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DRDO testfires quick reaction missile off Odisha coast

DRDO testfires quick reaction missile off Odisha coast Oct 12,2018

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) test-fired short range Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) from a test facility off Odisha coast. Sources said the sleek and highly mobile air defence system was fired from a canister mounted on a rotatable truck-based launch unit from Integrated Test Range (ITR) on Monday. “The test was aimed at validating various parameters, including propulsion performance of the weapon system and its killing capability. Data generated

The great Indian artillery bazaar: Post Bofors, there has been a reasonable ‘self-reliance’ attempt in Indian defence

The great Indian artillery bazaar: Post Bofors, there has been a reasonable ‘self-reliance’ attempt in Indian defence Oct 03,2018

Big-ticket arms purchases by a state like India are more about politics than economics and technology, while it should be the other way round. Four interrelated dynamics are always at play: (a) security forces are the end-users; (b) although end-users define their necessities, their role effectively ends after technical evaluation of the product they want; (c) bureaucratic mechanisms take over from technical evaluation and decide what is good, reasonable and purse-compatible, under the garb of

T-14 Armata in the Spotlight as Indian Army Chief Visits Russia

T-14 Armata in the Spotlight as Indian Army Chief Visits Russia Oct 03,2018

The Indian Army is looking to procure 1,770 multipurpose future ready combat vehicles (FRCV) to replace the aging force of T-72 main battle tanks (MBTs). Russia’s T-14 Armata FRCV is a key contender for the deal that is likely to have a price tag of over $4.5 billion. Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat started his six-day visit to Russia on Monday in what is being seen as an attempt to lend impetus to the bilateral strategic partnership. The visit coincides with a bilateral annual summit

MP-ATGMs production facility inaugurated

MP-ATGMs production facility inaugurated Sep 30,2018

The production facility for manufacturing Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missiles (MP-ATGM) was inaugurated by at Bharat Dynamics Ltd (BDL) unit at Bhanur here on Saturday by Chairman of Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) G. Satheesh Reddy. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Reddy, who is also the Secretary of the Department of Defence Research & Development & Chairman, explained about various missile programmes on the anvil. Long association Referring to his long

US-made rifle, UAE carbine to equip Indian Army soldiers

US-made rifle, UAE carbine to equip Indian Army soldiers Sep 29,2018

US-made battle rifle and a UAE-made carbine have emerged as the lowest bidders for the Indian Army’s requirement for equipping its soldiers with a new rifle. The US arm-maker SIG Sauer’s SiG 716 finished with the ‘L1’ or lowest quote for the army’s fast track procurement of 72,000 new automatic rifles. The UAE arms firm Caracal’s CAR 816 close-quarter carbine finished ‘L1’ in a separate bid for 94,000 carbines, when price bids were opened this

Vajra hits target during trial in Pokhran

Vajra hits target during trial in Pokhran Sep 29,2018

The Indian army, since Wednesday, has been successfully testing fire from indigenous advanced gun K9-Vajra-T (longe range), which on Thursday, hit the target at Pokhran Field Firing Range in Jaisalmer district. The gun has a range to fire up to 40-50km and trials will continue till Friday. On Wednesday, six rounds were fired successfully from Howitzer and on Thursday, again six rounds were fired after the 13 modifications were done in the gun. Earlier, the trials were done in

DAC approves procurement of Rs 2300cr-worth engines for T-72 tanks

DAC approves procurement of Rs 2300cr-worth engines for T-72 tanks Sep 26,2018

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) accorded approval for the procurement of 1000 engines for fitment in T-72 tanks of the Army under ‘Buy and Make’ category at an approximate cost of Rs 2300 crore.Post the transfer of technology, most of these engines will be manufactured by the Ordnance Factories Board (OFB). The engines will enhance mobility, agility, and acceleration of T-72 tanks making them more versatile and effective in the battlefield. In an effort to reduce timelines in defence

Smaller anti-tank missile to follow Nag’s success

Smaller anti-tank missile to follow Nag’s success Sep 23,2018

For a country that has developed intercontinental ballistic missiles, the failure to develop a 4 km range missile to destroy battle tanks is a conundrum. Last year, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) completed the development of the Nag, the last of its Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP) missiles that began in 1983. Successful trials of the Nag in 2016 and 2017 have finally put the missile on the path to induction by the army, 35 years after the

India Test Fires Tactical Ballistic Missile Akin to American MGM-140

India Test Fires Tactical Ballistic Missile Akin to American MGM-140 Sep 21,2018

India’s state-owned defense lab has successfully test-fired surface-to-surface tactical ballistic missile Prahaar on Thursday paving the way for its induction. The test was conducted at a defense test facility located in the eastern part of the country at about 1.35 p.m. (Indian Standard Time). The first test of the missile was conducted on July 21, 2011. “All systems functioned normally and hit the target in copybook style. It will be inducted into the Indian Army after a few more

Successful flight test of MPATGM conducted for second time

Successful flight test of MPATGM conducted for second time Sep 18,2018

A successful flight test of the indigenously developed Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) was conducted for the second time from the Ahmednagar range on Sunday, the Army said. All the mission objectives were met and two missions on September and 15 and 16 were successfully flight tested for different ranges, including the maximum range capability, an official statement said. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman congratulated the team DRDO, the Indian Army and associated industries

Dead End for Spike-MR Deal: India Tests Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile

Dead End for Spike-MR Deal: India Tests Man Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile Sep 18,2018

Indian defense scientists have successfully conducted back-to-back tests of the new indigenously designed and developed man-portable anti-tank guided missile (MPATGM). The tests were conducted at the Ahmednagar test range in the western state of Maharashtra.The MPATGM is a third-generation anti-tank guided missile which is fitted with a high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) warhead. The MPATGM reportedly boasts a top attack capability and has a maximum engagement range of about 2.5 kilometers. Eight

