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Monthly Archives: October 2015

India, US sign contract for Apache, Chinook helicopters

India and United States (US) have signed two contracts for the purchase of 22 Apache attack helicopters and 15 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters for the IAF from US based defence manufacturer Boeing. The two of the contracts, which were inked, were for the Direct Commercial Sale (DCS) part of the contracts which includes the...

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Rafael Deal Back On Track

The Rafael deal under which India is seeking to procure 36 "ready to fly" Rafael aircrafts manufactured by France’s Dassault Aviation worth $ 8 Billion is back on track. The deal has been encountering problems due to the non agreement of Dassault in discharging 50% offset clause entailed in the procurement under which...

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German companies &‘Make in India’

Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has arrived in India for inter-governmental consultations, defence cooperation and sharing of state-of-the-art technology for various platforms. German defence manufacturers AtlasElektronik, Krauss-MaffeiWegmann, Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems (TKMS) and Diehl Defence, are keen in Indian projects. Atlas Elektronik signed the contract for the active towed array sonars (ACTAS) and is...

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