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Military Acquisitions, Partnerships & Developments

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Postby Singha » 31 May 2017 08:22

the opex of 60 fighter sqdns would bankrupt the IAF budget. and all these being "bideshi" just adds to the outgo. I dont think anyone barring the khan has 60 fighter squadrons operational counting down to basic trainers and student gliders armed with hand fired RPGs!

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Postby fanne » 31 May 2017 08:30

Cough cough plaf

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Postby srai » 31 May 2017 08:42

^^^

Difference for the IAF would be that most of its fighters would be foreign whereas PLAAF and USAF are mostly/entirely made of up local fighters. Hard to see how 60 sqdns could be achieved being so reliant on foreign made fighters (and continued lifecycle support from foreign OEM) and the excessive costs (FOREX) incurred to the nation. If the IAF needs to get to 60 sqdns, then it will need to buy plenty of very affordable indigenous LCA Mk.1/A.

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Postby Cain Marko » 31 May 2017 17:36

^the only way to come even remotely close to this figure is by mass producing the lca and later, the amca

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Postby srai » 31 May 2017 19:28

^^^
At around $26 million (Rs 162 crore) for LCA Mk.1, 250 Tejas (12 squadrons) would cost only $6.5 billion plus infrastructure and lifecycle support. If that many are ordered, a private player could be roped in for additional LCA assembly lines. With two lines at HAL and two lines at a private player(s) supported by a host of Teir-1-3 vendors, 40 LCA/year could be possible.

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Postby Vivek K » 31 May 2017 19:31

^^^^^Rai sahib - you have prescribed the "reality dose". Will the IAF follow the only way out or will its penchant for foreign toys jeopardize national security and bankrupt India remains to be seen.

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Postby Kakarat » 31 May 2017 19:52

srai wrote:^^^
At around $26 million (Rs 162 crore) for LCA Mk.1, 250 Tejas (12 squadrons) would cost only $6.5 billion plus infrastructure and lifecycle support. If that many are ordered, a private player could be roped in for additional LCA assembly lines. With two lines at HAL and two lines at a private player(s) supported by a host of Teir-1-3 vendors, 40 LCA/year could be possible.


we should wright this to the gov through http://pgportal.gov.in/pmocitizen/Grievancepmo.aspx

They actually direct what we send to the relevant department and post updates on what action has been taken
I feel the more number of us write to them it will be better

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Postby ramana » 31 May 2017 21:16

Singha wrote:the opex of 60 fighter sqdns would bankrupt the IAF budget. and all these being "bideshi" just adds to the outgo. I dont think anyone barring the khan has 60 fighter squadrons operational counting down to basic trainers and student gliders armed with hand fired RPGs!



I think we are seeing defense budget in silos.
IAF needs those 60 squadrons numbers for a two front war which is getting to be a real possibility.
The earlier 45 squadrons was for a 1.5 front war.
And they are now at 32 squadrons due to delays in procurement and LCA production delays.

45 squadrons are for 30 squadrons for one front and 15 for holding pattern on the other 1/2 front.

So even the 45 squadrons was not sufficient and relied on diplomacy to prevent the 1/2 front from developing to full front.

So buzz words are nice but mask reality.

In 1999 the situation was so dire that every flying bird was getting commandeered.
Fortunately Mushy launched his coup and staved off coming retribution.

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Postby Gyan » 31 May 2017 23:05

We have purchased 200 MRSAM missiles for Army at US$ 2.5 Billion dollars which would have got us 100 LCA. Guess which is better deal for Dalals?

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Postby Kakkaji » 09 Jun 2017 02:03

Manu Pubby is not usually a reliable source, but still worth posting here:

France's Dassault to bring in largest defence FDI via Rafale JV with Reliance Defence

The investment, intended for manufacturing of aircraft components for global markets, will come into the Dassault-Reliance Aerospace Limited (DRAL) joint venture set up to meet offset obligations for the Rs 58,000-crore deal. The first tranche of FDI, around Rs 200 crore, is likely to come in by July.

