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Monthly Archives: November 2014

ZEN TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED: PIONEERS IN SIMULATION TECHNOLOGY

In order to keep the Armed Forces fully prepared for war, men and machine of the three Services need to be kept in highest state of battle readiness all the time. While the machines can be kept battle ready by regular and proper upkeep, care, repair and maintenance, men need to train hard...

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REVISITING THE ‘MAKE’ PROCEDURE

Manufacturing defence equipment in India with transfer of technology from foreign companies is not the same as coming up with state-of-the-art equipment largely through indigenous efforts. The author analyses the issues...

Make in India is the latest buzzword to have caught the fancy of the nation raring to go under the new...

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MAKE IN INDIA: Reviving the Manufacturing Sector

Recently coined definition of FDI as “First Develop India” aims to make the country self-reliant in all manufacturing sectors, focusing on indigenization, creating more jobs, increasing purchasing power, hence helping economy to grow. The author talks of the shrunken manufacturing sector and steps taken by the Government to revive this sector…

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AT LAST SOME SANITY ON BLACKLISTING

Blacklisting of OEMs by the last Government had virtually stalled the Armed Force's modernization plan and had resulted in a roadblock in procuring the best technology available. The author talks about the decision taken by the new Government not to blacklist OEMs till proved and further…

During the last Government's regime blacklisting/debarring...

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Russia Begins Construction of two Kilo class submarines

With an eye to boost its naval capabilities, Russia laid down keel of two more kilo-class diesel-electric submarines -Veliky Novgorod and Kolpino, at the Admiralty Shipyards in St. Petersburg. These two submarines are the last of six submarines of project 636 being built for Russian Navy. Novorossiysk, the lead submarine of the series,...

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Japan awards Phalanx CIWS upgrade contract to Raytheon

Japan recently has awarded a multi-year bulk buy contract worth over $200 million to Raytheon company for providing Phalanx Close-in Weapon Systems (CIWS) upgrade kits, support equipment and hardware spares to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). Phalanx is a rapid-fire, computer-controlled radar and 20 mm gun system that automatically acquires, tracks and...

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Thales bags contract to supply military satellite communication system to Qatar

Thales recently has been awarded a contract by the Qatar Armed Forces to provide a secure, high-data-rate satellite communication system. The ground segment supplied by Thales will provide Qatari ground and naval forces with a long-range communications capability to enhance national security and protect vital interests. http://www.shephardmedia.com/news/digital-battlespace/thales-bags-qatar-military-satcom-contract/

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Russian bomber aviation gets new Su-34 Fighter-Bombers

In accordance with the plan of re-equipping the troops of the Russia’s Southern Military District (SMD), a separate bomber aviation, have inducted another batch of new twin-seat fighter-bomber Su-34 aircrafts in the amount of six units. In the near future the SMD is expecting to receive more than 40 new aircraft, including the...

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Israel to buy additional F-35 fighter aircrafts

Israel is going ahead with the purchase of additional Lockheed Martin manufactured F-35 joint strike fighters, bringing its planned procurement of the stealth multirole fifth-generation fighter jets up to 44. Israel had become the first country when it purchased 19 F-35 aircrafts under the US’s Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program in 2010. The...

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