Indian Army: Bharat Forge wins $24.6 million order to supply Kalyani M4 Armored Vehicles
Bharat Forge Kalyani M4 Armored Vehicle: A day after its announcement of entering into an…
Bharat Forge Kalyani M4 Armored Vehicle: A day after its announcement of entering into an…
Indian Army K9 Vajra Guns: India’s Chief of Army Staff General MM Naravane Thursday flagged-off the 100th K9 VAJRA 155mm/52 calibre Tracked Self-Propelled Howitzer from L&T’s Armoured System Complex (ASC) located at Hazira, near Surat, in the state of Gujarat.
Indian Army SIDM MoU: An MoU was signed between the Indian Army and the Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM) on Thursday to provide further impetus to indigenisation under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ (a self-reliant India in defence) and to achieve strategic independence by reducing dependence on foreign origin equipment.
India’s defence and engineering major Larsen & Toubro Tuesday delivered the 81st K-9 Vajra-T howitzer gun to the Indian Army. With this delivery, L&T Defence is on track to deliver all 100 guns within the delivery schedule of 42 months as permitted under the relaxed criteria following the outbreak of Covid-19 global pandemic that hit the defence industry like any other sector of the economy.
Bengaluru-based defence manufacturer Dynamatic Technologies Limited signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with India’s top engineering institute, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT-K) for development of cutting edge Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for military use.
Bengaluru based private sector defence manufacturer Dynamatic Technologies Monday delivered a key component, a front fuselage with a refuelling probe, for India’s home grown light combat aircraft LCA Tejas to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). This is the first time a complex fuselage section for the Tejas fighter has been delivered by private defence company.
In order to take advantage of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s bid to push for greater indigenisation of defence manufacturing in the country, Pinarayi Vijayan government in Kerala is set to launch first dedicated defence park in Palakkad district of the state.
Tata Power Company Limited has completed the sale of its defence business to Tata Advanced Systems Ltd (TASL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Sons Private Limited. Tata Power is expected to receive an enterprise value of Rs 1,076 crore as upfront payment, Rs 1,040 crore as per agreements, which were revised in line with closing adjustments.
Fincantieri-CSL MoU: Italian shipbuilding giant Fincantieri has signed a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) with India’s state owned leading shipbuilder Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL). Fincantieri said it aims to enhance its presence in the country, providing further momentum to the long-standing partnership with the state owned Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL).
The contract to build five warships for the Indian Navy was signed with the company in 2011, much before the Reliance Group took over the Gujarat-based shipyard from its erstwhile owner Nikhil Gandhi. Anil Ambani led Reliance ADAG Group took over Pipavav Defence And Offshore Engineering Ltd in 2015 and later renamed the entity as Reliance Naval and Engineering Ltd (RNEL).
The upgradation will have large number of Indigenously developed equipment, such as Radar Transmitter, Thermal Imager-based Electro Optical System, communication equipment, upgradation of drive chain, Control Cabin, Shelters, Cables, etc., The upgradation project is in the true spirit of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ mission of the Ministry of Defence towards making the concept of ‘Make in India’ a success.
Delhi-based defence and security solutions provider OshoCorp Global Pvt Ltd has successfully completed one of its largest supply orders of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Individual Protection Equipments (IPE) sets to Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) during the ongoing Covid-19 period.
Defence News: With the Modi government’s decision to ban import of 101 weapons, which will be followed by another negative import list soon, the defence and aerospace sector in the country is set to benefit immensely. According to DRDO chief G Satheesh Reddy, the defence and aerospace industries based in Hyderabad region are set to get business opportunities worth $13.62 billion (INR 1 lakh crore) in the next couple of years.
Nothing will give us greater satisfaction than fighting and coming out victorious in wars with indigenous technology and equipment, said General Bipin Rawat while clarifying that armed forces do not have any bias towards imported equipment.
Apart from being a leading supplier of mobility solutions to the Indian Army, Navy, Air Force and various Paramilitary forces, the company also exports its range of specialised defence vehicles to SAARC, ASEAN, African nations and the UN peacekeeping forces in conflict zones in Africa.
Defence Industry in India: India’s apex defence research and development organisation DRDO has identified 108…
“We see a lot of scope to widen our focus on the defence sector with government allowing larger private participation in this. Another focus area is the aerospace segment, where also we see more business coming in,” said Pragun Jindal Khaitan, vice-chairman and managing director of the company.
DRDO Pinaka Multi Barrel Rocket Launcher: In a significant development which will reduce Indian Army’s dependence on India’s state owned Ordnance Factory Board factories, first ever Pinaka rockets manufactured by private defence companies have been successfully test fired by Indian Army.
