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After claiming decisive Aerial victory over the Indian Air force (IAF) even though it lost an F-16, PAF was able to manage its propaganda too well for its image brand building in its country, that it now fears that IAF might be looking at an opportunity to settle scores. PAF HQ has warned its forward bases to scramble with extreme cautions at any unidentified or identified target that might be coming from the Indian side as a Bait for a possible ambush by Indian Rafale that is equipped with Meteor BVRAAMs.

PAF broke unwritten Rules of Engagement (RoE) set between two airforce’s on Aerial engagement and IAF has acknowledged this with New RoE that now allows long-range BVRAAMs to be fired towards a target, that is flying within its own air space. idrw.org has been informed by IAF watchers that IAF Pilots flying from forward bases are cleared to engage hostile targets even if they don’t appear to have any intent to breach our airspace.

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Amid China making efforts to sell more weapons, including submarines, to Bangladesh, India recently has conveyed to Bangladesh a list of Indian made defense equipment like LCA-Tejas fighter jet, LCH, LUH, ALH Helicopters, Dornier aircraft, and other defense equipment that have been cleared and are on offer to Bangladesh for purchase under an India’s $500 million line of credit.

idrw.org has been informed, that Other defense types of Naval equipment on offer are Fast Patrol Vessels, Interceptor boats, Offshore Patrol Vessels, Corvettes, and other Naval equipment like Torpedoes, Combat Management system for warships, and Submarines. New Delhi also has cleared the sale of Long Range Surveillance Radars and Akash Missile systems to lure Dhaka out of the Chinese camp.

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India’s Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) for the first time in Aero India 2019 had displayed and proposed an indigenously-made active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar balance beam antenna suite called Netra AEW&C that was adapted on an Airbus Defence & Space C295 tactical transport aircraft that was later formally proposed to the government and Indian Air Force (IAF)

The plan was to use the same radar developed for IAF’s three Embraer ERJ 145 AEW&C Netra aircraft to be integrated with the C295. but idrw.org has been informed that IAF has not shown much interest in the proposal and rather has decided to stick with the ERJ 145 platform for the second-order that currently has been worked out by the HQ.

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Airbus Defence & Space Owned ” Air Tanker ” company which provides Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) aircraft for wet-, dry-, or “damp”-leasing to both civil and military operators will be having talks with the Indian Air Force (IAF) in 2021 for contracting Six Airbus A330 MRTT in long term lease from the company. Earlier this year Government of India proposed leasing of military equipment in its revised draft of Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) 2020, which may enable the military to possess and operate costly platforms required for a limited period.

According to Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) 2020, Leasing would be permitted in two subcategories i.e. Lease (Indian), where Lessor is an Indian entity and is the owner of the asset, and Lease (Global) that refers to lease of equipment from foreign or Indian Lessors.

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LCA Division of State-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) recently achieved a standardized assembly process for the LCA-Tejas production line for its Final Operational Clearance (FOC) manufactured LCA-Tejas fighter jets as requested by IAF so that no two aircraft are different in terms of capabilities and systems installed but also has Interchangeability (ICY) of parts to ease maintenance woes.

IAF had demanded that certain components from the airframe and internal electricals, mechanicals, or Cosmetic parts should be Interchangeable and that it can be replaced at a base level workshop of the Squadron where the aircraft are operational. Interchangeable parts are parts (components) that are, for practical purposes, identical. They are made to specifications that ensure that they are so nearly the same as the ones they are replacing.

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Boeing-developed F-15EX and F-18E/F are both in the race for 114 jet contract issued by Indian Air Force (IAF) and 57 Carrier bassed jets by the Indian Navy (IN) and there is considerable pressure on India by US Administration to award fighter jet deals to company’s military sales division amid turmoil in the commercial aircraft sector after strategic ties between both countries grow closer due to Chinese aggression in the region.

Industrial sources close to idrw.org have informed that Boeing offered its F-15EX, dubbed as the most advanced version of the F-15 ever built after it received a lukewarm response to its F-18E/F initially offered to IAF but now also offered to IN. F-18E/F had failed to clear Technical rounds of the now-canceled MMRCA Tender and had also failed to impress IAF with its Operational performance, which was cleared only by Dassault Rafale and Eurofighter Typhoon.

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Upcoming changes and the final design revisions seem to have been frozen for the development and manufacturing of India’s 5.5th generation AMCA fighter jet that will be confirmed at the upcoming Aero India 2021 and noticeable design changes can be seen which defers from previous official design rendering showcased and made available to the Public as the program gains momentum and is entering final stages of securing official funding for the Phase-I of the program.

Nodal design agency Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) had confirmed the adaption of the Diverterless Supersonic Inlet (DSI) air inlet design principle to reduce weight and also lowers the frontal radar cross-section (RCS) and the same can be seen in the above image. DSI has been adapted to increases the performance of the aircraft and also make it more Maintenance friendly.

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US aerospace major, Boeing, has again pitched its F/A-18E/F Super Hornet offer to the Indian Navy to win the contract for 57 aircraft carrier-borne fighters floated by the Indian Navy a few years back, but India’s nodal design agency for fighter jet development, Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) has been given go head by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to start work on New Twin Engined Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF) which has been backed by Navy.

