India is likely to finalize price negotiations with Israeli Elbit Systems for the procurement of 747 12.7 mm naval remote weapon stations (RWS) estimated at INR 19 billion ($282 million) for the navy and coast guard.
“The Indian MoD is expected to complete the RWS deal, which it quoted was "substantially lower" than that of British rival EMDigital,” IHS Janes quoted industry sources as saying Thursday.
The deal includes importing 136 RWSs with electro-optic modules off the shelf and the remaining 611 systems in kit form for assembly by the state-run Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) unit at Tiruchirappalli, southern India. Ammunition for the 12.7 mm RWSs would be manufactured at the OFB plant in Kolkata.
The Indian MoD had invited responses from foreign vendors in December last year to tender 118 30mm Naval Surface Guns (NSG) and 99,300 ammunition rounds for the navy and coast guard.
The tender was sent to 11 manufacturers, envisages importing 32 NSGs with Electro Optical Fire Control Systems in completed and kit form and licence-building the remaining 86 under the MoD's 'Buy and Make' category.
Indias new civil aviation policy which seeks to increase tickets sold from 80 million presently to 300 million by 2022 may help the newly rolled-out Irkut MC-21 jetliner find customers from among airlines operating in India. The National Civil Aviation Policy seeks to increase air connectivity, allow new domestic airlines to fly abroad quickly and open up the skies for European and South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries
The US Senate this week approved a move to enhance military co-operation with India for developing threat analysis, military doctrine, force planning, logistical support and intelligence collection and analysis. An amendment titled “to authorise military-to-military exchanges with India”, as passed, asks the Secretary of Defence to ensure that the India-US co-operation is at a level appropriate to enhance engagement between the militaries of the two countries for developing threat analysis, military doctrine, force planning, logistical support, intelligence collection and analysis, tactics, techniques and procedures and humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, PTI reported
A scuffle broke out between troops of Indian Army and Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) after 276 Chinese personnel entered the Indian side in Arunachal Pradesh last Thursday. The incident occurred at ‘Shankar Tikri on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) of Yangtse area with the PLA claiming that the area belonged to China
Elbit Systems has won a $173 million contract to provide Naval Remote Controlled Weapon Stations (RCWS) to the Navy and Coast Guard of an Asia-Pacific country, most probably India. The contract will be performed over a five-year period, the company said in a statement Thursday without specifying the customer
Elbit Systems of America has planned to display Common Laser Range Finder-Integrated Capacity (CLRF-IC) during Modern Day Marine, held from September 27 to 29, 2016. CLRF-IC gives dismounted Marines a handheld targeting system that integrates a rangefinder, day and night cameras, GPS, and celestial positioning precision to Forward Observers, the company announced in a statement today
Elbit Systems has been awarded contracts, in a total amount of approximately $30 million, to supply advanced thermal-imaging observation systems to a country in Europe. The systems will serve all army command levels, from the dismounted soldier to the headquarters command and will be supplied over a one-year period
Elbit Systems has won an approximate $19 million contract from Uruguay to set up more than 1000 cameras, sensors across six municipal authorities under the ‘Safe District project. The Safe District project will include more than 1000 cameras and sensors, including vehicle traffic control, laid out at strategic standpoints
Elbit Systems recently completed a trial test torpedo launch from its Seagull multi-mission, autonomous Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV) system. The trial, performed out of Israels Haifa port, demonstrated the capability of Seagull to install and launch light weight torpedoes, adding to the capabilities of the USV, which is designed to carry out unmanned maritime missions, such as protection of critical sea areas and high-value assets against submarines and sea mine threats, the company said in a statement Tuesday
India and US agreement on the transfer of technology for aircraft carriers under the Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) signed by the two nations is in the final stages, defence minister Manohar Parrikar announced on Friday. “We are in the final stage of agreeing on aircraft carrier technologies,” Parrikar was quoted as saying to the media by
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