IAF and IIT Madras aims to accelerate IAF’s indigenization efforts for achieving ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’
The Indian Air Force (IAF) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with IIT-Madras on Wednesday to develop indigenous solutions to maintain various weapon systems. “Under the ambit of the MoU, the IAF has identified key focus areas involving technology development and finding indigenous solutions towards the sustenance of various weapon systems,” the air force said in a statement.
The joint partnership between IAF and IIT Madras aims to accelerate IAF’s indigenization efforts for achieving ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat‘.
The statement further said, “IIT Madras in partnership with the IAF will significantly contribute to indigenization efforts by the Base Repair Depots (BRDs) of the IAF’s Maintenance Command, towards enhancing sustenance capability, obsolescence management, and achieving self-reliance.”
The MoU was signed by Air Commodore S Bahuja, Command Engineering Officer (Systems), Headquarters Maintenance Command, IAF, and Professor HSN Murthy, Head of Department Aerospace Engineering IIT Madras, at Air Force Station, Tughlakabad, Delhi.
“Under the ambit of MoU, IAF has identified key focus areas involving technology development and finding indigenous solutions towards the sustenance of various weapon systems. IIT Madras will provide consultancy duly supported by research for feasibility studies and prototype development,” the Ministry of Defence said in a statement.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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