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MoUs, ToT agreements worth Rs 1.53 Lakh Cr signed at DefExpo 2022

As many as 451 Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs), Transfer of Technology (Tot) agreements, and product launches took place during the recently concluded 12th DefExpo. Of the 451, there were 345 MoUs, 42 Major Announcements, 46 Product Launches and 18 ToTs. All these envisages investment worth Rs 1.5 lakh crore. Some of the major...

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India successfully test-fires the next-generation Agni-Prime ballistic missile

India has successfully test-fired the Agni Prime new generation ballistic missile from a mobile launcher off the coast of Odisha. During the test flight, the missile travelled the maximum range and all test objectives were successfully met. With this third consecutive successful flight test of the Agni Prime missile, the accuracy and reliability...

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IAI opens new subsidiary in India

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has opened a new subsidiary, Aerospace Services India (ASI) located in New Delhi, India. ASI is the sole authorised OEM technical representative for the entire Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) system, which is in service with the Indian Army, Air Force and Navy. The MRSAM is an...

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Adani Defence & Aerospace to acquire Air Works for Rs 400 Cr

Adani Defence and Aerospace has inked a definitive agreement to acquire Air Works, the aircraft Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) organisation, for an enterprise value of Rs 400 Crores. Air works is the oldest MRO in India with a presence across 27 cities, 6 maintenance bays, and 900+ maintenance experts. This development also follows that...
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IAF-HAL signs Rs 6,800 Cr contract for 70 HTT-40 trainer aircraft

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has inked a Rs 6,800 Crores deal with DPSU Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the purchase of 70 Hindustan Turbo Trainer (HTT)-40 trainer aircraft. The indigenously developed HTT-40 is a basic training aircraft developed and funded internally by HAL, and will eventually be replacing the ageing fleet of HAL HPT-32...
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Airbus receives regulatory approval for C295 India aircraft programme

Airbus Defence and Space has received approval from India’s Directorate General of Aeronautical Quality Assurance (DGAQA) for its Quality Management System (QMS) for the C295 aircraft program for the Indian Air Force (IAF). Earlier in September 2021, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) had placed an order for procurement of 56 Airbus C295 transport...

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Indian Army issues tenders for procurement of 363 Drones

The Indian Army has issued initial tenders for the procurement of 363 drones to boost its logistics chain and enhance operational preparedness along the sensitive border regions. While 163 drones would be for high-altitude regions, 200 are being procured for use in medium-altitude areas. The drones are being procured under emergency procurement through...

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Indian Army to have vehicle mounted counter swarming drone system

Indian Army is reported to be developing a counter swarming drone system which will be primarily used for protecting mechanised army formations from swarming drone attacks. The system is tentatively names as ‘Bhargavastra’ which will use a hard kill system (Micro Missiles) to neutralize the threat. The micro-Missile with IIR/CCD seeker will have...

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India successfully test-fires ballistic missile from INS Arihant

India carried out a successful launch of a Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) from INS Arihant submarine, validating India’s second-strike nuclear capability. The missile was tested to a predetermined range with high accuracy, validating all operational and technological parameters. INS Arihant, is India’s first indigenous nuclear-powered submarine, and was inducted into the Indian...

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