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Monthly Archives: May 2014

“Buy and Make Indian” Lift and Thrust to Indian Aeronautics

The stipulations on determining indigenous contents in high technology projects categorized as “Buy Indian” and “Buy and Make Indian”, require a revisit in the best interest of the Indian industry in the aerospace and defence sector. The author's analysis and recommendations as to what needs to be done.

Welcoming the Defence Procurement...

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Editorial

India is the 9th largest defence spender and one of the world's largest importer of defence equipment, importing practically all types of weapons and systems, fighter aircraft, armoured vehicles, radars, missiles, naval vessels, almost up to 70% of its defence requirement. The oft repeated policy to seek substantive self-reliance in the design, development...

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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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ADA issues EoI for Multi-Function Displays for LCA Tejas MK-2

Aeronautical Development Agency ( ADA ) a DRDO Lab has floated a Expression of Interest (EoI) inciting vendors who can design, test and supply Multi-Function Displays of size 6x8 ( 2Nos ) and 5x5 ( 1nos ) that are to be positioned in Left and Right and single 5x5 Multi-Function Display in center...

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MBDA-ISAE scholarship-v Establishing Relationship

Seven Indian students will be embarking on a two-year master's programme at the French university Institut Superieur de l'Aeronautique et de l'Espace (ISAE) for MSc in Aerospace, Mechanics and Avionics Under MBDA scholarship programme. The seven students - five men and two women, graduates from various Indian institutions of higher education were selected by...

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France orders MBDA’s MMP missile

The French army procurement agency (DGA) has notified to MBDA France, a contract for development and manufacturing of the medium range Missile Moyenne Portee (MMP) destined to replace the currently used MILAN missiles. Under the DGA contract, MBDA will provide the army with 400 launchers and 2,850 missiles. The first 175 launchers and...

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