Cobham Offers New Flexcomm RT-7000 Tactical Radio

  • IMR Reporter
  • 30-Mar-2016

Cobham Aerospace Communications has announced that it has begun accepting orders for its new Flexcomm™ RT-7000 panel-mount tactical radio. This new product joins the proven RT-5000 family of remote-mounted tactical radios, which stands as the world’s leading tactical radio for para-military and public safety aviation use.

The new RT-7000 panel-mount tactical radio embodies an evolutionary software-defined radio (SDR) [...] [Read More]

Russian Helicopters will provide repairs for its Mi-17 fleets and spares

  • IMR Reporter
  • 30-Mar-2016

Sergei Chemezov, CEO of Rostec State Corporation said at DEFEXPO 2016, "We are excited to be part of India's defence industry which is focusing on modernisation and expansion. India is becoming extremely important from the point of view of geopolitics of Asia," he said.

Sergei said that Rostec will sign a contract with the Indian Government that will establish strong foundatio [...] [Read More]

Ashok Leyland wins Rs 800-crore order for Military Vehicles

  • IMR Reporter
  • 30-Mar-2016

Ashok Leyland has won orders valued at Rs 800 crores from the armed forces. The company will supply advanced technology products - 450 units of Field Artillery Tractor (fat) 6X6 and other similar super stallion vehicles and 825 units of ambulance 4x4.

A FAT on a Super Stallion Platform will function as a common gun tower for all artillery guns. This versatile FAT provides the Army unprecede [...] [Read More]

Adani, Elbit-ISTAR and Alpha Design Technologies Join Hands

  • IMR Reporter
  • 30-Mar-2016

Adani Aero Defence Systems & Technologies Ltd, Elbit-ISTAR and Alpha Design Technologies Pvt Ltd have signed the statement of intent to cooperate and work together in the field of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in India, aligned to the PM Mr. Modi's Make in India initiative.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems are the next frontier of technology providing multi functional capability especial [...] [Read More]

Astra Microwave Products JV with Rafael, Israel

  • IMR Reporter
  • 30-Mar-2016

Astra Microwave Products Ltd (AMPL) and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems have come together to forma private Joint Venture Company under the name and style of Astra Rafel Comsys Pvt Ltd (ARC).

The two companies have signed a joint venture agreement to promote and run ARC with AMPL and associates holding 51% and Rafael holding 49% equity stake in ARC and in future it may be owned 50:50 by AMPL and Rafael subject to regulatory appr [...] [Read More]

MKU Showcases Instavest G6

  • IMR Reporter
  • 30-Mar-2016

Instavest G6 sets completely new benchmarks for performance, comfort and weight. 6 generation ultra-light weight Ammoflex armour made from the strongest materials in the latest generation fibres and the unique patented quick release system make it the most capable tactical vest ever. It offers protection from handgun ammunition, RCC’s and FSP’s at vastly improved energy absorption and dissipation levels.

At less than [...] [Read More]

ZED Maturity Assessment Model Showcased

  • IMR Reporter
  • 30-Mar-2016

ZED Maturity Assessment Model is being showcased at the on-going Def Expo 2016. Zero Defect Zero Effect (ZED) maturity assessment model is an integral component of the Make In India initiative and a flagship project of Quality Council of India which is the knowledge partner of DefExpo 2016. ZED has been conceptualised to help the MSME sector improve their quality and environmental standards so that the all manufacturing which is done in I [...] [Read More]

Reliance and Rafael Forms a Joint Venture

  • Aayush Sinha
  • 30-Mar-2016

Indian Relaince Defence Systems and Israel's Rafael Advanced Defense Systems have signed a Joint Venture at the Defexpo 2016. The JV is the biggest between an Indian and a foreign company. The deal has a potential value of more tha $10 billion dollars.

The new joint venture will collaborate in the field of air/air and surface & air missile systems.

Another area of the coll [...] [Read More]

No 100% FDI in Defense Sector

  • Aayush Sinha
  • 30-Mar-2016

No 100% FDI in Defense Sector

The Defense Minister ruled out the possibility of complete privatisation in defense sector.While addressing the media at DEFEXPO in Goa he said that there are certain anti-tanks systems that we use once in a year. So, if there manufacturing order is given to private companies they will shut down the unit when there is no need.
He said that there ia a substantial need of private defence player [...] [Read More]

Strategies to Maintain BEL’s Leadership

  • IMR REPORTER
  • 30-Mar-2016

BEL, in collaboration with Indian industry and selected foreign defence OEMs, is participating in High Technology, Complex ‘Make’ programs of the Indian Army like Tactical Communication System and Battlefield Management System. These programs are currently in the design phase, which will be developed in the next 3 to 4 years. These programs will enter into the production phase in 4 to 5 years. 

Currently BEL is [...] [Read More]

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