India and Russia signed an agreement in October to jointly manufacture KA-226T helicopters.60 helicopters will be delivered by 2019 and the remaining 140 will be assembled or manufactured in India. Source: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/russia-to-begin-military-helicopters-deliveries-to-india-in-2018/article9551722.ece...Read more
Defence Acquisition Council cleared two AON pertains to:-Read more
- Shore based facility, at naval aircraft yard in Goa for Intermediate level engine repair facility for the MiG 29.
- Continuation of Coastal static sensor chain for gap-less Surveillance System, IInd Phase, under the ‘Buy Indian' category with BEL as lead integrator at cost of approx Rs 800...
Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) has chalked out a plan to export anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) and Akash surface-to-air missiles. BDL is exploring opportunities to export Konkur and Milan ATGMs as well as Akash surface-to-air missiles. The ATGMs are built under license from Russian and French firms, and they willgive us country-specific export clearance, BDL has...Read more
India has set a target of exporting weapons and systems worth $2 billion by 2019, six times the size of India’s current exports. The government has allowed defence PSUs to earmark 10% of their production for exports to help India increase its defence exports. It has identified 15 weapon systems for exports including Astra beyond-visual-range air-to-air...Read more
HAL and BAE Systems has unveiled the Advanced Hawk the development aircraft ZJ100 was on display at HAL’s stand in Aero India and there is also a simulator displaying the aircraft’s new capabilities. HAL maintains that the Hawk-i could reduce training demands on more expensive frontline Indian air force aircraft such as the Dassault Rafale...Read more
BAE Systems will be delivering two M777, 155mm/39-calibre ultra lightweight howitzer (ULH) guns in June 2017, for the army to trial and validate the guns for high-altitude and desert terrains, using the various types of Indian ammunition. Under the $750-million deal, 25 guns will come to India in a fly-away condition (two per month will...Read more
India has approved a deal with Israel to develop jointly medium-range surface-to-air missile system (MR-SAM) for the army in a $2.5 billion deal. The MR-SAM system includes a command and control system, tracking radar, missiles and mobile launcher systems. Five regiments of the missile, which consists of 40 units and 200 missiles, will be developed....Read more
JK group company Deepti Electronics & Electro Optics Pvt Ltd (DELOPT) has joined hands with Micro Pilot a Canadian firm to tap Indian UAVs market tipped at approximately Rs 2,000 crore is expected to grow at least three-fold in the next five years. The company is in electronic and digital solutions to the armed forces...Read more
Lockheed Martin has offered setting up a factory to produce F-16 fighter planes in India, subject to approval by US Govt. Saab has also offered for manufacture of Gripen fighter. Source:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/india-us-in-talks-on-f-16-jet-factory-lockheed/articleshow/57204922.cms...Read more
India has successfully test fired Exo-Atmospheric Interceptor Missile, against incoming ballistic missile. The missile has been developed by Indian PSU and DRDO. Source: http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=158392...Read more