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CSS announces receiving supply order from Army for Spylite mini UAV systems

CSS announces receiving supply order from Army for Spylite mini UAV systems Sep 04,2018

Cyient Solutions & Systems Private Limited (CSS), a joint venture between Cyient Limited and BlueBird Aero Systems, Israel, on Tuesday announced that it has received its first supply order from a unit of the Indian Army for SpyLite mini UAV systems for high altitude aerial surveillance. CSS offered and successfully demonstrated, its flagship mini UAV system, SpyLite, which was the only one that met end-user requirements to conduct real-time surveillance and target acquisition at very high

Army again changes specs for assault rifles

Army again changes specs for assault rifles Sep 03,2018

Indian Army has once again changed the specifications of the assault rifles it wants to buy, the fourth time in the last seven year. In February 2017, it issued a Request for Information (RFI), the first step in the military tendering process, for 5.5 lakh assault rifles of 7.62×51 mm calibre with a range of 500-550 mt. The rifles were to be made in India. As an emergency purchase, the army is in the process of buying another 72,400 assault rifles of such calibre from a foreign vendor using a

Bharat Forge expects orders for up to 4,000 guns from army; looks to become global player

Bharat Forge expects orders for up to 4,000 guns from army; looks to become global player Aug 29,2018

The Indian army requires 3,000-4,000 artillery weaponry in the next 15 years, said Baba Kalyani, CMD of Bharat Forge. The defence ministry has approved the purchase of 150 advanced towed artillery gun systems at a cost of over Rs 3,300 crores. "This is a positive for Bharat Forge. There is the added tailwind of the new NAFTA agreement as well," he said. "I think there will be many more opportunities that will come but this is a very good and a game-changing decision that the government has

Tata Motors Rolls-Out Its 1500th Safari Storme GS800 For The Indian Army

Tata Motors Rolls-Out Its 1500th Safari Storme GS800 For The Indian Army Aug 26,2018

Tata Motors today announced the roll-out of its 1500th GS800 (General Service 800) Safari Storme SUVs specially made for the Indian Armed Forces. The milestone GS800 Safari Storme was rolled out of the company's manufacturing plant in Pune, Maharashtra, and is part of the 3192 vehicles that the company is supplying to the Indian Army. So far, Tata Motors has already delivered over 1300 units of the 4x4 SUVs, and with the addition of the recent lot, we believe the company will soon complete 50

Ashok Leyland wins tender for tracked combat vehicles

Ashok Leyland wins tender for tracked combat vehicles Aug 25,2018

Strenthening its foothold strong in the defence sector, Ashok Leyland (ALL), flagship of the Hinduja group, and the largest supplier of wheeled military vehicles to the Indian Army, on Friday announced a tender win in the tracked vehicle space. This tender is for developmental work and marks Ashok Leyland’s foray into tracked vehicle business. As per the scope of work, the company will collaborate with Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (CVRDE), Chennai for manufacture,

Ashok Leyland to Supply Defence Tracked Combat Vehicles to Indian Army

Ashok Leyland to Supply Defence Tracked Combat Vehicles to Indian Army Aug 25,2018

Hinduja Group firm Ashok Leyland today said it has bagged a tender in the defence tracked vehicle space, marking its foray into the niche segment. “As per the scope of work, the company will collaborate with Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (CVRDE), Chennai, for manufacture, assembly and testing of lightweight clutch for the design and development of weight optimised 1500 hp automatic transmission for main battle tanks,” Ashok Leyland said in a statement. Ashok

Army floats tender for 41,000 LMGs

Army floats tender for 41,000 LMGs Aug 22,2018

In a major change of weaponry for the Army, a tender was issued today seeking supply of some 41,000 new light machine guns (LMGs) to equip its infantry battalions. This is the first change of an LMG—basic weapon of infantry units— in the Army’s armoury in two decades. A request for information (RFI), the first step of a tender, looking for additional vendors was issued today, complete with details of requirements. The RFI was first issued in October last, but the parameters on its

HELINA anti-tank guided missile successfully flight tested for full range

HELINA anti-tank guided missile successfully flight tested for full range Aug 20,2018

Indigenously developed helicopter launched anti-tank guided missile HELINA has been successfully flight tested from Army helicopter in the ranges of Pokhran, today. The weapon system has been tested for its full range. The HELINA weapon system released smoothly from the launch platform has tracked the target all through its course and hit the target with high precision. All the parameters have been monitored by the telemetry stations, tracking systems and the Helicopters. India has

Indigenous artillery guns a reality soon

Indigenous artillery guns a reality soon Aug 19,2018

India’s multi-pronged plan to self-produce artillery guns is finally inching ahead to end the two-decade delay. At least two types of guns are in final stages of being handed over to the Army.“Dhanush” is being made at Ordnance Factory Board, while Advance Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) has been designed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation and will be manufactured by Tata and Bharat Forge. In its report in Parliament on August 7, the Comptroller and Auditor and

Centre shortlists 3 firms for buying assault rifles for army

Centre shortlists 3 firms for buying assault rifles for army Aug 17,2018

Three Indian companies have been shortlisted by the government for the procurement of 72,400 assault rifles and 93,895 CQB carbines for the Indian Army, and now await the final bidding. These companies had responded to the request for proposal (RfP) issued earlier this year for ‘in service’ rifles, carbines and light machine guns and joined hands with foreign original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) participating in the programme for manufacturing, integration and providing service support

