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February 08, 2014
World Waits For 2 New Frontline Indian Warships

The world is waiting and watching closely. After delays, come March-April, the Indian Navy will induct two deeply anticipated surface combatants, both carrying on their decks a world of expectation and indigenous toil.
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Indian Boomer in Service This Year?

India’s home-built nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine Arihant is all set to enter service with the Indian Navy by the end of this year, DRDO chief Dr Avinash Chander said on Day 2 of Defexpo.
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For Indian Navy, No Place Like Home

The arrival of INS Vikramaditya in January has ushered in a special new era for the Indian Navy. Not in 16 years has it been in a position to deploy two aircraft carriers. The formidable 44,500-tonne refurbished Soviet-era aviation cruiser...
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Indo-Israeli LR-SAM Naval Test This Year

Delayed by over four years, but this one is truly better late than never. In what will be a significant boost to the Indian Navy’s quest for a credible air defence system deployable on its frontline vessels and aircraft carriers...
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Coast Guard Sea Hunter Aircraft Bid to Kick Off

Apart from the Indian Navy’s medium range maritime reconnaissance (MRMR) competition, the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) is officially looking for nine multi-mission maritime aircraft (six initially, with options for three more).
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February 06, 2014
Defexpo arrives, with cautious optimism

As Defexpo 2014 opens, the atmosphere in Delhi's early spring air is unmissable. In a country that has had a difficult relationship with military procurement, these are particularly testing times.
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Indian submarine arm in endless dive

Nearly four years after the Indian Navy first scouted information to support its acquisition of six new-generation diesel-electric attack submarines as part of Project 75 India, a request for proposal (RFP) remains tantalisingly elusive.
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January 20, 2014
INS Vikramaditya shines in tropics conditions

One of the chief concerns for Commodore Suraj Berry and his crew when they sailed into Indian waters this month, was that their 44,500-ton vessel would have problems adapting to the dramatically different climate...
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World's largest chopper competition delayed

It has been confirmed that delays have once again cast uncertainty over the Indian Navy's RFP for the highly anticipated naval multirole helicopter (NMRH) requirement, envisaging 120 multirole helicopters for the navy...
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Flight trials for Indian Coast Guard CSAR chopper set to begin

Airbus Helicopters is gearing up for flight trials of the EC725 Caracal to meet the Indian Coast Guard's requirement of 14 shore-based combat search...
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Indian Navy's new-gen ships face 'gun' uncertainty

A single vendor situation could throw the Indian Navy's effort to zero in on a primary deck gun for its new generation indigenous frontline warships...
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India set to become largest operator of Heron UAS

With the Indian Cabinet Committee on Security clearing a deal for 15 additional IAI-Malat HERON-I medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial systems (UAS), the MoD is likely to sign a contract with Israel...
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January 13, 2014

INS Vikramaditya to sail to Mumbai & Vizag, Operational training from January 16

With INS Vikramaditya settling in at home-base Karwar, it will soon be time for the crew, led by Commodore Suraj Berry, to set out to sea again.
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January 08, 2014
France offers India 2 stop-gap Scorpene submarines

As the already delayed Project 75I request for proposal for six new conventional attack submarines continues to hang fire, the Indian Navy is studying a list...
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Indian Navy hydrographers want new AUV

The Indian Navy's Hydrography Department has decided to upgrade its surveying capabilities by acquiring a new autonomous underwater vehicle that can be deployed off its existing and new hydrography survey vessels.
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November 19, 2013

Navy to exercise INS Vikramaditya in 2014

As the Indian Navy works on sailing its newest acquisition back home, it has already decided that the INS Vikramaditya will be part of preliminary internal exercises in the Arabian Sea in 2014...
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November 12, 2013
Army, Navy 'disappointed' as MoD defers crucial missile buys

The Army and Navy, which had anticipated a tough decision at November 11's meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council, were left disappointed...
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November 11, 2013
Indo-US Naval Exercise Malabar 2013

Crew on board US Navy destroyer USS McCampbell, currently off the coast of Chennai for the Malabar 2013 joint exercise, spent many hours in the Tamil Nadu capital conducting community service projects...
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LCA-Navy ready to fly again shortly

The LCA Navy, which hasn't flown for over a year now, is likely to fly again soon by early next year, top sources tell SP's. After a first flight in April last year, followed by three more development flights...
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DRDO inaugurates torpedo integration centre

The DRDO has inaugurated Talvar, its brand new Electrical Heavyweight Torpedo Integration Centre at Visakhapatnam, to cater to the specific needs of the Varunastra heavyweight torpedo for the navy as well as future...
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Atlas Elektronik to upgrade Indian Navy torpedoes

