On June 8-9, 2018 a National Conference on Advances in Armament Technology (NCAAT 2018) was organised at Armament Research & Development Establishment (ARDE) Pahsan Pune. The conference provided an open forum for participants to interact and exchange ideas and experiences on latest technologies and future plans for their application in the field of Armaments. The function was inaugurated in presence of Dr SK Salwan, Vice Chancellor, Apeejay Stya University, Delhi & Lt Gen PK Srivastava DG (Arty) as Guests for the function. Shri PK Mehta, DG (ACE) in his opening speech emphasised the growing need of active interaction between private parterners and DRDO, especially in the field of modern technology required for development of Armaments. DG(Arty) in his remark praised the DRDO family for their work culture and ability to accept challanges ahead in pursuit of latest user requirements. Dr SK Salwan, Ex-Director ARDE gave a thorough presentation on modern and futuristic trends in the various global technologies ranging from space technology, nano materials, robotics, genetics, unmanned vehicles, complex mathematics, futuristic war scenarioes etc. Private industries, Ex-Directors of ARDE, Senior officers form DRDO and Ordnance Factories attended the inaugural function. An exhibition and poster presentation displaying Armament related hardware and models developed with the participation of about 50 private industries under 'Make in India' drive was also organised during this conference.