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

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

‘Slight setback’ for LCA Mk1 against S Korean jet in Malaysian race: HAL

The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited has all but conceded that it may not bag the Royal Malaysian Air Force contract for 18 fighter jets. At this moment, South Korea’s FA-50 Golden Eagle has emerged as the frontrunner in the global tender for 18 fighter jets. Read More

HAL to manufacture advanced trainer HLFT-42 for future warplanes

With an aim to train pilots and make them ready for India’s planned indigenously made futuristic warplanes, state-owned aircraft maker Limited has started a project to manufacture an advanced supersonic training aircraft, named Hindustan Lead Fighter Trainer-42 or HLFT-42. Read More

HAL to roll out prototype of first indigenous multirole copter in 4 yrs

The state-owned aircraft maker Hindustan Aeronautics Limited said it will roll out prototype of India’s first indigenously built multirole helicopter in the next four years. Talking to reporters during the ongoing Aero India – 2023 show in the city’s Yelahanka airbase, HAL’s chief design manager Abdul Rashid Tajar revealed this. Read More

Karnataka: Modi inaugurates HAL helicopters factory

With an objective to boost India’s defence manufacturing capabilities, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the HAL helicopter factory at Tumakuru in Karnataka. Read More

PM to open HAL’s greenfield helicopter factory on February 6

The prime minister, Narendra Modi, will inaugurate a helicopter factory at Tumakuru, Karnataka, on February 6, just ahead of Aero India – 2023. The state-run plane-maker Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) will operate the greenfield chopper factory. Read More

GRSE, Rolls-Royce Solutions ink pact to manufacture marine diesel engines

Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) and Rolls-Royce Solutions of Germany have inked a pact for manufacturing high-quality marine diesel engines at the former’s plant in Ranchi, in order to reduce the import content of Indian warships. Read More

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