Indigenization drive by inclusion of private sector is an attempt to reduce the dependability on imports in defence sector. Indian Navy has shared the details of Make-II projects, in order to guides the Industry to understand the projects and seek clarifications on the technical aspects and other modalities envisaged for development of the items. More details —

The 'Make' procedure enumerated in DPP 2016, chapter-III, is a sincere effort to engage the industry in design, development and manufacturing related to defense projects. It has been further sub-categorized into two categories (Make-I & Make-II) based on the following factors:-

  • Nature of Technology and Infrastructure Investment: Make-I is applicable for projects involving harnessing of critical technologies which may involve large infrastructure investment. Make-II will be applicable for the use of readily available commercial, military or dual-use technologies which may involve marginal infrastructure.
  • Funding Mechanism: Make-I is Govt. funded up to 90% for prototype development & Make-II is industry funded.
  • Cost of Prototype Development: Make-I - the estimated cost of prototype development not exceeding Rs 10 Crores). Make-II - the estimated cost of prototype development not exceeding Rs 3 Crores). It will be earmarked for MSMEs.

This simplified 'Make-II' procedure will amend the existing 'Make Procedure' in Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP)-2016. The salient features of the new 'Make-II' procedure include the following:

  • The industry can suggest projects, especially among those items which are currently being imported. Start-ups or individuals can also suggest proposals. Service Headquarters will also list out a series of projects which can be undertaken as 'Make-II' projects under the new procedure.
  • The potential 'Make-II' projects will be approved by a collegiate comprising of DRDO, HQ (IDS), and Department of Defence under a committee chaired by Secretary (Defence Production). Based on the in-principle approval agreed by this committee, the projects will be hosted on Ministry of Defence/Department of Defence Production's website, inviting industry to participate.
  • There will be no limit to the number of industry who may respond to the EoI for development of the prototype subject to meeting the minimum qualification criteria. The design and development time of 12 to 30 weeks is granted to industry to offer the prototypes.
  • There is no limit to the number of industry players who may show interest and offer prototype.
  • After this period, a commercial RFP will be issued. Once the RFP is issued, it shall not be retracted. The industry who wins the bid is assured of an order.
  • Service Headquarter (SHQ) will constitute a Project Facilitation Team for facilitating the process under this procedure.
  • The case will be progressed even if there is single entity offering an innovative solution.
  • The industry that develops the product will retain the title and ownership and all other rights in intellectual property. However, for some specified reasons like National Security, Government shall have 'March-in' rights.
  • Normally, there shall be no negotiations by Contract Negotiation Committee (CNC) in multi-vendor contracts.
  • 'Make-II' procedure reduces the total time from in-principle approval to placing of an order by 50 percent. The estimated time to finish the whole process has come down to 69 to 103 weeks.
  • Projects involving the developmental cost of fewer than three crores will be reserved for MSME.

Make -II Projects in Indian Navy

The Make-II projects to exploit Indian Defence Industry capabilities to design and develop projects for the Indian Defence Services. We have deliberated Make-II projects of Army in our issue of Jan-Feb 2018.

Recently Indian Navy in association with Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM) conducted the Workshop to provide an opportunity to the Indian Industry to understand the projects and seek clarifications on the technical aspects and other modalities envisaged for development of the items. Indian Navy shared the details of the projects, specifics of each project by the Project Head and guides the Industry. Brief details (for more details http://www.makeinindiadefence.gov.in/MakeProjects.as
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Potential “Make-II” Projects-IN

  • Diesel engines for boats
  • Upper Air Sounding System (UASS)
  • High Speed Low Flying Targets
  • Expendable Under Water Target (EUT)
  • Winches - Deep Sea Side Scan Sonar Towing Winch
  • Diesel Engines For Propulsion
  • Shafting & Propeller for IN Ships
  • RAS/FAS Gear for IN Ships
  • Electrolysis based Hydrogen Generator
  • Compact Diesel Generators for Survey Motor Boats
  • Light Weight Composite Material Portable Diesel Driven Fire Pumps
  • Low Noise Waterjets
  • DB2 ST (Digital Beamforming Based Satellite TV)
  • Conformal Array LoS Communication Antennae
  • NVG Adaptation Filters and Image Intensifier\
  • Portable RPA downlink receiver with display
  • 1 phase and 3 phase inverter
  • HP pre-formed fuel pipelines for Aero Applications
  • Universal Proximity, DA and Graze Fuzes for gun ammunition of 76 to 127 mm
  • Detonator N5 Mk 2 for CDSC 0.5 Kg.
  • 5.56 mm NEGEV (Ball & Tracer) ammunition for MARCOS
  • Limpet Mine “Mark 414” (7 Kg)
  • Limpet Mine “Mark 430” (15 Kg)
  • Float Smoke and Flame A/C 3.5 lbs No.2 Mk2
  • Detonator 4 Sec and 7 Sec delay
  • Chaff payloads for Kavach Rockets LRCR, MRCR and SRCR
  • Electronic Fuze for Anti-Submarine Rocket RGB-60

During the Workshop, basic technical requirements and other modalities envisaged for development of items on the specifics of projects from three disciplines of Marine Engineering and Deck Machinery, Aviation and Electronics and Armament were deliberated. It was informed that two projects have already received Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) and nine have been accepted in Principle by the Ministry of Defence (MoD). The remainder projects are at the exploratory stage. The projects are a mix of items ranging from sonar towing winch to upper air sounding system to shafting and propellers, diesel engines for boats and main propulsion diesel engines. Projects also include limpet mines and fuses for ammunition and anti-submarine rocket too.

Accepted in Principle (AIP) Projects with positive industry response

Some of the projects listed as under are at the exploratory stage. The industry needs to examine the feasibility and interact with a concerned official.

  • Diesel Engines for Propulsion
  • Diesel engine for Boats (150-350 HP)
  • High Speed Low Flying Targets
  • Shafting & Propeller for IN Ship
  • RAS/FAS Equipment
  • Light Weight composite Material Portable Diesel Driven Fire Pumps
  • Compact DG sets SMBs
  • Low Noise Waterjet for Surface Propulsion
  • Conformal Array LoS Communication Antenna
  • Portable RPA Downlink Receiver with Display
  • Materials for HP fuel pipelines

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