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Monthly Archives: March 2020

Indian Army needs 500 Robotic Vehicles

The Indian Army has announced interest in procuring over 500 Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) specifically to track, engage and combat terrorists in built-up areas. Designated the ‘Robotic Surveillance Platform’, the Indian Army has called for a procurement under the Indian Defence Procurement Procedure’s ‘Make’ category, which mandates indigenous design, development and manufacture.

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IA issues RFI for GOCO Model for COD Kanpur

Indian Army has issued a Request for Information (RFI) on Dec. 19 to shortlist the private contractors to run Kanpur-based COD on Government-Owned, Contractor-Operated‘ (GOCO) model aiming to adopt best business practices in warehousing and supply chain, currently prevalent in the logistic sector. COD Kanpur is responsible for supply chain management of General...

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Induction of Armoured Vehicles

The induction of new variants of Armoured vehicles and Ammunition is planned in this decade. The FICV’s induction is scheduled for the 2027 and a Request for Information (RFI), is to be issued shortly. The RFI for the FRCV on Strategic Partnership model was issued on Nov. 8, 2017 and the Services Qualitative...

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AH-64E Apache Attack Helicopters for Army

India and the United States concluded an estimated USD 800 Million contract for the delivery of six additional Boeing AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters for the Indian Army’s Aviation Corps (AAC). Notably, the deliveries for the Indian Army AH-64E Apache configuration are planned to begin in 2023. The deal includes the sale of...

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Auxiliary Power Unit for T-72/T-90 Tanks

The Army is seeking indigenous development of approx. 3257 Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) for its 1657 units for T-90 and 1600 units for the older T-72. An APU is a small engine or powered device that provides energy for functions other than propulsion Such as the gunner, commander and driver sights, fire control...

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IA to buy Thermal Imaging Night Sights

The Indian Army (IA) is seeking to buy 22000 Long-Range Thermal Imaging Night Sights for Infantry Assault Rifles to be manufactured locally. The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) approved the design, development and manufacturing of 'Thermal Imaging Night Sights' for Assault Rifles in November 2019.

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CONTROP awarded tender for iSky-50HD

CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd. has been awarded tender for iSky-50HD by India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the supply of its iSky-50HD systems, for use on unmanned air platforms. Basically, the iSky-50HD is a lightweight, compact EO/IR observation system which has been specifically designed for use in challenging airborne environments. The...

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Update on Naval Utility Helicopters

The MoD project to build through the “Strategic Partner” (SP) model 111 Naval Utility Helicopters (NUH) worth Rs 21738 Crores is facing internal headwinds. The Department Of Defence Production (DDP) hired consultant, who has advised to go in for a naval version of its indigenous Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH), despite the fact...

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Atlas, Naval Group responds to IN’s Heavyweight Torpedoes tender

German Atlas Elektronik and French Naval Group are only two firms that have responded to the tender/RFP for supplying 100 Heavyweight Torpedoes worth USD 290 Million approx. for the Indian Navy's Scorpene class conventional and Arihant class nuclear submarines. The immediate requirement of the Navy for Heavyweight Torpedoes would be met by the...

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Project-75I Update

Empowered Committee of the Indian Navy has shortlisted two shipyards, namely, Mazagaon Dock Limited (MDL) and Larsen and Toubro (L&T) for Project-75I submarine programme worth Rs 45000 Crores, and has rejected Adani’s bid because his company was not found to be eligible. Recently, Hindustan Shipyard Ltd (HSL) and Adani Group proposed participation through...

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