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Monthly Archives: July 2014

OPVs for Coast Guard

Goa Shipyard Ltd is in the process of construction of six Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) for Indian Coast Guard. The first OPV will be ready for delivery as per schedule by October 2015 and all six vessels will be delivered to Indian Coast Guard by November 2017. Till now, GSL has delivered total...

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Indian Navy inducts OPV INS Sumitra

Indian Navy got the delivery of largest indigenously developed offshore patrol vessel INS Sumitra. The vessel is developed by Indian state-owned Goa Shipyard Limited. The vessel is the fourth in the series of 105-metre vessels built by the shipyard for the Navy. It is equipped with large number of state-of-the-art indigenous electronic, communication...

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Tata to produce aircraft equipment for Cobham

Tata Advanced Systems (TASL) has entered in to a contract-manufacturing tie-up with UK-based Cobham to make the latter’s air-to-air refuelling equipment for aircrafts in India. TASL provides integrated solutions for aerospace defence and homeland security markets in India and makes equipment for radar systems and night-vision devices and unmanned aerial systems; whereas Cobham...

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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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Midget/Mini Submarines and AUVs – Force Multipliers for Littoral Defence of India

The author highlights the importance of the midget/mini submarines as well as unmanned underwater vehicles in the defence of India's coast against expeditionary forces. These need to be imperatively included along with coastal missile batteries/ultra long-range guns, patrol crafts, UAVs and USVs etc.

Confined sea spaces, lesser depths, heavy traffic, threats due...

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Textron India Private Limited

Defence ProAc interacted with Mr Inderjit Sial, President and Managing Director, Textron India Private Limited on 30 Jun 2014—Excerpts

Mr Inderjit Sial is the President and Managing Director of Textron India Private Limited, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., headquartered at Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A. He is responsible for...

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Development of ICVs: DRDO and Industry Initiative

DRDO and Tata Motors have jointly developed multi wheeled armoured amphibian vehicle with state of art tactical & technical features which showcases the capabilities of Indian industries.

Infantry Combat Vehicles (ICVs) are used as means of armoured transportation to move the infantry men into the battlefield to follow up the mechanised forces...

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Discharging Offset through Services to BuildIndigenous Capability

Key objectives of the Defence Offset Policy is to leverage capital acquisitions to augment design and Development of defence products and build indigenous capability.

Defence Offsets were introduced as part of the DPP 2005 to leverage India's buying clout to augment technological base of the country.

The Offset Policy aims to leverage the...
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