Defexpo India 2014 - Day 2


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    Golden Opportunity

    Non-State actors are a greater risk and need greater attention, said the Minister of Defence, A.K. Antony, inaugurating the Eight Defexpo 2014, the Land, Naval & Internal Homeland Security Systems Exhibition which got underway at the Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.

    Clear-cut Signal to Defence Vendors in India and Overseas

    Excalibur is a true precision weapon, impacting at a radial miss distance of less than two meters from the target. Unlike ‘near precision’ guidance systems, Excalibur provides accurate first-round effects at all ranges in all-weather conditions.

    Boeing to strengthen Services and Support division in India

    Boeing which had a ‘great’ 2013 and is expecting a ‘bullish’ 2014 is making strategic moves in India by strengthening its Global Services and Support business unit as India acquires more platforms from the US company, besides the C-17 Globemaster aircraft delivered to the Indian Air Force.

    BEL, Textron Systems MoU for MicroObserver UGS System

    Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Textron Systems, a Textron Inc company, as a first step towards providing the Textron Systems MicroObserver unattended ground sensor (UGS) system to Indian security agencies.

    VSHORADS Decision This Year?

    In the heady vapour trail of India's medium multi-role combat aircraft (M-MRCA) bid, it's easy to lose sight of some of the most important land forces requirements still being fought over in the country.

    Tata Group to Expand Defence Business

    The Tata group’s revenue from the defence business for fiscal year 2013 was over 1,700 crore and for 2014, the revenue is expected to grow by approximately 40 per cent.

    India is at the Core of MBDA’s Current and Future Business Strategy

    MBDA is the only group capable of designing and producing missiles and missile systems to meet the whole range of current and future operational requirements for the three armed forces (army, navy, air force). Overall, the group offers a range of 50 products in service and another 15 in development. Here in an interview with SP’s ShowNews, the MBDA Country Head, India, Loïc Piedevache gives details of the programmes.

    Eurofighter Typhoons to join Red Flag 2014

    Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft from the UK’s Royal Air Force are at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada this month to take part in one of the world’s leading air-to-air combat training exercises which begins this week.

    Rockwell Collins Next-Generation Software Defined Radios: Enabling the Joint Netted Force

    New-generation software defined radios are enabling the creation of secure, customisable real-time fully netted links between individual air- and ground-based forces.

    Lockheed Martin’s High Technology Offerings

    US defence major Lockheed Martin has several programmes and capabilities on offer for the Indian military and they include the Javelin missile; the guided mulitiple launch rocket system (GMLRS); DAGR; Hellfire II; unmanned aerial vehicles; Aegis combat system and more.

    Modernised S-61T Helicopter Launches First Flight

    Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced the successful maiden test flight of the modernised S-61T helicopter with an integrated glass cockpit and enhanced performance capabilities. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.

    Thales Trusted Partner for Indian Armed Forces

    Thales has been operating in India since 1953 and is recognised as a trusted partner of the Indian Army, Air Force and Navy. Thales is showcasing its capabilities in a number of areas such as advanced air defence; C4I solutions; land and naval communications; optronics; and underwater warfare.

    Saab in Full Strength at Show

    Saab is participating in full strength with a strong global team at Defexpo 2014. The company is presenting a series of products covering the land, naval, air and civil security domains.

    Modular Design of Pantsir-S1 ADMGS

    The analysis of the latest local conflicts shows that high-precision air assault weapons along with unmanned aerial vehicles are of primary importance among air threats. Nowadays and in the near future Pantsir-S1 Air-Defence Missile-Gun System (ADMGS) fully satisfies all requirements for fighting modern air threats thanks to the specific features of its design:

    Airbus Helicopters Aims High with New Branding and a Strategic Transformation

    Eurocopter closed out a 20-year history of rotorcraft leadership with increased deliveries of 497 helicopters in 2013. Renamed Airbus Helicopters, the company opened 2014 with the certification of its new EC175 and the implementation...

    The Amphibian that has Excelled in Search and Rescue

    ShinMaywa is the prime manufacturer of the world's only amphibian aircraft capable of open-sea landing and takeoff. The US-1A and US-2 STOL Search and Rescue Amphibians have shown remarkable capabilities enabling the Japanese Maritime...

    Impressive Success for Israel Aerospace Industries – Converted Tanker at the 2013 Maple Flag Exercise

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)-converted tanker was successfully operated by the Colombian Air Force in refuelling the Royal Canadian Air Force CF-18 fighter aircraft as part of the 2013 Maple Flag advanced aerial combat training exercise.

    IAI Unveils Affordable Mobile C4 System for Air Operations

    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) unveils its new, advanced and affordable mobile C4 system for air operations - MASHOV.

    Latest Night Vision Technology for Upgrading India’s Army and Special Forces on a War Footing

    Photonis is featuring its latest night vision sensor innovations. With deep knowledge of night vision, Photonis clearly fulfils the need to upgrade the Indian Army and Special Forces with modern night vision technology.

