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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Lockheed Martin likely to partner with TATA forF-16 aircrafts

US based Lockheed Martin Corp. is considering India’s TATA as a potential partner to build its F-16 fighter aircrafts as India looks to modernize an aging fleet of fighter jets. Both the companies have a joint venture since 2012 to build tail sections and wing-box components for the C-130 cargo plane’s global supply...

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India is all set to buy 155mm artillery gun

The MoD is on the verge of ordering 155mm artillery gun from Larsen & Toubro & its tie-up partner South Korea's Samsung Techwin which emerged as the shortlisted contender last year in the tender for 155 mm/52 caliber self-propelled tracked howitzers issued by Indian Army in 2011. The contract is near completion for...

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Israeli Spyder System likely to be down selected in Army’s SRSAM tender

The Rafael manufactured Spyder air defence system is likely winner for Indian Army’s (IA) requirement for Short Range Surface-to-Air Missile systems (SR-SAM). The other two contenders – France’s SAAB and Russia’s KBP Tula and Rosoboronexport have faced compliance issues after being not able to perform during technical trials carried out by the Army...

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Private players to make recommendations Strategic Partners for Sub-Groups

Indian Defence Ministry has sought recommendations from composite groups headed by Industry representatives on choosing strategic partners in defence for the sub groups. The five sub-groups are: Armoured fighting vehicle, Aircraft and Helicopters, Submarines, Ammunition including smart ammunition, and macro process management of issues. Each of the sub group will have industry representative...

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India Close to Signing $1 Bn Spike ATGM Deal with Israel

India has reached the final stage of negotiation with Israel Rafael Advanced Defence Systems for the procurement of 5500 spike Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) systems and 275 launchers in completed and kit form along with an undisclosed number of simulators for the Indian Army. The $1 billion deal also includes ToT to India’s...

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Indian Navy gets new Fast Attack Craft INS Tarmugli

The Indian Navy has commissioned the highly maneuverable Fast Attack Craft INS Tarmugli built for extended coastal and offshore surveillance and patrol the warship. Built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE), INS Tarmugli is the first Follow-on Water Jet Fast Attack Craft (WJFAC) and is fitted with advanced MTU engines, water...

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Govt Scraps Torpedoes deal

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has scrapped the long-pending proposal worth Rs 1200 Crores to buy 98 heavy-weight torpedoes from WASS - a subsidiary of Italian company Finmeccanica for the Indian Navy. The company had offered Black Shark torpedoes. Now, the MoD is looking out for other alternative and is most likely will...

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PROTECTIVE TEXTILE (PROTECH) & EQUIPMENT

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The poor characteristics of textiles with the Indian defence forces, coupled with critical shortfall of Protech, there is a need to overcome the issue at the earliest. Need to incorporate global standards for protech by incorporating multi-risk protective fabric through PPP model...

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