Monthly Archives: September 2015

South Korea launches new guided missile frigate


The South Korean Navy has launched its sixth Incheon-class Future Frigate Experimental (FFX) guided-missile frigate, Gwangju. The new frigate is the sixth addition to the fleet as part of the navy's plans to build 20 next generation vessels by 2020. The frigate will undergo test navigation and examinations before being handed over to...

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India to buy 10 Drones for Israel

India is stepping up to buy drones from Israel to carry out strikes overseas with less risk to personnel. The deal to buy 10 Heron TP drones for Indian Air Force from Israel Aerospace Industries has been approved by the Indian government. The deal estimated at $400 million and is likely to be...

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Kalashnikov rifles likely to be made in India

Russian Kalashnikov most likely will be forming a joint venture entailing the setting up of a new plant for the manufacture of AK-47, 56 and 103 variants in India. The government-owned Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) has proposed to make Kalashnikov rifles in India to eliminate the import of small arms for the armed...

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CCS approves to buy Apache and Chinook helicopters

The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) has given its approval for the purchase of Boeing’s Apache and Chinook helicopters for the Indian Air Force (IAF). The deal worth around $2.5 billion includes 22 Apache attack and 15 heavy lift Chinook helicopters with option for follow-on orders for 11 more Apaches and four extra...

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Validity for defence Industrial licence extended to 15 years

The government has extended the validity of industrial license for defence sector to 15 years with provision for a further extension of three years to promote defence manufacturing and ease of doing defence business in the country. Earlier this year in April, government revised the validity to 7 years, with provision for extending...

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India’s membership to MTCR supported by US

The US has supported India's membership in the Missile Technology Control Regime at its upcoming plenary, the Nuclear Suppliers Group, and in the other global nonproliferation export control regimes. A membership of MTCR would bring India closer to technology control regimes that it had fought and worked around for decades to build its...

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IAF’s Integrated Air Command and Control System

Indian Cabinet Committee on Security has cleared the proposal for Indian Air Force's Integrated Air Command and Control System (IACCS). The proposal is expected to be worth Rs. 8,000 crores and will be set up and integrated with the existing ground and air sensors and air defence systems. The network, a mix of...

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Govt likely to share drone technology with Indian private firm

Indian Government is planning to open up the designs of its first indigenously developed drones to domestic private companies, seeking to stimulate further technological advances and encourage manufacturing to modernize the military. Most likely one variant of the Rustom that is already flying will be made by private companies.

Source: http://www.todayonline.com/chinaindia/india/indian-air-force-opens-private-development...
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