The Indian defense acquisition council (DAC) headed by the defense minister, Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday approved the acquisition of six next-generation offshore patrol vessels (NGOPVs) from Indian shipbuilders for an approximate ₹4941 crore (US $706 million) for the Indian Navy.
The MoD had issued a request for information (RFI) to procure Six NGOPVs class of ships from Indian Shipyards in January this year.
The NGOPVs should be capable of Protection of Offshore Assets, Maritime Interception Operations (MIO) and Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) operations, Presence-cum-surveillance Missions, Mine Warfare (through modular payload) Helo Operation and Support of Special Operations, the RFI stated.
The Indian Navy lacks training facility for its crew on various aspects of damage control and firefighting in a submarine,
The Indian Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) pulled up the previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government for changing parameters of the deal for the procurement of Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance Anti-Submarine Warfare (LRMRASW) aircraft to unduly favour Boeing. In its report submitted in the parliament, the CAG said that Boeing is yet to fulfil the offset obligations as part of the contract for the acquisition of LRMRASW aircraft that was signed in 2011,
Indias Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has demonstrated flight of 10kg Rotary Wing (Helicopter) unmanned Aerial Vehicle (RUAV). The RUAV is of a 2-stroke petrol engine, twin blade main rotor and tail rotor, payload capability of 2
The naval variant of Indias home-grown light combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas successfully snagged the jets tail hook on the arresting wire of the flight deck of the navys only aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya at a test facility in Goa. This was the first in a series of rigousous tests that will be carried out before the fighter can be tested for actual flight deck operations, which could take more than a year, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) said in a statement Thursday
The Indian Army has issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking supply of 41,000 new light machine guns to equip its infantry battalions. The Indian Army is desirous of procuring a 7
India has inducted its first home-grown nuclear capable Submarine Launched Ballistic Missile (SLBM) after nearly two decades of development. The SLBM code-named B-05 was secretly test fired back-to-back from an indigenously built nuclear-powered submarine INS Arihant off Visakhapatnam coast earlier this month,
Indias long-range ballistic missile, Agni-V will undergo one more test in October before being inducted into the countrys arsenal at the end of the year, according to senior defence ministry officials. The missile with a range of 5000-5500 km range underwent its penultimate pre-induction test in June and was expected to be inducted by next year
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