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  • Military Engineer Services (MES) is the largest construction agency in the country. As the premier engineering arm of the Ministry of Defence, the MES primarily provides for the three arms of Defence forces, the Army, Air Force and Navy and also to other Defence related departments and organisations.When Armed forces are called out in aid of Civil Power, the MES may be required to carryout engineer services, essential for such forces e.g. the construction of latrines, water points etc.,
  • The next two slides will give an overview of the range of subjects taught by MKCTS at Chatham. Each Programme Area is managed by a Programme Area Leader who is a specialist in the skills being taught with well developed experience gained in military and / or civilian environments. The content of each course is determined by the Royal Engineers Training and Development Team who ensure that the capabilities developed meet the needs of Defence. Wherever possible, trainees also have the opportunity to gain nationally recognised accreditation.
  • The Border Roads Organisation has made its own contribution to the nation by constructing national highways, airfields, buildings and bridges. The Border Roads, by constructing a large number of roads in once inaccessible areas of the Himalayas, Rajasthan and North Eastern States have contributed significantly to their economic development.
  • This slide illustrates some of the construction and engineering activities sappers can be involved in
  • I’m going to tell you a bit about the role of Royal Engineers and the Royal School of Military Engineering. I will then explain the role of MKC Training Services Ltd within the RSME. After that I will give you some information about the Army FE Bursary scheme. Finally I will give you some more detail about the wide range of Construction and Engineering training delivered by MKCTS at Brompton Barracks.
  • Role of engineers in army

    1. 1. Role of Engineers in Army By,Paranthaman.G Manivannan
    2. 2. INDIAN ARMY• With about 1,414,000 soldiers in active service and about 1,800,000 reserve troops, the Indian Army is the worlds second largest active standing army and the largest in terms of army populace.
    3. 3. DEVELOPMENT OF INDIAN FORCES• The Indian Armed Forces is the overall unified military of the Republic of India encompassing the Indian Army, the Indian Navy, the Indian Air Force and various other inter-service institutions.• With an estimated total active force of 1,325,000 personnel,India maintains the worlds second largest armed forces.Auxiliary services include the Indian Coast Guard, the Central Paramilitary Forces (CPF) and the Strategic Forces Command. Indias official defense budget stands at $32.35 billion but the actual spending on the armed forces is estimated to be much higher than that• the Indian Armed Forces plans to have an active military space program and is currently developing a potent missile defense shield and nuclear triad capabilityIndia is moving to build a $2 billion or Rs 9,970.16 crore dedicated, highly secure and state-of-the-art optical fiber cable (OFC) network for the Army, Navy and Air Force. This will be one of the world’s largest, closed user group (CUG) networks for exclusive use by the million-plus personnel of the Indian armed forces
    5. 5. PAKISTAN• Mother of global terrorism.• Military-ISI need continued hostility .• Sponsor terrorism / asymmetric war – LeT covert wing of ISI.• Terror infrastructure in POK intact.• Million neo-drones annually.• ISI/Let/Taliban links to Al Qaeda, insurgents in our North East incl Maoists.
    6. 6. Better weapons win• When military technology is advancing rapidly (as in 1850+), there are often significant differences between the weaponry deployed by opposing forces and the outclassed army can suffer much higher losses; it is futile and highly-dangerous to fight with obsolete weapons.• Victory depends on marginal differences in the performance of weapons deployed by the opposing forces.• The force with better weapons usually wins, and the loser suffers high losses.
    7. 7. Replacement of weapon systems• To avoid dangerous inferiority, obsolete weapons must be replaced by new designs with higher performance, to maintain adequate effectiveness against hostile nations concurrently deploying new equipment.• Replacement rates vary with - – Performance improvements provided by technology – Extra military effectiveness conferred by such improvements – Level of threat (wartime>peacetime) – National financial resources• Successive generations of weapons in a particular class achieve higher performance and have higher unit costs.
    8. 8. Military Engineering service•Design, construction and maintenance of allworks, buildings, airfields, dock installations, etc,•It was founded in 1851 to provide rear-line-engineering support to the erstwhile British IndianArmy•Motto “SARVATRA”•Those who see god in everything
    9. 9. Careers for EngineerEngineering is the backbone of the Army.It provides the practical framework andlays the logistical foundations that keepthis large organisation functioning as ahigh-performance unit. Whether you’reproviding theoretical expertise or activelyinvolved in building and maintaining keyinfrastructures, your role as an Engineerinvolves working with cutting edgetechnology and hardware to improve livesin some of the world’s hardest hit regions.As challenges go, they don’t come muchbigger.
    10. 10. Construction DivisionIn war, Combat Engineersprovide mobility to ownforces by constructingbridges, tracks andhelipads; on the otherhand the Corps denies thesame to the enemy bycreating obstacles such aslaying mine-fields anddemolition of bridges.
    11. 11. The Navy Update and Role in Integrated Air and Missile DefenseThe Navy’s Role in Integrated Air and Missile Defense Slide 11 31 August 2009
    12. 12. The Indian Navy Today• Sustaining Combat Readiness • Building a Fleet of the Future • Developing 21st Century leaders•
    13. 13. Navy Air and Missile Defense CommandIncreased Capability, Increased Complexity Mandates Increased System Engineering
    14. 14. Where is the Missile Defense Fleet?Forward…At Sea…On Patrol Enabling Capabilities, Providing Options for India
    16. 16. Corps Of Engineers• In war, Combat Engineers provide mobility to own forces by constructing bridges, tracks and helipads• Has played a crucial role in Nation Building• Covers not only to the three Services, namely, Army, Navy and Air Force but also Defence Research & Development Organisation and Ordinance Factories.
