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IN likely to buy Sea Guardian Drones

Indian Navy (IN) is likely to go for limited purchase option of 10 Sea Guardian Surveillance Drones that are interoperable with other US assets in the region. The activation of the Communications Compatibility and Security Agreement (COMCASA) will help the navy exploit the platforms for joint surveillance and intelligence sharing. The surveillance drones...

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Transport aircraft for IAF

Airbus is very close to finalizing order for 56 C295 transport aircraft worth approx USD 1.7 Billion for the Indian Air Force (IAF). Out of these, 16 aircrafts will be produced by Airbus in about one year and the balance will be assembled by a TATA Airbus joint venture. The platform will replace...

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Bids for SP in Project-75I

The bids from Indian shipyards for the P 75I project for the Indian Navy worth Rs 45000 Crores have been received from Larsen and Toubro (L&T), Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDL), Reliance Naval, Hindustan Shipyard (HSL) besides Adani Group. The Adani Group does not currently own an shipyard, there is speculation that the...

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Modernisation of Armed Forces

The Government will spend USD 130 billion in the next 5-7 years for modernisation of the Army, Navy and the Air Force, under which a range of critical weapons, missiles, fighter jets, submarines and warships. Indian Army main requirement includes Infantry modernisation, 2,600 Infantry Combat Vehicles and 1,700 Future Ready Combat Vehicles. Navy...

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MoD buys PARs from Data Patterns

A contract for installation and commissioning of nine Precision Approach Radars (PARs) has been concluded between Ministry of Defence and Data Pattern (India) Pvt. Ltd. at a cost of Rs 380 Crores under ‘Buy Indian’ category. These precision approach radars will be installed at Indian Naval air stations and Indian Air Force stations...

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Additional Rafale Aircraft?

The delivery of the first Rafale jet for the Indian Air Force is likely to take place on September 19 and all the 36 jets will be delivered in next three years. France is set to offer an immediate sale of two more squadrons (36 additional) Rafale jets. While the 2016 deal for...

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EoI from ISRO for Indian Consortium

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has issued an Expression of Interest (EoI) to Indian companies to build five Polar Satellite Launch Vehicles (PSLVs) costing approximately over Rs 1000 Crores to boost the ‘Make-in-India’ initiative of the Government. The EoI is to be responded by 06 Sep 2019.

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ASRAAM on Fighter Aircraft

HAL has shown interest to integrate the MBDA manufactured ASRAAM on the indigenous MK1A Tejas and the Su-30MKI. Last year, the Indian Air Force had committed to buying 83 Tejas MK1A jets, but a firm order has not been placed yet. HAL is keen to modify the Russian-origin Su-30MKI fighter of the Indian...

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IAF to have additional Su-30 MKI fighters

Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has pitched for an order to manufacture four additional squadrons (72 fighter jets) of the Su-30 MKI jets to quickly meet gaps in fighter squadron strength. HAL has the current order for 272 and produces the jets for around Rs 450 Crores each. Understood IAF has not been keen...

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Multi Role Helicopter (IMRH) for Indian Armed Forces

India is planning Rs 10000 Crores project to design and develop an indigenous Multi Role Helicopter (IMRH) for military to replace the large fleet of Mi-8/17 transport chopper. The requirement of the Armed Forces for Multi Role Helicopter (IMRH) is approximately 550 units and also there is scope for potential exports. The twin-engine...

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