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Monthly Archives: November 2015

Will LCA Be Another MBT?

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 IAF has accepted to place the demand for additional LCA MK-IA with HAL, however, it is to be seen whether HAL will be able to ramp up the production rate and fulfill its promise to meet the SQR or it will go the...

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UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES: FORCE MULTIPLIERS

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UAVs will be the major force multipliers in the future battles, as they are not only economical to develop and maintain than the conventional war fighting machines but also reduce the risk of human life. In recent years, the capabilities of unmanned vehicles...

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Strategic Partnership Model: Repackaging RUR

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The Experts Committee has recommended the Strategic Partnership Model (SPM) for creating capacity in the private sector, over and above the capacity and infrastructure that exists in Public Sector units. The SPM model is recarnation of RUR concept suggested over decade back by...

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PROCUREMENT COMPLAINTS HANDLING

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 MoD need to ensure a fair and speedy disposal of complaints as cancellation of an on-going contract and debarment of the companies puts the procurement clock back by several years. The new complaint handling guidelines seems to be a step in the right...

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INS Kochi Commissioned

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Indian Navy has commissioned INS Kochi on 30 Sep 15. It is the second ship of the indigenously designed and constructed Project 15A (Kolkata-class) guided missile destroyers, built by India's Mazagon Dock Ltd., Mumbai.

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Indian Defence Industrial Base; Lessons from Developed Industry

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We need to draw lessons from the development of defence industrial capability in developed nations for indicators, signs, growth pattern, to plan our industry development. The three key factors that led to growth of defence industry in developed countries were “Relaxation of State...

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Funding and Management of the ‘Make’ Projects

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A composite package comprising of tax holiday/incentives, deemed export status etc., for the entire range of defence manufacturing will have a bearing on successful execution of the 'Make' projects, but more crucial will be the funding & financial planning of these projects as...

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DSEI 2015 – AT A GLANCE

Defence Security and Equipment International (DSEI) is the world's largest fully integrated defence and security equipment event featuring the entire spectrum of military capabilities covering land, aerospace, maritime and security based products and technologies. Based in ExCeL, London and organized by Clarion Events and supported by UK Trade & Investment Defence & Security...

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DELAY IN PROCUREMENT: TAKING A TOLL ON DEFENCE PREPAREDNESS

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Though the Government has been according AoNs to the projected and necessary requirements of the Armed Forces, however, the follow up action on issuance of RFP and subsequent procurement steps is not keeping pace, resulting in derailing the procurements and further hampering the...

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Test Firing of Orbital ATK’s upgraded AGM-88E AARGM

Orbital ATK and the U.S. Navy successfully conducted test firings of the AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) which has been upgraded with new software. The test was the first in a series of Block 1 upgrade demonstrations and was conducted at the Navy's Point Mugu Sea Range in California. The AARGM shot...

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