• Defence Minister released the Project Management Approach (PMA) guidelines for iDEX (Innovations for Defence Excellence) during the launch function of Defence India Startup Challenge-4 (DISC4).
  • DISC-4 challenge will surge ahead of its earlier editions and promote innovation and development in the country. 
  • Similarly iDEX4Fauji initiative will ensure the participation of our personnel in this program.
  • iDEX4Fauji is a first of its kind initiative, launched to support innovations identified by members of the Indian Armed Forces and will bolster frugal innovation ideas from soldiers/ field formations. 
  • There are more than 13 Lakh service personnel working in the field and on borders, handling extreme conditions and equipment and would be having many ideas and innovations to improve such equipment.
  • Under Defence India Startup Challenge (DISC) 4, eleven challenges from Armed forces, OFB & DPSUs (Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs) and Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) were thrown open to prospective startups, innovators, MSMEs alike to provide their innovative ideas on technologies which find their application in the defence sector. 

The challenges are as follows:

  • Autonomous Underwater Swarm Drones
  • Predictive, Preventive & Prescriptive Machine Monitoring
  • Super Resolution for Improving Spatial Resolution
  • AI based Satellite Image Analysis
  • Prediction and forecasting of atmospheric visibility
  • Computer Generated Targets for Virtual Training
  • Remote Real Time In-Flight Health Monitoring of Aircrew
  • MF-TDMA based Wideband SATCOM Modem
  • Foliage Penetration Radar
  • Reduction of RCS of Naval Warships
  • Target Detection in Chaff Environment