Hindustan varsity to offer Defence tech courses

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    Chennai: The Centre for Defence Technology Studies (CDTS), Hindustan University, on Monday announced its collaboration with missile developer MBDA and Cranfield University of UK to offer various programmes in defence technologies.

    Apart from the two-year MBA in defence technology management, one-year postgraduate diploma (defence technology management), the university also offers Ph.D. (defence and strategic studies) and M.Phil (defence and strategic studies). The tripartite agreement was signed in May and the university announced its formal tie-up on Monday.

    The agreement promotes the design, development and delivery of missile systems design and capability (MSDC) courses and postgraduate education. Mike Nithavrianakis, deputy high commissioner for the UK in Chennai, said the collaboration would be mutually beneficial for UK and Indian students.

    “The partnership should be seen as a long-term sustainable relationship. India has got incredible talent and knowledge will be shared between the UK and India,” said Nithavrianakis.

    “This is the first initiative in the private sector for defence technology studies,” said Dr K. Sarukesi, vice-chancellor of Hindustan University. Bertrand Dumoulin, deputy country head, India, MBDA, said MBDA gives high priority to research in missile technologies.

    Earlier, a panel discussion on the ‘Future of Defence Technologies in India - Opportunities and Challenges’ was held in which panelists Lt. Gen (Retd) S. Pattabhiram, former vice chief of army staff, and Air Marshal (Retd) S. Varthanam, former air officer commanding in chief, Eastern Air Command, participated. Moderator Commodore (Retd) S. Shekhar, who is also the joint director of CDTS, Hindustan University, stressed the need for human resource and self-reliance in the field of defence technology.

    “India’s defence budget for the present year is over Rs 2 lakh crore and still we import 70 per cent of our defence requirements,” he pointed out.

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    This good topic, I will try to contribute...
     
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    Cranfield University, Shrivenham in the UK offer Gun Design And Engg. Courses (MSc. Engg) as well as short duration courses (5 days).
    Few DRDO personnel are known to have been sent by the Indian Govt. for training here.

    India should also make her own version of Shrivenham, for Design and Engineering of Modern Armaments.
    Just like IA Instructors were earlier trained in UK in Explosives, Demolitions, etc. and now are teaching it to IA personnel without any support,in places like CME, Poona, this should also be looked into.

    Brief Description of Short Courses Offered are:


    > Gun Systems Technology - Introduction (5 days/ cost 1600 Pounds)

    Course contents:

    Description of the Target and Threat
    Build up of a Gun
    Penetration of Target Armour
    Explosives and Propellants
    External Ballistics
    Internal Ballistics
    Ammunition Design
    Barrel Design
    Autofrettage and Fatigue
    Breeches
    Liquid Propellant and Electromagnetic Guns
    Recoil Systems and Gun Mountings
    Ammunition Handling
    Control
    Tank Guns
    Self-Propelled Guns
    Light Weapons

    > Gun Systems Design (GSD) 1 (1 week/ cost 1600 Pounds)
    Course description

    This is a two week module; the first week will cover in-depth analysis, design and manufacture of a gun system, integration and the integrity of various sub-systems based upon the ammunition, gun, propellants, ballistics and the thermodynamics, while during the second week attendees will practise and experience the design on an ordnance.

    Week 1:

    The following topics will be covered:

    Design Pressure and Maximum Safe Pressure (STANAG pressure terms)
    Barrel Material and Heat Treatment
    Ordnance Design (strength and fatigue)
    Barrel Thermodynamics
    Weapon Dynamics
    Breech Design
    Recoil System Design
    Muzzle Brake Design



    > Gun Systems Design (GSD) 2 (5 days / 1600 pounds)
    Course description

    This is a two week module; the first week will cover in-depth analysis, design and manufacture of a gun system, integration and the integrity of various sub-systems based upon the ammunition, gun, propellants, ballistics and the thermodynamics, while during the second week attendees will practise and experience the design on an ordnance.

    Week 1: Gun Systems Design 1

    Week 2: Gun Systems Design 2

    During this week attendees will experience ordnance design by undertaking the following tasks:

    Evaluation of Gun Barrel Design Pressure Curve (Load Analysis)
    Evaluation of Safe Maximum Pressure (SMP)
    Ordnance Design; autofrettage requirement, fatigue life
    Barrel life (fatigue, wear and erosion)
    Breech Design
    Recoil System Design
    Super Structure Design (cradle and saddle)
    Rate of fire and Operating Temperature
    CAD Modelling and Engineering Drawings
    Material and Manufacturing specifications

    This is good start , IMHO, to building engineering base for weapons design in India.

    Also, the course content seems good, but not all efforts in this direction from the UK are good.

    Their SA-80 bull pup assault rifle is a hoary piece of crap, another well known c**k up from the UK.
    About the SA-80, the Brits themselves say, " Even the Germans couldn't fix it."
     

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