defence industry

Russia to build hypersonic missile


September 20th, 2012 - 6:07 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will set up an aerospace company comprising missile makers NPO Mashinostroyenie and Tactical Missiles Corporation to develop hypersonic weapon technology, a senior minister said.Deputy ... Read more...

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Faulty boilers caused Indian aircraft carrier’s trial snags (Lead)


September 18th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Sea trials of an Indian Navy aircraft carrier refitted at a Russian shipyard were unsuccessful due to design failures in the vessel's boilers, a former ... Read more...

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India carrier’s trial snags blamed on faulty boilers


September 18th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Sea trials of an Indian Navy aircraft carrier refitted at a Russian shipyard were unsuccessful due to design failures in the vessel's boilers, a former ... Read more...

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Swedish ex-envoy to head defence firm Saab in India


August 29th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Former Swedish ambassador Lars-Olof Lindgren will return to India as the chief of the defence firm Saab's operations here. He will forge new ties with ... Read more...

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Ukrainian court jails radioactive metal thieves


August 28th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kiev, Aug 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Ukrainian court has sentenced eight members of a criminal group to up to eight and a half years in prison for trading in radioactive ... Read more...

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Russia to make Mi-171 helicopters for China


August 21st, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will build Mi-171E multipurpose helicopters under a contract with China, an official said Tuesday.Moscow and Beijing signed a contract in July on the delivery ... Read more...

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Unlimited penalty for defaulting on defence offsets


August 2nd, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) India will levy unlimited penalties on foreign firms that fail to meet their offsets obligations of ploughing back a minimum 30 percent of a contract ... Read more...

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Net deterioration in security environment: PM (Lead)


July 31st, 2012 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday warned of "a net deterioration" in the international security and strategic environment, pointing to political uncertainties in India's neighbourhood, ... Read more...

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US keen to boost defence trade with India


July 28th, 2012 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 28 (IANS) In a bid to boost defence sales to India, the US is touting the "technical and political advantages" of its Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programme of ... Read more...

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China allows private investment in defence sector


July 19th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 19 (IANS) China has pledged to open its defence-related industries to private capital in a "fair and safe manner", according to an investment guideline unveiled by the government ... Read more...

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Raise FDI limit to boost defence trade: US think tank


July 18th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) A US think tank has suggested that India should raise the limit of foreign direct investment from 26 percent to over 50 percent in order to ... Read more...

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Aerospace, defence business sluggish in 2011: Study


July 11th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) The global aerospace and defence industry performance in 2011 was sluggish, posting a revenue gain of just 2.3 percent compared to 2.5 percent in 2010, ... Read more...

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Putin backs importing foreign military technology


July 3rd, 2012 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin has supported the idea of purchasing certain types of military technology from abroad to satisfy specific and urgent needs of the ... Read more...

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Russia to deliver ammunition worth $1 bn to India


June 29th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 29 (IANS) Russia will deliver ammunition, including tank and artillery shells, worth $1 billion to India, a media report said.The Vedomosti daily found that one of the ... Read more...

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Russian army to get first indigenous UAV in 2014


June 29th, 2012 - 8:38 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The first domestically-developed strike unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) will be put in service with the Russian Armed Forces by the end of 2014, a defence ... Read more...

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Libya, Iraq want to buy Russian arms: Minister


April 24th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Libya and Iraq continue to show interest in buying Russian-made weaponry despite regime changes in these countries, a minister said Tuesday.Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, ... Read more...

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Defence industry commission under PMO proposed (Lead)


April 2nd, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Against the backdrop of India emerging as the world's largest importer of arms, an industry lobby and a global consultancy Monday recommended the setting up ... Read more...

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‘Form defence industry commission under PMO’


April 2nd, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Against the backdrop of India emerging as the world's largest importer of arms, an industry lobby and a global consultancy have recommended the setting up ... Read more...

