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Monthly Archives: February 2018

Appointment

Rear Admiral Philipose George Pynumootil, NM Takes Over as Flag Officer Naval Aviation (FONA). The Flag Officer has undergone the Staff Course at the Defence Services Staff College and the Higher Air Command Course at the College of Air Warfare. He is a post graduate in Defence & Strategic Studies and holds an...

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GE, TASL to DeliverAero-Engine Components

GE and Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) have set up a Structural Center of Excellence for aero-engine components, as a part of the strategic partnership signed in November 2017 between both companies for manufacture, assemble, integration and testing of aircraft components in India.This facility will manufacture components for Leading Edge Aviation Propulsion (LEAP)...

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Reliance Aerostructure and Thales India form JV

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved the joint venture (JV) between Reliance Aerostructure and Thales India. Named as “Thales Reliance Defence Systems (TRDS)” will have a shareholding of 51 per cent with Reliance and 49 per cent with Thales. The JV is a part of Thales’ offset plan for the Rafale...

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Indian Navy’s Deep Search and Rescue Vehicle

Indian Navy’s third generation Submarine Rescue System, Deep Search and Rescue Vehicle (DSRV) has completed the first stage of harbour acceptance trials. The DSRV is being built by James Fisher Defence (JFD) under the £193 million contract, awarded in March 2016. In the contract two complete flyaway submarine rescue systems will be provided...

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Saab to Offer Gripen Maritime to Indian Navy

Saab will offer its Gripen Maritime for Indian Navy’s requirement. The fighter jet is currently in its concept stage and will have a strengthened undercarriage, bigger brakes, and a beefed-up tail hook along with advanced data link and extensive electronic warfare self-protection suite. Also it is intended for both CATOBAR and STOBAR operations....

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Appointment

  • Rear Admiral Mukul Asthana, NM has been appointed as the Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Air). A graduated of the Naval Academy, he was commissioned in 1986 in the Executive Branch of the Indian Navy. He has also undergone the National Security Strategic Course at the National Defence College, Dhaka, Bangladesh in...
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Indigenised Defence procurement

The indigenous content in the procurement of defence item by defence services, in the year 2014-15 was Rs. 39598.91 crores, around 60% of total, which further increased to Rs. 39149.64 crores in 2015-16, accounting 63% of total procurements. Again in the year 2016-17, out of total procurement of Rs. 69150.12 crores, it procured...

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Six Navy Submarines Begin Refit Programme

The Indian Navy has begun the process of upgrading its four Sindhughosh-class (Russian Kilo) and two Shishumar-class (German HDW) submarines. The life extension and refit programmes, will significantly enhance their combat worthiness. Most of the submarines have already done about 20 years or more and have gone through at least one life extension....

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Indigenous Artillery Guns Successfully Conducted Winter Trials

Indian Army has approved DRDO build - Advance Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS), after it’s successfully winter trials. Once approved by the government, the producing of first lot of 40 artillery guns will begun in collaboration with Bharat Forge and Tata Power. Also, any additions or improvements to the gun will incorporate in...

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