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  • March 4, 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...

  • March 4, 2013
    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.

  • March 4, 2013
    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...

  • March 4, 2013
    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...

  • March 4, 2013
    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.

  • March 4, 2013
    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.

  • February 8, 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...

  • February 1, 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...

  • 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...

  • January 28, 2013
    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...

  • January 28, 2013
    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...

  • January 28, 2013
    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...

  • January 28, 2013
    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...

  • January 21, 2013
    Breaking 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • December 27, 2012
    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...

  • December 5, 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...

  • December 4, 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.

  • December 4, 2012
    '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...

  • December 4, 2012
    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...

  • December 1, 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.

  • December 1, 2012
    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...

  • December 1, 2012
    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...

  • November 3, 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.

  • November 3, 2012
    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.