DRDO wants say in defence procurements

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  1. Singh

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    do you think this is the right approach ?

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    India's Defense Research and Development Organization says it wants to take part in the development of procurement policies.

    In the course of seeking more funds for research and development, DRDO expressed concerns that its indigenous weapon programs are at risk from substandard manufactured supplies from defense public sector undertakings and in Ordnance Factory Board production.

    DRDO maintains shoddy DPSU and OFB products are undercutting the quality of its manufactures, citing as an example the Arjun tank, which last year outperformed the Russian T-90 tank in army trials but subsequently disappointed the frontline combat units who received them from the Heavy Vehicles Factory, Avadi. The reason cited for the Arjun's sub-par performance was poor manufacture and ineffective quality control, The Business Standard reported Thursday.

    DRDO chief V.K. Saraswat is seeking the direct intervention of Defense Minister A.K. Antony and stated: "DRDO is mandated to develop prototypes and then hand over to production agencies for large-scale manufacture. But we have realized that a substantial amount of handholding is required in the post-development phase. DRDO would like to play a lead role in the selection of production partners and the lead integrator for production of DRDO-developed products, so as to ensure seamless transfer of technology, manufacture and product support."

    India's DRDO wants say in procurements - UPI.com
     
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  3. noob101

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    Its all about the kick backs.... they want to power to endorse a certain product and make some money from it,,,,,, in all other countries their respective militaries tell the research organizations what they want and they make it happen...
     
  4. LETHALFORCE

    LETHALFORCE Moderator Moderator

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    This is a good way to check out new weapons (and reverse engineer them) without giving huge orders.
    I hope DRDO takes the Chinese approach.
     
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    DRDO first needs to improve uptown it's own performance. They want to do everything under the sun. Instead of this they should sit down and analyse there strengths and work on it. Simply going after every project and bloating their workforce and budget is not the solution.
     
  6. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Its true army dissatisfaction not with the deign of they system but the production quality..

    This is going in right direction..
     
  7. Rahul Singh

    Rahul Singh Senior Member Senior Member

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    INSAS is one much mingled DRDO product which was and is victim of poor production. Read somewhere that even same lot used to have visibly different guns.
     
  8. Yusuf

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    Blame it on aversion of private sector in defence production. If we had opened up defence sector in the 90s, we would have had a thriving private military industrial complex by now.
     
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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    Nilkamal comes to mind. They are one of the vendors that supply with the furniture. Very shoddy.

    The guns made in house at RFI, functionally, are very good though.
     
  10. Spindrift

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    I am not too sure if they will be able to do that (RE), even if they somehow manage to do that they will not be able to replicate it, i'll give you an example: they have a license of produce the Browning Hi-Power 9MM pistols and apparently some where available for sale in the civil market in the US for around $300 to $350 and the verdict was; a drunk monkey would have done a better job or something along that line
     

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