Monthly Archives: December 2016

Army Sniper Rifle requirement

Ministry of Defence is desirous of procuring approximately 5000 Sniper Rifles for the Indian Army and has floated the global Request for Information. The Rifle should have the Calibre of 8.6mm (0.338 inches) with effective Range, not less than 1200 meters. It also must be provided with an Open Sight as well as...

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Army issued RFI for Night Sights

The India Army has floated the RFI (Request For Information) and has asked for  state-of-art'   night   sights   from  global manufacturers in order to help soldiers fire  Light Machine Guns (LMGs) accurately in any visibility. The requirement is for Night Sight for 7.62mm Light Machine Gun (TI), quantity approx 26,000 nos and Night Sight...

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US designated India as America’s “major defense partner”

United State has designated India as America's “major defense partner”. Earlier this month US House of Representatives has passed the 2017 National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA) to strengthen bilateral defense cooperation with India, including expanded military-to-military engagement, increased defence trade, and greater cooperation on technological development. Titled 'Enhancing defense and security cooperation with...

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Indian Army to buy Pinaka Rocket Launchers

Indian Army is hopes to induct another eight regiment of the indigenously-developed truck-mounted Pinaka multi-barrel rocket launcher (MBRL) systems by 2022 and is looking at increasing the number to 22 within a decade to add firepower to its artillery. Each regiment consists of three batteries of six Pinaka launchers, in addition to support...

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Underwater Locating Beacon for all IAF aircraft & Chopper

The MoD has decided to equip all transport aircraft and helicopters of IAF undertaking maritime operations with Underwater Locating Beacon (ULB). The step has been taken after an accident where AN-32 aircraft went missing in Bay of Bengal and could not be located despite extensive searches.

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India, US signs $750 Mn deal for 145 M777 howitzers

India has signed the Letter of Acceptance which formalizes the contract worth $750 Million (~Rs 5000 Crores) between India and United States (US) for 145 BAE Systems manufactured M777 155mm/39 calibre ultra-lightweight howitzers being acquired through the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programme. The contract entails offsets of about $200 Million, which will be...

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Indian Navy launches LCU

Indian Navy has launched its seventh Landing Craft Utility (LCU). The ship will be extremely useful for joint operations carried out by the Indian Navy and Indian Army for ensuring maritime security and protection of remote islands. It has a capability to transport two tanks or four special vehicles and 160 Army troops...

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Airbus signs strategic agreement with QuEST Global, AXISCADES

Airbus has signed a strategic agreement with QuEST Global and AXISCADES to provide a range of critical engineering services for all Airbus aircraft programmes. QuEST will provide services for the Wing and AXISCADES for the Fuselage. The three-year contract was won after a competitive bidding involving seven contenders. This is the second time...

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India to revive Kaveri project with Safran

India has finalized the consultancy agreement with French defence manufacturer Safran to help revive the Kaveri project. The deal cost around $2 Million. Apart from the initial consultancy fees, India may not need to spend on development as the French side has proposed to make the Kaveri flight-worthy within 18 months for integration...

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