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DRDO developed Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) system mounted on Brazilian Embraer EMB-145I aircraft will be handed over to IAF this June and Second aircraft in September this year. Both aircrafts have undergone extensive trails in various forward airbases of India air force, DRDO now wants IAF to explore further option to purchase more aircrafts. Continue reading

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Retired Vice-Admiral Arun Kumar Singh commenting on Modi government clearing indigenous construction of 6 new nuclear-powered attack submarines said new production line in Vizag should be developed for the smooth construction of new attack class submarines.

Cabinet committee on security (CCS) have cleared Proposal to construct new Hunter killer Nuclear submarines and the decision will allow Navy to work on a naval staff qualitative requirements (NSQRs) for new submarines which are likely to be constructed in ship-building centre (SBC) in Vizag where India’s first Ballistic missile submarine INS Arihant was constructed and Arihant sister class submarines are also under construction. Continue reading

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Speaking to idrw.org on sidelines of Aero India 2015 official from Sukhoi Design Bureau revealed that Joint venture on development of 5th generation fighter aircraft which would eventually replace Su-30 and Mig-29 was offered to India for first time in year 2000, almost 15 years back when the Sukhoi Design Bureau was only conducting preliminary design study for development of 5th generation fighter aircraft. Continue reading

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Russian Expert Konstantin Makienko Deputy director of Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technology (CAST) Moscow has warned India that India must do the balancing act and factor in the cost and operational viability while deciding on purchase of air-independent propulsion (AIP)-equipped submarines under Project-75-I .

Air-independent propulsion (AIP) technology offered by Countries who are in the race to supply 6 Conventional Diesel Submarines under Project-75-I to Indian Navy use Different technologies in their AIP and Indian navy will have to take a call on which will suit them better . Continue reading

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French defence minister is rushing to New Delhi today after vibes from Ministry of Defense officials at recently concluded Aero India 2015 was not found Positive on MMRCA deal under which India plans to but 126 French-made Rafale Fighter jets. Russians are hell bent on stalling any chance of French clinching  MMRCA deal, Russian and Indian officials were seen holding closed-door talks on development of FGFA and MTA aircrafts, which also wandered to MMRCA. Continue reading

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French government is relieved after Rafale fighter jet got its first export order from Egypt. Egypt has decided to buy 24 Rafale fighter jets and many French military experts believe that India has lost its bargaining power now and India will have to blink first now on MMRCA deal standoff currently engaged between India and France in possible sale of 126 Rafale jet to Indian air force . Continue reading

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DRDO in its Aero India 2015 official video has showcased small video of countries most advanced submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) to date. K-4 which has ability to strike a land target 3,500 km away from an undersea firing platform and is a significant boon to India’s nuclear weapons program. Continue reading

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Maritime surveillance and patrol variants of Do-228 modified by HAL to cater for a host of equipment demanded by the navy including surveillance radar, FLIR (forward looking infrared), ESM (electronic support measures), satellite communications,and data links are proving to be economical,reliable and highly effective in maritime reconnaissance role in Indian ocean . Continue reading

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Bangalore-based Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) which participated in Bhartiya Vigyan Sammelan (BVS) Expo 2015 held in Goa confirmed to idrw.org that long-range Subsonic cruise missile Nirbhay successfully test fired on  17 October, used a Russian provided engine and Indian developed engine of similar thrust class is under development . Continue reading

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Russian company United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation will be having a planned meetings  with representatives from the Indian Air Force and aircraft manufactures from the corporation Hindustan Aeronautics Limited on sidelines of  Aero India-2015 exhibition which will be held from February 18-22.

Russian Company will discuss the possibility of upgrading the communication equipment of the Su-30MKI Indian fighter jets and also outfitting Russian-Indian aircraft such as the FGFA fighter jet and the MTA transport aircraft with communication equipment. Continue reading

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At Bhartiya Vigyan Sammelan (BVS) Expo 2015 held in Goa, idrw.org spoke to Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) officials who had participated in the Expo. Lakshay pilotless target aircraft (PTA) developed by ADE has been one of their Key successful Product which has been widely Inducted into Indian Armed forces which provides realistic towed aerial sub-targets for live fire training.

ADE has confirmed to idrw.org that Users ( Armed Forces ) are demanding new Supersonic missile target which can be used to train and simulate realistic training and evaluation for Users. Continue reading

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At Bhartiya Vigyan Sammelan (BVS) Expo 2015 held in Goa, idrw.org spoke to GTRE officials who had participated in the Expo and in a candid admission to idrw.org have confirmed that plans to test Kaveri engine on Twin engines fighter jets or Lca Tejas aircraft has been dropped permanently.

GTRE had plans to use retired Tejas PV-1 aircraft to test Kaveri engine, but MOD recently cleared closure of the ambitious engine development project undertaken by Bengaluru-based Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE). Continue reading

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India did not display its nuclear-capable Agni-V missiles during the Republic Day parade Monday, where US President Barack Obama was the Chief Guest.

Agni missile series always have been showcased in India’s Republic day parade right from days of Agni-TD in mid 90’s, While Media was kept in dark regarding real reasons behind why it was missing from the parade. Murmurs making rounds for last few years have been that Americans are asking India to Cap further missile developments. Continue reading

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India has an air space of 3,287,264 km2 to guard against its formidable enemies, Pakistan and China, both of whom possess significant aerial threat in case of a war. More concerning is the fact that both are allies and that raises the possibility of a two front war.

So how is the Indian air defenses ready for this threat? Continue reading

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India and US after renewed and enhanced Defense Framework Agreement have agreed to work on Joint development and Production of four key defense Projects and one of them is to enhance Indian air forces C-130J with specialized electronic intelligence kits called as “Senior Scout ” which is a Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) system.

Senior Scout, a pallet mounted communications and electronic intelligence system, built into a trailer-like container that can be rolled on and off C-130 aircrafts. Senior Scout container also accommodates operators who collect SIGINT (signals intelligence), ELINT (electronic intelligence) and COMINT (communications intelligence). Continue reading