Correct Answer : Option (D) - Indian Army
The Indian Army has approved project sanction orders of five Make II projects, including drone kill system and infantry training weapon simulator, giving an impetus to India's vision for self-reliance, the Defence Ministry said on Friday(4th Nov 2022).
Make II projects are essentially industry-funded projects involving design, development and innovative solutions by Indian vendors for development of prototypes..
"Indian Army is spearheading actions to provide impetus to 'Make Projects' as the prime drivers of infusion of niche technologies through indigenous development," the ministry said in a statement.
To give a further boost to the ongoing projects, the Indian Army has now approved project sanction orders (PSOs) of five Make II projects.
These projects whose PSOs have been approved, included high frequency man packed software defined radio, drone kill system, infantry training weapon simulator (IWTS), 155 mm terminally guided munition (TGM) and medium range precision kill system (MRPKS), the ministry said.
PSO for development of prototype of High Frequency Man Packed Software Defined Radio (HFSDR) under Make II scheme has been issued to 14 Developing Agencies (DAs). And, 300 HFSDRs are planned to be procured by the Indian Army, on successful development of the prototype, it said.
As part of efforts to further encourage the indigenous anti-drone ecosystem, the Indian Army has approved PSO to 18 DAs
for procurement of 35 sets of drone kill systems
under the Make II scheme
, post successful development of a prototype. The project is reserved for MSMEs/start-ups..Source : Economic Times