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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Private sector allowed to produce specialist ammunition for Army

Defence Ministry has approved the proposal to allow private manufacturers to produce specialist ammunition for the Indian defence. Till date the armed forces source specialist ammunition either from Ordnance Factories Board (OFB) or through imports. As per the latest CAG report on Ammunition, army was lacking with the targeted quantity, leading to shortfalls...

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HAL plans to involve industry in LCA

Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd seeks to lighten manufactures the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) burden and is planning to pass on largest chunk of producing the fighter plane to industry. It is working on a process to rope in eight to 12 large industry partners as tier-1 or tier-2 suppliers of bigger ‘modules’ or structures. Source: Read more

DAC met on 01 Sep 2015. The agenda discussed and approved

• 36 Rafale fighter jets G2 G with 50% offset • 7 Akash squadrons for the IAF worth Rs 4,790 crore • 46 Mi 17 Choppers for IAF a Rs 6,966 crore • 8 Chetak Heli for Navy HAL • 120 mine trawls, to be bought from Russia • DRDO-designed 10 meter Short Span Bridges Rs 490 crore • 4 new...
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