Category — Defense/ Security
Boeing has partnered with India’s Tata Advanced Systems to create a manufacturing center to produce aero-structures for the AH-64 Apache helicopter, and for the development and selling of integrated systems. India’s Ministry of Defence is ordering a number of Apache’s for military needs.
Boeing and the Tata group companies have also established partnerships in India to manufacture aero-structures for Boeing’s commercial and military aircraft, reports Defense World.
November 22, 2015 No Comments
Norfolk, Virginia-based Deco Inc., has formed a joint venture with the Gurgaon, India-based Nayar Group. Deco-Nayar is India’s First Joint Global Venture that will implement Critical Incident Strategies which can be integrated into Tactical Training, Security Solutions and the Application of Force Protection Technology.
Deco-Nayar will assist law enforcement agencies in the development of urban investigative strategies and the implementation of tactical solutions to effectively combat Terrorism and Narco-Trafficking. The training will assist in refining enforcement policy, operational and tactical strategies, reports Defense World.
November 10, 2015 No Comments
The Defense Ministry of India has signed 18 international contracts worth $20.1 billion between May 2014 and February 2015. The contracts were signed with armaments manufacturers from USA, Russia, the UK, Israel, Germany and France reports Defense World.
“Defense Procurement Procedure details direct dealing with the original equipment manufacturers, authorized vendors or government sponsored export agencies (applicable in case of countries where domestic laws do not permit direct export by original equipment manufacturers),” Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar said.
“It also provides that vendor is required to give full details of any agents / technical consultants / authorized vendors that may have been appointed by them for marketing of this equipment in India. These details should include the scope of work and responsibilities that have been entrusted with the said party in India,” Parrikar added,
Parrikar’s comments possibly display a changing mind set in the ministry regarding the employment of middlemen in potential defense deals on the basis of full disclosure.
August 15, 2015 No Comments
India will issue request for proposals for 100 microlight aircraft which are used to train air wing cadets of its National Cadet Corps. The Defense Acquisition Council meeting headed by defense minister Manohar Parrikar made a decision to issue the RFPs, reports Defense World.
The National Cadet Corps is an organization that recruits cadets from high schools and universities on a voluntary basis. The cadets are given basic military training and groomed for the army, navy, and air force; however, active military service is not compulsory once the course is completed.
July 19, 2015 No Comments
The Indian Defense Acquisition Council has approved 4 additional Boeing P-8I long-range maritime patrol aircraft for $762 million for the Indian Navy. This order supplements the existing fleet of 8 such aircraft, reports Defense World. A variant of the Poseidon operated by the U.S. Navy, the P-8I is designed to protect the vast coastline and territorial waters of India. It can conduct anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, intelligence, maritime patrol, and surveillance and reconnaissance missions.
July 19, 2015 No Comments