Month: April 2012

Teg, INS

The Talwar-class stealth frigate, Teg, was commissioned into the Indian Navy at Yantar Shipyard at St. Petersberg, today. Here’s the brochure issued at the ceremony.

Images: Teg to join Indian Navy

The Talwar-class (Krivak-III) frigate, Teg, will be commissioned into the the Indian Navy at Yantar shipyard at Kaliningrad by Vice Admiral K.N. Sushil on Friday. This will be the first to carry the sea launched BrahMos cruise missile, instead of the Klub-N missile and will be commanded by Captain Rakesh Kumar Dahiya.

Indian VIP helo buy under cloud

The deal for the purchase of 12 AgustaWestland AW 101 helicopters for VIP transportation is under scrutiny by the Indian defense ministry after reports surfaced that the company may have employed agents to facilitate the contract.

India launches Agni V LRBM

Indian scientists have conducted the first test of the Agni V Long Range Ballistic Missile, with a range of 5,000 kilometers. Media reports have highlighted how it enables India to strike to strike anywhere in China.

All new F-16 might ring a bell

Lockheed Martin’s new variant of its successful F-16 fighter aircraft, the F-16V, will have upgraded capabilities that might remind readers of the configuration offered by them for the IAF contest for 126 MMRCA, designated the F-16IN.

Defense industry bright spark: MKU

MKU came into DefExpo on a high. They’ve just completed deliveries of 59,000 light weight bullet proof jackets to the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) under a Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) order worth INR 100 Crore. And now they plan to make Night Vision Devices.

Reva builder to make Tomcar offroader

Two-seater or four-seater, petrol or diesel, the vehicle’s most important USP is that the US Customs and Border Patrol, Israeli Defense Forces and the British Army in Afghanistan operate it. It’s para-droppable and has hardpoints for machine guns and launchers for grenades or ATGMs.

DRASH tent pitched to army

The frames are made of an extremely light-weight and strong composite weaved fiber. The fabric, too, is patented material and the shelter can be sealed, air-conditioned and is capable of maintaining a positive air pressure in an NBC (Nuclear Biological Chemical) environment.