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  • November 24, 2014
    MDL To Leverage Modern Infra For P17A Warship Line

    In order to bring substantive improvements to its next line of stealth frigates, the P17A line for seven ships as a follow-on to the Shivalik-class, India's premier builder of large warships and submarines Mazagon Docks Ltd...

  • November 24, 2014
    Goa Shipyard Targets Latin America For Exports

    After notching up successes in Mauritius and Myanmar, DPSU Goa Shipyard Ltd will be focusing on bagging supply orders for patrol vessels and fast attack craft from Latin American countries, including Brazil and Chile.

  • November 24, 2014
    GRSE Readies For P17A Build Programme

    Alongside other DPSU shipyards undergoing internal upgrades to take on more complex shipbuilding work, Kolkata's Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) is in the process of transforming...

  • November 24, 2014
    Bharat Dynamics Prepares For Big Leap

    India's only manufacturer of missiles, Bharat Dynamics Ltd, has scouted two new locations to set up new units with upgraded infrastructure in preparation for new contracts...

  • November 24, 2014
    BEML Launches All-Out Effort To Turn Tide In Defence Biz

    With its defence business severely affected by the 'extraordinary' situation surrounding the Tatra Trucks controversy, BEML has launched...

  • November 24, 2014
    BEL Awaits Offsets Windfall

    With a modest $42 million in exports in 2013-14, Bharat Electronics Ltd is anticipating big export orders on account of offsets arising from forthcoming defence contracts with foreign OEMs.

  • November 24, 2014
    MIDHANI Scouts Govt support for new steel hub

    Keeping China's growing prowess and massive appetite for steel in mind, Defence PSU Mishra Dhatu Nigam Ltd (Midhani) has approached the MoD's Department of Defence Production to seek...

  • Special Report
    November 18, 2014
    Minister Parrikar 'Deals' A New Mantra

    Transparency, efficiency and accountability are the stated touchstones for defence procurement under India's new Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.

  • November 15, 2014
    LCH TD3 first flight

    With the first two technology demonstrators of the indigenous LCH logging about 388 flights and 285 hours, and with the third technology demonstrator taking to the air, HAL will be speeding towards getting the TD4 ready.

  • November 3, 2014
    Fresh 197 light RSH chopper bids invited

    Will the Indian Army and IAF finally get the light helicopters they so desperately need, to augment and replace their obsolescent fleet of Cheetah and Chetak LUHs?

  • November 3, 2014
    IAF floats tender for 32,000 assault rifles

    The Indian Air Force has floated a tender for the procurement of 32,000 assault rifles under the Buy & Make (Indian) route using an Indian partner.

  • November 3, 2014
    Indian Army for upgrade of 2,600 BMPs

    The Indian Army has declared interest in undertaking a comprehensive upgrade of its BMP-2/2K that effects mobility, fire power and survivability upgrade.

  • November 3, 2014
    Indian Navy scouts four MPVs

    The Indian Navy has declared interest in acquiring four multipurpose support vessels (MPVs), not more than 110 metres in length and with displacement in excess of 3,500 tons capable of towing navy ships, launch & recovery of torpedoes and launch of various types of targets...

  • October 27, 2014
    India to sign $525 million deal for Israeli SPIKE System

    Ending a procurement effort that has meandered for years, India will shortly sign a $525 million deal with Israel's Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. to procure 8,300 SPIKE MR missiles and over 300 launchers.

  • October 27, 2014
    'Make In India' Project 75 India begins

    India's massively delayed effort to create a second new generation conventional attack submarine production line in the country has finally lifted off, though several years adrift.

  • October 27, 2014
    Indian sisters in US Army help bridge the gap

    Last month, when units of the Indian and US armies joined forces for a combat exercise in the lower Himalayas, a pair of Indian-born sisters served as a perfect bridge between the two sides.

  • October 20, 2014
    Nirbhay success catches world attention

    The remarkable success of the Nirbhay long range ground-launched cruise missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) on Friday has been watched keenly around the world, but especially in the region.

  • October 20, 2014
    Naval utility helicopter tender scrapped, made bigger

    Following the recent cancellation of the 197 reconnaissance & surveillance helicopter (RSH) competition, the MoD has followed up by cancelling the 56 naval utility helicopter (NUH) tender as well...

  • October 20, 2014
    NAL mini UAVs demonstrated to CRPF & NSG

    The CRPF and National Security Guard have expressed interest in NAL's SlyBird and Pushpak micro air vehicles for over-the-hill surveillance and intelligence gathering.

  • October 20, 2014
    Su-30 crash raises fly-by-wire scare again

    The crash of a Su-30 MKI heavy fighter last week near the Lohegaon air base in Pune has once again raised concerns about the aircraft's fly by wire (FBW) system that first came to the attention of the IAF...

  • October 20, 2014
    DRDO's new target: No missile imports from 2022

    The success of the Nirbhay has instilled fresh confidence in the DRDO to set an ambitious new target. DRDO chief, and therefore the country's seniormost missile scientist, Dr Avinash Chander said on Saturday...

  • October 20, 2014
    IAF for new sub-machine carbines for Garud teams

    The Indian Air Force is looking to purchase approximately 1500-1900 sub machine carbines for its Garud commando units. The IAF wants a modern light weight Sub Machine Carbine with "effective handling, high accuracy...

  • October 20, 2014
    Basic India-UAE Navy exercise complete

    Its gaze fixed on anti-piracy operations, securing seal lanes and strengthening linkages with countries in the Indian Ocean region (IOR), the Indian Navy is upping the tempo in deployments in the Indian Ocean.

  • October 6, 2014
    Flight trials for GAGAN-aided Take-off/Landing System

    The DRDO's Aeronatical Development Establishment (ADE) is looking to conduct manned aircraft flight trials of DGPS (differential GPS) for the Rustom I unmanned air system using an assisted...

  • October 6, 2014
    New Indo-US Defence Trade Task Force Soon

    On the back of Prime Minister Modi's visit to the United States where a joint decision was taken renew for ten more years the 2005 Framework for the U.S.-India Defence Relationship, a Task Force will shortly be established...

  • October 6, 2014
    IAF Chief Expresses Faith In Tejas Month After Talking Tough

    A month after mincing no words during a visit to the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) in Bangalore for a first-hand review of the LCA Tejas project, Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha...

  • October 6, 2014
    Second LCA Navy Prototype Ready To Fly

    The second prototype of the LCA Navy Mk.1, currently in ground and taxi tests, is ready for its first flight and could take to the air just after Diwali...

  • October 6, 2014
    IAF Mirage 2000 Upgrade Update

    By December, HAL will receive two newly upgraded and certified IAF Mirage 2000 jets, the first of nearly fifty aircraft to be souped up as part of a $2.2 billion deal.

  • October 6, 2014
    Exercise Yudh Abhyas 2014

    The latest edition of the Yudh Abhyas series of combat exercises has just been completed in the hills of Uttarakhand.

  • September 15, 2014
    Tender out for snow survey aircraft

    The DRDO's Chandigarh-based Snow & Avalanche Study Establishment has published a requirement for one advanced surveillance aircraft to undertake snow and avalanche studies in the high altitude northern parts of India.

  • September 15, 2014
    Breakthrough in indigenous E/O sensor tech

    A heartening new indigenous development could take care of India's over-dependence on foreign suppliers for critical electro-optical sensors for surface payloads.

  • September 15, 2014
    ADE scouts mini flying test bed

    The Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), the DRDO's laboratory focusing on unmanned air systems, has published a requirement for a mini flying test bed.