The first in class of seven new generation offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), ICGS Vikram arrived at the new Mangalore Port. ICGS, manufactured by Larsen and Toubro, is the first defense ship contracted by the Indian Ministry of defence (MoD) under the ‘Make in India imitative in March 2015
India is aiming to achieve 75 per cent localisation for the worlds fastest supersonic cruise missile ‘BrahMos in the next six months and has successfully designed and built a prototype of the Quad Launcher for the homegrown missiles. The Quad launcher is designed for supersonic cruise missiles in an inclined configuration on-board the Indian navy ships
Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and Larsen & Toubro signed an MoU to jointly develop and produce products and systems to meet the requirement of the defence services as well as for export markets, during on-going DefExpo 2018 on Wednesday. BEL and L&T have agreed to explore and address defence products / systems for the Indian Defence Services as well as export opportunities
Indian defense ministry has issued more than $1.5 billion tender for acquiring 61 Close in Weapon Systems (CIWS) from domestic manufacturers under the Make in India program
The Indian government is likely to expedite three major defense programs that include the Futuristic Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV), the Tactical Communication System (TCS) and the Battlefield Management System (BMS) and is likely to approve them by year-end. Indian Defense minister, Nirmala Sitharaman has guaranteed the industry that decisions on these three projects will be expedited and approved in a time-bound manner by the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi,
Larsen & Toubro Limited, India's engineering conglomerate is looking to invest INR 500 crore (US$77 million) on the missile systems facilities which will be built in Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra or Gujarat. "We are looking at Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and even Gujarat to set up the missile and missile systems plant, which would involve an outlay of around Rs 500 crore
All India Defence Employees Federation (AIDEF) has written to the Defence Minister requesting to review its decision to buy South Korean howitzer guns instead of locally made Dhanush 155 mm Artillery Gun. The request of AIDEF follows death of South Korean soldiers in an K-9 howitzer explosion during South Korean army's artillery training session,
Indian home-grown 155mm/45-caliber towed howitzer, Dhanush has failed weapons test for the third time. “The Dhanush 155mm/45-caliber artillery gun has failed on three occasions in a row in the last three months when the shell of the gun hit the muzzle brake in one of the six prototype guns currently undergoing user trials,”
Indian Navy is planning to deploy an additional floating dock at Port Blair, which is very close to the Strait of Malacca that connects the Indian Ocean to the South China Sea. The move is aimed at strengthening naval power on the eastern coastline
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