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Monthly Archives: August 2015

India seeks time extension from US for Helicopter Deals

 India has requested United States for extension of the agreed price in a $3.1 Billion deal to buy 22 Attack and 15 Heavy-Lift helicopters for the Indian Air Force. India seeks to purchase 22 Apache helicopters with option of purchasing 11 more for about $2 billion; the Chinook deal is for 15 helicopters...

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India, France to sign Rafael deal

India and France are most likely to sign the contract worth around $4.5 Billion for 36 Dassault Rafale fighter aircrafts on August 31. However, as of now a confirmation of this information from the Indian side is awaited. In April 2014, India had announced that it has ordered 36 Rafale jets in fly-away...

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Astra, Rafael JV for defence communication systems

India’s Astra Microwave Products Ltd and Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Ltd has entered into a Joint Venture (JV) to build tactical radio communication systems, electronic warfare systems and signal intelligence systems. In Joint Venture Company Astra and Rafael will own 51:49 percent, about $20 million is expected to be invested in the...

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Amendments to Defence Offset Guidelines

The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has issued amendment to certain provisions of the Defence Offset Guidelines relating to Indian Offset Partner (IOPs) or offset components and offset work plans. The two amendments attempts in easing the execution/implementation challenges being faced by the industry at large as well as in reducing the overall...

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India, Russia to ink Kamov Ka-226T Helicopter Contract

India and Russia are expected to ink a contract to set up a joint venture for the production of Kamov Ka-226T helicopters in India at the upcoming Russian-Indian summit this year end. Previously, India’s Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) had already cleared the procurement of an estimated 200 Kamov KA-226T light utility helicopters on...

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U.S-India Joint Working Group meet for Aircraft Carrier Technology

Recently, a US-Indian working group met in Washington for the first of an ongoing series of meetings aimed at establishing broader cooperation on the design, development and aircraft carrier technology cooperation. During the working group, the U.S. and Indian navies held candid and open discussions on various aspects of aircraft carrier development, including...

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IAF plans to buy three C-17, Boeing left with one to sell

The Indian Air Force (IAF) plans to buy three additional new Boeing C-17 transport aircrafts worth Rs 8,100 crore to add to its existing fleet of 10 Boeing C-17 transport aircraft. The proposal is likely to be taken up by the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) shortly. However, the American manufacturer simply does not...

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LCA Tejas finally gets Quartz radome and in-flight refueling probe

UK based firm Cobhamhas finally delivers the quartz radome and in-flight refueling probe for India’s LCA-Tejas to speed up its final operational clearance. New quartz radome will replace Composite radome of Indian make to increase the detection range of the Indo-Israeli developed Hybrid ELTA MMR Radar from 50 Kms to 80 plus Km...

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