Defence startup Big Bang Boom Solutions bags Rs 1.5 cr grant under iDEX

Defence-tech start-up Big Bang Boom Solutions (BBBS) Wednesday has bagged a Rs 1.5 crore grant for winning the ‘See Through Armor’ challenge by the Ministry of Defence under iDEX. The win entitles the start-up to a chance to co-develop the solution along with the Indian Army, and a grant of Rs 1.5 crore.

Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) was launched by the central government in April last year to create an ecosystem to foster innovation and technology development in areas of defence and aerospace. The programme aims to engage with micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), start-ups, individual innovators, research and development (R&D) institutes and academia, and provide them grant and other support to carry out R&D for solutions that have potential for future adoption.

The chosen solution can offer situational awareness to a soldier sitting in an armoured tank. When the soldier is in an armoured tank, they have visibility only about what’s in front of them. Our solution gives the tank crew an ability to move naturally and almost feel that the armour around them is invisible.

The solution leverages augmented reality and virtual reality technologies that have been co-developed with our partners. The company works with researchers for developing these solutions, and the IP of the solution resides with the company.

The extension of the chosen solution will be into unmanned vehicles and other technologies of the future.

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