Articles in Defence Industry

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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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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