Monthly Archives: October 2015

DAC approval – 30th Oct

DAC met on 30 Oct and accorded AON for the following:   [table td1="Defence Programme" td2="Remarks"] [td1] Upgrade Of  Ilyushin Fleet Qty: 26 Worth: Rs 4250 Crores  [/td1] [td2] For Indian Air Force The upgrade would involve equipping the Ilyushin fleet with new engines and avionics to extend their service life by another 20 years. The IAF has 14 IL-76 transport aircraft;...
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Indian Navy’s LPD’s requirement 

Defence Ministry is set to decide upon ABG and Pipavav’s financial and technical capability to handle an Rs 20,000 crore contract for the construction of four Landing Platform Dock (LPDs) for the Navy. Also the L&T has already been selected for the contract. If both the yards are cleared by the MoD, the...

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Make in India: Defence Manufacturing Unit to come up in Odisha

Indian firm Sure Safety Solutions (SSS) in collaboration with UK based Meggitt Defence Systems Limited will soon have its first defence manufacturing industry in Odisha. The industry to come up under the ‘Make in India’ programme and will be established in the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) of Tata Steel at Gopalpur in Ganjam...

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Govt. to clear defence procurements worth Rs 5200 Crores

The Government is set to clear two major defence procurements from Russia which includes comprehensive upgrade and enhancement of the air force's transport fleet of IL 78 and 76 aircraft worth Rs 4250 Crores aimed to increase the service life of the aircraft by up to 20 years and purchase of 150 BMP...

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India-Israel to build AESA Radar for Tejas

India and Israel will develop Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar for the next generation Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA). The equipment of Tejas with AESA radar will make it a more capable fighter. The configurations of the new Tejas called SoP-18, the IAF agreed to buy 100 SoP-18 fighters from Hindustan Aeronautics...

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India plans to procure Russian S-400 Missile Systems

India will be procuring at least 12 new-generation Russian S-400 Triumf air defence missile systems for the IAF. A proposed G to G deal for the S-400 systems is at an initial stage and is expected to be taken up by the DAC soon. The S-400 has three kinds of missiles with different...

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Amended offset policy

MoD is likely to amend offset guidelines in the upcoming DPP which is expected to come by the end of this year. It is anticipated that the new DPP is likely to ease offset policy, much required to win the foreign vendors and drop software development & quality assurance from the list.

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Lockheed VH 92 choppers

Some parts of Lockheed Martin VH 92 Super Hawk helicopters, primarily used to transport the US president based on the Sikorsky S-92, are to be made in India. The Cabins & some other parts and wire harnesses are to be made in India in collaboration with Tata Advanced Systems Ltd (TASL) at Hyderabad. The...

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IAF to order 20 Hawks for Surya Kiran aerobatics team

IAF is most likely to place an order worth $500 million for 20 BAE manufactured Hawk Mk132 aircraft next month for its Surya Kiran aerobatics team. As of now, BAE Systems have concluded the negotiations with HAL who would be building these under ToT provided by BAE. Previously, 123 Hawk aircrafts had been...

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