Brahmand NewsPrevious Article
Brahmand NewsNext Article

Indian Defence Ministry to soon issue RFPs to set up 8 testing facilities

NEW DELHI (PTI): The Defence Ministry will soon issue requests for proposal (RFPs) to set up eight defence testing facilities in the country in partnership with the private sector, an official statement said Monday.

These RFPs would be issued under the Defence Testing Infrastructure Scheme (DTIS) which was launched by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in May 2020. The DTIS has an outlay for Rs 400 crore.

"The scheme would run for the duration of five years and envisages setting up of 6-8 greenfield defence testing infrastructure facilities that are required for defence and aerospace-related production," the Ministry's statement noted.

The RFP is a business document that announces a project, describes it, and invites bids for completing it.

The projects under the scheme will be provided with up to 75 per cent government funding in the form of 'grant-in-aid', it said.

"The remaining 25 per cent of the project cost will have to be borne by the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), constituents of which will be the Indian private entities and state governments," it mentioned.

"In this regard, Department of Defence Production/ Directorate General of Quality Assurance (DDP/ DGQA) has published eight Expressions of Interest (EOIs) catering to setting up of defence test facilities in selected domains," it said.

The RFP for the defence test facility for selected aid domains will be issued shortly, it added.

Other Related News

Russia trained Indian personnel to operate 1st regiment of S-400 missiles: Russian official

Russia has already trained a group of Indian personnel to operate the first regiment of the Triumf S-400 surface-to-air missile systems and the delivery of the components of the weapons to India has begun ahead of schedule, a Russian official said on Monday.

BRAHMOS Missile Systems


Brahmand World Defence Update 2021

Brahmand World Defence Update

Image Gallery