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Monthly Archives: July 2020

Repeat Order for Spike ATGM

The Indian Army is set to place a repeat order for 12 launchers and around 250 Spike-LR (Long Range) Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (ATGM) from Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defence Systems, as part of emergency procurement. Last year, the Army procured 12 launchers and around 250 missiles from Israel. The Army has a much larger...

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IA To Buy Extreme Cold Weather Tents on Emergency Basis

Indian Army is going to place emergency orders for thousands of extreme cold weather tents for troops deployed in eastern Ladakh. It is looking at both European and Indian markets for extreme weather tents. With the water level in the Galwan river getting increased in the last few days, thus along with tents,...

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MoD to procure Micro Remotely Piloted Aircraft System

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) intends to procure around 150 Micro Remotely Piloted Aircraft System Type B for the Indian Army with operational range of up to 5 km, weighing not more than 6 Kilograms (all up weight) and endurance of not less than 60 Minutes and with Vertical Takeoff and Landing mode...

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Futuristic Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV)

The Indian Army’s Futuristic Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV) project under “Make in India” to replace BMP-II at a cost of around s 60000 Crores has been facing prolonged delays. As of now, a fresh Request for Information (RFI) has been prepared which will be shared with the industry. Tata Motors, Larsen and Toubro (L&T),...

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Boeing Completes Delivery of Apache, Chinook Choppers to IAF

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has taken delivery of the last five of 22 Boeing ‘AH-64E (I)’ Apache Guardian attack helicopters it ordered in 2015 from the US. Earlier in March, Boeing handed over the last 5 out of the 15 Chinook helicopters also to the IAF. Both the deals are estimated to...

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MoD Places Orders for 156 ‘Sarath’ ICVs

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has placed an order on the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) for 156 upgraded Russian-origin BMP-2/2k Infantry Combat Vehicles (ICVs) ‘Sarath’ at the cost of 1094 Crores ($145 Million) with the deliveries slated by 2023.

The Sarath weighing 14.3 tonnes, operated by a 3-man crew is capable...

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MoD issues RFI for Tank Transporter

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has issued a RFI for the procurement of 36 Tank Transporter for transportation of medium and heavy tanks weighing up to 70 Tons on metalled roads and tracks.

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

Lockheed Martin will provide 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. The Apache Fire Control products include electro-optical sensors and radar technologies providing aircrews with enhanced situational awareness and greater performance and survivability.

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India lining up defence deals worth more than $5 Bn with US

India has the following defence purchase in pipeline from US worth $5 Billion:

  • 30 MQ-9 Reaper (Predator B) drones for $2.6 Bbillion
  • Additional four P-8I long range maritime surveillance aircraft for $1 Billion
  • Two Gulfstream 550 aircraft for intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance for nearly $1 Billion
  • National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System...
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No Extension for LMG Procurement Tender

The Procurement of 7.62X51 mm 41,000 Light Machine Guns (LMGs) for the Indian Army worth Rs 3000 Crores did not get extension for the bid submission deadline beyond 15 June 20. As per the tender issued in 2018, these LMGs are expected to have telescopic sight with 4x magnification and should have the...

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