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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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L&T acquire 74% stake in Thales Software India

Indian company Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has recently acquired 74 per cent stake in Thales Software India Pvt Ltd, to grow its avionics business. Thales Software is an Indian subsidiary of France-based Thales which is the global technology leader in aerospace, transportation and defence and security markets. In the new venture, L&T Technology...

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Indigenous ASW for Indian Navy

Indian shipyard Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE) built Anti Submarine Warfare Corvette (ASW) INS Kamorta has been commissioned into the Indian Navy. With about 90 per cent of the ship being indigenous, it would also be the first warship armed with an indigenous rocket launcher for anti submarine warfare. The ASW...

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US to buy 10 nuclear-powered attack subs

The US Navy has announced to build 10 new SSN 774 Virginia-class nuclear-powered fast attack submarines. The worth of the contract is about $17.64 billion. The order envisages prime contractor General Dynamics Electric Boat and chief subcontractor Newport News Shipbuilding, a unit of Huntington Ingalls Industries to deliver two submarines per year over...

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China offers ballistic missiles for the global market

China has decided to sell its ground-to-ground ballistic missiles to the highest bidders. With a range of some 300 kilometers, Dongfeng missiles are accurate to within a radius of 500 m of the target. These intermediate and intercontinental missiles are vehicle-mounted, allowing for mobility. As of now, China is supplying three brands of...

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Raytheon GroundEye tactical C-IED capability

The UK Company, Raytheon is preparing to disclose its handheld tactical improvised explosive devices (IED) confirm/diagnose system for dismounted soldiers and small- to medium-sized unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs). The system, known as GroundEye enables the user to view near real-time high-definition imagery of the exact position, orientation, size, and shape of all individual...

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Embraer starts assembling of KC-390 Prototype

The Embraer recently began with the final assembly of the first KC-390 multirole tanker transport marking a major milestone in the Brazilian company's ambitious plans to diversify into the military airlifter market. The fuselage, empennage and wing sections of the first aircraft are being completed prior to assembly. The final body join is...

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Turkey inducts T129 EDH-standard attack hepters

The Ankara, Turkey has inducted the first nine Turkish Aerospace Industries T129 attack helicopters. The deliveries of the rotorcraft began in April 2012. T129 attack helicopters have been derived from the AgustaWestland AW129 by TAI and Aselsan under Turkey's ATAK requirement. The EDH model is designed to cover an urgent operational need to...

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