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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Low-key Aero India 2017

Aero India 2017 was low-key in terms of business activities, with no major deals signed. Ministry of Defence did not announce long awaited Strategic Partners policy. More than 72 fighter aircraft participated in the show. Saab subsidiary Saab Grintek Defence and HAL Avionics Division signed a contract valued at $8.5 million to deliver Transfer of...
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MKU unveils lighter and thinner Armour Panels for helicopters

India’s MKU is pioneered in the modular design approach for helicopter armouring with their patented Modular Schutz Technik (MoST). Recently the firm has leveraged the combination of MoST and Generation 6 PolyShield V6 armouring technology to build up to 40% lighter and thinner armour panels. These panels offer protection to the helicopter from small handguns,...
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L&T MBDA Missile Systems Ltd, JV Company to develop Missiles in India

Larsen & Toubro Ltd and France’s MBDA are all set to form a joint venture (JV) to develop and supply missiles and missile systems to the Indian armed forces. Under the new JV “L&T MBDA Missile Systems Ltd”, L&T will hold 51% while MBDA will control 49%. MBDA is already jointly held by Airbus Group,...
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HAL reveals model of Indian Multi-Role Helicopter

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited has recently unveil model of Indian Multi-Role Helicopter (IMRH). The chopper will be of 12-ton class with a service ceiling of around 20,000 feet, 3,500 kg payload and a seating capacity of 24. The proposed IMRH will be powered by twin engines, equipped with automatic flight control system, state-of-the- art mission systems,...
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Bharat Dynamics signs pact with Thales for Missile Technology

India’s defence PSU Bharat Dynamics Ltd (BDL) sign an agreement with Thales for Transfer of Technology of STARStreak missile to India. Under the MoU, Thales, a global technology player in aerospace, transport, defence and security markets, and BDL seek to jointly offer a 'Make in India' solution to help grow international demand for this product....
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IAF receives first indigenously developed surveillance plane

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has recently inducted its first indigenously developed airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) system, mounted on a Brazilian Embraer-145 jet. The system “Netra AEW&C” has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and has a range of around 200 km. Earlier Airbus Defence& Space was the only...
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Nova Integrated Systems bagged First Contract under Buy and Make (Indian) Category

Tata Advanced System Ltd’s subsidiary Nova Integrated Systems Ltd has recently bagged an order to supply of Surface Surveillance Radars (SSR) to Indian Navy. This is the first Under Buy and Make (Indian) Category, in line with ‘Make in India’ initiative. The company would indigenously manufacture these state-of-the-art radars in collaboration with Terma, Denmark. The...
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Airbus signs MoU to outset “Centre of Excellence for Aerospace Skill Development”

France major, Airbus has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the establishment of a Centre of Excellence for aerospace skill development in Hyderabad, together with the Government of Telangana, National Skill Development Corporation India and AEROCAMPUS France. The Center will not only provide training on aircraft maintenance but also on aerospace manufacturing and assembling....
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BHEL launches Remote Controlled Weapon Station

India’s Bharat Electronics Limited (BHEL) has launched Remote Controlled Weapon Station (RCWS) for the Indian Army’s Arjun tanks. The RCWS is an improvised version of the manually operated air defence gun. It enables the Soldier to aim and fire at aerial targets from the safe interiors of the battle tank. Presently, the 120.7 mm guns...
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India’s TASL signs MoU with Raytheon

India’s Tata Advanced Systems Ltd (TASL) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Raytheon Company to jointly make Stinger air defense missile components in India. Stinger has both surface-to-air and air-to-air applications against a variety of airborne targets. Further, the MoU will seek to expand the relationship to other missile systems and technologies, and contribute...
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