Roadmap for Made in India Ka-226T helicopters signed

Def-Expo 2020 IDD Bureau India and Russia have signed a roadmap to localize production of the Ka-226T helicopter in India. The deal was signed on Feb 6 at the DefExpo2020 in Lucknow, capital of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.  The first batch of Made in India Kamov 226T military helicopters to be manufactured under

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14 MoUs between Russian and Indian companies for spare parts manufacture

IDD Bureau A total of 14 MoUs were exchanged between the Russian Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and the Indian companies today on the sidelines of the ongoing DefExpo-2020.  The 5th round of India-Russia Military Industrial Conference (IRMIC) was conducted on the second day of the DefExpo-2020 at Lucknow. The conference was co-chaired by Dr. Ajay

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As India looks West for military hardware, US sends largest ever delegation to Def-Expo-2020

IDD Bureau The United States delegation to Def-Expo2020 will be largest. And the reason is simple; India-US bilateral defence trade moves northward reaching $18 billion in 2019. A decade ago, in 2008, it was less than $1 billion.  The increased bilateral trade is increasingly becoming visible too. In all,14 US made platforms, the highest number

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MBDA-L&T have ATGM-5 & Exocet at Def-expo

Def-expo 2020 IDD Bureau  European giant MBDA and Indian company Larsen and Toubro ( L&T) have announced they have export orders  for select missiles and will separately display latest anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM-5) at the ‘Def-expo’ 2020 which opens in Lucknow on February 5. The companies also will be showcasing next-gen offerings like Short range

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Imports growing; Make it lucrative for foreign OEM’s to invest in India

IDD Bureau An officially constituted committee of the Indian Parliament has recommended to the Government to make India a ‘lucrative place’ for foreign military equipment manufacturers to be ‘investing’ in the defence industrial sector. It has also, separately  asked for promotion of India industry, as imports were not decreasing. These are part of suggestions to

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ISA widens US industry footprint in India

COMCASA to be operationalised IDD Bureau: India and the US have signed the Industrial Security Annex (ISA) and agreed  to operationlize COMCASA –a  communication sharing agreement – that will allow wider joint operations of the forces. The ISA was inked by the two sides ahead of the 2+2 ministerial-level dialogue  in the US on December

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ISA a trump-card for India- US military ties: 2+2 talks

IDD Bureau India and the US are set to escalate their strategic ties by inking the Industrial Security Annex (ISA). It will allow Indian military equipment manufacturers to have technology sharing partnerships with their US counterparts. While it will allow Indian private companies to partner in producing cutting edge military equipment,  US and  its companies

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Lockheed Martin, the world’s biggest arms manufacturer, is looking for a ‘game-changing’ partnership in India

US-based Lockheed Martin (LM), the biggest arms manufacturing company of the world with an order book of over USD 47 Bn (FY 2017-2018), has said it is “committed to fostering” “India’s defence industry” through “game-changing defence partnerships.” LM was judged to be the biggest arms and military service manufacturing company beating its competitors like Boeing

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Navy’s next carrier opens up possibilities for Industry

IDD Bureau Indian Navy has finalized the size of its next aircraft carrier at 65,000 tonnes, having a full electric propulsion and will deploy the Catapult Assisted Take-Off But Arrested Recovery (CATOBAR) system for launching and retrieving fighter jets on its deck. This has multiple signals. The size matches that of the Queen Elizabeth Class

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William Blair to head Lockheed Martin India

IDD Bureau Lockheed Martin has appointed William (Bill) Blair as Vice President and Chief Executive for Lockheed Martin in India. In this role,  Blair will lead the growth and development of Lockheed Martin’s business in India and serve as the executive representative for all of Lockheed Martin’s programmes, products and services in the country. He

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