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SOURCE : IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN) / Aero India 2015 Report

Indian Navy had virtually written off the naval variant of the advanced light helicopter (ALH), Dhruv, saying it has failed to meet basic operational requirements. Navy only operates 6 Naval Dhruv and have refused to place further orders with HAL since it was not satisfied with the chopper’s rotor blade folding mechanism which are crucial for storage of helicopters on warships.

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) which has developed a new lighter and effectively faster rotor blade folding mechanism for light utility helicopters (LUH) will also integrate same system on Naval Dhruv and will again offer it to Indian Navy for further testing . Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) showcased model of new 25kN jet engine at its pavilion at the latest edition of Aero India and its very first visitor was none other then Prime minister of India who was given detail explanation on development of the new engine .

458-crore 25-kN jet engine project has been in development for last 5 years and preliminary design of the engine has been completed, HAL will soon start working on the development of Components for the new engine and assembly of the engine will start in next two years admitted HAL officials in Aero India 2015 stall . Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi became  first Prime minister of India to ever visit Aero India Defence exhibition from its inception in 1996, after inaugurating of Aero India 2015. Modi  later pitched for “Make in India” in defence and invited various defence companies to make India their manufacturing hub, Later Modi visited various stalls put up in Aero India 2015 and also Checked out LCA Tejas which was part of Static Display .

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SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

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

SOURCE : IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

 

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

SOURCE : IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

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

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

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Three French made Rafale Fighter jet from  Armée de l’Air ( French Air Force ) have landed in Air force Station Yelahanka in Bengaluru to participate in 10th International Aero India 2015 which will start from 18 till 22 February this month .

Three French made Rafale Fighter will be on Static and Flying Display on all four days . Two Trainer variant along with one Single seater Fighter variant have landed today and from tomorrow will be doing practice flight tests in the vicinity.    Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

In a candid admission, DRDO officials have admitted to idrw.org at Bhartiya Vigyan Sammelan (BVS) Expo 2015 held in Goa that blanked Ban of supply of Tatra Trucks have affected the supply of many key weapons systems which require Tatra Trucks for mobility .

Swathi ( Weapons locating radar ) which has been primarily designed to locate guns, mortars, rockets have cleared all user trials and has entered limited production but due to lack of Tatra trucks further deliveries have been on slower side admitted officials . Pinaka MK-1 / MK-2 Rocket systems are also affected by lack of Rocket launcher which needs to be mounted on Tatra Trucks said the official. Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

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

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

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

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

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

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

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

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

Under Defence Technology and Trade Initiative, (DTTI) talks Washington has agreed to assist Delhi in sharing, designing and developing jet engines for aircraft.

New engine most likely will be for Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) which is a single-seat, twin-engine fifth-generation stealth multirole fighter which will be developed by India. Final design work of AMCA has been completed and final design model of the aircraft will be showcased in soon to be held Aero India 2015 this month after which Government of India will officially grant funds for the project . Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

Indian Navies first Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance Patrol Aircraft (LRMR) Tu-142M landed at INS Hansa Naval base in Goa way back in 1988 and first Naval Tu-142M will complete 27 years of service next month. With Zero aircraft lost to attrition since it induction, Squadron strength still remains 8 aircrafts, but their era soon might be all set to fly into Sunset. Continue reading

SOURCE : IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

Successive failure in finding suitable replacement for ageing Hawker Siddeley HS 748 ” Avro ” aircraft has prompted IAF to reassess their priorities and aircrafts requirements.

IAF had brought 125 AN-32 aircrafts from Soviet Union and recently has upgraded 40 An-32s in Ukraine and the remaining 65 will be overhauled at the BRD-1 aviation plant of the IAF in Kanpur. Continue reading

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