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Govt Cancels USD 1 Bn Howitzer Tender, Initiates New Process
After scrapping a tender worth USD one billion to procure 180 self-propelled howitzers, the Indian Army has initiated a fresh process in this regard. The tender was cancelled recently following complaints of snags in the guns of one of the two companies in the race for the deal, sources said here. The two companies in the race included Konstrukta of Slovakia and Rheinmetall of Germany. After the cancellation of the tender, the Army has initiated a fresh process to procure the guns and issued a global request for Information (RFI) in this regard late last month. "Indian Army is planning to procure wheeled self-propelled artillery howitzers and we have sought details from global manufacturers in this regard," Army officials said here.
IAF pilots to train in Switzerland
Air Chief Marshal N A K Browne has said that the IAF will be sending pilots and other technical staff to Switzerland to undergo the three-month training on the aircraft as the 'Pilatus-PC 7' is expected to join the fleet from January 2013. "We will be sending our pilots and about 75 technicians to Switzerland for training. They will be coming back after three months of training there. And from January (2013) onward the PC-7 aircraft will start to join in the academy," he said, adding the entire delivery of the aircraft is expected to be completed by July 2014. The IAF had inked the deal with the Swiss firm Pilatus to buy new basic training aircraft two months back.
Defence Ministry and IAF Reveal Shortcomings in the Air Force to Parliament Standing Committee
The Indian Defence Ministry as well as the top brass of the IAF has made a presentation in the Parliament which echoes the dismal state of the air force in the country. The Parliamentary Standing Committee has been informed that IAF has a severe shortage of trainer aircraft, simulators, fighter squadrons as well as airfields. The IAF has stated that too many planes are being phased-out while new inductions have been few and far between.
Special Forces to be Equipped with Machine Guns
After floating a tender for rifles to arm its infantry troops, the Indian Army is planning to issue a tender worth around USD 30 million dollar global request for proposal for equipping its Special Forces with General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMGs). We are desirous of procuring GPMG for the 11 Parachute (Special Forces) Battalions of Indian Army and we are going to issue a tender worth USD 28 million soon, Army sources said to defencenow.com.
Japan Offers Its Amphibious Multirole Aircraft to Indian Navy
After the recent Japanese visit by the Indian Defence Minister, military ties are scaling new heights as Japan has offered its amphibious aircraft for the Indian Navy indicating greater role in defence interactions. According to sources, ShinMaywa Corporation of Japan has been granted permission by Japanese government to respond to a global request for information (RFI) by the Indian Navy. This is the first time Japan has offered to sell multi-role amphibious aircraft, or for that matter any military equipment to another country.
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