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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Modifications in MBT Arjun Mark II

Indian Army has asked for 93 improvements modifications in the advanced version of the indigenous Arjun Mark II Main Battle Tank (MBT). The modifications includes the capability of firing the anti-tank LAHAT missile, laser protection suite and improved armoured protection for the vehicle. The DRDO establishment Combat Vehicle Research and Development Establishment have...

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Dassault – Reliance Aerospace inaugurated Aero Park in Mihan, Nagpur

The Foundation stone of  Dassault-Reliance manufacturing facility under Joint Venture, Dassault Reliance Aerospace Limited (51% share with Reliance Aerostructure and 49% with Dassault Aviation) to manufacture components of Falcon 2000 Series of Civil Jets to meet the offset obligation connected to the purchase of 36 Rafale Fighters was laid in Nagpur. The Joint...

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Navy’s Project-75 (India)

The Mitsubishi-Kawasaki Heavy Industries combine (Japan) and Navantia (Spain), have not responded to the RFI issued by Indian Navy for the conventional submarine programme called Project-75 (India)till due date. Four ship-builders, Naval Group-DCNS (France), ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (Germany), Rosoboronexport Rubin Design Bureau (Russia) and Saab Kockums (Sweden) have responded to the initial RFI....

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Composite Material for Military Applications

The Army is likely to set a project procuring lightweight, bulletproof and blast proof material for multi-purpose application, including for making jackets, vehicles Bunkers and buildings. The project will be brought under the Defence Ministry’s Technology Development Fund (TDF) that funds firm and academia to develop a prototype of the desired equipment. Read more

US Approval for F-16 and F-18

The US government have pre-positioned approvals for co-production and tech transfer for two advanced fighter jets F-16 and F-18 in partnership with Indian industry. This comes after India was declared a major defence partner on June 7, 2016. India hasn’t signed ‘foundational agreements’ but have entered in to ‘enabling agreements’ for advanced technology...

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Naval Infrastructure in Andaman

The Indian Navy is augmenting its infrastructure in Andaman, a strategically significant waterways in the Indian Ocean. The 3,500-ft existing runway is being extended to 10,000 ft by 2021. A second floating dry dock manufactured by Larsen & Toubro, capable of docking warships of up to 8,000 tonnes displacement. Three forward operating base...

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Combat UAV

India needs technology for Combat Drones such as Predator B and Heron TP capable of releasing weapons. The Indian requirement of transfer of technology with IAI for Heron TP and MQ-9 Reaper from General Atomics have been delaying the deal. Now India is members of Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) some midway could...

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New Operations Divisions in MoD

Ministry of Defence (MoD) is expecting the three new tri-service agencies in the field of cyber warfare, space and special operations to be raised shortly. These agencies, to be headed by officers of the rank of Major General and equivalent in the Navy and Indian Air Force in the initial stages. Read more