Monthly Archives: October 2014

PM addresses Combined Commanders Conference

Prime Minister asked the Army, Navy and Air Force to be ready to face ‘invisible’ enemies and Full scale wars may become rare, but force will remain an instrument of deterrence and influencing behaviour, and the duration of conflicts will be shorter.” Modi said while addressing the Combined Commanders’ Conference here on Friday....

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India Test fired cruise missile Nirbhay

India recently conducted successful test firing of nuclear-capable cruise missile 'Nirbhay', developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The missile can fly at tree-top level, making it difficult to detect on radar, and strikes targets more than 700 km away carrying nuclear warheads. Also, the missile has a fire-and-forget system that cannot...

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India to reissue 56 naval choppers tender

India has scrapped the tender to procure 56 Naval Helicopters from abroad at a worth around Rs. 9000 crore. The tender was issued two years ago for the Indian Navy, specifying the requirement for 4.5 tonne twin-engines helicopters which can be used for both shore-based and offshore operations, operating from ship decks in...

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Govt. clears defence IL proposals

The Government recently gave clearance to industrial licences for 19 long-pending defence sector projects, including that of Reliance Aerospace Technologies, Bharat Forge, Mahindra Telephonic Integrated Systems, Tata Advanced Materials and Punj Lloyd. Additionally, in the case of another 14 pending defence applications, the companies were informed that licences were not required anymore as a vast...
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Thales, BEL sign JV for radars

Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and Thales have been approved to incorporation a joint venture company, BEL-THALES Systems Limited. This joint venture (JV) Company will primarily focus on the design, development, marketing, supply and support of civilian and select defence radars for India and the global markets. BEL holds a 74 % stake while...

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Tata, Honeywell tie-up to make Defence Navigators

Honeywell Aerospace has signed a licensed agreement with India’s Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division (SED) to manufacture “Tactical Advanced Land Inertial Navigator” (TALIN) in India. This technology enables vehicles and artillery to navigate very precisely, even where GPS satellite guidance is not available. Honeywell will license the design and hardware to assemble, test...

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MoD issues fresh tender for 20 Hawk aircraft

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has issued a fresh tender for buying 20 BAE manufactured Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer aircrafts for the Indian Air Force's Surya Kiran Aerobatic Team (SKAT). The tender worth Rs 2000 crores has been issued to the DPSU Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) which will license-produce these aircrafts in its...

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Rockwell Collins, Zen Technologies inks MoU for simulation and training

Rockwell Collins and Zen Technologies have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the area of simulation and training to offer solutions to Indian military customers. Rockwell Collins provides world-class aviation simulation and training products, systems and integration solutions, while Zen Technologies specializes in industry-leading ground military simulation and training solutions.

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Govt. offers $12 Bn for aircraft manufacturing facility in India

The Indian Government has offered to spend $12 billion to encourage private firms to establish an aircraft manufacturing facility either independently or in partnership with overseas firms. Specifically, the Indian government has offered an advance order for the indigenously being built Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Mark-2 to the private sector. A total of...

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