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Monthly Archives: August 2017

GSL Build Patrol Vessel for Mauritius

Mauritius got second patrol vessel ‘CGS Valiant’ built by Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL four month ahead of the schedule. The vessel is likely to prove a milestone in enhancing the Mauritius Coast Guard’s operational capabilities and improving maritime safety and security, especially in the combat against poaching of marine resources and maritime crime,...

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LCU-52 Ship

Indian Navy inducted indigenously designed Land Craft Utility, LCU-52 Ship at Andaman and Nicobar Islands for performing activities like search, rescue, disaster relief operations, transporting battle tanks, other heavy weapons systems, armoured vehicles, troops and equipment from ship to shore. The remaining six ships of the same class are in advanced stages of...

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RFI for Torpedo

The Indian Navy is planning to issue fresh RFIto five international companies for 150 heavyweight torpedoes for submarines worth $300 million.RFIs is likely to be sent to French company Naval Group, German ThyssenKrupp, Swedish SAAB, Rosoboronexport and a Japanese company.The idea is to buy initial and the rest will be under ‘Make in...

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3rdG Gun Missile

Indian Army has decided to equip T-90 tanks with a 3rd G  gun-launched missile in place of laser Guided INVAR missile. The third generation missile should achieve a DoP of 800-850 mm and will be capable of hitting targets up to a range of 8 KM in day as well as night. The...

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India to Buy ‘NASAMS’

India is likely to procure 'The National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System (NASAMS) from US to provide aerial protection to the capital from airborne threats. The NASAMS air defence system can quickly identify, engage and destroy enemy aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles or emerging cruise missile threats. This programme would be running simultaneously...

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India’s Mine Sweeper Program

The programme to make 12Mine Counter measure Vessels (MCMVs) with budget approx.  $5 billion for the Indian Navy by Goa Shipyard is likely to face more delays. Kangnam the technology partner prefers a single-vendor nomination of German MTU for engines. Indian Navy is skeptical about the suitability of German MTU engines for Indian...

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Indian Army to get Apache

The government has approved the purchase of 6 Boeing Apaches for the Indian Army.  Order is likely to be placed, within the next six months, a deal worth $655 million dollars. The first Apaches are expected to enter service with the army in 2021.The helicopters are to be armed with anti-tank missiles, rockets...

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