IDenta Is Supplying Detectors to India

Jerusalem, Israel-based IDenta Corporation, the international drug and explosives-detection company, has supplied detectors to India, reports Bloomberg Business.

CEO Yaacov Shoham said, “Every year before the end of the financial year (March 31 in India) IDenta Corp. participates through the local representative company Technomaxx in different tenders related to IDenta’s different products. This year IDenta is participating in 6 large tenders.

“The total number of kits for four already known tenders from the states of Hyderabad, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra are:

•    Drugs detectors: 18,000
•    Explosive detectors: 9,000
•    BTK (Bullet-hole Testing Kits): 151

IDENTA For Explosives

“Many of India’s agencies have been using IDenta’s different detectors since 2008, but this year the orders are significantly larger. India’s market is a main target for IDenta in 2016. IDenta is looking to enlarge the India penetration, including the unique IDenta Sniffer.”

January 17, 2016   No Comments

India Successfully Tests Missile Jointly Developed with Israel

The Defense Research and Development Organization of India, a federal government body, and Israel Space Industries co-developed the Long Range Surface to Air Missile and further successfully flight tested it from an Israel Naval Platform: The missile engaged and destroyed an incoming air target.

The Long Range and Medium Range Surface to Air Missile programs consist of missiles, MFSTAR (Radar), weapon control systems, vertical launcher units and two- way data links. Further operational flight trials will be conducted from the Indian Naval Platform before induction into shipboard service, reports Defense-Aerospace.

December 8, 2015   No Comments

Modi Government Signed 18 Contracts for $20.1 Billion in its First 9 Months

The Defense Ministry of India has signed 18 international contracts worth $20.1 billion between May 2014 and February 2015. The contracts were signed with armaments manufacturers from USA, Russia, the UK, Israel, Germany and France reports Defense World.

“Defense Procurement Procedure details direct dealing with the original equipment manufacturers, authorized vendors or government sponsored export agencies (applicable in case of countries where domestic laws do not permit direct export by original equipment manufacturers),” Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar said.

“It also provides that vendor is required to give full details of any agents / technical consultants / authorized vendors that may have been appointed by them for marketing of this equipment in India. These details should include the scope of work and responsibilities that have been entrusted with the said party in India,” Parrikar added,

Parrikar’s comments possibly display a changing mind set in the ministry regarding the employment of middlemen in potential defense deals on the basis of full disclosure.

August 15, 2015   No Comments

India Leads in Import of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Based on data related to imports/exports of drones between 1985 and 2014, India tops the list of drone-importing nations with 22.5 percent of the world’s unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) imports says a report on SiliconIndia News. These pilot-less aerial vehicles are used for reconnaissance, surveillance, intelligence gathering and aerial combat missions.

The data has  from the  Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, shows that Israel is the leading exporter , having shipped 783 drones since 1980, accounting for 61percent of all drones sold. The U.S., with a 24 percent of UAV exports, ranks second, followed by Canada with 6.4 percent.

India’s first UAV delivery came from Israel’s IAI  in 1998.  Of India’s 176 UAVs, 108 are Searcher  reconnaissance  aircraft (called Meyromit in Israel) s and remaining  68 are medium-altitude long-endurance  Herons.  American companies are eager to enter India’s lucrative UAV market.

May 4, 2015   No Comments

India Continues to Leads Weapons Imports

The volume of international transfers of major weapons in 2010–14 was 16 per cent higher than in 2005–2009 according to a new report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. The five biggest exporters in 2010–14 were the United States, Russia, China, Germany and France, and the five biggest importers were India, Saudi Arabia, China, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Pakistan.  India accounted for 15% of all arms imports and its main suppliers include Israel, Russia, the United Kingdom and increasingly the United States.

Arms Imports by Country

Between 2005–2009 and 2010–14 imports increased by 140 per cent. In 2010–14 India’s imports were three times larger than those of either of its regional rivals China and Pakistan. This contrasts with 2005–2009 when India’s imports were 23 per cent below China’s and just over double those of Pakistan. India has so
far failed to produce competitive indigenous-designed weapons and remains dependent on imports.

March 16, 2015   No Comments