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Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) developed homegrown New generation anti-radiation missile (NGRAM) is likely to take its maiden flight trials by end of this year said industrial sources close to idrw.org.

NGARM is an anti-radiation missile which is capable of destroying enemy radars, tracking systems and communication facilities. Continue reading

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40N6 Very long range ( 400km) missile which is part of S-400 Triumf air-defense system has been accepted for Russian service after Russian Ministry of Defence had started purchasing missiles in September after signing all the necessary documents. The S-400 uses four missiles to fill its performance envelope: the very-long-range 40N6 (400 km), the long-range 48N6 (250 km), the medium-range 9M96E2 (120 km) and the short-range 9M96E (40 km).

40N6 with a range of around 400km was recently procured by India along with 48N6 (250 km) while China procured S-400 system with 48N6 (250 km) and 9M96E2 (120 km) missiles thus making procurement of Indian S-400 system vastly superior in the region. Continue reading

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United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Defence Affairs Mohammed Ahmed Al Bowardi Al Falacy on Wednesday visited the state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) facility  in Bangalore .  He was received by R Madhavan, CMD-HAL and other senior HAL officials.

The visiting dignitary was briefed on the ongoing projects in HAL and taken around the Helicopter Complex, LCA Tejas Division and Hawk Final Assembly hangar. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

India is set to get Two Ex-French Air-force Mirage-2000 Trainer aircraft as attrition replacement to the Mirage-2000 trainers which IAF lost 5-6 years ago in a back to back accidents. Each Mirage-2000 Trainer has been procured by India at cost of 5 Million Euros which later will be upgraded by HAL locally in India by the kit supplied by the Dassault Aviation to bring them at par with all current upgraded Mirage-2000 fleet.

IAF presently has a Mirage-2000 fleet of 49 aircraft which all are been upgraded to the latest standards to keep them modern and advance till they retire after 2040. Continue reading

SOURCE: AMIT PANDEY/ FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has acknowledged that there exist issues with HAL which air force has been complaining about all these years regarding the production of aircraft by HAL which often faced poor quality standards, cost overruns, and repeated delays due to which air force has suffered immensely.

Government is planning to argument production capacity of the HAL to address delays in product delivery and also take measure to enhance skills of the workforce which often leads to more expensive aircraft than from the Original equipment manufacturer (OEM), which means air force pays more for the same jet which could have cost less if procured directly from the manufacturer. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

Amid reports of Indian Air Force (IAF) taking over Tejas Mark 1A light combat aircraft (LCAs) from State-owned defense manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. comes further fresh reports that IAF is now actively considering handing over LCA-Tejas production line to private players to fast-track its production.

83 Tejas Mark 1A jets on order by IAF will be manufactured by private players like L&T ( Wings), Dynamatic Technologies Ltd ( Front fuselage ), VEM Technologies ( Centre fuselage) and Alpha Doca (Rear fuselage ) while HAL will continue to remain lead Integrator for the project but IAF is currently studying the possibility of reducing HAL’s role further in the program according to industry sources close to idrw.org. Continue reading

SOURCE:  Joydeep Ghosh / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

Why, simply bcozit’s a futile to keep a country as its protectorate. No independent nation worth its salt can digest the fact that its policies are dictated by a nation that acts like big brother. India made the mistake in Nepal. Pt. Nehru refused King Tribhuvan‘s offer of merger with India (a good decision) but he made a mistake of controlling its foreign, finance and security policy from 1947 to 1997 under Friendship Treaty.

This Friendship Treaty was main grudge used by Maoist to uproot the royalty and democratic government. Needless to say this resentment was also successfully fanned by Chinas greedy stratagem to entrap Nepal in its debt trap. Now Nepal sings only Chinese tune, evident from the fact that it is now squeezing Tibetan refugees and even dares to prick India bcoz it knows now India cant do anything. Continue reading

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                       Indigenous AESAR Radar

HAL has decided to stick with imported Israeli EL/M-2052 Active Electronically Scanning Array (AESA) Radar over Indigenous Active Electronically Scanned Array Radar (AESAR) AESA Radar developed by LRDE to be used on 83 LCA-Tejas Mk 1A even though DRDO is trying to fast-track development of AESAR with the active partition of Private sector companies.

