Articles in Defence Industry

New Defence Production Policy 2011

New Defence Production Policy 2011

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Jan , 2011

Self-reliance in Defence is of vital importance for both strategic and economic reasons and has therefore been an important guiding principle for the Government since Independence.  Accordingly,...

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Communication Technologies and non-state Actors

Communication Technologies and non-state Actors

By: Ajey Lele and Gunjan Singh | Issue: Vol 24.3 Jul-Sep 2009 | Date: 12 Jan , 2011

Technology brings development. However, every new technology comes with few drawbacks. At times the drawbacks of new technologies are so serious that they could change the strategic focus of the...

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Defence Procurements: Need for Accountability Audit

Defence Procurements: Need for Accountability Audit

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Vol 25.2 Apr-Jun 2010 | Date: 10 Jan , 2011

Sluggish modernisation of the Indian armed forces has been a cause of serious concern to all who are concerned with national security. Whereas the process of modernisation is lagging behind by 10...

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Public Sector: survival through circumventing competition

Public Sector: survival through circumventing competition

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Vol 24.2 Apr-Jun 2009 | Date: 07 Jan , 2011

The current equipment profile of the Indian Armed Forces has been a matter of serious disquiet to all those who are concerned with national security issues. Many wonder if India possesses the...

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Indo-French bilateral Naval Exercise 'VARUNA 10' gets underway with two...

Indo-French bilateral Naval Exercise 'VARUNA 10' gets underway with two...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Jan , 2011

‘VARUNA 10′ the bilateral naval exercise between the Indian Navy and the French Navy is scheduled to commence from 07 Jan 11 with aircraft carriers, destroyers/frigates, tankers and submarines...

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Offsets in US Military Sales

Offsets in US Military Sales

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Vol 23.1 Jan-Mar 2008 | Date: 05 Jan , 2011

According to some estimates, India is likely to spend close to USD 100 billion on capital acquisitions during the current plan period of 2007-12. Presently, imports account for nearly 70 percent...

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Elbit to Supply EHUD Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation Systems

Elbit to Supply EHUD Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation Systems

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Dec , 2010

Elbit Systems Ltd. announced that it was awarded an approximately $18 million contract, for the supply of an EHUD® Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation (ACMI) system for an Asian air force....

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Commonly used terms in Defence Offsets

Commonly used terms in Defence Offsets

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Vol 23.1 Jan-Mar 2008 | Date: 29 Dec , 2010

Offsets can broadly be termed as formal arrangements of trade, wherein a foreign supplier undertakes specified programmes with a view to compensate the buyer as regards his procurement...

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Defence Offset Facilitation Agency

Defence Offset Facilitation Agency

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Vol 23.1 Jan-Mar 2008 | Date: 29 Dec , 2010

Defence Offset Facilitation Agency (DOFA) has been established under the Department of Defence Production (DDP) as a single window agency to facilitate implementation of the offset policy of the...

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Offset Banking

Offset Banking

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Vol 23.1 Jan-Mar 2008 | Date: 29 Dec , 2010

Offset banking implies generation and accumulation of offset credits prior to the award of the main contract. A bank of offset credits is created in anticipation of getting contracts to defray...

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Indian Defence Offset Regime: Need for Reforms

Indian Defence Offset Regime: Need for Reforms

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Vol 23.1 Jan-Mar 2008 | Date: 29 Dec , 2010

In any highly competitive trade environment, every seller has to make his offer irresistible and more lucrative than those of others. This is the basic canon of marketing. International defence...

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Aster-the first European missile to successfully carry out a ballistic intercept

Aster-the first European missile to successfully carry out a ballistic intercept

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Dec , 2010

MBDA is celebrating the total success of an Aster missile firing carried out on 18th October 2010 by the DGA EM (Direction Générale de l’Armement – Essais de Missiles) in the Landes region of...

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Restructuring Aeronautics

Restructuring Aeronautics

By: SR Valluri | Issue: Vol 22.3 Jul-Sep 2007 | Date: 24 Dec , 2010

Mark Antony, the Defence Minister appointed a high level committee to look into the performance of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) laboratories. It was a timely decision....

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Boeing Receives P-8I Equipment from India's BEL

Boeing Receives P-8I Equipment from India's BEL

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Dec , 2010

Boeing received a key sensor technology for the Indian navy’s P-8I long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft last week from Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL). BEL...

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Boeing to Build 3-Satellite System for Mexico

Boeing to Build 3-Satellite System for Mexico

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Dec , 2010

Boeing announced that it has received a contract for approximately $1 billion from the government of Mexico to deliver an end-to-end satellite communications system. The system, known as MEXSAT,...

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Airbus Military A330 MRTT ends 2010 on a high note

Airbus Military A330 MRTT ends 2010 on a high note

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Dec , 2010

The Airbus Military A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport is poised to be delivered to three different customers in 2011, following a flurry of activities which ended 2010, and with its position...

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Defence Industry: Change in approach overdue

Defence Industry: Change in approach overdue

By: Lt Gen Vinay Shankar | Issue: Vol 23.1 Jan-Mar 2008 | Date: 22 Dec , 2010

It is almost seven years since the first set of major policy changes were promulgated by the Government to give a fillip to our stagnating and moribund defence industry. The fundamental...

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Rheinmetall transferred Multi A4 FSA Vehicles to German military

Rheinmetall transferred Multi A4 FSA Vehicles to German military

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Dec , 2010

Made by Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles GmbH (RMMV), the first Multi A4 FSA protected military transport vehicle has been formally transferred to the Bundeswehr at an official rollout ceremony...

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Fourth Airbus Military A400M makes first flight

Fourth Airbus Military A400M makes first flight

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Dec , 2010

The fourth Airbus Military A400M military airlifter has made its first flight – the culmination of a highly successful 2010 which also saw the fleet of Grizzly development aircraft complete just...

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Elbit will supply Multi-Sensor Monitoring and Surveillance Systems

Elbit will supply Multi-Sensor Monitoring and Surveillance Systems

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Dec , 2010

Elbit Systems Ltd. announced that it was awarded a contract valued at approximately  $16 million from the Polish Ministry of National Defense to supply mobile multi-sensor monitoring and...

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