Tag Archives: OFB

Video: Meet Dhanush, the Indian Bofors

Take a good, hard look at the 155 mm towed howitzer built by India’s Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) on the basis of designs transferred by Bofors in the 1980s.

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M-777 buy uncertain

The failure to consider the order by the DAC has wider implications as it is unlikely that any decision can be taken on this order by October 15, after which the value of the deal will see a 37 percent hike.

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Israel Military Industries loses Indian blacklist challenge

The Delhi High Court has dismissed the challenge filed by Israel Military Industries (IMI) to its blacklisting, saying there was no merit in its petition.

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BAE Systems quits DLSI JV with Mahindra

BAE Systems is to sell its stake in Defence Land Systems India (DLSI) to Mahindra Defence Systems less than three weeks after the two issued a statement announcing a strategic review of their joint venture.

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IMI to challenge blacklisting in court

In a statement issued on Thursday, the company said, “In all of its R&D and supply programs in India IMI has always acted legally, ethically, and in full compliance with its established corporate policy which mandates ethical business dealings.”

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BAE Systems ready to help India build Bofors guns

Dean McCumiskey, Managing Director and Chief Executive of BAE Systems’ India operations told StratPost his company would be open to discussing any question of technical assistance the OFB might require, in its attempt to execute the designs and technology documentation transferred to it as part of the old Bofors howitzer procurement.

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BAE opts out of Indian Army’s towed guns tender

British arms major BAE Systems Thursday opted out of India’s tender for 1,580 towed artillery guns with the deadline for submitting the bids coming to an end, a company official said here.

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Images: Pirate Hunter INS Cankarso

StratPost recently got a chance to visit the INS Cankarso, a Car Nicobar-class Water Jet Fast Attack Craft. Built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers [GRSE], the vessel was commissioned in June last year.

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Israel Military Industries to face action soon: Antony

The Indian government will soon decide on penal action against an Israeli defense company blacklisted in connection with a graft case filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against a former Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) chief, the Indian Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha was informed Wednesday.

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Singapore Technologies denies CAG report

The arms company has contradicted the basis of the CAG audit, saying it signed a Memorandum of Understanding on offsets and collaborated production with the Ordnance Factory Board.

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