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Monthly Archives: March 2015

India received first two upgraded Mirage 2000

India has received the first two upgraded Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft with advanced navigational, radar and missile systems from French defence major Dassault Aviation in France. The entire fleet of 48 aircraft is being upgraded with the help of Dassault Aviation and Thales under a Rs 10,000 crore deal signed in July 2011....

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IN commissioned three ISVs

Indian Navy (IN) has recently commissioned three Immediate Support Vessels (ISV) – IN ISV T38, IN ISV T39 and IN ISV T40. The project is a joint collaboration between Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, the ship builders and the Indian Navy. The three vessels would help the Indian Navy cope with the asymmetric...

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DAC to review the blacklisted defence firms

Indian Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) is likely to review the blacklisting of defence companies, for which restrictions had been put in place but has since been cleared of charges by investigative agencies. Moreover, the committee would be taking decision that whether a banned company against which investigations has now ceased and been discarded...

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GSL scouting for foreign partner to build MCMV

India’s Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) has recently bagged the order to build 12 Mine Counter-Measure Vessels (MCMVs) for the Indian Navy and is currently scouting for foreign companies for the technology transfer required to create these high-tech ships. The GSL will float a global tender for the same, inviting Expression of Interest (EoI)...

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India’s first upgraded Mirage 2000

India will receive its first upgraded Mirage 2000 from French firm Dassault Aviation. The company will hand over two upgraded aircraft to India on March 25 in Istres Dassault Aviation Flight Test Center. Previously, India had signed an upgrade programme in 2011 with Dassault Aviation for upgrading the fleet of its Mirage 2000...

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Indian firms in fray for Naval Utility Copter deal

In response to the RFI issued in October 2014 under ‘Buy-Make (Indian) category for the procurement of 100 Nos. of Naval Utility Helicopters (NUH) worth over $2 Billion, over eight domestic firms including Tata Advanced Systems, Punj Llyod, Bharat Forge, Mahindra Aerospace, Reliance Defence and Aerospace, and DPSU Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) have...

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India–Thailand likely to form joint venture in defence production

India and Thailand are most likely to form a joint production and development venture in defence. The Indian side is keen to assist Thailand in setting up a defence industry and had proposed a visit to Indian facilities for the Thai side. A start can be made on systems that the ordnance factories...

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DAC to discuss Avro replacement programme

India’s transport aircraft programme to manufacture 56 Avro aircraft for the Indian Air force is waiting for the green signal from Indian defence ministry. Most likely the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) will discuss the USD 2.5 billion Avro replacement programme in the next meeting, likely to take place later this month.

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