India will issue request for proposals (RFP) for Mirage application simulators and 100 micro-light aircraft for the National Cadet Corps (NCC).
The Defense Acquisition Council meeting headed by defense minister Manohar Parrikar today made a decision to issue the RFPs.
National Cadet Corps (NCC) Air Wing Flying Squadrons are equipped with Microlight aircraft for imparting flying training and instilling a sense of adventure amongst the Air Wing cadets.
There are presently 45 Microlight aircraft in 50 Air Squadrons of NCC.
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 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
The upgraded Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft will be installed with India-made multi-function displays under Indo-French partnership to enhance operational life of the multi-role fighters by 20 years. The potential project valued at US $15 million (INR 100 crore) is a joint venture between Samtel Avionics and Thales, (STAL)
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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