Articles in Defence Industry

Rheinmetall will modernize Leopard tanks and weapon systems for Canada

Rheinmetall will modernize Leopard tanks and weapon systems for Canada

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Dec , 2010

Rheinmetall has just booked two important orders for equipping the Canadian armed forces, worth a total of €87 million. Rheinmetall Canada Inc. of Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Québec, has been...

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Eurocopter's Tiger HAD support and attack helicopter for France

Eurocopter's Tiger HAD support and attack helicopter for France

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Dec , 2010

The first pre-serial Tiger HAD (fire support and destruction) for France made its maiden flight from Eurocopter’s Marignane, France facility. It marks an important step towards the Block I...

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Indian Air Force takes delivery of first C-130J Super Hercules

Indian Air Force takes delivery of first C-130J Super Hercules

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Dec , 2010

Lockheed Martin delivered the first of six C-130Js to the Indian Air Force. The new fleet was ordered under a $1.2 billion U.S. Foreign Military Sale (India’s first) in late 2008. “There are...

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Elbit completes acquisition of M7 Aerospace for $85 Million

Elbit completes acquisition of M7 Aerospace for $85 Million

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Dec , 2010

Elbit Systems Ltd. announced that its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America, LLC, (“ESA”) acquired 100% of M7 Aerospace LP (M7 Aerospace) in a $85 million all cash...

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DCNS presents new-generation support vessels

DCNS presents new-generation support vessels

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Dec , 2010

Speaking to international experts gathered in London on 9 and 10 December for the Afloat Support and Naval Logistics conference*, DCNS gave a presentation on its new-generation BRAVE (Bâtiment...

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Catalysing the Defence Industry

Catalysing the Defence Industry

By: Lt Gen Vinay Shankar | Issue: Vol 21.4 Oct-Dec 2006 | Date: 15 Dec , 2010

Any current survey of India’s Defence Industry would take us back to the Fiat and Ambassador age. Should it be so at a time when we are on the threshold of emerging as a software superpower and...

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Hawker Beechcraft Delivers Centennial T-6B Texan II to US Navy

Hawker Beechcraft Delivers Centennial T-6B Texan II to US Navy

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Dec , 2010

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation announced that it has delivered a specially painted T-6B Texan II trainer aircraft to the United States Navy as part of the commemoration of the Centennial of Naval...

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Defence Offsets: proving detrimental to the services

Defence Offsets: proving detrimental to the services

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Vol 25.1 Jan-Mar 2010 | Date: 13 Dec , 2010

Post Kargil, Indian defence imports had been ranging between three to six billion dollars annually whereas defence exports had been stagnating at meagre 50 million dollars an year. Despite...

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More C-130Js for India

More C-130Js for India

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Dec , 2010

India’s next three C-130Js have now reached the final production positions at the Lockheed Martin Marietta facility. These aircraft will join the previous three, which are already in flight...

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An emotional farewel to INS Vagli

An emotional farewel to INS Vagli

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Dec , 2010

The Indian Navy decommissioned one of her oldest units, INS Vagli in a solemn ceremony at the Naval Dockyard today, 09 Dec 10. The Commissioning Commanding Officer of INS Vagli, Captain (Retd)...

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Self Reliance and the Armed Forces

Self Reliance and the Armed Forces

By: Air Vice Marshal HS Ahluwalia | Issue: Vol 22.3 Jul-Sep 2007 | Date: 10 Dec , 2010

During the recently held Air Force Commanders conference in New Delhi, Raksha Mantri AK Antony, while admitting that the armed forces had been depending on outside suppliers for their defence...

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A major milestone for Eurocopter's X3 hybrid helicopter

A major milestone for Eurocopter's X3 hybrid helicopter

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Dec , 2010

Step 1 speed objective of 180 kts is attained ahead of schedule for this innovative rotary-wing aircraft. Eurocopter’s X3 high-speed hybrid helicopter demonstrator, which performed its maiden...

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Doing business with the Indian Defence Regime

Doing business with the Indian Defence Regime

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Vol 23.1 Jan-Mar 2008 | Date: 08 Dec , 2010

Credit is due to the Indian Ministry Of Defence (MoD) for its continuous endeavour to streamline the defence procurement procedures. There have been three revisions during the last four years....

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DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Programme crosses 100-deal mark

DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Programme crosses 100-deal mark

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Dec , 2010

The DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Programme achieved a major milestone today by crossing the 100-deal mark of commercialization agreements signed by the winners of this unique...

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Boeing team begins building Indian Navy's 1st P-8I aircraft

Boeing team begins building Indian Navy's 1st P-8I aircraft

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Dec , 2010

The Boeing P-8I team began fabricating the first part for the Indian navy’s first long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft on Dec. 6 in Wichita. The P-8I, based on...

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DCNS Chairman visits Mazagon Docks

DCNS Chairman visits Mazagon Docks

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Dec , 2010

The visit of President Sarkozy gives an opportunity to reaffirm the close and dynamic ties existing between the Indian industries and the DCNS Group. The visit of President Sarkozy gives an...

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AgustaWestland Holds the First AW109 LUH/LOH Operators Conference

AgustaWestland Holds the First AW109 LUH/LOH Operators Conference

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Dec , 2010

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that over 40 delegates attended the first AgustaWestland AW109 LUH/LOH Operators Conference recently held at AgustaWestland’s...

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MBDA delivers 600th Taurus KEPD 350 to German Luftwaffe

MBDA delivers 600th Taurus KEPD 350 to German Luftwaffe

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Dec , 2010

TAURUS System GmbH (TSG), a subsidiary of LFK-Lenkflugkörpersysteme GmbH (MBDA Deutschland) and Saab Dynamics, has delivered the 600th missile to the German Federal Office of Defence Technology...

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Boeing Receives US Army Contract for Tactical Intelligence Aircraft

Boeing Receives US Army Contract for Tactical Intelligence Aircraft

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Dec , 2010

Boeing announced that it has received a two-year engineering and manufacturing development contract for the Enhanced Medium Altitude Reconnaissance and Surveillance System (EMARSS) from the U.S....

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PUMA-infantry fighting vehicle: sets the new standard

PUMA-infantry fighting vehicle: sets the new standard

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Dec , 2010

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) and Rheinmetall handed over on December 6th in time the first two PUMA infantry fighting vehicles to the Federal Office of Defense Technology and Procurement (BWB) in...

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