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India cleared to buy additional P-8I maritime patrol aircraft

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The U.S. State Department has cleared a possible $2.42 billion Foreign Military Sale (FMS) of six P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to India. According to the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency, the complete package includes 6 P-8I aircraft, 8 Multifunctional Information Distribution System-Joint Tactical Radio Systems 5 (MIDS-JTRS 5), 42 AN/AAR-54 Missile Warning Sensors, 14 LN-251 […]

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Hanwha Defense ready to offer new light tank to Indian Army

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South Korea’s Hanwha Defense is pushing a new combat vehicle with a 105mm turret mounted on its K21 chassis for the Indian Army. Just last week, the Indian Army released Request for Information (RFI) to seek prospective vendors to procure around 350 light tanks in a phased manner under the Make in India initiative. Indian Army plans […]

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India gets new batch of French Rafale fighter jets

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Indian Air Force announced on Wednesday that it has taken delivery of the 4th batch of Rafale fighter aircraft. The details were given in a 31 March media release, to announce that the 4th batch of three Indian Air Force Rafale fighter jets landed on Indian soil after a direct ferry from Istres Air Base […]

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China to boost defense budget by $14 billion

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On Friday, the Ministry of National Defense of the People’s Republic of China has confirmed that the Chinese government plans a 6.8 percent increase (the largest gain since 2019) in the defense budget in the coming year. According to a press release issued on 5 March, China’s annual defense budget will maintain single-digit growth for […]

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Mahindra to unveils its latest armoured vehicles at IDEX 2021

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Mahindra Emirates Vehicle Armouring, part of Mahindra Group, will showcase its latest armoured vehicles and tactical armoured vehicles at the 15th edition of the International Defense Exhibition and Conference (IDEX), taking place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from Feb. 21 to 25, 2021. As noted by the company, is looking forward to welcoming all […]

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India to buy 56 C295 transport aircraft in $2.5 billion contract

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The Indian government reportedly will spend $2.5 billion to purchase C295 tactical transport aircraft from Airbus Defense, multiple news outlets reported. On Tuesday, Hindustan Times has reported that Airbus Defence and Space and Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) will jointly execute the project to equip the Indian Air Force with new medium transport aircraft under […]

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Boeing on course to overtake Russia as Indian biggest weapons supplier

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American aerospace giant Boeing is on track to overtake Russian defense companies as the Indian biggest weapons supplier as the Indian Navy has expressed interest in potentially purchasing Super Hornets. Boeing’s India division, based in New Delhi, has released new footage that showed an F/A-18E fighter jet launching off a ski-jump ramp in a demo for […]

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India to receive innovative Fire Control Systems from Smart Shooter

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Israeli-based Smart Shooter company has announced that it was awarded a contract by the Indian Ministry of Defence for the supply of its SMASH Fire Control Systems to the Indian Navy. According to a company news release, the contract award from the Indian Navy enables the company to supply the new sighting device, called the […]

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Indian Navy MiG-29K fighter aircraft crashed in Arabian Sea

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An Indian Navy MiG-29K carrier-based multirole fighter aircraft crashed over the Arabian Sea on 26 November, multiple news outlets reported. The Indian Navy press release said that a MiG-29K fighter jet, which was operating in the Arabian Sea, crashed at around 5 p.m. on Thursday. According to an update released by Inidna officials, one pilot […]

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Lockheed Martin receives $182 million for MH-60R Sea Hawk sonars

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Pentagon’s No.1 weapons supplier Lockheed Martin Corp. was awarded a contract modification from the Naval Air Systems Command for Airborne Low Frequency Sonars (ALFS). The contract modification, announced Tuesday by the Department of Defense, is worth more than $182 million and covers production, delivery and integration of 24 ALFSs for the government of India; eight […]

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