Monthly Archives: August, 2021

Indian Navy: Mahindra Defence wins $185 million contract to supply ASW suit

Mahindra Defence Anti-Submarine Warfare Suit: India’s automobile and defence giant Mahindra Group has been awarded a contract for supply of 14 integrated anti-submarine warfare defence suite (IADS) for Indian naval ships under the self-reliant India policy of the government. The $185 million (Rs 1,350 crore) contract will be executed by Mahindra group company – Mahindra Defence Systems Limited (MDS).

Indian Army gets first hand grenades made by private company

Indian Army Multi-Mode Hand Grenades: The first batch of Multi-Mode Hand Grenades (MMHG), manufactured by a private defence company, Economic Explosives Limited (EEL), was handed over to the Indian Army on Tuesday. These multi-mode hand grenades, which can be used in both offensive and defensive roles, have been produced following a transfer of technology from Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

GE, HAL sign $716 million contract for India’s light combat jet engine

GE-HAL Engine Contract: India’s state owned aircraft manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Limited Tuesday signed a $716 million (Rs 5,375 crores) contract for supply of 99 GE F404 engines for India’s light combat jet programme. In January this year, the government has approved procurement of 83 LCA Tejas combat jets at a cost of Rs 48,000 crores (over $6 billion at present exchange rate.)

Rheinmetall bags €250 million contract for Fuchs armoured vehicles

Rheinmetall Fuchs Armoured Vehicle: German defence giant Rheinmetall has won a follow-up order from an international customer to supply material kits for the Fuchs (Fox 2) wheeled armoured vehicle, the company announced on Wednesday. This new order, which also encompasses an initial supply of spare parts, is worth around €250 million. Delivery will take place during the 2021-2023 timeframe, with production to be carried out in the partner’s country.

India’s new aircraft carrier completes maiden sea trial

IAC-1 INS Vikrant Sea Trial: Indian Navy’s indigenous aircraft carrier Vikrant has successfully completed its five day long maiden sea trial successfully and came back to the yard in Kochi in Southern Indian state of Kerala, the defence ministry said. The ship had sailed from the Cochin Shipyard Limited’s yard in Kochi on Wednesday (August 4) and returned to the CSL’s yard on Sunday (August 8).

Spanish shipbuilder Navantia shortlisted for Polish Navy’s frigate programme

According to Navantia, now it will participate in the Viability Phase in order to propose a design that further adjusts to the requirements of the Armaments Inspectorate of the Polish Ministry of Defence. The final decision on the contractor is expected in 2022. The offer made by Navantia is based on the design of the F-100, in service for the Spanish Navy, which has been the starting point for successful export contracts to Norway and Australia.

IAI-ESG join hands to offer all-domain real-time network

IAI-ESG MoU: Israeli Aerospace Industries and German based company ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH and have signed a cooperation agreement to provide the German Armed Forces a proven, agile and robust cross-platform Network Centric Warfare (NCW) solution to meet the challenges of the future, IAI said on Tuesday.
With ‘NEOS’ – Network Enabled Operations Support – ESG and IAI enable joint all-domain operations including airborne, naval and ground platforms.