The JV will be used for creating infrastructure at the Mihan (Nagpur) facility, with a ground breaking ceremony planned for the end of July. Teams from the French company have visited the site at least four times in the past three months to finalise project plans. “Groundbreaking is planned in July and we expect the first article to roll out in the first quarter of 2018. Currently, first batch of our team is undergoing training at Dassault facilities in France,” Dhingra added.

Reliance Defence is bullish on the aviation and naval sectors and is targeting potential contracts worth over `2 lakh crore that are expected to come up for bidding in the next 24 months. This includes new submarines and amphibious ships for the navy, over 260 single and twin-engine fighters and a variety of helicopters needed by the three armed forces.

The plan is to set up a 100-acre facility that will integrate a supply chain for the Rafale fighter jet in India. DRAL has announced that the first phase of the project will generate more than 700 highly-skilled direct jobs and 2,800 indirect jobs.

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Postby ramana » 09 Jun 2017 02:10

^^^ Mota ya Chota Bhai?

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Postby Kakkaji » 09 Jun 2017 02:40

ramana wrote:^^^ Mota ya Chota Bhai?


Chhota Bhai

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Postby Kakkaji » 09 Jun 2017 03:13

More details on Reliance Defence's plans. Gives an idea about MoD's procurement schedule also:

First Rafale components to be delivered by 2018; First US warship to be serviced in India this year: Reliance Defence

We are working on multiple programs for the Navy and Coast Guard. These include five Offshore Patrol Vessels, Fast Patrol Vessels and the Training Ship. Price bids for 4 LPDs are due on 22 Jun and we expect contract award by Q3, 2017. This will be the largest Defence contract to a Private Sector Company in India till date, valued over Rs. 25,000 Cr.Similarly, Price bids for 16 ASW Shallow Water Craft are due for opening shortly and we are very competitively placed. Cost of 8 Crafts, maximum tobe allotted a bidder, would be more than Rs. 10,000 Cr.

With the EOI expected for short listing of SPs for submarine shortly, process for P-75i Program will start. This Program, with 10 years PBL, is expected to be worth more than Rs 75,000 Cr. In addition, Indian Navy is looking at Next Generation Missile Vessels, Corvettes and Frigates. All together, the pipeline is more than Rs 2,00,000 Cr with close to Rs 1,00,000 Cr worth of contracts to be awarded in next 12 months.

With the IAF requirement of 100 plus single engine fighter, at least 90 twin engine fighters and 57 carrier borne fighters for the Navy, the opportunity size is more than Rs. 2,00,000 Cr. Then we have requirement for more than 700 helicopters in different categories, with Program size in excess of Rs. 50,000 Cr.

For the LPDs we have the Global leaders DCNS France and STX France as our partner. Also, we have most advanced infrastructure with second largest dry dock in the world. This will enable us to undertake construction of two LPDs simultaneously , a unique competitive advantage. Therefore, even though the Program size is close to Rs. 20,000 Cr, our incremental Capex would be negligible. This will further give us a competitive edge.

We are in discussion with the US officials and we expect to have the first ship in the current financial year. As you are aware, RDEL is the only shipyard qualified in India by the US Navy. RDEL is the only shipyard in India to have received Master Ship Repair certification to undertake servicing and repair of about 100 vessels of different types of US Navy's 7th Fleet. This is a true recognition of world class facility, processes and the high standard of capacity of Reliance Shipyard.

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Postby Austin » 09 Jun 2017 19:13

India to directly scout foreign partners for big-ticket programs

http://www.defensenews.com/articles/ind ... t-programs


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Postby Kakkaji » 12 Jun 2017 06:01



Looks like the IA has opted for the cheaper (bolted) version of the helmet that provides less protection than the regular boltless version. :(

Shouldn't the back of the helmet extend further down compared to the front, in order to provide protection to the back of the head down to the neck?

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Postby shiv » 12 Jun 2017 09:39

In use in Darjeeling?
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Postby Austin » 14 Jun 2017 11:41

India Rolls Out Defense Research and Development Equipment Worth $38.6 Bln

In what could be seen as proof of the Narendra Modi government’s approach to boost the country’s defense manufacturing capability, the Indian Defense Ministry cleared equipment worth $38.6 billion developed by state-owned Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) since Modi took charge.


