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Monthly Archives: August 2016

DRDO Tests precision-guided ‘Smart Glide Bombs

DRDO developed precision-guided 'smart glide bombs' known as 'Garuthmaa' and 'Garudaa' has recently been tested successfully at Pokhran firing range. The test was to evaluate its precision for drop trials and range from a Su-30 MKI aircraft. Garudaa is the non-winged glide-bomb having a range of 30 kilometres; while Garuthmaa is 1000 kg...

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BEL CMD awarded as Most Enterprising CEO

Mr S K Sharma, Chairman & Managing Director of Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) has been awarded as the Most Enterprising CEO in Electronics Sector by the Indo Global Business Council (IGBC), a policy think tank.

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Keltron to supply Advanced Sonar System for Indian Navy

State-owned Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation Limited (KELTRON) has bagged an order for manufacturing and supply of Advanced Indigenous Distress Sonar System from the Indian Navy. The device is used in submarines to generate alert signals in case of an emergency. The Sonar system was developed by Keltron with the support of Naval...

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IAF seeking smart airfield security system

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has issued a tender seeking participation from Indian firms for a new smart airfield protection system. To begin with, the IAF will carry out a pilot project at one of its bases with state of the art systems that will include a smart fence, surveillance systems, thermal cameras,...

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Defence Ministry finalises blacklisting policy

Indian Defence Ministry has finalised its draft blacklisting policy for arms manufacturers. Currently, the new policy has been sent to Attorney General of India to legal vetting of the policy. The provisions on penalties debarring firms from conducting business with the government for a period ranging from one to 10 years. However, if no...

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Punj Lloyd to sign contract for Zu-23-2B guns upgrade

The Government is in the final stages of awarding a contract worth Rs 670 Crores to Punj Lloyd for upgrading the Indian Army’s ageing Zu-23-2B anti-aircraft guns. The firm has partnered with Slovakian defence company EVPU to convert the mechanical Zu-23-2B anti-aircraft gun into an automatic system. The existing 468 guns will be...

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Delayed Projects of DRDO

Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) continue to face delays in the development of defence programmes undertaken by it. Recently, two important projects that were slated to be completed this month have got "revised dates of completion" now. The first project, to indigenously build an active electronically-scanned array (AESA) radar called ‘Uttam', was...

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India to consider direct purchase of six refuelling aircraft

India is now considering a direct strategic purchase worth Rs 9000 Crores of six Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft, also known as flight refuelling aircraft, for the Indian Air Force (IAF). Earlier in July 2016, the Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has withdrawn the tender for the purchase of six MRTT aircraft for...

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Two Pipistrel Virus arrive in India

Slovenian manufacturer Pipistrel delivers the first batch of two Virus SW 80 carbon-fibre microlight aircraft to India for pilot training. The delivery is part of the 194 microlights ordered by Indian for Indian Air Force, Navy and National Cadet Corps (NCC) in October 2015. Contract stipulates to complete delivery of all the aircraft...

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