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Indian Navy proposes to develop 75 new indigenous expertise and merchandise

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Express News Service

NEW DELHI: In an formidable transfer in direction of indigenisation the Indian Navy has proposed that not less than 75 new indigenous applied sciences/merchandise could also be developed and inducted into the Navy within the coming yr.

This is deliberate to be part of the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ to rejoice the seventy fifth yr of independence, Indian Navy on Monday mentioned, “A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the Defence Innovation Organisation (DIO) and the Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation (NIIO) to work on a collaborative project named SPRINT (Supporting Pole-Vaulting in Research & Development) through Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) and Technology Development Acceleration Cell (TDAC).”

“The Indian Navy in conjunction with DIO shall be unveiling the problem statements for Indian Industries as part of iDEX (SPRINT) during the NIIO Seminar ‘Swavlamban 2022’ scheduled on 18-19 July in New Delhi,” the navy added.

The function of the Seminar is to interact the Indian Industry and Academia in direction of reaching ‘Self-reliance in Defence Sector’.

Defence Acquisition Policy (DAP 2020) envisages the creation of ‘Innovation and Indigenisation Organisations (IIOs)’ inside the Headquarters of the Army, Air Force and Navy. Accordingly, the ‘Naval Innovation & Indigenisation Organisation’ (NIIO) was launched on 13 Aug 20 by the Hon’ble Raksha Mantri.

The NIIO is a three-tiered mechanism headed by the Vice Chief of Naval Staff. At the apex stage, the Naval Technology Acceleration Council (NTAC) has been constituted to carry collectively the dual points of innovation and indigenisation and speed up the induction of disruptive fight expertise into the Navy in order to boost struggle combating capabilities.

NTAC meets each six months and provides apex-level directives. It consists of ex-officio members in addition to nominated members of confirmed technical experience and standing, each from inside the Indian Navy and civilians/scientists/business.

The Naval Innovation & Indigenisation Organisation Working Group (NIIO WG) meets each two months and has been arrange for seamless interactions throughout the Navy and with the MoD as envisaged within the DAP. The NIIO WG additionally features because the Working stage Committee of the NTAC. Meetings of the Working Group are co-chaired by the Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Staff Requirements)/ Assistant Chief of Material (Modernisation) because the lead sponsors of fight functionality growth.

A devoted organisation targeted on innovation named the TDAC has additionally been created inside the NIIO. Interacting with the academia and the business, along with channelling in-house improvements by naval personnel is part of its constitution of duties.