India, Japan Sign Reciprocal Agreement to Support Each Others' Armed Forces

September 10, 2020 @ 06:27 PM

India and Japan signed an Agreement between the two countries concerning Reciprocal Provision of Supplies and Services between the Armed Forces of India and The Self-Defense Forces of Japan. The agreement was signed here yesterday by Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar and Ambassador of Japan Mr Suzuki Satoshi

Rolls-Royce Posts $7 Billion Loss in H1 2020

August 27, 2020 @ 04:24 PM

Rolls-Royce in its financial report published today, has admitted that it failed to ring the cash registers, with worldwide grounding of aircraft, order cancellations and crisis in air transport sparked by COVID-19 pandemic. The British firm, which operates in the air, defense and energy sectors, posted a net loss of £5...

Mil Moscow, Kamov Merge to Build Electric and Unmanned Helicopters

August 27, 2020 @ 07:08 AM

Russias Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant and Kamov have merged to form a joint venture- National Center for Helicopter Engineering (NCV)- to build new types of helicopters such as unmanned, high-speed and electrically powered ones. “Since April 2020, the National Center for Helicopter Engineering (NCV) began operating in Russia

DRDO Identifies 108 Military Equipment to be produced only by India

August 24, 2020 @ 02:33 PM

Indias state-owned Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) has identified 108 systems and subsystems that will be designed and developed by the Indian Industry only. The equipment included in the

Russia has $15 Billion Defense Order Backlog with India: Russian FSMTC

August 24, 2020 @ 08:02 AM

Russian defense industry is presently committed to ship $15 billion worth of military equipment to India and expects another contract for Igla-S MANPADS soon. “Everything is going smoothly with Indian partners

BAE Systems Acquires UK Tech Firm, Techmodal

August 20, 2020 @ 08:31 AM

BAE Systems announced acquisition of Techmodal, a UK-based data consultancy and digital services company, on Wednesday. Techmodal, which is based in Bristol and has approximately 120 employees and 30 associates, has a number of long term contracts with the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) in support of the UKs armed forces, particularly the Army, Strategic Command and Royal Navy

China, India Among Top 5 Defense Spenders in 2020

August 18, 2020 @ 04:52 PM

China and India have earned a place in the list of top countries with highest defense spending in the world this year. While China lost the first spot to the United States with an annual spending of $237 billion, India bagged the fourth place with $67 billion

Will Normalization of Ties Open up the UAE Arms Market to Israel?

August 13, 2020 @ 05:59 PM

The surprise announcement from the White House of a Trump-brokered normalization of ties between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Israel holds the promise of opening up Abu Dhabhis arms market to Israeli firms. As per normalization of relations detailed in the announcement, “delegations from Israel and the United Arab Emirates will meet in the coming weeks to sign bilateral agreements regarding investment, tourism, direct flights, security, telecommunications, technology, energy, healthcare, culture, the environment, the establishment of reciprocal embassies, and other areas of mutual benefit

South Korea to Develop Iron Dome-like Air Defense System

August 10, 2020 @ 12:12 PM

The South Korean Defense Ministry in its defense blueprint for 2021-25 published Monday revealed plans to develop a Korean version of the Israeli Iron Dome interceptor in the next five years. "When we talk about South Korea's missile defense system, it usually refers to one targeting North Korea's Scud-type or stronger missiles, whereas this new interceptor system will focus on protecting the capital area against the North's long-range artillery such as its 240-mm or 300-mm multiple rocket launchers,” a ministry official was quoted as saying by

India to Implement Ban on Import of Transport Aircraft, Light Combat Helicopters,...

August 9, 2020 @ 05:37 AM

Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh announced embargo on import of 101 types of military equipment in an attempt to develop and promote indigenous weapons. "The Ministry of Defence is now ready for a big push to Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative

Russia seeks to Establish Military Bases in 6 African Nations

August 4, 2020 @ 06:31 PM

Russia has sought permission to establish military bases in 6 African countries- Egypt, the Central African Republic, Eritrea, Madagascar, Mozambique, and Sudan. Germanys Bild newspaper reported quoting German Foreign Ministry documents on August 4, that Russia had concluded military cooperation agreements with 21 African countries since 2015, while it had cooperation agreements with only four countries in Africa before that date

Indian Defence Ministry Proposes Leasing of Military Equipment

August 4, 2020 @ 06:59 AM

India has proposed leasing of military equipment in its revised draft of Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) 2020, that may enable the military to possess and operate costly platforms required for a limited period. Leasing was introduced as another category for acquisition in addition to the existing ‘Buy and ‘Make acquisition