Indian Army Sniper Rifle–Simultaneous RFI for Munitions Speed up Acquisition , reported acquisition of over 5000 sniper rifles likely to be delayed.
The proposed gun is planned to replace the L-70 and ZU-23MM-2B Guns, currently held by Army AD which have long outlived their service life
Indian Armed Forces have made multiple proposals for procurement of air defense guns – to replace the L 70 and Schilka since 2014 by the Army and the Air Force
Directorate General of Artillery, General Staff Branch, Integrated Headquarters of Ministry of Defence (Army), intends to procure approximate quantity of 12389 HHTI (Uncooled) for the use by Indian Armed Forces
An examination of the RFI document and the Questionnaire denotes that the Army has finally sought to draw reasonable and practical criteria
Apart from varied missions such as Search and Rescue, MEDEVAC, Communication Duties, Anti-Piracy and Anti- terrorism surveillance and targeting is also envisaged.
Defence Acquisition Council approved for procurement of six indigenously designed and manufactured NGOPVs for Indian Navy
As the IAF shelves the proposal for developing the FGFA with Russia, a subtle shift to fielding combat fighters developed in the West is evident
MOD floated Request for Information for procuring Light Strike Vehicle for PARA (Special Forces) Battalions of Indian Army.
Government released updated version of DPP in April 2016 to realize vision of Make in India in Defence sector.
Ministry of Defence has issued an RFI for procurement of approximately 1770 FRCV in various kit combinations in a Phased Manner
Ministry of Defence, Government of India has issued a Supplementary Request For Information for procuring Close Quarter Battle (CQB) Carbine for the Indian Army
While a Committee of Experts had recommended setting up of a Specialised Structure outside the Ministry of Defence for procurements, it appears that the Ministry of Defence is not inclined towards the same.
Mandating Transfer of Technology (ToT) is a standard feature to boost indigenous development that is now being incorporated in all RFI or RFPs
The main issue is the platform centric rather than information centric approach in the design criteria which restricts the designer to provide sub optimal solution
Chapter V of DPP 2016 Fast Track Procedure (FTP) is the most relevant and procurements should be carried out based on the same. In doing so balanced dependency on foreign suppliers must be ensured to avoid being hostage to a country or a company.
Nine point transformations required for defence acquisitions
With IAF order book subscribed, Army Aviation may be the draw for OEMs
In a recent Request for Information (RFI) the Indian Army has asked bids for for development of a prototype for Hydrojet/ Waterjet Based Propulsion System for 15 Ton class vehicle.
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