The US Army Futures Command has issued a draft request for proposal (RFP) for the purpose of the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft Competitive Prototype (FARA CP). According to the draft document released on 22 June this year, the US Army currently lacks the ability to conduct armed reconnaissance, light attack, and security with improved stand-off and lethal and non-lethal capabilities with a platform sized to hide in RADAR clutter and for the urban canyons of mega cities
The US Navy released a CVN 80/81 two-ship buy Request for Proposal (RFP) to Huntington Ingalls Industries - Newport News Shipbuilding (HII-NNS) on March 19 to further define the cost savings associated with procuring next two Ford-class carriers together, under a single contract. "In keeping with the National Defense Strategy, the Navy developed an acquisition strategy to combine the CVN 80 and CVN 81 procurements to better achieve the Department's objectives of building a more lethal force with greater performance and affordability," said James F
Indian army has set February-end for trials for around Rs 1,000-crore (US$148.7 million) “light-weight modular jackets for its soldiers
The US Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) intends to replace existing Acoustic Device Countermeasure (ADC) MK3 with a new ADC MK5 technology inserted into the submarine's defense against threat acoustic-homing torpedoes. For planning purposes, NAVSEA's estimated date for release of the ADC MK 5 Request For Proposal is on or before 16 December 2016
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There was no mention of decisions relating to blacklisting of companies and the report on strategic partnerships in the Indian Defense Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting press briefing Tuesday. India has already firmed up the new Defense Procurement Procedure, but it is yet to take up policy changes relating to blacklisting of firms accused of corruption
Airbus has decided not to bid for the Japanese air-to-air refueling tanker aircraft contract worth over a billion dollars citing terms of tender favor its rival, Boeing. “The RFP allowed Japan to buy tankers under the US government's foreign military sale mechanism, which involves the two governments negotiating the contract directly,” Airbus was quoted as saying in a statement by Reuters Tuesday
Dilution of stringent conditions, removing nomination based Defense Public Sector Undertaking (DPSU) contracts, and setting indigenization target with a time frame will encourage Indian domestic companies to take part in defense equipment manufacturing. The Indian government should set indigenization target within a time frame to encourage domestic companies to take part in Defense equipment manufacturing
The Indian Navy is planning to increase its capability to 200-ship fleet from the existing 137 ships and submarines under its command by 2027. According to a maritime capability perspective plan, a certain number of ships have to be built by a particular timeline
India will issue request for proposals (RFP) for Mirage application simulators and 100 micro-light aircraft for the National Cadet Corps (NCC). The Defense Acquisition Council meeting headed by defense minister Manohar Parrikar today made a decision to issue the RFPs
The Indian MoD may issue a new Request for information (RFI) for procurement of the Future Infantry Combat Vehicle(FICV) either under the Make (Indian) or Buy and Make (Indian) programs. Informed sources told
The Indian Army's Request for proposals (RFP) for the design and manufacture of a Future Ready Combat Vehicle (FRCV) is expected to get overwhelming response from both International and local companies. Industry sources told
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