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                                                            TAPAS 201 PT-2

Aeronautical Test Range (ATR) near Challakere in Chitradurga district which is all set to be inaugurated tomorrow by Defence Minister Arun Jaitley already has a Guest eagerly waiting for the new facility to be opened up. TAPAS 201 PT-2 is the 2nd prototype of TAPAS 201 which already has reached the facility to carry out its first maiden flight soon.

Maiden flight of the 1st prototype of TAPAS 201 (RUSTOM – II) was successfully carried out last year from Aeronautical Test Range (ATR) which is new facility developed for testing of UAVs and manned aircraft. Continue reading

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Tender issued 3 days back which idrw.org has gone through by DRDO invited bids for supply Transportable Containers for SFDR ( Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet Propulsion Technology) missile being developed by DRDL.

SFDR is Air-Air-Missile developed using baseline ASTRA BVRAAM which will use booster-ram jet sustainer propulsion system. The development and demonstration of SFDR propulsion system is a joint venture of DRDO and Russia. Continue reading

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                         IMAGE REPRESENTATION OF NGRAAM

Earlier this year, idrw.org was first to confirm and report that DRDO (DRDO working on New Rudra M-II Air to Surface Missile (ASM) for Indian Airforce) has been sanctioned 489.06 crores to develop a new Air to Surface Missile (ASM) dubbed Rudra M-II for Indian Air force.

Recently DRDO has issued tenders which idrw.org has gone through which reveals that DRDO has invited bids to build an Aluminium container for R167 Article for storage and transportation of RudraM-II Missile. Continue reading

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On 4th May, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Public Sector Company on behalf of its Rotary Wing Research and Design Centre (RWR&DC) division invited Request for Information (RFI) from reputed OEMs for supply of suitable turboshaft engines for powering Indian Multi-role Helicopter (IMRH) which is an upcoming 10-12.5 tonne class helicopter being developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the Indian Armed Services.

The technical details which idrw.org has gone through requires following key details highlighted below Continue reading

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DRDO for the first time has showcased Canister Launcher for the Indigenously developed QR-SAM (Quick Reaction, Surface to Air Missile) at Bharatiya Vigyan Sammelan and Expo held at Fergusson College grounds in Pune, Maharastra.

QR-SAM Canister Launcher consists of 6 launchers capable of firing any 6 QR-SAM missiles which are transported on Ashok Leyland Super Stallion 8×8 High Mobility Vehicle (HMV) Truck. QR-SAM (Quick Reaction, Surface to Air Missile) has been co-developed by BDL, BEL and DRDO with active Private sector participation. Continue reading

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Defence Materials and Stores Research and Development Establishment (DMSRDE) developed Armour Panels for providing crew protection in Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) against 7.62mm Bullets and 12.7mm Heavy Machine Gun Bullets has successfully concluded Ballistic trials of Armour Panels.

DMSRDE demonstrated technology for successful armour solution for LCH from both 7.62API and 12.7API ammunitions. Continue reading

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India’s light combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas has reportedly conducted first test firing of a beyond visual range air-to-air missile (BVRAAM), Derby in Guided Mode against a target just outskirts of Kalaikunda in the state of West Bengal.

Test were carried out by a limited series production (LSP) platform, the LSP-4 Tejas fired the BVRAAM missile on a Ballistic Guided mode, which was guided by Fire Control Radar of the Aircraft. Continue reading

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Indian Air Force is restrategizing it plans so that it can again push for procurement of another 18 Dassault Rafale fighter taking total tally to respectable 54 aircraft in near future soon.

IAF’s Top Brass has been pushing for additional Dassault Rafale fighter jets after India and France concluded a deal to procure 36 Rafale fighter but now IAF is working on new plans which can lead to the availability of additional funds required to procure additional jets as per Industrial sources close to idrw.org. Continue reading

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First Picture of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) developed indigenous new generation anti-radiation missile (NGARM) currently in development as emerged from the website of contractor who supplies Scale Dummy Missiles to DRDO.

At first glance NGARM as visual simiarities between Astra BVRAAM which have now entered production. State-of-the-art, anti-radiation NGARM missile is specifically developed to take out enemy radars and communication facilities. Continue reading

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The Ministry of Defence, Government of India has invited bids to procure approximate Qty 50-60 Armoured Vehicles for IAF along with its associated equipment from Indian vendors indented to be used by Guard Special Forces which is the special forces unit of the Indian Air Force deployed to secure Airbases Around the country and also carry out offensive operations behind enemy lines .

According to the Tender documents accessed by idrw.org, Indian vendors are requested to bid along with details about the level of indigenization, delivery capability, maintenance support, lifetime support etc. Continue reading

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The Ministry of Defence, Government of India intends to procure approximate 600 Rifle 7.62mm with sights and accessories and 200 UBGL for Rifle 7.62mm for IAF along with its associated equipment from Indian and Foreign vendors.

Ministry of Defence also has invited bids for supply of 120 Night Vision Devices, 2000 9mm Pistol and 1800 Sub Machine Gun for Guard Special Forces which is the special forces unit of the Indian Air Force. Continue reading

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DRDO plans to use specially designed containers to transport full assembled Nirbhay Cruise missile to Abdul Kalam Island (Wheeler Island) of ITR for next round of trials planned for in May or June.

DRDO is carrying out changes suggested by a committee that probed the earlier test failures but recent December 2016 failure was attributed to totally new kind of malfunction which prompted developed of Special Containers to transport Nirbhay Cruise missile to the Testing site. Continue reading

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After Government of India begin contract negotiations for acquiring 56 Airbus C295 transport aircraft as a replacement for its ageing Avro HS-748 aircraft, Airbus is now trying to engage and close deal with Government of India to sell Six Airbus A330-200 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) worth $2 Billion by offering Air-Air-Refueling Kit for Indian C-295W order .

Indian Government last year backtracked and scrapped MRTT tender to allow Boeing to offer its cheaper KC-46A Pegasus Multi Role Tanker Transport alternative to India, Airbus sensing shift in Indian deal has now offered Air-Air-Refueling Kit (AAR) to India to enable C-295W to be used as low-cost Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) at attractive price . Continue reading

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Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory and Stainless steel maker Jindal Stainless (Hisar) Ltd earlier this month signed Licensing agreements for Transfer of Technology (TOT) of high nitrogen steel (HNS) which can be widely used in various armour applications thus providing a major breakthrough in technology for armour applications in India.

Indigenous HNS technology is a step forward for Army’s Quest for lighter and high-performance armour materials compared to materials used by them. DMRL developed HNS technology for armour applications and Vishal. improved ballistic performance compared to Rolled Homogenous Armour (RHA). Continue reading

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Last year idrw.org 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 idrw.org, 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