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  • October 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...

  • October 25, 2012
    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...

  • October 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.

  • October 1, 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.

  • October 1, 2012
    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...

  • September 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...

  • September 24, 2012
    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.

  • September 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.

  • September 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...

  • August 27, 2012
    Eurocopter pitches naval Panther for NUH

    The recently floated Naval Utility Helicopter (NUH) programme is likely to be fought closely, with as many as five choppers that fit the bill and expected to throw their hat in the ring. Eurocopter, currently awaiting a decision on India's reconnaissance...

  • August 27, 2012
    Delayed Project 75 India submarine tender out soon

    Already constrained with dwindling submarine numbers and availability—and facing systemic delays in the intitiation of the Rs 50,000 crore Project 75 'India' for six brand new diesel-electric attack submarines fitted with air-independent propulsion...

  • August 17, 2012
    Indian Navy for new airport surveillance radars

    In an effort to ramp up navigation and surveillance systems at its airfields across the country, the Indian Navy has announced interest in acquiring an unspecified number of airport surveillance radars (ASR), including a secondary surveillance radar...

  • August 17, 2012
    Indian Navy Sea Kings upgrade process soon

    Long delayed already, the Indian Navy is likely to begin the process to choose a package to upgrade its fleet of ageing Westland Sea King Mk.42B utility/ASW helicopters shortly.

  • August 16, 2012
    First Indian carrier not before 2017

    In another major delay dogging India's most ambitious shipbuilding effort, the country's debut home-built aircraft carrier of the new Vikrant class will not be commissioned into service with the Indian Navy before 2017—putting down a cumulative delay...

  • August 16, 2012
    Indian Navy on ship-buying spree

    Apart from the 46 ships under construction for the Indian Navy, the service has obtained acceptance of necessity for 49 more ships and submarines. According to Navy Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma, these include seven more follow-on ships of the Shivalik-class...

  • August 8, 2012
    Breaking News:
    Indian Navy floats tender for 56 utility helicopters

    After inviting information in 2010, the Indian Navy has floated a tender for 56 naval utility helicopters (NUH) from global vendors.

  • July 23, 2012
    INS Sahyadri commissioned

    As the government gets set to sanction the monumental Project 17 Alpha programme at a cost of Rs. 50,000-odd crore, the third Project-17 stealth frigate built indigenously by Mazagon Dock Ltd (MDL), F49 INS Sahyadri entered service with the Indian Navy...

  • May 15, 2012
    MDL calls for early decision on Project 75 India

    With the Indian Navy likely to issue request for proposals (RFPs) for the long awaited follow-on Project 75 India submarine build effort, pressure is building for a quick decision on two counts.

  • April 21, 2012
    Indo-US naval war games in Indian Ocean

    The Indian and U.S. navies have completed another round of the Malabar series of joint exercises, off India's Eastern seaboard.

  • April 19, 2012
    Agni-V launched successfully

    India successfully conducted the first test of the Agni-V strategic ballistic missile, out to its service range of nearly 6,000-km early on April 19.

  • April 5, 2012
    INS Chakra joins Indian Navy, Govt considers lease of 2nd submarine

    The 8,140-tonne Russian Akula-II class nuclear powered attack submarine (SSN) INS Chakra joined the Indian Navy today...

  • March 26, 2012
    DCNS’ Rs. 310 crore Scorpene deal with SEC Industries

    Scorpene manufacturer DCNS' Indian arm has a contract with SEC Industries worth
    Rs. 310-cr to indigenise equipment for Project 75 submarine line currently producing six Scorpenes for the Indian Navy.

  • February 17, 2012
    Kaveri turbofan programme seeks extension

    The Kaveri turbofan engine programme has asked the government for an extension and more funds to overcome a fresh set of technological hurdles that have cropped up in the latest phase of flight tests.