India Gets New Defense Minister, Mahohar Parrikar Takes Oath

November 10, 2014 @ 08:42 AM

Manohar Parrikar has been named Indias new Defense Minister after a cabinet reshuffle yesterday. Parrikar, former chief minister of Goa, will succeed Arun Jaitley who has been handling both the finance and defence ministries since Prime Minister Modi came to office earlier this year

Indonesia To Increase Defense Budget Upto 1.5%

November 7, 2014 @ 01:43 PM

Indonesian Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu today announced that his government will increase defense spending up to 1.5 percent of the state budget

Rheinmetal Shows-Off Modernized Leopard 2 Tanks At Indo Defence 2014

November 5, 2014 @ 12:20 PM

Rheinmetall is displaying a number of new combat systems recently delivered to the Indonesian Army at the Indo Defence 2014. Rheinmetall delivered 103 thoroughly overhauled and modernized Leopard 2 main battle tanks along with 42 Marder 1A3 infantry fighting vehicles and 11 various armoured recovery and engineering vehicles to the Indonesian

European Defence Firms Keen On Partnerships With Russia, Claims Rosoboronexport

October 29, 2014 @ 01:13 PM

European weapons manufacturers are keen on closer cooperation with Russia, but the current “political situation” makes this cooperation rather difficult, said Sergey Ladigin Deputy Director General of Rosoboronexport at the Euronaval exhibition. Russian defence firms are facing sanctions from European countries over the Ukraine crisis, though many European governments have...

Defense Companies’ Stocks Rally After India Approves $13 Billion Weapons Package

October 27, 2014 @ 01:45 PM

A day after the Indian Ministry of Defense cleared proposals worth $13 billion, shares of local arms manufacturers rose as much as 8.6 per cent Monday

Partnerships Between Indian, Foreign Defence Companies Gather Pace

October 27, 2014 @ 09:20 AM

Partnerships between Indian and foreign arms manufacturers have shown a distinct upward trend in the past few months. Perhaps enthused by the hike in foreign investment limit from 26% to 49% and the Modi governments thrust to domestic manufacture of defence equipment, an increasing number of international firms are scouting for local partners

Cobham Wins AUD $640 Million SAR Contract

October 24, 2014 @ 02:37 PM

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) has awarded a new contract to continue its dedicated airborne search and rescue capability when the current contracts expire. Cobham SAR Services Pty Ltd will begin providing a search and rescue service for AMSA from August 2016

Russia Threatens To Sue France Over Mistral-Class Helicopter Carrier Contract

October 24, 2014 @ 02:33 PM

Russia will sue France if Paris refuses to honor a contract on construction of two Mistral-class helicopter carriers for the Russian Navy, Kremlin chief of staff Sergei Ivanov said Thursday. "We will file a lawsuit and demand compensation [if the contract is not fulfilled], as it's commonly done in a civilized world," Ivanov said

Rostec Subsidiary Presents New Mobile Command Post

October 24, 2014 @ 09:38 AM

The Ruselectronics Holding Company, a subsidiary of Rostec Corporation, has presented a new mobile command post for remote observation and surveillance during security operations in areas affected by natural disasters, emergencies caused by technology, and in mass gatherings and potentially volatile crowds. The new system was demonstrated at Interpolitex 2014, the 18th International Exhibition of Technologies and Methods to Ensure National Security

Russia Likely To Win T-90 Ammunition Contract From India

October 22, 2014 @ 10:39 AM

Russia is likely to win a $197 million T-90 ammunition contract from India, according to Defense News. In 2012, India took of 16,000 rounds of the same ammunition from Russia for its T-90 tanks

Delayed FGFA Deal May Get The Nudge During Putin’s India Visit

October 17, 2014 @ 01:44 PM

India and Russia may finally settle on a number of delayed defense deals including the Fifth Generational Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) program during Russian President Vladimir Putins visit to India this December. Putin met with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the BRICS summit in July where both leaders reportedly agreed that the $30 billion program to build 200 jets should move forward

Future AFVs To Be More Agile, Light Weight And Also Blast Resistant

October 16, 2014 @ 10:53 AM

Armored fighting vehicles are going to become more agile and light weight than their predecessors and will be able to maneuver against incoming threats decreasing the probability of hitting and penetrating the vehicle. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agencys Ground X-Vehicle Technology (GXV-T) program intends to improve the survivability of ground-based armored fighting vehicles by increasing vehicle agility