New Delhi (Sputnik) — The products developed by DRDO get the nod of the top decision-making body of the defense ministry on a priority basis which increased the production value of such equipment by 60% in the last three years. DRDO-developed products such as Tejas fighters, airborne early warning and control system (AEW&C), Akash weapon system, Sonar systems and Varunastra torpedo have been inducted into the armed forces over the last three years.

"The production value of DRDO-developed products, cleared by the Defense Acquisition Council, has grown by 60 percent in the last three years to approximately $38.6 billion from nearly $24 billion. The export potential of DRDO-developed systems has also increased manifold and this year export of torpedo stands at $37.9 million," the defense ministry said in a statement.

In the last three years, India imported defense products worth $160 billion — $50 billion in 2014, $51.3 billion in 2015 and $55.9 billion in 2016 — according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

ndia, however, successfully inducted a number of DRDO-developed weapon systems, platforms, dual-use equipment in the Indian armed forces and paramilitary forces. "Bharani weapon locating radar, nuclear biological chemical recce vehicle, Agni-V, long range surface to air missile, medium range surface to air missile, NAG, advanced towed array gun, wheeled armored platform, Rustom-II Male Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, etc.," the DRDO said in a statement.

In the last financial year, India exported the indigenously developed Varunastra heavyweight anti-submarine torpedo to Myanmar and is in an advanced stage to export to Vietnam as well.

The Narendra Modi government had launched ‘Make in India' program to boost defense manufacturing, aimed at lessening imported products for the armed forces. It did not succeed in attracting foreign direct investment till now but a sustained approach to give priority to local-made products provides a moral boost to private defense sector firms. The recently announced strategic partnership policy will further boost defense business of private companies in the coming years.

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Postby Austin » 15 Jun 2017 11:02

4 contracts jettisoned

Last month, a Rs 10,900 crore contract for surface-to-air missiles for the army was scrapped in favour of an indigenous missile system

Defence minister Arun Jaitley has pulled the plug on four long-delayed defence purchases worth over Rs 20,000 crore. Last month, a Rs 10,900 crore contract for surface-to-air missiles for the army was scrapped in favour of an indigenous missile system. Now Jaitley has recommended the cancellation of contracts for armoured recovery vehicles (ARVs), naval multi-role helicopters (MRHs) and torpedoes, worth about Rs 10,000 crore, which were comatose with the MoD for years.

In 2011, the MoD had placed a Rs 1,770 crore contract with Bharat Earth Movers for 204 ARVs, used to tow tanks, made by Poland's Bumar. Delays resulted in a 20 per cent increase in cost thanks to the appreciation of the dollar. Another contract, worth Rs 1,800 crore, for the purchase of 98 Blackshark torpedoes manufactured by a subsidiary of Finmeccanica (now Leonardo) came under a cloud after the firm was accused of paying bribes. The fourth, for the purchase of 18 naval MRHs, hit an impasse in 2014, when commercial bids by Sikorsky for S-70B choppers were found to be way above the Rs 6,000 crore the MoD had set aside.

Jaitley's decision could be a mixed blessing for the armed forces. Once these contracts are scrapped, it is likely they will be refloated as Make in India projects and government-to-government deals. MoD watchers tie the cancellations to the government's policy on strategic partners, helicopter manufacture is one of four areas where the government sees private sector firms tying up with foreign partners, and US firms are strong contenders in this regard. Though the hardware is still years away from induction and will likely see significant cost escalations, the armed forces can take heart from the fact that the wheels of decision-making have started moving again.

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Postby Ardeshir » 21 Jun 2017 03:15

Sorry Ramana. Searched for the Nuclear thread, couldn't find it. So thought Military Developments might be appropriate, given that it's TFTA Harvard onlee.
Edit: Moving to 'Strategic Issues' sub forum.

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Postby Prem » 21 Jun 2017 03:29

Wonder How will Paki react if Squadron of Rambha From Bhisiana with full load of Derby ERs and Katarina from Ambala with full load of Meteors suddenly showed up over Lahore to provide cover 4 low flying Jaguars carrying Eid Mubarak message /package.

