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Monthly Archives: November 2016

IAF to receive indigenous BVRAAM Astra by Dec-end

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is expected to receive country’s first indigenously developed Beyond Visual Range Air-To-Air Missile (BVRAAM) Astra by the end of this year. The scheduled date of completion of the project was September 2012; however the project got delayed owing to technological challenges and delay in availability of critical components...

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India successfully test fired Agni-I ballistic missile

India has successfully test-fired it’s indigenously built nuclear capable Agni-I ballistic missile, which can hit a target 700 km away. Powered by solid propellants, the surface-to-surface missile is 15-metre-long and weighs 12 tonnes, and can carry a payload of more than one tonne. Its strike range can be extended by reducing the payload...

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Army issues RFI for ammunition manufacturing

Indian Army has recently issued a Request for Information (RFI) for the manufacture of ammunition and has invited Indian industry to participate. According to the contract it will be a long term deal, however, the manufacturer will be responsible to obtain ToT (if required), create infrastructure and manufacture ammunition with no funding from...

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India’s Prithvi-II test-fired successfully

India has successfully test-fired Prithvi-II, a nuclear-capable surface-to-surface missile. With the strike range of 350km, it can carry warheads weighing 500 kg to 1000kg. The missile is propelled by single stage liquid propulsion with twin engines. The missile also uses advanced inertial guidance system with manoeuvring trajectory to hit its pre-designated target.

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India to buy AWACS, Drones worth $1.4 Bn from Israel

India has signed contracts worth $1.4 billion with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) for the procurement of two Phalcon/IL-76 Airborne Early Warning and Control Systems (AWACS) and 10 Heron TP armed Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs). The deal for AWACS values around $1 billion and will be delivered to Indian within the next two to...

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New Blacklisting policy

Indian Ministry of Defence has come up with the new blacklisting policy. The new policy moves away from blanket blacklisting and will apply to companies accused of impropriety and will not be automatically extended to its allied firms. Also, the Government has reduced the ban period from earlier 10 years to minimum five...

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INDIAN COMBAT FLEET: A MIXED BAGGAGE

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 The fast-depleting and obsolete air combat fleet of the Indian Air Force has been a matter of concern and requires urgent replacement and new inductions. Programmes with regards to induction of fighter aircrafts have been taken by India; however, these are not only witnessing huge...

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DEFENCE ELECTRONICS MARKET

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The future of Indian Defence Electronics Market looks very promising due to increasing trend in defence budget allocation, replacement of old equipment, modernization of forces and procurement of state of the art electronic equipment and technology.

Electronics systems form an integral part of almost...

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