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Monthly Archives: November 2014

Airbus to open submarine repair and maintenance facility in India

India has awarded a euro 13 million deal to Airbus Defence and Space for the delivery of a dedicated facility in the country for the maintenance and repairs of its submarine fleet periscopes. The project is due to be completed in September 2016. Once maintenance work can be done locally, the operators can...

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Akash Missile clears training user trials

India’s surface-to-air supersonic missile Akash has completed its training user trials successfully validating all mission parameters. Having a strike range of 25 kms, it can fly at supersonic speed of around 2.5 Mach and can reach an altitude of 18 kms. Akash mobile air defence weapon system has been designed, developed and led...

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India likely to order additional 106 Pilatus aircraft

India is looking to order 106 more Swiss Pilatus PC-7 basic trainer aircraft (BTA). The worth of the deal is around Rs. 7000 crores. The Defence Acquisitions Council (DAC) has yet to consider the case and decide upon the option, whether to buy 38 Pilatus off-the-shelf, with the rest 68 being produced in...

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Barak-8 missile system ready for equipment

Israel and India’s co-developed advanced Barak-8 anti-missile sea-based version is now ready for full-rate production and expected to declare its initial operational capability shortly. Parallel the team is readying a ground-based version for the Indian Air Force, with projected deployment to begin next year and extend through 2017. Currently, the Indian Navy is...

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India-Russia may co-produce civil craft & military copters

Indian and Russia most likely are close to finalizing the deal for co-production of mid-range military helicopters as well as civilian aircraft. Both the sides are likely to discuss joint production of the MC-21 mid-range civilian aircraft, Sukhoi Superjet-100 and KA-226 helicopters that can be utilised for both military and civilian purposes. This...

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Tejas PV6 made its maiden flight

In another milestone for India's indigenous Light Combat Aircraft Tejas Programme, the final version of the two-seater (trainer) version of Tejas (PV-6) made its maiden flight recently. This is the final prototype and will lead to final production of the trainer aircraft. The aircraft has a new communication system, radar, EW sensors and...

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Barak-8 successfully tested

Israel and India have successfully tested Barak-8 air and missile defence system. During the trial the missile completely destroyed the simulation target the project was signed in 2006, at the value around $1.4 billion. The Barak 8 system is designed to shoot down incoming aircraft or missiles from land or sea platforms.

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