Drone deal with India holds significant potential for cooperation: US
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US-India MQ-9B Drone Deal: The US State Department expressed optimism about the proposed drone deal with India, emphasising its 'significant potential' to advance strategic technology cooperation. The deal was announced during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit last year, marking substantial growth in the US-India defence partnership over the past decade ..read more
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Sweden’s Saab and French MBDA join hands for anti-tank, air defence weapons
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Saab-MBDA join hands for anti-tank, air defence weapons: Two leading major European powers France and Sweden have decided to strengthen their defence co-operation under a new strategic partnership signed on 30 January as part of French President Emmanuel Macron's state visit to Sweden. According to a press statement issued by Swedish defence company Saab, Anti-tank and air defence have been identified as priority areas for co-operation ..read more
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India’s steelmaker giant JSW Group forays into defence sector
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JSW Defence and Aerospace: India’s steel maker giant JSW Group has entered into the country’s growing defence manufacturing space which has seen a large number of lucrative defence contracts awarded to private and state owned defence companies since the launch of ambitious self-reliant India programme (Atm Nirbhar Bharat) initiated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government in 2020 to reduce the country’s dependence on imports in critical sector, including defence sector ..read more
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Rheinmetall-Diehl-Hensoldt bag Germany’s short range air defence contract
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German Military's Air Defence System for Short and Very Short-Range (LVS NNbS): Germany’s military procurement agency, the Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw), Thursday signed a development contract with the Short- and Very Short-Range Air Defence System Consortium (ARGE NNbS) for the “Air Defence System, Short- and Very Short-Range”, or LVS NNbS ..read more
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Rheinmetall’s Boxer IFV begins validation trials for UK Army
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Boxer Infantry Fighting Vehicle begins user trials for UK Army: Boxer Infantry Vehicle produced by German defence company Rheinmetall has started customer verification and validation trials for the UK Army’s Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV) programme. These trials are taking place at Millbrook Proving Ground at Bedford in United Kingdom. These trials will qualify the design against the MIV technical requirements, demonstrating the Boxer vehicle’s capability and performance for the British Army, said the company ..read more
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Spyder Air Defence System: Israel’s MOD, Rafael test latest version of Spyder System
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Israel's Spyder Air Defence System: Israel’s leading defence company Rafael and Israel’s ministry of defence (IMOD), and the Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D) have successfully tested advanced Spyder Air Defense System in its latest All-In-One Configuration, said the Israeli defence company ..read more
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Germany’s Rheinmetall will co-develop next-generation battle tank for Hungary
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Germany's Panther KF51 MBT: The Hungarian government has joined forces with Rheinmetall to develop the Panther KF51 through to production maturity. A contract to this effect has now been signed in Zalaegerszeg, Hungary. The development contract is worth around €288 million. A demonstrator vehicle will be constructed and qualified, paving the way to full-scale production, said the German defence giant on Friday ..read more
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India’s DRDO conducts flight trial of Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator
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DRDO Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator: India’s apex defence research body, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Friday successfully conducted the flight trial of the Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator, an indigenously designed and developed flying wing UAV, at the Aeronautical Test Range (ATR) in Chitradurga district in southern state Karnataka ..read more
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India clears purchase of hundreds of Tejas combat jets, Prachand attack helicopters
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India Defence News: India's apex defence procurement body, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) Thursday cleared the procurement of indigenously designed and developed 97 Light Combat Aircraft Tejas Mk 1A and 156 Light Combat Helicopters from state owned aircraft and helicopter manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. The approvals also involve other major defence procurements and upgrades entailing an expenditure of around $27 billion (Rs 2.23 lakh crore ..read more
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India begins loading fuel in home-built 700 MW n-power plant at Kakrapar
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India NPCIL Nuclear Power Plant: India’s nuclear power operator NPCIL on Friday said it has started loading fuel in the second indigenously-built 700 MW atomic power station at Kakrapar in Gujarat. “Loading of nuclear fuel for the first time, termed as Initial Fuel Loading (IFL). commenced today in NPCIL’s Kakrapar Atomic Power Project Unit-4 (KAPP 4-700 MWe), after receipt of permission from the regulatory authority, Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB),” the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) said in a statement ..read more
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