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Monthly Archives: December 2016

Govt to sanction funds to MSME under Technology Fund Scheme

Indian Defence Ministry’s technology fund scheme to fund researches by Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) on urgent military technology projects up to a value of Rs 10 crore is finally on track. Six projects have been identified for the Technology Development Fund (TDF) plan, in which the government will fund the development...

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Reliance-Dassault JV to make military combat aircraft

India’s Reliance Group enters into the joint venture (JV) with Dassault Aviation to manufacture and supply military combat aircraft on a worldwide basis. The JV is formed to execute significant offsets for the Rs. 58,000 crore Rafale fighter jet deal. The Reliance Group will hold 51 per cent of the share in the...

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No ‘Active Protection System’ for India’s T-90MS tank

India’s Future Main Battle Tank ‘T-90MS 'Tagil' will not be having active protection systems, due to single vendor situation. Russian 'Arena' active protection system withdrawn from the competition at the technical evaluation stage prior to field trials being held because it did not meet the technical criterion , leaving Israeli 'Trophy' system under...

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Appointment

  • Lt Gen Bipin Rawat has been designated as Army Chief, with effect from December 31 2016. He was commissioned in the Fifth Battalion of the Eleven Gorkha Rifles in December 1978, from IMA, Dehradun, where he was awarded the 'Sword of Honour'. The General Officer has vast experience in high altitude warfare and counter...
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DAC meet 23 Dec 2016

Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) gave “Acceptance of Necessity” to following proposals;-
  • 10 Heavy-lift transport aircraft from Boeing for Rs 18,645 crore
  • 1,500 automatic detection systems for NBC protection from BEL for BMPs at estimated cost of Rs 1,265 crore.
  • Six multi-mission maritime reconnaissance aircraft for ICG for about Rs 5,500 crore
  • 55 Low Level Light...
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GRSE launched Landing Craft Utility vessel for Indian Navy

Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd have recently launched eighth amphibious ship, Landing Craft Utility (LCU) MK-IV project for the Indian Navy. Named as LCU-L58, it is the last vessel in the series of eight Landing Craft Utility Ships. The ship displacing 830 tons, can be deployed for multirole activities like beaching operations...

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India getting ready to test nuclear-capable Agni-V

India is gearing up to test its Agni-V Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) in its final operational configuration. This will be the final test of the three-stage Agni-V, which will be tested for its full range, before the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) begins its user trials. The tri-service SFC was established in 2003 and...

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MoD to fast-track FICV project

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has decided to fast track the long-pending ‘Make in India’ project to manufacture 2610 Future Infantry Combat Vehicles (FICVs) for the Army at an estimated cost of about Rs 60000 Crores. Out of five private contenders in the competition, two contenders will be selected to design and build...

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Appointment

CMDE Rakesh Anand, Director (CP&P), MDSL, will be taking over the charge as Chairman and Managing Director, Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDSL) on January 1, 2017....
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India’s stealth frigates to power by LM2500 marine gas turbines

The Indian Navy’s new P17A stealth frigates which are to start construction next year will be powered by LM2500 marine gas turbines. Total seven next-generation P17A frigates to be build at Mazagon Dock and GRSE. HAL will assemble and test the LM2500 gas turbines prior to installation, under license from GE. HAL will...

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