German advanced systems firm Atlas Elektronik has been selected by the Indian Navy to upgrade 64 German-built AEG SUT-66 Mod.1 heavyweight...
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India, Vietnam discuss military hardware cooperation

India and Vietnam are bolstering friendly ties in the Indian Ocean region. The two countries last week held delegation level parleys...
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India to export sonars to Myanmar

In an unprecedented move signalling heightened cooperation with neighbours, India will export indigenously developed sonar systems to Myanmar, for use by its navy.
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BAE Systems to develop next-gen guided projectile for US Navy

In a significant award, BAE Systems has won a $33.6 million contract from the US Navy to develop and demonstrate a Hyper Velocity Projectile (HVP), a next-generation, guided projectile capable of completing multiple missions for the Electromagnetic Railgun, as well as existing 5-inch and 155-mm gun systems...
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November 7, 2013
Indian Coast Guard chopper competition moves forward

Woefully short of aviation assets, the Indian Coast Guard finally has reason to cheer, with the technical bids from three vendors to support...
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November 6, 2013
Pipavav bags Rs 920 crore Coast Guard order

After being declared lowerst bidder last week, private shipbuilder Pipavav Defence and Offshore Engineering Co. Ltd is poised to win a Rs 920 crore deal to supply design and build 14 new generation fast patrol vessels...
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Indo-US Naval Exercise Malabar 2013 begins

The next edition of the Indo-US naval joint exercise series 'Malabar' has kicked off in the Bay of Bengal. Participants from the US Navy include the guided-missile destroyer USS McCampbell (DDG 85)...
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Antony to convey FGFA concerns this month

Concerns over disparities between India's investment in the fifth generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) and its substantive workshare in the programme will be raised by Defence Minister A.K. Antony when he visits Moscow...
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India to order 8 minesweepers from Korea

The Defence Research and Development Laboratory (DRDL) is looking to commission a one meter diameter hypersonic wind tunnel to meet R&D requirements to support the design of futuristic hypersonic missiles...
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October 28, 2013
Indo-UK Naval Exercise Konkan 2013

The ninth edition of the Indo-UK naval exercise 'Konkan' was conducted successfully off the West coast of India earlier this month, with two frontline surface combatants from the two navies participating.
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Indian, PLA warships conduct tactical exercise

On September 30, the Indian Navy and PLA Navy crossed a major milestone in military cooperation when Indian frigate INS Sahyadri and Chinese detroyer Qingdao participated in a marine security exercise...
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US Marines-Indian Army amphibious staff exercise

The US Marines 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) and troops from the Indian Army's 91 Brigade conducted a joint amphibious staff exercise...
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Golden 2013 for ALH Dhruv

2013 has been a blessed year for the indigenous advanced light helicopter (ALH) Dhruv helicopter. Following the handing over the first weaponised Dhruv variant, christened 'Rudra' to the Indian Army earlier this year...
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Vikramaditya to be commissioned on November 16

The erstwhile Admiral Gorshkov aircraft carrier enters a new phase of its extended life on November 16 at Severodvinsk, Russia, when it is commissioned into the Indian Navy.
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ADA for Telemetry setup at INS Hansa

In preparation for the LCA Navy getting back into the skies, perhaps by early next year, the Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADA) is looking to fast-track the setting up of a shore-based telemetry facility...
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Crucial EW trials on Tejas next month

Following successful weapon release trials in Jamnagar in July, the Tejas programme is speeding towards another crucial milestone with electronic warfare trials to take place in November.
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Indian Navy for 15 coastal-defence missile systems

The Indian Navy has announced interest in 15 mobile missile coastal battery (MMCB) systems for deployment at various locations along the country's coast to protect Naval bases and ships.
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September 09, 2013
DRDO announces tender for Indian Coast Guard

Given the small number of aviation assets at the Indian Coast Guard's disposal, there's finally some movement towards fleet accretion over and above the 35+ Dornier Do-228 tactical reconnaissance aircraft in service.
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Indian warships on goodwill visit to Gulf

On Tuesday, September 10, the Indian Navy's stealth frigate INS Tabar and fleet replenishment tanker INS Aditya, will dock in Doha, Qatar on a four-day diplomatic goodwill visit.
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Navy floats tender for Sindhurakshak salvage

The Indian Navy has called for professional help to salvage the INS Sindhurakshak submarine, which sank in its berth at the Mumbai dockyard on the intervening night of August 13 and 14.
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