Mr Subhash Chandra, Secretary, Department of Defence Production (DDP), Ministry of Defence today said that the MSMEs and start-ups need to be integrated into the defence manufacturing ecosystem. They also need to be encouraged not just by the defence public sector companies but also the armed forces.
R2 Data Labs, the data innovation catalyst inside Rolls-Royce, has identified three start-ups for its first-ever Start-up Accelerator Programme in Bengaluru.
Continuing with its exemplary track record of construction of defence vessels ahead of schedule, L&T launched the fifth Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) for the Indian Coast Guard at its Kattupalli Defence Shipyard. This is the 60thDefence Vessel built and launched by L&T for Ministry of Defence, till date.
Following the successful launch of the country’s first Microjet Engine series, Poeir has moved on to develop India’s first Heavy lift Hybrid drones, which was launched at Aero India 2019. With this launch, the company aims to establish itself as industry leaders in providing propulsion solutions to UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems).