Tata group look for bigger pie in defence sector

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    Tata Sons’ Mukund Rajan says the order book size is in the excess of Rs8,000 crore and these are to be fulfilled in the next 1-4 yearsNew Delhi: Armed with the capability to produce drones, wheel-armoured amphibious vehicles and other sophisticated equipment, diversified Tata group is gearing up for a bigger play in the defence segment.

    The group that garnered a revenue of Rs1,700 crore in FY13 is aiming for about 40% growth in the ongoing fiscal to touch about Rs2,300-2,400 crore.

    “We believe, as a group, we are ready to enter into any defence sector that the government opens up,” Mukund Rajan, member - Group Executive Council and Brand Custodian, Tata Sons told reporters.

    Out of the over 100 operating companies that the group has, 14 entities, including Tata Motors Ltd., Tata Advanced Systems and Tata Power Co. Ltd. (strategic engineering division), are currently suppliers for various Indian defence requirements.

    “The order book size is in the excess of Rs8,000 crore and these are to be fulfilled in the next one to four years,” Rajan added.
    Highlighting the advancement that the group has achieved in various areas of defence sector, he said some of the group companies have become exclusive suppliers to global original defence equipment makers apart from playing strategic roles in India’s missile programmes.

    Tata Advanced Systems has been selected as supplier for mini unmanned aerial vehicle (UAVs) by Northern Command of Indian Army.

    It is addressing RFPs (request for proposal) for ministry of defence, including infantry RFP opportunity, Tata Advanced Systems director Sukaran Singh said.

    “We would need to have a separate unit, possibly expansion at our existing facility in Bangalore, to produce the UAV,” he said.
    The group’s other major firm Tata Motors, which has been supplying vehicles to Indian defence sector for nearly 60 years, is also looking for a major leap in the segment.

    “Our aim is to operate in the entire range, from back up logistics vehicle segment to the battle front with frontline armoured vehicles,” Tata Motors vice-president (defence & government business) Vernon Noronha said.

    He said the company is working on a Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) funded project for wheel-armoured amphibious platform, which will be ready in about two years.

    This is a modular vehicle with interchangeable snap-in modules, powered by a 600 horse power engine coupled to automatic transmission, he added.

    Noronha said the company is also ready with a light armoured multi-role vehicle, which is used mostly in recce missions.
    When asked if the Land Rover’s platform could be brought for use in Indian defence sector, Noronha replied in the negative saying the specifications do not match and the company is not considering it as of now. PTI

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    There are some serious issue coming up with this truck, During trails at thar, This truck sinked over desert ..

    This was due to narrow tyres, A&L on other hand passed and awarded to mount 122mm MRLS, It was also lowest bidder ..

     
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    Kunal, you have source for those trials?
     
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    This just goes to prove that the private sector does not have a magic wand and the difficulty faced by DRDO in much more complex projects like arjun and lca.
     
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    Hey Kunal what is the purpose of this truck does this used as a command center or as a mobile quarters
     
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    About the trails, These were two contenders for mounting 122mm MBRL, A&L preform better also lowest bid ..

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    @The Fox,

    The truck is multi-purpose and can be used for any job, from logistic purpose to tow arty and tanks and to mount Missiles and Arty guns, Etc ..

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    @rvipheonix,

    If people think that Private sector is a magic wand in R&D, its a mistake ..

    If people think that Private sector is a magic wand in quality manufacturing, Then its indeed true ..

     
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    Wish I could work on Defense IT someday. Would be such a great motivation...
    Things for me are boring here in TCS right now :(
     
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    Ashok Leyland is a black horse that always steals the show from Tata when it comes to military trucks, so far they have sold 65,000 four-wheel-drive Stallion trucks for the Indian Army which is also sold to foreign countries .Truck which has an 8-litre, 6-cylinder, third generation common rail diesel engine that can deliver 360-400 bhp.

    The current bid is for 1,239 units of 6-wheel-drive high-mobility vehicles, 255 units of 8-wheel-drive high mobility vehicles and 100 units of field artillery tractors.
    Ashok Leyland and L&T (Collaboration) emerged the lowest bidder for procurement of 100 multibarrel rocket launchers (meant to upgrade the BM21 rocket launchers) . The value of the contract is about Rs 100 crore, according to industry sources.
    The contract involves refurbishing the existing rocket launchers and mounting them on new vehicles. The weapons-related work will be done by L&T and the vehicle is a new Ashok Leyland platform. The Leyland-L&T combine left behind a team of Tata Group companies (Tata Motors and Tata Power SED) and a team of Tatra, Bharat Earth Movers and Bharat Electronics.
     

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