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Boeing completes MSA systems testbed trials

US based manufacturer Boeing has recently completed missions systems and sensor installation of the Bombardier Challenger 604 Maritime Surveillance Aircraft (MSA) test bed, ahead of ground and flight trials which in turn will lead onto customer demonstrations. The MSA is basically for those operators looking for a maritime surveillance platform but without the...

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Sikorsky-Lockheed Martin bags CSAR Helicopter Contract

The United States Air Force (USAF) recently awarded Sikorsky-Lockheed Martin team a $1.3 billion contract for the Combat Rescue Helicopter program. The deal includes 112 Sikorsky Black Hawks outfitted with Lockheed mission equipment which are to replace HH-60G combat search-and-rescue helicopters that are being currently used by the USAF. The contract awarded Thursday...

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Indonesian Navy buys two OSVs

The Indonesian Navy has placed order worth USD100 million for two new 60m offshore support vessels (OSVs) to the France's shipbuilding company OCEA SA. The vessels which will be armed with one 20 mm and two 12.7 mm guns are primarily for maritime surveillance and oceanographic purposes. The 500-tonne OSVs will have a...

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Update on Poland’s Air Defense Contract

Poland has shortlisted US manufacturer Raytheon and French-led consortium Eurosam - Thales and the European defense firm MBDA - as bidders for a contract to build its air defense system. Poland's defense group PHO would partner up with the winning bidder which is expected to be announced by the end of the year....

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Tata-RUAG inks pact for producing wings, fuselage

India's Tata Advanced Systems has entered into a partnership with Swiss aerospace and defence firm RUAG Aviation to manufacture fuselages and wings for the Dornier 228 aircraft. The investment is expected to be around Rs 500 crores in the first phase. This project is the fourth aero structures unit to be set up...

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India’s In-Flight Refuelling aircraft deal

Indian Air Force still have to wait more for its requirement to have in-flight refuelling aircraft, as Indian Defence Ministry has sought legal opinion on the change of manufacturer's name after its much touted re-branding exercise. In 2013, India has selected and negotiated for six A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT). Though the...

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Project Seabird Phase II

The Government of India has recently given environmental clearance to Indian Navy's ambitious naval infrastructure project  Seabird in Karwar (Phase-II). The expansion will be under Project Seabird Phase II-A, IIB which will entail construction of a host of facilities expected to cost about $2 billion and completed during 2020. Under Phase II, the...

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Industrial License

Ministry of Commerce and Industry has issued a Press Note No. 5 (2014 series). The note highlights the increasing initial validity period of Industrial License from two years to three years and guide lines for extension of validity of Industrial License. Industrial License Ministry of Commerce and Industry has issued a Press Note...

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