India has increased serviceability of the existing Fighter aircraft to deal with a shortfall in aircraft availability, Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar said during Aero India 2015. The minister was responding to questions as to whether India would purchase additional Su-30MKI fighter aircraft due to a delay in acquisition of the Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA)
Indian defense minister, Manohar Parrikar made it abundantly clear today that Dassault Rafale is very much in the reckoning in the Indian MMRCA contract during a press briefing at Aero India 2015 Airshow. Decision on the French fighter plane Rafale acquisition will have to wait till March for the Contract Negotiation Committee (CNC) final report, Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar said
An Indian delegation is currently in Paris to iron out differences between Indian and French positions concerning the potential sale of 126 Dassault Rafale fighters to the Indian Air Force. The Indian Secretary of Defense Radha Krishna Mathur and a senior from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) reached France on Monday for two days meeting to meet with their French counterparts
Indias $20 billion medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA) project for 126 Rafale fighters that is reportedly stalled in the final stages will be the crux of discussions when French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian calls on his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar on his three day visit to New Delhi next week. There hasnt been much progress in the stalled MMRCA deal for the last one year
The UK Defense Ministry has awarded two managed service provider (MSP) contracts to US based firms Bechtel and CH2M Hill as part of plans to help cut public costs. Formal offers to the companies have been made to help UK MoD to handle its Defense, Equipment and Support (DE&S) procurement program, the ministry said on Tuesday
Referring to press reports related to the possible cancellation of the contract for the supply of 12 VVIP AW101 helicopters to India, Finmeccanica confirms that its subsidiary company, AgustaWestland, has received no such communication from Indias MOD. Finmeccanica is confident in India's reputation for fair and transparent proceedings and respect for the rule of law, for which India has an established reputation
Russias state arms exporter will deliver more than $13 billion worth of military equipment to foreign customers in 2013, a senior official was quoted as saying by RIA Novosti. “Its a new record
A top Indian defence official negotiating a $12 billion deal to buy France's Rafale fighter jets has died of a heart attack; further complicating talks over the delayed contract. Arun Kumar Bal, a joint secretary in the defence ministry in charge of air acquisitions, died Wednesday at the age of 52, meaning a replacement will now have to be named
Dassault is one step closer to signing the MMRCA contract with India after it delivered the first Rafale fighter aircraft in the Lot-4 production to the French Directorate General of Armaments (DGA) last week. The aircraft is the first of 60 production Rafales, to be delivered with the new Thales RBE2 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar also fitted with next-generation sensors, the new-generation missile launch detector (DDM NG) and the new front sector optronics "Identification and Telemetry
In the wake of revelations on widespread cyber-spying by the U.S
Sikorskys has offered its S-92 helicopter to the U.S Navy which today released the final Request for Proposals for the Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program (VXX)
India plans to give first right of refusal to domestic companies in defence equipment purchases in a set of far reaching changes planned for its procurement policy in the wake of the AgustaWestland helicopter bribery scandal. The first right of refusal will be available for Indian government owned companies and also privately owned companies owned by Indian entities, the Times of India newspaper reported quoting unnamed sources in India's Ministry of Defence (MoD)
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