VAdm G Ashok Kumar, AVSM, VSM, the Vice Chief of Naval Staff with the Controller of Warship Production and Acquisition and Director General of Naval Design in attendance held a curtain raiser today, for the commissioning of ‘Khanderi’, the second Project 75 Submarine, launch of ‘Nilgiri’, the first ship of Project 17A and inauguration of Aircraft Carrier Dry dock at Mumbai on 28 Sep 19. Shri Rajnath Singh, the Hon’ble Raksha Mantri will be the chief guest for all the three events.
Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh has said the Government is committed to work towards achieving a USD 26 billion Defence industry by 2025. Addressing the second annual session of Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers here today, he said the Defence sector has been identified as one of the most prominent sectors under “Make in India” Initiative to realize USD 5 Trillion Economy by 2024.
Air-to-Air missile, ASTRA, has been successfully flight tested on 16 September 2019 off the coast of Odisha. The missile was launched from Su-30 MKI as a part of User trials.
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has joined hands with Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for development of human centric systems for the Human Space Mission to demonstrate its human space flight capabilities.
Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) has won the Karnataka State Export Excellence Award for the year 2016-17. The award was received by Mr Anil Pant, GM (International Marketing)/CO, and Mr H P Srinivas Rao, AGM (International Marketing)/CO, from Mr B S Yediyurappa, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka, at a ceremony held in Bengaluru on September 6, 2019.
BEL is laying enhanced thrust on Exports by expanding its geo-spatial reach and through partnerships. The Export order book of BEL was US $ 116.62 Million as on April 1, 2019.
United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) will take part in the TEKNOFEST ISTANBUL Aerospace and Technology Festival, that to be held on Sept. 17-22 at the Atatürk Airport.
The newest Russian medium-range commercial airliner MC-21-300, regional Superjet 100, Be-200ES multipurpose amphibious aircraft and supermaneuverable multirole Su-35C fighter have already arrived to the exhibition area. The aircraft will be demonstrated during flight program and some will be showcased on a static display.
On September 17, 2019, in the framework of the research and practice conference, devoted to the 100th anniversary of Mikhail Kalashnikov, JSC Rosoboronexport, part of the Rostec State Corporation, signed an agreement on cooperation and partnership with Non-profit Organization “M.T. Kalashnikov Union of Russian Gunmakers”.
The much-celebrated $ 5.4 billion S-400 purchase deal could see setting up of production line of the missile system in India. The Russian media informed quoting Sergey Chemezov, CEO, Rostec, the Russian technology and defence conglomerate.
“Yes, we are discussing the localization [of S-400 production] with India as well,” he said to RBK broadcaster.
A maiden trilateral exercise, involving Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN), Royal Thailand Navy (RTN) and Indian Navy (IN) has commenced at Port Blair on 16 Sep 19. The five-day-long exercise is aimed at bolstering the maritime inter-relationships amongst Singapore Thailand and India, and contribute significantly to enhancing the overall maritime security in the region. This would also strengthen the mutual confidence amongst three navies in terms of interoperability and development of a common understanding of procedures.
Institute for Systems Studies and Analysis (ISSA) Delhi, a premier DRDO laboratory, has designed and developed a new generation Wargaming Software in collaboration with Maritime Warfare Centre, Visakhapatnam to meet the contemporary operational and tactical level wargaming requirement for the Indian Navy.