MH-60R copters bring India-US ‘ops’ on same page

India and the US now increasingly look at each to operate in tandem or in coordination in the Indo-Pacific and also in the Quadilateral, or the Quad – that has Australia and Japan besides US and India.

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L&T green channel status has come after long hard work

The ‘green channel status’ will apply for major Naval weapon delivery systems, ordered by the Ministry of Defence and cements the status of the L&T defence as long term supplier. The company is into engineering, procurement and construction projects, manufacturing, defence and services conglomerate.

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Boeing: validated F/A-18 to operate from Indian carriers

Doing a ‘ski-jump’ take off is needed for Short Take-Off But Arrested Recovery (STOBAR) operations off the carriers. The ability to do STOBAR operations is listed as a requisite in the January 2018 Request for Information (RFI) by the Indian Navy. It had sought 57 deck-based fighters for an estimated cost of about 95000 crores (USD 9.5 Billion

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Lockheed Martin shows the ‘Romeo’ in India colours

The US headquartered company’s India office, tweeted an image of the helicopter painted with round logo depicting Indian colours. It was done to mark ‘Navy day’ observed by the Indian Navy on December 4.

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MiG 29K crashes stymie India’s Naval aspirations

Without an airborne combat platform that is at par with most modern Navies, Indian hopes of being counted as a true blue-water force, remain stymied. The term blue-water defines the ability to carry out operations at sea. Indian Navy has everything — its own satellite, an aircraft carrier, newly added latest submarines besides warships carrying missiles like the BrahMos.

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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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After ‘Free & Open’ Indo-Pacific, USS Nimitz exercises with India

India hold key to China’s Malacca Dilemma IDD Bureau  Just days after the US Navy carriers, the USS Nimitz and USS Ronald Reagan, led their respective strike groups to show China ‘its place’ in the South China Sea and enforced a ‘free and open’ Indo-Pacific, the US Nimitz had turned west-wards towards the middle east,

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India reduces demand for 57 carrier based jets

Locally made jet, to be ready by 2026, will make up numbers IDD Bureau India is now looking to reduce the number of Multi-Role carrier borne fighters jets it wants to source from foreign manufacturers. The numbers could be cut down from the present demand of 57 jets. According to some estimates, the Indian Navy

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US okays more Harpoon and Mk54 anti-sub torpedoes for Indian P8I

IDD Bureau Continuing to provide cutting edge equipment to its ally India, the US has notified the possible sale of 10 Harpoon missiles and also  16 MK 54 Torpedoes coupled with three MK 54 exercise Torpedoes kits, collectively costing $ 155 Million ( approx  Rs 1162 crore) The AGM-84L Harpoon Block II air launched anti-ship

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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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