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OPVs for Coast Guard

Goa Shipyard Ltd is in the process of construction of six Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) for Indian Coast Guard. The first OPV will be ready for delivery as per schedule by October 2015 and all six vessels will be delivered to Indian Coast Guard by November 2017. Till now, GSL has delivered total...

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Indian Navy inducts OPV INS Sumitra

Indian Navy got the delivery of largest indigenously developed offshore patrol vessel INS Sumitra. The vessel is developed by Indian state-owned Goa Shipyard Limited. The vessel is the fourth in the series of 105-metre vessels built by the shipyard for the Navy. It is equipped with large number of state-of-the-art indigenous electronic, communication...

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Tata to produce aircraft equipment for Cobham

Tata Advanced Systems (TASL) has entered in to a contract-manufacturing tie-up with UK-based Cobham to make the latter’s air-to-air refuelling equipment for aircrafts in India. TASL provides integrated solutions for aerospace defence and homeland security markets in India and makes equipment for radar systems and night-vision devices and unmanned aerial systems; whereas Cobham...

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Indian Aero market

Thales has expressed desire to enter Indian defence market, in collaboration with India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL).  On the other hand, Airbus Helicopter is also keen on associating with HAL’s multi-role helicopters, including the naval version and has offered to play a greater role in building the Indian chopper market, which holds huge...

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ICG gets three interceptor boats

Indian Coast Guard (ICG) received three high speed indigenously designed and built Interceptor Boats from L&T Shipbuilding. According to the tender L&T shipbuilding has to build 36 Interceptor Boats for the Coast Guard, out of which eleven has already been delivered. The boats are installed with state of the art navigation, communication equipment...

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Textron India Private Limited

Defence ProAc interacted with Mr Inderjit Sial, President and Managing Director, Textron India Private Limited on 30 Jun 2014—Excerpts

Mr Inderjit Sial is the President and Managing Director of Textron India Private Limited, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., headquartered at Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A. He is responsible for...

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L&T acquire 74% stake in Thales Software India

Indian company Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has recently acquired 74 per cent stake in Thales Software India Pvt Ltd, to grow its avionics business. Thales Software is an Indian subsidiary of France-based Thales which is the global technology leader in aerospace, transportation and defence and security markets. In the new venture, L&T Technology...

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Indigenous ASW for Indian Navy

Indian shipyard Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd (GRSE) built Anti Submarine Warfare Corvette (ASW) INS Kamorta has been commissioned into the Indian Navy. With about 90 per cent of the ship being indigenous, it would also be the first warship armed with an indigenous rocket launcher for anti submarine warfare. The ASW...

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The pragmatic approach to politics and his focus on tackling problems rather than theorizing, the Prime Minister has set the ball rolling for reforms in Defence Production and Acquisitions. Need of the hour is to tackle seemingly intractable structural problems and the policy framework for galvanising indigenous aerospace and defence industry. There is...

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