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Monthly Archives: July 2015

India issues EoI to build ambitious aircraft carrier

The Government has issued an Expression of Interest (EoI) to build an ambitious aircraft carrier that may be nuclear-powered under ‘Make in India’ category. It has invited nine shipyards which include four private sector shipyards - L&T, Pipavav, ABG and Bharti and five public sector shipyards - Mazagon Docks Limited, Garden Reach Shipbuilder...

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Six conventional submarines tender, RFP likely to be out soon

The Indian Navy will soon invite tenders to build six conventional submarines, worth about Rs 60,000 crore. Currently the project is under consideration of the Defence Ministry. The submarines will be Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) capable that will enable them to stay under water longer than a conventional submarine, besides having enhanced stealth...

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DAC meet – 14 July 2015

The DAC on 14 July cleared deals worth about Rs. 30,000 crore (Approx $ 5 Bn) for new platforms and upgrades mostly for the Army and the Navy.

• Additional P-8I maritime patrol and surveillance aircraft for the Navy, in addition to earlier contracted eight aircraft from Boeing by exercising...

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Tata Motors to supply high-mobility trucks to Indian Army

 Tata Motors Ltd has bagged an order to supply high-mobility 6X6 multi-axle trucks to the Indian Army. The contract, valued over Rs.900 Crores for around 1,200 trucks. The order for 6X6 vehicles is for ‘material handling cranes’ for the loading-unloading and transportation of ammunition pallets, spares and other operational equipment.

Source: http://www.livemint.com/Companies/hdjazedbRL4eZaZX4Fu8RO/Tata-Motors-secures-Rs900-crore-order-from-Indian-Army.html...
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Private Sector may get ‘Tejas’ fighter project

Indian Government is considering for giving the project to build new, improved version of ‘Tejas’ fighter to the private sector. Frustrated by the delays and design flaws of the project, the Govt. may give the project to private sector for time bound and efficient execution.

Source: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/project-to-build-new-improved-version-of-tejas-fighter-may-be-given-to-private-sector/articleshow/48010908.cms...
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Govt award 73 defence licences in one year

The Indian Government has approved 73 industrial licences in defence sector during the last one year of its tenure. It includes the licences for manufacture of arms and ammunition such as helicopters, aircraft, radars, bulletproof jackets and helmets, ammunition fired from artillery, tanks, helicopters and aircraft, rockets and missiles. Also the Foreign direct...

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Tejas Mark II to get engine in September

US Company General Electric (GE) is likely to deliver the first F-414INS6 engine which will power the Tejas Mark II. The F-414 engine's maximum power output of 98 kiloNewtons (kN) will make the Tejas Mark II faster and nimbler. Also the F-414 will also provide the burst of power needed for the Naval...

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Indian Air Force inducts surface-to-air missile ‘Akash’

Indigenously-developed supersonic surface-to-air Akash missile has formally inducted in the Indian Air Force. IAF has given an initial contract for eight squadrons of Akash defence system. Each squadron has two firing units with four launchers. Each launcher has a capacity to fire three missiles in quick succession. Akash is a potent supersonic mobile...

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INS Sindhukirti submarine to undergo final trials

The Indian Navy's Russian-made INS Sindhukirti, the seventh Sindhughosh class (Kilo-Class) diesel electric submarine is set to undergo final "full-power trials" after successful completion of its sea-trials. The submarine has been stuck in a refit for a decade at Hindustan Shipyard (HSL) and is expected to be formally handed over to the Navy...

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