” Security ” Special Aero India 2017 Edition 
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As per official information sourced from Annual report of Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) compiled together by on India’s AMCA 5th Generation Fighter project , Government of India had sanctioned to carryout feasibility studies of design and development of Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) on 5th Oct 2010, at a cost of Rs.90.5 Crores, for a duration of 1 ½ years initially and st subsequently PDC was extended upto 31 March 2017 .

AMCA Feasibility Report: Feasibility studies have been carried out based on IAF’s Top Level Operational Requirements and completed the scope of the project. Feasibility Report was compiled and Review held in November 2013. Feasibility Report was updated in October 2015 with various activities carried out post the reviews and submitted to Air HQ and Hon’ble Raksha Mantri. Continue reading


As per official information sourced from Annual report of Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) compiled together by on India’s Ghatak UCAV project, Preliminary Air Staff Qualitative Requirements (PSQR) by Indian Air Force Head Quarters was finalised on 10th June 2016.

The government of India has sanctioned Rs.231.00 crores on 13th May 2016 to carry out “Design of GHATAK and Development of Critical Advanced Technologies for GHATAK and AMCA”. Major technologies to be developed under this lead-in project are broadly classified under five technology areas are defined below. Continue reading


Last year was first to report (LCA-TEJAS Captured with Python-5 WVRAAM) that captive flight trials of Python-5 fifth generation Close Combat air-to-air missile (AAM) manufactured by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems of Israel have begun and thus marking the completion of integration and moving towards operational test firing of the missile soon.

But According to industrial sources close to, Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) have encountered some problems with Python-5 which have prevented them to be test fired from LCA-Tejas thus leading to further delays in completing crucial Close Combat Missile integration with the aircraft. Continue reading



Combat Vehicles Research & Development Establishment (CVRDE) India’s premier establishment forArmoured vechicles in India has Invited Bids for Development and supply of 1500 hp Engine .

As per Tender documents which has gone through invited interested bidders to submit their proposals before 30 May 2017 and the Bid Opening Date will be 01-Jun-2017. Technical requirements for supply of 1500 hp Engine most probably to be used on Arjun Mk II are as below. Continue reading


Keeping with India’s rising global stature in recent years 26 mules/ horses were gifted to Myanmar Army at an estimated book value of R 48,12,990/- which were handed over during a ceremony organised for this purpose on September 12, 2016, near Moreh.

A two-member delegation of IA from RVC visited Myanmar for a period of seven days from September 22-28,2016 to assist setting up the necessary infrastructure for equine breeding facilities in Myanmar. Continue reading


DRDO’S Dornier Do-228 TEST BED 

Last Year, (Read : India’s Indigenous Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Processing well : Report ) was first to report that India’s Indigenous Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) developed by DRDO’s Electronics & Radar Development Establishment (LRDE) for Unmanned Aerial vehicle (UAVs) was reportedly progressing well and may be flight tested by end of 2016 or early 2017 from a modified Dornier Do-228 which will act as flying test bed (FTB) for the program ,

According to information provided to, Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) with ground moving target indicator (GMTI) capability for the air-borne sensor in UAV for imaging, surveillance and reconnaissance have completed all required flight trials successfully. Continue reading


Officials from SAAB, MBDA and Rosoboronexport will all be back in India later this month with their Mistral, RBS 70NG and Igla-S to conduct confirmatory trials in Pokhran for the Very Short Range Air Defence Systems (VSHORAD) tender to replace legacy Russian air defence systems in service.

Under VSHORAD tender, Indian Army and Indian Navy plans to procure 5,175 missiles and 1,276 single and multi-launchers worth over $5.2-billion with the transfer of technology to Indian Defence sector partner for local manufacturing in India. Continue reading



DRDO’s first indigenously developed Ku-band seeker for Country’s first Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile ” Astra ” has successfully carried out integrated Captive fight trials from Astra Missile.

According to information provided to, Indigenous Ku-band active radar seeker was integrated with the Astra the missile in weapon system configuration on the Su-30 aircraft and could successfully track the target Su-30 aircraft. Continue reading


After DRDO’s Astra missile fired from Sukhoi-30 MKI aircraft took down pilot-less target aircraft (PTA) Banshee, in last two rounds of User trials last December. Indian Air Force has cleared limited series production (LSP) of ingeniously developed Astra Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM).

According to information provided to, IAF has decided to obtain 50 missiles to continue fine tuning the missile system before it decided to be adopted in large scale on all other fighter aircraft. Continue reading


BDL, BEL and DRDO Co-developed Indigenous QR-SAM (Quick Reaction, Surface to Air Missile) with a range of 30kms is likely to be tested after the second half of this year, as per Industrial sources close to

QR-SAM Project is one of the fast-tracked projects after India scrapped plans to procure imported systems to replace ageing Quick reaction Air Defence systems in both Indian Army and Indian Navy. Continue reading


After DRDO was granted Initial developmental funds to develop next generation surface-to-air missile, DRDO has finally disclosed some information of its upcoming Air Defence systems which will be ready in next two to three years. was informed that Akash New Generation (Akash-NG) has been conceptualised with solid propulsion, wing-body-tail configuration, electro-mechanical control system, active RF seeker and laser proximity fuze. Continue reading


Washington under the previous Obama administration had agreed to assist Delhi in sharing, designing and developing jet engines for India’s proposed 5th generation Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) Fighter jets project under Defense Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) initiatives taken to forward Indo-US defence collaboration.

Considered one of the four pathfinder military projects likely to be taken up between New Delhi and Washington seems to have fresh hurdles according to Industrial sources close to Continue reading


French MBDA proposal of developing Maitri Short-range Surface -to-air missiles (SRSAM) for Indian Navy Jointly with India’s DRDO might be scrapped as per latest Indian media reports. $5 Billion Maitri Short-range Surface-to-air missiles (SRSAM) were to replace ageing Israeli supplied Barak-1 now might be replaced by DRDO developed New SRSAM missiles.

Cannister based, Quick reaction, New Vertical-launched Short ranged SAM has been under development from 2015 and after program achieved some key internal milestones, Ministry of Defence decided it no longer wants to pursue MBDA proposal. Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK has put together official information it had gathered at Aero India 2017 on all major UAV projects initiated in India by various Public sector companies.

Panchi: Wheeled version of the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) Nishant till now has completed 5 test flights and due to the removal of parachutes, skids and other control crash landing safety features, UAV now has an endurance of Six hours which is 1.5 hours more than Nishant. Continue reading


From a current fleet of 300 Helicopters, Indian Army has chalked out robust expansion plans for its Aviation branch and has decided to add nearly 300 to 500 new Helicopters in next 10 years into its fleet.

Senior most Indian Army Aviation officials have briefed HAL officials what they described Army’s requirements beyond 2030 in Rotary department especially in Combat support and combat logistics to be developed indigenously in India which seemed to be inspired straight from United States Army Aviation. Continue reading

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