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Monthly Archives: April 2015

GRSE to build three stealth frigates for Navy

India’s DPSU, Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd have been awarded with the order to build three advanced stealth frigates under "Project 17A", for the Indian Navy. Under the project four of the ships would be constructed at Mazagon Docks Limited (MDL) and three in GRSE. The worth of the deal is around...

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Indian Coast Guard’s new Indigenous OPV

Indian Coast Guard has got the delivery of 105-metre new generation Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) from Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL). The OPV will help policing of the vast Indian Exclusive Economic Zone, search and rescue operations, pollution control, etc. Besides this the vessel is equipped with one 30 mm gun and two 12.7...

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Saab offered to develop its Gripen fighter in India

In view of the requirement of Indian Air Force (IAF) for light fighter aircrafts, Swedish company Saab has offered its highly regarded JAS 39 Gripen E light fighter. Saab want to go for government-to-government deal and would be happy to partner the Defence R&D Organisation (DRDO), Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) or an Indian...

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Ministry of shipping requested for defence order for domestic firms

The Indian Ministry of Shipping has urged Ministry of Defence to order vessels from domestic firms, instead of going abroad for the requirement. The Indian Navy has various requirements and the order book includes submarines, frigates, destroyers, aircraft carriers, offshore patrol vessels, corvettes, oceanographic and research vessels, etc, that runs into over $92...

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INS Vikramaditya to get Air Defence System soon

India's largest warship INS Vikaramaditya will finally get its own air defence system. The aircraft carrier will soon be installed with Israeli Barak missile system and close-in weapon system (CIWS) from the another ship (Godavari-class) that is likely to be decommissioned soon. The aircraft carrier is a modified Kiev-class aircraft carrier, which was...

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DRDO’s new device to track snipers

India’s Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) has recently developed a device, called the Optical Target Locater (OTL) that can identify snipers. The device can detect passive or active optical threats like telescopes, binoculars or the telescopic sight of a sniper rifle. It is a laser-based portable surveillance device which functions on the...

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Navy to launch indigenous destroyer

Indian Navy will soon be launching its new stealth destroyer INS Visakhapatnam build under Project 15 B. The ship is the first of the four follow-up orders of the Kolkata class warships (Project 15A) and is likely to be inducted in 2018. At 7,300 tones, Visakhapatnam will be the largest destroyer commissioned by...

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India, US may sign $2.5 billion deal soon

India and US are most likely to ink deal for 22 Apache and 15 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters for nearly $2.5 billion, on the arrival on US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter in India. Both sides are also likely to discuss ways to enhance defence ties in context of 'Make-in-India' initiative.

Source: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/us-defence-secretary-ashton-carter-may-visit-india-in-may-to-sign-2-5-bn-deal/articleshow/46960165.cms...
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DRDO to develop short-range Surface-to-Air Missile for Navy

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) have begun the work on the plan to develop short-range surface-to-air missile (SRSAM) for Navy. The project is independent of the DRDO's and the French firm MBDA's joint missile programme. Currently the project is in the initial stages. This will have a range of 25-30 kilometers...

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India successfully test-fires nuclear-capable Dhanush ballistic missile

India recently successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable Dhanush ballistic missile with a strike range of 350 km from a naval ship off the Odisha coast. Dhanush is a surface-to-surface naval variant of India's indigenously-developed Prithvi missile and is one of the five missiles developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) under the Integrated...

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