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Monthly Archives: October 2019

Torpedo Export

The first batch of Advanced Light Torpedo (TAL) Shyena torpedoes developed by Naval Science and Technological Laboratory and manufactured by Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL), have been sent to Myanmar as part of an export deal worth USD 37.90 Million which was signed in 2017.

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HAL Order Book

Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has concrete orders to build 24 Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, 12 Dornier DO-228, 56 Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH), 8 Chetak helicopters, 3 Cheetal helicopters and 19 Klimov RD-33 turbofan engines that powers MiG-29 fighters. Besides, it has an order to manufacture 12 Su-30MKI jets and 61 AL-31FP engines....

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Eight Apache Choppers Inducted

Eight Apache attack helicopters have been inducted into the Indian Air Force at the Pathankot air base. The helicopter has air to ground Hellfire missiles, 70 mm Hydra rockets and air to air Stinger missiles. It also has a 30 mm chain gun. These helicopters have the capability to shoot fire and forget...

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Annual Turnover FY-19 of PSUs & Pvt. Sector in A&D

The annual turnover in FY-19 of private sector companies in the Aerospace and Defence (A&D) sector is close to Rs 15000 Crores, while that of the with Public Sector Units (PSUs) is almost over four times as large at Rs 63208 Crores. It clearly indicates that the private sector participation in defence has...

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LTTS & UTC Partnership

L&T Technology Services (LTTS) has been selected as a strategic partner by United Technologies Corporation (UTC) for Collins Aerospace, a subsidiary of UTC. Collins Aerospace comprises of the former UTC Aerospace Systems, Rockwell Collins and BE Aerospace, and is one of the leading providers of intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defence...

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DefExpo India-2020

The 11th biennial edition of DefExpo India-2020 is scheduled to be held for the first time in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. The state has four units of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd at Lucknow, Kanpur, Korwa and Naini (Prayagraj), nine ordnance factory units, including Kanpur, Korwa, Shahjahanpur, Firozabad Moradabad and one unit of Bharat Electronics Limited...

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No Industrial License for Defence Equipment Parts

The Commerce and Industry Ministry DPIIT clarified on 11 Sep 2019 that no industrial/arms license is required for the manufacturer of any parts or accessories in the defence sector, unless they are specifically listed for procuring licenses. Press Note 17 (1984 series) is withdrawn.

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Indo-US Agreements

India and the United States are likely to finalize two critical agreements, the Industrial Security Annexure (ISA) and the Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA), a foundational military agreement. BECA will allow India to use US geospatial maps to achieve pinpoint military accuracy of automated hardware systems and weapons such as cruise and...

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Indian Defence Exports

The defence exports in 2018-19 reached Rs 10745 Crores in 2018-19 from Rs 4682 Crores in 2017-18, witnessing an increase of a 129 percent. Further, till July 2019, the value of Indian defence export approvals stands to Rs 15000 Crores, thus, expecting to move up exponentially. The majority of these export were secured...

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Committee for Revision of DPP and DPM

Ministry of Defence (MoD) is setting up of a Committee under the Chairmanship of Director General (Acquisition) with 11 other members, of the rank of a Joint Secretary or equivalent. Terms of reference include:

  • To remove procedural bottlenecks and hasten defence acquisition; aligning and standardizing the provisions in DPP 2016 and...
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