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GE Aviation has handed over two F414-GE-INS6 engines which will eventually power Tejas MK-II by 2020. GE Aviation is in process of handing over 6 more F414-GE-INS6 engines this year alone confirmed GE Aviation to Indian media.

In October 2010, the F414-INS6 derivative of the F414 was been selected to power the MK-II version of India’s HAL Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA). India expects to purchase up to 99 installed engines. Continue reading

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idrw.org has been informed at Aero India 2017 that, HAL and ELTA have completed ground trials, integration and installation of Elta’s ELM-2052 AESA radar on upgraded Jaguar DARIN III aircraft and first flight of Jaguar could be conducted after Aero India 2017 concluded HAL employee to idrw.org.

Indian Air force’s main Strike aircraft Jaguar under DARIN III upgrade will be getting 28 new sensors, which will also see the integration of indigenous mission computer. ELM-2052 AESA radar on Jaguar DARIN III makes Jaguar fleet first aircraft to receive Next Generation AESA Radar technologies which will keep them technologically relevant for next decade to come. Continue reading

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Sources in DRDO have confirmed idrw.org at Aero India 2017 that company is actually working on two different indigenous Air defence system based on highly successful Akash Surface to Air missile systems.

As Informed currently in development Akash 1S is upgraded Akash Mark-I missile system which will incorporate sophisticated onboard seeker replacing its current radio frequency proximity fuse used to destroy its pointed target. Continue reading

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GTRE officials with whom idrw.org spoke to in Aero India 2017 on mating Kaveri K9 engine jointly developed by GTRE and French’s SAFRAN with LCA-Tejas PV-1 were hesitant to confirm if single engined LCA-Tejas will be used has Testbed to test soon to be developed Kaveri K9 engine.

As per Industrial standards, a new engine is usually tested on twin-engined aircraft to gauge their in-flight performance of the new engine while the same aircraft is also powered by its existing engines to reduce engine stalling risks while in flight certification is carried out, pointed GTRE officials to idrw.org. Continue reading

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Exclusive image of a Diverterless supersonic inlet (DSI) configuration been tested on computer Aerodynamic simulation for India’s 5th Generation AMCA fighter jet. idrw.org has been informed at Aero India 2017 that DSI intake was considered at the design stage but was overlooked for current intake design adapted on AMCA Scale model displayed at Aero India 2017.

A diverterless supersonic inlet (DSI) is a type of jet engine air intake used by some modern combat aircraft to control air flow into their engines. It consists of a “bump” and a forward-swept inlet cowl, which work together to divert boundary layer airflow away from the aircraft’s engine. Continue reading

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HAL and ADA have displayed LCA -Tejas LSP-1 (KH2011) in Aero India 2017. While some media reports hinted that the real aircraft is been displayed for the first time and Business visitors will be allowed to check the aircraft and also take a peek inside the cockpit of the LCA-Tejas aircraft.

Why do we call it a Con?

A freelance reporter Vinayak Shetti hired by idrw.org immediately after reaching near the displayed aircraft found something fishy about the build and paint quality of the aircraft. Continue reading

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Confirming what idrw.org had reported a few days ago that CCS Chaired by PM Modi had cleared a new production line to manufacture LCA-Tejas, Raksha Mantri Manohar Parrikar while speaking to the media at the inauguration of Aero India 2017 has confirmed this development.

According to Raksha Mantri Manohar Parrikar, the new plant will be up and running in next 18-24 months and will have the capacity to manufacture 8 LCA-Tejas aircraft per year. Continue reading

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Raksha Mantri Manohar Parrikar while speaking to media has confirmed that Navy rejected LCA Navy so that it can go for Twin engined fighter jet. Parrikar has hinted that Twin-engine reliability and better safety aspects for Aircraft carrier operations might have been largely contributed to their change of stand on LCA Navy.

LCA Navy will continue to be developed has a technological demonstrator, while Rafale and F-18 now seem to have emerged has serious contenders, while Saabs offer of Sea Gripen is more or less rejected. Continue reading

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After expressing Interest in Countries indigenously developed LCA-Tejas Combat jet, things seems to be heating up on another front. According to Indian media report, Indonesia which had expressed in a briefing on Netra AEW&C System has asked DRDO to conduct official product demonstration in its country.

Netra AEW&C System already has gathered a lot of attention among few countries after it was demonstrated in Bahrain air show last year. since then DRDO has been following up with many countries who had then inquired about the Netra AEW&C. Continue reading

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According to government documents presented to Parliamentarians, DRDO has been sanctioned 489.06 crores to develop a new Air to Surface Missile (ASM) dubbed Rudra M-II for Indian Air force.

Rudra M-II ASM Project was cleared last March by the Government. New ASM will have a likely range of 100-150km which can be mounted on the combat aircraft of the IAF such as Sukhoi Su-30MKI and Tejas Light Combat Aircraft. Continue reading

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C D Balaji, Director, Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), told reporters on Saturday that PV5 and PV6 (both trainers) would be available for evaluation by customers.As per Industrial sources close to idrw.org, we can confirm that first Demo flight with a prospective customer will happen today from Air Force Station (AFS) Yelahanka on LCA-Tejas PV-5 (KH-T2009) trainer aircraft.

Cmde Maolankar will be piloting the trainer aircraft, few representatives of foreign air forces who have shown interest in the aircraft have been shortlisted for the demo flight and many more demo flights have been planned in next coming days till the end of Aero India 2017. Continue reading

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DRDO Chief Dr S Christopher has confirmed Tejas-PV1 combat aircraft, currently used to test advanced electronic warfare suite (EW suite) by Defence Avionics Research Establishment (DARE) will also be test bed aircraft to be used to integrate indigenously developed Kaveri engine .

According to Air Marshal Philip Rajkumar (retd) in his Book ” The Tejas Story ” had mentioned that Tejas-PV1 was specifically designed to accommodate Kaveri engine in its engine bay but it later flew with American engines but it still has been maintained by DRDO due to this attributes of the jet, so it is not surprising so see oldest Flying LCA-Tejas aircraft been selected to become test bed for Kaveri engine . Continue reading

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What could be described has a quick turnaround for countries problematic Subsonic Nirbhay cruise missile DRDO Chief Dr S Christopher has confirmed that after disastrous last Nirbhay missile trial conducted in last few days of 2016.Nirbhay missile will be tested again this April.

Last trial failure was blamed on delays in wing deployment after a successful launch, leading to very high roll and missile veering off from the indented flight path leading to missile been self-destructed from the command centre. Continue reading

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Aero India 2017 Poster promoting country’s premier Airshow realised by Karnataka Government featuring Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah, is causing serious embarrassment to the Siddaramaiah government since the poster showcased Panavia Tornado Multirole, strike aircraft which has no connection with India or Indian air force.

Instead of sporting IAF’s Poster boys like Sukhoi-30MKI or LCA-Tejas, Panavia Tornado seems to be a poor ignorant choice to be featured in a government sponsored Aero India 2017 Poster. Continue reading

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