Monthly Archives: August 2016

Kamov-28 choppers to get major upgrade

India has signed a contract with Russian manufacturer Rosoboronexport for modernization of ten Kamov-28 helicopters, worth above Rs 2000 crore. The copters will undergo a technical overhaul to enhance the helicopter's life and performance in Russia and then delivered back to India within next five years at regular intervals.Once done, it will be...

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India considering Russian Ilyushin transport aircrafts

India is considering buying of Russian-made Ilyushin transport aircraft for its Air Force. Currently, talks are going on between both the sides for the contract worth $2 billion approx. The Russian Company is offering its IL-78MD-90A, which is a modernized version of the Il-76 military transport. The new aerial refueler aircraft has a...

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  • V P Yajurvedi IOFS- 1978 has taken over as DGOF and Chairman, Ordnance Factory Board.
  • CMDE Rakesh Anand, Director (CP&P), MDSL, has been selected for the post of Chairman and Managing Director, Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDSL) at a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) meeting held on August 2, 2016.
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India’s Texmaco Rail signs MoU with Rosoboronexport

India’s Texmaco Rail & Engineering has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Rosoboronexport (ROE) for cooperation in carrying out joint projects for modernization of Armoured Vehicles operated by the Indian Army; co-production of BMP-3; research, development and production of futuristic models and spare parts etc.The cooperation will enable the two entities to...

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MoD withdraws MRTT tender

The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has withdrawn the tender for the purchase of six Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft worth $2 Billion for the Indian Air Force (IAF). Earlier, a tender was issued in July 2010 for the procurement for which Airbus Military A 330 MRTT was shortlisted in July 2012. The...

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India likely to purchase weaponries worth $7 Billion from Russia

India is most likely to purchase weaponries worth $7 Billion from Russia. The deals in pipeline include five S-400 air-defense missile systems worth a$2.5 billion, two Varshavyanka-class diesel-electric submarines, 48 Mi-17V-5 military transport helicopters, 150 BMP-2/2K armored fighting vehicles and three Project 11356 frigates. In addition, decision on leasing of the second nuclear...

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Zen Technologies to provide range of training equipment to Egypt

Zen Technologies has bagged an order worth Rs 30 Crores from Egypt to provide range of training equipment including smart target systems for its military. Zen Technologies emerged as the front runner against international competition from global firms. Incorporated in 1993, Zen Technologies Limited designs, develops manufactures world-class, state-of-the-art training simulators. Its mission...

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India opens access to its secretive army with defece manufacturers

Indian Government has recently organized a meeting under which 200 representatives of defence companies got unprecedented access to India's secretive military. This initiative & transparency is part of Government’s efforts to encourage private companies participation in defence sector and to build a indigenous strong Defence Industrial Base (DIB). The defence manufacturers learned about...

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HAL flies Upgraded Mirage 2000

India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) recently flew an upgraded Mirage-2000 aircraft with India specific weapons, sensors and electronic warfare systems. The plane with an upgraded mission computer meets the Final Operational Clearance (FOC) requirements. The FOC design was implemented on an Initial Operational Configured (IOC) aircraft which was received at HAL only about...

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Majority of contracts given to DPSUs facing inordinate delays

As per a recent CAG report majority of contracts given to Defence Public Sector Units (DPSUs) are facing inordinate delays hampering the modernisation and capability enhancement plan of Indian Army. Contracts worth Rs 30038 Crores which accounted for 63 percent of the total value of DPSU contracts, concluded by the Ministry of Defence...

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