. Thermo-Baric Ammunition for 120 mm Arjun Tank
  47. Upgraded Troposcatter Communication System for Indian Air Force
  48. Vehicle Mounted High Power Laser Directed Energy System Against RPVs/UAVs/DRONES
  49. Water Mist System Validation for Fire Protection in Naval Ships.

In the last three financial years (2014-15 to 2016-17), 58 contracts were signed with foreign vendors for procurement of defence capital equipment for Defence Forces.

At present, there is no proposal to close Ordnance Factories or Defence Public Sector Units functioning under the administrative control of Department of Defence Production.


                                                                                                                 Arun Kumar. N
                                                                                                                   (Trainer, CAVALIER INDIA)

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