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HAL and Israel’s Elbit Systems sign MoU for UAV development

During the on-going exhibition DefExpo-2020, an MoU was signed between Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and Israel’s Elbit Systems, for joint development of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The agreement aims at analyzing the feasibility of developing an UAV, which performs vertical take-off and landing, for maritime and land-based military operations. The proposed UAV will cut down ..

‘DefExpo’ inaugurated in UP

The biennial Defence exhibition of India, ‘DefExpo’ was recently inaugurated at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister also attended the inaugural programme. A live demonstration of naval systems, aero systems and land systems was performed during the ceremony. The main theme of the DefExpo 2020 is ..

L&T MBDA Missile Systems sets up missile integration facility in Coimbatore

L&T MBDA Missile Systems (LTMMSL) has recently set up a missile integration facility at Coimbatore city in the state of Tamil Nadu. LTMMSL is a joint venture between the engineering and construction firm Larsen & Toubro and the European defence company MBDA. The 16,000 sq.m-inert integration facility is set up in a Special Economic Zone ..

Antonov An-32 takes off with 10% blend of Indian bio-jet fuel

The Antonov An-32 of the Indian Air Force recently took-off from the Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, Leh. The aircraft was powered with a 10% blend of Indian bio-jet fuel. This is the first time that both engines of the aircraft were powered by the indigenous bio-jet fuel. The bio-fuel is produced from the tree borne ..

USD 500 million Line of credit to Bangladesh for Defence Procurement

Export and Import Bank of India (EXIM) has entered into an agreement with Bangladesh’s Armed Forces Division on 11th April this year for making a Government of India supported USD 500 million Line of Credit for Defence Procurements. The agreement under the Line of Credit is effective from the 7th of November 2019, with the ..

India-Australia 2+2 Dialogue

The third India-Australia Secretary level 2+2 dialogue was held in the capital New Delhi on Monday, 9th December 2019. The Indian delegation was led by the Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar and Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale, while the Australian delegation was led by their Foreign Secretary Frances Adamson and Defence Secretary Greg Moriarty. During the ..

Ordnance Factory Board

The Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) is the world’s largest government-owned and operated defense production organization. About the Ordnance Factory Board The Ordnance Factory Board is the oldest organization run by the Government of India. It is an industrial organization which functions under the Department of Defence Production of Ministry of Defence, Government of India. The ..

Fact in Focus – S-400

One particular piece of military technology, the S-400 has dominated much of the discussions in the Indian space for the past week. What is the S-400? The S-400 is an advanced long-range surface to air missile (SAM) developed by the Russian Federation to shoot down aircrafts and missiles upto a maximum range of 400 kms. ..