Army to involve industry in its long-term plans

  1. Context: The Indian Army is attempting a major reworking of weapons design and procurement by incorporating academia and industry in its long-term perspective plans
  2. This will be done under the soon to be set up Army Design Bureau (ADB)
  3. This is done on the lines of the Navy’s design bureau which has been successful in indigenising warship design
  4. Aim: To bring together academic institutions and the industry to develop indigenous knowhow (Knowledge and ideas are with academia, while industry has the resources)
  5. Priority areas: Small arms, smart munitions, communication and electronic warfare systems and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), both surveillance and combat etc
Defence Sector – DPP, Missions, Schemes, Security Forces, etc.
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