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Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is aiming to freeze the preliminary design of its Indian Multi-Role Helicopter (IMRH) so it can be built over the next 18 months. The state-owned aerospace firm is also looking for engines to power the IMRH.

HAL is likely to issue an RfI within next six months . The ambitious project to design and make a medium-lift helicopter for the armed forces has been in the offing for several years. About a decade back, HAL had invited bids from global helicopter majors to co-develop this class of helicopters, but the plan did not take off. Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK

                                                      Lakshya-II

Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) has completed design and development of the advanced version of Pilotless Target Aircraft (PTA), Lakshya-II and has now transferred the technology to private sector defence manufacturer Larsen and Toubro (L&T).

As per industrial sources close to idrw.org, ADE after carrying out talks with Armed forces for their requirement for next generation Pilotless Target Aircraft has started preliminary works on Lakshya-III. Continue reading

SOURCE:  VISHAL KARPE / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

HAL recently announced that it has started Internal studies to develop Unmanned combat version of home-grown Light combat aircraft which got lukewarm and mix response from Indian Defence Analysts, due to the preconceived opinion that unmanned specially un-stealth combat jets have limited utilities in modern warfare.

preconceived opinion was largely based on facts that In Past United States and China have largely used their retired combat jets as Aerial targeting drones and never in actual combat and when HAL proposed using Unmanned LCA-Tejas for combat many were dismissive about it, but new “Loyal Wingman” concept floated by Pentagon and US Air force last March 2016 Washington DC, might shed some new ideas how Unmanned combat jets can be made relevant even in modern warfare of the future . Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK

India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation developed Hyper-sonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) unmanned scram-jet demonstration aircraft for hypersonic speed flight is all set for developmental flight by end of this year.

idrw.org has been informed through sources that Integration of all final flight hardware is happening right now and the team and is confident to conduct first hydrocarbon flight with scram-jet combustor by late this year thus joining an Elite group of countries in the world who have initiated their own scramjet engine research for hypersonic flight above Mach 5. Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK

Sudhir Mishra CEO&MD, BrahMos Aerospace while speaking to Indian media revealed how Russians were surprised when India was able to integrate BrahMos-A Supersonic Cruise missile with Sukhoi-30MKI without taking any help or collaboration with Russian companies.

Mishra also confirmed that when Indian decided to integrate 2.9 tonne Cruise missile on Sukhoi-30MKI, Russians being Orginal equipment Manufacturers (OEM) of both missile and aircraft were first asked for collaboration, initially Russians refused and later agreed to a hefty amount. Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK

BrahMos Aerospace Limited will be showcasing BrahMos Supersonic cruise missile at Asia-Pacific’s largest maritime and air exhibitions ” Lima 2017 ” in Langkawi, Malaysia.

Malaysian government supported event, will start from 21st March until 25 March 2017. Organisers of LIMA 2017 are claiming that more than 500 exhibitors from 31 countries, 350 defence delegations from 38 countries, 600 media personnel from 127 agencies were be attending the event. Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK

India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has revealed its intention to venture into building amphibian aircraft when HAL-TAD Kanpur floated an RFI (Request For Information) seeking a partnership for design and development of such an aircraft.

RFI invites information, from reputed design agencies or manufacturers only, for consultancy or to partner in design and development of an HAL built Do-228 aircraft to a Seaplane version, but HAL is also working on larger Conceptual design and development of Amphibious Aircraft which could rival China’s AVIC AG600 in the region in a long run. Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK

Kalyani Group developed 120 kg thrust Small Jet engine for unmanned aerial vehicles is all set to be fired up for the first time in next few weeks according to latest media reports.

Developed by Kalyani Jet Propulsion lab in Bangalore which presently has 15-20 engineers working under guidance from retired GTRE and HAL officials have completed development of the first engine from that lab which was also assisted by Kalyani’s Pune-based laboratories. Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK

                      BAE Systems M777 Ultra Light Howitzer

After carrying out successful Engineering trials of Countries first indigenously developed 155-mm/52-calibre Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) developmental partner Kalyani Group has now announced that first prototype of Bharat 155mm/39 Ultra Light Long Range Howitzer will be ready by July this year to commence engineering trials.

