Ministry of Defense Current Affairs, GK & News

GoI new scheme: Rs 400 crores for testing MSME Defense products

The Government of India is planning to launch a new scheme to test defense products manufactured by MSMEs. In order to achieve this, the Ministry of Defence has allocated Rs 400 crores. Features of the scheme The test units that are to function under the scheme will be installed in north and south defence corridors. ..

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Government clears defence projects worth 80,000 cr

The Defence Acquisition Council has given the clearance to defence projects amounting to 80,000 cr.  Multiple deals that involve either upgradation of equipments or capability enhancement of the Navy were given approval. Other projects that have been approved are:- Indigenous production of six submarines Procurement of 8,000 Israeli anti-tank guided missiles Procurement of 12 upgraded ..

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DRDO develops heavy drop system improving Army's para-dropping capacity

DRDO has developed a 16 ton capacity Heavy Drop System (HDS) to improve Army’s para-dropping capacity. The system (HDS) consists of a platform and a highly advanced system of parachutes to drop loads consisting of military stores such as vehicles including BMP class, supplies and ammunition from IL-76 heavy lift aircraft. Aerial Delivery Research and Development ..

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