The Department of Defence Production (DDP) was set up in November 1962 with the objective of developing a comprehensive production infrastructure to produce the weapons, systems, platforms, equipment required for defence. Over the years, the Department has established wide ranging production facilities for various defence equipment through the Ordnance Factories and Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs). The products manufactured include arms and ammunition, tanks, armoured vehicles, heavy vehicles, fighter aircrafts and helicopters, warships, submarines, missiles, ammunition, electronic equipment, earth moving equipment, special alloys and special purpose steels.
'Defence Exports Promotion' portal under DDP is a single window for submitting the application for export authorisation/license by the industry for SCOMET Category 6/ under Arms Rules in Form A X-A and processing and issue of the export authorisation by the Department of Defence Production. The portal is also a medium to receive discreet Export leads for the benefit of defence exporters.