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Monthly Archives: March 2017

OFB Scaling up Capacity

Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) plans to make India self-sufficient in production of arms and ammunition with the twin objectives of reducing imports and meeting nation's requirements. It aims to achieve revenue of Rs 15,000 crore this FY against 13500 crores previous FY and projected at Rs 20,000 crore in next FY. It has started production...
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India-Russia Military Industrial Conference

Conference between Industrial reps from Russia and India organised by the Department of Defence Production with aims at addressing the life-cycle support and maintenance of major Russian-origin equipments was held on 17 March 2017.  Two agreements were signed between HAL and United Aircraft Corporation and United Engine Corporation of Russia, for general terms and conditions...
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GSL to Make Frigates

The MOD has nominated Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) for collaboration with Russia's United Ship Building to build two guided-missile stealth frigates for the Indian Navy. As per the agreement, two of the frigates will come from Russia, while the other two will be constructed in India. Two private sector shipyard Larsen & Toubro and Reliance...
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Decision on SP expected soon

MoD is likely to finalise the strategic partnership (SP) model based on parameters financial capability, technical strength, assets, manufacturing and infrastructure facilities besides engineering strengths and past performance etc. Understood may be two or more companies are likely to be shortlisted and then the identified foreign OEM with technical capabilities will choose the appropriate partner....
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Committee on Combat Capabilities

A committee  constituted to recommend ways to enhance Indian combat capabilities, in its recommendations relating to DRDO and OFB has recommended that 11 DRDO labs  need to closed down or amalgamated and its "non-crore" research activities stopped. It has also recommended setting up of a "Technology Commission", with representatives from the armed forces. Incidentally in...
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Supersonic Brahmos Missile

DRDO successfully test fired supersonic BrahMos missile with an extended range of 450 km. The upgrade of land-attack version of the missile, which flies almost three times the speed of sound at Mach 2.8 has been achieved by tweaking of the propulsion system, avionics, fire-control system and mission software. With orders around Rs 27,000 crore...
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HAL Aerospace University

Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd has submitted a detailed project report for setting up an aerospace university to be called ‘HAL Aerospace University’ to the Govt. The university, to be set up at a cost of around Rs 100 cr, will be the first of its kind in India and is targeted at making engineers graduating from...
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