US alters category of armed drones to avoid MTCR rules

US President Donald J. Trump, on July 24, lowered a subset of UAS from category I, with highest restrictions, to category II, allowing easier exports without getting bogged down with MTCR rules. All other US rules will continue to apply on such equipment.

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Industry-led Tech schemes with US and Russia indicate change

Balancing its equation between the US and the Russia, India has signed separate agreements that promote industry-to-industry joint ventures in key areas of military equipment like drones, robotics and artificial intelligence , among other

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Indo-Pacific will continue to see infusion of tech & military platforms

“The Indo-Pacific region will continue to lead by most macroeconomic indicators, such as trade flows, net investment flows, and real GDP growth.

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India-US to co-develop Air launched UAV

India and the US are at an advanced stage of collaborating on co-developing an ‘air launched UAV’ that will include participation of an Indian private sector start-up company.

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India could opt for two types of drones from General Atomics

New Delhi is looking to source two variations of an unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or Drones. One for a sea-going role and another one, a weaponised version for use over-land.

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China’s military spend beats India, Japan, Korea & Australia

IDD Explainer The Indo-Pacific is now global military hotspot. Military spends of countries have risen constantly in the past three decades. China is leading the dangerous race of weaponisation in the region. It is now spending much more on military than what India, Japan, South Korea and Australia spend collectively in an year. The data

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India’s Parliamentary body wants more funds for military modernisation

IDD Bureau A designated committee of Parliament in India, has asked for ‘adequate’ funding enabling greater acquisition of military equipment and modernization. The committee has found how budgetary allocation for armed forces was 35 percent lower – or $ 8.72 billion lesser– than what the projected needs were. A Standing Committee of Parliament having members

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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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MH-60R and Apache copters for India. $ 3 billion deal

IDD Bureau In a path breaking deal, US will supply to India two types of helicopters costing more some $ 3 billion ( Rs 21,000 crore). These will Include 24 of the marine helicopters MH-60R, made by Lockheed Martin and an additional six Apache AH 64E made by Boeing. The sales will be through the

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