Indian firm to supply heavy vehicles to Army

Indian firm to supply heavy vehicles to Army Jul 31,2018

For the first time, an Indian vehicle manufacturer will deliver heavy duty, high mobility vehicles for the Army’s Russian-built Smerch Multi-Barrel Rocket launchers (MBRL) as well to carry strategic missiles developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). In April, Ashok Leyland was awarded a ?100-crore contract for 81 high mobility 10×10 vehicles by the Army to replace the Russian vehicles which currently carry the Smerch launchers. “The delivery will start in

Russia’s new self-propelled anti-tank gun to begin state trials in October — source

Russia’s new self-propelled anti-tank gun to begin state trials in October — source Jul 18,2018

State trials of Russia’s amphibious self-propelled tank destroyer, Sprut-SDM1, are to begin in October, a defense industry source has told TASS. “State trials of Sprut-SDM1 are to begin in the fourth quarter of 2018,” the source said.Russia’s state corporation Rostec did not comment on the timeframe, saying only that “trial models of Sprut-SDM1 are ready for testing, the customer is still interested in the project.” The Sprut-SDM1 self-propelled anti-tank gun (SPATG) has been

Army to resume M777 trials

Army to resume M777 trials Jul 17,2018

The Army will resume the trials of the U.S.-made M777 Ultra-Light Howitzer (ULH) in Pokhran firing range. The trials were suspended last September after barrel of a gun burst during firing. A defence official said they had received four guns for the trials. “Firing will resume this month and continue in August. Local ammunition will be used and tentatively 100-150 rounds will be fired,” the official said. In November 2016, India signed a deal with the U.S. government under the Foreign

Tanks: 100 Years of Evolution

Tanks: 100 Years of Evolution Jul 15,2018

Their looming profile and bristling armaments make them the most easily identifiable piece of military hardware. But tanks, which represent a watershed in the age-old military technology contest between offensive and defensive capacities and mobile and static weaponry, are at their best only when their key attributes are in sync. Their entire story, which dates from much before they first trundled on to the battlefield in World War I — as this book shows — hinges on the development and

Indian Army to get 464 new T-90 MBTs

Indian Army to get 464 new T-90 MBTs Jul 14,2018

Almost 18 months after the Ministry of Defence gave the nod to get 464 new tanks of the T-90 series, the deal is set to be finalised and an order to be placed for making these tanks in India.The T-90 is a Russian tank manufactured at Heavy Vehicles Factory in Avadi near Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Some parts of this war-machine will come from Russia to be integrated here. The Rs 3,500-crore project to add these 464 tanks has been sent for formal approval of the Cabinet Committee on Security headed by

While Indian Army globetrots in search of a modern rifle, a hi-tech one is made in Chambal

While Indian Army globetrots in search of a modern rifle, a hi-tech one is made in Chambal Jul 11,2018

In two weeks from now a factory near the Chambal ravines in Madhya Pradesh will fashion a bullpup. A bullpup is a rifle with a short barrel, its magazine located behind the pistol grip. In the same time, a team of nine officers from the Indian Army will be globe-trotting in search of a rifle, from the US to Australia. Guns being made in the Chambal, notorious through the 1970s and the 1980s for dacoits wielding country-made firearms, kattas, is old hat. Yet, when the Tavor X95

Ashok Leyland to expand its defence mobility and LCV business

Ashok Leyland to expand its defence mobility and LCV business Jul 09,2018

Hinduja Group flagship company Ashok Leyland is gearing up to expand its light commercial vehicle business, international operations and defence mobility segment, according to company Chairman Dheeraj G Hinduja. For the electric vehicle (EV) segment, Ashok Leyland is also looking to tap the proven success of its Optare bus range in the United Kingdom, for other locations as well. Addressing shareholders in the company’s Annual Report 2017-18, Hinduja said there would be a greater focus on

Israeli military-grade radio used in Thai rescue is part of Indian special forces gear

Israeli military-grade radio used in Thai rescue is part of Indian special forces gear Jul 07,2018

Seventeen radios shipped from Israel are at the core of the cave rescue saga in Thailand’s Chiang Rai province. For close to 10 days now, an international rescue team has been racing against time—and, literally, tide—to extract 12 boys and their teacher from a flooded cave network. The Tham Luang Nang Non (Great Cave of the Sleeping Lady) cave network is reportedly 10km long, with tight, winding and submerged passages connecting spacious chambers. The chamber in which the children have

Indian Army to soon get armed drones from Israel

Indian Army to soon get armed drones from Israel Jul 04,2018

Indian Army would soon have armed drones in its inventory. During the annual joint working group discussion between India and Israel held in South Block on Tuesday, both sides moved forward to finalise the deal to provide 10 Heron TP armed drones for Indian Army. The deal worth $400 million had been pending for over three years. The drones, to be acquired under 'Project Cheetah', will help the force hit target (enemy) with air-to-ground missiles after tracking it down. Till date, Indian

Indian team goes abroad to scout for assault rifles, carbines for armed forces

Indian team goes abroad to scout for assault rifles, carbines for armed forces Jul 03,2018

The government has dispatched a nine-member “empowered committee”, headed by an Army brigadier, to the US, Australia, South Korea, Israel and UAE to scout for new assault rifles and close-quarter battle carbines for the armed forces. The defence ministry in March had finally set the ball rolling for the acquisition of 72,400 assault rifles, 93,895 CQB carbines, which were promised for infantry soldiers deployed on the borders with China and Pakistan under the fast-track procedure (FTP), by