Monthly Archives: May 2020

US clear missiles, torpedoes for India’s P-8I aircrafts

US State Department has cleared procurement of 10 Boeing manufactured AGM-84L Harpoon Block II anti-ship missiles by India with an estimated price tag of $92 Million, as well as 16 MK 54 all up round lightweight torpedoes from Raytheon, worth an estimated $63 Million to be fitted on P-8I maritime surveillance aircraft for...

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India awards contract for EW suites to Elbit

Elbit Systems has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $103 Million to supply comprehensive Electronic Warfare (EW) suites for the Indian Air Force. The contract will be performed over a three-year period and includes long-term integrated logistic support. Under the contract, Elbit Systems will fit the customer’s helicopters with complete EW suites...

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Electro-Optical Fire-Control System for AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter

Lockheed Martin will provide the militaries of India and Taiwan with an electro-optical fire-control system that helps AH-64 Apache attack helicopter crews fire weapons accurately and navigate safely in bad weather and at night. US Army has announced a $67.6 Million order to the Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control segment for the...

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OFB, BEL develops Remote Control Weapon Station

Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) in conjunction with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has developed a new Remotely Operated Weapon Station (ROWS) armed with the Russian-designed NSVT 12.7 mm heavy machine gun (HMG).

The unmanned combat station was specifically designed to carry a combat-ready NSVT HMG, which is mounted on a two-axis...

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BAE Partnering with India

BAE Systems has taken a lead to supply 20 M777 Guns out of order of 145 numbers with the balance 120 Guns to be assembled, integrated and tested in partnership with Mahindra Defence in India. BAE has over 60 companies involved with over 50% being the SMEs. BAE has a strong focus on...

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Self-Propelled Air Defence Gun Missile System (SPAD-GMS) Deal

The deal worth $3 Billion approx. for the procurement of five regiments Self-Propelled Air Defence Gun Missile System (SPAD-GMS) – comprising of 104 systems, of gun missiles systems, including 4,928 missiles and 172,260 rounds of ammunition – for the Indian Army is facing issues related to the non-compliance to the specifications. In response...

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Capital Acquisitions on Hold

The Department of Military Affairs has asked the Service HQ to put their capital acquisitions on hold in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic. There are number of projects at different stages of acquisition for modernizing their arsenal. The Indian Air Force, for instance, is in the process of making payments for...

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Recent orders by MoD

The recent procurement by Ministry of Defence (MoD) and those in pipeline are as under:-

  • MoD inked a $2.1 billion tender with TAIS, a consortium of five Turkish shipbuilders, to design and build five 45,000-tonne Fleet Support Vessels (FSV) for the Indian Navy in collaboration with Hindustan Shipbuilders Limited (HSL)....
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Refurbishment of Sindhughosh-class submarines

Russia’s JSC United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) has proposed refurbishment of three of the Indian Navy’s existing Kilo-class Sindhughosh-class submarines. The refurbishment will prolong their operational period by 10 years and would cost around $1.8 Billion. India originally procured ten Project 877EKM Sindhughosh-class submarines from Russia.

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