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)
The Indian Navy will soon issue a global RFP for three new stealth submarines called Project 75 (I) (for India) after the Defense Acquisition Council gave its approval recently. This is a follow on acquisition to six Project Submarines under construction in India with technical help from DCNS, France called Project 75 submarines
The Indian Air Force has sought a request for proposal to replace the aging Avro aircraft with modern ones, according to a senior IAF official. Air Marshal Jagdish Chandra, Air Officer in-Commanding in-Chief of IAF Maintenance Command in Nagpur, said on Sunday
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The Indian Air Force has sent out a request for proposal (RFP) to state-owned defense aerospace manufacturer HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited) for the purchase of 12 Cheetal helicopters. According to IAF officials, the helicopters will be used for carrying out operations in high altitude areas in the northern borders
India’s defense public sector unit Hindustan Aeronautics Limited has sent out a Request For Proposal (RFP) to BAE Systems for potential order to supply products and services for the manufacture of 20 Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) aircraft. HAL will build the Hawk advanced trainer jet in Bangalore that will be used in the Indian Air Force's aerobatic team
Eurofighter and Dassault, the two shortlisted bidders in India's MMRCA fighter tender submitted revised offset bids on June 17 signaling the start of the final round of evaluation at the end of which one of the bidders will walk away with the $10 billion tender to equip the Indian Air Force (IAF) with 126 (plus 66 options)Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA). A source from one of the bidders told Defenseworld
The Indian ministry of defence has begun seeking proposals from various stakeholders suggesting changes to the Defence Procurement Procedures(DPP) 2011 for incorporation in the 2012 edition. According to Indian media reports, the Indian Air Force has proposal that the validity of commercial bids which now stand at 19 months from the date of submission should be increased to 30 months from the date of the issue of the RFP
Saab has stated that it is not in the shortlist for the Indian MMRCA fighter aircraft deal. The Swedish company had pitched its Gripen NG fighter in the $10 billion Indian competition
Has India downselected Eurofighter Typhoon and the Dassault Rafale for the $ 10 billion MMRCA fighter aircraft procurement project. Informed sources told defenseworld
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