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  • October 12, 2015
    Indian Army Gets Going On New Future Tank Platform

    Post its major announcement that has had major repercussions for the armoured fleet — the Indian Army had revealed in August that it is planning to design and develop...

  • October 12, 2015
    Indian Army Revives Light BP Vehicle Need

    After a series of stops and starts, the Army has got its requirement for light bullet-proof vehicles going again and is hoping it leads to a definite procurement this time.

  • October 12, 2015
    More Capable Indo-Israeli LRSAM To Be Tested In India Soon

    In one of the most anticipated and significant weapons tests, the India-Israel LR-SAM, a joint development of the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and India's DRDO...

  • April 18, 2015
    Apache Exercise With 'Asian' Setting Interests IAF

    The Indian Air Force has keenly kept track of a slew of exercises and operations led by U.S. Apache squadrons in the U.S. and outside in the recent past as it prepares for a conclusion to a contract for 22 AH-64E Apache Block III helicopters....

  • April 18, 2015
    IAF Keeps Abreast Of Chinook Ops Ahead Of Capability

    The Indian Air Force, which is hoping to see a long-pending deal for 15 Boeing CH-47F Chinook heavylift helicopters concluded by June this year, has been keeping keen tabs on Chinook operations around the world as it prepares for operations...

  • April 18, 2015
    DRDO Scouts Landing Gear Kit For Panchi UAV

    The DRDO is looking for a newly designed landing gear kit for its recently unveiled Panchi UAV, a wheeled version of the in-service Nishant surveillance drone. Panchi is designed take-off and land from a prepared run way like a conventional aircraft...

  • April 18, 2015
    CABS for JV to build Operator Workstations For Airborne Plartforms

    The Centre for Airborne Systems (CABS), currently developing India's AEW&C and AWACS platforms, is scouting a joint venture partner to develop advanced operator workstations for applications in its airborne platforms.

  • April 18, 2015
    DRDO scouts vision-assited recovery system for UAVs

    With a view to test a vision-assisted take-off and landing system for small size UAVs, the Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) in Bengaluru has called upon Indian vendors to design and develop necessary navigation...

  • April 18, 2015
    HAL Scouts Radar Partner For IAF Requirement

    HAL is looking for a technology partner for a tie-up to supply high-power radars (HPRs) to the Indian Air Force to meet a long-standing requirement.

  • April 18, 2015
    HAL Powers On LUH Ahead Of First Flight

    HAL is powering on with the LUH ahead of a potential first flight in July or August this year. HAL, which has responded to the Indian Army RFI for reconnaissance & surveillance helicopters (RSH) has decided to play its hand aggressively...

  • April 17, 2015
    Army For New Low Level Radars

    The Army is scouting an unspecified number of new Low Level Light Weight Radars Mark-ll for deployment in non-mountainous sectors like desert and plains. The radar needs to be easily transportable and capable of detecting...

  • April 17, 2015
    Airbus-Tata Deal Likely To Be Approved By DAC

    The sole Airbus-Tata bid to replace 56 of the Indian Air Force's HS748 Avro medium transports with Indian-built C295 twin turboprop aircraft is likely to be pushed...

  • April 17, 2015
    Indian Navy confirms EMALS on radar

    The Indian Navy has officially confirmed that it is seriously looking at EMALS (Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System) technology, on offer from the U.S...

  • April 17, 2015
    Last Chance For More IAF C-17s

    With Australian Air Force ordering two more C-17s, the number of white-tail platforms (fully built but unsold) drops to five, giving the Indian government one final opportunity to augment its 10-strong fleet of the heavy transport jet.

  • April 17, 2015
    Boeing Extends Validity On Chinook, Apache Bids

    Boeing Defense has extended the validity of its commercial bids on expected deals for 22 AH-64E Apache and 15 CH-47F Chinook helicopters till June 30, the latest in a long string of extensions requested by the government as it attempts to conclude a deal.

  • April 17, 2015
    Parrikar Opens Door To Mini-MRCA

    After the recent turbulence over the MMRCA, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has signalled the possibility of a separate single engine fighter jet platform replacing India's MiG-21s in the event that the LCA Tejas is not up to the task.

