The Indian Air Force's avro replacement program will now cost an additional US $870 million (INR 5,500 crore) to the existing US $1.9 billion (INR 12,000 crore) as the coast guard initiated its requirement for new patrol aircraft, Economic Times reported Tuesday.
The total cost of Indian military transport aircraft project comes up to US$2.8 billion (INR 17,500 crore) for a total of 62 aircraft after the coast guard specified its requirement for six new aircraft as part of the Multi Mission Maritime Aircraft (MMMA) for sea reconnaissance to be developed by DRDO and has requested the defense ministry to club it with the ongoing program, the daily quoted unnamed sources as saying.
More additions are not being ruled out as the Navy too could have similar requirements.
Other competitors that include Italian and Ukrainian firms have also written to the Defense Ministry expressing their interest in the project.
Indias Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) announced today that its Transport Division at Kanpur has been approved for maintenance and repair of Dornier (Do-228) and Avro (HS 748) aircraft by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) “HAL TAD Kanpur has obtained these approvals after rigorous audit by the team of DGCA officials”, Suvarna Raju, Chairman, HAL said. HAL bagged a contract to supply 14 Do-228 aircraft to the Indian Air Force last month
Indian defense ministry is likely to decide on the sole Airbus-Tata joint bid to replace Indian Air Forces (IAF) fleet of 56 Avro aircraft fleet with C-295 military transport carrier in the coming week. Defense ministry sources said the next meetings of the defense acquisition council (DAC) would deliberate on the bid worth multi crore rupees
Indian Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has developed new autopilot systems for the aging Avro aircraft after a supplier left the Indian Air Force unable to service the aircraft. The autopilot system will enable the plane to fly a specific route without human interference
The Indian Air Forces Avro replacement program could once again reach a stalemate after receiving only a single bid from Airbus Defence and Space and Tata Advanced Systems (TASL). The ministry of defense was forced to extend the deadline to October, a month before, to seek price bids after foreign aircraft-makers showed no interest in bidding for the $3
Global vendors have given the Indian Air Forces (IAF) RFP worth $3.5 billion to replace the ageing Avro aircraft a miss
Indian government in a move to boost defense manufacturing under the ‘Make in India initiative today, has extended the initial validity of industrial licenses to seven years from three. “Eyeing the long gestation period of defense contracts to mature, we do not want the companies requiring licenses to run around government ministries, but rather concentrate on manufacturing
The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) today has approved $96 million contract to support Indian Air Force C-130J Super Hercules aircraft for disaster relief and humanitarian assistance needs. "This proposed sale of additional equipment and support will enable the Indian Air Force to sustain a higher mission-ready status for its C-130J fleet," the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said
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