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THRUST IN HELICOPTER MANUFACTURING UNDER SP

Indian Armed Forces are having a huge requirement for Helicopters and are looking to fulfill the gap. Recently issued of RFI for Helicopters by Navy under SP model will be a game changer for Indian Industrial base. The private sector, including MSE and...

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ROBOTICS AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN DEFENCE SECTOR

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence till now have been used mainly for commercial work and yet to dominate defence sector in India. There is a huge potential in this segment and newly formed Task-Force on Artificial Intelligence by Indian government is a step towards...

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‘MAKE IN INDIA’ TAKING SHAPE

India's dream of 'Make in India' is seems taking shape, with many projects lined-up under Strategic Partnership Model, and many other projects are moving parallely.

Indian MOD will sign the $1 billion deal to purchase Spike Anti-Tank Guided Missiles from Israel's Rafael Advanced Defense System soon. The other contender was the American...

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UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE (UAV)

The UAV ecosystem is great force multipliers and brings the synergy between the three Services to optimise their employment. It has been undergoing revolutionary innovations. Unmanned Aircraft Systems are an emerging sector of the aerospace due to its capability in undertaking high threat tasks.

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THE SAGA OF PROJECT 75 (I)

The push to take the P 75I project forward was initiated with the announcement of the Strategic Partner (SP), Policy. The author discusses Pros and Cons—

In 1999, the Indian Navy drew a Submarine Acquisition Plan, a 30-year roadmap that envisaged 12...

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SMALL ARMS PROCUREMENT – TREND AND CONSEQUENCES

The hiccups in the Small Arms procurement process and cancellation of numerous tenders in past owing to issues of alleged irregularities, have severely affected the Infantry modernisation. In the backdrop author brings out the approach to be adopted.

The basic role of...

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CLOSE IN WEAPON SYSTEMS

Indian Armed Forces require around 1000 Close-In Weapon Systems (CIWS) and each Service projected their different qualitative requirements. Production and life cycle manufacturing of small quantity of different weapons for each Services with similar operational need would be the costlier effort. Therefore, the...

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SELF RELIANCE IN GUIDED MISSILES

The Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP) led the path to develop  technology, competence and expertise in the fields of propulsion, navigation and manufacture of Missiles in India. Author dwells on the journey—

The importance of guided missiles to the armed forces has considerably...

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NIGHT SIGHT: REQUIREMENT OF INDIAN ARMY

In present context Electro-optics instruments are used for range of applications - surveillance, reconnaissance, target acquisition, engagement, and missile guidance. The author deliberates on Indian Army Rifle mounted Sights requirement.

In this contemporary era, it is crucial to equip our...

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