The mantra at the 7th edition of Defexpo India 2012 has been to enhance private sector participation and revitalise the public sector to accelerate defence production in India. The agenda for this was set by the Defence Minister A.K. Antony who inaugurated the biggest Asian event for land, naval and internal security here.
India is fast moving towards 40 per cent indigenisation of defence production from the present 30 per cent, thanks to the many initiatives the government has taken in the recent past, the Defence Minister A.K. Antony announced here.
Dr M.M. Pallam Raju, Minister of State for Defence, declared here today that the government is in the process of liberalising the export procedures for the defence sector. The changes are in different stages of discussion. He also mentioned that the government plans to enhance partnerships between public and private sector and looks forward to design state-of-the-art defence technology in India.
With the modernisation programme completed, the Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) has accelerated the pace of shipbuilding activities and under Project 15A the first ship - INS Kolkata - will be delivered to the Indian Navy next month, announced the MDL Chairman and Managing Director Rear Admiral (Retd) R.K. Shrawat.
Gerald Howarth, Minister for International Security Strategy, Ministry of Defence, United Kingdom is in India to continue and build on the close historical, cultural and trade ties between the two countries.
US company DHS Systems is aiming at generating revenue of 100 crore in the next three years from the defence and healthcare sector in India through sale of its deployable shelters. At Defexpo, the company is in full form demonstrating its portable shelters to prospective buyers.
In an instance of Indian private firms working to meet specific expanding needs within the armed forces, MKU, an India manufacturer and supplier of ballistic protection and surveillance equipment for armed forces, paramilitary forces and police worldwide is set to launch its latest and indigenously developed...
Now, Defexpo may be a land and maritime trade event, but who says aerospace isn't part of the immediate defence firmament. But while the world's largest weapons firm Lockheed-Martin is surprisingly absent from the show this year...
The adequate increase in the defence budget is a welcome sign for the defence players like Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (M&M). India's defence budget has gone up by 17.6 per cent to 1,93,407 crore-that is approximately around $38 billion.
For the first time in public, the Russian T-90S and Indian Arjun main battle tanks are on display together at Defexpo 2012. While the Army plans to operate a total so far of only 248 Arjun tanks (in a mix of Mk.1 and Mk.2 configurations), the Russian T-90S is seeing operations in much greater numbers that will progressively exceed 1,300 tanks when the licence build programme by the ordnance factory is complete.
At around 11.30 a.m. on March 28, the Indo-Russian BrahMos Block III supersonic cruise missile with an advanced guidance algorithm was flight tested from a test range off India's east coast. The missile flew through its designated ceiling range of 290-km at Mach 2.8 and achieved high precision with a steep dive manoeuvre towards the end.
The star attractions at Defexpo 2012 by India's Defence Research and Development Organisation may be its brand new missile interceptor simulator and a 3D virtual reality theatre, but the organisation has placed special focus on autonomous vehicles this year, all of them outdoor exhibits.
ITT Exelis and Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) have formed a strategic alliance to support Generation (Gen) 3 night vision requirements in India.
General Dynamics has recently opened its India registered entity General Dynamics Corporation India Pvt Ltd and has appointed Subimal Bhattacharjee as its head. At the cutting edge of many technologies, General Dynamics will have much more inroads into the futuristic programmes.
As India's submarine programme ramps up towards the next big maritime procurement effort in Project 75 India, DefExpo 2012 comes just days before India quietly slips back into the nuclear club. On April 4, the Indian Navy will commission the Russian-built Akula-II class nuclear powered attack submarine K-152 Nerpa rechristened as INS Chakra into service.
Selex Galileo has decades of experience in the defence electronics sector and has worked in India for long. Thanks to legacy Sea King and Sea Harrier sub-systems Selex Galileo has established repair facilities here and has trained Indian personnel in the design of key test solutions.
Allison Transmission India has won the Golden Peacock National Quality Award (GPNQA) for Total Quality in the automobile sector. The award recognises excellence in world-class organisations and use of the GPNQA logo demonstrates Allison Transmission’s overall commitment to its customers.
Nexter Systems has inherited the centuries old experience of French land defence experts and is an European leader in defence industry.
India’s rise as an economic power and its hostile neighbourhood has altered the threat perception and has necessitated a relook at its defence preparedness. The defence budget is expanding and the Indian armed forces are undergoing a massive modernisation drive.
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State-of-the-art military systems and technologies by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) are on display at Defexpo. The star attractions are a “missile interceptor simulator” and a “3D virtual reality theatre”. In this edition of Defexpo, DRDO has given special focus to autonomous vehicles.
No difficulties, just differences. For example, we have been doing business with the US Department of Defense since long. Its procurement process focuses on "best value". This means that even though a solution may be a bit more costly, if it brings more capability that can make the offer a 'better value' than the competition...
The Airbus Military C295 is a new generation, very robust and reliable, highly versatile tactical airlifter able to carry up to nine tonnes of payload or up to 71 personnel, at a maximum cruise speed of 260 kt/480 kmph.
CAE aims to transform unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) training deficiencies and turn them to efficiencies with its unmanned aerial system (UAS) Mission Training Solution, specially designed to develop highly skilled crews who can operate in the highly complex mission environment.
Diehl Defence is showcasing state-of-the-art products with guided missiles for arming combat aircraft. On 100 square metres exhibition space at the German Pavilion, the company is not only presenting air-to-air and air-to-ground missiles, but innovative system solutions as well setting new standards in ground-based air defence.
AgustaWestland is moving forward with the development of the AW609 Tiltrotor programme following the completion of its acquisition in November 2011. The company will continue the certification process with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) targeting AW609 certification in the first half of 2016...
As high-profile big-ticket defence purchases turn the focus of the entire world towards India, the Indian defence industry gets ready to cater to the offset and technology transfer requirements as an outcome of these purchases.
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General Dynamics UK’s pedigree in advanced C4I solutions will be important to India’s military and security services who are intending to modernise their command and control systems in order to protect their country and its citizens from attack.
In a mission lasting almost seven hours, an autonomous underwater vehicle made by Atlas Elektronik “dived” through a water supply tunnel 24 kilometres long in the vicinity of Stuttgart, successfully investigating the tunnel for damage.
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