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BAE Partnering with India

BAE Systems has taken a lead to supply 20 M777 Guns out of order of 145 numbers with the balance 120 Guns to be assembled, integrated and tested in partnership with Mahindra Defence in India. BAE has over 60 companies involved with over 50% being the SMEs. BAE has a strong focus on...

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Self-Propelled Air Defence Gun Missile System (SPAD-GMS) Deal

The deal worth $3 Billion approx. for the procurement of five regiments Self-Propelled Air Defence Gun Missile System (SPAD-GMS) – comprising of 104 systems, of gun missiles systems, including 4,928 missiles and 172,260 rounds of ammunition – for the Indian Army is facing issues related to the non-compliance to the specifications. In response...

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Capital Acquisitions on Hold

The Department of Military Affairs has asked the Service HQ to put their capital acquisitions on hold in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic. There are number of projects at different stages of acquisition for modernizing their arsenal. The Indian Air Force, for instance, is in the process of making payments for...

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Recent orders by MoD

The recent procurement by Ministry of Defence (MoD) and those in pipeline are as under:-

  • MoD inked a $2.1 billion tender with TAIS, a consortium of five Turkish shipbuilders, to design and build five 45,000-tonne Fleet Support Vessels (FSV) for the Indian Navy in collaboration with Hindustan Shipbuilders Limited (HSL)....
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Refurbishment of Sindhughosh-class submarines

Russia’s JSC United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) has proposed refurbishment of three of the Indian Navy’s existing Kilo-class Sindhughosh-class submarines. The refurbishment will prolong their operational period by 10 years and would cost around $1.8 Billion. India originally procured ten Project 877EKM Sindhughosh-class submarines from Russia.

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HSL to build Fleet Support Vessels for IN

India is going ahead with a $2.3 Billion (about Rs 15,000 Crores) deal to manufacture Fleet Support Vessels (FSVs) in collaboration with a Turkish shipyard TAIS, who had emerged as the lowest bidder for a contract to manufacture five of the 45,000-tonne FSVs at Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL).

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Refit of INS Shishumar

Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) and Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems of Germany will jointly perform refit of the INS Shishumar at MDL’s dockyard in Mumbai, and is expected to be completed by 2021. The refit includes the delivery of new equipment, the maintenance of systems and components, as well as on-site technical support and logistical...

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IAF considering leasing of Aerial Refuelling Tankers

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is considering leasing of Aerial Refuelling Tanker Aircraft. Presently, the IAF operates a fleet of six Russian-origin Ilyushin-78 tankers which are facing obsolescence and having maintenance problems; consequently the IAF urgently needs at least six more of these aircrafts. American (Boeing KC-46A), Russian (ll-78), European (A330 MRTT) and...

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