With shrinking defense budgets in the West and increasing demands from the East significantly altering the market dynamics, the global defense sector is experiencing change. This is causing A&D OEMs to move East, not only with a view of cutting the development costs of new programs, but also for moving closer to the point of consumption to cut down on life cycle costs.

India, therefore, is no longer a marketplace, but a growth center. The key trends in the Indian defense market indicate that more and more Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) procurements will be accessible to Indian bidders. The Indian MoD continues to express the intent to ‘buy’ defense products from India with prescribed percent of ‘indigenous content.’ Therefore, global OEMs need a trusted partner to participate in these programs.

Cyient’s growing defense business leverages over 25 years of engineering skills honed through deep global experience across multiple industries. We translate these skills to the related defense programs while simultaneously enforcing a rigorous compliance system that meets the wide spectrum of security parameters, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and nation-specific restrictions. We also have Design Approval from the Centre for Military Airworthiness & Certification (CEMILAC), a laboratory of the Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) under the following scope: “Design, Development of Aero Structures, Aero Interiors, Aero Engines Parts and Systems, Aero Systems, and Avionics for Military Airborne Applications”.

At Cyient, our primary defense engagements are oriented towards aerospace platforms, with extensive experience in multiple rotary and fixed-wing systems produced by U.S. and European original equipment manufacturers. However, we also work on ground-based defense platforms through our transportation and off-highway engineering businesses. Also, we leverage our data management and analytics capabilities for defense OEMs seeking to manage the ever-increasing amount of data produced by their airborne and ground-based products. We can address OEMs’ multiple requirements such as product development support, build solutions, and obsolescence management and transition to India, while the product line exists elsewhere in the world.

Our design led manufacturing solutions include:

Solutions Areas of expertise
Value Engineering
  • Reengineering/Licensing opportunities for legacy LRUs-where OEMs achieve a cost reduction through re-design, better sourcing and lower cost manufacturing.
Modular Avionics
  • System modernization programs taken up by OEMs to incorporate modular avionics architecture for cost and weight reduction.
Test Engineering and Test Facility
  • Build and operate test facilities to support the development phase and as a part of MRO.
  • Condition-based maintenance of assets with predictive maintenance.

We are a qualified Indian offset partner and have been enabling global OEMs to fulfill their offset obligations through effective collaboration in one of the largest national defense markets in the world. We are also open to risk-sharing opportunities with leading defense OEMs that face increasing enterprise investment requirements from their government customers. We offer our clients an agile partner that can proactively support in aligning with the nuances of ‘Make in India,’ and providing innovative solutions to help deliver products of global standards.

Cyient is a partner of choice for ‘Make in India’ since it has a global footprint and yet it is a nimble organization, which enables effective connections with OEMs worldwide while still retaining the advantages of quick decision making and competitive solutions. Our frugal engineering strength and expertise in knowledge management, which is crucial for IP protection, are amongst key differentiators that attract global OEMs, wanting to partner in India’s defense programs.