Answering the questions of the media in the DEFEXPO 2016, Defense Minister Manohar Parikar said that the government will soon take a decission on the Dassault Rafale deal. Admitting that the deal was going on at a slow pace, he acknowledged that a strong final position will be taken by the Ministry of Defence very soon. He said that the deal was in final price negotiation stage but he did not confirm the final GO or NO GO for the dea [...] [Read More]
Boeing, Tata Advanced Materials Limited (TAML) and Nettur Technical Training Foundation (NTTF) announced the launch of a skills development program to train front-line workers for the aerospace industry. The first batch of students was inducted at a ceremony in TAML's Bengaluru facility.
Sponsored by Boeing and conducted by NTTF, the "Learn and Earn" program offers students a three-year diploma program in Aer [...] [Read More]
The new Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) was unveiled by the defence minister Manohar Parikar in Goa on 28 March 2016.
The DPP 2016 focuses on ‘Made in India’ products and was cleared on March 21. It also includes fast-tracked acquisition process. However, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, did not finalise the key chapter on [...] [Read More]
Traffic snarls on the approach road, lop-sided priorities at registration and mismanagement marked the start of DefExpo 2016 which got underway in Goa on Monday 28 March.
The ninth edition of DefExpo India, a biennial exhibition of Land, Naval and Internal Homeland Security Systems, was inaugurated by Parrikar at Naqueri-Betul village in South Goa, is said to be the largest one in its history.
The organisers claimed a [...] [Read More]
Russia, India In Discussion For Boosting Defense Industry Cooperation
Rosoboronexport Deputy Director Sergei Goreslavsky said that India is willing to develop its own defence industry in accordance with the 'Make in India' programme and could cooperate with Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport.
Rosboronexport showcased its BMP 3 infantry combat vehicles and T90MS main battle tanks, Kalashnikov [...] [Read More]
Semi Conductor Devices (SCD) manufacturer of cooled and uncooled infrared detectors and laser diodes – introduces three (3) advanced IR modules for a variety of electro-optical applications at Defexpo India 2016.
The PELICAN-D LW is a cooled IR detector for gunner sights, designed for unmanned armoured vehicles, Main Battle Tanks (MBTs), and Armoured Fight Vehicles (AF [...] [Read More]
RP Optical Introduces Multi-Sensor System
RP Optical Lab introduced a multi-sensor system for border and coastal surveillance missions and critical infrastructure protection at Defexpo India 2016.
The multi-sensor modular system, adaptable to customer needs and missions, consists of an LWIR or MWIR cooled thermal imaging camera – providing multiple zoom lens options, a day camera with multiple optional sens [...] [Read More]
The Nimda Diesel Group highlighted its powerpack upgrade capabilities for the T-72 Main Battle Tank (MBT) at Defexpo India 2016. The company is in the advanced stages of signing an agreement with a local company, in order to move production to India.
The new 1,000 HP powerpack supplies significantly greater power than the 780 HP of the typical previous generation of the T-72 tank. With twice shorter acceleration time from stop t [...] [Read More]
BAE Systems' battle proven M777 Ultra Lightweight Howitzer, for which India and the United States are in discussions for a Foreign Military Sale for the Indian Army, took the centre stage at the Company's stand at the ninth edition of DefExpo. The Company recently reaffirmed its commitment to Make in India by down-selecting Mahindra and Mahindra as its business partner for the proposed in-country Assembly, Integration & Test f [...] [Read More]
Astronautics C.A. Ltd. Israel, a wholly owned subsidiary of Astronautics Corporation of America, and a supplier of airborne, naval, and land civil and defense systems and solutions, will introduce its Artillery Battle Management System (ABMS) at Defexpo India.
The solution enables ongoing communication between all of the artillery forces in the field, shortens their re [...] [Read More]
Boeing will showcase a range of advanced aerospace and defense products and services and highlight its commitment to “Make in India,” “Skill India,” and “Startup India” at the ninth edition of Defexpo India 2016, held March 28-31 in Goa.
Boeing will showcase advanced capabilities in multirole fighter aircraft, attack and heavy lift helicopters, transport aircraft, maritime reconnaissance [...] [Read More]
DCNS is a world leader in naval defence and an innovator in energy. As a naval prime contractor, shipbuilder and systems provider and integrator, DCNS combines resources and expertise spanning the naval defence value chain and entire system lifecycles. DCNS delivers innovative solutions from integrated warships to strategic systems, equipment and services.
DCNS has a wide range of products [...] [Read More]
BEL is working in many strategic areas such as AESA based modern Radars, Next Generation Electronic Warfare Suites, Air Defence Systems, Tactical Communication Systems, Battlefield Management Systems, Passive Night Vision Devices and Multi-sensor Stabilisation Systems.
BEL has entered into many strategic alliances for addressing the emerging requirements of the Indian Defence forces with De [...] [Read More]
Drawing on world class know-how derived from generations of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) design, development and operation and its naval capabilities, Elbit Systems’ newest offering in the unmanned platform field is Seagull - an organic, modular, highly autonomous, multi-mission Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) system.
Seagull is a 12-meter USV with replaceable mission modules, with two vessels capable of being operated a [...] [Read More]