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  • February 2, 2015
    India's Dhanush Undergoes 1st Night Test

    Kept under wraps so far, it is now known that the Indian Navy successfully test-fired the indigenously developed ship launched ballistic missile Dhanush on Nov 14 last year for the first time during the night from a warship...

  • February 2, 2015
    Varunastra tests prove torpedo, more soon

    The DRDO's user evaluation trials of the Varunastra heavy weight torpedo (UET-09, UET-10 & UET-11) that were conducted in Nov 2014 went off successfully, but an intended second round of immediate tests was stalled...

  • February 2, 2015
    Army still awaits 'cornershot' weapon capability for pistols

    The Indian Army, which made known its requirement for a corner-shot capability that allows it to mount in-service 9mm pistols for firing from around a corner, a capability widespread...

  • February 2, 2015
    Para (SF) Urgently Require General Purpose Machine Gun

    The Para (SF) units of the Indian Army require an unspecified number of General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMG) on a fast-track basis for which an RFI is expected shortly.

  • February 2, 2015
    Indian Navy & Coast Guard for briefing on Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey

    Top sources indicate the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard have asked for technical briefings on the V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft from Bell & Boeing.

  • February 2, 2015
    Indian Navy impressed with DRDO's Underwater Robotic Vehicle

    The Indian Navy has been impressed by the DRDO's AUV that has undergone user demonstrations and has already elicited deep interest from the maritime forces following navigation trials at sea.

  • February 2, 2015
    Army revives interest in Light Specialist Vehicle

    Unable to bring to fruition a 6 year quest for a light specialist vehicle, the Army plans to announce afresh its interest in procuring an undisclosed number of a common Light Specialist Vehicle...

  • February 2, 2015
    Indian Army for Heavy Recovery Vehicle

    The Indian Army is looking to procure an unspecified number of heavy recovery vehicles to recover stalled, overturned or broken down heavy or armoured vehicles of the forces.

  • February 2, 2015
    Agni V Enters Service This Year

    The Agni V ballistic missile, India's longest range nuclear delivery system, enters service by the end of this year. At this stage, top sources say development test routines are complete...

  • January 28, 2015
    Raven UAV to be pushed under Indo-US DTTI

    Considered one of the most combat-proven tactical surveillance mini drones in current operations, the AeroVironment RQ-11 Raven is not new to the Indian armed forces.

  • January 28, 2015
    IAF required full-mission simulators for An-32 RE

    The Indian Air Force has announced its intention to procure two full mission simulators for the upgraded AN-32 RE aircraft. The full mission simulator is intended to be used for flying and mission training of pilots on all roles...

  • January 28, 2015
    IAF for Geospatial Information System software

    In an effort to enhance the aeronautical data processing prowess of the Indian Air Force, the government intends to procure Geospatial Information System (GIS) related aeronautical software...

  • January 28, 2015
    Indian Army for large-scale mapping project

    The Indian Army's Military Survey (GSGS) is planning to map certain areas of the country on large scale. As a test bed three areas have been selected for large scale mapping.

  • January 28, 2015
    DRDO successfully tests Pinaka Mk.II rocket

    In service and well-respected as a successful and potent indigenous weapon, the new and improved Pinaka Mk.II rocket, developed by the DRDO's Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE)...

  • January 28, 2015
    DRDO for partnership to develop active protection systems

    The DRDO's Combat Vehicles R&D Establishment (CVRDE) near Chennai is looking for a partner to co-develop active protection systems for armoured fighting vehicles developed and under development...

  • January 28, 2015
    HAL draws up priority project plan

    As part of its effort to gear up for a higher-tempo role in defence production, a total of 111 technology projects have been identified by HAL in the areas of design, manufacture, avionics and material to support indigenisation...

  • January 28, 2015
    AMCA announcement at Aero India 2015?

    Hectic activity at the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) in Bengaluru suggests that there could be news to share on the indigenous Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) fifth generation multirole stealth fighter...

  • January 28, 2015
    Aero India spotlight on LCA Tejas Mk.2

    With the first production series LCA Tejas Mk.1 handed over to the IAF, and with more in the pipeline this year for squadron service first in Bengaluru and then Sulur in Tamil Nadu, this year's Aero India will fix the spotlight...

  • January 28, 2015
    HAL's LCH speeds towards September IOC target

    HAL's Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) aims at initial operational clearance by September this year, and will be one of the star attractions at Aero India this year where at least two technology demonstrators...

  • January 28, 2015
    DRDO's new wheeled UAV to star at Aero India

    The DRDO is hoping to show off its new wheeled UAV 'Panchi' at Aero India. The newest variant of the in-service Nishant surveillance drone, the Panchi has been developed with joint Indian Air Force and Army requirements...

  • January 28, 2015
    Navy wants comprehensive Aviation Management System, calls for consultancy

    The Indian Navy has announced interest in engaging consultants from India to help create a comprehensive naval aviation management system...

  • January 28, 2015
    Indian Navy for modernisation of dockyards

    With an expanding fleet and berthing requirements, the Indian Navy is looking to modernise its dockyards in a big way to take on the additional burden coming its way in terms of logistics, placing...

  • January 28, 2015
    Indian Navy for two new 500 ton water barges

    The Indian Navy urgently requires two 500 ton water barges and has announced interest in procuring them on a fast-track basis. The self propelled water barge capable of replenishing water for ships...

  • January 28, 2015
    Army for Night Sight for Automatic Grenade Launcher systems

    The Indian Army is looking to procure Thermal Imaging Sights for its in-service 30 mm Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL-17)/Automatic Grenade System (AGS-30) systems.

  • January 28, 2015
    Army to make MMGs night-capable

    The Indian Army is looking to procure thermal imaging sights for its 7.62mm medium machine guns in service. The Army has stipulated that, "The Thermal Imaging Sight desired by the Infantry...

  • November 24, 2014
    MoD Clears Proposal For 814 Mounted 155mm Guns

    Following a fresh request for information in July last year, the MoD has cleared the Indian Army's proposal to tender for 814 truck-mounted self-propelled 155mm gun systems at a cost of approximately...

  • November 24, 2014
    Parrikar To Revamp How DAC Works

    The MoD's apex Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), usually the last MoD stop proposals or deals pass through before clearance by the Cabinet Committee on Security, could function very differently in the future.

  • November 24, 2014
    Obama Coming, Indo-US Copter Deals Imminent?

    U.S. President Barack Obama's consent to be chief guest at India's Republic Day 2015 celebrations has sparked word that some pending Indo-US defence deals could be cleared before his arrival in New Delhi.

  • November 24, 2014
    Akash Blasts Through Training User Tests

    The indigenous Akash SAM system, already in service with the Indian Air Force and Indian Army, has just completed a high-tempo series of training user trials with a high degree of success and satisfaction to the end user.

  • November 24, 2014
    Indian Navy for 9 New Tugs

    The Indian Navy is looking to procure nine new 25 ton Bollard Pull Tugs to assist naval ships and submarines in berthing and unberthing, turning and manoeuvring in confined waters and harbours.