Earlier this year, HAL secured a $6.5 billion order from the Indian Air Force for the supply of 83 Tejas fighters.
HAL ordered 99 of the engines as well as support services from GE Aviation, the Indian firm said in a statement. “This is the largest-ever deal and purchase order placed by HAL for LCA,” said HAL Chairman and Managing Director Ramakrishnan Madhavan. A senior executive at HAL, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media, said the contract does not include technology transfer of the engines and that deliveries will start after two years.
MBDA and India's Bharat Dynamics Ltd. (BDL) have signed on to set up a Final Assembly, Integration & Test (FAIT) facility for the ASRAAM air-to-air missile system in India. The same facility can also theoretically be expanded to build the CAMM surface-to-air system as well, should the need arise. The ASRAAM has already been integrated with the Jaguar strike aircraft of the IAF and by the looks of it might expand to other types as well replacing a bunch of older WVRAAMs like R550 Magic, R-73 etc. (like on Tejas, and might end up being the first country to integrate ASRAAM with the Rafale).
WASHINGTON (SBG) - Since 2001, the U.S. has spent $83 billion on Afghan security forces, through training and equipment.
“We built them a pretty amazing war chest and now all of it is in the hands of the Taliban," said Open The Books' Adam Andrzejewski to Jan Jeffcoat on The National Desk. “We know that last month, as late as July, seven new helicopters were being delivered in the capital city of Kabul.”
How much U.S. military equipment does the Taliban now control?
“We've made the Taliban into a major U.S. arms dealer for the next decade,” said Andrzejewski. “They now control 75,000 military vehicles. This is about 50,000 tactical vehicles, 20,000 Humvees they control about 1,000 mine-resistant vehicles, and even about 150 armored personnel carriers.”
According to Andrzejewski, there are also about 208 airplanes and helicopters. Some U.S. equipment given to Afghan security forces is currently unaccounted for, including missing military drones.
The Cabinet Committee on Security on Wednesday approved the procurement of 56 C-295MW transport aircraft from Spain's Airbus Defence and Space for the Indian Air Force. Among these,16 aircraft will be delivered in flyaway condition from Spain, while 40 to be manufactured in India.
The Cabinet also approved six new made-in-India airborne early warning and control aircraft (AEW&C).
“Sixteen aircraft will be delivered in flyaway condition from Spain within 48 months of signing of the contract and forty aircraft will be manufactured in India by TATA Consortium within ten years of signing of the contract,” said the Ministry of Defence in a statement.
This is for the first time that a project of this kind has been approved where a military aircraft will be manufactured in the country by a private firm.
The Bangladesh Army Aviation plans to purchase infrared cameras for the Mi-171 helicopters in service with the army and which are planned to be used in UN peacekeeping operations.
Currently, the army aviation has six Mi-171Sh helicopters and it is planned to receive eight more.
Previously, such cameras were installed on Mi-171 helicopters of the country's Air Force.
Pakistani naval forces issued claims that they had found an Indian submarine and thwarted its attempt to enter the country's inland waters. This was reported on the official page of the Pakistani Navy on the social network Facebook. The incident took place on October 16, 2021. Indian submarine was constantly monitored.
The Indian Navy took delivery of the fourth `Scorpene’ class submarine under Project-75 from Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) on Tuesday. Once the new submarine is commissioned into the Indian Navy, it would help in enhancing its capability.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh formally commissioned INS Visakhapatnam into the Indian Navy at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai on Sunday. INS Visakhapatnam is the first stealth-guided missile destroyer ship of Project 15B.
New Delhi: Today marked another momentous day for the drone industry of the country as Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi handed over two indigenously developed drones, ‘SWITCH 1.0 UAV’ developed by ideaForge Technologies and ‘MR-20' developed
New Delhi, Nov 18: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will formally hand over Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) designed Advanced Electronic Warfare (EW) suite for Naval ships to the Indian Navy at a ceremony in Jhansi on Friday. The ceremony will be held as part of Rashtra Raksha...
On The Newshour Agenda today with Madhavdas G, we discuss India getting a nod for 30 predator drones from the US. India has numerous advantages of getting a predator drone. According to the Defence specialist, it will help India's ability to destroy enemy's strongpoints also it will enable...
On November 25, 2021, another test launch of the modernized Hatf-VI Shaheen-1A ballistic missile took place in Pakistan. It is reported that the Shaheen-1A missile with a range of 900 km is capable of delivering several types of warheads, including those with a nuclear warhead.
Kathmandu [Nepal], November 25 (ANI): To strengthen the bilateral Defence Cooperation between the two armies, the Indian Army on Thursday gifted workshop trucks to the Nepal Army at the latter's headquarter in Tundikhel.
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has achieved another major success in defence manufacturing. DRDO has developed Radar Warning Receivers (RWR) and Missile Approach Warning Systems (MAWS), which will soon be handed over to the Indian Air Force.
Out of the initial quota of four choppers, two each will go to the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force while the two forces will get four LUHs each from the second batch of the limited series production
Kolkata: Adding new feather to the Indian Navy, Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd. (GRSE) — a Defence PSU and a leading warship building company of India launched its first indigenously built Survey Vessel — ‘Sandhayak’ in the presence of Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt...
The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has seized drug consignments worth Rs 5,516 crore from boats and ships during the first 10 months of 2021, its spokesperson said on Monday. "Drugs seized since inception (2009) has been worth Rs 11,524 crore. From January 1, 2021, to October 31, 2021, value of of
New Delhi: The Centre and Army authorities Monday told the Supreme Court that after its last year’s verdict that 487 Women Short Service Commission Officers (WSSCOs) have been granted Permanent Commission (PC) out of the 615 who were considered for it. The top court which recorded its...
The pistol was bought by retired army officer Captain Colin Macgregor, who is also known as the “son of the regiment” since his father Lt Col Rob MacGregor was the commandant of 17th Poona Horse Regiment.
An impressive valedictory function was held at Basic Flying Training School (BFTS) at Air Force Station, Bamrauli, to mark the successful completion of flying training of 26 army aviators of the 208 Army Pilots Course on Saturday
The missile launched from the aircraft followed the pre-planned trajectory meeting all mission objectives in the test that was conducted from Integrated Test Range, Chandipur off the coast of Odisha at 10.30 am on Wednesday.
The quick reaction surface-to-air-missile missile developed by DRDO was test-launched from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur near Balasore at about 3.08 pm from a vertical launcher against an electronic target at a very low altitude.
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