Defence Industry

Submarine deal: Germany’s TKMS, India’s MDL ink MoU for joint bid

Germany’s defence major thyssenkrupp Marine Systems and India’s leading shipbuilder Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited signed an MoU to jointly bid to build the six next-generation stealth conventional submarines for the Indian Navy under the Project-75(I). Read More

Sixth Scorpene submarine Vagsheer makes first sea sorties

The sixth Scorpene submarine of Project-75 commenced her sea trials on May 18. The Kalvari-class submarine, named Vaghsheer, was launched in April 2022 from the Kanhoji Angre Wet Basin of Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited. Read More

Fourth positive indigenization list of 928 key defence items gets govt nod

The Centre has given its approval to include 928 key defence equipment-related components in the 4th positive indigenization list. On Sunday, the defence ministry gave the go-ahead for these strategically important line replacement units, subsystems, spares, and components, which were imported until now. Read More

IdeaForge launches its latest upgraded NETRA V4 PRO

IdeaForge Technology Limited, the pioneer and the pre-eminent market leader in the Indian unmanned aircraft systems industry, launched its latest upgraded UAV, NETRA V4 PRO at XPONENTIAL 2023. Read More

First C-295 for Indian Air Force completes its maiden flight

The first C-295 for Indian Air Force has successfully completed its maiden flight, marking a significant milestone towards its delivery by the second half of 2023. Read More

Maharashtra ATS arrests decorated and senior DRDO scientist for spying

The Maharashtra anti-terror squad arrested senior Defence Research and Development Organization scientist Pradeep M Kurulkar, on Thursday, for allegedly passing highly sensitive defence-related information to Pakistani agents from the country’s notorious spying agency ISI. Read More

First series production LCA trainer aircraft makes maiden flight

In a major milestone, the HAL-made first ever series production LCA trainer aircraft took to the skies for its maiden flight on April 5 from HAL airport. Read More

Airline Vistara operates long-haul wide-body aircraft using sustainable fuel

GE Aerospace’s GEnx aircraft engines powered the industry’s first wide-body aircraft on a long-haul route using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to India today. Read More

Godrej Aerospace contributes to ISRO’s heaviest rocket LVM3

Godrej Aerospace has contributed to the LVM3 (Launch Vehicle Mark III), ISRO’s heaviest launcher till date. Read More

First successful test of DRDO’s power take-off shaft conducted on LCA

The first successful flight-test of power take-off (PTO) shaft was conducted on the light combat aircraft Tejas’s limited series production – 3 aircraft in Bengaluru, the defence ministry said in a release. Read More


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