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DRDO Demonstrates Arjun Mk II, ICV Combat Vehicles in Action at Defexpo 2016

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India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Indian armored vehicle manufacturers displayed today for the first time a number of combat vehicles developed in India for the Indian armed forces. Among the new vehicles were Arjun Mk II, Kestrel Wheeled Armored Platform (WhAP) and 4x4 Armored Mine Protected Vehicle (MPV) developed by Tata.

Aero-India 2015 Photo Report – Unmanned Systems

Following is a collection of photos taken at Aero India 2015, depicting some of the new unmanned systems we picked on display.

Aero-India 2015 Photo Report – Missile Systems

Following is a collection of photos taken at Aero India 2015, depicting advanced missile systems relevant to ongoing Indian procurement programs.

Israel’s IAI teams with Alpha Design Technologies to produce mini-UAVs in India

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and India's Alpha Design Technologies have signed a teaming agreement for the production and marketing of mini-Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in India to accommodate the operational needs of Indian customers. The agreement covers local production of IAI's Bird-Eye 400 and Bird-Eye 650 mini UAS as well as other mini-unmanned aerial systems.

IAI Introduces: a business Jet with stings

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is introducing a new maritime surveillance, and anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare aircraft at Aero India 2015. The platform is based on a specially modified Bombardier Global 5000 business jet, configured with the new generation ELI-3360 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) system.

100 Israeli armored vehicles supplied to three African countries

IAI announced today that the company has signed three contracts for the supply of 100 RAM armored vehicles from three military customers in Africa. One of these contracts is a follow-on to a previous order in which a military customer ordered 50 vehicles.

Airshow China 2014 Photo Report – Strike Weapons

NORINCO unveiled two variants of the King Dragon family of guided rockets, launched from the SR5 multiple rocket launcher. The King Dragon 60(GR1) 220mm laser terminal guided rocket and fire Dragon 40 122mm guided rocket systems. King Dragon provides highly accurate rocket attack using...

New Izumo-class carriers to greatly boost Japan’s force projection

Japan's new Izumo-class helicopter carrier currently undergoing sea trials is expected to be commissioned in 2015. The new carrier will dramatically increase Japan's force projection in the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, raising concern in China

Russia to build 12 nuclear-powered Leader destroyers

The Navy of Russia intends to order 12 advanced Leader destroyers. A half of them will be designed for the Northern Fleet, and another half - for the Pacific Fleet, officials with the Defense Ministry of Russia said. The lead ship of the new...

DCNS outlines an AIP design based on the nuclear powered Barracuda

DCNS is introducing the SMX Ocean - a new submarine concept based on the hull of the nuclear powered 'Barracuda' - the next generation SSN of the French Navy. The SMX Ocean will be fitted with a conventional propulsion system (SSK) with AIP technology.

Indonesia plans to purchase Russian submarines

Russia and Indonesia are discussing the possibility to provide Russian submarines for the Indonesian Navy, Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov said last week

Russia offers India three additional Talwar class frigates

Russia is offering to build for Indian Navy three additional Project 11356 frigates - the type designated 'Talwar class' by the Indian Navy. In addition, the two countries are negotiating weapon systems upgrades to the three frigates delivered under the first order is also being negotiated, integrating the Indo-Russian Bramos missile.

Lockheed Martin to supply $1 billion worth of SCOUT SV turrets

Lockheed martin UK will deliver 245 turrets for the SCOUT Specialist Vehicle (SV) under a $1 billion contract awarded October 2014.

Embraer rolls out KC-390 military airlift

Embraer rolled out the first prototype of the KC-390 military transport from the production hangar at the industrial plant of Gavião Peixoto, Brazil. The first flight, planned to take place by the end of 2014.
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