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Indian Army issues EoI for 155mm Terminally Guided Munitions

The Indian Army has issued an Expression of Interest (EoI) to buy 1,966 rounds of 155mm Terminally Guided Munitions (TGM) along with the support equipment, from Indian vendors under the ‘Make-II’ category of the Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020. However, currently no Indian vendor manufactures them. The EoI envisages that the terminally guided munition...

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Trentar Group acquires 75% stake in UAV manufacturer TM Aerospace

Mumbai-based Trentar company has acquired a 75 percent stake in Bangalore-based UAV manufacturer TM Aerospace for an undisclosed quantity. The two companions will give attention to commercializing high-quality and specialty UAVs for each industrial and defence segments, not only in India but also globally. The deal is a part of the Rs 100...

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Critical Design Review of LCA TEJAS MK-2 project completed

The LCA Tejas Mk2 program has completed the Critical Design Review (CDR) with a total of 20 subsystems for the aircraft have been cleared by IAF for production. This clearance will provide opportunity to a number of Indian private firms to participate in this project. From 62 percent in Tejas Mark 1A, the...

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Indian Navy commissions 4th Scorpene-class submarine INS Vela

The Indian Navy has commissioned its fourth, stealth Scorpene-class submarine built under Project 75, named as INS Vela. The Project 75 includes the construction of six submarines of Scorpene design under a contract signed between Mazgaon Docks Ltd and the DCNS of France (Naval Group). As of now three submarines, namely INS Kalvari,...

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Airbus signs $93 Mn contract with BEL for C-295 aircraft program

Spain based Airbus Defence and Space has signed a contract worth $93 Million with DPSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) for the manufacture and supply of two advanced radar systems - indigenous Radar Warning Receiver (RWR) and Missile Approach Warning System (MAWS) - that have been indigenously developed by the Defence Research and Development...

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Triveni Engineering signs 10-yr business agreement with GEAE Technology USA

Triveni Engineering & Industries has signed a 10-year business agreement with GEAE Technology USA to locally manufacture the 'LM2500' gas turbine base and enclosure. Under the agreement, GEAE Technology has licensed Triveni to locally manufacture the LM2500 gas turbine's base frame, acoustic enclosure, and lubricating oil skid and supply other source-controlled accessories that...

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Indian Navy plans to buy unmanned aerial and underwater platforms

The Indian Navy (IN) plans to acquire a sizeable number of unmanned aerial and underwater platforms in the next few years to significantly boost up its surveillance capability. Besides, IN also aims to enhance its capabilities in long-range anti-submarine warfare and reconnaissance. Most of the acquisitions are planned to be from domestic sources.

DAC meet on 23 Nov 2021

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on 23 Nov 2021 accorded approval to Capital Acquisition proposals of the Armed Forces valued at around Rs 7236 Crores. These includes: -

  • Procurement of GSAT-7C satellite and ground hubs worth Rs 2236 Crores under ‘Make in India’ category for the Indian Air Force (IAF)...
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First indigenous light combat helicopter handed over to IAF

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has officially received the first indigenous Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) developed Light Combat Helicopter (LCH). Earlier, in 2020, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) had approved the proposal for an initial batch of 15 Limited Series Production (LSP) of LCHs, though a contract for the same is yet to...

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Indian Amy keen to buy Software Defined Radios

The Indian Army is interested in procuring of state-of-the-art Software Defined Radios (SDRs) from Indian companies which will eventually replace Combat Net Radio (CNR) that are presently being used. A contract for the same is expected to be signed in coming months. The present radio sets in the Indian Army are hardware-based, with...

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