Indian Defense Acquisition Council has approved upgrading of Delhi and Talwar Class warships including weapons and sensors for INR 2990 crores (US $472 million).
The Indian Navy is eyeing to increase its capability. The weapons might include surface-to-air missiles for the Delhi class warships that would be bought from Russia.
The Indian Navy has prepared a maritime infrastructure perspective plan to improve maintenance and operability of naval assets, the Chief of Staff of the Navy, Admiral R K Dhowan had said in May this year.
“It has to be seen in the context of improving the battle readiness of the ever-increasing fleet of ships, submarines and aircraft which the navy has and will acquire in the near future,” he said.
Indian Navy is also in talks with Russia for 3 Grigorivich-class frigates, an improved version of the six Talwar-class frigates the Navy obtained between 2003-13.
The Indian Defense Acquisition Council has approved additional Boeing P-8I long-range maritime patrol aircraft for INR 4832 crore (US $762 million) for the Indian Navy today. The DAC headed by defense minister Manohar Parrikar has approved the negotiations
India is considering making use of local chips mandatory for defense, space and atomic energy sectors. According to a report by Economic Times, “the Make in India campaign is set to make the sectors source chips from local vendors to boost domestic semiconductor manufacturing business and also meet the national security standards
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
The Indian Ministry of Defense (MoD) appointed committee has shortlisted five shipyards out of seven to compete for the INR 64,000-crore (US $10 billion) project to build six advanced submarines for the navy. Mazagon Dock, Cochin Shipyard, Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers, Hindustan Shipyard and Goa Shipyard - and two in the private sector - Larsen and Toubro and Pipavav have been selected for the submarine project P-75i
Tata Motors has submitted a response for the Indian Armys Future Ready Combat Vehicle (FRCV) RFI. The Indian Army had issued a Request for Information (RFI) in June 2015 to design and develop a new generation combat vehicle platform called the Future Ready Combat Vehicle (FRCV)
India and Russia are likely to sign a contract for the supply of four Russia-designed Project 11356 frigates which will be equipped with the BrahMos missile, during the upcoming bilateral summit in Delhi later this week. “The deal is ready for signing during the Indo-Russian summit in Delhi
India and Russia will likely sign a contract estimated $4 billion for the purchase of four missile-carrying frigates, soon. Called Project 11356, Official sources told Hindu Business Line that the contract to be signed between the two nations would be based on the “two plus two formula, wherein two frigates will be built in Russia and sent to India, whereas another two will be built at the Goa Shipyard with assistance on technology transfer”
The Russian government has chosen Pipavav shipyard as their partner for Indias more than $3 billion warship building project. After an evaluation of several Indian shipyards, Russian government has formally informed the Indian defense ministry that it has selected Pipavav as its Indian partner for the project
The Indian Navy is planning to increase its capability to 200-ship fleet from the existing 137 ships and submarines under its command by 2027. According to a maritime capability perspective plan, a certain number of ships have to be built by a particular timeline
The Indian Defense Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved an INR 16,900 Crore (US $2.6 billion) proposal to acquire an initial 428 air defense guns to replace Swedish-made L-70 and Zu-23mm artillery guns for the Indian Army
Russia can supply 250 modernized Mi-8 transport helicopters to India if requested. “Our capabilities are widely known: we can deliver up to 250 of just the Mi-8 helicopters a year,” Andrey Shibitov, Deputy Head of Russian Helicopters design and manufacturing company was quoted as saying by Ria Novosti last Thursday
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