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Second Negative Import List of Defence Items

The Defence Ministry is now working on the second negative import list of defence items whose import would be prohibited. Beside it is preparing country-wise profiles of products, weapons and platforms which are probably needed by friendly countries to promote exports. Furthermore, in order to attract more foreign investments in the defence sector,...

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Update on UP Defence Corridor

Germany based Rheinmetall is looking to invest in the Uttar Pradesh Defence Corridor, for which Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with 23 private companies entailing investment of Rs 50,000 Crores have been, signed so far. The OEM is also in negotiation with BHEL.

Previously, Indian Navy had also signed an MoU...

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Atmanirbhar Bharat: Big Push

The Government of India has launched Ministry of Defense’s (MoD) portal SRIJAN srijandefence.gov.in/ Atmanirbhar Week Celebration of the MoD from 7-14 Aug 20, which is a ‘one stop shop online portal to provides access to the vendors to take up items that can be taken up for indigenization’. The indigenization portal, will give...

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Indian Navy to Procure Shipborne Unmanned Aerial Systems

Indian Navy has moved a proposal on fast track mode to urgently acquire 10 shipborne Unmanned Aerial Systems for over Rs 1240 Crores which can keep a close eye on activities of the adversaries. The drones would be deployed on big size warships of the force for surveillance and reconnaissance activities. This requirement...

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Navy not keen in HAL built Naval Utility Helicopters

The Indian Navy is not interested in inclusion of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in the $3 billion (Rs 22,500 crore approximately) Naval Utility Helicopters (NUH) SP project as the product offered by the DPSU does not meet the Force’s requirements. HAL had submitted two bids — one by itself and another through a...

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First consignment of UBGL Ammunition sent to BSF

The Ammunition Factory Khadki has dispatched the first consignment of indigenized 40 mm Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL) Practice Ammunition to the Border Security Force. This ammunition is fired from a launcher fitted under the barrel of 5.56 mm Rifle (INSAS). It has several advantages over the traditional hand grenade - it is...

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Update on Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS)

Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS), is a 155mm x 52 Calibre developed by Bharat Forge and Tata Power SED with DRDO is in final trials before sale to Indian Army. It is basically a self-propelled Gun weighing 15 tonnes with ground speed of 20 km per hour, has a firing range of...

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OFB launches Stabilized Remote Controlled Gun

The Ordnance Factory of Tiruchirappalli (OFT) has launched an indigenously manufactured weapon named Stabilized Remote Controlled Gun (SRCG) fitted with 12.7mm M2 NATO standard machine gun. Primarily designed for marine applications, the weapon is equipped with sensors and has an automatic target tracking capacity. It will be mounted on warships and patrol boats...

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Economic Explosives Ltd produced Pinaka Rockets successfully test-fired

Pinaka Rockets manufactured by Economic Explosives Ltd (EEL) after a technology transfer agreement with the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) was successfully test-fired at a firing range in Pokharan recently as part of the final developmental trials. The rockets are fully manufactured by the EEL and the first munition of its kind...

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Indigenously developed Mounted Gun System undergoing evaluation

The indigenously developed Mounted Gun System (MGS) mounted on a high-mobility Tatra truck are undergoing evaluation. Designed by GCF Jabalpur, the MGS builds on the OFB's successful Dhanush 155x45 mm howitzer. The Army has indicated a total requirement of 414 howitzers.

MGS are useful to support mobile infantry in the...

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