Author Om Krishna

Five Rafale fighters, 7 pilots and 8,500 kilometer long journey home

IAF Rafale: Indian Air Force Wednesday received five Rafale fighter jets at Ambala airbase located in North India. It was a gruelling test of both men and machine as they covered 8,500-kilometer long journey with the help of Indian and French Air Force refueller tankers. The five Rafale jets left from Dassault Aviation Facility, Merignac in France on Monday morning and reached India Wednesday afternoon, said Indian Air Force.

Saab begins production of Gripen fighters in Brazil

Saab’s Gripen Fighter: Sweden’s leading defence and aerospace major Saab has for the first time commenced the production of parts of Gripen fighter jets outside the country. The site located in São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil started the production of sections of airframe for Gripen E/F fighters, which will be delivered to the final assembly facilities at the Embraer plant in Gavião Peixoto, São Paulo, Brazil and also to Saab in Linköping, Sweden, said the company in a statement.

General Atomics to supply radiation monitoring system for Dominion Energy’s Millstone nuclear plant

American nuclear energy equipment manufacturer General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) Monday said it has been awarded a contract from Dominion Energy to deliver Radiation Monitoring Systems for the Millstone Power Station, Unit 3 in Waterford CT. GA-EMS will manufacture and deliver a full complement of radiation monitoring systems throughout the Millstone plant.

Megha Engineering (MEIL) will invest Rs 500 crore to set up defence manufacturing unit

Hyderabad based infrastructure giant Megha Engineering and Infrastructures Limited (MEIL) Monday announced its foray in the country’s defence sector as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government seeks to reduce the country’s dependence on imported weapons by involving private defence companies. MEIL invest Rs 500 crores on new defence manufacturing unit near Hyderabad.

Covid relief to defence industry: India extends delivery deadlines for domestic defence companies

In a major relief to domestic defence industry, India’s defence ministry Friday allowed them four more months time to complete the delivery of weapon systems and services as their supply chains have been affected due to Covid-19 lockdown measures, while also clarifying that any deadline extension request from foreign defence companies will be considered on case by case basis.

OFB Strike: More than 80,000 employees of India’s state owned defence giant threaten strike

OFB Strike: More than 82,000 employees of state owned Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) have threatened an indefinite strike against the Modi government’s decision to corporatize 41 units of the OFB. The three defence employee unions alleged that the present decision of Modi government to corporatize OFB was against the past agreement between them and the defence ministry.

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