Ordnance Factories Board (OFB) in recently concluded DefeXpo 2016 held in Goa showcased 155mm/52 caliber Prototype of Desi Bofors based on Swedish Haubits FH77 ” Bofors” which has already been tested internally and will be ready for user trials soon .

52 caliber variant will be instrumental and significant in filling the gap between just inducted 155mm 45-calibre Dhanush Gun and next generation DRDO developed Advance Towed Artillery Guns System (ATAGS) 155MM/52 caliber artillery gun , which will improve range of its firepower considerably . Continue reading


India’s first indigenous nuclear submarine, INS Arihant (S2) has begun its Deep Sea Trials and recently completed series of Weapons trials including launch of Submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBM) establishing India’s Second strike Nuclear capability and completing India’s Nuclear triad .

INS Arihant by many Western Defense Analyst was ridiculed and dubbed as Nuclear Submarine which will have limited Utility and will hardly be available for operational patrol even for one-fifth of its lifespan, more credibility came to their claims when Former Indian Naval Chief Nirmal Verma also described it as primarily a ‘technology demonstrator’ . Continue reading


The word airforce is a word which signifies fast moving fighter planes locking missiles on eachother, well for a simple person it is the definition of airforce which up to some extent it is correct but we all know an airforce is more than that, a good force needs force multipliers. Multipliers are what we going to talk about.To start things off cargo planes, mid air-refuel planes, awacs are all fixed wings force multipliers, helicopters can also be counted as the same but it’s a good topic for some other day.

First let’s have a look at the mid air refuel aircraft India right now operate il-78mki, but in a new contest for 6 more MARS, the IAF selected the Airbus A-330 MRTT not just once but twice, because the deal had to be redone due to some the allegation of corruption. But still it made its way in however il-78 is not completely out of the race yet there still some hope as the cost of the MRTT seems too high right now, its future uncertain, however il-78 is not all good things at cheap rate, it has a higher life cycle cost this brings up the question which way are going?, resulting in the delay. It’s a decision which needs to be quickly because the IAF needs a new system because for an airforce of such big strength, only 6 are not enough, 12 would be somewhat sufficient. Continue reading


U.S. Defence Secretary Ashton Carter quite often has been heard saying he wants to co-produce fighter jet with India and his recent visit and recent Indian media reports hints at possible headway been made in talks with the United States on Making American fighter jet in India with tech transfers .

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar already has made it clear that by end of this year India will select another fighter jet which will be Made in India and there are strong possibilities that nearly 90 jets (126-36 Rafale) which were part of original MMRCA deal will be concluded under Government 2 Government deal and Boeing’s F/A-18E/F fighter jet is currently favoured by airforce and Defence ministry . Continue reading


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Hyderabad-based Bharat Dynamic Limited (BDL) which is one of India’s leading manufacturer of ammunition and missile systems has tied up with DRDO and Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) to jointly co-develop QR-SAM (Quick Reaction, Surface to Air Missile) to meet demands of Indian Army .

QR-SAM which is currently in development will see first developmental trials in next two or three years and will be completely indigenous missile system which will come with canister launchers and will be highly mobile air defence system with better range than Akash SAM Systems. Continue reading


“21st Century” Aerial warfare is no longer based on the lethality of a combat aircraft like it always have been in the past nor can it be judged on basic criteria like speed,agility, and firepower of the combat jet. Next generation Aerial warfare not only demands cutting edge firepower but also Smarter jets which can take up a host of new roles while in air and switch between several different missions in the same sortie.

Rafale Omnirole Combat Aircraft selected by India under MMRCA Contract was not only most advanced fighter jet but also smartest aircraft by far which was equipped with array of sophisticated electronics systems and equipment which let it beat its competition with ease and American legacy fighter jets like F-16 and F-18 currently been offered to India under ” Make in India ” lost the race by a mile . Continue reading


US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar under Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) framework between US and Indian government have initiated talks on the selection of American jet which will be manufactured in India .

The United States has offered Lockheed Martin’s F-16 Block 70 and Boeing’s F/A 18 super hornet both companies have submitted their Make in India proposal and Indian Government is likely to take a call soon on this matter said well-informed sources close to . Continue reading


In our Previous article, we had mentioned that US Aerospace giant Boeing recently offered to produce its legacy F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter jet in India but it came with one big one major rider that India has to place orders for minimum 150 F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter jets which are way more than 126 aircraft India had sought to purchase under MMRCA tender in the first place. at recently concluded Defexpo 2016 in Goa had Chat with Boeing representative who was manning the stall and was also designated person for Queries on F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter jets and its India prospect. Continue reading


First Prototype of HAL’s basic turboprop trainer HTT-40 which was unveiled in February this year has completed series of Ground runs of the Honeywell TPE 331-12B engine in the presence of OEM Company representatives .

According to reliable sources close to TPE331-12B turboprop has gone through 40-50 ground engine runs in Month of March . HAL and Honeywell who were part of the ground engine runs were happy with fast track approach adopted to test engine. Continue reading


Media frenzy about Indian Army dumping Indigenously developed medium range supersonic Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) ‘Akash’ for Israel developed SPYDER (Surface-to-air Python and DERby) short and medium range mobile air defence system created confusion regarding status quo of Akash SAM System which only aggregated with no official response coming from Indian Army.

Defence minister Manohar Parrikar recently rubbished media reports and confirmed that Indian Army which has recently Inducted Army variant of Akash System recently will further follow up with more orders and will induct all Akash Systems for which it has placed orders . Continue reading



MBDA a world leader in missile systems has reportedly offered India its ASRAAM (Advanced Short-Range Air-to-Air Missile) Within Visual Range (WVR) Infra-red Air dominance Missile for integration on India’s Indigenously developed LCA-Tejas fighter jet .

According to reliable sources close to , MBDA reportedly made this offer to Indian Defence Ministry officials at recently concluded Defexpo 2016 in Goa .MBDA is also open to exploring possible sale and Integration of MICA (Missile d’interception et de combat aérien) medium range air-to-air interception and aerial combat missiles into LCA-Tejas . Continue reading


Boeing officials at recently concluded DEFExpo 2016 in Goa have confirmed to that company is left with just one C-17 for sale and its production facility for the aircraft at its Long Beach complex in the United States already has halted the production line.

When asked about Indian Air Force proposed plans to acquire three new Boeing C-17 transport aircraft. Official confirmed that India is yet to approach them on this matter but assured that they will work with Indian officials closely once they hear from Indian Defence Ministry . Continue reading


GE officials at recently concluded DEFExpo 2016 in Goa have confirmed to that considerable progress on the development of F414-INS6 has been made and development work of F414-INS6 for LCA Tejas Mk II will be completed by the end of 2016 .

” We are ready to initiate technology transfer for F414-INS6 engine production with HAL and we are in talks for continuing supply of F404-IN20 engines for LCA Tejas Mk I and for its variants ( MK-1A),” Said GE official to . Continue reading