Monthly Archives: August 2014

India to buy bird detection and monitoring radars

The Ministry of Defence is speeding up the process of procurement of 45 bird detection and monitoring radars for all its military air bases. Out of 45 radars to be procured, 39 will go to the Air Force, while the remaining six will be for the Navy. The cost of these...

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Arjun MBT to get new defensive systems

 India has recently tested an advanced laser warning countermeasure system and a mobile camouflage system. The system has passed ‘performance evaluation trials’ and has been integrated in the Arjun MBT. The camouflage system has been developed to provide multi-spectral signature management for Arjun MkII, in order to protect the vehicle against all enemy...

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INS Kamorta- India’s first indigenously warship

India will be commissioning its first indigenously-built stealth anti-submarine warfare INS Kamorta, today. Kamorta is the first of four ASW stealth corvettes and has been built by the state-owned Garden Reach Shipbuilders.  It is the first vessel in the Navy whose all weapon systems are manufactured indigenously. The warship would carry short-range Surface-to-Air...

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Finmeccanica and AgustaWestland allowed to do business

Indian Government has allowed Finmeccanica and Agusta Westland for doing business with India. However, the investigations will continue and remain delinked from the procurement processes. Also the Government has placed some conditions, which are:-

  • All ongoing contracts will continue unhindered.
  • All contracts related to spares will continue.
  • Contracts with Russian manufacturers, where Finmeccanica group is involved...
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India to buy additional Apache attack hepters

India has offered a follow-on order of additional Boeing manufactured 39 AH-64D Apache multirole combat helicopters at an estimated cost of over $2.5 billion. These are in addition to the already 22 AH-64D Apache helicopters which are currently being negotiated and likely to cost $1.4 billion and are to replace the Indian Air...

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Pipavav eyeing tie up with European Companies

India’s largest heavy industry company Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering Company is in talks with European companies for a strategic partnership. Currently, it is planning to acquire a 24% stake in an European defence firm for raising Rs.900 crores for its naval warship building project for the Indian Navy. As of now, the...

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India may buy AEW&C aircraft from Russia

Indian is planning to purchase three airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircrafts A-50 from Russia. Earlier In 2003, India had ordered three such warplanes and the contract was fulfilled in 2010. AEW&C aircrafts A-50 are used to detect and track air targets and surface vessels, warn automated systems of command posts and...

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US become largest supplier to India

The United States (US) has become the largest supplier of defence equipments to India in the last three years. Almost 40 percent of defence spending has gone to US, followed by Russia – 30%, French-14%, Israel-4%. It is to be noted that a total of Rs.83, 458 crore has been spend by India...

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IN inducted indigenously built warship INS Kolkata

 Indian Navy (IN) has inducted, indigenously made 6,800-tonne destroyer INS Kolkata. The Rs 11,662 crore Project “15A” to build INS Kolkata and two follow-on destroyers (INS Kochi and INS Chennai), being undertaken at the Mazagon Docks. Once the construction of these three destroyers was over, the plan was to launch Project-15B to build...

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Rafale Fighter deal

The process of negotiations with the L1 vendor, M/s Dassault Aviation of France for procurement of MMRCA is on. As per the Request for Proposal (RFP) for procurement of 126 Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA), 18 aircraft are sought to be procured in fly away condition and 108 aircraft are to be...

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