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Monthly Archives: February 2016

BAE Systems to partner with Mahindra for M777 howitzers program

US firm BAE Systems has selected Mahindra as its business partner for the proposed in-country assembly, integration & test facility for the 145 M777A2 LW155 ultra lightweight howitzers under a Foreign Military Sale for the Indian Army. A domestic Assembly, Integration and Test facility will enable the Indian Army to access maintenance, spares...

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L&T eyes 1.5 lakh Crores orders from navy in next 4 yrs

Larsen & Toubro is eyeing orders worth Rs 1.5 lakh Crores from the Indian Navy in the next four years under the ‘Make in India’ initiative with the company being a strong contender for several major contracts which includes an upcoming contract for building an indigenous range of nuclear attack submarines, besides additional...

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NAL- TASL MoU for Mission Computer

National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) for indigenous Mission Computer. The Integrated Global bus Avionics Processing System popularly called Mission Computer is a Core Aircraft Computing Platform. The Mission Computer, a key electronic system on Air and Defence platforms for subsystem integration and...

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Rosoboronexport inks MoU with India’s EEL

Russia’s Rosoboronexport has signed a general Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with India’s Economic Explosives Limited (EEL) to manufacture explosives and ammunition parts in India, if it won the Indian contract. EEL is part of the Solar Industries Group, which has also signed a MoU with the Indian government during the Make in India...

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India-Israel JV to manufacture Small Arms

Punj Lloyd Ltd has established a 51:49 joint venture with Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) to make small arms. The JV will manufacture components in the first phase for export to Israel, in which nearly 80 per cent of the components of the guns will be made in India. In the second phase, full...

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Govt. okays Defence Forces to procure Jammers

The Indian Government has reversed the policy to allow Defence Forces to procure jammers for operational use under a new policy aimed at checking random proliferation of jammers. According to revised policy Jammers can be procured only by Defence Forces, CAPFs, State Police and jail authorities. Earlier as per old policy, Jammers can...

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DRDO’s new “Laser Cross Section Measurement & Imaging System”

DRDO has unveiled the Laser Cross Section Measurement & Imaging System (LACSMI) being developed by its lab Laser Science and Technology Centre (LASTEC) to boost Navy firepower. It holds the potential to ensure that warships, tanks and other weapons platforms manufactured in the country can have exactly the right stealth capabilities to evade...

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India may buy Litening-4, Spice bomb & Spike ATGM from Israel

India is planning to buy the military items worth around $3 billion from Israel. The list includes the acquisition of 164 laser-designation pods or 'Litening-4' for IAF fighters as well as 250 advanced 'Spice' precision stand-off bombs. Most likely it should be cleared by CCS within a month. There also plans in pipeline...

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France offers Rafale M

French Dassault Aviation has offered India its Rafale M carrier-borne fighter to operate off the Navy’s Indigenous Aircraft Carrier-II (IAC-II). The Indian Navy is currently conceptualizing the IAC-II, likely to be called INS Vishal, which is to be build indigenously. The aircraft carrier is expected to carry around 50-55 fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft.

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