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Monthly Archives: November 2016

HAL, Safran forms JV for Helicopter Engines MRO

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and France's Safran Helicopter Engines have jointly set up Helicopter Engines Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (HE-MRO) in Goa. It will provide MRO services for Safran TM333 2B2 and HAL Shakti engines installed on HAL-built helicopters.  Besides carrying out overhaul activities, the JV will also provide support through Certified Maintenance...

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Hack-proof smart phones for IAF personnel

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has taken a crucial step to arm its 1.75 lakh personnel with special smart phones that are hack proof as they connect only with the Indian Air Force internal network. The phones will also provide end-to-end connectivity at all times and at all air bases - from the...

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DAC cleared purchase of Ultra Light Howitzer form US

Indian Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has cleared long awaited 145 Ultra Light Howitzer artillery guns contract. Earlier, the contract was stuck due to deviations between India’s Letter of Request (LOR) proposal approved by the DAC and US’s Letter of Acceptance (LOA). The deal is worth around Rs 5070 Crores. Also, DAC has cleared...

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India likely to lease second Akula-class nuclear sub from Russia

Russia has agreed to lease a second nuclear submarine to India in a deal which will cost around $2 Billion. The Akula 2 class submarine is slated to be inducted by 2020-21. The Indian Navy already operates an Akula 2 class nuclear submarine, INS Chakra (formerly known as K-152 Nerpa), which was leased...

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India-Japan Amphibious Aircraft Deal Moves Forward

India and Japan have progressed toward concluding the first defence deal between the two countries. Both the countries have agreed on the price for 12 ShinMaywa Industries manufactured US-2i amphibious search-and-rescue/maritime surveillance aircrafts to be procured for the Indian Navy. Japan has offered a price concession of more than 10 percent per aircraft...

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Thales to hold 25% share of the $8.89 Bn Rafale Deal

Thales would be supplying equipment such as provides radar, electronic warfare systems, optronics, majority of the cockpit display systems, power generation systems and a logistics support component, communication navigation and identification system (CNI) and other components to Dassault’s Rafale fighter aircraft for the Rafale fighter aircrafts that India is procuring from France’s Dassualt;...

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Appointment

  • Vice Admiral SN Ghormade has taken over as Director General Naval Operations at the IHQ MoD (N). Prior taking over as DGNO he was the Flag Officer Commanding Maharashtra Naval Area. He is a graduate of National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla, Pune, United States Naval Staff College at Naval War College, Newport,...
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Andhra Pradesh signs two MoUs with Russian firms

The Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (APEDB) has recently signed two MoUs with Russian firms. The first MoU is with Russia’s JSC United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) for construction of a shipbuilding facility in the State. The USC has an order book of over $20 Billion with substantial orders from the Indian Defence industry....

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