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Monthly Archives: August 2015

DAC likely to clear Akash Missile contract soon

India Defence Ministry is likely to clear the Rs 5,000 crore procurement of 'Made in India' Akash missile. IAF is planning to induct seven squadrons of the Akash anti-air missile systems and the final approval from the DAC is awaited. The contract will involve significant private sector participation, with companies like Tata Power...

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DRDO and IITs MoU for Aerospace Defence Technology Research

Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is all set to invest Rs 400 crore into IIT Bombay and IIT Madras to kick-start advanced defence-related aerospace research and development. Products and technology now under development include aircraft that can morph into a missile, gas turbine engines used to run aircraft and missile propulsion,...

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India’s Kaveri engine to power Unmanned Combat Aircraft

India is planning to use Kaveri derivative engine ("dry" engine) to power its Unmanned Combat Aircraft. The aero engine developed by DRDO was originally intended for the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) but could not achieve the required thrust to power LCA. The total expenditure incurred on development of Kaveri engine so far...

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IAF asks HAL to stop work on jet trainer

Indian Air Force has asked the India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to stop its efforts to produce the Intermediate Jet Trainers (IJT). The IJTs were to be inducted in the IAF this year, however lot of tests of the machine are still not done. The project’s timelines have been revised at least thrice if...

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India’s first Defence Electronics Policy to out soon

Indian Ministry of Defence is on the final stage of drafting India’s first Defence Electronics Policy, going to be announced soon. The India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) and the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) - both are involved in the drafting along with the Ministry of Defence. The policy...

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IAF wants 36+20 more Rafale Aircraft

Indian Air Force is interested in buying of another 20 additional Rafale Aircraft over the 36 that have earlier been planned. At present, India and France are trying to swiftly finalize the government-to-government deal for direct acquisition of these aircraft. Once the deal is finalized, the deliveries of the 36 jets in a...

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