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Army places initial order for 20 Indigenous 155mm gun

Indian Army has placed a part of the order with the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) to make 20 pieces of indigenous 155mm caliber guns made on the lines of the Bofors howitzers. The summer trials for these indigenous 155mm guns are planned this month. The OFB has begun to procure material to meet the order...
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Tender for ASW shallow-water craft

The MoD has recently issued a tender for the construction of 16 shallow-water Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) vessels to the domestic shipyards. The $2.25 bn tender is under the 'Buy and Make Indian' category, and was issued to private sector firms including Larsen & Toubro, ABG Shipyard, Pipavav Defense and Offshore Engineering, and Goa...

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India reconsidering howitzers deal with US

India is reconsidering the long-pending deal with the US government for 145 ultra-light howitzers due to overpricing of the howitzers. Earlier in January 2010, US offer to sell the 145 M-777 guns to India for $647 million; however in August 2013 it raised the cost to $885 million (Rs 5,310 crore) which roughly comes to...
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US offer anti-ship missiles to India

The US recently has offered its anti-ship missiles to India. The total of 22 missiles has been offered at a cost of $200 million. The proposal includes the sale of 12 UGM-84L Harpoon Block II Encapsulated Missiles, 10 UTM-84L Harpoon Encapsulated Training missiles, 2 Encapsulated Harpoon certification training vehicles, containers, spare and repair...

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“Security Manual” for Defence Industrial License holders

India's Department of Defence Production (DDP), Ministry of Defence has released the Security Manual, applicable for all companies having valid Defence Industrial License. Some key features of this manual are:
  • Categorization of defence products for security reasons into three classes; A - Highest level of security; B - Medium level of security;  C - Minimal level...
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OPVs for Coast Guard

Goa Shipyard Ltd is in the process of construction of six Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) for Indian Coast Guard. The first OPV will be ready for delivery as per schedule by October 2015 and all six vessels will be delivered to Indian Coast Guard by November 2017. Till now, GSL has delivered total...

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Indian Navy inducts OPV INS Sumitra

Indian Navy got the delivery of largest indigenously developed offshore patrol vessel INS Sumitra. The vessel is developed by Indian state-owned Goa Shipyard Limited. The vessel is the fourth in the series of 105-metre vessels built by the shipyard for the Navy. It is equipped with large number of state-of-the-art indigenous electronic, communication...

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Tata to produce aircraft equipment for Cobham

Tata Advanced Systems (TASL) has entered in to a contract-manufacturing tie-up with UK-based Cobham to make the latter’s air-to-air refuelling equipment for aircrafts in India. TASL provides integrated solutions for aerospace defence and homeland security markets in India and makes equipment for radar systems and night-vision devices and unmanned aerial systems; whereas Cobham...

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Indian Aero market

Thales has expressed desire to enter Indian defence market, in collaboration with India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL).  On the other hand, Airbus Helicopter is also keen on associating with HAL’s multi-role helicopters, including the naval version and has offered to play a greater role in building the Indian chopper market, which holds huge...

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ICG gets three interceptor boats

Indian Coast Guard (ICG) received three high speed indigenously designed and built Interceptor Boats from L&T Shipbuilding. According to the tender L&T shipbuilding has to build 36 Interceptor Boats for the Coast Guard, out of which eleven has already been delivered. The boats are installed with state of the art navigation, communication equipment...

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