Monthly Archives: February 2017

DAC Meet on 20 Feb 2017

Defence Acquisition Council cleared two AON pertains to:-
  • 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...
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BDL Export

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...
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India’s Defence Export Thrust

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...
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IAF Objects to Advanced Hawk Aircraft

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...
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M777 ULH Howitzer

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...
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Development of MRSAM

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....
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