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Monthly Archives: May 2016

EDITORIAL (May-June 2016)

Corruption associated with Defence purchases has plagued Indian military acquisitions for decades and recent developments have rocked the country. Despite recent reforms, India's Defence procurement system remains tainted putting the country's military modernization efforts at risk. The perennial pain points, the disturbing facts and distressing trend of past are attributable to Defence Industrial...

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IAF prioritizing Modernization of its Airbases and infrastructure

The Indian Air Force is prioritising modernisation of airfields, advance landing grounds and other infrastructure.  The cost of the first phase of project is nearly Rs 8,000 crore. The Eastern Air Command of the Indian Air Force is giving priority to ongoing modernization plan. The program will enable next-generation aircraft to operate from...

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India test-fired indigenous supersonic interceptor missile

India on Sunday successfully test-fired it’s indigenously developed supersonic interceptor missile, capable of destroying any incoming hostile ballistic missile. Being built by DRDO, the interceptor is a 7.5-meter long single stage solid rocket propelled guided missile equipped with a navigation system, a hi-tech computer and an electro-mechanical activator. The interceptor missile also had...

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Thales’ to supply thermal imagers for MBT tanks

French company Thales has signed a new contract with European firm Beltech to provide 'Catherine' thermal imaging cameras for India's T-90 battle tanks. According to the contract, Thales will be affecting a    transfer of production to integrate 260 compact thermal imaging (TI) Catherine cameras into the TI Sights that will be installed on...

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Saab offers next gen Gripen aircraft with ToT

Swedish Saab has offered India its next generation fighter aircraft, Gripen E, under the 'Make in India' initiative with transfer of technology (ToT). It has significantly improved avionics system as compared to previous versions of the Gripen. Gripen E is equipped with a highly integrated and sophisticated sensor suite including an Active Electronically...

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Indian Navy launches underwater harbour defence & surveillance system

The Indian Navy has launched the state-of-the-art integrated underwater harbour defence and surveillance system (IUHDSS) and mine warfare data centre.  The system would enhance the Navy's surveillance capability and response to security threats at the naval dockyard in Visakhapatnam. The system is a multi-sensor system capable of detecting, identifying, tracking and generating warnings for all...
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Rafale Deal Update

France has put forward a new offer to sell 36 Dassault Fighter jets to India for about $8.56 billion (about €7.25 billion). Previously, France had reportedly quoted a price of $10 billion for this deal. Both the counters are also negotiating the price of a support package for the fighter jets. It was...

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Intellectual property rights cleared to boost innovation & indigenization

 

The Indian Cabinet has approved an intellectual property rights (IPR) policy aimed at strengthening the regime and improving infrastructure. The policy would act as a road map to coalesce existing laws and a cell in DIPP will facilitate creation and commercialisation of IP assets. The policy aims to encourage India to develop indigenous...

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India, Russia to finalize FGFA deal

India is most likely to sign a pending contract with Russia for the co-development of the Fifth-Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA)/Perspective Multi-role Fighter (PMF) - code name of the project in India, in the coming months. The Research and Development (R&D) contract was pending since 2013 following the completion of the preliminary design contract...

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