Category Archives: Regular Features

Navy’s second Landing Craft-Utility ship launched

Indian shipbuilder GRSE has launched the Landing Craft-Utility (LCU) ship to be built for the Indian Navy slated to be commissioned by the year end. This is the second ship of the eight Landing Craft-Utility ships planned for Navy’s amphibious operations. GRSE had signed the contract for design and building of eight LCU...

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No PSU allowed participating in Rs 25,000 cr Navy tender

The Indian government has deferred the appeal of state-owned shipyard to participate in the project to construct four amphibious warfare vessels for the Indian Navy. The worth of the project is expected to be around Rs 25,000 crore. Last year the Indian Navy had issued tenders to three private shipyards- Pipavav, ABG and...

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Second Tejas prototype ready for flight test

The indigenously developed Light Combat Aircraft, Tejas will undergo flight test in September end. This is the second naval prototype of Tejas and anticipatively will get final operational clearance by March 2015. The prototype would demonstrate take-off and landing at a shore-based test facility which simulated an aircraft carrier. The Indian Air Force...

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Three FDI proposals gets approved

The India’s Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) has approved three defence related FDI’s. The companies which have got the nod from the government are: Bharti Shipyard, Solar Industries and Kineco Kaman Composites India. This is the first set of FDI approvals after the government has increased the FDI limit to 49%.

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Indo US Defence Dialogue

It transpires during Secy Hagel’s visit to India, offer on certain technologies for joint development were made to the MoD. Although the details of technologies on offer is not known, speculations range on Javelin co-development, Electro Magnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) for aircraft carriers,  M777 155 mm Howitzer, Vehicle Based Mines Scattering System, ...

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Turkey’s GENESIS advanced combat management system

Turkey’s procurement office, in connection with state-controlled military software company Havelsan, is likely to export an indigenous naval combat management system for G-class Frigates. The company developed the GENESIS advanced combat management system for the US-built Oliver Hazard Perry (G)-class frigates. Additionally other potential buyers include Taiwan and Spain.

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Japan, France MoU for Defence Equipments

The Japan and France has entered into the memorandum of understanding for ammunition, equipment and other support. France is interested in developing defense equipment based on robot technology as well as unmanned systems such as underwater vehicles. In April, Japan eased its rules on arms exports to boost defense development with other nations.

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US agreed sale of Hellfire missiles and logistic support to Iraq

The United States (US) has agreed to supply 5,000 AGM-114K/N/R Hellfire missiles for the Iraqi military. The worth of the deal is expected to be around $700 million, in which Lockheed Martin is the principal contractor on the agreement.  The second contract is for the $500 million agreement to cover five years of...

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