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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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South Korea selects Lockheed Martin

South Korea selects Lockheed Martin

By: IDR News Network | Date: 03 Dec , 2010

Lockheed Martin has signed a contract with the Republic of Korea to provide the nation four C-130J Super Hercules aircraft. Korea’s new Super Hercules will be the longer fuselage or “stretched”...

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Ordeals of Decision-Making

Ordeals of Decision-Making

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 03 Dec , 2010

During the Kargil conflict, stocks of a particular type of vital ammunition were running frightfully low. A delegation was rushed to the supplier nation to obtain additional supplies urgently....

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Play Safe Syndrome Rules Defence Procurements

Play Safe Syndrome Rules Defence Procurements

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 03 Dec , 2010

It is a well accepted dictum in the corridors of MoD that not taking a decision is far less risky than taking one. Therefore, it is considered judicious to defer decision-making. Additionally,...

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Impediments to the Modernisation of the Indian Defence Forces

Impediments to the Modernisation of the Indian Defence Forces

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Vol 22.1 Jan - Mar 2007 | Date: 03 Dec , 2010

As an emerging economic and military power, India must possess armed forces that can guarantee security of its interests in a dynamic international geo-political environment. However, slow and...

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Private Industry to Have its Share in Tactical Communication System: Raksha...

Private Industry to Have its Share in Tactical Communication System: Raksha...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Dec , 2010

“One of the most prestigious communications project conceived by the Corps (of Signals), the Tactical Communication System (TCS) is well on the way,” said Raksha Rajya Mantri, Shri MM Pallam...

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Navy to build blue-water capability with a balanced force structure, says...

Navy to build blue-water capability with a balanced force structure, says...

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol 25.1 Jan-Mar 2010 | Date: 01 Dec , 2010

Admiral Nirmal Verma interviewed by IDR One of the most significant events in the recent times has been the commissioning of India’s nuclear submarine in July this year, even if she has a way...

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Defence Technologies Key to India's Security

Defence Technologies Key to India's Security

By: Bharat Verma | Issue: Vol. 26.3 July - Sept 2011 | Date: 01 Dec , 2010

Primary key to India’s emergence as a successful global power lies on the ability to acquire and imbibe superior defence technologies in the knowledge-based society of the 21st century. The...

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Hovercraft for Indian Coast Guard

Hovercraft for Indian Coast Guard

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

With 12 more hovercraft likely to be inducted in the Coast Guard in the next three years, the agency’s eastern region is likely to purchase two such craft at a cost of Rs 8 crore each and base...

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Advanced Air Defence Missile Test-fired

Advanced Air Defence Missile Test-fired

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

India has successfully test-fired the indigenously developed single-stage, interceptor Advanced Air Defence (AAD) missile, destroying a ‘hostile’ ballistic missile fired from the Integrated Test...

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Boeing in USAF Tanker Deal

Boeing in USAF Tanker Deal

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

Boeing claims that its offer for the USAF tanker program, based on its 767, would satisfy all 372 mandatory USAF requirements. The Company said its offering would be more cost-effective to own...

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