India’s opts for MH-60R, numbers are just bare minimum

IDD Bureau   India’s has finally decided to go ahead with the deal to get 24 of the MH 60R helicopters  for $  2.6 billion ( Rs 18200 crore) from US company Lockheed Martin under the foreign military sales route okayed by the US Administration. The decision was okayed by the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS)

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MH-60R will provide India an ‘ASW’ edge over China

               IDD explainer IDD Bureau Imagine a scenario, a submarine of China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is lurking under the waters either in the Arabian Sea along India’s west coast or in Bay of Bengal which forms the country’s east coast.  An Indian Naval warship is within close proximity, its carrying on deck a

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Indigenous Naval fighter makes first deck landing

IDD Bureau The Naval version of the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA)-Mk1 Tejas successfully landed onboard the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya. The Naval version is under development whereas the Indian Air Force has already inducted the indigenously made fighters. Naval aviation is one of the most complicated arenas given the complexities. For instance, when a

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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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Boeing makes smart ‘super hornet’ pitch for Indian Navy

IDD Bureau US-based giant Boeing has made a sharp digital pitch for selling its F/A-18 Super Hornet jets to Indian Navy’ for carrier based operations. The Boeing’s India twitter handle @Boeing_In  tweeted a picture of a Super Hornet flying close to an aircraft carrier. “The F/A-18 #SuperHornet can work with the P-8I in the future battle

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China on the mind, India opts for six more Boeing P8I

IDD Bureau With a greater number of Chinese submarines making a foray into the Indian ocean, the military establishment in India has okayed the procurement of six more Boeing P8I maritime surveillance aircraft to widen the arc of operations of its Navy. Indian Navy has been using the Boeing P8I planes since 2013 and now

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Indian Navy for Mk-45 guns from BAE

IDD Bureau In a major upward shift in its firepower, the Indian Navy is scheduled to get new US-made guns from BAE Systems for ship-decks. Same guns are being used by the US Navy and nine other Navies, all US partners like Japan or its NATO allies.  US State Department has cleared the sale of

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Indian Navy goes “global” for 100 heavyweight torpedoes

By IDD Bureau The Indian Navy is looking to buy 100 heavy weight submarine-launched torpedoes from global manufacturers despite the stated policy of the government to acquire weapons and equipment made in India. The ship-launched heavyweight torpedoes will made  sourced from indigenous manufacturers. The Indian Navy is looking to buy 100 heavy weight submarine-launched torpedoes

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