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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Indian Army’s tech push opens opportunities

We are transforming ourselves from manpower intensive to technology enabled force, which is the way forward for the future

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India orders 156 more ICV’s

IDD Bureau Upping  its war fighting capabilities, India has announced procurement of an additional 156 of Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty-2 (BMP) 2/2K armoured infantry combat vehicle (AIFV). The Ordnance Factory Board (OFB),   an entity owned by the Indian Ministry of Defecne,  has been licence producing the Russian –parentage BMP’s since 1987. It has been tasked to

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India to outsource tank repair too private contractors

IDD Bureau As  a part of its recast into a leaner force, the Indian Army is to  outsource repair and maintenance of some of its fleet of two Russian-origin tanks  — T-72 and T-90 —   to private companies in India. India operates some 3500 tanks  of these two types, including 1,070 T-90 tanks as well

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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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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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India Russia to sign roadmap on Kamov 226T

Def-expo 2020 IDD Bureau India and Russia are all set to take a step forward in the long pending deal to manufacture the Kamov Ka-226T helicopters. The Indo Russian Helicopter Private Ltd. (IRHL) is expected to announce a ‘road-map’ for the project at the def-expo-2020 ( Feb 5 to Feb 9) at Lucknow. This road

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Specialised wheeled armoured vehicle for Punjab and Rajasthan

IDD Bureau Indicating a change in tactics and opening up the field for local Industry, the  Indian Army now wants a specialised armoured fighting vehicle which can be deployed in the plains of Punjab and Rajasthan. Army wants a vehicle that should be wheeled, that would mean it wants speed and agility. Its existing options

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Israeli Spike ATGM fired by Indian Army

IDD Bureau The Indian Army has successfully fired two newly acquired Spike LR anti-tank missiles at the Infantry School at Mhow, Madhya Pradesh. The missiles from Israel have recently been inducted into the Army to fill in a void. The firing was witnessed by the top hierarchy of the Indian Army. Spike LR is a

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