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DRDO gets Dornier flying test bed

India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) have received the delivery of Dornier flying test bed (FTB) aircraft 'Nabhratna' from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). The aircraft will be used by DRDO's Bangalore based Electronics and Radar Development Establishment (LRDE) as flying test bed (FTB) for evaluation of performance of various radars being developed...

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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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Successful night test of Agni missile

India has successfully conducted the maiden night test of its indigenously developed nuclear-capable Agni-I ballistic missile with strike range of 700 km. Agni-I has been developed by Advanced Systems Laboratory, the premier missile development laboratory of the DRDO in collaboration with Defence Research Development Laboratory and Research Centre Imarat and integrated by Bharat...

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Border Surveillance Systems for Indian Army

India intends to procure six all-weather border surveillance management systems to keep a tight vigil against terrorist's infiltration into Jammu and Kashmir. Recently, it has issued the tender for the purchase of these systems for keeping a day-and-night vigil in high-altitude area. The surveillance system would be networked so that a single centre...

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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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