India orders 156 more ICV’s

IDD Bureau Upping  its war fighting capabilities, India has announced procurement of an additional 156 of Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty-2 (BMP) 2/2K armoured infantry combat vehicle (AIFV). The Ordnance Factory Board (OFB),   an entity owned by the Indian Ministry of Defecne,  has been licence producing the Russian –parentage BMP’s since 1987. It has been tasked to

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India to outsource tank repair too private contractors

IDD Bureau As  a part of its recast into a leaner force, the Indian Army is to  outsource repair and maintenance of some of its fleet of two Russian-origin tanks  — T-72 and T-90 —   to private companies in India. India operates some 3500 tanks  of these two types, including 1,070 T-90 tanks as well

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Russia to export ‘Boomerang’ wheeled combat platform. Matches Indian need

IDD Bureau Russia has announced that the ‘Boomerang’ a wheeled combat platform – having multiple usages — is now available for sale in the international market. The product meets India’s ongoing programme to acquire 198 such vehicles. Read the Indian programme request here “We estimate exports of this platform in the foreseeable future at about

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Indian Army wants loitering munitions, Needs 100 launchers

IDD Exclusive Adding a new dimension to its war fighting abilities, the Indian Army is now going to get loitering drones, capable of being launched from man portable platforms. Meaning two men carrying a ‘man-portable’ launcher can release a loitering drone which can do reconnaissance over an area and then direct itself to hit the

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India Russia to sign roadmap on Kamov 226T

Def-expo 2020 IDD Bureau India and Russia are all set to take a step forward in the long pending deal to manufacture the Kamov Ka-226T helicopters. The Indo Russian Helicopter Private Ltd. (IRHL) is expected to announce a ‘road-map’ for the project at the def-expo-2020 ( Feb 5 to Feb 9) at Lucknow. This road

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M777 & K9 Vajra lead India’s Arty programme

Def-Expo2020 IDD Bureau India’s artillery gun acquisition programme, is presently being bolstered with the rapid induction of two types of guns. The M777 Ultra Lightweight Howitzer (ULH) produced by the BAE Systems and the K9 Vajra-T self propelled tracked gun produced by Larsen and Toubro ( L&T)  in collaboration with Hanwha Techwin of South Korea.

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Specialised wheeled armoured vehicle for Punjab and Rajasthan

IDD Bureau Indicating a change in tactics and opening up the field for local Industry, the  Indian Army now wants a specialised armoured fighting vehicle which can be deployed in the plains of Punjab and Rajasthan. Army wants a vehicle that should be wheeled, that would mean it wants speed and agility. Its existing options

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Israeli Spike ATGM fired by Indian Army

IDD Bureau The Indian Army has successfully fired two newly acquired Spike LR anti-tank missiles at the Infantry School at Mhow, Madhya Pradesh. The missiles from Israel have recently been inducted into the Army to fill in a void. The firing was witnessed by the top hierarchy of the Indian Army. Spike LR is a

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Government to promote private industry investment in Defence sector

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has voiced the government’s desire to encourage private industry investment in defence sector, while also strengthening defence PSUs and the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB).  Addressing CEOs of top defence and aerospace companies at a roundtable with the theme ‘Make in India in Defence Industry’, Singh said defence companies have huge opportunities

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Indian Indigenous production touches $ 11.2 billion; set to attract global Defence biggies

Indian Defence Dialogue Staff  New data of Indian Defence market, says it has produced military equipment worth Rs 80,000 crore (some $ 11.270 billion) during the last financial year ending March 31, 2019.  Indian Defence Minister Rajnath speaking at a ‘Defence Industry Roundtable’ in the national capital said Indian defence industry’s production was Rs 80,000

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