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March 04, 2013
Breaking News:
DRDO weighs unmanned rotorcraft development

Despite deep interest in unmanned rotorcraft for several different kinds of operations—from maritime operations off a ship's deck to urban surveillance...
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Defence Budget cuts could impact modernisation?

The nominal hike of just five per cent in the Indian defence budget to Rs. 2,03,672 crore brings the country's defence budget to its lowest percentage of GDP in the last three decades, and fails to even account for inflation in real terms.
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Indian interest in V-22 Osprey intensifies

The Indian armed forces appear ready to consider the Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey as a possible future platform. What began as a preliminary interest in the world's only operational tilt-rotor aircraft, has blossomed into a specific set of missions...
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Fourth UK-built Hovercraft Joins Indian Coast Guard

H-190, the fourth dozen air cushion vehicles (ACVs) or hovercraft designed and built by UK's Griffon Hoverwork Limited (GHL), has joined service with the Indian Coast Guard, and was commissioned into service by outgoing Coast Guard DG...
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Committee to supervise VVIP copter probe

A 30-member committee comprising members of the two houses of Indian Parliament will look into the AgustaWestland AW101 VVIP helicopter deal, even as the CBI begins a full-fledged investigation into the acquisition following allegations of wrongdoing.
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AgustaWestland fall-out over other deals?

The VVIP helicopter controversy could impact or delay other ongoing acquisition programmes of the Indian armed forces, already nervous by the potential repercussions.
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February 08, 2013
India To Be Offered US Navy’s Future UAS?

Northrop Grumman will for the first time highlight the MQ-4C Triton long endurance unmanned air system at Aero India 2013. The underdevelopment system is being created under the Broad Area Maritime Surveillance...
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February 01, 2013
Breaking News:
India gifts Do-228 aircraft to Seychelles

Days ahead of Aero India, in a sign of increasing regional cooperation and power projection, the Indian government today handed over...
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January 28, 2013
Breaking News:
India conducts 11th test of K-15 subsurface weapon

In a significant milestone towards technology maturity, the DRDO today conducted its 11th successful test of the K-15 subsurface launched...
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Hermes 900 at Aero India 2013

Israel's Elbit Systems has announced that it will display its new generation Hermes 900 Maritime Patrol UAS at Aero India 2013. The Indian Navy, as is well known, is in the global market for maritime medium altitude long...
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MBDA back with a bang at Aero India 2013

European missile house MBDA has always had a solid presence at Aero India, and this year it's back with full force once again. The company says, "At Aero India 2013, MBDA will again demonstrate its unique status...
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Missile men honoured by GOI

In an affirmation for the country's missile programme, three top missile scientists were honoured this year by the Government with Padma awards. DRDO Chief Dr. Vijay Kumar Saraswat, Scientific Adviser to Raksha Mantri...
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India's longest range missile debuts at Republic Day Parade

While the Indian media usually dissects the weapons platforms that China puts on display during its ceremonial days, the tables turned this Republic Day...
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January 21, 2013
INS SaryuBreaking News:
INS Saryu enters service

The first of four naval offshore patrol vessels (NOPV) built by Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL), INS Saryu (P54), enters service with the Indian Navy today at Goa.
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January 19, 2013
Indian Navy for new anti-ship missile

The Indian Navy is on the lookout for a new medium-range anti-ship missile for its surface platforms and has floated a global request for information. The medium range anti-ship missile for surface platform is intended...
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December 29, 2012
LCA Tejas LSP-8 finally ready for flight

After months of delays that have afflicted the programme at large, the crucial LSP-8 of HAL's Tejas programme is ready for flight by early next year. The LSP-8, a fully configured version of the Tejas and intended for user trials by the Indian Air Force...
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December 27, 2012
Breaking News:
INS Tarkash joins Western fleet

The second of the three follow-on Talwar-class frigates, INS Tarkash (F50), arrived in Mumbai today and is now part of the sword-arm Western Fleet.
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Breaking News:
Arihant's missile tested, near ready for integration

The Defence Research & Development Lab (DRDL) yesterday quietly tested the K-15, the submarine-launched version of the land-based Shourya missile...
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December 05, 2012
Indian Navy RFP: Effort for new submarine line surfaces

