Taiwan to buy 66 more F-16 jets from the US-based Lockheed Martin

IDD Bureau Despite its recent Isolationist approach to global issues, Washington is re-engaging the Indo-Pacific; Lockheed Martin – the US-based world’s biggest weapons manufacturer – will be selling 66 F-16 Vipers to Taiwan -Beijing’s principal bugbear. Taipei is estimated to pay to USD $ 8.1 Bn for the 66 fighters, according to Taiwan News. The island

Share on Whatsapp

ISA a trump-card for India- US military ties: 2+2 talks

IDD Bureau India and the US are set to escalate their strategic ties by inking the Industrial Security Annex (ISA). It will allow Indian military equipment manufacturers to have technology sharing partnerships with their US counterparts. While it will allow Indian private companies to partner in producing cutting edge military equipment,  US and  its companies

Share on Whatsapp

Lockheed Martin, the world’s biggest arms manufacturer, is looking for a ‘game-changing’ partnership in India

US-based Lockheed Martin (LM), the biggest arms manufacturing company of the world with an order book of over USD 47 Bn (FY 2017-2018), has said it is “committed to fostering” “India’s defence industry” through “game-changing defence partnerships.” LM was judged to be the biggest arms and military service manufacturing company beating its competitors like Boeing

Share on Whatsapp

William Blair to head Lockheed Martin India

IDD Bureau Lockheed Martin has appointed William (Bill) Blair as Vice President and Chief Executive for Lockheed Martin in India. In this role,  Blair will lead the growth and development of Lockheed Martin’s business in India and serve as the executive representative for all of Lockheed Martin’s programmes, products and services in the country. He

Share on Whatsapp

India-Japan to conduct exercise using fighter jets

IDD Bureau Air forces of India and Japan will conduct their first-ever joint exercise using fighter jets.  The exercise will be in Japan, the two countries agreed to start coordination for the conduct of the exercise  which holds multiple strategic signals for the Indo-Pacific region. In the past few years India and Japan have been

Share on Whatsapp

Lockheed and Airbus possible candidates for $ 910 million copter deal

IDD Bureau India will yet again invite bids to procure heavy helicopters for its Coast Guard, probably pitching US giant Lockheed Martin and European Airbus against each other for the US $ 910  million deal to supply 14 helicopters. The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), the apex decision making body of the Ministry of Defence on

Share on Whatsapp

Former US Secy of State recounts how Indian sanctions were lifted

IDD Bureau Narrating the strategic importance of Indo-US relations and how they grew after the Civil-Nuclear deal, inked in 2008,  former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, while speaking in India, has said it helped in ‘lifting sanctions’.. and opened up cooperation in defence and high-technology. Rice , who was Secretary of state 2005-2009, was

Share on Whatsapp

Defence key driver as USISPF holds summit

Trade between India and US is growing. Source USISPF twitter handle

IDD Bureau With the defence sector expected to play a ‘major-role’ in increasing India-US trade, the  US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) will convene the largest gathering of over 300 private sector executives, global CEOs, besides US and Indian government leaders  at its second ‘Annual Leadership Summit’ in New Delhi on October 21. The theme of

Share on Whatsapp