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DPSUs indigenised 72 Items out of 214 before the original timelines

The Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs) have carried out indigenisation of 72 sub-systems and components out of total of 214 items mentioned in 1st and 2nd Positive Indigenisation List (PIL) well before their original indigenisation timelines of December 2023, December 2024, and December 2025. The remaining 142 items are being indigenised within the...

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TASL bags contract to supply 10,000 BPJs to IAF

TATA Advanced System Limited (TASL) has been awarded a contract for supplying of 10,000 number of medium and large sized Bulletproof Jackets (BPJs) to the Indian Air Force (IAF). The lightweight bullet-resistant body armour is expected to replace bulky and heavy jackets that are slowly being phased out from the entire Armed Forces....

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IAF issues AoN for procurement of 106 Nos. of Inertial Navigation System

IAF has issued an Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) for procurement of 106 Nos. of Inertial Navigation System under 'Buy Indian' category. The RFI stipulates that the system should be mounted on a light vehicle and contain GPS, Inertial Measuring Unit, Control and Display Unit, Optical Device for transferring orientation, Laser Range Finder, and...

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Update on ATAGS guns

The indigenously developed Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) gun has reached the advanced stage as user trials have been conducted successfully. As of now only few procedural trails are left and after which it will be inducted by the Indian Army. ATAGS is a towed 155 mm/52 calibre howitzer that is being...

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HAL, Honeywell sign MoU for joint manufacturing of high-power turbogenerators

Honeywell has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to jointly manufacture high-power, high-voltage turbogenerators. Honeywell will provide its 1-megawatt electric machine, to be utilised as a generator, that will enable a turbogenerator which can power hybrid-electric aircraft, including traditional airframes, unmanned aircraft, and urban air mobility vehicles. This MoU...

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Indian Army receives first indigenous Light Combat Helicopter

The Indian Army (IA) has inducted the first indigenously designed and developed Light Combat Helicopters (LCH) from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). The Army plans to acquire 95 LCH of which seven units, each having 10 helicopters, are to be deployed for combat role in mountains. Previously, on March 30, 2022, the Cabinet Committee...

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Lt Gen Anil Chauhan appointed as new Chief of Defence Staff

The Government of India has appointed Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan as the new Chief of Defence (CDS). Besides, he will also be functioning as the Secretary to the Government of India, Department of Military Affairs. In a career spanning over nearly 40 years, Lt Gen Anil Chauhan (Retd) had held several command, staff...

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