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India plans ballistic protection for under-fire helicopters

Source:-India plans ballistic protection for under-fire helicopters India is looking at the procurement and installation of lightweight fibre-based armour plating in the cargo compartments of seven Mi-17V-5 helicopters under a national competitive bidding process, for which results are awaited. This requirement released last year by the Indian Air Force (IAF) …

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India’s Defence Sector Opportunity

Source:-India’s Defence Sector Opportunity BrahMos Aerospace, the makers of BRAHMOS supersonic cruise missile, which completes 20 years on February 12, has many firsts to its credit. It is the first successful joint venture between India and Russia; it has met manufacturing and delivery timelines, a rarity for the Defence Research …

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Asia’s escalating missile race

Source:-Asia’s escalating missile race If the Cold War was one long arms race, the modern era could be accurately described as an arms jog. Countries are defined less by how many nuclear warheads they have, and more by what they can do with them. This is particularly the case in …

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The Rafale purchase controversy

Source:-The Rafale purchase controversy There is something about the procurement of military equipment from western commercial sources that generates public interest far greater than its financial or strategic content. The entire spectacle of open tendering, nail-biting selection, followed by endless negotiations – all played out in the public domain – …

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HAL choppers to target enemy at high altitudes

Source:-HAL choppers to target enemy at high altitudes On Friday, December 22, the Indian Air Force and the Indian Army initiated the purchase of 15 indigenously designed and built Light Combat Helicopters from Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. The IAF will take 10 helicopters, and the army five.It is learnt from HAL …

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