Tue. Feb 27th, 2024


Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX), the flagship initiative of the Department of Defence Production, on Friday signed its three hundredth contract that pertains to the design and improvement of superior Gallium Nitride (GaN) semiconductors which is crucial for the following era of wi-fi transmitters in defence purposes starting from radars to electronics warfare jammers.

The Defence Ministry in an announcement mentioned that at the moment, nearly all GaN elements are imported being a delicate and cutting-edge expertise whose export is managed and restricted by many nations.

“The proposal aims to design, develop and manufacture GaN components for defence in India using completely indigenous GaN technology. This would significantly enhance the indigenous design & development capability, paving way for immense potential in the defence sector including exports, ” it added.

The contract was signed by Additional Secretary T. Natarajan with Agnit Semiconductors Private Limited within the presence of Defence Secretary Giridhar Aramane in New Delhi.

In his tackle, the Defence Secretary lauded the innovators on their success and reiterated the necessity for accelerated improvement of indigenous applied sciences.

He complimented iDEX on the signing of the three hundredth contract and requested the officers to keep up the spectacular tempo of connecting innovators with the Defence sector.

In one other improvement, BEL signed a procurement contract with the iDEX winner Blurgs Innovations Private Limited for his or her resolution TRIDENT, which is an clever maritime area consciousness device with a sturdy resolution designed to reinforce maritime safety, the ministry mentioned.

“The solution assists in building superior maritime domain awareness by relying on anomalous detection and would aid in quicker decision making. This is a first procurement order placed by a Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs) under the iDEX scheme, ” it added.

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