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Monthly Archives: September 2016

India likely to sign big ticket defence deals with Russia

India is likely to soon sign major defence deals with Russia including of joint development of the futuristic Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) and Kamov Ka-226T Light Utility Helicopters (LUH). As of now, both the countries are progressing well with the negotiation process of both the deals, after these being stalled for some...

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TAML to manufacture panels for Boeing’s P-8 Poseidon aircraft

Tata Advanced Materials Limited (TAML), subsidiary of Tata Industries Limited has been awarded a contract from Boeing to provide composite interior closeout panels for the P-8 Poseidon aircraft that cover the interior wall structure of the aircraft. TAML is currently under contract to manufacture the P-8 tailcone and auxiliary power unit door fairing...

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Embraer’s $210 Mn deal for 3 EMB-145 jets with DRDO under scanner

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer’s deal with DRDO for three EMB-145 jets worth $210 Million, for a project to develop a new range of Airborne Early Warning and Control Aircraft (AEW&C) for the IAF, has come under scanner for alleged corruption.  Embraer is alleged to having paid commissions to UK-based defence agent for getting...

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Indian Army to Get Advanced Light Weight Helmets

The Ministry of Defence is most likely to soon sign Rs 170 Crores deal for 158279 light-weight ballistic helmets with MKU Pvt. Ltd. for the Indian Army's infantry divisions. Currently, soldiers use helmets that are not only bulky, but also provide protection from only splinters and rocks. Furthermore, even the lighter bulletproof "patkas”...

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US offers jet engine tech with combat aircraft development in India

The United States (US) has offered India its high-end jet engine technology, linked with the earlier proposal under consideration to manufacture American combat aircraft under the ‘Make in India’ initiative.  To make jets in India, Pentagon is ready to give a written assurance for transfer of technology. India will now be able to...

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India-US signs Logistics Exchange Agreement

India and United States have signed the bilateral Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA). The agreement will enable both the militaries to use each other's assets and bases for repair, replenishment of supplies and refueling on short notice without requiring advance payment under a book-debit payment system. So far, each of these transactions...

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Raytheon, Lockheed Martin signs Letter of Intent with Tata Power

The Javelin Joint Venture, a partnership between Raytheon Company and Lockheed Martin has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Tata Power (SED) Company Limited to co-develop and produce the FGM-148 Javelin missile system and integrate platform mounts to meet Indian requirements. US side has committed to Tata Power SED and to the...

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