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  • September 1, 2014
    Indian Army orders 118 Arjun Mk.II tanks

    An air of cautious relief will pervade the Combat Vehicles R&D Establishment (CVRDE), the DRDO's tank development laboratory on Chennai's outskirts. The Indian Army has been cleared to place an order for 118 Arjun Mk.II...

  • September 1, 2014
    Apache capability blitzkrieg for IAF as decks cleared for deal

    As the IAF awaits contract signature on the keenly awaited Apache attack helicopter deal, it has been given a chance to savour the future of its attack copter capability through three recent events where the Apache...

  • September 1, 2014
    Indian Army operating from CH-47F Chinook

    The Indian Air Force is keenly looking forward to operating the Boeing CH-47F Chinook. The MoD has cleared the decks for a contract for 15 helicopters, though an internal assessment suggests...

  • August 30, 2014
    Crucial to IAF plans, all eyes on LCA Tejas Mk.2

    With the Indian Air Force all but officially writing off the LCA Tejas Mk.1 as a fast jet trainer with limited offensive capabilities, all eyes are now on the LCA Mk.2 that will sport a more powerful engine and an upgraded flight envelope.

  • August 30, 2014
    Update on PMF/FGFA programme

    India and Russia will soon sign new $11 billion contract for the crucial experimental design phase of the Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) programme.

  • August 30, 2014
    Indian Coast Guard, Marine Police express interest in Israeli USVs

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), which unveiled its Katana unmanned surface vessel (USV) at Defexpo this year, has received feelers from the Indian Coast Guard and Marine Police forces...

  • August 30, 2014
    India identifying requirement for small arms fire detection system

    The last 18 months along the Line of Control and specifically the last few weeks on the International Border has forced the Army and BSF...

  • August 30, 2014
    HTT-40 wind tunnel tests by year end

    HAL has revealed that it plans to undertake comprehensive wind tunnel tests to study spin and recovery characteristics for compliance to FAR-23 (aerobatic category) standards on its HTT-40 basic trainer aircraft...

  • August 30, 2014
    HAL to accelerate LUH programme

    The scrapping of the 197 reconnaissance and surveillance helicopter (RSH) programme has placed fresh onus on HAL's Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) project that targets a first flight by next year.

  • August 30, 2014
    Lessons learnt, MoD clears ASW gear for P15B & P17A ships

    With clear lessons from the commissioning of INS Kolkata and INS Kamorta without their integral anti-submarine warfare suites, the MoD on Friday cleared a Rs 1,770 crore deal for active towed array sonars...

  • August 30, 2014
    TCAS cleared for Indian Navy special aircraft

    The government has cleared the purchase and integration of Traffic Collision Avoidance Systems (TCAS) on the Indian Navy's Tu-142, Dornier Do-228 and Il-38SD aircraft fleets, in a crucial move to shore up flight safety...

  • August 30, 2014
    Next phase of Aviaindra 2014 in India in November

    With Indian pilots flying joint sorties with their Russian counterparts in Russian Air Force Su-30SM fighters and Mi-35 attack helicopters kicking off the Aviaindra 2014 joint exercise on Friday over Russia's Pogonovo...

  • August 29, 2014
    IAF for 200 light bulletproof vehicles

    The Indian Air Force is looking to procure 160-200 light bulletproof vehicles for movement and operations of small independent teams. The vehicle needs to sport a turbocharged diesel engine...

  • August 29, 2014
    Javelin or Spike ATGM for Indian Army megadeal?

    The Indian Army is looking to the government for a swift decision on whether to move forward with the Pentagon's recent proposal for co-development and co-production of the modified version of the Raytheon-Lockheed Martin...

  • August 29, 2014
    Breaking News: 40 Arjun Catapult systems for Indian Army

    Starved of artillery for nearly three decades, the Indian Army's howitzer jinx is all set for an irony that no foreign vendor may have anticipated...

  • August 29, 2014
    Breaking News: MoD approves Chinook & Apache purchase

    The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved the purchase of 22 Boeing AH-64D Apache Block III and 15 CH-47F Chinook helicopters...

  • August 29, 2014
    Breaking News: Six Indian Navy subs to be upgraded

    In major relief for the Indian Navy, the government has approved a medium refit and life extension programme for six of its conventional attack...

  • August 29, 2014
    Breaking News: Bids in Indian Navy MRH to be opened

    The Indian Navy has breathed a sigh of relief with the MoD deciding to open bids in the delayed multirole helicopter (MRH) competition.

  • August 29, 2014
    Breaking News Light Helicopter acquisition scrapped, to be re-tendered

    For the second time, the Indian government has decided to scrap the 197 reconnaissance and surveillance helicopter (RSH) programme...

  • August 19, 2014
    Defence Minister to commission 1st P28 corvette in Vizag

    Defence Minister Arun Jaitley will commission the first indigenous P28 anti-submarine warfare corvette Kamorta into the Indian Navy on August 23 in Visakhapatnam.

  • August 19, 2014
    Kolkata commissioned, focus shifts to P15 Bravo

    With the first P15A destroyer INS Kolkata finally in service after several slippages, and Mazagon Dock Ltd (MDL) expected to follow through with the deliveries of the INS Chennai and INS Kochi on time...

  • August 19, 2014
    HAL reaches out to Indian electronics industry

    With several development projects on its hands, as opposed to a skewed order book of license-produced aircraft, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) is making a concerted effort to ramp up cooperation...

  • August 19, 2014
    Malabar Tri-Navy Exercise 2014

    The successful Malabar 2014 trilateral maritime exercise involving the navies of India, the U.S. and Japan was completed successfully between July 24-30, with all three nations declaring the exercise a stellar success...

  • August 19, 2014
    INS Kolkata commissioned into service

    The Indian Navy's first P15A guided missile stealth destroyer INS Kolkata was commissioned into service by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today in Mumbai. The vessel, with a crest bearing the iconic Royal Bengal Tiger...

  • August 19, 2014
    IAF scouts Jaguar DARIN II/III full mission simulators

    The Indian Air Force is looking to procure 1-3 Jaguar DARIN-III ‘Fixed Base Full Mission' and 1-3 Jaguar DARIN-II ‘Fixed Base Full Mission’ simulators. The simulators would be used to impart realistic training...

  • August 19, 2014
    Navy scouts submarine-hunting Sonobuoys for Il-38 fleet

    The Indian Navy intends to procure 1,000 Passive Directional Sonobuoy systems to hunt submarines for its Il-38SD maritime surveillance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft fleet.

  • August 19, 2014
    Navy reiterates interest in SR-SAM procurement

    The Indian Navy has published its interest in procuring Short Range Surface to Air Missile (SR-SAM) systems for its surface platforms, including new generation of warships entering service.

  • August 19, 2014
    Navy wants distress beacons for submarines

    Addressing safety concerns on its submarine fleet, the Indian Navy is looking to procure 30 Submarine Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (SEPIRB) systems along with suitable SSE sleeves.

  • August 19, 2014
    Indian Army scouts 'Smart' artillery shells

    The Indian Army is looking to procure 155mm Trajectory Correctable Munitions (Course Correctable Fuze) for its 155mm artillery guns, and to include 39/45/52 calibre equipment.

  • August 19, 2014
    Nirbhay cruise missile test before Diwali

    After a partially failed debut, India's Nirbhay subsonic 1,000 km range cruise missile is all set for its crucial second test that will look to kill the ghosts of the debut.