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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Airbus in talks with Indian private firms for developing helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has initiated talks with Mahindra and Mahindra, Reliance Industries and Tata Group to jointly manufacture military helicopters. The company is offering to build its light utility AS550 Fennec and the medium lift EC725. This initiative is in response to the RFI issued by the Indian Defence Ministry last year for the...

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DRDO in talks with international firms for advanced fighter jet engine

India’s Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) is in talks with international firms for the development of an Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) for the Indian Air Force and Navy. As of now the basic design configuration has been frozen after wind- tunnel testing and there are three critical technologies to be developed...

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Airbus, sole bidder for India’s AWACS Indigenous project

Airbus Defence & Space has emerged as the sole bidder for a global tender put out by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) last year for acquisition of six airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) system aircraft. As of now, the commercial bid is yet to be opened, which is for an...

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DRDO to team up with US company for UAV programme

US Company Boeing, Lockheed Martin and India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) are in the talks to team up for developing an indigenous rotary engine-powered UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle). Rotary UAV is a programme of the Indian Navy in which HAL, ADE and the Indian Navy with certification from the Centre for...

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HAL, Snecma signs MoU for aero-engine parts

HAL and Snecma, a subsidiary company of Safran, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore establishing a joint venture (JV) in India to produce aero-engine parts. The proposed joint venture will initially focus on the manufacture of high-tech parts for the Dassault Rafale’s Snecma M88 engine, then subsequently contribute to other...

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HAL contract with BAE for Hawk support

UK’s BAE Systems, has entered into a five year contract worth Rs 177 crore with HAL to provide a comprehensive package comprising Ground Support Equipment, Spares, Support and Training   for the Hawk Mk132 advanced jet trainer. This is in support of HAL’s plans to establish a dedicated Repair & Overhaul facility for the...

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HAL, Sagem sign technology transfer agreement

HAL has signed a technology transfer agreement with Sagem concerning the manufacture and maintenance in India of Sagem's SIGMA 95 laser gyro navigation systems. According to the agreement, HAL will be able to produce SIGMA 95 units for the Indian air force, and also provide level 3 front line maintenance. Developed by Sagem...

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India-Israel likely to sign $ 1.5 Bn defence deals

India is close to finalizing several major defence deals with Israel, including the procurement of two additional Phalcon AWACS (airborne warning and control systems) and four aerostat radars which are expected to cost over $1.5 billion (Rs 9,330 crore). Recently, India already inked a deal with Israel worth $525 million for procurement of...

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Kalyani group ties-up with Israel’s Rafael for high-tech defence equipments

Kalyani Group has tied-up with Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems to develop and manufacture high-technology systems for the defence sector which will include a wide range of technologies and systems, like missile technology, remote weapon systems and advanced armour solutions. Kalyani Group will hold 51% of the stake in the company while Rafael...

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