India Defence News Updates

By admin • April 12th, 2010

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According to India defence online the last week saw a plethora of actvity in the Indian defence industry. For convenience we’ve included a synopsis of announcement with links back to India defence online where you can read the rest of the articles.

IAF to Revamp Pilot Training

The training programme for pilots in the Indian Air Force (IAF) has been stalled since its basic trainer, the HPT-32 Deepak, was grounded after a crash that killed two pilots in July last year. The major flaws included the engine, which shuts down due to the absence of fuel flow during aerial manoeuvring, as well as other aircraft design issues. Read the rest of the story IAF to revamp pilot training.

India’s IdeaForge Technology Builds Smallest & Lightest UAV

Mumbai-based private firm IdeaForge Technology claims to have developed a pioneering Unmanned Aerial vehicle (UAV), which will be the world’s smallest and lightest and will prove useful in various defence applications and tactical operations for the Indian forces. The UAV can be used for various anti-terrorist and counter insurgency operations besides disaster management and aerial photography Read the rest of the story India’s IdeaForge Technology builds smallest and lightest UAV.

India to Sell Small Arms to Oman

The INSAS gun, made by the state-owned Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), will soon be a part of the weaponry of the Oman Army. Although Oman has sourced equipment from India in the past, this will be the first time an order of guns has been placed by a West Asian nation. According to defence sources, the INSAS gun of the OFB is currently undergoing trials for the Oman Army. Read the rest of  the story India to sell small arms to Oman.

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