IIT Delhi to develop defense technology in collaboration with Indian Air Force
The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Delhi has collaborated with the Indian Air Force (IAF) on various development projects aimed at meeting the requirements of the IAF. The joint partnership aims to accelerate the IAF’s indigenization efforts to achieve self-sufficiency, the institute says.
The IAF has identified key areas of intervention involving technological development and the search for local solutions for the maintenance of various weapon systems. IIT Delhi will provide cooperation and advice, duly supported by research, for feasibility studies and prototype development.
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A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Vice Air Marshal Samir V Borade VSM, Deputy Senior Maintenance Staff Officer (Dy SMSO), Headquarters Maintenance Command, IAF, and Prof. MR Ravi, Head of Mechanical Engineering Department, IIT Delhi at This Concern.
“As part of the MoU, IIT Delhi will significantly strengthen the efforts of the Basic Repair Depots (BRD) of the IAF Maintenance Command, with a view to improving livelihood capacity, obsolescence management , indigenization and self-sufficiency, âthe institute said.
IIT Delhi had also established a Joint Advanced Technology Center in 2017 with funding from DRDO. More than 80 faculty members and nearly 150 staff and doctoral students are currently working on various defense-related projects within the Institute. This memorandum of understanding with the Indian Air Force should give new impetus to these ongoing projects.
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