  • April 17, 2015
    HJT-16 Life Extension On Cards

    Faced with turbulence in its training regimen, the Indian Air Force may go in for a life extension on its remaining HJT-16 Kiran Stage-II trainer aircraft. With HAL's HJT-36 Sitara intermediate jet trainer failing to surmount design problems...

  • April 6, 2015
    LCA Tejas

    The LCA Tejas has completed hot and high & winter trials, including cold soak starting tests of its engine and ensuing flight performance. The success of the January 2015 tests allows the flight team to heave a sigh of relief...

  • April 6, 2015
    Third RSH

    After two failed attempts spanning a decade, the Indian military's critical need for new generation light multirole helicopters is finally off on its third big attempt.

  • April 6, 2015
    Indian Army & US conduct joint IED clearing drills

    Indian and US Army soldiers showcased their engineer operations and systems skills to each other recently at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord, U.S.A. During the visit the Indian Army officials discussed and compared...

  • April 6, 2015
    Indian Army looking for Ultra-Light Recovery Vehicles

    The Indian Army is planning to procure Ultra Light Recovery Vehicles (Short chassis) recovery vehicles to provide repair and recovery cover in mountains to all wheeled vehicles up to a gross vehicle...

  • April 6, 2015
    Indian Navy scouts minehunting suites for 12 proposed minesweepers

    The Indian Navy has announced interest in procuring 12 sets of Mine Counter Measure (MCM) suites from global vendors for "mine hunting/channel conditioning, mine neutralisation, mine sweeping...

  • April 6, 2015
    India, France to get cracking on SR-SAM

    India and France are expected to announce forward movement in the long-delayed SR-SAM 'Maitri' joint weapon programme this month when PM Narendra Modi is in France on his first official visit to the country...

  • April 6, 2015
    New indigenous Optical Target Locater unveiled

    The DRDO's Laser Science and Technology Centre (LASTEC) has unveiled an indigenous Optical Target Locater (OTL), a laser-based portable surveillance device, for detection of passive or active optical threats.

  • April 6, 2015
    Saab mulls Indian production of IDAS

    Saab, which recently bagged a $78 million follow-on contract from Hindustan Aeronautic Limited (HAL) for serial production of an integrated electronic warfare self-protection system for installation on the Indian Armyís...

  • April 6, 2015
    Progress on LCA Mk.2 cockpit config

    The look and feel of the all-glass cockpit that the LCA Tejas Mk.2 will sport is fructifying with the Aeronautical Development Agency announcing that the main display will involve two 6x8 Smart MFDs and one 5x5 smart MFD...

  • April 6, 2015
    Russia offers India 2nd SSN lease

    Russia has communicated to India that it is ready to take forward discussions on the ten year lease of a second Akula-class nuclear-powered attack submarine to the Indian Navy, on the lines of the INS Chakra...

  • March 9, 2015
    French Rafale on US Navy super-carrier for Anti-ISIS Ops

    As the M-MRCA negotiations near finality, the French government has one final chance to show off the Rafale's operational capabilities. French Navy Rafale fighters from Squadron 11F of the Marine Nationale...

  • March 9, 2015
    First joint parachute drop by Us Army, Indian Army Parachute Regiment & NSG

    On February, right in the middle of Aero India 2015, the U.S. Army teamed up with the Indian Army's 2nd Parachute Regiment (Special Forces)...

  • March 7, 2015
    Single-bid Situation for Indian AWACS Project

    While the Defence Ministry mulls over the next step in the crucial Indian Air Force HS748 Avro replacement programme, the DRDO has been presented with a somewhat similar situation on its Airborne Warning & Control System...

  • March 7, 2015
    HAL Light Utility Helicopter first flight in August

    HAL's Light Utility Helicopter is all set to undertake its first flight from the HAL Airport in Bengaluru in August this year. A mock-up displayed at last month's Aero India show in Bengaluru has attracted interest from several countries...

  • March 7, 2015
    HAL unveils engine for Trainers, Biz Jets

    HAL's ambitions of entering the aircraft engine space in a meaningful manner have become clear now. While the development of high performance combat aircraft engines are being left to the DRDO's GTRE...

  • March 7, 2015
    MBDA pitches co-development of 5th gen ATGM

    European missile firm MBDA has pitched the Missile Moyenne Portée (Medium Range Missile) fifth generation anti-tank missile system for co-development and co-production in India.