Category — Defense/ Security
The Defense Acquisition Council of India’s Defense Ministry approved the purchase of ‘Expendable Bathythermograph Systems‘, which are small torpedo-shaped devices fitted with temperature sensors and transducers to detect changes in water temperature. These devices, meant for India’s Navy, will be acquired from the U.S.
The government also approved the procurement of a fresh batch of Barak surface-to-air missiles for Naval warships to enhance India’s maritime capability. These missiles will be supplied byRafael Advance Defense Systems Limited of Israel at an approximate cost of about $80 million.
According to sources in the defense ministry the Council also reviewed several old proposals and gave instructions for their speedy processing, reports the Livemint.
April 10, 2017 No Comments
Israel Aerospace Industries, (IAI) the nation’s largest aerospace and defense firm, signed three cooperation agreements with Indian companies at the Aero India exhibition held last month in Bangalore.
The agreement between IAI and India’s Bangalore-based Dynamatic Technologies Limited calls for the Israeli company to transfer technology and production capabilities to Dynamatic that will enable the production of local mini UAV systems for Indian end-users.
Separately, IAI said its Golan Industries Division, signed a memorandum of understanding with Taneja Aerospace & Aviation Ltd., based in India’s southern state of Tamil Nadu, to cooperate in the development, production, marketing and sale of civil and military aircraft crashworthy-seats.
IAI also signed a memorandum of understanding to set up a joint venture with India’s Pune-based Kalyani Strategic Systems Ltd., the defense arm of Kalyani Group. As part of the accord, IAI and Kalyani will together aim to expand their activities in the Indian defense market and to build, market and manufacture air defense systems and ground-to-ground and ground-to-sea munitions, reports the Times of Israel.
March 25, 2017 No Comments
The Mississauga, Ontario-based Magellan Aerospace announced plans to construct a manufacturing and assembly plant in India. The 140,000 sq ft building will be constructed on seven acres in the Aerospace Special Economic Zone near the Bangalore International Airport. The company provides complex assemblies for aircraft and engine manufacturers, and defense and space agencies.
Phillip Underwood, president and chief executive officer said, “Magellan’s expanding footprint in India, and increasing spectrum of capabilities, reflects the company’s commitment to provide competitive solutions for major commercial customers.”
The CDN $28 million manufacturing and assembly plant will be constructed in three phases, and Magellan plans to break ground for it in June reports Canadian Business. The unit will support the production of larger work packages for major structural assemblies, fabrications, and machined components for the global market, the company announced.
February 22, 2017 1 Comment
Raytheon signed an MoU with India’s Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) to co-produce Stinger air defense missile components in India.
“Our agreement with Tata Advanced Systems deepens our industrial partnership in India with a global technology leader and will expand the range of options and capabilities for U.S. and coalition forces to achieve their missions,” said Duane Gooden, Raytheon Land Warfare Systems vice president in a statement.
Last year, India was one of three international customers to order Stinger missiles, and it plans to equip its AH-64 Apache helicopters with them, reports Defense World.Net.
February 22, 2017 No Comments
French Aerospace company Thales has signed an MOU with state-owned Bharat Dynamics Ltd.,to assess the opportunity for the transfer of technology of the STARStreak missile capability to India with the support of the U.K. Government. This missile operates at a speed in excess of Mach 3 to defeat fast-moving threats and those with short unmasking times, and is the fastest missile in its category.
STARStreak is integrated with a wide range of radars, IR sensors, and Command-and-Control systems. It can be used in a Man Portable Air Defense System role as a single or multi-launcher configuration and is also available integrated into both light and heavy High Mobility Vehicles, reports Indian Defense Update.
Alex Cresswell, executive vice president for Land & Air Systems activities at Thales, said, “Sharing technology has been one of the key ingredients of Thales’ strategy for India. We will continue to work in this direction and realize our objective to make in India and export from India through such endeavors.”
February 16, 2017 No Comments