TIDCO to Open Center For Testing Strategic Electronics


In Vallam Vadagal Kancheepuram district, Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO) is planning to set up an integrated complex testing center on 10 acres of land for testing strategic electronics and drones.

The defence corridor’s main organisation, TIDCO, intends to establish the facility in Tamil Nadu. There are a number of companies that are centred on electronics manufacture and design, and Tamil Nadu offers a lot of potential for communication and EMI/EMC testing labs.

These labs’ main areas of study will include unmanned aerial vehicles, electronic warfare, and electro-optics (UAVs). However, these infrastructures will also aid in luring domestic and international investments from aerospace and defence original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). It is predicted that Indian defence forces will buy UAVs from home-grown enterprises in the next ten years for $3 billion.

Along with this, the domestic civilian UAV market is anticipated to grow more rapidly. By 2030, it is anticipated that India’s market for electronic warfare systems will be worth between Rs 600 and Rs 700 crore. Similar to how the testing industry’s present market size is anticipated to grow from Rs 130 crore to Rs 200 crore by 2030, the sources noted

Although there are specialised testing facilities for defence electronics (Electro-Optics), MSMEs and other industry participants do not have access to these facilities. Though these tests are carried out across many industries, the testing specifications for EMI and EMC defence applications are intricate and precise. Additionally, the emission from the examined electronic gadgets is subject to strict regulations.Anyone using the electronic and electrical equipment will benefit from increased safety and dependability thanks to these EMC rules. These EMI/EMC testing make sure the gadgets work properly and don’t interfere with or malfunction with other equipment.

TIDCO– TIDCO facilitates large industrial and infrastructure projects in Tamil Nadu involving large investments and huge employment potential. TIDCO is the Nodal Agency for the development of Chennai Bengaluru Industrial Corridor (CBIC), Chennai Kanyakumari Industrial Corridor (CKIC), Western Corridor (Kochi – Bangalore Industrial Corridor) and Defence Industrial Corridor projects.