These five companies are utilizing advanced technology to strengthen India’s defense industry

The Defense & Aerospace (“D&A”) sector is witnessing strong growth trends that companies are seeking to utilize in order to transition to improved business models, forge stronger partnerships and create technological advancements, the true growth potential can seemingly be held back by outdated processes, gradually-declining technology and fractured value chains across enterprises. Considering the purported benefits that Industry 4.0 and Digitalization can offer, companies can integrate newer technologies and scale up quicker by taking advantage of the advent of the true digital age.

1. Logic Fruit Technologies: Gurguram- Bangalore-based company a Product Engineering and Design Services provider that deploys embedded solutions for customers worldwide. The company has specific experience in FPGA Design & hardware design, RTL IP Design, a variety of high-speed digital protocols, and communication buses such as PCIe, Ethernet(10G/100G), DIGRF, SATA, STM16/64, and HDMI. Logic Fruit team has expertise in software-defined radio (SDR) IPs, as well as encryption, signal generation, data analysis, and multiple Image Processing Techniques.

Logic fruit technologies has been actively engaged in various projects with notable organizations in the Aerospace sector. These projects include collaborations with domestic Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) such as Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), and research organizations like the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) labs such as Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) and Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA). Additionally, we have established partnerships with domestic private companies like Astra Microwave to develop tailored technology solutions that address the unique needs and challenges of the Aerospace sector.

2. Asteria Aerospace: Bengaluru-based Asteria Aerospace is a robotics and artificial intelligence startup, which provides drone-based solutions to the military, paramilitary, and police forces for security and surveillance purposes. The startup was founded in 2012 by Neel Mehta and Nihar Vartak, who completed their B.S degree in Aerospace Engineering from Purdue University. The startup also deploys its drones to provide end-to-end solutions for autonomous surveys, inspection, and to monitor assets in industries working in the oil and gas, mining, construction and agriculture sectors. Apart from working with the border security force, the startup works with paramilitary agencies and several state police forces.

3. VINVELI: Iowa and Chennai-based Vinveli, founded in 2013 by Gokul Anandayuvaraj along with his friends Eshan Halekote and Yuan Qu, focuses on providing solutions to the aerospace and robotics industry. The startup is involved in building Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) for both commercial and defence purposes. According to the official website, the Iowa Startup Accelerator-backed startup is aimed at providing infrastructure, communication, and service needed to encourage maintaining a fleet of drones and commercial and industrial applications of UAV technology. Vinveli, which counts the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Home Affairs as its clients,

4. Tata Group (Tata Advanced Systems Limited – TASL): Tata Group has expanded its presence in the defense sector through TASL, focusing on aerospace, defense electronics, and other high-tech defense solutions. Their collaborations with global defense companies and emphasis on innovation have positioned them as key players in India’s defense technology landscape.

5. CRON Systems: is developing IoT-based products to help the armed forces deploy border security solutions. Founded in 2015 by Tushar Chhabar, Tommy Katzenellenbogen, and Saurav Agarwala, CRON Systems initially began focusing on building laser walls for the Border Security Force (BSF). But it eventually expanded its products and services to include automation for drones, rovers, and a central dashboard to control the applications through its command, control, communication & information (C3i) hub miCRON.

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