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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 sides...

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India successfully test fired Akash missile

India has successfully test fired indigenously developed surface-to-air Akash missile as part of a user trial from the Integrated Test Range (ITR). Akash, which aimed at a para-barrel target during the trial, is a medium range surface-to-air anti-aircraft defence system and has a range of 25 km and capability to carry warhead of...

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India seeking indigenously developed Air Defence Gun Systems

Indian Ministry of Defence is expected to soon be coming out with the tender for the procurement of 430 air defence gun systems to replace the four-decade-old 40mm L/70 air defence guns with the Indian Army. The tender will be issued within three months and is likely to be given to state-owned Bharat...

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IAF to get additional Pilatus PC-7 MK II BTAs

The Indian Defence Ministry has recently floated a Request for Information (RFI) for acquiring additional 106 Swiss Pilatus PC-7 MK II Basic Trainer Aircraft (BTA) under the 'Buy & Make (Indian)' category for the Indian Air Force (IAF). Under the “Buy & Make (Indian)” category, Swiss company Pilatus will have to form a...

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Arjun MK II

The Arjun MK II Main Battle Tank (MBT) is likely to get delayed, as it is yet to be tested with the Laser Homing Attack (LAHAT) missile. Developed by India's Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) for the Indian Army, Arjun is a third generation MBT. An order of 124 Arjun MK IIs...

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Ballistic Missile Defence System for India

India and Israel have entered into an agreement to assemble a ballistic missile defence system for India. The system would be designed to protect against nuclear warheads fired from neighboring countries. Currently, both the sides are under contract negotiations that could extend into late 2014. The initial agreement would partner IAI as well...

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India’s first upgraded airfield system

India's first upgraded state-of-the-art airfield system has set up at Bhatinda under the “Modernisation of Airfield Infrastructure” (MAFI) project. The MAFI project worth Rs 2500 crore is planned in two phases under which 30 airfields are planned for modernisation in Phase-I and the balance airfields will be modernised in Phase-II. The contract for...

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