Indigenous Truck Mounted Howitzer to undergo firing trials in November

Indigenous Truck Mounted Howitzer to undergo firing trials in November Sep 15,2018

An indigenously designed, developed and manufactured truck mounted howitzer is to undergo its maiden firing trials in November this year.The Mounted Gun System (MGS) developed by the Gun Carriage Factory (GCF) Jabalpur was first unveiled at the Defexpo in Chennai this April. Senior Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) officials told India Today that the internal firing trials at the Proof Establishment in Balasore would validate not just the gun but also its integration with the 8×8 Tatra vehicle on

RInfra to deliver parts prototypes for Arjun Mark II ahead of schedule

RInfra to deliver parts prototypes for Arjun Mark II ahead of schedule Sep 15,2018

Reliance Infra is planning to deliver prototypes of the hull and turret for the Arjun Mark II main battle tank (MBT) to the Combat Vehicle Research and Development Establishment (CVRDE) six month ahead of the deadline. The prototypes are being manufactured at the company’s facility in Silvassa. RInfra had won the contract to manufacture the prototypes in 2017 through a competitive bidding process. Other bidders included L&T, Bharat Forge, the Mahindras and Godrej. “We are ready to deliver

Vajra hits target during Pokhran test

Vajra hits target during Pokhran test Sep 15,2018

On Thursday, Army successfully test fired from indigenous advanced gun K9-Vajra-T (long range) which hit the target at Pokhran field firing range in Jaisalmer. The gun has a range to fire up to 40-50km. On Thursday, 6 rounds were fired successfully from the Howitzer after the 13 modifications were done in the gun. Senior officers of army and L&T were present during the trial. The gun developed and built by developed by Larsen and Toubro (L&T). The gun has detection advanced system of chemical

Tata Motors to showcase its Indigenously Build Combat Vehicles at BIMSTEC summit

Tata Motors to showcase its Indigenously Build Combat Vehicles at BIMSTEC summit Sep 14,2018

Tata Motors will showcase its two flagship vehicles at the BIMSTEC Nations Summit 2018 in Pune. The vehicles include the Tata 4X4 Mine Protected Vehicle (MPV) and the WhAP8x8 ICV (CO developed with the DRDO). The company has recently signed military vehicle supply contracts with BIMSTEC Nations including the Tata Xenon GS 800 to Myanmar, Tata Mine Protected Vehicles for UNIFIL, MONUSCO & MALI Missions, Tata 2.5T GS LPTA 715 4×4 to Myanmar and Thailand, Tata 5T GS LPTA 1628 4×4 to Nepal and

Kalyani Group developed India specific Humvee for the Indian Army spied

Kalyani Group developed India specific Humvee for the Indian Army spied Sep 13,2018

Kalyani Strategic Systems Ltd., a subsidiary of Kalyani Group specializing in defence vehicles and technology, is developing Light Specialist Vehicle (Kalyani likes to call it as Light Strike Vehicle) for the Indian Army. Kalyani LSV is based on AM General’s platform which also underpins the US Army’s iconic HMMWV (also known as Humvee or Hummer). Several variants of the LSV to suit different mission requirements are being developed. Automotive enthusiast Harshit Prajapati spotted

Defence Acquisition Council likely to clear Israeli Spike Anti-Tank Guided Missile deal for the Indian Army

Defence Acquisition Council likely to clear Israeli Spike Anti-Tank Guided Missile deal for the Indian Army Sep 12,2018

It’s taken a decade and probably, the visit by the Prime Minister of Israel to India, but the weapon system the armoured corps has been waiting for, is now going to be made available. The Spike anti-tank guided missile is finally looking like arriving. It is likely to be taken up by the defence acquisition council on September 28th. It is a government-to-government decision and is all set to be cleared. The Spike deal consists of 4,500 missiles, 172 launchers and will cost about Rs 3,742

Rolling out big guns: Two big shows for ‘Make in India’

Rolling out big guns: Two big shows for ‘Make in India’ Sep 10,2018

With elections fast approaching and questions being raised on the success of the ‘Make in India’ initiative, at least two major induction ceremonies are planned over the next month to roll in the big guns for the Army. One function is planned in Gujarat, where the K 9 ‘Vajra’ self-propelled artillery guns are being made while talks are on for a possible joint firing exercise with the M 777 ultra-light howitz ers at a range in Maharashtra, sources familiar with developments told

Rifle specs tweak to save Army Rs 6,000 cr

Rifle specs tweak to save Army Rs 6,000 crP Sep 06,2018

Indian Army’s “tweak” to lower the specifications of a new assault rifle is expected to save some Rs 6,000 crore. On August 31, a tender to procure 6.50 lakh assault rifles was issued with brand new specifications seeking a 7.62×39 mm rifle.This is fourth change in seven years. The Tribune had on September 1 highlighted as to how the Army had last year floated tender seeking rifles of higher specification i.e. 7.62×51 mm and changed the specifications. Army Chief General Bipin Rawat,

India Looks to Procure Spy Drones to Operate at High Altitudes near LAC

India Looks to Procure Spy Drones to Operate at High Altitudes near LAC Sep 04,2018

The Indian Army is scouting for a remotely piloted aircraft system with anti-jamming and anti-spoofing properties for providing real-time input in the form of imagery and electronic data to detect and combat foreign military formations and activities at forward bases, especially along the border with China. The Indian Army has launched the procurement process for remotely piloted aircraft system that can operate at a height of over 18,000 feet or 5,500 meters to keep an eye on the activities