Quality & Standards >> Defence Standards
India manufactures high grade components conforming to international standards which are extensively exported to prestigious clients in USA, Europe & Far East. Quality approvals are granted by recognised international agencies (i.e., BVQI, DNV, LRQA, TUV) and STQC - a govt. body renders necessary support to Indian companies through its 22 labs located across the country.
Qualitative Requirement For Electronic Hardware In Defence Equipment
Qualitative Requirements (QRs)
This is a vital criteria which must be kept in mind by the industry while supplying the hardware to the defence. As there are different standards laid down by various countries including their defence forces, the need for standardization by the Indian industry needs no overemphasis. The prudent step would be to make the products which conform to the various segments, both in defence as well as the civil sector. This will manifest itself in greater demand from the defence as well as civil sector, leading to economy of scale, higher profit margin and therefore a sustainable product line. A lot of pioneering work has been done by regional ETRCs in India. Some of the standards which merit consideration and compliance by the industry are enumerated below : -
- JSS 55555 : Environmental Testing Specifications / Standards.
- JSS 50101: 1996 (2001) Environmental Test Methods for Service Electronics Components.
- JSS 50102: 1997 (2000) Procedure for qualification approval and acceptance of Electronic Components
- JSS 50105: 1977 (2002) Procedure for approval and acceptance of non-standard electronic components.
- JSS50115: 1999(2005) Specification for Screening Test Procedures on electronic components.
- MIL STD 461 : Testing of COTS Equipments.
Source :ELCINA Electronics Outlook Aug-Sep 2005