Archive | 2010

US clears Apache radars, weapons, engines for India

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is looking for 22 attack helicopters through a tender, where Boeing’s Apache is up against the Russian Mi-28, and in the event the former is selected, some components of the aircraft will have to be purchased through an FMS.

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US notifies sale of Harpoons for Indian P-8I

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has issued a notification to the US Congress for the possible Foreign Military Sale of ’21 AGM-84L Harpoon Block II Missiles and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for a complete package worth approximately $200 million’.

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BEL delivers IFF system for Indian P-8I

Indian government-owned defense company Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has delivered its Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Interrogator to Boeing’s facilities in Renton in the US state of Washington, for installation in the P-8I Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance aircraft being built for the Indian Navy.

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Boeing to pitch ‘diet’ P-8 to Indian Navy

US defense major Boeing will be pitching a ‘diet’ version of the P-8 Poseidon aircraft in response to the Request for Information issued by the Indian Navy for Medium Range Maritime Reconnaissance (MRMR) Aircraft, due by the end of the year, next week.

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IAF gets first C-130J

The first of six C-130J Super Hercules aircraft was handed over to the Indian Air Force today, at Marietta in Georgia in the United States.

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Indian Army Chief in Nepal next week

The Indian Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Vijay Kumar Singh will visit Nepal on Monday on a four-day trip where, as is traditional, he will be commissioned an honorary rank of General of the Nepalese Army at a special investiture ceremony by Nepalese President Ram Baran Yadav.

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IAF’s MMRCA tender stuck in offset limbo

The acquisition process for 126 Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft by the Indian Air Force is facing delays due to uncertainties about offset policy and with vendors facing the prospect of having to redo their homework.

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Video: Indian Foxtrot’s last dive

The Indian Navy decommissioned its last Foxtrot-class submarine, the INS Vagli, last Thursday after 36 years in service. See videos of the boat’s last dive and the decommissioning ceremony.

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Boeing begins work on Indian P-8I

According to a statement issued by Boeing, Spirit AeroSystems’ workers ‘ cut the P-8I’s first part, a bonded aluminum panel that later will be installed on the fuselage’s upper lobe to support an antenna’.

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Naval OPV launched

The Indian Navy’s Offshore Patrol Vessel (NOPV), Sumitra, the fourth in its class, was launched at Goa Shipyard on Monday.

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