Indian Army: Defence Ministry clears $829 million Arjun MBT order
Indian Army Arjun M1 A MBT: In a major boost for the indigenisation in the…
Indian Army Arjun M1 A MBT: In a major boost for the indigenisation in the…
HAL-Elbit Systems HUD Display System: India’s state owned aircraft manufacturing giant HAL has signed an agreement with Israel’s high technology defence company Elbit Systems for supply of Digital Overhead Head Up Display Systems (DOHS) during the recently concluded Aero India-2021, the company announced on Monday. The agreement for supply of HUD display has been signed between HAL and Elbit Systems Electro Optics Elop Ltd.
Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon SAAW: In yet another milestone, India’s apex defence research organisation, DRDO, successfully conducted captive and release trial of indigenously developed Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW) from Hawk-I of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) off the Odisha coast on Thursday.
LCA Tejas News: In a major boost to domestic defence industry, India’s Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi today approved the largest ever indigenous defence purchase of 83 combat jets manufactured by the state owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. This deal will be a game-changer for self-reliance in Indian defence manufacturing, said the defence minister.
The latest version of MRSAM is a Surface to Air Missile developed jointly by DRDO, India and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), Israel for use of the Indian Army. MRSAM Army weapon system comprises of Command post, Multi-Function Radar and Mobile Launcher system.
India DRDO ATAGS Howitzer: India’s apex Defence Research and Development Organisation – DRDO is ready to supply over 200 Made in India Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) howitzers to Indian Army within 18-24 months of placement of the order. DRDO’s offer comes in the backdrop of a choice between an indigenous and foreign option to fulfill Indian Army’s requirement for over 400 howitzers.
HAL-ISRO Cryogenic Engine Tank: The C32-LH2 tank is a developmental cryogenic propellant tank of aluminium alloy designed for improving the payload capability of GSLV MK-III launching vehicle, the HAL said in a statement.
“Despite the restrictions imposed by the lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic, CSL and Indian Navy worked as a cohesive team to ensure timely completion of all essential tasks leading up to basin trials of the Aircraft Carrier,” said an official statement.
“The LCH is a potent platform due to excellent design and development efforts and well supported flight test team. The IAF is keenly looking forward to the induction of this aircraft,” Indian Air Force Chief RKS Bhadauria said.
“Development of Enhanced Pinaka system was taken up to achieve longer range performance compared to an earlier design with a reduced length,” the defence ministry said. The design and development of this advanced version of Pinaka rocket system has been carried out by Pune based DRDO laboratories, namely Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE) and High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL).
With this test, the Nag missile, Cobra in English, has completed 10 successful user trials by the Indian Army and will now enter the production phase. Nag, a third generation anti-tank guided missile with a four kilometer range, has already completed its winter and summer trials last year.
The Navy said these three women pilots were part of the six pilots of the 27th Dornier Operational Flying Training (DOFT) Course, who graduated as fully operational maritime reconnaissance (MR) pilots at a passing out ceremony held at INS Garuda on Thursday.
We are strong and we are completely self-reliant in the areas of missiles, radars, electronic warfare systems, torpedoes, guns, and communication systems and can produce any type of missiles in the country that armed forces want, says DRDO Chief G Satheesh Reddy.
According to officials of the Bengaluru-based BEML, the company has achieved indigenisation levels of over 90 per cent in the mainline mining and construction products and rail coaches and EMUs, over 80 per cent in high mobility vehicles and over 65 per cent in Metro cars.
Before taking charge as CEO of HAL’s Helicopter Complex, Anbuvelan was Executive Director at the Complex. He was instrumental in starting the production of ALH’s integrated transmission assembly. He also played crucial role in ramping up production of ALH gear boxes, reduction of snags during equipping of ALH, training & development of employees among other things.
“ALH never looked back from the day when the prototype took its maiden flight on August 30, 1992 and has evolved into a world class helicopter with its unparalleled performance. The evolution from ALH Mark-I to Mark-IV has been phenomenal and is a boost to the indigenous design and development of helicopters,” said R Madhavan, CMD of HAL.
India Thursday started the construction of a new stealth frigate for Indian Navy. Vice Admiral S R Sarma of the Indian Navy and VL Kantha Rao Additional Secretary (Defence Production) jointly laid the keel of the third ship (Yard- 12653) in a virtual ceremony.