Ultra Light Long Range Howitzer will be equivalent to M777 Howitzers Guns manufactured by BAE Systems. Indian Army has placed orders for 145 M777 Howitzers and by mid of this year, few M777 Howitzers will be handed over to Indian Army for homologations ammunition trials in India. Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK

India’s private shipyards Larsen & Toubro and Reliance Defence and Engineering have expressed disappointment to Ministry of Defence after state-owned shipyard Goa Shipyard was selected to build two Russian Krivak-IV class (Admiral Grigorovich-class frigate) stealth frigates over two private sector competitors.

Russian officials while on inspection at Goa Shipyard, Larsen & Toubro and Reliance Defence and Engineering Shipyards at cleared them for having capabilities and manpower to build stealth frigates in their shipyards and buzz was that at least one stealth frigate will be awarded to a Private shipyard. Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK

Current Commander-in-Chief of the Myanmar Armed Forces Senior General Min Aung Hlaing Checking out HAL’s LCH 

HAL’s Indigenously developed Light Combat Helicopter has been developed for cater to combat needs of the Indian Air Force (IAF) and Indian Army is all set to go into limited serial production soon but according to reliable Industrial sources close to idrw.org many regional countries in the region have also shown keen interest in acquiring HAL’s LCH at sidelines of Aero India 2017 .

5.5-tonne combat helicopter designed and developed by HAL already has begged orders for 114 from Indian Army and 65 from Indian Airforce. Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK

Poeir Jets Private Limited subsidiary of INTECH DMLS Pvt Ltd has made a foray in the field of development of Gas Turbine based Turbo Jet Engines and Turbo Shaft Engines. The company which was born only in 2016 already has developed MJE (Micro Jet Engine )-20 which is a Jet engine with a thrust of 20 Kgf which will be used for an UAV and R/C model aircraft, according to company officials at Aero India 2017, Engine currently is under testing.

Poeir Jets officials also informed idrw.org that they are already carrying out Research to develop more powerful MJE 40 (40 Kgf), MJE 100 (100 kgf), MJE 130 (130 kgf) and SJE-350 (1350 kgf) thrust class jet engine which can be used from Small manned aircraft to medium sized unnamed aerial vehicles . Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK

Days after Swathi Weapon Locating Radar was Inducted into Indian Army, Industrial sources have confirmed to idrw.org that DRDO is planning to seek export clearance for two radars developed Indigenously in India from Ministry of Defence Soon.

Swathi and Arudhra Radars both have been inducted into Indian Army and Indian Air force respectively. Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK

DRDO, after been granted several export clearances for its indigenously developed weapons system, is all set to set up its own commercial arm, which will promote in International markets products and services emanating from the DRDO.

For the time being BrahMos Corp will be taking care of final negotiation for sale of Akash Surface to Air Missile System to Vietnam, but Soon a new commercial arm will be setup which will be in charge of all systems developed by all DRDO’s associated laboratories with export in mind. Continue reading

SOURCE: PRASAD CHAWAN / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

India plans to acquire 5 Russian S-400 long-range air defence system for Indian Air Force from 2017 to 2022. while India is yet to place an order with Russia but Russian media report suggests that delivery can commence from 2018 onwards after fulfilling its own requirement. S-400 is a Mobile Theatre defence system capable of neutralising both Aerodynamic and ballistic threats.

S-400 with engagement envelope extending to 400 kilometres and the ability to engage all types of aerial threats while operating in electronic warfare (EW) environment make S400 formidable system . India’s interest in acquiring S-400 system was first reported in Indian press in October 2015 it is likely that Russians offered the system to India in end of 2013 or early 2014 . Continue reading

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