“We want to fight the next war with technology on our side and not like the past,” General Rawat said at the release of the ‘Compendium of Problem Statements, Volume II’ here.
The compendium has been prepared by the Army Design Bureau (ADB) after detailed interaction with all stakeholders, including soldiers deployed in the field.
Pointing out the drawbacks in trial equipment, he asked the industry and academia to focus on the fact that the Army will fight wars in varied terrain and weather conditions, a Defence Ministry release said.
He asked the industry and academia to come up with robust, rugged, miniaturised yet technologically compatible solutions.
The 28 new problem statements, part of Volume II, will allow industry and academia to understand the needs of the Army and come up with indigenous solutions for military requirements.
The first volume, with 50 problem statements, was released on December 5 last year.
The ADB, inaugurated last August, has been formed in a bid to meet the Army’s longstanding need to create and modernise weapons indigenously.
It facilitate the weapons and technology building efforts between the Defence Research and Development Organisation, industry and the Army.