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  • August 13, 2020
    IBCS Intercepts Multiple Targets, Demonstrates Resiliency and Survivability in Contested Environment

    Flight test further demonstrates the system’s capability to fuse data and successfully defeat multiple threats

  • August 12, 2020
    Northrop Grumman Awarded DARPA Gamebreaker Contract

    Northrop Grumman Corporation was recently awarded a contract from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Strategic Technology Office (STO) for the Gamebreaker program.

  • August 12, 2020
    Boeing Proposes Next Generation Interceptor to the U.S. Missile Defense Agency

    Boeing submitted its offer to the U.S. Missile Defense Agency for the Next Generation Interceptor (NGI) competition, proposing a design that leverages the company’s more than 60-year track record and expertise in strategic missile and weapon systems.

  • August 10, 2020
    CAE appoints Daniel Gelston as Group President, Defence & Security

    CAE is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel Gelston as Group President, Defence & Security, effective August 24, 2020. He will be based in Washington, D.C. and will be succeeding Heidi Wood, CAE's Executive Vice-President, Business Development & Growth Initiatives, who was also acting as interim Group President.

  • August 9, 2020
    Statement attributable to Mr. Baba Kalyani, CMD, Bharat Forge

    The Kalyani Group welcomes announcement by the honorable Union Minister, Rajnath Singh. This strategic step will accelerate the Atmanirbhar Bharat narrative and bolster Indian defence equipment manufacturing industry.

  • August 7, 2020
    Disengagement or Deceit Again
    By Lt. General J.K. Sharma (Retd)

    Throughout their history, China has had brutal conflicts with their neighbours and time and again it has been proven that they cannot be trusted.

  • August 7, 2020
    China-Pakistan Collusive Threat
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    News reports of July 22 cited Defence Minister Rajnath Singh having asked the Armed Forces to be prepared to respond at short notice as also build and sustain military capabilities to deter any adversary in the long run.

  • August 7, 2020
    China’s Sakteng Googly
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    In Beijing’s characteristic rotten style, the Chineses representative at the 58th meeting of the Council of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) on June 2-3, 2020 tossed a googly by illegally claiming Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary in Bhutan as Chinese Territory saying that it was “disputed area”.

  • August 7, 2020
    Defence Production & Export Promotion Policy
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    On August 3, 2020 the Ministry of Defence (MoD) relased a draft Defence Production and Export Promotion Policy (DPEPP) 2020 whose stated objective is to achieve a turnover of 1,75,000 crores (US$25 billion), including export of 35,000 crores (US$ 5 billion) in aerospace and defence goods and services by 2025.

  • August 7, 2020
    Bharat Drones
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    News reports of July 22 have revealed that the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has provided indigenously-developed drones called 'Bharat' to the Indian Army amid the ongoing boundary tensions at LAC between India and China.

  • August 7, 2020
    Chinese Consolidation in POK
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    China appeared uncomfortable with completion of India’s Darbuk-Shyok-Daulat Beg Oldi (DSDBO) Road in Eastern Ladakh. But it has no compunctions about blatantly undertaking projects in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) which is Indian Territory.

  • August 7, 2020
    No Dearth of Young Talent
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Saad Nasser, a class five dropout from school in Bengaluru has developed a fully autonomous sub-ton carrying vehicle which is driverless and acts with precision.

  • August 3, 2020
    Raytheon and RAFAEL to establish U.S.-based Iron Dome Weapon System production facility

    Raytheon Missiles & Defense and RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., an Israeli-based defense technology company, have signed a joint venture to establish an Iron Dome Weapon System production facility in the United States.

  • August 3, 2020
    Raman R takes over as General Manager (Internal Audit), Bharat Electronics Limited

    Raman R took charge as General Manager (Internal Audit) of Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) on August 1, 2020. He was working as Additional General Manager (Internal Audit) at BEL-Corporate Office prior to his elevation.

  • August 1, 2020
    Dinesh Kumar Batra takes charge as Director (Finance) at Bharat Electronics Limited

    Dinesh Kumar Batra assumed charge as Director (Finance) of Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) on August 1, 2020.

  • July 29, 2020
    Desperate Quad
    By Lt. General J.K. Sharma (Retd)

    An isolated China attempts fortifying alliances in frustration

  • July 28, 2020
    Inducting New Light Tanks
    By Lt. General J.K. Sharma (Retd)

    The strategic prudence lies in exploiting country’s own bandwidth to equip our armed forces with indigenous light tank which will transmit a far stronger message of indigenously equipped self-reliant nation.

  • July 20, 2020
    $74.2 M contract to equip Indian Army’s T-90 tank fleet with mine ploughs for extended armoured reach
    By Vishal Thapar

    BEML to provide 1,512 kits by 2027 with 50 per cent indigenous content in Buy and Make (Indian) programme

  • July 20, 2020
    Defence Minister’s Ladakh Visit
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    On the first day of his visit to forward areas, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited Ladakh on July 17, accompanied by Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane.

  • July 20, 2020
    Lessons from Ladakh Standoff
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    The norm we follow is to appoint committees after conflict situations whose reports are either buried like Henderson Brooks report of 1962 or lessons forgotten like of Kargil Review Committee.

