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Army refuses US offer of Raven mini-UAV

The Indian Army has refused the Raven RQ-11 mini-Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) being offered by the United States. The reason cited is that it does not meet the technical parameters or General Staff Qualitative Requirements (GSQRs) laid down by the Army for the hand-launched spy drones that are to equip all its 382...

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Tata, Boeing signed MoU

India’s Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) and Boeing have signed a memorandum (MoU) of understanding for aerospace and defence manufacturing as well as to tap into integrated systems development opportunities, including unmanned aerial vehicles. The MoU will not only work in the domestic market but will also be for international markets as well.

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Russia partners Reliance Group to build warships

Russia has chosen India’s Anil Ambani-led Pipavav Defence to partner for India’s contract to build Grigorivich frigates for Indian Navy under “Make in India” initiative. The Grigorivichs are improved variants of the six Talwar-class frigates, which the navy obtained between 2003 and 2013. The contract is worth around USD 3- 3.5 billion.

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Indian Navy issues letter of request issued for IAC-2

The India Navy has issued a letter of request to four major global shipbuilders - Lockheed Martin; UK company, BAE Systems, French shipbuilder, DCNS; and Russia’s Rosoboronexport - asking for proposals to help in designing a 65,000 tonne carrier ‘IAC-2’. Currently, Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL) is building IAC-1, a 40,000-tonne carrier named INS...

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India issues EoI to build ambitious aircraft carrier

The Government has issued an Expression of Interest (EoI) to build an ambitious aircraft carrier that may be nuclear-powered under ‘Make in India’ category. It has invited nine shipyards which include four private sector shipyards - L&T, Pipavav, ABG and Bharti and five public sector shipyards - Mazagon Docks Limited, Garden Reach Shipbuilder...

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Six conventional submarines tender, RFP likely to be out soon

The Indian Navy will soon invite tenders to build six conventional submarines, worth about Rs 60,000 crore. Currently the project is under consideration of the Defence Ministry. The submarines will be Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) capable that will enable them to stay under water longer than a conventional submarine, besides having enhanced stealth...

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DAC meet – 14 July 2015

The DAC on 14 July cleared deals worth about Rs. 30,000 crore (Approx $ 5 Bn) for new platforms and upgrades mostly for the Army and the Navy.

• Additional P-8I maritime patrol and surveillance aircraft for the Navy, in addition to earlier contracted eight aircraft from Boeing by exercising...

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Tata Motors to supply high-mobility trucks to Indian Army

 Tata Motors Ltd has bagged an order to supply high-mobility 6X6 multi-axle trucks to the Indian Army. The contract, valued over Rs.900 Crores for around 1,200 trucks. The order for 6X6 vehicles is for ‘material handling cranes’ for the loading-unloading and transportation of ammunition pallets, spares and other operational equipment.

Source: http://www.livemint.com/Companies/hdjazedbRL4eZaZX4Fu8RO/Tata-Motors-secures-Rs900-crore-order-from-Indian-Army.html...
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Private Sector may get ‘Tejas’ fighter project

Indian Government is considering for giving the project to build new, improved version of ‘Tejas’ fighter to the private sector. Frustrated by the delays and design flaws of the project, the Govt. may give the project to private sector for time bound and efficient execution.

Source: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/project-to-build-new-improved-version-of-tejas-fighter-may-be-given-to-private-sector/articleshow/48010908.cms...
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