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
Indias defense ministry approved a new liberalised blacklisting policy on Monday where armament companies suspected of corruption will be blacklisted for one year at a time, instead of the existing norm of 10 years at a go. The defence acquisitions council (DAC), chaired by defence minister Manohar Parrikar, approved the new guidelines for suspension or banning of business dealings with arms companies, which will be made public in the next few days, Economic Times reports
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
The Indian Army which is facing huge delay in acquiring new rifles for its soldiers is now reluctantly planning to induct the indigenously developed Excalibur assault rifle, which was initially rejected, in limited numbers as a stopgap till a new rifle is procured. Army sources said that with the procurement delays in mind, the force is looking to induct the Excalibur to replace the INSAS till the time a new rifle joins the force
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The Indian Ministry of Defence has fine-tuned the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) procedure with the US Government. Rather than raising bills case-wise every quarter, all the funds against various cases have been pooled together in a corpus
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
Indias Defense Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved major policy changes that include increased offset baseline, reduced delays in procedures and emphasis on local production. The DAC has cleared the new clauses to the proposed Defense Procurement Policy (DPP) on Monday
Indian Army is planning to undertake procurement of new generation ammunition to replace the existing ammunition being fired by 30 mm Cannon gun fitted on BMP-2/2K armored vehicles. The ammunition is required for all the Indian Armys 2900 BMP-2/2K armored vehicles
Indias revised Defense Procurement Procedure (DPP) will only be released next year as the MoD is awaiting the report of a task force on the selection of strategic partners for defense projects. “The task force report is expected by January 15
Indian Ministry of Defense (MoD) has included services as part of the new offset guidelines among various policy measures concerning the ease of doing business. Provisions have now been made with intent to provide greater flexibility to the vendors in offset contracts and reinstatement of services as an avenue for discharge of offset obligations and level playing field to Indian vendors in Capital acquisitions, the defense ministry said in a press release Wednesday
US firms will stress on implementing suggestions on offsets, technology transfer and engineering software as eligible offsets ahead of the Indian defense ministers visit to the nation. The group comprising US aviation and defense firms will be urging the ministry to throw more light on the much promoted ‘Make in India programme so as to enable active participation in the programme to meet Indias defence needs, Indian Express news daily reported Sunday
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