India’s state owned aviation major Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Wednesday announced completion of the testing process of its Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) in hot and high weather capabilities in high Himalayas. HAL’s LUH is a new generation helicopter in the 3-ton class helicopters, incorporating the state of the art technology features like a glass cockpit with Multi-Function Displays (MFD).
In a big boost to India’s offensive military capabilities, India Monday successfully flight-tested a Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV), India’s apex defence research and development organisation, DRDO, announced in a a tweet. The test of Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV), which is a new frontier in cutting-edge defence technology.
India and Russia have finalised a major deal for manufacturing AK-47 203 rifles in India during Indian defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s Moscow visit, according to Russian media reports. The AK-47 203 is the latest and most advanced version of the AK-47 rifle, which will replace the Indian Small Arms System (INSAS) 5.56×45 mm assault rifle.
Defence Industry in India: India’s apex defence research and development organisation DRDO has identified 108…
BEML unveils heavy electrical trucks, excavators: In a big push to manufacture of heavy vehicles in the country, India’s state owned BEML Tuesday launched several heavy vehicles designed and developed in the country. It includes a 150 tonne dump truck BH150E, 180 tonne electrical excavator BE1800E 180, Heli-Portable Dozer called BD50HST, and Medium Bullet Proof Vehicle (MBPV) called GAUR.
Make in India in Defence: Of these 15 defence equipments, four each have been developed by India’s Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and state owned heavy equipment maker BEML, two products have been developed by public sector electronics major BEL, and one each by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Bharat Dynamics Limited, Mazhgaon Dock Limited, Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Limited (GRSE) and GSL.
OFT Stabilised Remote Control Gun: India’s state owned Ordnance Factory of Tiruchirappalli (OFT) has launched an indigenously manufactured weapon stabilized remote controlled gun (SRCG) for use of Indian Navy and Coast Guard Ships.
Defence News India: India’s ministry of defence Monday signed a $75 million (Rs 557 crore)…
Defence News India: In a major achievement for India’s ship building industry, public sector shipbuilder Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) has won a contract for construction and supply of two autonomous electric ferries for ASKO Maritime AS, Norway.
The decision to push ahead with the development of critical road network comes at a time when Indian and Chinese armies are facing each other at several places in Ladakh region. In the past, China has objected to the development of border infrastructure by India in Ladakh to match Chinese built up.
OFB Strike: India’s ministry of defence Friday formed a high-level committee under the officers of the department of defence production (DDP) and Indian Army to address the concerns of defence employee unions and officers association about the government’s decision to corporatize Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) factories.
India has set an ambitious target of becoming a net exporter of defence technology on the occasion of 21st Pokhran anniversary that is celebrated in the country National Technology Day.
Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) has won a $40 million contract to supply missile components for medium range surface to air missile (MRSAM) to be delivered to Indian Air Force (IAF).
DRDO supported Defence Institute of Advanced Technology Pune announced the development of Atulya microwave steriliser that kills the Sars-CoV-2 virus by differential heating in the range of 560 to 600 Celsius temperatures.
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.
India’s state owned Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) has set up a 285 bed facility across several states to help civil administration in their bid to augment the health facilities to treat corona virus patients.
This maiden flight of Tejas in full operational clearance version lasted for forty minutes and it was flown by Air Commodore KA Muthana (Retd) from the HAL’s Bengaluru airport.
Rolls-Royce India has signed an MoU with the IIT Madras to promote and explore opportunities for joint research programs. Rolls-Royce will also send its engineers to IIT Madras for higher studies but they will have to qualify for the programme.
The BDL manufactures ballistic missile Agni (Fire), surface-to-air missile Akash (Sky), Advanced Lightweight Torpedo, Counter Measure Dispensing Systems, Milan 2T and Konkurs anti-tank missiles for Indian military.
LCH is a 5.5 ton class combat helicopter designed and developed by HAL. It is powered by two Shakti engines with similar features of Advanced Light Helicopter.
India’s defence export is growing. In the last two years, our export has been Rs 17,000 crore but by 2024 it can reach Rs 35,000 crore, said the defence minister.
The file to procure Tejas fighters could be cleared before March 31 and HAL could start deliveries three years after signing the contract.
Shripad Naik said the ships targeted delivery was affected due to delay in supply of aviation equipment from Russia.
After scrapping the initial tender to procure 126 medium sized fighter jets, India issued a fresh tender in April 2019 to procure more than 100 fighter jets.
