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Steven Gillard of Rolls-Royce spoke to StratPost about the Naval Aircraft Yard milestone of overhauling the 50th Sea Harrier Pegasus engine and the role played by his company in helping achieve it.

The India-Japan Joint Working Group (JWG) have held preliminary meetings to initiate the process for acquisition of the ShinMaywa US-2i amphibious aircraft for the Indian Navy.

French warship builder DCNS will display the Scorpene submarine design at DefExpo 2012 in New Delhi, six of which are under construction for the Indian Navy at the Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) in Mumbai.

Indian defense Public Sector Unit, Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) signed a contract last week to supply 46 radars to enhance coastal security.

The crest of the Indian Navy’s new UAV squadron, INAS (Indian Naval Air Squadron) 343, which will be commissioned in Porbandar in Gujarat on Monday. The squadron will operate Searcher and Heron UAVs. The navy’s first UAV squadron is INAS 342 based in Kochi in Kerala. The navy plans a third squadron at INS Parundu at Ramanathapuram in Tamil Nadu.

The French Naval Ship Tonnerre, a Mistral-class vessel was berthed at Kochi today.