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Postby Kakkaji » 21 Jun 2017 05:33

Chhota Bhai is signing partnership agreements left and right all over the world. MoD is not giving him any orders though. Going by his record, I am not sure he will be able to execute the orders if he gets them.

Reliance Defence inks partnership with Serbia's Yugoimport to target opportunities of Rs 20k crore

NEW DELHI: Anil Ambani Group company Reliance Defence Ammunition has entered a strategic partnership with Serbia's state-run defence major Yugoimport to manufacture ammunition in India and target business opportunities of Rs 20,000 crore over the next 10 years.

RDL has proposed to set up a greenfield facility for the production of ammunition.

"Reliance Defence Ammunition will also undertake joint development of next generation ammunition to meet the future requirements of the Indian armed forces," the company said.

India currently imports nearly 50 per cent :eek: of its ammunition requirements by value term, with an annual spending of more than Rs 10,000 crore on ammunition
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Postby Kakkaji » 21 Jun 2017 05:38

Arun Jaitley to lead military delegation to Russia, defence projects worth $10.5 billion to be finalised

NEW DELHI: Defence minister Arun Jaitley will be leading a high-powered military delegation to Novosibirsk and Moscow this week, at a time when Russia is desperate to wrest back from the US its long-standing numero uno position in the lucrative Indian arms market.

Though India has increasingly turned to the US for mega arms deals in recent years, Russia can take solace from the fact that defence projects worth around $10.5 billion are now on the verge of being finalised with it.These range from the acquisition of five S-400 Triumf advanced air defence missile systems, four Grigorivichclass frigates and 200 Kamov-226T light helicopters as well as the lease of a second nuclear-powered submarine after INS Chakra.

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Postby jamwal » 22 Jun 2017 13:52

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/new ... 259416.cms
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Private companies can now tie up with banned foreign vendors to make ammunition for Indian Army


India has given the go-ahead to private domestic companies to tie up with foreign vendors that have been banned for corrupt practices in the past to manufacture ammunition for the army.

This major policy shift will allow banned entities such as IMI, Singapore Technologies and Rheinmetall to join private companies as technology partners to get a slice of India’s lucrative ammunition market, which is among the largest in the world.

A series of seven tenders have been issued by the defence ministry for ammunition for tanks and howitzers to antiaircraft guns, with bids being invited to supply the items for the next ten years.


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Postby Kakkaji » 24 Jun 2017 01:30

India, Russia finalise deal on frigates, S-400 missile system & Kamov helicopters

India and Russia adopted a roadmap for defence cooperation on Friday, building on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Russia earlier this month. The two sides have taken forward their defence partnership to concretise deals on frigates, S-400 air defence missile system and Kamov helicopters, people familiar with the matter said.


They have concretised this time, they will put plaster on it in the next visit, then paint it the visit after that, and on and on ... :wink:

In the meantime, the armed forces will keep waiting for equipment. :(

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Postby viveks » 24 Jun 2017 02:14

there should be another newspaper called india-dreams-times.com. From where are they going to finance this? Also, the bigger powers blessings are questionable at times.

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Postby Vivek K » 24 Jun 2017 04:46

Kakkaji wrote:India, Russia finalise deal on frigates, S-400 missile system & Kamov helicopters

India and Russia adopted a roadmap for defence cooperation on Friday, building on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Russia earlier this month. The two sides have taken forward their defence partnership to concretise deals on frigates, S-400 air defence missile system and Kamov helicopters, people familiar with the matter said.


They have concretised this time, they will put plaster on it in the next visit, then paint it the visit after that, and on and on ... :wink:

In the meantime, the armed forces will keep waiting for equipment. :(

They could place orders for the frigates with indian shipyards and for Helicopters - buy the LUH. No wait for these.

Double the S-400 order.

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Postby Cybaru » 24 Jun 2017 05:04

Yeah and add more N subs to the order. Change it around a bit.

So what did the fancy committee decide on pakfa?

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Postby Austin » 08 Jul 2017 11:29

India Russia discussing development of Heavy Thermal Torpedoes
Moscow. July 8. Interfax-AVN - Russia and India are considering the possibility of creating a heavy thermal torpedoes, according to the annual report of the public joint-stock company "NII Morteplotehniki".