    17. 17. Ports & Airfields Water, Fuel & Power Infrastructure EngineeringRoads, Rail & Accommodation &Bridges Force Protection
    18. 18. Manufacturing Technology for Today Warfighter RelevanceSolved #1 B-2 Mission Capable MX Issue New Met Tank Tread Demand Surge for OIFcapability will have the greatest impact on B- Solved #1 C-17 MX Issue – Structural - Vital Track component experienced2 Fleet Availability Damage to Doors on undeveloped accelerated failuresDeveloped new LO Magnetic Radar runways - Advanced casting tooling method enabledAbsorbing Material (MagRAM) for B- industry to meet surge and demand AF – ManTech developed new2, reduced mx downtime for LO materials stitched resin infusion process tofrom 36 hrs to 7 hrs. prevent delamination. Motivation Developed New Capability - New Marine Composite-to-Created force multiplier for battle tanks Steel Joining Capability - Reduces Logistics Footprint and Before After Center of Impact (COI) Locations- Improved Accuracy through Cannon enables DD(X) to meet Program Requirements For Twenty Fleet-Representative BarrelsTube Reshaping Before and After Reshaping New Adhesive Joint replaces 5120 bolts that failed to- 20 fold tighter tolerance; 65% reduction of meet technical req’ts of DD(X)shot group dispersion;- Resulted in greatest increase in “loss exchange ratio” in 20-plus years
    19. 19. Integrated Ballistic Missile Defense System Sensors Defense Support Space Tracking and Forward-Based Radar Midcourse Early Warning Program Surveillance System Sea-Based Radars With Adjunct Sensor X-Band Radar Radar Boost Defense Terminal Defense Segment Midcourse Defense Segment Segment Sea-Based Terminal Airborne Laser Kinetic Energy Interceptor Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense / Standard Missile-3 Ground-Based Terminal Patriot Midcourse High Altitude Advanced Multiple Kill Vehicle Area Defense Capability-3 Command, Defense Control, Battle National Military Command Center – Five Warfighting CommandersManagement &Communications
    20. 20. Nuclear weapons•India possesses nuclear weapons and the means to deliver themover long distances.• However, India is not a signatory to the Nuclear Non-ProliferationTreaty (NPT) because of security concerns and India condemns theNPT as discriminatory.
    21. 21. Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) Navy Uniqueness  Flexibility across the Spectrum of Operations  Multi-mission Platforms  Asian mile territory (12 miles offshore)  World Wide Presence 24/7 365 days a year  Early Arrival / Sustained Presence
    22. 22. Missile Defense – A Vision Midcourse • Extended Surveillance and Boost Engagement Timelines • Countermeasures “Friendly” Terminal Environment• Threats Destroyed Before Payload • Payload Highly Vulnerable • No Atmosphere Release • Compressed Engagement Timelines• Compressed Engagement Timelines • Atmospheric Interaction• Atmospheric Interaction Multiple Layers, Opportunities, Technologies = Robust Performance
    23. 23. Key Elements of the System Sensor Experienced CrewsLauncher Weapon • Adequate Sensor • Fire Control System Training • Weapon • Trained people to operate and maintain system • Flexible Command and Command and Control Structure Control Engineering Full Commitment to The Mission
    24. 24. IME Missions (Indian military engineering)Military Programs Homeland Research & Development• Military Construction Security • Military Engineering• Base Operations • Terrain & Geospatial• Environmental Restoration • Structures• Geospatial Engineering • Environment • Water Resources • Critical Infrastructure • Antiterrorism Planner Civil Works • The Infrastructure Security PartnershipEstateReal • Federal • Navigation, Hydropower • Acquire, Manage, and • State • Flood Control, Shore Protection Dispose • Local • Water Supply, Regulatory • DOD Recruiting Facilities • International • Recreation, Disaster Response • Contingency Operations BUILDING STRONG • Environmental Restoration
    25. 25. Indian Corps Of EngineersMaking a Jet InspectingLaying down sandbags for floods Fixing a light pole
    26. 26. IACE(Indian army Cop engg.,) Around the WorldGlobal Engagement ARCTIC • Engagement - 100+ Countries • Physical Presence - 33 Countries ANTARCTIC
    27. 27. The Royal School of Military Engineering and the FE Bursary Scheme
    28. 28. The Royal Engineers(UK)The Corps of Royal Engineers isunique with "Sappers" beingmulti skilled soldiers, combatengineers and tradesmen.Working alongside all parts ofthe Army, they play a vital role inthe effectiveness of the BritishArmy and the United Kingdom inboth peacetime and onOperations.
    29. 29. Vacancies Per Course 60 "We no longer discuss the future ofEligibility Criteria India. We say the future is India" JAI HIND!!! 19 to 25 yrs for Final Year, 18 to 24Age yrs for Pre Final YearBorn Between 2nd Jul to 1st Jul for Jul Course. Final and Pre Final year students ofQualification Engineering Degree CourseMarital Status Un Married 31 Jul or as specified in theApplication to be Received by notification. Jan to Mar for final year Aug to OctLikely SSB Date for Pre final yearDate Commencement of Trg Jul at IMA Dehradun