Articles in Defence Industry

AgustaWestland Expands AW139 Training Capacity

AgustaWestland Expands AW139 Training Capacity

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 Mar , 2011

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the next phase in its growth of AW139 global training and flight simulation capacity, in response to the continuing success of the...

More

Lockheed Martin rolls out first special operations of MC-130J

Lockheed Martin rolls out first special operations of MC-130J

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 Mar , 2011

Lockheed Martin rolled out the first aircraft in a new fleet of MC-130J Combat Shadow IIs for the U.S. Air Force’s Special Operations Command (AFSOC) during a ceremony. Lt. Gen. Donald C....

More

Finmeccanica announces the merger of Elsag Datamat and SELEX Communications

Finmeccanica announces the merger of Elsag Datamat and SELEX Communications

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Mar , 2011

Finmeccanica’s Board of Directors, meeting in Rome, has decided to initiate the merger of Elsag Datamat and SELEX Communications. The transaction is in line with the company’s plan, launched in...

More

Eurocopter: the Sale of first AS350 B3e to Slave Lake Helicopters

Eurocopter: the Sale of first AS350 B3e to Slave Lake Helicopters

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Mar , 2011

The enhanced AS350 B3e is the next generation aircraft in the proven Ecureuil family of helicopters. Officially launched at Heli-Expo, 2011 the new version features a more powerful Turbomeca...

More

Geotech Aviation Ltd. Orders an AW119Ke Helicopter

Geotech Aviation Ltd. Orders an AW119Ke Helicopter

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

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Geotech Aviation Ltd. has signed for one AW119Ke helicopter with options for four additional aircraft. The helicopter will be...

More

Eurocopter becoming a global player in Aerospace Support and Services

Eurocopter becoming a global player in Aerospace Support and Services

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

Eurocopter Holding, a subsidiary of EADS and Vector Aerospace Corporation, a Canadian company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, have entered into a Support Agreement pursuant to which...

More

Rheinmetall books new ammo orders from the US armed forces

Rheinmetall books new ammo orders from the US armed forces

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

The United States Marine Corps has again contracted with Rheinmetall to supply it with special purpose and practice ammunition. The orders, worth around US$28 million (€20 million), make...

More

Boeing Places Final Beam on New Interiors Building

Boeing Places Final Beam on New Interiors Building

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

Boeing Fabrication marked progress on its newest 787 Dreamliner interiors fabrication facility with a special ceremony commemorating placement of the last steel beam on the building. The beam –...

More

EADS Confirms Exclusive Discussions

EADS Confirms Exclusive Discussions

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Mar , 2011

In light of recent statements in the press, EADS (EUR:EAD) confirms that it has entered into an exclusivity agreement with Vector Aerospace Corporation (TSX:RNO). Any transaction is subject to...

More

Defence University for India: an appraisal of the proposition

Defence University for India: an appraisal of the proposition

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Vol 22.4 Oct-Dec 2007 | Date: 25 Mar , 2011

Establishment of a defence university in India was first suggested in an article that appeared in College of Defence Management Journal in 1978. The article evoked considerable interest and was...

More

India and Singapore Navies conduct maritime exercise

India and Singapore Navies conduct maritime exercise

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Mar , 2011

 The Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) and the Indian Navy (IN) are conducting the annual Singapore Indian Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX) from 18 to 25 Mar 2011. Hosted by Singapore, this...

More

Defence Acquisition Management Course

Defence Acquisition Management Course

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Mar , 2011

The Indian Government has regularly revised the procurement procedures and policies for promoting active participation of the foreign and Indian private sector. To enable greater participation...

More

Shipbuilders dilemma and the way ahead

Shipbuilders dilemma and the way ahead

By: Vice Adm Rajeshwer Nath | Issue: Vol 25.4 Oct-Dec 2010 | Date: 14 Mar , 2011

The global economic crisis has brought steepest decline in the shipbuilding industry across the world. The shipbuilding industry is facing tremendous head winds with no significant relief in...

More

Commercial evaluation is the weakest link

Commercial evaluation is the weakest link

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Vol 25.4 Oct-Dec 2010 | Date: 11 Mar , 2011

The Indian defence procurement process consists of two distinct phases – technical and commercial. In the first phase, detailed technical evaluation is carried out of all competing systems to...

More

Shipbuilding in India

Shipbuilding in India

By: Vice Adm Rajeshwer Nath | Issue: Vol 22.2 Apr-Jun 2007 | Date: 07 Mar , 2011

It was during the Medieval period that a number of Indian Vessels were constructed, for the first time, purely for war at sea. Facilities for launching catapults and incendiary throwers, however,...

More

Design Review of Naval Platforms

Design Review of Naval Platforms

By: Vice Adm Rajeshwer Nath | Issue: Vol 25.1 Jan-Mar 2010 | Date: 04 Mar , 2011

The existing system of naval platform (ship or submarine) design involves various iterations and stages with comprehensive inbuilt checks and balances in the entire design process. The...

More

Defence Budget: Tinkering with commas and full stops

Defence Budget: Tinkering with commas and full stops

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Feb , 2011

The presentation of annual defence budget is an exercise in futility. The increase in defence budget from Rs.147,344 crores in fiscal 2010-11 to 164,415 crores in fiscal 2011-12, reflects a gain...

More

India positions Dornier in Seychelles to support Maritime Surveillance...

India positions Dornier in Seychelles to support Maritime Surveillance...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Feb , 2011

Indian Navy has deployed one Dornier to Seychelles under a government to government memorandum of undertaking. The Dornier is stationed at Victoria, capital of Seychelles and will be operated...

More

Export potential in naval sector

Export potential in naval sector

By: Vice Adm Rajeshwer Nath | Issue: Vol 23.3 Jul-Sep 2008 | Date: 25 Feb , 2011

The defence systems are country-specific so as to meet the nation’s security requirements in most efficient manner and at economical terms. All the countries would like to have the defence...

More

Offsets: an Indian perspective

Offsets: an Indian perspective

By: Maj Gen Anil Kumar Mehra | Issue: Vol. 23.4 Oct-Dec 2008 | Date: 23 Feb , 2011

J. Brauer and J.P. Dunne in their article “Arms Trade Offsets and Development.” Africanus [South Africa] Vol. 35, No. 1 (June 2005), pp. 14-24,opine: “Arms importing countries’ offset...

More