As per revised carrier-borne fighter requirements now stands at just 20 jets from earlier 57 and going for a new type just for 20 jets might be difficult for Navy to get it approved by MoD and going for more than 20 Mig-29K is also highly unlikely since Navy is not impressed by 45 odd Russian Mig-29K carrier-borne fighter jets which Navy plans to retire from 2034 onwards.

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8 Years after Talks broke down in 2012, over differences in localisation and pricing of Made in India Dassault Rafale for the Indian Air Force (IAF). Chorus for Direct Government to Government (G2G) deal for the purchase of 114 units of Dassault Rafale as being growing within IAF after France delivered 5 Rafale fighter jets to India and 4 more will be added by end of this month.

idrw.org has been told that a hectic Diplomatic push has been seen to convert open tender for 114 units into a G2G deal for the purchase of Dassault Rafale, that will be manufactured in India locally by State-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), which has been in talks with the French aircraft manufacturer, Dassault for possible local manufacturing of this jets in near future.

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The Maharashtra ATS arrested an employee of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) with its Ojhar unit in Nashik for allegedly supplying information on aircraft including that of SU-30 aircraft which are manufactured there. According to media, the 41-year old employee of the state-owned aerospace and defense company was honey-trapped into sharing information, “on Indian fighter aircraft and their sensitive details, along with the information related to HAL, it’s unit at Ojhar and the prohibited areas inside the manufacturing unit to the ISI.

According to the Industrial sources close to idrw.org. Pakistan Air Force (PAF) and Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence are obsessed about India’s Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jets and have been trying to find details about how one of the Sukhoi-30 aircraft was able to dodge a volley of AIM-120C5 AMRAAM which was fired by PAF F-16s.

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FILE PICTURE OF OLD ASTRA MISSILE FROM GROUND RIG

Fresh Tender documents issued by the DRDO for a 8 Cell A vertical launching system (VLS) for Vertically Launched -Short-range Surface Air to Missile ) A system based on Astra beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile has confirmed that Prototype work on construction of an VL-SRSAM missile has begun. Previous tender documents had called for the interested parties to submit bids of VL-SRSAM missile integration Jig.

Fresh documents show that VL-SRSAM based on the Astra Mk1 BVRAAM will be getting a first-stage Booster motor for the initial launch and for the first time a TVC (Thrust Vector Control) nozzle has also been sported. VL-SRSAM will be a next-generation, ship-based, all-weather, air defence weapon system that will provide complete protection against all known and projected air targets Over 25 km and the addition of a first-stage Booster motor will ensure a 40km+ Interception range now.

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Commencement of deliveries of Dassault Rafale to Indian Air Force (IAF) might come as a much-needed boost in the capabilities of the IAF and may prove to be effective in winning a skirmish against our adversaries but they may not be enough to deter a full-scale conflict in the region as Indian Air Force (IAF) chief, Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria called in the Government to fast track procurement of 114 jets under Make in India, while IAF is now focusing on inducting 83 Tejas Mk1A and 200 Tejas Mk2 jets in next 10-15 years.

Dassault Aviation and the French Government already have offered Modi Government more, 36 Dassault Rafale at the same price but with more Indian specific enhancement, for which deliveries can begin from 2024 onwards. IAF has been making a case to procure additional Dassault Rafale, rather than go for another fighter type which already has been crowded due to multiple vendors offering multiple jets to IAF.

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In an exclusive interview with livefistdefence.com, Dr. Sudhir Kumar Mishra, CEO & MD, BrahMos Aerospace has made an interesting revelation, that the Hypersonic version of the BrahMos-2 will be based on the Scramjet Propulsion System developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation when it is ready to be incorporated into the BrahMos-2 airframe.

BrahMos-2, a Hypersonic Cruise missile was to be based on Indo-Russian technology like how the present, BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missiles that were developed from 2001 have been. Indigenous Indian content in a BrahMos missile over the years has now moved to 65%, but it still has 35% Russian content like its Mach 3 capable ramjet engine that is license manufactured in India with Russian RAW Materials.

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India’s homemade 1000-kilometer-range cruise missile test had to be aborted 8 minutes into the flight after it suffered technical issues in the engine. Nirbhay is a two-stage missile. Its solid-fuel rocket motor serves as its first stage and accelerates the missile after launch to cruise speed when a turbojet engine in the second stage takes over.

Nirbhay for the first time was fitted with the indigenously developed, Small Turbo Fan Engine (STFE) propulsion system developed by the Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE). But in a recent trial, the missile had successful lift-off, after the second stage engine ignition, missile engines abruptly went off and due to that the missile later plunged into the sea. idrw.org has been confirmed that later, the missile was recovered from the Sea nearly intact and currently been examined by the DRDO.

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Indian Air Force (IAF) chief, Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria and Deputy Chief of Air Force Air Marshal Sandeep Singh for the first time have confirmed possibilities of IAF acquiring Embraer ERJ145 and Airbus A330 platforms from the Civilian Market, which are up for sale due to declining Commercial Airline industries due to Chinese virus situations worldwide.

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is also considering, for the first time, leasing aerial refueling tanker aircraft to extend the reach of its fighter jets instead of outright purchase and now, IAF is willing to procure assets owned by Commercial Aviation companies who are willing to sell them which can be later be Refurbished to military standards to be used for both Netra AEW&CS and AWACS India Programs to save cost on outright purchase.

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