Svipja's Offset Practice

Our Offset Practice helps high-tech Defence and Aerospace Industry in offset projects. www.svipja.com/ refers.

We also empanel Offset Consultants with Industry knowledge in A & D. You could fill Your 'Resume' on http://www.svipja.com/careers.php , or 'Join as a Consultant' on www.indiandefenceindustry.com/


Steps in Our Offset Process

Step 1: Acquaint Yourself first on Offset business. Please visit www.IndianDefenceIndustry.com , its connected Blogs and www.svipja.com in addition to other subject matter elsewhere. Offset Partnership and projects go thru rigorous 'Due Diligence' / 'Gate Reviews' by Vendors / Obligors.

Step 2: Register online on www.IndianDefenceIndustry.com using Internet Explorer to be part of the database of the Defence Industry. We are developing a consortium of MSMEs globally with India focus for them to participate in Aerospace and Defence direct and indirect Offset Projects.

Step 3: Obtain Industrial License, if required.We take Advisory on Products / Services to target, Capacity Creation, JV and Capital tructure incl FDI & Technology Agreements, etc.

Step 4: Become Industrial Sector Partner (ISP) of Svipja / India. We will guide the ISP firms go through qualified vendor registration process for Supply Chains of aerospace & defence firms.

Some of these steps could be attempted concurrently.


1. Yearly Membership Fee for Registering on the Site and using e-Marketplace Engine for Buying/Selling, and accessing Info System, is as indicated in Tariffs on the Site. Fee is variable.

2. Separate Fee for Offset Consulting / Industrial Co-operation would apply. Contact svipja@gmail.com for further details.

3. Addl Fee will apply in case of market research, study and other services.


1. Svipja provides guidance to the Indian ISP on project suitability and document/plan preparation for the Gate Review Process, and it's Presentation as required.

2. Svipja does not take responsibility for offset fund allotment to ISPs. This is decided by A &D Major Company based on the capability of the ISP to meet the needs of the A & D Major.


Friday, July 30, 2010

DRDO Consortium to Design, Develop and Manufacture 155 mm Gun

The Armament Research & Development Establishment (ARDE), Pune, could become the hub for developing an indigenous 155-mm towed gun, with the DRDO partnering private industry giants such as Bharat Forge and Larsen & Toubro.

Shri A K Antony informed Parliament that the CBI had recommended the blacklisting of four companies that had been involved at various stages of this procurement: Singapore Technologies Kinetics (STK); Germany’s Rheinmetall; Israel Military Industries (IMI); and another Israeli Company, Soltam. Denel, a South African company, had been blacklisted earlier; and the only other gun on offer, the BAE Systems FH-77B-05 howitzer, is a modernised version of the controversial Bofors gun.

The contract, is estimated at Rs 8,000 Crore, which had envisaged buying 400 towed guns off the shelf and building 1,180 in India from transferred technology.

The ARDE is one of DRDO’s star laboratories, having developed over 200 items that are in service with the military today. With just one per cent of DRDO’s total budget and five per cent of the DRDO’s manpower (1,300 persons, including 220 scientists and 250 technical officers), the ARDE has developed 70 per cent of the equipment that the Ordnance Factories have manufactured for the military.

Click to Read the Full Report: DRDO Consortium to Design, Develop and Manufacture 155 mm Gun

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Credit: Business Standard.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

700 m Pound Hawk Deal for HAL

India and the United Kingdom signed a £700 million Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) Hawk deal on 28 Jul 2010. Cameron, the British PM, oversaw the signing of the agreement between BAE Systems and HAL for India to produce additional 57 of BAE's Hawks.

India had earlier purchased 66 Hawks from BAE that included 24 in fly-away condition, with 42 to be produced by HAL under licence from BAE.

The aircraft will be manufactured under licence at HAL's facilities in Bangalore. BAE Systems will provide specialist engineering services, raw materials and equipment for airframe production, and the support package for the IAF and Indian Navy.

The Hawk is flown in 18 countries including the IAF.

Read the Full Report: 700 m Pound Hawk Deal for HAL

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

US Navy Gets the first F/A-18 Super Hornet with HAL Gun Bay Doors

Boeing has delivered the first F/A-18 Super Hornet Combat Jet to the US Navy featuring a gun bay door manufactured by HAL. The gun bay door contract is the first military contract between Boeing and HAL.

Boeing and HAL are also working together on projects for the P-8I multi-mission maritime aircraft for the Indian Navy, and for the commercial Boeing 777 airplane.

