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SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

Dassault aviation was playing hardball from the very beginning said IAF source close to idrw.org, “Dassault aviation became too greedy on its margins” said French defence experts after India only placed orders for 36 jets. But it is not one instance but several instance which could question Dassault companies ethical business practices. let start from beginning, Dassault aviation as per request for proposal (RfP) in bidding process itself failed to provide full technical details of Rafale fighter jets and was close to being eliminated, when diplomatic intervention prevented its early exit of the biggest fighter jet competition in the world . Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

Defence minister Manohar Parrikar might have provided glimpses of hope to Saab India when he made it clear that Mig-21s will be replaced by Single engine fighter jets and not twin-engined Rafale jets and Lca Tejas or any other option will be considered if HAL cannot ramp up production of Lca Tejas .

Saab India has been camping in India ever since Gripen E was rejected by Indian air force under Technical evaluation of MMRCA tender which described in details that aircraft had failed to meet it requirements. Continue reading

SOURCE : IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

Defence minister Manohar Parrikar neither used word “Cancelled ” or “Scrapped” but he still left enough hints for media to know that long-delayed plans to purchase 126 jets under MMRCA tender is dead and any future additional purchase of Rafale jets will be under G2G (Govt to Govt) deal and not directly with aircraft manufacture which, in this case, is Dassault aviation .

Sources in IAF speaking to idrw.org last night said that MOD is unlikely to go for bigger orders of Rafale in near future after delivery of 36 jets ordered are complete. At best two more Squadrons will be ordered according to him. Continue reading

SOURCE: SUDESH CHARI / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

India has finally placed orders for 36 Rafale fighter jets from France, it will be first new fighter jets after India started getting after it started getting Russian build Sukhoi-Su-30MKI from 2001 onwards.

While Sukhoi-30 will be Backbone of Indian Air force with more than twice the amount of jet at disposal even if we include original MMRCA tender, Rafale jets will be seen playing second fiddle to Sukhois in most combat roles and in most combat zones . Both been 4++ Generation fighters aircrafts and ranked best among contemporary fighter jets in its class, comparison within Indian Air force will be hard to miss and Friendly Squadrons Rivalries will only get best for Indian Air force. Continue reading

SOURCE: SUDESH CHARI / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

China successfully demonstrated Worlds first Operational Anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM ) in 2010 and later followed up with a test of Anti-satellite weapons (ASAT) in 2013. Two missile tests has shaken the traditional views of the many experts and also has threatened unassailable superiority which was boosted by Us Navy.

While development of ASAT and ASBM by China seems to be in response to stop intervention of Superior US Navy on possible conflict at South China Sea, India can ill-afford to ignore it and has to take note of Such development in the region and has to start planning for development of such systems since such complex system tend to have longer development period due to complex technology involved in such weapons systems. Continue reading

SOURCE : IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

India will place orders for 36 Rafale aircrafts which will be of exact standard which were tested by Indian air force under MMRCA Technical evaluation trials few years back which means it will be of the current production standard which is F3.3.

Dassault is currently manufacturing Rafale fighter jets which are of standard F3.3. Egypt which recently also has placed orders for 24 aircrafts will get Same standard F3.3 Rafales said Dassault officials. F3.3 standard Rafale will be equipped with an active array RBE2 AESA radar from Thales. Continue reading

SOURCE : IDRW NEWS NETWORK ( INN)

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar speaking to media at the undocking ceremony of first Scorpene submarine said that Previous Defence Minister ( A. K. Antony) never reviewed Scorpene submarine project regularly due to which project was running behind schedule by 4 years .

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar after taking in charge as been reviewing the project on a monthly basis and is determined that all submarines under construction under Project-75 are delivered to the Indian navy by the end of 2018. Continue reading

SOURCE : IDRW NEWS NETWORK ( INN)

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar speaking to media at the undocking ceremony of first Scorpene submarine said that he is fully aware of recent deal between Pakistan and china on sale of 8 Yuan-class Type-041 conventional (non-nuclear) diesel-powered submarines .

Due to recent development we will work to fast track Project-75I said Parrikar and also he will work to make sure that current 6 Scorpene submarine under development in India are delivered by 2018. Continue reading

SOURCE : IDRW NEWS NETWORK ( INN)

Amid increasing Chinese assertiveness in the Indo-Pacific region, Parrikar, who was on a four-day visit to Japan held talks with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and was also given a tour on biggest Japanese warship since World War Two, the Izumo, a helicopter carrier.

The Izumo with a crew of 470 sailors is a highly visible example of how Japan is expanding the capability of its military to operate overseas and enters service as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks lawmaker approval to loosen the restraints of Japan’s pacifist post-war constitution. Continue reading

SOURCE: MANISH ACHARYA   / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

India is capable of developing intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) which can hit targets beyond the range of 10,000 km, Chairman of Armament Research Board, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Dr SK Salwan said on Saturday is India’s worst kept secret .

I still remember reading in newspapers how American Defense analytic were paranoid about rising Space capabilities of India and had said in a report that India will use a modified Pslv rocket to create India’s first ICBM and will gain capability to hit targets in North America thus Mythical ” Surya” missile with range of 10000 km ICBM was born in the same report . Continue reading

SOURCE : GAURAV MADKAIKAR / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

Built at a modest cost of just $74 million Isro’s Mangalyaan Mars craft got world attention which highlighted India’s Scientific achievements. Western media too were all praise for Isro’s MOM Mars craft successful insertion to mar orbit, Achievement which very few have succeeded in doing it in their first try.

In a Country where each ISRO mission hypnotizes millions of ordinary common man, each mission keeps them glued to their television sets. Each PSLV or GSLV Rocket launch is watched with same interest as was with last launch. Continue reading

SOURCE : IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

After Government of India Scrapped Rs, 6,000 crore tender to procure 197 light utility helicopters from foreign vendors for the armed forces last year . Government has officially restarted the tender again, after been scrapped twice , will it be third time lucky for Armed forces ?

Defence Acquisition Council chaired by Previous Defence Minister Arun Jaitley had put the acquisition under the “Buy and Make Indian” category, allowing the Indian industry to make the helicopters under a joint venture with a foreign manufacturer. Continue reading

SOURCE: SUDESH CHARI / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

Eight years in the Making, Unwanted by forces yet Indian government has asked the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to engage with the French firm MBDA missile systems for development of short-range surface-to-air missile system (SRSAM).

Indin Army and Indian Air force have already rejected it and Only Indian Navy which has agreed to buy Nine SRSAM Systems consisting of 40 missiles each. While Navy Initially in 2013 had rejected the very same French offer. Continue reading

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