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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Probity in Defence Procurements

Probity in Defence Procurements

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Vol 22.3 Jul-Sep 2007 | Date: 18 Feb , 2011

Defence deals the world over are regularly subjected to intense scrutiny and investigations. Aspersions are often cast about lack of probity and underhand dealings. In Transparency...

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Aerospace: USD 41.99 billion deals are in process of getting signed

Aerospace: USD 41.99 billion deals are in process of getting signed

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Feb , 2011

CII-KPMG at the back of the Aero India Show 2011 released a report titled ‘Unlocking the potential of the Indian Aerospace and Defence Industry”. The report was released by Minister of State for...

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Microlight and Powered Hang Glider Aircraft Criss-Cross at Hindan

Microlight and Powered Hang Glider Aircraft Criss-Cross at Hindan

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Feb , 2011

The IAF ‘X-India 2011’ expedition comprising one micro light aircraft and a powered hang glider crossed path at Hindan airbase on 11 February 2011. The Micro light aircraft started the journey...

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Eurocopter sells five AS350 B3 helicopters in India

Eurocopter sells five AS350 B3 helicopters in India

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Feb , 2011

The acquisition of five AS350 B3 helicopters by three Indian customers was announced by Eurocopter and its Eurocopter India subsidiary at the Aero India 2011 exhibition in Bangalore. Three of...

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Boeing completes Industrial Participation Programs for 1st 5 UK C-17s

Boeing completes Industrial Participation Programs for 1st 5 UK C-17s

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Feb , 2011

Boeing announced that it has successfully completed — ahead of schedule — its industrial participation (IP) programs for the first five C-17 Globemaster III aircraft operated by the Royal Air...

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Gripen Indian Top Gun to Fly on Sunday!

Gripen Indian Top Gun to Fly on Sunday!

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Feb , 2011

Defence and security company Saab’s contest for Indian combat aircraft followers and those with a dream to fly a fighter aircraft reaches a decisive stage with the top 5 finalists from across...

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Discussions about 'One MBDA' during Aero India

Discussions about 'One MBDA' during Aero India

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Feb , 2011

During the Aero India exhibition in Bangalore, Peter Luff (Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology) and Laurent Collet-Billon (Délégué Général pour l’Armement) concluded their...

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Boeing submits Final NewGen Tanker Proposal to US Air Force

Boeing submits Final NewGen Tanker Proposal to US Air Force

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Feb , 2011

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today submitted its final proposal for the U.S. Air Force’s KC-X tanker competition. The proposal offers a fleet of Boeing NewGen Tankers — 767-based, multi-mission...

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CAE officially inaugurates its new aerospace and defence complex in India

CAE officially inaugurates its new aerospace and defence complex in India

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Feb , 2011

CAE officially inaugurated its new aerospace and defence complex in Bangalore today in the presence of representatives of India’s airlines and defence forces, Canada’s High Commission to India,...

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Boeing to Study Commercial Space Capabilities for Military Use

Boeing to Study Commercial Space Capabilities for Military Use

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Feb , 2011

Boeing has received a $900,000 study contract from the Military Satellite Communications (MILSATCOM) Systems Directorate of the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center. Under the...

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Diehl's missile highlights at the Aero India

Diehl's missile highlights at the Aero India

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Feb , 2011

Diehl Defence is showcasing cutting-edge missile technology made in Europe. Worldwide IRIS-T is considered a top performer and today´s most advanced short-range air-to-air missile. Series...

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Rolta and SELEX in Strategic Partnership for Indian Tactical Communications...

Rolta and SELEX in Strategic Partnership for Indian Tactical Communications...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Feb , 2011

Rolta and SELEX Communications, a Finmeccanica company, today announce that they have signed a Strategic Partnership Teaming Agreement for the Indian Tactical Communication System (TCS) program,...

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Rafael: negotiating JV's with Indian PSU

Rafael: negotiating JV's with Indian PSU

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 11 Feb , 2011

Interview with Lova Drori, Executive Vice President, Marketing, Rafael Can you briefly outline the domestic as well as global profile of Rafael? Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. develops...

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Honeywell technologies power military readiness

Honeywell technologies power military readiness

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 26.1 Jan-Mar 2011 | Date: 11 Feb , 2011

Interview with Pritam Bhavnani, President, Honeywell Aerospace, India What are the joint ventures and partnerships that Honeywell Aerospace has entered into as a part of your effort to penetrate...

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Pallam Raju releases CII-KPMG report on potential of Indian Aerospace and...

Pallam Raju releases CII-KPMG report on potential of Indian Aerospace and...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Feb , 2011

Minister of State for Defence Shri MM Pallam Raju released a CII-KPMG report titled ‘Unlocking the potential of the Indian Aerospace and Defence Industry’ at Aero India-2011, today. The report...

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