To counter mines, Navy explores unmanned, underwater options
The Navy is looking for ‘man out of the loop’ solutions that could involve autonomous systems that are being developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) as well as foreign vendors, sources said.
Critical test for submarine-launched nuclear missile this weekend
The 3,500-km range missile, designed for the Arihant class of nuclear subma...
Defence Ministry approves procurement of military platforms and weapons worth Rs 22,800 crore
The decision to go for the capital procurement ...
EV firm Ather to set up vehicle, lithium-ion battery factory in Tamil Nadu
The investment to be committed by Ather would be Rs around Rs 635 crore and estimated to create 4300 jobs. A mail has been sent to Ather with queries about the period over which the investments would be committed.
DRDO's AIP system gets boost with the operation of land-based prototype
The DRDO programme to build a fuel cell-based Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) system for Indian Naval Submarines crossed several milestones in technology maturity as the operation of the land-based prototype engineered to the form-and-fit of a submarine was conducted at the Naval Materials Research Laboratory in Ambernath, Maharashtra on Wednesday.
India to test-fire 3,500 km range K-4 nuclear missile
The missile system is being developed by DRDO for the Arihant class nuclear submarines which are being built. "As per plans, the DRDO will carry out test-firing of the K-4 nuclear missile from an underwater platform off the Vishakhapatnam coast. During the trial, the DRDO will test the advanced systems in the missile system," govt sources said.
After Balakot show, government to have more desi eyes in the sky
The ‘eye in the sky’ project — an aircraft-mounted radar that can look deep into enemy territory and direct combat assets for a strike — is set to get a boost with the defence ministry likely to clear next week the acquisition of two Airbus A330 platforms that will be modified by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).
India offers Singapore facility for testing, launching missiles in Chandipur
India has already opened its military training facilities, such as air force and artillery firing ranges, to Singapore’s armed forces because of the island city-state’s territorial limitations. The two countries have regularly held artillery exercises for over a decade.
India targets $26 billion defence industry by 2025: Rajnath Singh
Under the Draft Defence Production Policy 2018, the Indian government eyes $5 billion defence exports by 2025. "On the one hand this target is ambitious, but at the same time it's encouraging that India's defence exports have grown almost six-fold in the last two years," Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said.
Indian defence exports to grow to Rs 35,000 crore by 2024: Army Chief
At an event of Indigenous Defence Equipment Exporters Association, Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat said on Friday that Indian defence industry is becoming export-oriented and country's defence exports are set to grow to Rs 35,000 crore in next five years.
DRDO chief urges for indigenous defence production
Our indigenous produce in defence (sector) is close to 45-50 per cent only. We have a lot of imports. We need to improve (the share of indigenous production) and work on new technologies, Reddy said.
Army inducts Israeli 'tank killers’ till DRDO develops indigenous ones
Indian infantry soldiers now finally have a new weapon to destroy advancing enemy tanks on the western front with Pakistan.
Focus on research to make India global leader in defence technologies: Rajnath Singh
The Union Defence Minister was joined by the chiefs of the three services and DRDO Chairman G Satheesh Reddy at the inauguration of the two-day conference.
We will fight and win the next war with indigenous weapon systems: Army Chief
In his address at the 41st DRDO Directors Conference, Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat also said the development of weaponry and other systems should be done keeping "future warfare" in mind.
India's security vulnerabilities are going to be 'much more greater' in times to come: NSA Doval
"India's security vulnerabilities are much greater today and they are going to be much more greater in the times to come," said Doval.
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