    MKU showcasing its worldclass protection solutions

    Photonis is featuring its latest night vision sensor innovations. With deep knowledge of night vision, Photonis clearly fulfils the need to upgrade the Indian Army and Special Forces with modern night vision technology.

    Raytheon Secures First International Customer for its F-16 RACR AESA Radar

    Raytheon Company has signed a contract with BAE Systems in support of upgrading the Republic of Korea's fleet of more than 130 KF-16C/D Block 52 aircraft.

    Elbit Systems Bags Contract to Operate and Maintain Simulators of Israeli Ground Forces

    Elbit Systems Ltd. has been awarded an Israeli Ministry of Defense contract, in the amount of approximately $23 million, for the operation and maintenance...

    BEL Focusing on C4I Systems

    Navratna defence PSU, the Bharat Electronic Limited (BEL), is showcasing its R&D might by displaying its latest range of products and systems, developed in-house and jointly with Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

    Rafael’s High-tech Air Defense Systems

    Israel’s second largest government-owned defence company - Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd, designs, develops, manufactures and supplies a wide range of high-tech defence systems for air, land, sea and space applications. Rafael's know-how is embedded in almost all Israel defence forces (IDF) systems in operation today.

    Business opportunities for French defence industries

    With 60 to 70 per cent of its defence and security equipment being imported and an expenditure budget for these acquisitions of 11.6 billion euros for 2013-14, India is currently one of the most attractive markets for the major exporting countries, including France, ranked fifth.

    Lockheed Martin Design for LM-100J, Civil Variant of C-130J

    Lockheed Martin officials have submitted a Programme Notification Letter to the Federal Aviation Administration on January 21, 2014, for a type design update for the Lockheed Martin Model L-382J airplane, a civilcertified variant of the proven C-130J Super Hercules to be marketed as the LM-100J.

    AM General has decisive advantage for the joint light tactical vehicle programme

    The company that has manufactured more military light tactical vehicles than any other in the United States is poised to produce the joint light tactical vehicle (JLTV), the next-generation light tactical vehicle (LTV) for soldiers...

    Tata Motors Showcase All New Indigenous Frontline Combat Vehicles

    Tata Motors, the country’s leading supplier of mobility solutions to the armed security forces, today showcased two new combat vehicles at the Defexpo 2014.

    Assault Rifles for Indian Army

    Indian Army is on the lookout for assault rifles (AR) to replace the INSAS 5.56mm Rifles with technologically superior weapons. In the race are assault rifles of the Czech Republic’s Czeca, IWI, Baretta and Colt and Sig Sauer, all weighing around 3.6 kg.

    Kalyani Group Unveils Indigenous Howitzer

    Dr Baba N. Kalyani Chairman and Amit Kalyani Executive Director , Kalyani Group on the indigenous 155mm/52Cal Gun Howit zer

    Saab and Ashok Leyland Team Up for SRSAM

    Defence and security company Saab and India’s transport specialist Ashok Leyland have joined forces to compete for the Indian Army’s short-range surface-to-air missile (SRSAM) air defence programme.

    Rockwell Collins to Provide 721S Radio for Indian Air Force Advanced Telemetry System

    Rockwell Collins’ new 721S Fixed Site Ground radio has been selected by India-based Park Controls & Communications (P) Ltd. as an integral part of an advanced telemetry system for the Indian Air Force (IAF). This is the first selection of the 721S radio for the Indian military.

    Mahindra Telephonics Integrated Systems Opens First Private Joint Venture Aerospace & Electronics Manufacturing Facility in India

    Telephonics announced that their joint venture partnership, Mahindra Telephonics Integrated Systems (Mahindra Telephonics), has opened the first private sector aerospace and electronics JV manufacturing facility in India.

    GRSE looking at more export orders

    Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) is gearing to be a leading warship shipyard in the world, not just meeting domestic requirements but also overseas. GRSE has been talking to about five countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia for export orders.

    Cooking in survival situations, solutions from Zip Military

    Standard Brands, owners of the Zip Military Cooking Fuel, unveiled its new range of Boilex portable solid fuel cooking stoves in India at Defexpo. Together, their fuel and stoves create a unique set of high performance, lightweight cooking systems which primarily target individual soldiers and those cooking in survival situations.

    Mazagon Dock to deliver INS Kolkata next month

    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.

    ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems in Discussions with Indian Navy to Upgrade Shishumar Class

    ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, one of the leading European system providers for non-nuclear submarines and high-end naval vessels, is in discussions with the Indian Navy to support the upgrading of two of Shishumar class vessels through the integration of the latest weapons and sensors, including Harpoon anti-ship missiles.

    Rear Admiral Shekhar Mital Takes Over as CMD Goa Shipyard Limited

    Rear Admiral (Retd) Shekhar Mital has assumed charge as Chairman and Managing Director of the Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) on February 1, 2014. He is B.Tech, M.Tech from IIT, Kharagpur and M.Phil in Defence Studies from Naval Defence College, New Delhi.