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‘Protectionism won’t benefit Indian defence industry’


March 30th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Protectionism - capping FDI at 26 percent in the Indian defence industry - wouldn't benefit the sector and this should be raised to a minimum ... Read more...

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‘Pakistan to continue building its military potential’


March 30th, 2012 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 30 (IANS) Pakistan would continue to develop its military potential as weakness invites aggression from stronger nations, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said Friday.Addressing a gathering comprising ... Read more...

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Delhi to host Asia’s largest defence exhibition


March 26th, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) India will host from Thursday Asia's biggest defence exposition, showcasing the country's military prowess and the nation's emergence as an attractive destination for investment in ... Read more...

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Arms suppliers cashing on offset clause face challenges


March 17th, 2012 - 11:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 17 (IANS) While the $10 billion order to French company Dassault to supply 126 fighter planes is expected to generate around $5 billion worth of business for Indian ... Read more...

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Russia to dispose of 4 million guns, including AK-47s


March 15th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's defence ministry will dispose of four million obsolete guns and rifles, mainly AK-47s, by 2015.According to Russian daily Izvestia, a source in the defence ... Read more...

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EADS Cassidian appoints new India CEO


March 14th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) European defence major EADS Cassidian Wednesday appointed Peter Gutsmiedl as the first chief executive officer of its India operations.Based in Bangalore, India's aerospace and defence ... Read more...

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India to ease defence offsets norms to push industry growth (Lead)


February 23rd, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) India is preparing to ease its defence offsets policy to facilitate greater foreign investments in the domestic military industry whenever the nation buys hardware worth ... Read more...

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India to ease defence offsets norms


February 23rd, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) India is preparing to ease its defence offsets policy to facilitate greater investments in the domestic military industry whenever the nation buys hardware worth over ... Read more...

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Russian military plans to buy foreign choppers


February 23rd, 2012 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian defence ministry is planning to buy at least 45 light multipurpose helicopters from a foreign manufacturer, the Vedomosti daily reported.A contract worth over ... Read more...

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Singapore Airshow sees deals worth $31 billion


February 18th, 2012 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Singapore, Feb 17 (IANS) The Singapore Airshow 2012, Asia's largest and one of the three most important aerospace and defence exhibitions in the world, Friday wrapped up the trade segment ... Read more...

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Russia to build anti-NATO missile shield


February 5th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will build a reliable aerospace defence system to effectively counter NATO missile threats, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Sunday.Rogozin, appointed recently to oversee ... Read more...

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France’s Dassault wins India’s $10.4bn warplane deal (Intro Roundup)


January 31st, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) In a defence deal that is India's -- and amongst the world's -- largest, France's Dassault has won a $10.4 billion (Rs.52,000 crore) order ... Read more...

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France’s Dassault wins India’s $10.4 bn combat jet deal (Roundup)


January 31st, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) In a defence deal that is India's -- and amongst the world's -- largest, France's Dassault has won a $10.4 billion (Rs.52,000 crore) order ... Read more...

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Turkey to buy F-35 jets, helicopters from US


January 6th, 2012 - 7:08 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, Jan 6 (IANS) Turkey will purchase two F-35 fighter jets and 15 helicopters from the US, a government committee has said.The Defence Industry Implementation Committee said Thursday it has ... Read more...

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Russia test launches RS-18 ballistic missile (Lead)


December 28th, 2011 - 1:35 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia successfully test-launched intercontinental ballistic missile -- RS-18 (SS-19 Stiletto) -- Tuesday from the Baikonur Space Centre in Kazakhstan, said the defence ministry.The missile is ... Read more...

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Russia needs defence research body: NATO envoy


November 17th, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's envoy to NATO, Dmitry Rogozin, has called for the creation of a defence research agency similar to DARPA, the Pentagon agency that funds military ... Read more...

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Innovation in defence sector below par: Antony


November 14th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Calling upon India's defence public sector undertakings and ordnance factories to invest in research and development, Defence Minister A.K. Antony Monday expressed displeasure over their ... Read more...

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