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India's first long-range artillery gun `Dhanush' set for trial this week

India's first long-range artillery gun `Dhanush' set for trial this week May 22,2018

Dhanush, the first long-range artillery gun developed indigenously by Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and manufactured by Jabalpur-based Gun Carriage Factory (GCF), will undergo trial in Jaisalmer’s Pokhran sometime this week. The test of the first indigenous, 155 mm long-range artillery gun 'Dhanush' will be conducted at Jaisalmer's Pokhran field firing range in the presence of representatives of Indian Army technical officers and GCF experts. Along with the trial of its long-range firepower,

Tata Commences Deliveries Of The Safari Storme To The Indian Army

Tata Commences Deliveries Of The Safari Storme To The Indian Army May 22,2018

Tata Motors has started the deliveries of the Safari Storme to the Indian Army. Almost a year ago, we did a story on how the iconic Safari Storme passed a field trial test amongst other candidates and was selected by the Indian Army for the purposes of personnel and troop movement along with deployment in tough terrains for action. The company will be delivering the Safari Storme to the Army in a phased manner. Tata Motors will deliver a total of 3,192 units of the Safari Storme to the Indian

Dhanush gun to boom again in Pokhran

Dhanush gun to boom again in Pokhran May 19,2018

India’s first indigenous, long-range artillery gun ‘Dhanush’ will be tested at the Pokhran field firing range in Jaisalmer next week. Developed by Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and manufactured by Jabalpur-based Gun Carriage Factory (GCF), the trial of Dhanush has been going on for the five years and initially face some major hiccups regarding ammunition used. Two years ago, the trial of Dhanush had to be stopped because a shell burst in the barrel during the trial. But this

150-billion INR deal to revamp Indian Army’s stockpile

150-billion INR deal to revamp Indian Army’s stockpile May 17,2018

Sun Tzu, the great Chinese general once stated, “The line between disorder and order lies in logistics”. His words were as significant for the medieval battles as it is for contemporary wars. A war is won by not a nation’s ability to send men to the frontlines but by its ability to provide those men with essentials such as ammunition, foods. Numbers won’t matter if the magazines are empty. If reports are to be believed, India, it seems, is waking up to this revelation made by the

Army moving towards procuring mounted gun system, trying to revalidate project

Army moving towards procuring mounted gun system, trying to revalidate project May 15,2018

In its latest efforts to equip its artillery regiments with news guns, the Indian Army is finally moving towards procuring 814 of the ‘mounted gun system’- a gun mounted on a wheeled vehicle- a project worth about Rs 15,750 crore. The army is trying to ‘re-validate’ the project and seek a fresh Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) from the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) headed by the defence minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, ministry officials explained. The AoN is the first step towards

Rs 150-bn mega deal inked to enable Indian Army to fight a 30-day war

Rs 150-bn mega deal inked to enable Indian Army to fight a 30-day war May 13,2018

  After years of deliberations, the Army has finalised a mega Rs 150-billion project under which a range of ammunition for its critical weapons and tanks will be produced indigenously to overcome long delays in imports and address the problem of a dwindling stockpile. Official sources told PTI that 11 private firms would be involved in the ambitious project, the implementation of which is being monitored by the top brass of the Army and the Defence Ministry. The immediate aim of the

Indian Army soldiers to get special jackets capable of blocking AK-47 bullets

Indian Army soldiers to get special jackets capable of blocking AK-47 bullets May 13,2018

Bravehearts of the Indian Army will soon get a new shield that could prove to be a lifesaver during combat operations. The new bulletproof jackets for Indian Army soldiers would reportedly be capable of blocking fire from AK-47 assault rifles. AK-47 – considered one of the deadliest assault weapons in the world – would be of no threat to soldiers of the Indian Army because they would soon be getting a bulletproof jacket especially designed to block out fire from a wide range of

Two major weapons manufacturers exit Indian army’s small arms tender

Two major weapons manufacturers exit Indian army’s small arms tender May 12,2018

he Indian army quest to equip its soldiers with modern rifle and carbines suffered a setback this week when two major weapons manufacturers, US gunmaker Colt and Italys Beretta, pulled out of the contest. Both Colt and Beretta were offering weapons for the 7.62x51 mm battle rifle and the 5.56x45 mm carbine requirements. The two companies were not among the dozen-odd firms which had responded to the Indian armys Request for Proposals (RFP) by May 7. While the exact reasons for the pullout are

Army to get first batch of ‘Made in Gujarat’ Howitzer guns in June

Army to get first batch of ‘Made in Gujarat’ Howitzer guns in June May 12,2018

In a boost to the “Make in India” programme for the Indian defence forces, the first batch of “Made in Gujarat”, Howitzer artillery guns, christened “K9 Vajra-T”, is ready to be delivered to the Indian Army next month, official said on Friday. “In Hazira, where I head the manufacturing unit, we are building the K9 Vajra which is a 155 millimetre/52 calibre Howitzer,” Sanjiv Mulgaonkar, head of the Larsen & Toubro Limited’s (L&T)

Colt and Beretta weapons manufacturers exit Indian army’s small arms tender

Colt and Beretta weapons manufacturers exit Indian army’s small arms tender May 12,2018

