L&T to provide network monitoring for Indian Army

Construction firm Larsen & Toubro said it has won a large deal — worth Rs 2,500-5,000 cr — to create a monitoring and management solution for Indian Army’s pan-India fiber-optic communications network. The network, part of India’s network for spectrum project, was envisioned almost ten years ago as a way for the armed forces to […]

BEL in deal with Israel’s ELOP to make advanced target-finding system

Public sector company Bharat Electronics Ltd said it will manufacture and export $33 million (Rs 230 cr) worth of optical and infrared imaging systems to Israel’s Elbit Systems Electro-Optics Elop Ltd (ELOP). The systems are being manufactured under license from, and using the technology supplied by, the Israeli company. “With this, BEL is in a […]

Mahindra Defence, BEL ink MoU for long-term partnership

Mahindra Defence Systems said it has entered into a long-term partnership with Government of India-controlled defence electronics manufacturer Bharat Electronics Ltd “to jointly address emerging opportunities in the domestic market”. The two will address opportunities created by policy initiatives of the Government of India, like ‘Make in India’ and the ‘Export Promotion Policy’ of the […]

Punj Lloyd, Adani tie up with Rave Gears USA to manufacture helicopter parts

Punj Lloyd, Rave Gears (USA) and Adani Group said they will set up a joint venture to manufacture helicopter parts. The collaboration will use the manufacturing base in India for exports to global OEMs, both in the military and civil aerospace domain, Adani Defence & Aerospace said. The JV will design, manufacture and assemble high […]

Israeli company to supply tactical drones to India under JV with Cyient

Cyient, formerly known as Infotech Enterprises, said it will form a joint venture with Israel-based BlueBird Aero Systems to manufacture drones for security use in India. The joint venture will be called Cyient Solutions & Systems Private Limited and will have 51% shareholding by Cyient. BlueBird Aero Systems, said the Indian company, is a specialist […]

Mahindra chosen as Indian partner for Japan’s ShinMaywa US-2 aircraft

Mahindra Defence, part of the Mahindra Group, has been selected as the local partner for Japanese aircraft maker ShinMaywa’s manufacturing and related operations for its US-2 seaplane in India. The amphibious aircraft can be used for both civilian and military purposes and the Indian Navy is expected to be among the customers for the same […]

Rafale deal makes no mention of Reliance Defence: Sitharaman

Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman said India’s deal to acquire 36 Rafale jets was inked with the government of France, and that the deal does not require the French supplier to partner with Anil Ambani-led Reliance Defence. Sitharaman was answering a question raised by Congress MP Sanjay Singh about whether Dassault Aviation entered into a joint […]

India scraps mega Israeli deal for anti-tank missiles in favor of DRDO product

The government of India has canceled Rs 3,300 cr order for 8,356 Spike anti-tank missiles that was to be produced in India by Bharat Dynamics Ltd, a government of India enterprise, in association with an Israeli company. The anti-tank missiles were supposed to be have been produced with transfer of technology from Israel-based Spike. Preliminary […]

SKIL Infra counter sues Reliance Infra over Pipavav deal, seeks Rs 8130 cr

Within hours of getting an arbitration notice from Reliance Infrastructure seeking damages of Rs 5,440 cr, SKIL Infrastructure has counter sued the Anil Ambani Group firm for a higher amount. The infrastructure company, the former promoter of Pipavav Defence, also denied the charges made by Reliance Infrastructure on Monday. In a statement, Reliance Infrastructure had […]

Reliance Infrastructure starts Rs 5,440 cr arbitration against Pipavav founders

Anil Ambani Group controlled Reliance Infrastructure said it has issued a notice of arbitration against the founders of Pipavav Defence and Engineering Limited seeking Rs 5,440 cr for “breach of warranties”. Reliance Infrastructure emerged as the biggest shareholder in¬†Pipavav Defence and Engineering Limited in 2015, and subsequently renamed it to Reliance Naval and Engineering Limited. […]

Reliance Naval says not worried about IFC’s insolvency petition

Reliance Naval and Engineering, the defence production arm of the Anil Ambani group, said it was not worried about the petition filed by bankruptcy petition filed by IFC. It said the international organization does not have its loan secured against the assets of the company. Unsecured creditors come lower in priority compared to secured creditors, […]

Tata Power, Israeli partner get sonar contract from Indian Navy

Tata Power said its Strategic Engineering Division, along with partner DSIT Solutions Ltd, received a contract to supply Portable Diver Detection Sonar (PDDS) to the Indian Navy. The deal is one of the the largest in the world for such systems, it said. The detection systems will largely be manufactured in India at the Tata […]

Adani, Saab tie-up; to pitch Gripen jets to India

Defence and security company Saab, maker of Gripen jets, has tied up with India’s Adani Group for aerospace and defence production in India. “The intended collaboration would encompass design, development and production of Gripen for India and other high-tech products of national importance for India and also the creation of joint ventures in India in […]

India draws closer to US under Modi, to restart ‘COPE INDIA’

The Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance government of India is ramping up defense cooperation with the United States, and will restart COPE INDIA, a mock combat exercise between the US and Indian Air Force. COPE INDIA was first conducted in 2004, and subsequently in 2005, 2006 and 2009, after which it was abandoned. The exercise […]

Reliance Defence Engg launches patrol ships for Indian Navy

Reliance Defence and Engineering, controlled by Reliance Infrastructure, said it ‘launched’ the first two of its five patrol vessels being built for the Indian Navy at its shipyard in Pipavav, Gujarat. The ships are being constructed under the “P-21” project. The Company is also engaged in construction of one Training ship and fourteen Fast Petrol […]

Anil Ambani Group ties up with Thales for Rafale contracts

Reliance Defence, the defence manufacturing arm of the Anil Ambani group, said it will form a joint venture in India with global defence manufacturer Thales to carry out some contracts related to the Rafale jet deal. The Indian company will hold 51% of the equity while the foreign entity will hold the remaining. Reliance Defence […]

Premier Explosives secures Rs 27 crore order from Bharat Dynamics Limited

Premier Explosives, a Hyderabad based commercial explosives manufacturer, said it has won a Rs 27.7 crore order from Bharat Dynamics Limited for the supply of booster grains. The order will be delivered by end of June next year, said the company. Booster grains are used as solid fuel for missiles. Premier had delivered the 1,000th […]

Tata inks deal with US co to explore production of Javelin missiles in India

Tata Power and Javelin Joint Venture have signed an agreement to explore the production of a anti-armour missile system to meet Indian requirements, the Indian company said. The system will include using the missile on ground combat vehicles or via infantry or helicopters, said the company. The agreement was signed via Tata Power’s Strategic Engineering […]

Bharat Electronics to make night vision products for defence forces

Bharat Electronics Ltd will set up a factory¬†at Nimmaluru in Andhra Pradesh to make advanced night-vision products for the defence forces, the company said. Factory will enable BEL to expand its electro-optics business and carry out manufacturing and integration for the ongoing and upcoming projects, it added. Factory will be built in stages and the […]