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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Repair and Maintenance of T-72 and T-90 Tanks

Russian firm UralVagonZavod (UVZ) and Punj Corporation Pvt. Ltd. (PCPL) have tied-up to set-up a Private Service Centre to undertake repair and maintenance of T-72 and T-90 tank engines and radiators in India. They have also decided to cooperate in implementation of the "GOCO" (government owned, contractor operated) model for operation of the...

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Smart Fencing along Bangladesh Border

India has inaugurated ‘Smart Fence and Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS)” to close the vulnerable gaps along the riverine stretch bordering Bangladesh in Assam. Similar patches in Gujarat and Jammu along border areas of Pakistan have been identified for the implementation. CIBMS uses technology driven by sensors to detect any form of...

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India Calls-off FGFA project with Russia

India has put a full-stop on the proposed project with Russia to jointly develop an advanced Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA). In 2007, New Delhi and Moscow have discussed the FGFA and agreed that Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) would partner Russia’s Sukhoi Design Bureau (Sukhoi) in developing and manufacturing the fighter. India had spent...

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Financial Crunch, Army May Discontinue Some Projects

India Army is working on the measures to cut down the purchase of expensive items and discontinuing the spares for vintage items, in order to overcome the 15 to 20 percent shortage of critical ammunition, spares and missiles. The Army has identified items to discontinue, includes - heavy multiple rocket launchers, anti-tank weapons...

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US New Policy on Export of Drones

India could now plan to acquire Killer Drones from the United States, as the US administration’s new policy on the export of Unmanned Aerial Systems, has allowed the use of drones to fulfil "'counter-terrorism objectives". The US firm General Atomics has already been in talks with the Indian Navy for sale of 22...

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AK-103 Assault Rifle

Indian Defense Ministry officials are likely to visit Moscow to assess the Kalashnikov rifle production facilities, so that the government-to-government agreement on the licensed production of the upgraded Kalashnikov AK-103, 7.62x51mm assault rifles in India can be fast-tracked. These Rifles are likely to be 'Made in India' under the categorization of 'Buy and...

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Ukrainian Firm Offers to Maintain Aircraft Carrier & Co-produce Navy Vessels

Ukrainian firm UkrOboronProm has offered India to provide maintenance services for the Indian Navy’s Kiev-class aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya. Additionally, the company proposed to jointly develop Navy vessel, coastal radar systems, sea buoys and spare parts for Indian Navy ships and submarines. https://www.naval-technology.com/news/ukroboronprom-offers-to-maintain-indian-navys-new-kiev-class-vessel/...
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India-Sweden Defence Cooperation

India and Sweden are likely to sign an agreement to strengthen their defence partnership by sharing information required for defence manufacturing and co-production in India. Swedish firm Saab has earlier offered to make Gripen aircraft in India, under the “Make in India” initiative, in partnership with the Adani Group, who is expected to...

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New Metal-To-Metal Bonding Facility

Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) and Lockheed Martin’s joint venture company, Tata Lockheed Martin Aero-structures Limited (TLMAL) has launched the first metal-to-metal bonding facility in Hyderabad. The facility would add the cutting-edge capability to the Indian aerospace industry and enable TASL to use this technology across manufacturing programmes for complex aero-structure productions and...

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