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Carbine Procurement

The Indian Army is planning to use a modified version of the AK-203 Assault Rifle in Carbine role. The immediate requirement of Carbines is being procured through foreign vendors initially and then through 'Make in India' programme under which more than seven lakh carbines would be manufactured at an Indian facility. Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has...
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Project-75 India

The Indian Navy has issued Expression of Interest to foreign vendors to acquire six lethal submarines under Project-75 India likely to cost over Rs 50,000 crore. The submarines are to be equipped with at least 12 Land Attack Cruise Missiles (LACM) along with Anti-Ship cruise missiles (ASCM) besides being able to carry and launch 18...
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HAL Turnover 2018-19

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), recorded turnover of over Rs 19,400 crores for the financial year ending 31st March 2019, a six percent revenue growth over the previous year's turnover of Rs 18,284 crores. During the year it manufactured 41 new aircraft, helicopters besides 98 new engines and carried out an overhaul of 213 aircraft, helicopters,...
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Landing Craft Utility

Garden Reach Ship Builders and Engineers, (GRSE), handed over to the Indian Navy the 100th vessel, a landing craft utility (LCU), an amphibious vessel that can transport and deploy main battle tanks, armoured vehicles, troops and equipment from ship to shore. Earlier GRSE handed over its 99th warship, “ICGS Priyadarshini”, an advanced fast patrol vessel...
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ICG Aero Platforms

The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) is all set to induct 16 Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH), by July 2019. The ICG has also planned to get its 36 Dornier aircraft upgraded in phases. Although these aircraft are approximately six to eight years old, they need upgradation in terms of avionics which include fitting of LED display....
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MIDHANI New Unit at ROHTAK

Misra Dhatu Nigam (Midhani) has handed over Bulletproof Vehicles to central armed police forces. The company is setting up its new "armouring unit" at IMT, Rohtak with capital expenditure of Rs. 50 crore, which is expected to be operational by December 2019....
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24 MH-60R Helicopters under FMS

The United States has approved the sale of 24 MH-60R helicopters to India worth a total of $2.6 billion. Better named as Romeos, manufactured by Lockheed Martin the Helis are designed for hunting submarines, ships and conducting search-and-rescue operations at sea. These would replace India’s aging fleet of Sea King helicopters....
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Additional MIG – 29

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is moving the government to buy an additional 21 Russian-made MiG -29 ground attack and air-defense aircraft. IAF needs a minimum of 42 squadrons but has only 30. India is expected to get first Rafale fighter jets in September 2019. The Indian Air Force already has three squadrons of MiG-29.  The...
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130 mm M-46 artillery guns Upgrade

The Army has about 1000 of the 130 mm M-46 Artillery Guns and placed a Rs 200 crore order on Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) for upgunning 300 numbers by 2022, for equipping fifteen regiments. About 180 of the 130 mm field guns were upgraded to 155 mm by Israeli firm Soltam under Project Karan in...
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Nirbhay Missile Test Fired

India on Monday successfully test-fired it's first indigenously designed and developed long-range sub-sonic cruise missile 'Nirbhay' from Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur. The last successful trial of the cruise missile conducted on November 7, 2017....
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