According to the report, in 2016, the company with a delegation of "Rosoboronexport" held in India in talks with the Indian side "for the long term development of severe thermal torpedoes and review of technical and commercial proposals for the implementation of joint development work (R & D) to create severe thermal torpedoes."

According to the company, the Indian side expressed "interest in further joint cooperation."

The document also states that in December in New Delhi at a meeting of the Russian-Indian sub-group on research and development activities discussed "the implementation of the joint R & D to create severe thermal torpedoes."


In January, the general director of NPO Machine Building Alexander Leonov said that the merger creates a shortened version of the missile "BrahMos" to start from the torpedo tubes.

Russian-Indian joint venture "BrahMos Aerospace" is engaged in development and production of missile "BrahMos". The missile is designed to engage a wide range of maritime targets. It is able to develop a supersonic velocity to 2.8m, carry up to 240 kg payload to a distance of 290 km. The new rocket, in practice, the principle of "fire and forget" - a goal she finds herself.

"SRI Morteplotehniki" part of the group "Gidpropribor", included in the corporation "Tactical Missiles". The company is engaged in the development and production of torpedoes and torpedo systems, torpedo energy and power plants, as well as specialized equipment for torpedo testing system

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Postby Austin » 08 Jul 2017 12:18

India, Israel Ink Deal for Air Defense System, Radars, UAVs Worth $4.3 Bln

Indian companies have signed 12 strategic agreements ranging from air defense systems, radars, anti-ship missiles to medium altitude long endurance UAVs in India under technology transfer worth $4.3 billion during the first formal meeting of India-Israel CEOs forum in Tel Aviv.

New Delhi (Sputnik) – The meeting took place at the end of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit.

Pune-based Kalyani Strategic Systems Ltd has signed a joint venture agreement with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) for addressing a range of opportunities across air defense systems, radars, anti-ship missiles and command & control systems for the Indian armed forces. Both the companies will produce weapons worth $1.54 billion over a period of 7-10 years.

Bangalore-based Dynamatic Technologies and Elcom signed a ‘Strategic Teaming Agreement’ to produce, assemble and support UAVs in India with IAI. The joint venture is targeting the lucrative medium altitude long endurance (MALE) UAV market in India under technology transfer from IAI. The Indian defense ministry invited a response from indigenous manufacturers for procurement of MALE UAVs for use by three defense services.

“This will be under the “Make in India” initiative from Indian companies,” the notification said.

Alpha Design has signed a joint venture agreement with Elbit Security Systems worth $500 million. This deal will provide much needed indigenously manufactured thermal image-based sights and fire control systems, unmanned aerial vehicles, long range reconnaissance and observation systems (LORROS), coolant dewar detector, eye-safe laser range finders under technology transfer.

Little known in the Indian defense industry, Garware-Wall Ropes Ltd (GWRL), and Israel’s Aero-T signed the agreement to manufacturing and supplying advanced aerostat systems for India. The aerostat is served as early warning systems against enemy air attacks as well as for low-level ground surveillance. Mahindra Telephonics and Shachaf Engineering of Israel will jointly design, develop and manufacture strategic electronics systems for aerospace projects.

India’s Texmaco Rail and Engineering Ltd of Adventz Group and LeshmanLesico Group of Israel will execute light rail projects worth $2 billion including Greenfield light rail projects in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

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Postby Kakkaji » 15 Jul 2017 00:27

Army gets the first lot of 7,500 hi-tech helmets

Two-thirds of the first tranche of helmets will shortly be given to soldiers engaging terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir and those deployed on borders with China, while 2,500 helmets have been already given to Indian Army soldiers deployed in UN peacekeeping missions.

In addition, 6,000 more helmets will undergo trials at DRDO’s Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory (TBRL) in Chandigarh, which assesses the terminal effects of military weapons, officials said.

The Centre has approved procurement of 3.28 lakh ballistic helmets, they said. The 1.58 lakh new helmets will be given as part of “standard kit” to soldiers.

“These helmets are for the battalions deployed in counter-terrorist (in J&K) and counter-insurgency (in the North-East) operations and along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China and Line of Control with Pakistan,” said a senior defence ministry official, adding that about 13,981 helmets are for the Indian Navy.


