India has given a nod to procure 2 Russian-made Talwar-class frigates equipped with BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles in a contract valued at $950 million.
The country had approved the purchase of four frigates from Russia for $2 billion in October. Two fully built warships will be directly shipped to India while the other two will be manufactured in the country under a separate deal later this year, Sputnik reported Tuesday.
The ships will be equipped with Ukrainian M7N.1E gas turbine engines that India bought. After Crimea's reunification with Russia, Moscow stopped importing the engines from Ukraine, rendering the ships of little use to the Russian Navy.
"Given that the US has implemented sanctions on weapons purchases from Moscow, India could make payments for the ships using the rupee-ruble route," the Economic Times reported.
A Dassault Mirage 2000 fighter of the Indian Air Force crashed Friday morning near HAL Airport in Bangalore, India. The two pilots inside the jet ejected before the crash
India has approached Russia for purchase of additional 18 Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighters for the countrys air force to address the shortfall of combat aircraft, according to a report by
India is eyeing to purchase 2 Phalcon airborne warning and control systems (AWACS) in a deal that is valued at $800 million (INR 5,600 crore) from Israel. The AWACS will be mounted on Russian Ilyushin-76 heavy-lift aircraft
India is looking to purchase 15 HAROP anti-radiation drones from Israel. The Air Force already has an inventory of these drones equipped with electro-optical sensors to loiter over high-value military targets, such as surveillance bases and radar stations before exploding them, ANI reported
A ground-launched, longer range version of the Kalibr cruise missile will be developed by Russia to reach surface targets as Moscow is free from its obligations under the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty. Launched from long range strategic aircraft, the Kalibr missile was one of its most used weapons in the Syrian conflict
Rosoboronexport will display their naval combined air defence system system, Pantsir-ME at IDEX 2019. There will be a full-scale specimen on display in the middle of the combined Russian exposition organized by Rosoboronexport, the company said in a statement Tuesday
Lockheed Martin is waiting for US State Department Clearance for India's request to purchase 24 multi-role MH-60R Romeo anti-submarine helicopters. "The US Navy is preparing its response, which is expected to be delivered shortly," Vivek Lall, Vice President, Aeronautics Strategy and Business Development at Lockheed Martin told PTI
India has inducted its first Boeing CH-47 Chinook Helicopter to its air force fleet on Friday. The helicopter was handed over to the country during the ‘India-Chinook Transfer Ceremony held in Philadelphia, WION reported
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