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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$5.31 billion deal for 83 Tejas jets, puts 114 jet prog on backburner

IDD explainer India’s decision to procure an additional 83 single-engined indigenous Tejas fighter jets for Rs 38,800 crore ($ 5.31 Biillion), indicates a slowing down of the existing programme inviting  global biggies to make another 114 fighter jets. On March 18, the Indian Ministry of Defence announced that the Defence Acquisition Council headed by Minister

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Russia losses share in Indian arms market, But US is not a gainer

Israel & France have gained IDD Perspective Russia continues to be the biggest supplier of weapons and equipment to India even though its share for a five year period 2015-2019 has dropped ‘sharply’ when compared with the previous five year block – 2010-2014. Contrary to perception, the share of US companies in the India military-equipment

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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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India’s staggered procurement, two-points of ‘fear’ for Industry

IDD Analysis After India’s newly appointed Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat announced that the military will do only ‘staggered  procurements’ of weapons,  equipment, systems and platforms, it  has thrown up two issues necessitating immediate answers from the Government to address ‘fears’ of the industry. Firstly, such a move could jeopardize big-ticket acquisitions –

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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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