Australian Department of Defence is planning to invest AUS$ 101 million (US$75.2 million) in new small unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for the Australian Defence Force (ADF)
India apart from the designated price for the 36 Dassault Rafale fighter jets from France will have to bear the cost of weapons that would be integrated to the fighter aircraft. The cost of the ammunition suite of the Dassault Rafale will be an additional element to the final price of the aircraft being negotiated between India and France, sources in the Anglo-French weapons manufacturer, MBDA told
Difficulty in arriving at ‘terms of reference may hinder Pakistans participation in the investigation of Pathankot air base attack. Pakistans media reported that two nations' national security advisers (NSA) will be meeting shortly to fix the ‘terms of reference of the investigation team scheduled to arrive at Pathankot from Islamabad
The Indian Army may have taken more than 100 hours to eliminate six terrorists who infiltrated into the Pathankot air base, but it engaged the terrorists in firefights for only about 11 hours leading up to their killing. None of the soldiers involved in the firefight suffered any casualty and the army was able to block the terrorists from venturing close to where the Indian Air Force aircraft were parked
Indias decision to procure five batteries of S-400 surface-to-air missile at an estimated cost of $6 billion to $7 billion from Russia will be used to protect the national capital. The Defense Acquisition Council approved the purchase of five S-400 Triumf missiles earlier this month
The Indian Defense Acquisition Council (DAC) has cleared the purchase of Russian S-400 Triumf air defense missile systems for an approximate $6 billion (INR 40,000 crore). The DAC chaired by Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday cleared to buy five S-400 systems along with other buys that include six regiments of Pinaka multi-barrel rocket launchers for an approximate $2
Speculation is rife in New Delhi that India will sign a contract with France to purchase 36 Dassault Rafale aircraft during the visit of French President Francois Hollande for the Republic Day celebrations in January next. Informed sources told defenseworld
Chinas recent agreement with Russia to acquire 24 Sukhoi Su-35 aircraft is of interest to New Delhi as it would face off against Indias Sukhoi Su-30 MKI fighter in any contingency planning by the air forces of the two countries. The Su-30 was a top-line fighter aircraft when it was procured by India and will be beginning the season of upgrades soon
The Indian Air Force is hoping to procure three Boeing C-17 aircraft it had cleared for purchase since August this year. An IAF source told defenseworld
India may sign an agreement or lease a second nuclear submarine 'Nerpa' during Prime Minister Modi's visit to Moscow next month. However, it may hold back on buying the S-400 anti-missile system and the fifth generation fighter aircraft (FGFA)
Price of the Dassault Rafale fighter aircraft seems to be the main sticking point in Indo-French negotiations to purchase 36 units of the medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA). The negotiations which commenced in May this year to meet the “urgent requirements” of the Indian Air Force have not reached fruition despite several rounds of meetings
American and Indian industries have identified 25 new technologies for transfer to the latter under the defense trade and technology initiative (DTTI) to be made in India. This follows an earlier attempt to offer India 17 technologies under the DTTI which did not find favor with Indian defense industries with one observing commenting that the technologies on offer were “Mickey Mouse” stuff
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