India is in talks with Indonesia to export indigenously-made Air Borne Early Warning and Control System (AEWAC).
“The AEWAC exports would be the first major export of defense systems from India under Prime Minister led government and the move fits into the government’s push to reduce import of weapon systems and increase exports,” Dr Christopher Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Director General told NDTV Monday.
“The government has clearly told us that expect technology and system that fall in the strategic we are free to export,” Dr Christopher said.
On being asked how he rated the Indian Private sector and its contribution to defense research and development, Dr Christopher said that for Make in India to be successful in defense systems with the private sector taking the lead “there is need to hand hold” the private companies. Development of defense systems is time consuming and costly. “The government could consider a fund to help out the private sector,” he said.
Tata Motors has bagged an order to supply 1,239 nos. of its high-mobility 6X6 multi-axle trucks to the Indian Army for an estimated 4000 crore Rupees (US $631 million)
The Indian Coast guard Dornier aircraft, which had crashed into the Bay of Bengal on June 8 killing three crew, has been located. Indian Naval Submarine Sindhudhavaj, whilst on task for locating the missing aircraft, picked up a barrage of transmissions in a depth of 996 meters on 06 Jul 2015
Indias Bharat Electronics developed surface to Air Akash Missile System was inducted into the air force today. Except a few electronic components, most of the parts of Akash has the ‘Made in India' tag
Saab has offered to supply an unspecified number of Gripen Aircraft in a fly-away condition to the Indian Air Force (IAF) to replenish its fleet in the short term. Sources told defenseworld
The Indian Army is likely to place a US $190 million order for 114 upgraded version of indigenous Dhanush artillery gun under the first phase if results of confirmatory trails are positive. “Dhanush has entered confirmatory trials that will last till early next year
Indonesia could sign a US$1 billion contract with Russia to buy a squadron of Su-35 fighter jets within a month. The Impending sale which was confirmed by Defense Minister, Ryamizard Ryacudu yesterday has come as a surprise as there was no official announcement of a winner though there were other aircraft in the race
Indonesia has selected Russian Su-35 fighter aircraft to replace 16 F-5 Tiger aircraft. "We (Armed Forces Commander and Air Force Chief) agreed to buy a squadron of Sukhoi SU-35 from Russia to replace F-5 Tiger fighter aircraft,” Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu was quoted as saying by Tempo website
Tjhe Indonesian military sunk 34 confiscated foreign vessels on Tuesday to deter illegal fishing. The boats from Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines and Malaysia were sunk as part of events to celebrate 70 years since the proclamation of Indonesian independence, Bangkok Post reported Monday
The Indian Defense Acquisition Council (DAC) is likely to take up clearance of Boeing Apache, Chinook helicopters and P-8I long-range maritime patrol aircraft tomorrow. Boeing earlier this week had agreed to extend the price deadline for Apache and Chinook procurement by three months after the earlier deadline ended June 30
India has successfully tested an indigenously developed anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) from a Helicopter. The anti-tank missile, “HeliNa (HELIcopter Nag)” is the helicopter launched version of Nag missile developed by the Defense Research Development Organization (DRDO) among the five missiles developed under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP)
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