It is perhaps the most important acquisition the Navy has planned for, and is finally ready to get off the ground. The Project 75 India conventional attack submarine line...
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December 04, 2012
Crucial indigenous warships to enter service in 2013

Year 2013 will be a momentous year for the Indian Navy with two crucial indigenous warship platforms entering operational service. Both ships will be lead ships of their class and there will be a large attention paid to how they acquit themselves in their intended roles.
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'Good news' soon on Arihant

The Indian Navy will have 'good news' to share on Arihant soon, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral D.K. Joshi has said. Currently undergoing crucial trials, the Navy Chief indicated that India's first nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine had completed...
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Vikramaditya delayed, Navy allows asbestos lining

The Navy has accorded approval to the Sevmash shipyard in Severodvinsk, Russia to use asbestos heat lining in the sealed boiler unit of the Vikramaditya aircraft carrier, following a complete breakdown of the ceramic fire-brick lining during sea trials...
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December 01, 2012
Indian Navy taps HAL to keep increase Sea King availability

The Indian Navy has knocked on HAL's door to carry out Sea King 42C Helicopter 90 weekly inspections at INS Garuda in Kochi.
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HAL gets order from ICG to modify two Dorniers

HAL's Kanpur-based Transport Aircraft Division (TAD) has recently been contracted by the Indian Coast Guard to modify two Dornier Do-228 aircraft for the observer-trainer role, to train observers in navigation...
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Northrop Grumman nav system on Coast Guard vessels

Indian Coastguard's under-build fleet of 20 fast patrol vessels being constructed at the Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL) will have Northrop Grumman advanced shipboard navigation systems. According to NGC, "Under the contract awarded through the company's...
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Nov 03, 2012
Navy looking for torpedo simulator

The Indian Navy is looking to acquire a torpedo simulator for the Atlas Elektronik SUT 266 currently deployed on its HDW Class 209/Shishumar-class attack submarines.
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LUH bottom structure assembly completed

After months of displaying a mock-up at air shows and events, the bottom structure assembly of HAL's light utility helicopter (LUH) ground test vehicle is complete and has been taken down from the jig last month.
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Oct 25, 2012
BrahMos fired from INS Teg

A BrahMos has been test-fired from INS Teg, the Indian Navy's new stealth frigate, the first of the follow-on Talwar-class warships built at the Yantar shipyard in Russia. The test from off the Goa coast was said to be entirely successful...
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New search and rescue systems for Indian military aircraft

Troubled by the inordinate time it takes in determining the location of a crashed aircraft, sometimes with a potentially human cost as well...
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Oct 11, 2012
One year delay in Vikramaditya

In what will be a major setback to the Navy's twin-carrier plans, and to deployments on both seaboards, the Vikramaditya (ex-Gorshkov) aircraft carrier will not be delivered before the end of next year.
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Oct 01, 2012
Coast Guard chopper tender aborted

The Indian Coast Guard much needed new-build helicopter fleet will have to wait, with a three-year effort to procure 16 light helicopters for shipborne maritime surveillance coming to naught.
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Raytheon ties up with MCG for Indian focus

Aimed at the Indian security market, US defence major Raytheon has entered into a distribution agreement with the Washington-based Monument Capital Group (MCG), as part of which the latter will engage potential Indian partners to provide...
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Sep 24, 2012
Trouble in Vikramaditya trials, delivery delayed

The refurbished, refitted Russian-built aircraft carrier for the Indian Navy, Vikramaditya, has run into serious trouble with propulsion-related equipment malfunctioning during high-speed trials in the Barents Sea this month...
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Indian Navy inducts first catamaran survey vessel

Heralding a new, albeit small, chapter in Indian shipbuilding, the Indian Navy has inducted its first catamaran hydrographic survey vessel, INS Makar, the first of its kind to be inducted.
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Sep 15, 2012
EADS-BAE proposed consortium to be the largest ever merger

It will be one the largest ever acts of consolidation in the arms and aerospace industry ever, certainly the biggest in Europe.
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Sep 13, 2012
Indian Navy for submarine rescue bell

The Indian Navy has announced interest in procuring a submarine rescue bell with a capacity for 12 men for fitment aboard one of its submarine rescue ships. The SRB needs to come fitted with a launch and recovery system...
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