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US Army Seeks To Replace M4 Carbine With Armor Piercing Rifle

June 6, 2017 @ 12:10 PM

The US Army has invited bids for a 7.62mm automatic weapon, seeking to get an estimate on lead time and cost to purchase 10,000 new assault rifles that shoot armor piercing bullets

India To Trial Bullet-Proof Jackets By February End

February 4, 2017 @ 11:45 AM

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

Corrupt Defence Firms To Be Blacklisted For One Year Only: New Indian...

November 8, 2016 @ 11:44 AM

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...

US NAVSEA RFP For Next Gen Acoustic Device Countermeasure By Year End

November 4, 2016 @ 11:22 AM

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...

Indian Army To Induct Excalibur Assault Rifles As Stopgap

October 25, 2016 @ 01:28 PM

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...

New Indian Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) Released

March 28, 2016 @ 08:55 AM

The New Indian Defence Procurement Procedure (

Indian MOD Sets Up $2.3 Billion Corpus For US FMS Payments

March 4, 2016 @ 06:37 PM

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

No Mention Of Blacklisting And Strategic Partnerships In Indian DAC Meeting

February 24, 2016 @ 11:04 AM

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

Indian MoD Approves Changes in Offsets, Stresses On Local Production In New...

January 12, 2016 @ 02:37 PM

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 Issues RFI For 30mm New Gen Ammo For BMP Armored...

January 9, 2016 @ 10:34 AM

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

India’s Revised Defense Procurement Procedure To Be Released Early Next Year

December 23, 2015 @ 02:03 PM

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

Foreign Defense Equipment Vendors Can Discharge Offsets Through Services: Indian MoD

December 23, 2015 @ 09:07 AM

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