Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee and Indian Navy Chief is touring France this week where he will be visiting the French Airbase at Landivisiau and the French Submarine Facility at Cherbourg.
He will be briefed on the operational employability of the Rafale aircraft by the French Air Force.
During his visit Admiral Sunil Lanba will hold bilateral discussions with Ms Florence Parly, Defence Minister of France, General Francois Lecointre, Chief of Defence Staff, Admiral Christophe Prazuck, Chief of French Navy, General Joel Barre, Director General Armament and other officials to explore new avenues of defence cooperation, an Indian MoD release said.
Following India’s purchase of 36 Rafale Jets, Dassault is angling for a follow-on order an equal number of aircraft. In addition, India has a requirement for carrier-based jets for which France has offered the naval version of the Rafale jet.
On the Naval side, Naval Group (formerly DCNS) is in the process of delivering the Scorpene submarines to the Indian Navy and is in the race for a multi-billion dollar plan to build additional submarines in India.
Rafale International met up with over 100 French small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to encourage investment and set up of production activities in India in the frame of the Rafale offset program under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ‘Make-in-India drive. During two-days Business to Business events held with Indian officials that took place in Paris on the 19 Sept along with the GIFAS, the French Aerospace Industries Association, business opportunities aimed at enhancing the ties between the French and the Indian Aerospace communities in order to define cooperation domains between both industries and pave the way towards building up an aero-defence manufacturing...
Dassault Aviation CEO, Eric Trappier said Tuesday that the company is still in discussions with India over a possible purchase of additional twin-engine Rafale fighter jets. “A separate tender by India for a single-engine fighter jet was independent of the Rafale order and would not impact negotiations,” Eric Trappier was quoted as saying by Reuters
The Indian Navy conducted trials of French Rafale, Swedish Saab Sea Gripen, Russian MiG-29K and American F-18 for its $11B (INR 75,000 crore) fighter jet procurement deal for its aircraft carriers. The Indian Navy recently invited foreign vendors to carry out trials to see if the planes could operate off the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, reported
Indias shipyard Mazagon Docks along with DCNS has approached the country's Navy with a repeat order for three Scorpene-class submarines. The approach follows despite the data leak scandal that had threatened to derail the project last August, The Hindu Business Line reported Sunday
French DCNS is likely to lose an order to build three additional submarines apart from the existing order of six already being built at Mazagon Docks Limited (MDL) as part of the P-75 project due to last months Scorpene document leak. Thus, the Scorpene strength with the Indian Navy — as per the original Project-75 programme — might remain only at six
French DCNS has sought approval to set up an Indian subsidiary to develop Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) systems for the submarines. DCNS has requested clearance from the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) for 100 percent FDI to invest over INR 100 crore (US $15 million),
The Indian Navys unmanned aerial vehicle operated by the Southern Naval Command crashed in Kochi. “The UAV, which was on a routine surveillance sortie, crashed around 10
The Indian Navy will receive the first of two submarine rescue systems (SRS) from JFD, a UK-based company in March 2018. The first of two SRSs will be delivered to the Indian Navy in March 2018, senior IN officials were quoted as saying by
Indias $10 billion is believed to have hit a roadblock over contentious issues of transfer of technology (ToT) and equity participation even as negotiations for buying additional Rafale jets from French Dassault are underway. The two main contenders for the deal — Lockheed Martin and SAAB — have made it clear to the Defence Ministry that they will not go in for a complete transfer of technology (ToT) with 49 per cent equity participation in the joint ventures that they have inked with their respective Indian partners Tata Advanced Defense Systems and Adani Group,
Swedish Saab and Indian Adani group joint venture is eyeing to produce a portfolio of products that include unmanned aerial vehicles, helicopters apart from supplying fighter jets to the Indian armed forces. Asish Rajvanshi, head of the Adani Groups Defence and Aerospace division, said the joint venture was focusing on developing “foundational capabilities” to produce a wide-range of products in the aerospace sector for the domestic as well as export markets, PTI reports stated Sunday
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