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Monthly Archives: May 2015

India offers Russia to jointly build frigates

Indian Government has shown interest to jointly produce frigates with Russia’s Baltic Shipyard “Yantar’, in India. Earlier the company has supplied six frigates to India between 2003 and 2013, under Project 11356 or Talwar class frigates, all of which were built by the ‘Baltic Plant’ in St. Petersburg and the Kaliningrad factory ‘Yantar’....

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HSL may collaborate with Hyundai to build warships

India’s PSU Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) is likely to collaborate with global shipping company Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), for warship construction. Cooperation between the two shipyards is expected to bring down the time-frame for construction of warships from five years to two years. The Indian shipbuilder has already signed a Memorandum of Understanding...

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Russia scouting partner for Kamov helicopters deal

After the approval by the DAC for the Kamov Ka-226T Twin Engine helicopters under 'Make in India' initiative, Russian Helicopters is in talks with a handful of possible Indian partners for the Rs. 3,000 crore project. The lead contender happens to be the Gurgaon-based Sun Group. Several other companies, including Tata, L&T and...

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DAC meet 13May 2015, clears defence project

The DAC on 13 May cleared the following proposals;-
  • Acquisition of 145 M777 ULH from the US under FMS. Worth Rs 2,900 crore
  • Avro replacement proposal TATA-Airbus for Rs 11,930 crore
  • Kamov Ka-226T Twin Engine helicopters under 'Make in India' initiative. some could be bought off the shelf, worth Rs 3,000 crore
  • Convert two Boeing 777-300 ER of Air...
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India’s Rafale Deal

France has offered India the sale of 36 Rafale fighter jets in fly-away condition at the discounted price. It has offered the same price which it pays to French defence major Dassault Aviation to equip its own Air Force. The price per aircraft not only includes its own cost but also that for...

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Indian Army facing ammunition shortage

Indian Army is facing the Ammunition shortage, as reported by the India’s Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in his report. Army’s present inventory will barely last 20 days of intense fighting, whereas they needs to build up its war wastage reserves for 40 days of intense fighting. Also, in 50% of the total...

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BAE offers to make M777 gun in India

The American firm BAE has offered India to shift its manufacturing and testing facility from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, to India to manufacture its M777 Howitzer under “Make in India” initiative. It has offered to set up an assembly, integration and testing facility with the help of an Indian partner; and is looking at a...

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Army likely to get indigenous MLRS

The Indian Army is all set to place an order to raise six new regiments of the indigenous Pinaka Multi-Launcher Rocket System (MLRS) — with a total of 108 launchers, however, the proposal is yet to be approved by the defence ministry. The worth of the deal is expected to be around Rs...

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