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BEL, Thales to Form Joint Venture Firm for Developing Radars
India and France are all set to form a joint venture that will focus on designing, developing and manufacturing civilian and select military radars for both the Indian and global markets. The joint venture will be formed by Indian Defence public sector Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and French Defence firm Thales and the two companies announced their plans were approved by their respective boards in a statement here Wednesday. "Following the signing of the memorandum of understanding on November 17, 2009, Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and Thales are delighted to announce that the boards of both companies.
India to Induct Advanced Electronic Warfare Systems in Existing and New Platforms
India’s Electronic Warfare (EW) systems on drones, satellites and aircraft are slated to become more advanced and precise in terms of range for surveillance in enemy territories. Mr.R.Sree Hari Rao, Chief Controller, Research and Development (Electronics and Computer Sciences) of DRDO said the latest breed of EW systems on UAVs and aircraft will give India a 400-500 kms range capability and those on satellites a much longer range. Chief Controller Sree Hari Rao indicated that India’s current EW system.
India's Coastal Radar Chain By This Year-End
India's post-Mumbai 26/11 terror strike plans to have a chain of radar stations as part of its coastal security apparatus will be ready along the peninsular mainland by the end of 2012 and those in the island territories by 2013, Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Director General Vice Admiral MP Muralidharan has said. "We have a chain of radar stations that have been set up for the entire coastal security network which will be ready at the end of this year along the mainland and early next year it will be ready in our island territories,".
Indian Navy Planning To Issue a Request for Proposal for Procuring 56 Light Utility Helicopters
Looking to replace its ageing fleet of Chetak helicopters, the Indian Navy is planning to issue a global Request for Proposal (RFP) worth over USD 800 million for procuring 56 Light Utility Helicopters in the first quarter of next year. The Staff Qualitative requirements have been frozen and we are hoping to issue the global tender in this regard by the end of first quarter next year, Navy sources said to Defencenow.com.
Mahindra Plans JV with US Firm Telephonics for Radars, Surveillance Systems
India's private sector major Mahindra and Mahindra Limited and US communications electronics major Telephonics Corporation Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding here to set up a joint venture to manufacture radars, surveillance systems, identification friend or foe solutions for Indian defence and the civilian aviation sector. Announcing the JV plan here, Mahindra Defence Systems chief executive Brigadier (retired) Khutub Hai and Telephonics Corporation.
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