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Israel Is On the Verge of Selling India 4,500 Spike Tank-Killer Missiles

Israel Is On the Verge of Selling India 4,500 Spike Tank-Killer Missiles Jul 02,2018

Israel is on the verge of selling India new anti-tank missiles. The news was reported by both Indian and Israeli media outlets. “India is on the verge of finalizing a $500 million deal with Israel for the government-to-government purchase of around 4,500 Spike anti-tank guided missiles,” The Hindustan Times reported on June 26, citing India and Israel officials. The deal could be finalized as early as Israel defense official Udi Adam's trip to New Delhi on July 2-3. The deal has been a

Is caliber change pouring water on army’s firepower

Is caliber change pouring water on army’s firepower Jun 30,2018

Mitigation of inadequacies in the military inventory is one of the much-publicised commitments of the Central government. The ‘Make in India’ initiative, launched with great fanfare,’ was expected to result in the modernisation of the defence inventory. It had the stated intend of giving a fillip to indigenous defence production too. High-value acquisitions The government also initiated a number of high-value acquisition proposals. One such proposal was the ‘procurement of assault

Indian Army’s Tata Safari Storme spied on test in Lucknow

Indian Army’s Tata Safari Storme spied on test in Lucknow Jun 23,2018

First deliveries of a total of 3,192 units of the Tata Safari Storme have commenced to the Indian Armed Forces. Offered through a tender process wherein Tata Motor’s Safari Storme beat Mahindra’s Scorpio, the Safari Storme GS800 is being presented for use by the Indian Army in a 5 door body style with a hard top body. Showcased at Def Expo 2018 in Chennai, Tata Safari Storme is built specially for the Indian Army and complies with their demands in style and stance. Recently, it was spied

Ex-Army general explains why India-US Apache attack chopper deal won’t go wrong

Ex-Army general explains why India-US Apache attack chopper deal won’t go wrong Jun 20,2018

The US government has formally cleared the sale of six AH-64E Apache attack helicopters for $930 million to India for the Indian Army. In addition to the aircraft, the deal includes night vision sensors, GPS guidance and Hellfire anti-armor and Stinger air-to-air missiles. Virtually, even before the ink has dried, questions are being raised about this deal and its cost-effectiveness. They clearly insinuate that the government of India is paying far more for the Apaches than the cost of

BSF laser wall to plug riverine gaps ready

BSF laser wall to plug riverine gaps ready Jun 20,2018

About four years after the concept was mooted, the Border Security Force is ready to install the first “laser wall” along the India-Pakistan border that is intended to plug gaps in riverine areas where installation of a conventional fence is not feasible.Sources in the BSF said the pilot project to develop the laser wall prototype was complete and was expected to be implemented along the western border shortly. The BSF, however, is keeping the location of the project under wraps. A large

Dhanush artillery Cleared , Check the Production plans

Dhanush artillery Cleared , Check the Production plans Jun 19,2018

The indigenously upgraded artillery gun Dhanush has successfully completed final user trials and is ready for induction into the Army. Dhanush is an upgraded version of the Swedish Bofors gun procured by India in the mid-1980s. “This was the third and final phase of user exploitation firings in which six Dhanush guns were fired in battery formation from May 31 to June 7, 2018 at the Pokhran field firing range. A total of 301 rounds were fired from the six guns, including burst fire,” said

Why Apaches for Army, ask critics

Why Apaches for Army, ask critics Jun 16,2018

The Indian Army is a step closer to operating its own attack helicopters, with the U.S. State Department approving the sale of six Apache helicopters. For the Army, it is a long-held ambition, but critics say it is an illogical move. Early this week, the U.S. State Department approved the sale of six additional AH-64 Apache attack helicopters to India for the Army. The Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said the deal would be worth $930 million. Right now, the Army operates only

DRDO turns Pinaka rocket system into guided missile, developmental trials soon

DRDO turns Pinaka rocket system into guided missile, developmental trials soon Jun 15,2018

THE indigenous Pinaka rocket system of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), known for firing a salvo of 12 rockets in just 44 seconds, is being evolved into a precision-guided missile, with enhanced range and accuracy to hit its targets. The missile, which has completed the initial trial, will undergo developmental trials next month and is expected to be delivered to the Army in two years, said senior DRDO scientists. The initial version of the Pinaka rocket was further

India needs to find a solution to its arms and ammo shortages

India needs to find a solution to its arms and ammo shortages Jun 15,2018

Army marches on its stomach, but needs an uninterrupted supply of small arms and ammunition to fight. Besides the army, seven paramilitary organisations, and innumerable state police forces, as also military special forces and in the states, have to be equipped. Some two million pieces, ranging from 5.56mm to 12mm, and hundreds of thousands of tons of matching ammunition, are required every year by all armed forces in India. The Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) seems incapable of meeting this

Army may launch summer trials of ATAGS

Army may launch summer trials of ATAGS Jun 15,2018

The Army, which has been looking for an Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS), is likely to take a decision soon on whether to conduct summer trials on the ATAGS offered by the Kalyani group, sources close to the development said Thursday. The Pune-based Kalyani group, whose flagship is Bharat Forge, had developed the ATAGS in association with the Armament Research & Development Establishment (ARDE), which is a part of the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO). According to

