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Monthly Archives: July 2017

INS Sindhuvir Refit at HSL

Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) has begun with the retrofitting of Russia-made INS Sindhuvir, a Sindhughosh-class diesel electric submarine of Indian Navy. The estimated cost of the project is Rs 500 crores and it will complete in about 27 months.HSL, has a contract for construction of five fleet support ships, and is planning to...

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CAG Reports-2017

The CAG in its recent report has criticised the OFB for inadequate quality of ammunition supplied to the Army, despite serious concerns highlighted in its report on 'Ammunition management in Army' in 2015.  No significant improvement took place in availability of ammunition and quality of ammunition supplied by the OFB. Shortfall in meeting...

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Corvettes Project

CAG in its recent report criticized Directorate of Naval Design (DND) for delay in finalizing the design of corvettes, saying that approved designs were amended 24 times. Against the 18 weapons and sensors to be installed on ASW corvettes, audit observed that the two ASW corvettes delivered were not fitted with 'X' weapon...

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BDL’s Manufacturing Unit

Bharat Dynamics Ltd is progressing its two new manufacturing units in Ibrahimpatnam in Telangana and Amaravathi in Maharashtra with an investment of about Rs 1,600-1,700 crore.

BDL plans to design and develop an Advanced Data Field Loader System (ADFL) that can boost up weapon systems. The ADFLS helps in uploading and downloading...

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PC-7 Maintenance Deal

Pilatus is reluctant to extend maintenance contract for the IAF’s 75 PC-7 Turbo Trainers Aircraft acquired in 2012 and was under a maintenance deal till December 2016.It is understood that Pilatus is not extending the contract because the MoD decided against buying additional PC-7 Turbo Trainers, which were earlier agreed upon. MoD, is...

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C Avenger Aircraft

The US has agreed for the supply of 100 UAV C Avenger Aircraft worth $8 billion to India. Overall Indian requirement for UAVs is approximately 650 units. C Avenger is manufactured by General Atomics. The supply of C Avenger represents tangible implementation of US Congress’ designation of India as a major defence partner....

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Level Playing Field

As per the new policy introduced in June this year, the shipyards to whom the contract is awarded are required to furnish Performance cum Warranty Bank Guarantee (PWBG) of 10% of the value of the Contract and to produce Advance Bank Guarantee (ABG) for all milestone payments and Integrity Pack Bank Guarantee (IPBG).These...

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