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Postby Cain Marko » 10 Sep 2017 23:50

Austin wrote:India, Israel Ink Deal for Air Defense System, Radars, UAVs Worth $4.3 Bln

Indian companies have signed 12 strategic agreements ranging from air defense systems, radars, [b]anti-ship missiles
to medium altitude long endurance UAVs in India under technology transfer worth $4.3 billion during the first formal meeting of India-Israel CEOs forum in Tel Aviv.[/b]

New Delhi (Sputnik) – The meeting took place at the end of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit.

Pune-based Kalyani Strategic Systems Ltd has signed a joint venture agreement with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) for addressing a range of opportunities across air defense systems, radars, anti-ship missiles and command & control systems for the Indian armed forces. Both the companies will produce weapons worth $1.54 billion over a period of 7-10 years.

Bangalore-based Dynamatic Technologies and Elcom signed a ‘Strategic Teaming Agreement’ to produce, assemble and support UAVs in India with IAI. The joint venture is targeting the lucrative medium altitude long endurance (MALE) UAV market in India under technology transfer from IAI. The Indian defense ministry invited a response from indigenous manufacturers for procurement of MALE UAVs for use by three defense services.

“This will be under the “Make in India” initiative from Indian companies,” the notification said.

Alpha Design has signed a joint venture agreement with Elbit Security Systems worth $500 million. This deal will provide much needed indigenously manufactured thermal image-based sights and fire control systems, unmanned aerial vehicles, long range reconnaissance and observation systems (LORROS), coolant dewar detector, eye-safe laser range finders under technology transfer.

Little known in the Indian defense industry, Garware-Wall Ropes Ltd (GWRL), and Israel’s Aero-T signed the agreement to manufacturing and supplying advanced aerostat systems for India. The aerostat is served as early warning systems against enemy air attacks as well as for low-level ground surveillance. Mahindra Telephonics and Shachaf Engineering of Israel will jointly design, develop and manufacture strategic electronics systems for aerospace projects.

India’s Texmaco Rail and Engineering Ltd of Adventz Group and LeshmanLesico Group of Israel will execute light rail projects worth $2 billion including Greenfield light rail projects in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

What anti ship missile are they working on together?

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Postby Ameet » 12 Sep 2017 03:34

India may agree to buy Japanese US-2i aircraft for $1.3 b

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/eco ... 854479.ece

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Postby brar_w » 13 Sep 2017 15:00

From a recent Jane's article -

India and the United States are preparing to enhance their joint Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI), designed to strengthen defence industrial collaboration between the two countries.

Jane’s understands that US defence officials are in India this week to lay the groundwork ahead of a visit later in September by US Secretary of Defense James Mattis. One of the focuses of Mattis’ visit will be the DTTI.

The DTTI currently covers several areas of collaboration, although these were finalised under the previous US administration. Progress on the initiative has continued under the Donald Trump administration with the White House recently confirming that DTTI representatives last met in April 2017.

However, defence officials from both sides are understood to be keen to expand the remit of the initiative. It has been reported that one area of possible expansion is to include unspecified land systems, although this has yet to be confirmed.

According to the US Department of Defense (DoD), the existing profile of the DTTI includes joint working groups exploring defence industrial projects across areas including: aircraft carriers; jet engines; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR); chemical-biological protection; naval systems; and air systems.

A DoD report submitted to Congress in July confirmed that the DoD is pursuing projects “designed to expand co-operation into new areas”. It added that the DTTI has made possible the transfer of radar, gas turbine engine, night-vision, and other military technologies to India, and facilitated “important co-operation on topics such as aircraft carrier design”.

Other projects facilitated by the DTTI include collaboration on US firm AeroVironment’ RQ 11 Raven hand-launched unmanned aerial vehicle, and roll-on/roll-off ISR modules for the Indian Air Force’s Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 transport aircraft.

In mid-2016, it was also announced that the two countries would pursue joint development of digital helmet mounted display systems and a joint biological tactical detection system. In addition, in November 2016, the United States proposed the joint development of an advanced tactical ground combat vehicle and helicopters as part of the US Future Vertical Lift (FVL) programme.


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