The Indian army quest to equip its soldiers with modern rifle and carbines suffered a setback this week when two major weapons manufacturers, US gunmaker Colt and Italys Beretta, pulled out of the contest. Both Colt and Beretta were offering weapons for the 7.62×51 mm battle rifle and the 5.56×45 mm carbine requirements. The two companies were not among the dozen-odd firms which had responded to the Indian armys Request for Proposals (RFP) by May 7. While the exact reasons for the pullout

India to buy 25 BMP-2 fitted with NAG Antitank Guided Missiles

India to buy 25 BMP-2 fitted with NAG Antitank Guided Missiles May 12,2018

India`s military is planning to acquire 25 Nag BMP-2-based self-propelled anti-tank guided missile (SPATGM) systems under a US$70 million contract, according to the Economic Times newspaper. “Reports claim that the Indian Ministry of Defense [MoD] has cleared the procurement of 300 Nag [anti-tank] missiles and 25 modified NAMICA BMP-2-based carrier vehicles,” the newspaper says. In a statementon April 28, the MoD said, “In a boost to indigenisation and in realisation of India’s

Indian Army buys Force Gurkha 4×4 based Light Strike Vehicles

Indian Army buys Force Gurkha 4×4 based Light Strike Vehicles May 10,2018

Through a tendering process and winning against other competitors, Pune based Force Motors had bagged an order for the supply of Light Strike Vehicles to the Indian Army to be used for defence purposes. These vehicles are developed indigenously by Force Motors and are based on the tough character of Force Gurkha 4×4. Force Motors Traveller and Trax range of vehicles are already in service with most para military organizations in the country. Now, these new vehicles will be added. These Light

1,86,000 More Bullet-Proof Jackets For Indian Army

1,86,000 More Bullet-Proof Jackets For Indian Army May 08,2018

The Indian Defence Ministry has ordered expeditious clearance of pending proposals for acquisition of arms and ammunition for the Indian Army. Following scathing criticism by a parliamentary panel, the Defence Ministry is “taking action over many critical acquisitions for the army, including bullet-proof jackets and latest weapons,” said official sources. Mishra Dhatu Nigam Ltd (Midhani), a DPSU under the Department of Defence Production, had developed bullet-proof jackets made of steel.

L&T to deliver first lot of 25 K9 VAJRA-T guns by the end of May

L&T to deliver first lot of 25 K9 VAJRA-T guns by the end of May May 08,2018

The first lot of 155 mm/52 calibre tracked self-propelled gun system, K9 VAJRA-T, developed by the Larsen and Toubro (L&T) Defence will be handed over to the Indian Army by the end of this month. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) had given a contract to the company to supply 100 guns for Rs 4,500 crore. A total of 25 guns will be delivered now. Jayant Patil, whole-time Director (Defence) of L&T, told Sakal Times, “We have already developed the gun and are ready to deliver. We have developed 25

Army Air Defence College moves towards modernisation; Akash missile all set to be test fired from its range

Army Air Defence College moves towards modernisation; Akash missile all set to be test fired from its range May 08,2018

Indian Army’s Air Defence College is ushering in a new era of technologically-advanced equipment. . Six months down the line, the Army Air Defence College, Gopalpur based out of Odisha will fire India’s indigenous Surface-to-Air missile, ‘Akash’ from its unique 75-km long seaward facing firing range. Sources in the military institution that boasts of the state-of-the-art training facilities say that a new facility will be made to fire the Akash missile. “Firstly, we have the Akash

With eye on China, Army to acquire land in Pantnagar to set up UAV base

With eye on China, Army to acquire land in Pantnagar to set up UAV base May 06,2018

The Indian Army is in the process of acquiring 60 acres of land in Pantnagar in Kumaon to operate Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) there – a move which is expected to improve surveillance of the India-China border. The district administration of Udham Singh Nagar which is currently evaluating a proposal for acquisition of the land confirmed the development. “We cannot divulge any further details regarding the project except that this is being executed keeping the strategic

Foreign rifles trump ‘Make in India’; Army shutting down high-tech project

Foreign rifles trump ‘Make in India’; Army shutting down high-tech project May 05,2018

The ministry of defence (MoD) is shutting down the high-tech indigenous project to develop a Battlefield Management System (BMS) — a 21st century digital network that interconnects combat soldiers on the frontline, giving them all a common picture of the battlefield and greatly reducing the “fog of war”. Business Standard has learnt the army wants to save the Rs 50 billion needed to develop the revolutionary BMS, in order to buy foreign rifles and carbines — weaponry in

Army to get ‘enhanced’ Akash missiles

Army to get ‘enhanced’ Akash missiles May 05,2018

The Akash surface-to-air missile defence system is once again in the news with the Army looking to order another batch, despite having previously discarded the idea in favour of Israel’s quick-reaction surface-to-air missiles (QR-SAMs). Confirming that a new order is in the works, a Defence Ministry official said the missiles would be “greatly enhanced” to perform to their fullest capability. Capabilities “Akash can fly at supersonic speeds, ranging from Mach 2.8 to

Army-spec Tata Safari Storme soft-top breaks cover

Army-spec Tata Safari Storme soft-top breaks cover May 03,2018

Tata Motors revealed a soft-top version of the Safari Storme at the recently concluded Defence Expo in Chennai. The model is based on the Army-spec Safari Storme GS800 which has a standard five-door, hard-top body style. The GS800 (General Service 800) follows the basic criteria for an Army vehicle with a hard-top, air conditioning and a minimum payload of 800kg. The three-door, soft-top Safari Storme boasts an 825kg payload capability with seating for up to five troops, in a 2+3