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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Bomb Proof Hangars

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is planning to construct more bomb-proof hangars across airfields in north east India to house fighter jets. Blast-proof hangers protect fighter jets when airfields are under attack. The total cost of the project is about a thousand crore and have been cleared from the government side.  Read more

US-India Defence Cooperation

In the upcoming meeting with US officials on Sep 26, India is likely to take up acquisition of jet-propelled Avenger Predator drones from the US for the Indian Air Force (IAF). It requires about 100 drones, worth approx. 8 billion. The other issues likely to be discussed are the joint projects under the...

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‘MAKE IN INDIA’ TAKING SHAPE

India's dream of 'Make in India' is seems taking shape, with many projects lined-up under Strategic Partnership Model, and many other projects are moving parallely.

Indian MOD will sign the $1 billion deal to purchase Spike Anti-Tank Guided Missiles from Israel's Rafael Advanced Defense System soon. The other contender was the American...

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WAKING UP TO THE REALITIES!

The structure and growth of the domestic defence industry is driven by the procurement policy of the Government. The reforms are an ongoing process; and the Government and industry will have to work together to create an eco-system, which is required for the growth and sustainability of the defence sector and this would...

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UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE (UAV)

The UAV ecosystem is great force multipliers and brings the synergy between the three Services to optimise their employment. It has been undergoing revolutionary innovations. Unmanned Aircraft Systems are an emerging sector of the aerospace due to its capability in undertaking high threat tasks.

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STREAMLINING DEFENCE PROCUREMENT PROCESS

The ineffective acquisition process is hindering the industry to provide the required equipment to the Defence Services. The delay can be avoided, if the concerned authorities, at various stages, follow the timeline. Additionally, there is no accountability due to non-integration and involvement of various independent...

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THE SAGA OF PROJECT 75 (I)

The push to take the P 75I project forward was initiated with the announcement of the Strategic Partner (SP), Policy. The author discusses Pros and Cons—

In 1999, the Indian Navy drew a Submarine Acquisition Plan, a 30-year roadmap that envisaged 12...

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