India’s Defense Acquisition Council (DAC) headed by the defense minister Nirmala Sitharaman has approved acquisition of eight Fast Patrol Vessels (FPVs) for the Indian Coast Guard under the 'Buy Indian Designed, Developed and Manufactured (IDDM)' category at an approximate cost of Rs 800 crore (US $116 million) .
These vessels will be indigenously designed and manufactured and would strengthen maritime security by undertaking day/night patrolling and policing of the Maritime Zones of India including interception of vessels and personnel engaged in anti-sabotage anti-terrorist, anti-smuggling operations as well as provide assistance for Search and Rescue medical evacuation, disaster relief operations, assistance during pollution response operations, the ministry said in a statement Monday.
Indias Defense Acquisition Council (DAC) discussed and approved implementation guidelines for the Strategic Partnership Model for defense purchases. Strategic Partnership Model aims to revitalise defence industrial ecosystem and progressively build indigenous capabilities in the private sector to design, develop and manufacture complex weapon systems for the future needs of the Armed Forces, the DAC headed by the Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in a statement Monday
India has begun the process of introducing a multi-tiered air defence network to fully secure its airspace from incoming enemy threats by initiating the process of acquiring US-built advanced air defence system. According to local media reports, Defence acquisitions council (DAC), chaired by Indias Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, has approved the "acceptance of necessity (AoN) for the acquisition of the National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System-II (NASAMS-II) worth around $1 billion
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Indias Ashok Leyland will deliver 81 high mobility 10x10 vehicles for the Indian Armys Russian-built Smerch Multi-Barrel Rocket launchers (MBRL) as well to carry strategic missiles developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). “The delivery will start in this financial year and will be completed in the next financial year,” said Amandeep Singh, head of Defense, Ashok Leyland was quoted as saying by
Indias Defence Acquisitions Council (DAC) on Saturday approved purchase of a $2-billion worth multi role helicopters for the countrys Navy through a direct government deal, according to a report by
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Indias Combat Vehicle Research and Development Establishment (CVRDE) conducted a speed taxi trial for the landing gear for indigenously-built ‘Rustom 2, a medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The maiden flight of the two ton UAV with the landing gear was held successfully on Thursday at the Aeronautical Test Range (ATR) in Chitradurga, Karnataka, Times of India reported Thursday
The Indian defense ministry has signed 106 contract out of total 168 contracts with Indian vendors for the procurement of defense equipment for the Armed Forces in the last three years and upto June this year. The contracts include Helicopters, Radar, Ballistic Helmets, Artillery Guns, Simulators, Missiles, Bullet Proof Jackets, Electronic Fuzes and ammunition, Dr
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