Articles in Defence Industry

U.S. Military places $68 Million Contract with Elbit America

U.S. Military places $68 Million Contract with Elbit America

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Oct , 2010

Elbit Systems of America was awarded a 5-year, $68 million Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract from the US Army Contracting Command in Huntsville, Alabama, to supply the...

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Going global: Rheinmetall takes over Laingsdale Engineering

Going global: Rheinmetall takes over Laingsdale Engineering

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Oct , 2010

The Defence arm of the Düsseldorf-based Rheinmetall Group continues to expand its foothold in South Africa. Rheinmetall has agreed to buy Laingsdale Engineering (Pty) Ltd of Maitland from the...

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Elbit America RPDA Computer and Tacter for U.S. Army

Elbit America RPDA Computer and Tacter for U.S. Army

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Oct , 2010

Elbit Systems of America, announced it was awarded follow-on orders from the United States Army PM Battle Command and PM Mortars for Rugged Personal Digital Assistant Computers (RPDA) and...

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MBDA's New Bunker Buster Warhead

MBDA's New Bunker Buster Warhead

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Oct , 2010

The second test firing of the Hard and Deeply Buried Target (HARDBUT) Next Generation Multiple Warhead System (NGMWS) was carried out successfully at the Biscarrosse test range of DGA Essais de...

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Indian AWACS to participate in Indo-UK Air Exercise Indradhanush

Indian AWACS to participate in Indo-UK Air Exercise Indradhanush

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Oct , 2010

Indo-UK Air Force Exercise named Ex-Indradhanush would be taking place at Air Force Station Kalaikunda, in West Midinapur district, West Bengal from 18 Oct 2010 till 03 Nov 2010. This would be...

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Lockheed Martin F35 selected by Israeli MoD for its next generation fighter

Lockheed Martin F35 selected by Israeli MoD for its next generation fighter

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

Following the Israeli Government decision to select the Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35 Lightning II as the Israel Air Force’s next-generation fighter aircraft, Israeli Ministry of Defense...

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Leopard 2 steals the show in South Africa

Leopard 2 steals the show in South Africa

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

Marking the African debut of the Leopard 2A4, Rheinmetall Defence of Germany took advantage of Africa Aerospace & Defence 2010 (AAD) in Cape Town to put the world’s finest main battle tank...

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KMW delivers 20 upgraded LEOPARD 2 main battle tanks to Canada

KMW delivers 20 upgraded LEOPARD 2 main battle tanks to Canada

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

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) has handed over the first of 20 LEOPARD 2 A4M CAN modernised battle tanks to the Canadian armed forces yesterday, October 7th 2010. The roll-out took place in the...

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Impressive Parade by IAF

Impressive Parade by IAF

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

The Indian Air Force (IAF) celebrated its 78th anniversary today. A ceremonial Air Force Day Parade (AFDP) was held at the airbase in Hindan, near Ghaziabad commemorating the occasion. The Chief...

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Beechcraft T6C military trainer is scheduled for evaluation by the IAF

Beechcraft T6C military trainer is scheduled for evaluation by the IAF

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

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced its Beechcraft T-6C military trainer is scheduled for evaluation by the Indian Air Force (IAF) in field evaluation trials beginning Oct. 11 at...

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Aerospace and Defence News

Aerospace and Defence News

By: Priya Tyagi | Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 Oct , 2010

IAF Mirage Upgrade by France After protracted negotiations, a deal worth $2.2 billion for the mid-life upgrade of the fleet of 51 Mirage 2000 combat aircraft acquired by the IAF in the mid...

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India and South Korea Explore Nuclear & Space Cooperation

India and South Korea Explore Nuclear & Space Cooperation

By: Priya Tyagi | Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 Oct , 2010

In the talks between the Indian External Affairs Minister SM Krishna and his South Korean counterpart Yu Myung-hwan, India and South Korea have agreed to explore the possibilities for bilateral...

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Indian Navy Launches P 15A

Indian Navy Launches P 15A

By: Priya Tyagi | Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 Oct , 2010

Hull of the third ship of the P15A Kolkatta-class destroyer was launched by Elizabeth Antony, wife of Defence Minister AK Antony at the Mazagaon Docks Ltd (MDL) in Mumbai on April 01, 2010 in...

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User Trial of Agni II

User Trial of Agni II

By: Priya Tyagi | Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 Oct , 2010

The Indian Strategic Forces Command (SFC) successfully test fired from a rail mobile system the nuclear capable Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile, the Agni II from Wheelers Island off the...

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Defence Research : India's Achilles Heel

Defence Research : India's Achilles Heel

By: Col Anil Athale | Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 Oct , 2010

While India seems well set on the path of becoming an economic power house, this castle is being built on shifting sand. India remains vulnerable as ever to the rouge nations in our neighbourhood...

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Inter-Country Comparison of Nuclear Energy Policies

Inter-Country Comparison of Nuclear Energy Policies

By: CII | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Aug , 2010

Table showing comparison of nuclear liabilities between various countries:-

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Defence Procurement Update

Defence Procurement Update

By: Sumit Walia | Issue: Vol 24.3 Jul-Sep 2009 | Date: 04 Aug , 2009

Since the 1960s, the Indian Armed Forces have been the main source of sustenance fuel to the erstwhile USSR and later Russian weapons industry. Over 80 percent of our military hardware is of...

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Defence Industry Abroad

Defence Industry Abroad

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Vol 22.3 Jul-Sep 2007 | Date: 01 Sep , 2007

According to the US War Department, private sector is better equipped for defence industry because: Defence Production Division has been created in the Ministry of Defence Production to involve...

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Time to Unshackle our Shipyards

Time to Unshackle our Shipyards

By: Admiral Arun Prakash (Retd.) | Date: 26 Apr , 2007

When Rear Admiral Ganeshan spoke to me about a seminar on Warship Building a few weeks ago, I conveyed the Navy’s wholehearted approval and support because I am convinced that we must open the...

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FDI in Defence Industry

FDI in Defence Industry

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Jan , 2007

The Government of India has been taking a number of steps to achieve the target of procuring 70 per cent of its defence requirements from indigenous sources by 2010. Despite its best efforts over...

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