Defence News: Indian government is preparing a second negative list to curb the import of defence equipments in the country, said a top defence ministry official, adding that defence industry will have to meet the needs of future wars with future products.
In its bid to make India truly self-reliant in defence production, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government Friday launched a dedicated defence production portal called Srijan (creation), as a single source for all the information related to defence equipment that can be taken under the government’s indigenisation drive under self-reliant India mission (Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan).
India bans import of 101 defence items: India Saturday announced a list of 101 defence equipment that cannot be imported by its military and security forces as the country aims to become self-reliant in defence production and shed the dubious tag of the world’s largest arms importer.
Indian Army Target Drone Tender: Indian Army is seeking to buy 125 target drones annually from Indian defence companies under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious self-reliant India scheme that aims to make the country a defence powerhouse in next five years.
In its bid to boost Indian Army’s night war fighting capabilities, the ministry of defence has decided to procure 800 night sights with thermal imaging capability for automatic grenade launchers. According to the expression of interest document issued on July 7, companies will have one month’s time to submit their response.
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.
On Thursday (May 21, 2020) the government notified 26 of these 127 items under clause 3(a) of the public procurement order of 2017, which makes it mandatory for the procuring entities to source them only from Indian suppliers, whereas in the earlier scheme of things it was not mandatory and only preference was to be given to Indian suppliers.
Defence News India: India’s defence ministry Friday signed a $160 million (Rs 1,200 crore) contract…
Dassault Reliance Aerospace Ltd (DRAL) on Monday resumed operations at its Mihan special economic zone (SEZ) in Nagpur in Maharashtra. The JV between Dassault Aviation and Reliance ADA Group manufactures part for Falcon 2000 and Rafale fighter jet at DRAL facility.
DRDO has developed a lightweight HMDS helmet for Indian Air Force pilots flying Sukhoi 30 MKI, Mig 29, Mig 21, LCA Tejas and Mirage 2000 aircrafts.
The new Nova facility will be used in design, development & production of command posts, combat management systems, radars and electro-optic products.
Rajnath Singh said bullet proof jackets are being exported to 18 countries but in view of the strategic requirement names will not be disclosed.
Pratt & Whitney Thursday announced that AIESL, a subsidiary of India’s national carrier Air India, would perform the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for its latest Geared Turbofan (GTF) engines in the country,
ICG Varad is likely to be inducted in Indian Coast Guard later this year after completion of trials and testing of its equipment and weapon systems.
Thales said the lightweight monocular night vision device has the widest field of view and provides unprecedented mobility and night combat capability.
Defence News India: Kalyani Strategic Systems Ltd (KSSL), the defence arm of Kalyani Group and…
The JV agreement was signed at the first Brazil-India Defence Industry Dialogue of the India-Brazil Business Forum (IBBF), organized by MEA.
MoU between HAL & Wipro 3D will create a unique synergy that can accelerate the adoption of metal additive manufacturing in Aerospace in India.
The air launched version of BrahMos missile is a 2.5 ton supersonic air to surface cruise missile with ranges close to 300 km.
The Defence Acquisition Council chaired by Rajnath Singh also approved procurement of Twin Engine Heavy Helicopters (TEHH) for the Indian Coast Guard.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh launched the third phase of defene startup challenge that provides platform for showcasing their innovations and ideas.
Focused and dogged pursuance of Make programmes alone can differentiate our war fighting abilities, said Jayant D Patil of L&T Defence.
The Modi government has approved purchase of 9 high end radars from Data Pattern India Private Limited under Buy Indian Category.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh asked the officials to speed up the work of two defene industrial corridors in Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
Make In India: INS Priyadarshini has a range of 1,500 nautical miles, with a displacement of over 300 tonnes. Its induction will boost India’s coastal security.
DRDO’s Pinaka multi-barrel guided missile launcher system with a range of 75 kilometers has been successfully testfired thrice within two days.
India’s artillery fire power got a booster dose on Friday as it inducted big guns M777 A2 Ultra Light Howitzers and K-9 Vajra-tracked self propelled guns.
India’s ministry of defence Thursday enhanced the financial decision making powers of deputy services chiefs by five times.
Defence Minister said the details of foreign companies fulfilling the requirement to invest back a part of deal value in India will be known when procurement begins.
Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman presided the meeting of DAC (Defence Acquisition Council) that cleared the purchase of Akash missiles under the ‘Buy Indian’ category.
Armies of seven member countries of Bay of Bengal region have concluded their first ever joint military exercise in Pune in Western India on Sunday.
Former French President Francois Hollande’s partner Julie Gayet has been accused of receiving funds from Anil Ambani.
Ashok Leyland, a Hinduja Group Company, Friday announced that it has won a tender to supply tracked combat vehicle for Indian Army.