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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Test and Evaluation Facilities for Private Sector

Keeping in view the domestic defence requirements and Indian Private Participation with technological capabilities, there is need to provide “Test and Evaluation” facilities for them, so as to create sustained business model for industries. Such facilities are mostly under Govt domain as of now.  MoD is examining the possibility of establishing "Trial Parks" having all...
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Defence Budget

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence in its recent report has made a strong pitch for boosting the allocation for defence for next fiscal as it is woefully inadequate to even fulfill the basic requirements of the armed forces. The committee has also commented adversely on ‘Ad-hocism’, and the ‘casual and lackadaisical’ approach on budget allocation...
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Landing Platform Docks (LPD)

One of the largest defence project under ‘Make in India’ for  the 4  landing platform docks (LPD)  worth about Rs 20,000 crore is expected to be awarded either of the two shortlisted shipyards Reliance Defence and L&T.  These two shipyard capabilities have been assessed and are likely to compete for the tender likely to be...
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Micro UAV for Army

India’s defense ministry has issued three RFI linked to the army requirement of Micro UAV.  Formal RFP is expected to be issued by mid this year. The service’s initial operational requirement is for 200 small UAV systems, each to include three air vehicles with have 2h flight endurance and an effective data link range of...
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Talwar Class Frigates Warships

As a follow up of DAC Approval, Defence ministry is progressing a proposal worth Rs 20,000 crore to Buy and Make four state-of-the-art Talwar class frigates warships to be equipped with the BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles. Two of these would be built in Russia and the other two in India most probably by GSL. Once...
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Cranfield University signed MoUs with India

Cranfield University has signed a series of MoUs with the Indian government, industry and academic institutions, to provide education and training to future industry leaders. The agreement with the southern state of Telangana, which is looking to create a special economic zone for defence and security, includes providing short-term, industry-specific courses to companies as well...
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