As per information coming from reliable sources close to idrw.org, HAL is set to announce a winner to the global tender which was floated by the company under which three vendors had responded with their AESA Radar technology, the contract is likely to go with ELTA which makes EL/M-2052 AESA Radar with local assembly clause in the contract along with some level of transfer of technology. Continue reading

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US Military is in process of initiating a futuristic new helicopter program which will go on to replace OH-58 Kiowa Warrior, UH-60 Black Hawks, and AH-64 Apaches medium-lift category armed and reconnaissance helicopters from its current fleet. Under a Program called Future Vertical Lift aircraft, US Military plans to develop a family of helicopters which will go on to serve their forces from 2030 onwards and Washington is keen to have New Delhi onboard its futuristic helicopter Program.

According to reliable industry sources close to idrw.org the first offer came from Obama administration about India being part of the futuristic helicopter Program and even now the current dispensation and Pentagon is still very much wants India to be part of this program considering India in future will have a massive requirement to replace its aging medium-lift category helicopters of its forces. Continue reading

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Chairman and Managing Director of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited T Suvarna Raju flew the indigenous LCA-Tejas from HAL Airport here today. The twin seat variant of LCA (PV5) was piloted by Group Captain KK Venugopal, VM (Retd) HAL’s CTP. Continue reading

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Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has claimed Rs 273 crore from the Insurance company after recent crash of underproduction Sukhoi Su-30MKI but according to Industrial sources closes to idrw.org, IAF may never get a brand new Sukhoi Su-30MKI instead even after Insurance is settled and the production line will close as planned earlier.

Indian Air Force till now has lost 8 Sukhoi Su-30MKI aircraft,including the recent crash of the undelivered Su-30MKI after their induction from 1997 onwards. In 2009, IAF for the first time lost back to back first and second Su-30MKI in the very same year, due to which IAF placed orders for Two additional aircraft as attrition replacement of the 2009 crashes which were accommodated in 2012 follow-on orders for 42 jets. Continue reading

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Yakovlev Design Bureau has offered Indian Air Force a Customised Yak-130 Combat Trainer to take place of ill-fated Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) developed HJT-36 Sitara as an intermediate jet trainer (IJT) for Stage-II Pilot training program in a Government to Government offer.

According to Industrial sources closes to idrw.org, Since is not the first time the Advanced Jet trainer has been offered to India, the First offer came in 2012 and current offer is no different than the previous offer, but the offer actually might be to grab additional follow-on orders of British Hawk Mk-132 from BAE Systems which has failed to materialise after years of negotiation due to high price . Continue reading

SOURCE: DRDO WITH INPUTS FROM IDRW NEWS NETWORK

Tejas, the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) successfully fred Derby air-to-air Beyond Visual Range Missile (BVRM) to expand its fring envelope as well as to demonstrate safe operation of the aircraft during missile plume ingestion into the aircraft engine under worst case scenarios. The missile was launched from LCA Tejas piloted by Wg Cdr Siddharth Singh on 27 April 2018 from the firing range off the Goa coast after exhaustive study of the missile separation characteristics and plume envelope.

Integration of Derby is one of the major objectives of Final Operational Clearance (FOC) of Tejas. Tejas has been designed and developed by DRDO’s autonomous society Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA). The aircraft was tracked by two other Tejas aircraft in close formation to capture the firing event in the specially instrumented high speed cameras for detail analysis and comparison with the simulation model for validation. Continue reading

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According to information provided by BAE Systems, India will get the first batch of five M777 ultralight howitzers in September 2018 after a preliminary investigation found faulty local ammunition supplied by India’s State-sector companies behind the explosion of the barrel of the US-manufactured M-777 during a field trial in Pokhran last year, in short, giving clean sheet to the Gun manufacture .

Last May, Indian Army got Two new long-range ultra-light (ULH) howitzer M777 for local ammunition homogenization process but after the explosion of the barrel, M777 gun had undergone mandatory quality tests but after an investigation, it was cleared. Continue reading