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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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India’s Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE) and Russian JSC Rosoboronexport/JSC Klimov have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for joint development of Multi-Axis Thrust Vectoring Nozzle for future generation aero-engine applications.

MoU was signed during Aero India-2015 held in Bengaluru during 19-22 February 2015. Dr K Tamilmani, DS, DG (Aero), DRDO and Dr CP Ramanarayanan, OS, Director, GTRE and the Russian team were part of the memorandum of understanding (MoU). Continue reading

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Laser Science and Technology Centre (LASTEC), Delhi, has designed and developed an Optical Target Locater (OTL), a laser-based portable surveillance device, for detection of passive or active optical threats. The system functions in the cat’s eye effect. Any optical system, when illuminated by a laser beam, returns some back-scattered energy. This retro-reflected energy helps in locating optical targets against a static background. The system is an important tool for detection of any active or passive surveillance Continue reading

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Nuclear-powered submarine on Lease from Russia “INS Chakra ” might be Sole operational Nuclear submarine in Indian Navies fleet in 2015, but Indian government and Indian navy have drafted impressive fleet expansion plan with key focus area been induction of more Nuclear-propelled submarines in next 15 years.

In 1999 Cabinet Committee on Security, (CCS) had approved 30-year submarine-building plan, which envisaged induction of 12 new submarines by 2012, followed by another dozen by 2030. Delays in construction of submarines in Project-75 and delays in getting approvals in setting up Project-75I means original deadline will be missed by a mile and development of Nuclear technology in house means focus too has shifted from acquiring conventional diesel submarines to nuclear powered ones . Continue reading

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

Japan’s Super Secretive Soryu Submarine dubbed ” Crown Jewel ” of Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force is generating so much Interest in India, even when Japanese themselves have shown little interest in selling them to India. Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar who will be leaving for Tokyo on his first official visit as Defense minister will be discussing with Japanese defense officials about the possible sale of Super Secretive Soryu Submarine.

Indian Navy under Project-75-I has a requirement for 6 Submarines, as per Contract all 6 submarines have to be build in Indian shipyard. countries like France, Russia, Germany and Sweden have expressed their desire to supply and built their Diesel submarines in India for Indian navies requirements under Project-75-I, but Japan has not expressed any interest in possible supply of Soryu Submarines to India and it will be very difficult for India to convince Japan to share Submarine technology . Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

According to Report prepared by Defensenews.com, Last batch of IAF’s 5 AN 32 planes send to Ukraine for upgrades are not traceable and all-out diplomatic effort have been made through Indian embassy to trace and get back 5 aircrafts from Ukraine .

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar earlier this month had informed that aircrafts which were Send to Ukraine for upgrades haven’t been delivered back to India and is stuck in Ukraine due to conflict, Ukraine’s state-owned Ukrspetsexport Corp which was contracted by Indian Air force to upgrade  Soviet era Workhorse transporter is non-committal on aircrafts whereabouts . Continue reading

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Defence minister Manohar Parrikar has decided to go with A330 as the platform for the Indian AWACS effort, DRDO had issued RFP to Major Aerospace companies for possible supply of 6 Aircraft’s to mount new AWACS radar on larger platform and Airbus emerged sole bidder .

Model of Airbus A330 fitted with a radome was recently displayed at Aero India 2015 and due to the single bidder situation they were doubts if Parrikar will clear the deal. As per tender documents which idrw.org has gone through, Winning bidder also has to carry out modification to the air frame for sensors and also develop new radome and clear all airworthiness certification before it is delivered to India for Integration of Radar and other sensors. Continue reading

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

DRDO has set an ambitious target of making India “missile import free” by 2022, DRDO informed Prime Minister’s Office that in next 7 years India will have enough Indigenous missiles systems to substitute imported weapons systems and will not have to depend on imported missile in terms of air-to-ground, surface-to-air or the air-to-air missiles.

