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France orders MBDA’s MMP missile

The French army procurement agency (DGA) has notified to MBDA France, a contract for development and manufacturing of the medium range Missile Moyenne Portee (MMP) destined to replace the currently used MILAN missiles. Under the DGA contract, MBDA will provide the army with 400 launchers and 2,850 missiles. The first 175 launchers and...

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Pipavav Defence eyeing manufacturing of missile and torpedoes

Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering, country's largest defence ship building company in the private sector, is planning to set up its main system integration facility for manufacturing missiles and torpedoes in Hyderabad. The company is looking at tie-ups with local firms in and around Hyderabad for sub-system design and manufacture of missile and...

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India successfully test-fires submarine-launched ballistic missile

India's Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) have successfully flight-tested an underwater-launched missile called K-4. The about 3,000 km range missile was reportedly launched from a submerged pontoon submerged more than 30 metres deep in the sea off the Visakhapatnam coast. As of now, nearly 10 development trials of K-15 missile have already...

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Mazagon Dock invites bids

State-owned Public Sector Undertaking Mazagon Dock Ltd (MDL) has invited bids from both private and public shipyards to build a portion of two destroyer ships to be built under P15B project of the Indian Navy. A total of four destroyer class ships are to be built under P15B. Once the responses are received...

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DRDO gets Dornier flying test bed

India's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) have received the delivery of Dornier flying test bed (FTB) aircraft 'Nabhratna' from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). The aircraft will be used by DRDO's Bangalore based Electronics and Radar Development Establishment (LRDE) as flying test bed (FTB) for evaluation of performance of various radars being developed...

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India successfully test fired Akash missile

India has successfully test fired indigenously developed surface-to-air Akash missile as part of a user trial from the Integrated Test Range (ITR). Akash, which aimed at a para-barrel target during the trial, is a medium range surface-to-air anti-aircraft defence system and has a range of 25 km and capability to carry warhead of...

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India seeking indigenously developed Air Defence Gun Systems

Indian Ministry of Defence is expected to soon be coming out with the tender for the procurement of 430 air defence gun systems to replace the four-decade-old 40mm L/70 air defence guns with the Indian Army. The tender will be issued within three months and is likely to be given to state-owned Bharat...

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IAF to get additional Pilatus PC-7 MK II BTAs

The Indian Defence Ministry has recently floated a Request for Information (RFI) for acquiring additional 106 Swiss Pilatus PC-7 MK II Basic Trainer Aircraft (BTA) under the 'Buy & Make (Indian)' category for the Indian Air Force (IAF). Under the “Buy & Make (Indian)” category, Swiss company Pilatus will have to form a...

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Arjun MK II

The Arjun MK II Main Battle Tank (MBT) is likely to get delayed, as it is yet to be tested with the Laser Homing Attack (LAHAT) missile. Developed by India's Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) for the Indian Army, Arjun is a third generation MBT. An order of 124 Arjun MK IIs...

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Ballistic Missile Defence System for India

India and Israel have entered into an agreement to assemble a ballistic missile defence system for India. The system would be designed to protect against nuclear warheads fired from neighboring countries. Currently, both the sides are under contract negotiations that could extend into late 2014. The initial agreement would partner IAI as well...

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