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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Northrop Grumman’s unmanned helicopter makes first flight

The Northrop Grumman's unmanned helicopter MQ-8C Fire Scout has completed 22 autonomous takeoffs and landings aboard the guided-missile destroyer off the coast of Norfolk, Virginia. This is the first sea-based flight of the MQ-8C and the first time an unmanned helicopter has operated from a destroyer. The unmanned aircraft is based on the...

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US awards $1.2 billion AMPV contract to BAE Systems

The US Army has awarded a contract worth $1.2 billion to BAE Systems for building of the Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle (AMPV). The AMPV will support the M1 Abrams and the M2/M3 Bradley Main Battle Tanks, to resupply the formation, conduct battle command functions, deliver organic indirect fires, provide logistics support and medical treatment,...

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Italian Air Force order additional three Jet Trainers

The Italian Air Force has signed the contract to acquire three more M-346 jet trainers including ground-based training and logistics from Italian aerospace company Alenia Aermacchi, to add to the six it already purchased in 2009. The worth of the deal is expected to be around €120 million. Italy has a long-term ambition...

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US orders 10 C-130 military airlifters

United States (US) has awarded Lockheed Martin Corporation a contract worth $662,032,335 for the purchase of 10 C-130 military airlifters. The contract includes two MC-130J, two HC-130J, three KC-130J, one C-130J, two U.S. Coast Guard HC-130J production aircraft and 20 quick engine change assemblies under the basic contract.

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Editorial (Jan-Feb 2015)

The equipment state with defence services and increasing dependence on imports have been amply summed up by Defence Minister's recent remarks "We are in a mess that I can't spell out". Such desperate utterances are expression of a self respecting and proud Indian and the nation need to deliberate, why is our combat...

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Impact of Blacklisting on SME

The Defence production is expecting liberal and rationale ecosystem for creating industrial capability in domestic production.  One of the issues amongst others, being debated these days is the impact of suspension and debarment/blacklisting of vendors in the past on whiff of payment of bribes or agency commissions. The past decade has been replete...

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