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India buys R-73 missiles from Russia

India has ordered 300 short-range air-to-air missiles, the R-73, and 400 medium-range air-to-air guided missiles, the RVV-AE, also known as the R-77, worth about $700 million for the Indian Air Force from Russia. The R-77 developed by Russian Tactical Missiles Corporation is counterpart to the US medium-range AIM-120 AMRAAM missile. These missiles are...

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Raw Materials for BPJs

About four to five overseas companies have evinced interest in setting up plants in India to provide some of the raw materials used for manufacturing Bullet Proof Jackets (BPJs) for the Indian Army. Indian companies producing Bulletproof Jackets import Chinese raw materials due to price advantage. According to Government projections, there is a...

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Defence Exports

India has ambitious target to achieve Rs 35,000 Crores worth of defence exports by 2025. The Government has drawn up a list of 85 countries that it wants to promote its defence products. In a new initiative, the Defence Attaches will be given an annual budget of up to $50,000 each for promoting...

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Indo-US Defence Deals

The US has approved the sale of integrated air and missile defence systems a MTCR Category-1 Unmanned Aerial System Sea Guardian UAS manufactured by General Atomics. A Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract is likely to be signed between the two governments and M/s General Atomics by this year end for ten each `Predator...

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Procurement of Sniper Rifle

The RFI issued by the Army in 2018 seeking 5,700 numbers of 8.6X70 mm sniper rifles with a range of at least 1,200 metres, and 10.2 million rounds of ammunition under Global (Buy) at an estimated cost of Rs 982 Crores is hitting a glitch. About 20 firms responded to the RFI but...

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Additional P-8I Aircraft

India wants ten more P-8I aircraft for surveillance, reconnaissance and anti-submarine operations in addition to the eight it contracted for in 2009 for the Navy. The proposal worth about Rs 22,500 Crores has been crossed which is the first step and now it needs AoN approval by the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC). The...

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Defence Items Export

Mr  Sanjay Jaju, JS (DIP), Department of Defence Production while speaking on at the 'Workshop for Defence Export Promotion' organised by FICCI mentioned that the Indian government will, within a month, launch new 'Open General Export License' scheme to boost Indian defence exports. Besides reducing the time taken for granting the permission it...

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Project-75

Project 75 has already been running five years late and with Navy reporting a host of problems in the second vessel, INS Khanderi, the project has now slipped by at least one more year. The navy has refused to commission the Khanderi into service until all its defects and deficiencies are fully rectified....

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Export of UAV

Elbit is close to signing a $180 million deal for supplying Hermes 900 and Hermes 450 for long-range missions; Skylark 1 and Skylark 3 tactical unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to the Philippines army. Adani Elbit Advanced Systems may have to play a part in the export order as Elbit Systemswould use this UAV...

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NASAMS Mobile Air Defence System

India is likely to process acquisition of an upgraded version of National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System-II (NASAMS-II), a mobile air defence system manufactured by Raytheon and Kongsberg, in a deal worth approximately Rs 6,000 core after the letter of acceptance.

The US is also offering its Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD)...

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