Monthly Archives: March 2018

CRPF to Get Bulletproof Vehicles

Indian Government is procuring 141 medium bulletproof vehicles (MBPVs) for the Central Paramilitary Forces. Out of total, 100 bulletproof vehicles are being exclusively purchased for CRPF, which will allow the force to carry out special operations. 20 MBPVs will be given to Indo-Tibetan Border Police in Chhattisgarh, 15 to Sashastra Seema Bal and...

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China’s New Unmanned Tank

China has developed an unmanned tank prototype, being driven by remote control. The unmanned tank can be used in formations as a decoy to distract and confuse enemy reconnaissance and surveillance, also to networking it with surveillance devices, detecting enemy targets, aiming its powerful main gun, and firing it accurately.

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GSL Delivers 2nd AOPV to Sri Lankan Navy

India’s Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) has delivered second Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel (AOPV) to the Sri Lankan Navy, 25 days ahead of the schedule. This state-of–the-art and largest ship will help to meet the increasing requirement of the Sri Lanka Navy for undertaking policing and patrolling of its vast Exclusive Economic Zone.

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RFP Issued for Rifles, Carbines & LMG

Indian Defence Ministry has issued a Request for Proposals for the procurement of more than 70,000 advanced assault rifles, around 90,000 carbines and a large quantity of Light Machine Guns (LMG) on a fast track basis. The RFP have been given to about 12 vendors, consists of the general specifications of equipment, the...

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Supersonic Cruise Missile BrahMos Successfully Test Flight

India has successfully flight-tested the supersonic cruise missile BrahMos with three times the speed of sound at Mach 2.8 with a range of 290 km. Also the range of the BrahMos missile can be further extended up to 400 km as certain technical restrictions were lifted after India became a full member of...

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OFB Upgrades Army’s 130mm Field Gun

The Ordnance Factories Board (OFB) has successfully upgraded the 130-mm field guns to 155 mm capability and is expecting an order for 300 such guns from the Army. The user evaluation of 130/155 mm "upgunning" was successful. The cost of a new 155-mm artillery gun comes to around Rs 15 crore, while the...

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HAL Tejas Delivery Plan

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is likely to deliver three more light Combat Aircraft Tejas to the Indian Air Force (IAF) by the end of March2018, taking the count from six to nine. IAF has ordered 123 such planes and plans to order 201 more upgraded variants to arrest a sharp decline in its...

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The Indian Army soon will begin the contract negotiations for the multi-billion dollar deal to procure Very Short-Range Air Defence System (VSHORAD). The bids will be opened shortly to select the lowest bidder so as to begin cost negotiations. Three companies made it to the trials — MBDA of France, Rosoboronexport of Russia...

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IAF base close to Pakistan border in Gujarat

The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) has cleared a long-pending Indian Air Force (IAF) plan to set up a forward fighter base at Deesa, close to Pakistan border in Gujarat. Understood, the CCS has cleared the initial investment of around Rs 1,000 crore to extend the runway, build fighter-pens and administrative facilities.

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