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Monthly Archives: September 2014

US offer co-development of defence items to India

The United States has offered India to jointly develop or manufacture 34 state-of-the-art weapon systems and technologies with India including the Javelin anti-tank missile and the Scorpion mutation bomb. The deal for the Javelin infra-red guided missile includes full transfer of technology. US have also offered co-production of 120mm canon gun made by...

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India’s “MAKE IN INDIA” Campaign

The Government of India has recently launched the campaign “MAKE IN INDIA” - a major new national program designed to transform India into a global manufacturing hub. The government has identified 25 key sectors including Defence Manufacturing to provide details of growth drivers, investment opportunities, sector specific FDI and other policies and related...

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CCS Clears Barak Missile purchase

The Indian Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) has given the final nod to the long-delayed procurement of Barak-I missiles for warships of Indian Navy. Total of 262 missiles worth Rs 880 crore are to be acquired to arm the Israeli Barak-I anti-missile defence (AMD) systems. Formerly India has installed the Barak AMD systems,...

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France, India joint missile project

France has asked India to soon conclude the long-pending project for joint production of short-range surface-to-air missile (SR-SAM) systems. The worth of the deal is expected to be Rs 30,000-crore. Under the deal, India’s DRDO is to form joint venture with a French multinational firm for the programme. The missile programme would help...

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Navy’s second Landing Craft-Utility ship launched

Indian shipbuilder GRSE has launched the Landing Craft-Utility (LCU) ship to be built for the Indian Navy slated to be commissioned by the year end. This is the second ship of the eight Landing Craft-Utility ships planned for Navy’s amphibious operations. GRSE had signed the contract for design and building of eight LCU...

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No PSU allowed participating in Rs 25,000 cr Navy tender

The Indian government has deferred the appeal of state-owned shipyard to participate in the project to construct four amphibious warfare vessels for the Indian Navy. The worth of the project is expected to be around Rs 25,000 crore. Last year the Indian Navy had issued tenders to three private shipyards- Pipavav, ABG and...

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Second Tejas prototype ready for flight test

The indigenously developed Light Combat Aircraft, Tejas will undergo flight test in September end. This is the second naval prototype of Tejas and anticipatively will get final operational clearance by March 2015. The prototype would demonstrate take-off and landing at a shore-based test facility which simulated an aircraft carrier. The Indian Air Force...

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Three FDI proposals gets approved

The India’s Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) has approved three defence related FDI’s. The companies which have got the nod from the government are: Bharti Shipyard, Solar Industries and Kineco Kaman Composites India. This is the first set of FDI approvals after the government has increased the FDI limit to 49%.

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Indo US Defence Dialogue

It transpires during Secy Hagel’s visit to India, offer on certain technologies for joint development were made to the MoD. Although the details of technologies on offer is not known, speculations range on Javelin co-development, Electro Magnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) for aircraft carriers,  M777 155 mm Howitzer, Vehicle Based Mines Scattering System, ...

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