Defence Minister launches Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation(NIIO)

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News: Union Defence Minister has launched the Naval Innovation and Indigenisation Organisation(NIIO).

Facts:

  • NIIO: It is a three-tiered organisation that aims to help end-users interact with academia and industry towards fostering innovation and indigenisation for self-reliance in defence.
  • Three Tier Structure:
    • Naval Technology Acceleration Council(N-TAC): It will bring together the twin aspects of innovation and indigenisation and provide apex level directives.
    • Working group: It will work under the N-TAC to implement the projects.
    • Technology Development Acceleration Cell(TDAC): It has been created for induction of emerging disruptive technology in an accelerated time frame.

Additional Facts:

  • A compendium of Indian Navy’s Indigenisation perspective plans titled ‘SWAVLAMBAN’ was also released by the Defence Minister.