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India, Russia to develop BrahMos-Mini

The manufacturer of Supersonic cruise missile - BrahMos Aerospace is planning to develop another missile BrahMos-Mini. Most likely the agreement will be signed in December this year between DRDO, NPOM lab and BrahMos Aerospace during the planned visit of Russian president in India. The new missile would be sleeker, faster and will have...

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MKU to Export Body Armour to Ecuador

MKU has recently bagged the order to supply 40,000 pieces of body armour to Ecuador for upgrading the protection ability of its police force. The Ecuador had issued the global tender for which MKU had gone through extensive tests and field trials before being selected. The company is also in a process of...

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Procurement Proposals cleared by DAC

Indian Defence Acquisition Council and Ministry of Defence on 19 July 2014, has cleared procurement proposal as under:- •    Five fleet support ships for the Navy at a worth Rs. 9000 crores, for which the RFP would be issued to all public and private sector shipyards. •    32 HAL-built Advanced Light Helicopter - Dhruv, to the Coast...
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IAF to induct sixth C-17 Globemaster Transport Aircraft

Indian Air Force (IAF) soon will get the delivery of sixth C-17 Globemaster heavy lift transport aircraft from United States. The deal was signed to procure ten C-17 aircraft, at a worth Rs. 24,000 crores. The C-17’s, with a capability to carry around 70 tonnes of load and around 150 fully geared troops,...

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Indian Aero market

Thales has expressed desire to enter Indian defence market, in collaboration with India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL).  On the other hand, Airbus Helicopter is also keen on associating with HAL’s multi-role helicopters, including the naval version and has offered to play a greater role in building the Indian chopper market, which holds huge...

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Tata to produce aircraft equipment for Cobham

Tata Advanced Systems (TASL) has entered in to a contract-manufacturing tie-up with UK-based Cobham to make the latter’s air-to-air refuelling equipment for aircrafts in India. TASL provides integrated solutions for aerospace defence and homeland security markets in India and makes equipment for radar systems and night-vision devices and unmanned aerial systems; whereas Cobham...

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Indian Navy inducts OPV INS Sumitra

Indian Navy got the delivery of largest indigenously developed offshore patrol vessel INS Sumitra. The vessel is developed by Indian state-owned Goa Shipyard Limited. The vessel is the fourth in the series of 105-metre vessels built by the shipyard for the Navy. It is equipped with large number of state-of-the-art indigenous electronic, communication...

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OPVs for Coast Guard

Goa Shipyard Ltd is in the process of construction of six Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) for Indian Coast Guard. The first OPV will be ready for delivery as per schedule by October 2015 and all six vessels will be delivered to Indian Coast Guard by November 2017. Till now, GSL has delivered total of 15...
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India’s FDI in defence increased to 49%

Indian Government and Defence Ministry has increased the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) limit up to 49% from the previous 26%. The current FDI in Defence sector is also subject to the condition that the management of Applicant Company / partnership should be in Indian hands with majority representation on the Board as well...

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