Apache helicopters to sharpen Indian Army’s aerial edge

Apache helicopters to sharpen Indian Army’s aerial edge Jun 14,2018

Adding muscle to the Indian Army’s aerial firepower, the US government has agreed to sell six AH-64E Apache attack helicopters to India. According to a statement issued by the US State Department on Tuesday, Washington has approved the deal worth $930 million to sell six AH-64E Apache attack helicopters. India’s defence acquisition council had approved the proposal in August 2017, but the agreement was awaiting the approval of the US Congress. The US Defence Security Cooperation Agency,

US approves $930 million sale to India of 6 Apache AH-64E helicopters

US approves $930 million sale to India of 6 Apache AH-64E helicopters Jun 13,2018

The U.S. State Department approved the sale of equipment including Hellfire and Stinger missiles, supporting a proposed direct commercial sale of six Boeing AH-64E Apache attack helicopters, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a release. The total estimated program cost is $930 million, the Tuesday, June 12 release said. India requested a range of equipment including 14 General Electric engines, four AN/APG-78 fire control radars and other radar equipment, seven of the Apache’s

Indian Army test-fires Smerch rockets, hits targets 90 km away

Indian Army test-fires Smerch rockets, hits targets 90 km away Jun 12,2018

In yet another boost to the Indian Army, the Smerch guided missile-cum-multi barrel rockets successfully hit targets around 90 kilometres away at Rajasthan's Pokhran field firing range on Monday to clear the trial. Developed jointly by India and Russia, two versions of the Smerch - 9MMF and 9.55K - were test-fired. A team senior Indian army officers and Russian scientists witnessed the test firing. The missiles/rockets are state-of-art and their direction can be controlled/changed to hit

DRDO to deliver advanced Pinaka rocket version by 2020

DRDO to deliver advanced Pinaka rocket version by 2020 Jun 11,2018

The Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE), a laboratory under the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), will deliver guided Pinaka rocket with an enhanced range of up to 75 km to the army by 2020. The current range of Pinaka is 40 km. “An upgraded version of Pinaka rocket, with new guided system and an enhanced range, was successfully test-fired at Chandipur in Odisha recently. The results of the trial were excellent,” PK Mehta, director general, Armament

GCF stands out with indigenous production of Dhanush-155

GCF stands out with indigenous production of Dhanush-155 Jun 10,2018

BEING one of the oldest weapon manufacturing units in the country, Gun Carriage Factory (GCF) Jabalpur has proved its mettle with indigenous development of world’s longest firing ‘Dhanush-155 gun. Along with Dhanush, GCF is also developing some new guns of variant uses with rigorous research and development works. Pride of Jabalpur, Dhanush Gun will be serving the nation for a long time to come,” informed Senior General Manager of Gun Carriage Factory Jabalpur S K Singh, while addressing

Equipping the Army for serious fighting

Equipping the Army for serious fighting Jun 09,2018

The million-plus Indian Army was forced to prune down its requirement for 800,000 rifles, estimated to cost about Rs 15,000 crores, to less than a third of it. The Indian Army has 450,000 infantry troopers. This reminds me of China’s People’s Liberation Army, which when fighting the Americans in Korea back in the 1950s sent in ranks of infantrymen one behind the other with only the lead soldier armed with a rifle. No sooner he fell, the man behind him would pick up the rifle and continue

It took 4,000 rounds and 5 Years for Dhanush to get Yes from Indian Army

It took 4,000 rounds and 5 Years for Dhanush to get Yes from Indian Army Jun 09,2018

Dhanush, the indigenous Howitzer made on the lines of the Swedish Bofors guns, completed the final round of user exploitation trials at Pokhran on Thursday.It was a full battery trial in which 300 shells were fired from six guns. After the tests, Ordnance Factory has reported that accuracy and consistency of the guns were “exceptional and it is now ready for induction”. TOI has reliably learnt that no major issues were reported at the time of firing. The weapon has been developed

DG artillery harps on the need to equip army with AI-driven armament

DG artillery harps on the need to equip army with AI-driven armament Jun 09,2018

Indian Army’s director general (artillery) PK Srivastava on Friday emphasized on the need to equip the army with artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics-driven advanced weapon system keeping in view the future challenges of warfare. Lt Gen Srivastava was delivering a keynote address at the second national conference on advances in armament technology (NCAAT), organised by the Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE) here. “To fight future wars, whatever weapon

Made in India - Dhanush, India’s 1st indigenous long-range Artillery Gun, clears final test, ready for induction

Made in India - Dhanush, India’s 1st indigenous long-range Artillery Gun, clears final test, ready for induction Jun 09,2018

India’s first indigenous, long-range artillery gun “Dhanush” has passed its final test at Pokhran, paving the way for its induction into the Army, a senior official said today. Between June 2-6, fifty rounds of shells each were fired from six Dhanush guns, Gun Carriage Factory (GCF) Senior General Manager SK Singh told reporters here today. Dhanush is a 155mm x 45mm calibre artillery gun and is also called the “desi Bofors”. “Six guns in battery formation (at one go and at one

Upgraded Smerch Rockets from Russia hit targets during Pokhran trial

Upgraded Smerch Rockets from Russia hit targets during Pokhran trial Jun 08,2018

Smerch guided missile-cum-multi battle rocket launched system manufactured under Indian-Russian joint venture successfully hit the target in Pokaran field firing range. The trials of this system are completed at Pokhran field firing range in the presence of Indian army and Russian scientists. The two latest version of the system 9MMF and 9.55K were successfully launched and the trial was completely successful. Last year, the missile missed the target and fell in residential hamlet, so