Monthly Archives: March 2018

Discontinued Projects by DRDO

A total of seven projects have been short closed/stage closed/cancelled by the DRDO during the last three years. These are:-
  • Thin Film Sensing System for Kaveri Engine
  • Four Stroke Horizontally Opposed Four Cylinder Engine for UAV
  • Fifty Five Numbers of Sudershan Mk-1 Kits for Evaluation Trials
  • Multi Mission Radar
  • Semantic Service Oriented Architecture
  • Terrain Visualization...
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Dhanush Howitzer

India’s indigenized Dhanush, a 155 mm 45 caliber howitzer manufactured by OFB based on the Swedish Bofors design has cleared a crucial round of internal tests and is slated to be sent for further trials with the Army in April. The program initiated in 2010 and after setbacks during trial with Muzzle Brake...

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Tata Boeing Aerospace – Facility Inaugurated

Tata Boeing Aerospace (TBAL), a joint venture between Boeing and Tata Advanced Systems (TASL) has inaugurated its facility to produce fuselages for the AH-64 Apache helicopter. The facility will be the sole global producer of fuselages for AH-64 Apache helicopter. The new JV firm will also produce secondary structures and vertical spar boxes...

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Navy to Get Four Stealth Frigates

India and Russia have finalised a contract for four new stealth frigates for Indian Navy, worth above Rs 20,000 crore ($3 billion). Delivery will begin within four years of signing the contract. These new Krivak-III frigates will have the same engines and armament configuration as Yantar’s last three frigates – INS Teg, Tarkash...

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DAC Approvals 28 Feb 2018

Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), has accorded approval to Capital Acquisition Proposals of the Services and Coast Guard valued at approximately Rs 9435 crore.

  • 41,000 LMGs and over 3.5 Lakh Close Quarter Battle Carbines under ‘Buy and Make (Indian)’ category, costing Rs 4607 crore and Rs 3000 crore respectively. Out of total...
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‘Letter of Request’ For More Apaches

India has issued a Letter of Request (LoR) to the US government for buying six Boeing-made Apache choppers, through government-to-government route. US has to respond with a Letter of Acceptance (LoA) to take the Apache deal forward, after which the two sides will begin negotiations to lock the deal. The helicopters and associated...

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Coast Guard Chopper Deal

A deal to procure 14 number ‘EC 725 Super Cougar’ chopper for the Indian Coast Guard, worth around Rs 2,000 crore ($300 million, which included a Rs 600 crore offset package) is on the verge of being cancelled. Differences between the Defence Ministry and refusal of European manufacturer Airbus over extending the validity...

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Thales Reliance Defence Systems

A joint venture (JV) between Reliance Aerostructure and Thales India has got the approval from the Competition Commission of India (CCI), to be known as 'Thales Reliance Defence Systems'. Reliance Aerostructure would have 51 per cent stake in the entity and rest with Thales. The JV will leverage Thales offset commitment as part...

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