India’s Larsen and Toubro (L&T)has opened the first private facility in the country to manufacture K9 Vajra self-propelled Howitzer guns.
L&T won INR 4500-crore contract to supply 100 K9 Vajra-T155mm/52 calibre tracked self-propelled gun systems to the Indian Army in 2017, under Make-in-India initiative. The company has to complete delivery in 42 months, according to the contract awarded by the Ministry of Defense.
The company has set up the Armoured Systems Complex at Hazira, around 30km from Surat, to manufacture and integrate advanced armoured platforms, such as self-propelled artillery Howitzers, future infantry combat vehicles, future-ready combat vehicles and future main battle tanks, PTI news agency reported Saturday.
L&T had signed a transfer of technology contract for guns with South Korean company Hanwha Corporation.
The Government of India has directed drones to be installed with a kill switch that can disable a drone in case it turns rogue. “The government wants drone manufacturers to add a chip at the hardware level to ensure that security agencies can disable the drone remotely in case it turns rogue,”
Russias state-run United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) will showcase Beriev Be-200 amphibious aircraft in Aero India Show-2019 scheduled between February 20-24 in Bangalore. “As India is now discussing the need to expand regional connectivity, we believe our Be-200 jet will fit into the new strategy very well as it can take off and land on water so it does not necessarily needs to be based at the airports,” the report quoted Sergei Ganin, Head of R&D Center of Beriev Aircraft Company, a unit of UAC as saying
India's state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) will build trainer aircraft to train pilots fly the Tejas multirole combat aircraft. "The two-seater Tejas trainer aircraft are not expected to be delivered before 2021
The Indian Army has unveiled a Quadcopter Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) capable of surveillance and dropping grenades on targets at the Army Technology Seminar 2019. The UAV has been created by a team of two army soldiers
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has manufactured 202 Su-30MKI fighter jets for the Indian Air Force (IAF) as on December 2018 making it the highest number so far made under license from the Russian OEM. Of the 202 aircraft manufactured, 198 have already been delivered to the IAF for squadron service, HAL spokesperson Gopal Sutur told Defenseworld
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