12 Aug 2012

Non-Development of Quality Products by DRDO

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is primarily engaged in design and development of strategic, complex and security sensitive systems for the Armed Forces. DRDO has developed a large
number of systems which have either been inducted into Armed Forces or in the process of trials/production/induction. Some of the major systems which have been inducted are:- 
• Prithvi, Surface-to-Surface Missile. 
• Dhanush, Naval version of Prithvi Missile. 
• Akash Weapon System. 
• BrahMos, Supersonic Cruise Missile. 
• Pinaka, Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher. 
• INSAS Weapons (Rifle & LMG). 
• Ammunitions, Explosives and Mines. 
• Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL). 
• Arjun, Main Battle Tank Mk-I. 
• Remotely Operated Vehicle. 
• NBC Recce Vehicle. 
• Sarvatra, Multispan Mobile Bridging System. 
• Bridge Layer Tank (BLT) T-72. 
• Armoured Ambulance. 
• Electronic Warfare Suite for Fighter Aircraft (EWSFA). 
• Lakshya-I, Pilotless Target Aircraft. 
• Samyukta and Sangraha EW Systems for Army and Navy, respectively. 
• Samvahak, Command Information Decision Support System. 
• Divya Drishti, Integrated COMINT System. 
• Battle Field Surveillance Radar (BFSR). 
• Rohini, Revathi, Rajendra, Bharani, Aslesha, Weapon Locating and Tactical Control Radars. 
• NBC Defence Items. 
• Combat Free Fall System. 
• Integrated Shelter. 
• HUMSA, USHUS, HUMVAD and Panchendriya Sonars. 
• Torpedoes. 
• Submarine Escape Set.
All acquisitions for modernization of Armed Forces under Capital Head are made as per the procedure laid down in Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP). Acquisition process has to pass through the following stages:- 
• Formulation of Services Qualitative Requirements (SQRs). 
• Acceptance of Necessity (AoN). 
• Solicitation of Offers. 
• Evaluation of Technical Offers by Technical Evaluation Committee (TEC). 
• Field Evaluation. 
• Staff Evaluation. 
• Oversight by Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) for Acquisition above Rs.300 Cr. 
• Commercial Negotiations by Contract Negotiation Committee (CNC). 
• Approval of Competent Financial Authority (CFA). 
• Award of Contract/Supply Order. 
• Contract Administration and Post-Contract Management. 
All decisions such as AoN, Categorisation, Quantity Vetting, Issue of Request for Proposal (RFP), Commercial Negotiations by CNC are taken in an integrated manner involving officers of respective Service Headquarter, Defence Finance, Acquisition Wing and other concerned agencies including DRDO and Department of Defence Production (DDP), as per provisions of DPP. 
DPP is refined and updated periodically. DPP was last reviewed in 2010 on the basis of experience gained during its implementation and feedback received from various stakeholders including Armed Forces, Indian Defence Industry, Industry Associations and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and DPP-2011 was promulgated with effect from 1st January, 2011. 
This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri Shri Prabhat Jha in Rajya Sabha today. 

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