Articles in Defence Industry

British Defence Minister announces contract between India's HAL and General...

British Defence Minister announces contract between India's HAL and General...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Feb , 2011

General Dynamics UK has signed its first contract with an Indian customer, delivering an innovative approach to sharing its Intellectual Property (IP) with its Indian partner. The company signed...

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CASSIDIAN opens new Engineering Centre in Bengaluru

CASSIDIAN opens new Engineering Centre in Bengaluru

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Feb , 2011

Cassidian, the defence and security division of EADS, has opened a new Engineering Centre in Bengaluru, India. This is the first defence oriented engineering centre operated by a foreign company...

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Cassidian creates strategic partnerships with India

Cassidian creates strategic partnerships with India

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 09 Feb , 2011

Cassidian considers India as a key market with an expanding defence and security industry and even more so as a rapidly growing country which offers excellent opportunities for long-lasting...

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Northrop supports broadening of technology transfer

Northrop supports broadening of technology transfer

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 09 Feb , 2011

Interview with William J Schaefer, Sector Vice President, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. Could you please outline the global profile of the company and briefly describe the history of its...

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Boeing Committed to long term partnership

Boeing Committed to long term partnership

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 09 Feb , 2011

Interview with Richard S. McCrary, Director International Business Development, Boeing Military Aircraft. The F/A 18A, the forerunner of the Super Hornet was rolled out in 1978. What is the...

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C-130J's induction testimony to India's role as a global leader: US Ambassador

C-130J's induction testimony to India's role as a global leader: US Ambassador

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Feb , 2011

The Indian Air Force inducted the first of six Lockheed Martin C-130J ‘Super Hercules’ aircraft into its transportation fleet today at a ceremony at Air Force Station Hindan.  This historic...

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Eurofighter Typhoons land in Bengaluru

Eurofighter Typhoons land in Bengaluru

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Feb , 2011

Two Eurofighter Typhoons of the Italian Air Force arrived safely in Bengaluru to showcase their outstanding operational capabilities at Aero India 2011. The air show will be held at the Air...

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BAE Systems supports the Typhoon bid for MMRCA

BAE Systems supports the Typhoon bid for MMRCA

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Feb , 2011

Underlining its commitment to Typhoon, BAE Systems will continue its vigorous support of the Typhoon bid for the Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) programme at Aero India that starts...

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Nexter is aboard ALH and LCH

Nexter is aboard ALH and LCH

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Feb , 2011

Nexter is an European leader in defense systems. Nexter is a major supplier of the air forces and army light aviations for high performances weaponery and protection systems. It provides also...

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India 2025: A Global Defence Exports Hub?

India 2025: A Global Defence Exports Hub?

By: Rahul K Bhonsle | Issue: Vol 25.1 Jan-Mar 2010 | Date: 04 Feb , 2011

The inflection point to the evolution of a collaborative defence industry model in India through a public-private partnership appears around the corner as we go into Defexpo 2010 with over 500...

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ALH Dhruv Simulator Cockpit at HATSOFF

ALH Dhruv Simulator Cockpit at HATSOFF

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Feb , 2011

The Helicopter Academy to Train by Simulation of Flying (HATSOFF) is a Rs 300 crore joint venture enterprise with 50:50 partnership between Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and CAE of Canada....

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Aero India 2011 to surpass all previous edition statistics

Aero India 2011 to surpass all previous edition statistics

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Feb , 2011

The 8th edition of Aero India, being held in Bengaluru from February 9 to 13, 2011, is expected to surpass all previous editions of the premiere air show in terms of participation and volume....

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Offset Contracts: under defence procurement procedures

Offset Contracts: under defence procurement procedures

By: Sandeep Verma | Issue: Vol 25.1 Jan-Mar 2010 | Date: 31 Jan , 2011

The practice of countries demanding discharge of offset obligations as a prerequisite to foreign firms’ participation in major defense contracts is not new. While there is substantial...

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CII lauds US Export Control reform effort

CII lauds US Export Control reform effort

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Jan , 2011

US President Barack Obama promised India Inc during his address in Mumbai in November 2010 to work on fundamentally reforming the US export regime to allow greater cooperation with India in a...

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Guns versus Butter

Guns versus Butter

By: Vice Admiral Arun Kumar Singh | Issue: Vol 24.3 Jul-Sep 2009 | Date: 28 Jan , 2011

India, with limited resources and rising aspirations, faces the age old “guns versus butter” question, which has become even more complex in the era of terrorism, piracy, insurgency, in the...

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Blue Print for Indian Aerospace Industry

Blue Print for Indian Aerospace Industry

By: Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major | Issue: Vol 22.4 Oct-Dec 2007 | Date: 26 Jan , 2011

All of us would agree that aerospace power has multiple applications in peace or war. It impacts our lives, energises international relations and economic activity. It also matches the demands of...

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Need for Multi-purpose Demining Systems

Need for Multi-purpose Demining Systems

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Vol 21.1 Jan-Mar 2006 | Date: 24 Jan , 2011

According to an assessment of the United Nations, there are more than 100 million mines lying buried in various present and past conflict zones in over 60 countries in the world. The...

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Defence Purchases: time India asserts itself

Defence Purchases: time India asserts itself

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Vol 24.4 Oct-Dec 2009 | Date: 19 Jan , 2011

Press reports have been highlighting Russian refusal to deliver aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov at the contracted price and within the agreed delivery period. It is demanding more money on the...

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Defence Production Policy: A Politive Change - CII

Defence Production Policy: A Politive Change - CII

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Jan , 2011

CII has welcomed the newly released Defence Production Policy and has appreciated the remarkable work done by the Ministry of Defence (MOD). Having a prime aim of self-reliance in defence, the...

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Middlemen in Defence Procurements

Middlemen in Defence Procurements

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 14 Jan , 2011

The role of middlemen in defence deals has been a subject of intense debate in India for decades now. The recent statement of the Prime Minister that India needs to regulate the functioning of...

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