The gun bay door covers the F/A-18's six-barrel 20 mm, externally powered M61A2 Gatling gun system that can fire 4,000-6,000 rounds per minute. Made by General Dynamics, the gun however carries only about 600 rounds.

The gun can be used in a dogfight. Also the aircraft is loaded with long-range precision strike weapons and missiles as the emphasis now is on beyond visual range (BVR) engagement.

HAL has already sent five sets of the gun bay doors to Boeing and 13 more are under manufacture as part of an initial contract. HAL is also hoping for a repeat order.

So far, Boeing has been sourcing gun bay doors from the Czech Republic's AERO Vodochody, which has already supplied more than 300 of these doors.

The gun bay door contract is not tied to any project but is part of a Boeing Initiative to source USD one billion worth of parts and services from India. As part of this, Boeing is also sourcing wire harnesses for the F/A-18 from HAL.

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Courtesy: USIBC News Letter.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

MMRCA Jets for India

India may be in a position to sign the MMRCA contract within a year from now.The flight evaluation report on the aircraft under evaluation is likely to be ready by Jul-end. This will be followed by internal discussions/clarifications of the field evaluation report within the MOD, evaluation of offset proposals, opening of commercial bids and the final negotiations.

The IAF is keen to induct the first lot of the MMRCA by 2014. The contenders are F/A-18 ‘Super Hornet’, F-16 ‘Falcon’ , Gripen (Swedish), Rafale (French), MiG-35 (Russian) and Eurofighter Typhoon jets.

India has also signed deals for 230 Sukhoi-30 MKI fighters (over 110 have been inducted) with Russia. Another 42 Sukhois are likely to be ordered shortly. This is in addition to LCA (light combat aircraft ) and FGFA (the fifth-generation fighter aircraft) planned.

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Courtesy: The Economic Times

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

6 Submarines for India

Stage is being set for six new-generation diesel-electric submarines for the Indian Navy. The deal could be for over Rs 50,000 Crore.

Three of the six submarines will be constructed at Mazagon Docks (MDL) in Mumbai, and one at Hindustan Shipyard Ltd (HSL) in Visakhapatnam, with the help of a foreign collaborator. The other two submarines will either be imported from the foreign vendor directly or constructed at a private shipyard in India. Fresh estimates show that the six submarines will cost almost Rs 8,500 Crore per unit.

Under the programme—Project-75 India (P-75I)—apart from stealth, land-attack capability and the ability to incorporate futuristic technologies, all the submarines will be equipped with air-independent propulsion (AIP) systems to boost their operational capabilities.

If everything goes smoothly, the first submarine under P-75I will be available to the Indian Navy in 6-7 years,ie by 2016-17, instead of 10 years.

Click to read the Report: 6 Submarines for India

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C-17 Airlifter for India

India and the United States have begun talks here on the onboard equipment for the 10 Boeing C- 17 military transport aircraft, and the associated price structure.

United States Air Force (USAF) C-17 which had come to India for trials last month has met the IAF specs. The aircraft was tested in short and high altitude runways.

DOD/USA has set the maximum price at $5.8 b for the aircraft and standard systems loaded on the aircraft,but the actual price would depend upon what equipment and onboard options the IAF finally needs.

The US government will issue a Letter of Acceptance (LOA) after these discussions are finalized, indicating the equipment, services, and lifecycle support and their costs. There would be a 3.8 percent administrative fee that the US Government now charges on all FMS deals. (This fee varies periodically between 2.5 to 5 percent).

C-17 Globemaster-III, which India is seeking, can carry a maximum payload of 74,797 kilograms for 2,400 nautical miles without refueling and 45,495 kilograms for 4,000 nautical miles without refueling.

Click to read the Report: C-17 Airlifter for India

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Courtesy: USIBC and Its News Agencies

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Tata Advanced Systems (TASL) in JV with Lockheed Martin

As per news report, the Tata group’s Defence and Aerospace arm, Tata Advanced Systems (TASL), has forged a JV with Lockheed Martin Corporation to manufacture defence equipment and aircraft parts in India. TASL is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Sons. The JV will have 26% stake for Lockheed Martin . Indian partner will hold the rest.

The proposal submitted by TASL to the FIPB stipulates that Lockheed Martin Aeroframe Corporation (LMAC), wholly-owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin , will invest Rs 42.82 Crore in the proposed JV for 26% stake.

Tata Aerostructures Ltd, the JV company in India, will design, develop and manufacture Aerospace and Aerostructure products.

The Indian partner will bring in Rs 121.87 Crore.

There is an export potential of $200 million (Rs 920 Crore) over a period of five years in this JV.

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