The Indian Air Force (IAF) has signed a $43.2 million (INR 300 Crore) contract for 100 Israeli SPICE 2000 bombs.
The weapon was used during the February 26 air strikes in Pakistan’s Balakot, two defence ministry officials told Hindustan Times.
The bombs are an emergency purchase and likely to be delivered by the year-end, said one of the officials. “The bombs are a critical operational requirement,” he added.
The Spice-2000 bombs are developed by Israeli firm Rafael. The bombs are a derivative of Popeye air-to-surface missile and are fed with coordinates and satellite pictures of the target to home in and destroy it. The EO/GPS-guided guidance kit can transform unguided bombs into precision-guided bombs.
Over 90 Indian government websites and critical systems were attacked by Pakistani hackers within hours of the Pulwama suicide strike in which 40 soldiers of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were martyred, senior officials in the security establishment have revealed. “There was an unusual surge of activity, attempts to breach systems,” Hindustan Times quoted one of these officials as saying Monday
Israel Aerospace Industries has a $50 million to provide the Indian Navy and MDL Shipyard with complementary Naval MRSAM (Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile) systems worth $50 million. Under the contract, IAI will provide a range of maintenance and other services for various sub-systems of IAIs advanced MSRAM air defence system (ADS)
India is likely to acquire National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System-II (NASAMS-II) from the US for an estimated $1 billion (INR 6,000 Crore) in order to erect a multi-layered missile shield over New Delhi, in order to protect the capital against 9/11-type attacks. “The networked system, capable of even shooting around buildings, will take care of 9/11-like and other close-in threats,” sources from the defense ministry told
A detachable fuel tank attached to a MiG-29K fighter belonging to the Indian Navy crash-landed on the runway, spilling fuel and causing minor damage to the landing and take-off strip in Goa Airport on Saturday afternoon. The Dabolim International airport was closed for nearly two hours and has now resumed operations
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has offered 111 Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH), the “Dhruv” for $3 billion (INR 21,738 Crore) to the Indian Navys Naval Utility Helicopter (NUH) procurement plan. “The Companys NUH is an Advanced Light Helicopter `Dhruv with customisation designed to meet all the operational requirements of India,” a top officer told
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