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    [*******#000000][FONT=Arial]5,000 Pinaka rockets to be produced every year

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    [FONT=Arial][*******#000000]Nagpur: The Ordnance Factory Ambajhari (OFAJ) near here is all set to enhance its manufacturing capacity of Pinaka rockets from the present 1,000 rockets to 5,000 every year for the Indian Army, sources said. [/COLOR][*******#000000][/COLOR]
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    "Pinaka rocket is one of the major projects (of the OFAJ). The multiple rocket launcher has successfully been indigenised and production of Pinaka rocket is in association with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)," official sources said.

    "Pinaka rocket is operable at extreme conditions of temperature ranging from -10 degree centigrade to 55 degree centigrade. These rockets, with a payload of 100 kgs, have a striking range of 40 kms and can bring devastation around 500 kms of surrounding areas of the target. It has already been tested and inducted into the arsenal of the Indian Army. It is a mammoth project of the Ambajhari Ordnance Factory," they said.

    Very soon, construction work would commence for the extension project of Pinaka. Each Pinaka battery consists of six launcher vehicles, each with 12 rockets, six loader-*** replenishment vehicles, two command post vehicles with a fire control computer and radar.

    According to sources, AN-32 Platform system is another important milestone in the history of OFAJ and the first batch of OFAJ's indigenously produced AN-32 Platform was handed over to the Indian Army in July last year.

    AN-32 Platform system is an Aerial Delivery System to para drop vehicles from height of 500 to 700 metres, with the help of parachutes. The platforms loaded with vehicle are carried on hydraulic trolley to airbase and the same is put inside an AN-32 aircraft with the help of a hydraulic trolley and manual push, sources said.
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    The platforms, along with parachutes, are dropped from aircraft at the desired locations. The platform loaded with vehicles gets stabilised and lands on ground with the help of parachutes.

    The AN-32 Platform heavy drop system was designed and developed by Aerial Delivery Research and Development Establishment (ADRDE). It is a substitute to Russian AN-32 Platform system. OFAJ has indigenously developed this item in collaboration with ADRDE Agra.

    Another vital project of the OFAJ is 105 mm shells HEER, which has a projectile mass of 16 kgs and is of 593 m length. HEER has a range of 20.4 Km with super charge, they added.

    The OFAJ, established in 1966, is a premier factory in the family of 41 ordnance factories. It is engaged in manufacturing and supply of ammunition hardware parts, shells, fuses, rockets, cartridge cases, assault bridges and high strength aluminium alloys, they said.

    The 41 defence production units and factories under the Defence Ministry are engaged in the production of weapon systems, armoured personnel carrier, tanks and ammunitions and equipments required by the Indian Armed Forces and Para Military Forces in the country.
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    [FONT=comic sans ms][*******#0000ff][SIZE=7][SIZE=4][/SIZE][/SIZE]Field trials of upgraded Bofors g​un in Jan 2013 [/COLOR][/FONT]

    [*******#000000][FONT=Arial]Kolkata: An upgraded version of the 155mm Bofors gun, the Indian Army's most potent artillery weapon, will be ready for field trials in January 2013, a top official of the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) said on Tuesday.[/FONT][/COLOR]
    [*******#000000][FONT=Arial]"We are working on this upgraded version. This has been tried out in PXE (Proof and Experimental Establishment), Balasore," OFB chairperson Sashi Dhar Dimri said on the sidelines of its 210th anniversary here.[/FONT][/COLOR]
    [*******#000000][FONT=Arial]OFB is upgrading the gun from its original 39-calibre to 45-calibre with mechanical and electronic suites.[/FONT][/COLOR]
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    [*******#000000][FONT=Arial]Extensive firing has been carried out at PXE Balasore as part of the upgrade process.[/FONT][/COLOR]
    [*******#000000][FONT=Arial]"We are confident that in the beginning of 2013, our GCF (Gun Carriage Factory, Jabalpur) will be in a position to field the gun for trials," Dimri said.[/FONT][/COLOR]
    [*******#000000][FONT=Arial]While one gun has been upgraded with the electronic suite incorporating ballistic computers, servo valves and communication systems to provide automation, the second gun has been upgraded by fitting a new 45 calibre barrel, enabling it to achieve a range of 40 km.[/FONT][/COLOR]

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    Have India ever declared any interest in turning their FH77's into Archers like Sweden did?

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    There was a RFI out for wheeled SPGH but it was droped recently..

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    http://livefist.blogspot.in/2012/03/...er-indias.html

    AURA USAV (Unmanned Strike Aerial Vehicle) would be powered by Kaveri engine.

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    This looks a lot like NEUROn. They work with Dassault/Saab on this too ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xav View Post
    This looks a lot like NEUROn. They work with Dassault/Saab on this too ?
    Maybe they might. But nEUROn, Taranis, X-47, AURA, all look the same.

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    A lot happening lately with Scorpenes

    DCNS signs with SEC Industries a contract for the local manufacture of equipment for the Indian Scorpene submarines
    DCNS India** signed a contract with SEC Industries for the manufacture of equipment (hull hatches, cofferdam doors, knuckle hoses, ballast vent valves, High Pressure air cylinders, weapon handling and storage system). Over the coming years, SEC will manufacture equipment under a TOT provided by DCNS India and they will be progressively delivered to our customer, Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL), for integration onboard the P75 Scorpene submarines.

    “The contract with SEC is part of the indigenization program implemented by DCNS India under the P75 Mazagon Purchased Materials (MPM) contracts. Through this will to manufacture in India, we are developing strong industrial partnerships and capabilities for the P75 and future programs. Together with our partners, we are positioning ourselves for the long term”, declared Bernard Buisson, Managing Director of DCNS India.
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    'Peacetime armies train for war which may or not happen, but we are a 24x7 army' - Indian Army.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xav View Post
    This looks a lot like NEUROn. They work with Dassault/Saab on this too ?
    I think Dassault offered to consult or even partner the development (there was a report about it), but so far we only have artist impressions of AURA, so this might not be the real design.

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    http://articles.economictimes.indiat...indian-defence

    [*******#393939][FONT=Georgia]Rheinmetall objects to ban from Indian defence deals

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    [*******#404040][FONT=Arial]NEW DELHI: Swiss defence firm Rheinmetall Air Defence AG (RAD) objected to an Indian defence ministry decision to ban it from Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) contracts for the next 10 years.[/FONT][/COLOR]
    [*******#404040][FONT=Arial]"Rheinmetall Air Defence AG of Switzerland objects to the decision of the Indian Ministry of Defenceannounced March 5 to exclude it from doing business with India's Ordnance Factory Board (OFB)," a press release from the firm said here.[/FONT][/COLOR]

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    Its time that the OFB monkey business is cleaned up. How long should the armed forces suffer because the OFB is too corrupt to do business with anyone, has show next to zero innovation in new products and has a horrendous build quality.

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    OFB is responsible for Insas degradation and trail of Foreign Rifles..

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    http://livefist.blogspot.in/2012/03/...-with-new.html

    Brahmos Block III with a newer version of flight algorithm was tested today.

    Edit: It seems like the missile has been upgraded with a steep dive mode that maneuvers the missile seconds before impact in the vertical direction to avoid targeting from CIWS.
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    http://investor.raytheon.com/phoenix...058&highlight=

    Raytheon's munition control unit will be integrated on Jaguars as a part of DARIN III upgrade enabling it to integrate modern weapons like JSOW, Maverick and Paveway IV with a legacy system architecture.

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