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November 03, 2014

Fresh 197 light RSH chopper bids invited

Will the Indian Army and IAF finally get the light helicopters they so desperately need, to augment and replace their obsolescent fleet of Cheetah and Chetak LUHs? After cancelling the Reconnaissance & Surveillance Helicopter (RSH) helicopter procurement process during the final lap earlier this year...
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Indian Army for upgrade of 2,600 BMPs

The Indian Army has declared interest in undertaking a comprehensive upgrade of its BMP-2/2K that effects mobility, fire power and survivability upgrade. The upgrades are to be incorporated in both the existing fleet of BMPs and the ones which are likely to be produced in future.
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October 27, 2014

India to sign $525 million deal for Israeli SPIKE System

Ending a procurement effort that has meandered for years, India will shortly sign a $525 million deal with Israel's Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. to procure 8,300 SPIKE MR missiles and over 300 launchers.
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Indian sisters in US Army help bridge the gap

Last month, when units of the Indian and US armies joined forces for a combat exercise in the lower Himalayas, a pair of Indian-born sisters served as a perfect bridge between the two sides.
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October 20, 2014

Nirbhay success catches world attention

The remarkable success of the Nirbhay long range ground-launched cruise missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) on Friday has been watched keenly around the world, but especially in the region. The largely indigenous missile, sporting a fully Indian inertial navigation system (INS) based guidance system...
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NAL mini UAVs demonstrated to CRPF & NSG

The CRPF and National Security Guard have expressed interest in NAL's SlyBird and Pushpak micro air vehicles for over-the-hill surveillance and intelligence gathering. Starting November 2013, Bangalore-based NAL has conducted flight demonstrations in simulated operational settings in Manesar...
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DRDO's new target: No missile imports from 2022

The success of the Nirbhay has instilled fresh confidence in the DRDO to set an ambitious new target. DRDO chief, and therefore the country's seniormost missile scientist, Dr Avinash Chander said on Saturday at the IIT Bhubaneshwar where he was chief guest for a convocation ceremony...
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October 06, 2014

New Indo-US Defence Trade Task Force Soon

On the back of Prime Minister Modi's visit to the United States where a joint decision was taken renew for ten more years the 2005 Framework for the U.S.-India Defence Relationship...
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Exercise Yudh Abhyas 2014

The latest edition of the Yudh Abhyas series of combat exercises has just been completed in the hills of Uttarakhand. US Army Soldiers from 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division and the Indian Army participated in this U.S. Army...
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September 15, 2014

Breakthrough in indigenous E/O sensor tech

A heartening new indigenous development could take care of India's over-dependence on foreign suppliers for critical electro-optical sensors for surface payloads. The DRDO's Instruments Research and Development Establishment (IRDE) in Dehradun has developed a SEOS...
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September 01, 2014

Indian Army orders 118 Arjun Mk.II tanks

An air of cautious relief will pervade the Combat Vehicles R&D Establishment (CVRDE), the DRDO's tank development laboratory on Chennai's outskirts. The Indian Army has been cleared to place an order for 118 Arjun Mk.II main battle tanks.
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Indian Army operating from CH-47F Chinook

The Indian Air Force is keenly looking forward to operating the Boeing CH-47F Chinook. The MoD has cleared the decks for a contract for 15 helicopters, though an internal assessment suggests the IAF may ultimately looking to order another 15.
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August 30, 2014

India identifying requirement for small arms fire detection system

The last 18 months along the Line of Control and specifically the last few weeks on the International Border has forced the Army and BSF to begin an exercise to construct a requirement for small arms fire detection systems for forward posts...
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August 29, 2014

Javelin or Spike ATGM for Indian Army megadeal?

The Indian Army is looking to the government for a swift decision on whether to move forward with the Pentagon's recent proposal for co-development and co-production of the modified version of the Raytheon-Lockheed Martin...
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Breaking News:
40 Arjun Catapult systems for Indian Army

Starved of artillery for nearly three decades, the Indian Army's howitzer jinx is all set for an irony that no foreign vendor may have anticipated...
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August 19, 2014

Indian Army scouts 'Smart' artillery shells

The Indian Army is looking to procure 155mm Trajectory Correctable Munitions (Course Correctable Fuze) for its 155mm artillery guns, and to include 39/45/52 calibre equipment.
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Nirbhay cruise missile test before Diwali

In service and well-respected as a successful and potent indigenous weapon, the new and improved Pinaka Mk.II rocket, developed by the DRDO's Armament Research and Development Establishment...
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DRDO's new embankment blasting device successfully tested

The DRDO has conducted user-assisted technical trials of the Bund Blasting Device Mk.II, the new improved version of the indigenous man-portable embankment blasting device, designed and developed by the Terminal...
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NAL-Army co-develop marksmanship training system

The Indian Army and National Aerospace Laboratory have come together to solve an age-old nuisance: the primitive type of marksmanship training, the manual system which involves the marksman firing shots at a target and then having...
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New defensive aids for MBT Arjun proven in trials

An advanced laser warning countermeasure system and a mobile camouflage system have recently been tested and proven on the Arjun MBT Mk.II in the Mahajan Field Firing Range in Rajasthan.
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New ammunition for MBT Arjun tested

Trials of new 120mm penetration-cum-blast ordnance for the Arjun main battle tank have been successfully conducted at the DRDO's Proof and Experimental Establishment in Odisha.
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June 09, 2014

Official Top 20 'Buyorities' for Indian Armed Forces

Over the last 10 days, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley has been busy receiving a flurry of briefings from the Indian armed forces chiefs as well as senior leadership on the various priorities for each force, and the guidance they require from the new man in the hot seat.
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DRDO releases offsets wishlist, sets sight on 26 areas, facilities

With billions of dollars worth of offsets set to flow into the country on the back of high-value armament system purchases, India's Defence R&D Organisation has compiled a list of 26 critical defence technologies and test facilities it would like to harvest for itself through the incoming offset tide.
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May 31, 2014

Indian Army for new 9mm pistols

The Army's Infantry Directorate has announced interest in acquiring an unspecified number of 9mm pistols for regular troops. The proposed weapon is to be used as a secondary weapon both during conventional and sub conventional operations.
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March 31, 2014

DRDO for portable radar simulator

The DRDO is in the market for a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) portable radar simulator to simulate radar threat situations through generated radar emissions to test the efficacy of in-development sensor/warning systems under the Defence Electronics Research Laboratory (DLRL).
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Indian Army wants combat flame-throwers

The Indian Army's Directorate of Infantry has announced its intention to procure an unspecified number of combat disposable-type flame-throwers for fighting units deployed in counter-insurgency areas. The Army has revealed the flame throwers will be used during conventional and sub conventional operations against...
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Indian Army for night sights for AK-47 & 7.62mm LMG

The Indian Army is looking to arm its frontline infantry weapons with new-generation night sights to boost operations after dark. It is specifically in the market now for Uncooled Thermal Imaging Sights for its 7.62mm LMG...
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