US made Predator drones leased by India

New Delhi to counter an increasingly assertive China at sea and also along the contested 3,488 kms of land borders between the two countries.

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2nd squadron of Tejas jet by May; Upgraded version ready

IDD Bureau By the end of May, this year, India is slated to raise the second squadron of the Light Combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas. It shall comprise the upgraded version of the Tejas having enhanced war fighting abilities, over the first twenty of the jets produced so far. The first series production plane of the

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HAL seeks $ 1.4 Billion & foreign OEM for developing new copter

500 copters needed of 10-12 tonne class IDD Exclusive In an emerging business opportunity for foreign helicopter makers, India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is now looking to produce a ‘medium weight’ multi-role copter in the 10-12 tonne class, by forging a partnership with a company with experience of making such copters. HAL aims to position

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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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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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India needs second production line for fighter jets

IDD Bureau India immediately needs a second assembly line to produce fighter jets. The existing production line at the Ministry Defence owned public sector giant Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) may not be enough to meet the needs of the Indian Air Force which has projected the need for more than 300 India-made jets over the

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