Monthly Archives: February 2018

RFI for Rifles

Army has re-floated the Request for Information (RFI) to procure 5.5 lakh 7.62mm 51mm rifle Assault Rifles under Make-in-India category to be responded by 28 March, 2018. Repeat RFI seems to be the norm. Also the RFI for 6,000 Sniper rifles is re-issued. The tentative date for issue of Request for Proposal is 31 March,...

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Night Trials of Prithvi-II Missile

India has successfully conducted a night trial of its indigenously developed nuclear capable surface-to-surface Prithvi-II missile with a strike range of 350 km. The missile is capable of carrying 500 to 1,000 kg of warheads and uses advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvring trajectory to hit its target.


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HAL Likely To Get LCA Order Soon

India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) is banking on getting a firm order for 83 Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) from the Indian Air Force (IAF). The request for proposal for the improved LCA Mark-1A version was issued in late December. The IAF has already asked for 20 LCAs in an early (IOC) version and...

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IAF Fighter Plane

India requires about 400 single-and double-engine combat aircraft and was progressing the procurement in separate projects under the Make in India initiative to build single-engine and twin-engine planes in the country. IAF was progressing procurement of about 114single-engine fighter planes worth about $15 billion, while Navy seeking  for the 57 planes could be...

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DAC Approvals 20 Feb 2018

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has accorded approval to Capital Acquisition Proposals of the Services that includes:-

  • The acquisition of Infantry Combat Vehicle (BMPs-2/2k) at an estimated cost of over Rs 1125 crore from the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB).
  • Second procurement is of one Survey Training Vessel (STV) for...
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Light Transport Aircraft – Saras

The indigenous light transport aircraft - Saras has completed the second of the proposed 20 test flights. The Saras-Mk 2 certified initially for military and subsequently for civil version. The aircraft would be at least 20% to 25% cheaper than any imported aircraft in the same category. The improved version will be a...

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DAC Clears Proposal Worth Rs 15,935 Crore

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has accorded approval to Capital Acquisition Proposals of the Services valued at aroundRs 15,935 crore. These includes:-
  • Light Machine Guns for the three Services, under Fast Track Procedure at an estimated cost of over Rs 1,819 crore.
  • 7.4 lakh Assault Rifles for the three Services, at an estimated cost of...
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HAL Issued EoI for Licence Production of Civil ALH Dhruv

Indian Public Sector - Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has issued an Expression of Interest to invite Indian Partner for licence manufacturing of the civilian version of its Advance Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv, under Transfer of Technology model. According to the EoI, the selected Indian Partner would also be required to provide support to...

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