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Overhaul facility for Su-30MKI in India

Indian DPSU HAL and Russia are in talks to set up an overhaul facility for Su-30MKI aircrafts in India. The facility will supply the necessary equipment to an increasing number of combat units. According to the plans, a certain number of aircraft have to be overhauled during this year. Also, company has the...

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Russia delivers modernization kits for MiG-29 fighters

India has received the modernization kits from Russia's Aircraft Corporation MiG for MiG-29 fighters into the MiG-29UGP version. The contract worth $964 Million was signed in 2009. Under the contract Russian corporation agreed to modernize six fighters at its production sites and provide kits for the modernisation of other Indian MiG-29 aircrafts by...

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India’s Rafael deal

Israeli firm Rafael has offered its Python 5 and Derby air-to-air missiles for integration with some of the Dassault Rafale fighter aircrafts which are expected to enter service with the Indian Air Force. Earlier on January 2012, India selected Dassault's Rafale for its 126-unit Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) deal. As of...

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India becomes the ninth biggest military spender in world

As per the recently released SIPRI data, India has become the ninth biggest military spender in the world. The highest spender in the list is USA with spending of $640 billion, followed by China: $188 billion, Russia: $87.8 billion, Saudi Arabia: $67 billion, France: $61.2 billion, UK: $57.9 billion, Germany: $48.8 billion, Japan:...

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India Russia to work on miniature BrahMos missiles

Indian and Russia has begun working on the compact version of the BrahMos supersonic missiles, which is to be used by the Indian fifth-generation fighters. The first launch of a miniature rocket will take about three years. Also the length of the rocket will reach 6 metres, and its diameter 0.5 metres. It...

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IAF to issue global tender for its depot overhaul

The Indian Air Force is planning to invite private players for modernization of all 13 base repair depots (BRDs) under the maintenance command. Soon it is planning to come out with the global tender, worth over Rs 360 crore - to be handed over to a single player on turnkey basis. The project...

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IAF’s AWACS requirement

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has an urgent requirement for 10 additional aircrafts equipped with AWACS that will be part of network-centric operations and are expected to be able to provide adequate coverage of specified areas. Earlier DRDO has floated a global tender to buy aircraft for mounting the homegrown radar, but as...

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India to test Anti-Ballistic Missile Defence System

India is all set to test Nirbhay - an anti-ballistic missile defence system, as well as Astra - its first indigenously developed subsonic long-range cruise missile. Developed by DRDO, the organisation will emulate an enemy attack through firing a missile from a naval ship. The interceptor will then destroy the weapon mid-air through...

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Chinese military delegation visit India

The People's Liberation Army delegation along with Chinese Defence Minister recently visited New Delhi. The two sides discussed practical measures to implement the recently signed border cooperation agreement to prevent stand-offs.

Also, PLA confirmed its participation in the fourth bilateral joint training exercise to be held in India in November. The two...

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