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Monthly Archives: May 2020

HSL to build Fleet Support Vessels for IN

India is going ahead with a $2.3 Billion (about Rs 15,000 Crores) deal to manufacture Fleet Support Vessels (FSVs) in collaboration with a Turkish shipyard TAIS, who had emerged as the lowest bidder for a contract to manufacture five of the 45,000-tonne FSVs at Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL).

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Refit of INS Shishumar

Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) and Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems of Germany will jointly perform refit of the INS Shishumar at MDL’s dockyard in Mumbai, and is expected to be completed by 2021. The refit includes the delivery of new equipment, the maintenance of systems and components, as well as on-site technical support and logistical...

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IAF considering leasing of Aerial Refuelling Tankers

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is considering leasing of Aerial Refuelling Tanker Aircraft. Presently, the IAF operates a fleet of six Russian-origin Ilyushin-78 tankers which are facing obsolescence and having maintenance problems; consequently the IAF urgently needs at least six more of these aircrafts. American (Boeing KC-46A), Russian (ll-78), European (A330 MRTT) and...

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Close-Quarter-Battle Carbines Procurement

The commercial negotiation is over and price is finalized for the procurement of 93,895 Close-Quarter-Battle Carbines (CQB) which is under Fast Track Procurement (FTP), from Caracal, the L1 bidder after extensive trials for a $ 553.33 million deal. The deal is under Fast Track Procurement (FTP) and signing of contract is expected shortly;...

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Modernisation of Air Field Infrastructure-II

Ministry of Defence signed a contract of nearly Rs 1,200 crore for modernisation of Air Field Infrastructure (MAFI) of 37 airfields for Indian Air Force (IAF), Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard with Tata Power SED (TPSED). The MAFI Phase-II is a follow-on programme based on MAFI Phase-I that included up-gradation of 30...

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