DRDO already has developed expertise in the field of strategic missiles such as the Agni, Prithvi and K Series SLBM missile family and is also working on Indigenous Anti-tank and Air to Air missiles which will reduce India’s dependence on Imports, but one of the crucial missiles systems which concerns our front line warships and provides defensive shield to our front line warships are ship-borne point-defense missile system which provides protection against aircraft, anti-ship missiles, and UAVs. Continue reading

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

Shiv aroor a Prominent journalist in his recent tweet confirmed that Russia indeed has offered Sukhoi-35 to India in case negotiation with France to purchase Dassault made Rafale fails to materialise before deadline. While he was able to confirm Russia’s offer but still there is no clarity about recent comments made by Rostec CEO Sergey Chemezov that India and Russia have agreed to jointly build 5th-generation fighter aircraft based on Su-35.

Deal or no deal on purchase of Rafale, Induction of additional air superiority aircrafts will not be easy for Indian air force since they will not be able to fill the gap left by failure to procure aircrafts under MMRCA requirements, which had asked for multi-role capable aircrafts. Indian air force chief in recently concluded Aero India air show made it clear that he want MMRCA aircrafts and it doesn’t have to be Rafale but certainly not additional Su-30 aircrafts. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had said few months back that if Rafale deal doesn’t materialise there is always option to go for an upgraded Su-30 aircraft which can fulfill the requirements of Indian air force, what he basically meant was that Sukhoi-30 can be further optimized in its strike capability. Continue reading

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INS Sindhukirti undocked after refit but yet not delivered to India navy even after 9 years 

Indian Navy in its recommendation to Ministry of defence (MOD) has asked to avoid giving any orders to State-owned Mazagon Docks for local construction of new Conventional submarines under Project-75I.

Recommendation highlights major mistrust between Indian navy and Countries only State-owned Shipyards with any experience in building submarines in India. Experts say recommendation by India navy will not be easy to be ignored by MOD. Continue reading

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Andrey Marshankin, Regional director of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) said that Indian Airforce (IAF) is still keen on developing a Twin-Seat Configuration of FGFA, while it will also Induct single-seat FGFA variant and have not dropped plans to Procure Twin-Seat Configuration of FGFA as reported earlier by certain section of media .

Russian Air force don’t have such requirements and Russia had informed Indian officials that development will require major modification to keep airframe effectively Stealth which would drive up cost considerably to tune of $ 1 Billion as well as delay the programme . Continue reading

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Responding to a 2010 RFI ( Request for Information ) issued by Indian navy Northrop Grumman had offered it’s all-weather, carrier-capable tactical airborne early warning (AEW) E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft for Indian navies requirement.

Northrop Grumman confirmed to idrw.org that offer still stands and they are keen to work with India Navy. India has a vast coastline which needs better Surveillance and Reconnaissance capability and E-2D is only aircraft which has been designed to meet demanding environment of carrier operations said company official. Continue reading

SOURCE : IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar informed Parliamentarians recently that ” “The ball is in France’s court, and Dassault have to confirm if they agree to our terms since India will Stick to RFP Clauses and have refused to compromise on terms and conditions .

While Indian Air force repeatedly has told Ministry of Defence and Defense minister that they have “No Plan B ” if MMRCA deal collapses, without Such backup plans given by IAF, Parrikar is already working on his own Plan B according to officials. Continue reading

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Indian Air Force which recently took delivery of first LCA SP-1 aircraft has asked to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) which is Production agency for LCA-Tejas fighter jet to up production rate of Tejas MK-1 and start early delivery of aircrafts from the original schedule.

IAF had asked HAL to up-rate and hit the Production rate of 16 aircrafts from 2016 on wards then agreed 2017 timeline so that first Tejas Mk 1 squadrons of 20 aircrafts are ready by end of 2016 and Second Tejas Mk 1 squadrons is ready by mid-2018 . Continue reading

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India’s first and longest-range subsonic cruise missile “Nirbhay” is all set for Crucial 3rd Missile test where missile will fly in low-altitu­de mode next month.

DRDO has scheduled a launch window for mid next month for possible test of Nirbhay cruise missile. Nirbhay was first test fired on 12 March 2013, but first test was declared Partial success due to an abnormality in Navigation system of the missile which lead to missile been destroyed in mid-flight. Continue reading

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