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DRDO to Overhaul its Laboratories

The Defence Research and Defence  Organisation (DRDO) is going for a  overhaul of its 52 laboratories and has set up an expert panel to present a roadmap within 45 days with the specific directive to redefine the charter of duties of labs on the current and futuristic battlefield scenario; minimise the overlay of...

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Restructuring of DGQA

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is considering undertaking overhauling of Directorate General of Quality Assurance (DGQA), an agency under the Department of Defence Production (DDP). However, no final decision has been made on anything yet. The DGQA is primarily responsible for checking the quality of arms, ammunition and all other defence equipment used...

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Aero India-2021

The Defence Ministry has decided to hold the next edition of ‘Aero India’ aerospace exhibition at Bengaluru from February 3-5 next year. A number of companies from global aerospace majors and domestic defence industry will be participating in this event.

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Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems to set up R&D for optoelectronics

Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems (KRAS), a joint venture between the Kalyani Group and Israel's Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, is opening up a R&D centre for optoelectronics in Hyderabad this year. The company had been operating mainly from the outskirts of Hyderabad city, where it has set up a missile subsystem manufacturing plant in...

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India, Russia signs deal for manufacturing of AK-47 203 Rifles

India and Russia have finalized a deal for manufacturing AK-47 203 the 7.62×39 mm rifles. The Indian Army has a requirement for around 770,000 AK-47 203 rifles, out of which 100,000 will be imported from Russia and the rest will be manufactured in India by the joint venture Indo-Russia Rifles Private Limited (IRRPL)....

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L&T, Tata to Manufacture Pinaka Multi Barrel Rocket Launchers

The Defence Ministry has signed an estimated Rs 2580 Crores deal to manufacture indigenous Pinaka multi barrel rocket launchers for the Indian Army. The contract has been awarded to private sector companies Larsen & Tourbo (L&T) and Tata Aerospace and Defence, giving a major boost to the private industry. Also, a significant portion...

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Tata Motors to supply TATA LPTA to Thai Army

The Royal Thai Army is in the process of completing its purchase of over 600 TATA LPTA military trucks from Tata Motors.

Over the years, Tata Motors have emerged as a prime defence supplier of specialized Defence vehicles to the Indian Armed Forces and various Paramilitary Forces over the years....

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OF Medak to Supply 156 BMP-II

An indent for upgraded 156 Infantry Combat Vehicles (ICVs) BMP 2/2K worth Rs. 1094 Crores has been placed on Ordnance Factory Medak (OFM) and the factory will start supplying these ICVs to the Army from next financial year with deliveries planned to be completed by 2023. The upgraded version comes with integrated fire...

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India to buy 2 more “Phalcon” AWACS Aircraft

India is likely to sign the long pending deal to acquire two more “Phalcon” Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft worth around $1 Billion from Israel to be mounted on Russian Ilyushin-76 heavy-lift aircraft. These will be delivered in three to four years once the deal is signed. As of now, the...

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DAC Meet on 11 Aug 20

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has accorded approval for capital acquisitions of various platforms and equipment required by the Indian Armed Forces for an approximate cost of Rs 8,722.38 Crores including procurement of :-

  • 106 Basic Trainer Aircraft from HAL. 70 Basic Trainer Aircraft will be initially procured from HAL...
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