The 40,000 tonne ship which has been designed and developed in the country will have an air complement of up to 26 Mig 29 K fighter jets.
While the aircraft was flown by Cdr Jaideep Maolankar, Captain Dahiya was the Landing Safety Officer and Cdr Vivek Pandey was the Test Director.
HAL: Alok Verma earlier worked as General Manager (HR) and played key role in employee-management negotiation to settle the issue of wage-revision.
First trial which was conducted on Thursday was able to achieve the full range of 75 kilometers, second test conducted on Friday fired in salvo mode.
The Navigation system of Pinaka Missile System is also aided by the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS).
Pinaka Mark-II Rocket is modified to work as a missile by giving it a Navigation, Control and Guidance System to improve the accuracy and enhance the range.
The Defence Acquisition Council chaired by Rajnath Singh also approved procurement of Twin Engine Heavy Helicopters (TEHH) for the Indian Coast Guard.
HAL which produces Sukhoi 30 MKI frontline fighters and indigenously developed light combat aircraft – LCA Tejas – has orderbook worth Rs 59,832 crore.
This test of Brahmos missile is a major step in the direction of complete indigenisation of the missile developed with the Russian help.
Naval version of LCA Tejas completes the cycle of launch and recovery from aircraft carrier in a single sortie which was never done earlier.
INS Nilgiri is first of total 7 ships of new stealth class frigates known as Project 17A. It is being built using integrated construction technology.
Indian coast guard ship Varaha has been named after the third incarnation of Lord Vishnu as a boar to protect the earth from drowning in the mythical sea.
Indian Air Force conducted the Astra missile developed by DRDO in different configuration to prove the end phase capability of the missile.
This is the third successful test of this low-weight ultra-modern fire and forget man-portable anti-tank guided missile for Indian Army.
INS Khanderi: Indian Navy will induct 6 Scorpene Class Submarines under Project 75. These submarines will form the mainstay of Indian Navy’s offensive capability.
DRDO: Indian Army today received the design of Mobile Metallic Ramp developed by the DRDO that can bear the load of vehicles weighing up to 70 tonnes.
Indian Navy: Ministry of Defence has invited Request For Proposals (RFPs) for acquiring ships worth Rs 15,000 crore for Indian Navy and Coast Guard.
Hitting the bulls eye: The government said that the guided bomb achieved the desired range and hit the target with high precision.
The indigenous bio-jet fuel was first produced by the CSIR-IIP lab at Dehradun in 2013, but could not be tested or certified as there were no facilities in the country.
Govt has cleared defence purchase worth Rs. 3,000 crore, it will involve fitting of 2 navy ships with Brahmos missiles & Armored Recovery Vehicles for Army.
The Kiran trainer aircraft was on a routine flying mission and it had taken off from Hakimpet Air Force station at around 11.30 am in the morning.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has set a target of filing of 1,000 defence intellectual property right applications and for giving IPR training to 10,000 officials.
Director General of Border Road Organisation Lt Gen Harpal Singh reviewed the progress of critical roads at China border on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Public sector defence manufacturer Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has paid a total dividend of 200% to Government of India for financial Year 2017-18.
ISRO Chairman K Sivan said India has achieved significant milestone with our heaviest launcher lifting off the heaviest satellite from the Indian soil.
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 ministry Tuesday awarded Rs. 2,435 crore contract for designing, construction and supply of four survey vessels for Indian Navy to Garden Reach Ship Builders and Engineers.
Indian government Saturday approved the mid life upgrade of 17 long range surveillance aircraft Dornier of Indian Coast Guard at a cost of Rs. 950 crore.
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.
India’s public sector defence manufacturer BEML has received the award for best seller in crawler equipment-dozers, rigid dump truck for mining industry.
Israel Aerospace Industries has signed $777 million deal for supply of Barak 8 long range surface-to-air missiles for seven ships of Indian Navy.
Francois Hollande has blamed Indian government for selecting Anil Ambani’s Reliance Defence as Dassault’s offset partner in multi-billion dollar deal.
Prahar is a contemporary weapon system capable of carrying multiple types of warheads and neutralizing a wide variety of targets.
Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman presided the meeting of DAC (Defence Acquisition Council) that cleared the purchase of Akash missiles under the ‘Buy Indian’ category.
Sitharaman said that public sector aircraft manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Limited was excluded from the Rafale deal by the UPA government itself.