Monthly Archives: March 2016

DRDO develops radar to look through walls

India’s Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed Through Barrier Imaging Radar, named 'Divyachakshu' (divine eye), that can look though walls of 20-30 cm thickness made of any material by using thermal imaging. The radar tracks heat on the other side of the wall and gives real time thermal image, which can...

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India considering Boeing’s offer for F/A-18 fighter

India is considering Boeing's offer to supply F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jets to the Indian Air Force (IAF). Boeing's proposal also involves significant transfer of technology with a substantial indigenous content. The proposal will also benefit the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft "Tejas" programme which needs to be resurrected after prolonged delays.

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Battlefield Management System Programme Makes Progress

The two development agencies, Tata Power SED with Larsen & Toubro and Bharat Electronics with Rolta India have submitted their detailed project reports last month for development of 600 Nos. of Battlefield Management System (BMS) worth $6 Billion for the Indian Army. The reports will be vetted by the IPMT and the MoD...

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Def Expo India 2016

Defexpo India 2016, the ninth in the series of biennial Land, Naval and Internal Homeland Security Systems Exhibition, is being organized by Ministry of Defence, Department of Defence Production, Defence Exhibition Organisation, from 28th to 31st March 2016 at Naqueri Quitol in Quepem Taluka of South Goa, India. The focus of the show...

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Ashok Leyland, Lockheed Martin ties up for LSV, LAM programs

Ashok Leyland Defence Systems (ALDS) has entered a strategic alliance with Lockheed Martin for Light Specialist Vehicle (LSV) and Light Armored Multipurpose (LAM) vehicle programs of the Indian Army. LM High Mobility Vehicle or Common Vehicle Next Generation (CVNG) will be the base platform for the development effort. ALDS will be the prime...

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Defence Procurement Policy 2016 cleared

Indian Defence Ministry has cleared the long anticipated Defence Procurement Policy of 2016 (DPP-2016). A new procurement class - termed Indian Designed, Developed and Manufactured (IDDM) category - has been created as the most preferred category for buying equipment to encourage Indian defence industry to shift from licensed manufacture into the high-tech realm...

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Editorial Jan-Feb 2016

bsyThe successive Governments in the past have been declaring their intentions to pursue the self reliance in defence production as objective, without any concrete measures. They never seriously attempted to bring the much needed structural changes in the manner in which defence equipment are designed,...

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Editorial Mar-Apr 2016

bsy“Make in India” initiative aims at promoting India as a global hub for manufacturing design and innovation, to invite both domestic and foreign investors to invest in India. The initiative is aimed at creating a conducive environment for investment, development of state of the art...

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