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Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) : News and Updates

Discussion in 'Indian Defence Industry' started by Manmohan Yadav, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. sunny

    sunny 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    DRDO should be splited into two systems, without competition is dangerous, only my own opinion
     
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    Paliwal Warrior Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    when we cant fund one single entity properly

    where will the funds come for a second one ?
     
  3. sunny

    sunny 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Competitive bidding, just as US Lockheed Martin and Boeing, MiG and Sukhoi, Shenyang and Chengdu Aircraft factories............
     
  4. Paliwal Warrior

    Paliwal Warrior Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    competetive bidding ?
    you are wrong in the 1st place

    the 1st stage is prorotype development

    then comes competetive bidding

    who is ready to develop prototypes at their own costs without any orders commitment ?

    then comes competetive bidding - which is already happening in all purchases
     
  5. sunny

    sunny 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    to develop prototypes at their own costs without any first orders commitment is common if can earn money in future and get bill in future, today every com is to previously research for future bill, just as F-35, you needn't have a finished F-35, what you need is feasible design options, then get money to finish it. Just as got the right to host Olympic, show your advanced ability and get the money to finish it, if you fail, next time you will lost bidding
     
  6. Paliwal Warrior

    Paliwal Warrior Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    whi is interested in such reasearch ?
     
  7. Paliwal Warrior

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    IAF clueless about its crashes; over 30% of crashes due to technical defects `unresolved’
    Published March 31, 2015 | By admin
    SOURCE : ECONOMIC TIMES

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    The Indian Air Force does not know what is causing a bulk of its aircraft to crash, inhibiting its ability to put in remedial actions and compromising the safety of its ageing fleet and pilots. A detailed study on flight crash records of the air force has found that over 40% crashes that are attributed to technical defect remain unresolved due to the lack of advanced air crash investigation technology, having an impact on flight safety.

    An audit of air crashes over a three years ending 2013 has revealed that out of the 37 total loss accidents that took place, almost half (18) were attributed to a technical fault in the aircraft. The rest were attributed to human failure. While the cases of human failure could be solved and remedial measures put in, the probe into over 30% crashes due to technical defects had to be closed without being resolved.

    The actual cause of a technical defect is crucial, as it affects the safety of an entire fleet, which if not resolved can cause accidents in the future. The crash of a Mi 17 chopper in Tawang in November 2010 that resulted in 12 deaths for example, has been classified as unresolved.

    While investigators found that one of the rotor blades of the chopper snapped off in flight, the cause of the breakage could not be established. In a July 2010, crash of a MiG 27 fighter that resulted in one casualty on the ground, the cause of the accident was found to be material failure of the turbine blade that had a dent on it.

    However, after an extensive investigation, the cause of the dent could not be found. In fact, a few months later in September another MiG 27 crashed and investigators could not get to the root of the problem.

    As part of the audit, the air force has admitted to the `uncertainty having implication on flight safety would continue to persist till such time the advanced technology was made available to investigators’. While technical investigations are difficult due to the lack of evidence on a downed aircraft, remedial measures are now being put in by the air force, including adding of an external technical expert from agencies like HAL to the board of inquiry into accidents.

    It is also now planning to ensure Flight Data Recorder (FDR) systems and other recording facilities on all its aircraft for proper forensics.

    IAF clueless about its crashes; over 30% of crashes due to technical defects `unresolved’ | idrw.org
     
  8. Anish

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    Another top DRDO scientist denied extension by Modi government

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    Two months after it sacked Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) chief Avinash Chander, the government has denied extension to a top DRDO scientist. Bikash Bhattacharya, who was on his first extension as the director of Pune-based High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL), retired Tuesday. Besides him, the government in the past six months has denied extension to at least three top DRDO scientists.

    While Chander was sacked unceremoniously citing the need for appointing younger scientists, the Modi government has on several platforms made public its intentions to streamline DRDO.

    Sources in DRDO said the HEMRL director’s extension was recommended by Chander and was considered by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC). It was, however, rejected by the government “about 10 days ago”. Bhattacharya was formerly associated with ISRO.

    Bhattacharya, 62, who took over as director, HEMRL on September 11, 2011 was already on one extension after he completed 60 years on March 23, 2013. As per DRDO’s existing promotion policy, two extensions are permitted for a tenure of two years after the scientist completes 60 years, the retirement age.

    Bhattacharya is the fourth scientist to have been denied extension by the Modi government in the past six months. Others who were denied extension are directors of Defence Research & Development Establishment (DRDE), Defence Bioengineering and Electromedical Laboratory (DEBEL) and Electronics & Radar Development Establishment (LRDE) — M P Kaushik, V C Padaki and Venkatnarayana Raju, respectively.

    The denial of extensions by the Modi government has reversed the trend of the UPA government which was criticised for making extensions a “norm” instead of an “exception”. In 2012 for instance, 11 top scientists were on extension at various laboratories across the country.

    Another top DRDO scientist denied extension by Modi government | idrw.org
     
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    Since BJP came into power in 2014, the armed forces have purchased $32B worth of DRDO made weapons.
     
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    MCIWS is done ? :eek:
     
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    high power laser directed energy system is done ??? When it was started ???
     
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    "Penetration-cum-blast" ? ? ? . . It Does Not Sound Right. . . :LMAO::no:
     
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    Google 'BUND Blasting device from DRDO '
     
  15. Ankit Kumar 001

    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    Here we need to remember , MoD considers DRDO responsible only for development of initially planned product ,production or improvement is not considered a part of the same product.
     
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