Month: December 2010

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’.

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.

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.

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.

French DCNS offers AIP for Indian Scorpenes

Air-Independent Propulsion is an auxiliary system for increasing the endurance of the boat’s sub-surface operability. The DCNS system, known as MESMA (Module d’Energie Sous-Marine Autonome), is based on the combustion of stored oxygen and ethanol to augment battery-powered propulsion.

Indian SSBN to complete nuke triad by 2012

The head of the Indian Navy, Admiral Nirmal Verma said on Thursday that India would have in place a nuclear triad for assured second-strike capability, with the deployment of India’s first nuclear-powered nuclear armed submarine, the INS Arihant. Listen to audio inside.