Monthly Archives: October, 2020

Malabar Exercise: Quad nations to kick-start naval exercise in Bay of Bengal

Malabar Naval Exercise 2020: Indian Navy will begin its flagship Malabar 2020 Naval Exercise off the Visakhapatnam coast in the Bay of Bengal from November 3. Navies from four friendly countries, India, Australia, the US and Japan will commence the first phase of four-day war games on Tuesday, which is seen as a strong signal of the Quad nations to defend the freedom of navigation and peace in Indo-Pacific region.  

Italy’s Fincantieri joins hands with Cochin Shipyard for expansion of India business

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).

Indian Navy cancels Reliance Naval’s Rs 2,500 crore offshore patrol vessel contract: Report

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).

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems: Latvia installs new Spike missiles team trainer

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems: Latvian National Armed Forces have completed the installation of a new state-of-the-art Team Trainer for SPIKE Missiles to train its soldiers in using Spike LR2 and Spike SR anti-tank missiles, said Israel’s defence major Rafael Advances Defense Systems. The new system will train Latvian forces to use Rafael Advanced Defense Systems’…

US Navy: General Atomics’ EMALS, AAG systems reach crucial milestone aboard CVN-78

GA-EMS: The Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) and Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) system designed and developed by General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) reached an important milestone of nearly 4,500 catapult launch and arrested landings aboard US Navy’s aircraft carrier, USS Gerald R Ford (CVN-18), the company said on Wednesday. “CVN 78 passed the half-way mark…

Elbit Systems bags $35 million order to support US Navy’s V-22 Osprey aircraft

The V-22 Osprey is a joint service multirole combat aircraft utilizing tilt-rotor technology to combine the vertical performance of a helicopter with the speed and range of a fixed-wing aircraft. With its rotors in vertical position, it can take off, land and hover like a helicopter. Once airborne, it can convert to a turboprop airplane capable of high-speed, high-altitude flight.

Alpha Design Technologies wins Rs 591 crore contract for missile, radar upgrade

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.