India & US to have new air launched UAS prog

India and US have signed a new $ 22.3 Million development project to design a ‘concept’ to build a new Air-Launched UAV to be used for stand-off imaging and extending the range of communications.

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Mahindra gets $ 179 Mn deal for anti-sub suite on 14 Indian warships

The IADS comes with an integrated capability for detecting enemy submarines and torpedoes at extended ranges as well as diverting incoming torpedoes fired by enemy submarines

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Honeywell’s hydrogen fuel-cell powered drones being tested in India

A new ‘technology suite’ for light drones allows longer flight hours and with less human intervention. Compared with traditional drones using batteries and line-of-sight radio links, drones equipped with Honeywell’s Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) technologies can fly farther, carry more weight, avoid hazards up to three kilometers away and stream video of their progress anywhere in the world.

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$1 Bn GE-HAL engine-contract deepens Indo-US ties

The F404-GE-IN20 engine is an enhanced production version of the F404, which is successfully powering India’s Light Combat Aircraft MKI. The highest thrust variant of the F404 family, the F404-GE-IN20 incorporates GE’s latest hot section materials and technologies, as well as a FADEC for reliable power and outstanding operational characteristics

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Foreign firms allowed in Indian FICV tender for $ 8 billion

Loitering ammunition for beyond line of sight targeting and mini UAV’s for tactical surveillance are part of the needs specified by the FICV project . Some 1750 FICV are planned.

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India restructures its 41 military factories into corporate entities

The OFB, which is legacy of the British rule in India, will not exist as an entity in its present from or structure. Seven public sector undertakings ( or Government owned companies) are planned to be created under the MoD. The 41 OFB factories will be subsumed under one or the other new companies based on an assessment of manufacturing abilities of the factory.

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Russia losses share in military equipment market in India

Russia was the largest arms supplier to India in both 2011–15 and 2016–20. However, Russia’s deliveries dropped by 53 per cent between the two periods and its share of total Indian arms imports fell from 70 to 49 per cent”

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$130 billion to spend, India opens arms to local and foreign makers

We plan to spend 130 Billion Dollars on military modernization over the next 7-8 years ,” Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

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Thales-BDL ‘StarStreak’ tie-up important for industry

STARStreak is unique due to its three laser-guided darts, which cannot be jammed by any known countermeasure. It has the capability to defeat any air target

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$ 6 Bn Tejas jet deal to rev-up Indian Industry

The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, gave its approval for the procurement of 83 Light Combat Aircraft , Tejas, fighter jets.

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