Indian Coast Guard adds teeth to its aviation arm by inducting ALH Mk-III

NEW DELHI: In line with Atmanirbhar Bharat vision of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar today inducted Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH) Mk-III in Indian Coast Guard (ICG). The state-of-the-art helicopters are indigenously designed and manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Bengaluru. Dr Ajay Kumar in his address praised the perseverance of […]

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India approves RFP for construction of six submarines at approx cost of Rs 43,000 crore

NEW DELHI: The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), in its meeting held under the Chairmanship of Raksha Mantri (India’s Defence Minister) Rajnath Singh on June 04, 2021, has approved proposals concerning Capital Acquisitions of various equipment for modernisation and operational needs of the Armed Forces amounting to approx. Rs 6,000 crore. In addition, the DAC also […]

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Rolls-Royce awarded UK MOD contract to strengthen support for key Royal Navy programmes

NEW DELHI: Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to strengthen support for two key Royal Navy programmes. The contract will enable both parties to work together to deliver on-going support for Rolls-Royce MT30 and WR-21 marine engines. Alex Zino, Executive Vice President Business Development and Future Programmes at […]

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Imposing sanctions on India would be victory for Russia: Republican Senator

WASHINGTON: A top Republican Senator has said that imposing CAATSA sanctions on India for buying the multi-billion-dollar S-400 missile system from Russia would be a geostrategic victory for Moscow. Senator Todd Young, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, wrote in the Foreign Policy magazine that if the Joe Biden administration imposes sanctions on […]

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Pentagon defends US Navy ship asserting navigational rights inside India’s EEZ

The Pentagon has defended its Navy asserting its navigational rights within India’s exclusive economic zone without taking New Delhi’s permission, calling the move “consistent with international law”. In an unusual move, the US Navy announced that on Wednesday it conducted a freedom of navigation operation in Indian waters without prior consent to challenge India’s “excessive […]

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Lockheed Martin, Royal Danish Air Force celebrate debut of first Danish F-35 Aircraft

NEW DELHI: Danish and American officials celebrated the rollout of the first F-35A Lightning II for the Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF) today at Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) in Fort Worth, Texas. This major F-35 program milestone strengthens national defense and global partnerships between the United States, Denmark and other F-35 partner and buying nations. […]

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Indian Navy Ships and Aircraft to participate in exercise La Perouse

NEW DELHI: Indian Navy Ships INS Satpura (with an integral helicopter embarked) and INS Kiltan along with P8I Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft are participating, for the first time; in multi-lateral maritime exercise La P√©rouse, being conducted in the Eastern Indian Ocean Region from 05 to 07 Apr 2021. The Indian Navy ships and aircraft […]

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Lockheed Martin Awarded $1 Billion Contract For Precision Fires All-Weather Rocket

NEW DELHI: Lockheed Martin said that it has received a $1.12 billion contract from the U.S. Army for Lot 16 production of Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) rockets and associated equipment. The contract calls for the production of more than 9,000 GMLRS Unitary and Alternative-Warhead (AW) rockets, more than 2,000 Low-Cost Reduced-Range Practice Rockets […]

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Lockheed Martin Awarded $3.7 Billion To Modernize Key Missile Defense Mission

NEW DELHI: The Missile Defense Agency (MDA), in a competitive downselect phase, selected Lockheed Martin and partner Aerojet Rocketdyne¬† to deliver the nation’s most advanced missile defense system, the Next Generation Interceptor (NGI). The $3.7 billion contract for Next Generation Interceptor is the first step in the development and demonstration phase delivering on MDA’s requirements […]

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