IDD Update Faced with a rapidly rising China’s military prowess, India, emerging from a devastating covid surge looks to add to its sea-going arsenal. The latest are a $ 5.8 billion order for next generation of conventional submarines and a quick movement is happening in New Delhi add more drones, of the General Atomics MQ-9B.
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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India ready to issue a formal tender for a multi-billion dollar project to make six new-generation stealth submarines. A foreign manufacturer will tie-up with an Indian partner to make these under-sea vessels for nearly $ 7 Billion.
IDD Bureau Indian Coast Guard is now a 150 ship force and with 40 more ships at various stages of under construction, making it vital to the Indian maritime infrastructure which has grown since the November 2008 — 26/11 — terror attacks on Mumbai. Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Sachet (meaning alert) and two interceptor
Def-expo 2020 IDD Bureau European giant MBDA and Indian company Larsen and Toubro ( L&T) have announced they have export orders for select missiles and will separately display latest anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM-5) at the ‘Def-expo’ 2020 which opens in Lucknow on February 5. The companies also will be showcasing next-gen offerings like Short range
Def-Expo2020 IDD Bureau India’s artillery gun acquisition programme, is presently being bolstered with the rapid induction of two types of guns. The M777 Ultra Lightweight Howitzer (ULH) produced by the BAE Systems and the K9 Vajra-T self propelled tracked gun produced by Larsen and Toubro ( L&T) in collaboration with Hanwha Techwin of South Korea.
IDD Bureau India is now racing to match China in adding submarines to its naval fleet. Almost a decade after it started a project to get six conventional diesel-electric submarines, India approved the short listing of two Indian and five foreign companies, who can be possible partners and make the submarines under a $7 Billion
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