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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Modified Sukhoi with BrahMos to be test flight soon

Indian DPSU, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is all set to test flight its modified Sukhoi-30MKI integrated with the BrahMos missile. By modifying the Russian-made aircraft, the HAL has completed integration of BrahMos thermonuclear cruise missile with Sukhoi-30MKI after over two years of work. The first test flight of the modified Su-30MKI with the...

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Changes in Defence Procurement Procedure soon

The Indian Defence Ministry is expected to bring major changes in Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) and the Defence Production policy that would provide greater autonomy to defence public sector undertakings (DPSUs) and ordinance factory board (OFB) units for their expansion and diversification. Moreover in the new policy, the PSUs will be given more...

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India, US to co-produce military products

India and United States (US) has renewed their expansive defence framework for another 10 years. Also both the sides have decided to kick off joint manufacturing of four relatively modest military products and explore the development of two more high-end technologies. The four products to be co-produced are the next-generation Raven unmanned aerial...

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India proposed Japan for submarine project

India has proposed Japan to build six stealth submarines in India, worth over Rs 50,000 crore. The India has forwarded a proposal to Tokyo for making its latest diesel-electric Soryu-class submarines in India. If agreed, the Japan will have to form a joint venture with an Indian public/private shipyard and ships are to...

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SUVs for Indian Army

The Indian Army is expected to announce an initial order of about Rs 500 crore for almost 5,000 new sports utility vehicles (SUVs). In all, the order is likely to be worth Rs 3,000 crore for 30,000 SUVs over a 10-year period. As of now all the technical evaluation and winter/summer trials have been completed...
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Government Planning To Corporatize Ordnance Factories

The Indian Government is planning to corporatize some of the Ordnance Factories. The plan is to initially corporatize about 10 ordnance factories and turn them into Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) to make them more accountable and increase their capabilities. Those under consideration are the cloth making and equipment factories situated in Kanpur. These...

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Defence Capital Budget cut by Rs 13,000 Crore

The Ministry of Finance has slashed around Rs 13,000 crore out of the capital outlay of Rs 94,588 crore allocated to the Armed Forces in the current fiscal to meet the defence force’s revenue expenditure. This cut in the capital budget is likely to impact the modernization process of the three defence services...

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DRDO to conduct maiden canister-based trial of Agni-V

 India is all set to carry out the first canister-based trial of the 5,000 km-plus nuclear weapons capable Agni-V Intercontinental Ballistic Missile being developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on 31st Jan 2015. The missile would be inducted after one or two more trials to test the robustness of the...

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Oto Melara to supply 127mm guns to the Indian Navy

The Italian defence company, Oto Melara has been selected to supply 127mm naval guns to the Indian Navy. Oto Melara emerged as the sole bidder in the naval gun tender of 2013. The contract is expected to be signed in few months after procedural clearances. According to the tender, two guns will be...

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DRDO EW suit successfully tested

India’s indigenously developed Advanced Electronic Warfare (EW) suite by the DRDO was successfully tested onboard the Light Combat Aircraft Tejas-PV1. The equipment was noted to be detecting radar signals operating in and around the flight path. The EW suite was also equipped with a jammer which gives; pilot an additional capability of nullifying...

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