  • July 20, 2020
    Infantry Getting Makeover
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    No matter how hi-tech the modern battlefield gets. No matter how powerful the aircrafts, drones and the robots become, mission of the Infantry will continue to close-in and destroy the enemy by close quarter violent combat in any war operation and then physically hold the ground.

  • July 20, 2020
    Turkey’s Swarm Drones
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    According to Turkish media, Turkey’s Defence Technologies, Engineering and Trade Inc. also known by its Turkish acronym STM, was to deliver over 500 ‘Kargu’ drones to Turkish armed forces on June 15, 2020.

  • July 20, 2020
    Chinese Specter on India-Iran Relations
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    According to media reports, Iran has decided to exclude India from the 628 km railroad project that links its port in Chabahar to Zahedan on the Afghanistan border, citing delays by the Indian government in funding and starting the project, and has announced that Iran has decided to construct the railway line on its own.

  • July 17, 2020
    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on a two day (July 17-18) visit to Ladakh and J&K
    By Lt General Naresh Chand (Retd)

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh started his trip by visiting Ladakh on July 17. He arrived early morning at Leh airport accompanied by the CDS Gen Bipin Rawat and Army Chief Gen M.M. Naravane.

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    July 16, 2020
    IWI Expands its Portfolio with a Comprehensive Riot-Control Solution

    Aiming at minimising the use of force, the solution integrates top-level methodology with cutting-edge technologies, defensive and offensive equipment, and tailored training

  • July 16, 2020
    Rosoboronexport presents a unique metal detector with built-in stun gun

    Rosoboronexport has launched a new metal detector and stun gun combo called the EM-411 Cerberus into the global security equipment market.

  • July 15, 2020
    Amidst border tensions, armed forces get free hand for procurements up to $40 million
    By Vishal Thapar

    A special meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on July 15, chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, delegated powers for making urgent capital acquisitions up to 300 crore ($40 million) to the armed forces.

  • July 15, 2020
    EURENCO gets major order from Nexter for artillery modular charges

    Within the framework of a contract notified by the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) on 11th May, Nexter has placed a major order with Eurenco, the European leader in energetic materials for the supply of artillery modular charges.

  • July 14, 2020
    Rafael and Mesko to co-produce SPIKE SR ATGM for Polish Pustelnik Program

    Israeli company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. and Polish company Mesko, a PGZ company, have agreed to co-produce the shoulder-launched SPIKE SR (Short-Range) ATGM, as part of Poland's Pustelnik Program.

  • July 13, 2020
    Indian Army seeks repeat order for American assault rifles
    By Vishal Thapar

    Lack of progress on AK-203 JV forces case for importing 72,000 additional Sig Sauer rifles under fast track process

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    July 13, 2020
    UVision’s Hero-30 Lethal Loitering Systems are in Service

    The Hero-30 lethal munition systems have been procured by Israel MOD and have already been successfully used in combat operations by various IDF forces

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    July 9, 2020
    Next Generation Ammunition Capability for the US Army

    Northrop Grumman delivering 30mm airburst ammunition that will provide soldiers the ability to defeat difficult targets on today’s battlefield

  • July 8, 2020
    Bharat Forge launches Health Risk Monitoring System (HRMS) - An AI platform enabling Safe return to Workplace

    Indian multinational company Bharat Forge Limited (BFL), in collaboration with AI start-up Blackstraw, has launched HRMS – an AI based solution that enables companies and institutions to comply with MHA provided guidelines for safe reopening.

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    July 6, 2020
    Meprolight introduces Mepro FT Bullseye illuminated pistol sight

    Meprolight – a member of the SK Group and a leading manufacturer of electro-optical systems, thermal, night vision equipment, and self-illuminated sights for military, law enforcement and civilian applications – now introduces the Mepro FT Bullseye optical pistol sight to law-enforcement and HLS forces.

  • July 3, 2020
    The valour of our Armed Forces displayed India’s strength to the world: PM Modi
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    While accessing the situation at LAC, the Prime Minister imparted enthusiasm to the stationed soldiers and highlighted that India is widening its power and the expenditure on border infrastructure has been enhanced three times.

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    July 3, 2020
    PM Modi reaches Ladakh to review the situation
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    The visit comes in light of recent clashes between the armies of India and China in Galwan Valley.

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    June 30, 2020
    2,500th AH-64 Apache Helicopter delivered

    Boeing recently delivered its 2,500th AH-64 Apache helicopter, an E-model Apache for the U.S. Army, from the company’s production line in Mesa, Arizona.

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    June 29, 2020
    Third Multi-Domain Operations demo by GA-ASI using Gray Eagle ER

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) completed a month-long demo event that showcased a suite of long-range sensors, Air Launched Effects (ALE) and Scalable Command and Control (SC2) on its Gray Eagle Extended Range (GE-ER) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).

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    June 29, 2020
    LONGBOW delivers its 500th Fire Control Radar

    The LONGBOW Company (LBL), a joint venture between Northrop Grumman Corporation and Lockheed Martin, recently delivered the 500th APG-78 LONGBOW Fire Control Radar (FCR) for the AH-64 Apache helicopter.

  • June 26, 2020
    Raytheon Missiles & Defense awarded $2.3B production contract for missile defense radars

    Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a Raytheon Technologies business, received a $2.3 billion U.S. Missile Defense Agency production contract for seven gallium nitride (GaN)-based AN/TPY-2 radars as part of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, which is designed to protect against incoming ballistic missile threats.