Sources in DRDO have confirmed at Aero India 2017 that company is actually working on two different indigenous Air defence system based on highly successful Akash Surface to Air missile systems.

As Informed currently in development Akash 1S is upgraded Akash Mark-I missile system which will incorporate sophisticated onboard seeker replacing its current radio frequency proximity fuse used to destroy its pointed target. Continue reading


GTRE officials with whom spoke to in Aero India 2017 on mating Kaveri K9 engine jointly developed by GTRE and French’s SAFRAN with LCA-Tejas PV-1 were hesitant to confirm if single engined LCA-Tejas will be used has Testbed to test soon to be developed Kaveri K9 engine.

As per Industrial standards, a new engine is usually tested on twin-engined aircraft to gauge their in-flight performance of the new engine while the same aircraft is also powered by its existing engines to reduce engine stalling risks while in flight certification is carried out, pointed GTRE officials to Continue reading


Exclusive image of a Diverterless supersonic inlet (DSI) configuration been tested on computer Aerodynamic simulation for India’s 5th Generation AMCA fighter jet. has been informed at Aero India 2017 that DSI intake was considered at the design stage but was overlooked for current intake design adapted on AMCA Scale model displayed at Aero India 2017.

A diverterless supersonic inlet (DSI) is a type of jet engine air intake used by some modern combat aircraft to control air flow into their engines. It consists of a “bump” and a forward-swept inlet cowl, which work together to divert boundary layer airflow away from the aircraft’s engine. Continue reading


HAL and ADA have displayed LCA -Tejas LSP-1 (KH2011) in Aero India 2017. While some media reports hinted that the real aircraft is been displayed for the first time and Business visitors will be allowed to check the aircraft and also take a peek inside the cockpit of the LCA-Tejas aircraft.

Why do we call it a Con?

A freelance reporter Vinayak Shetti hired by immediately after reaching near the displayed aircraft found something fishy about the build and paint quality of the aircraft. Continue reading


Raksha Mantri Manohar Parrikar while speaking to media has confirmed that Navy rejected LCA Navy so that it can go for Twin engined fighter jet. Parrikar has hinted that Twin-engine reliability and better safety aspects for Aircraft carrier operations might have been largely contributed to their change of stand on LCA Navy.

LCA Navy will continue to be developed has a technological demonstrator, while Rafale and F-18 now seem to have emerged has serious contenders, while Saabs offer of Sea Gripen is more or less rejected. Continue reading


Confirming what had reported a few days ago that CCS Chaired by PM Modi had cleared a new production line to manufacture LCA-Tejas, Raksha Mantri Manohar Parrikar while speaking to the media at the inauguration of Aero India 2017 has confirmed this development.

According to Raksha Mantri Manohar Parrikar, the new plant will be up and running in next 18-24 months and will have the capacity to manufacture 8 LCA-Tejas aircraft per year. Continue reading


After expressing Interest in Countries indigenously developed LCA-Tejas Combat jet, things seems to be heating up on another front. According to Indian media report, Indonesia which had expressed in a briefing on Netra AEW&C System has asked DRDO to conduct official product demonstration in its country.

Netra AEW&C System already has gathered a lot of attention among few countries after it was demonstrated in Bahrain air show last year. since then DRDO has been following up with many countries who had then inquired about the Netra AEW&C. Continue reading


According to government documents presented to Parliamentarians, DRDO has been sanctioned 489.06 crores to develop a new Air to Surface Missile (ASM) dubbed Rudra M-II for Indian Air force.

Rudra M-II ASM Project was cleared last March by the Government. New ASM will have a likely range of 100-150km which can be mounted on the combat aircraft of the IAF such as Sukhoi Su-30MKI and Tejas Light Combat Aircraft. Continue reading


C D Balaji, Director, Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), told reporters on Saturday that PV5 and PV6 (both trainers) would be available for evaluation by customers.As per Industrial sources close to, we can confirm that first Demo flight with a prospective customer will happen today from Air Force Station (AFS) Yelahanka on LCA-Tejas PV-5 (KH-T2009) trainer aircraft.

Cmde Maolankar will be piloting the trainer aircraft, few representatives of foreign air forces who have shown interest in the aircraft have been shortlisted for the demo flight and many more demo flights have been planned in next coming days till the end of Aero India 2017. Continue reading


DRDO Chief Dr S Christopher has confirmed Tejas-PV1 combat aircraft, currently used to test advanced electronic warfare suite (EW suite) by Defence Avionics Research Establishment (DARE) will also be test bed aircraft to be used to integrate indigenously developed Kaveri engine .

According to Air Marshal Philip Rajkumar (retd) in his Book ” The Tejas Story ” had mentioned that Tejas-PV1 was specifically designed to accommodate Kaveri engine in its engine bay but it later flew with American engines but it still has been maintained by DRDO due to this attributes of the jet, so it is not surprising so see oldest Flying LCA-Tejas aircraft been selected to become test bed for Kaveri engine . Continue reading


HAL plans to wrap up production of its Dhruv Helicopter and complete all orders placed by Indian armed forces in 2018. Latest Dhruv Mk-III version are currently been produced at 24 helicopters a year and all 159 ordered will be delivered by 2018.

According to industrial sources close to, HAL might bag further smaller orders from Indian Army which might keep the production line open for next few years but gradually focus will now shift towards other indigenous helicopter projects like LUH, LCH and IMRH in future. Continue reading



After years of delays and countless hours of refinements to the radar, DRDO has finally started delivering made-in-India AEW&C to the IAF. Dubbed ” Netra ” (Eye) by Indian Air Force it was also the star attraction at this years republic day parade.

Indigenous AEW&C programme has succeeded in almost all aspects and recently also cleared final trials in a scenario where aircraft was actually tracking and coordinating with nearly dozen combat jets similar to operational situations under which it could normally operate in. But the bigger challenge is now to shift focus on next version that is bigger AWACS-I (India). Continue reading


Mistral ATAM ( Air-to-Air Mistral) are currently being integrated into HAL’s Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) and are on schedule confirmed MBDA spokesman to Flightglobal. Mistral ATAM already has been integrated into Dhruv Mk IV Weapon System Integrated (WSI) and also has been test fired from Dhruv Mk IV successfully.

MISTRAL ATAM is currently the only helicopter mounted air-to-air missile in full operational service and is based on the MISTRAL missile with its fire-and-forget engagement mode, ease of operation and unrivalled kill probability. Continue reading


According to Government sources closer to India Today, CCS meet chaired by PM Narendra Modi cleared a proposal to ramp up the production of indigenously built LCA Tejas fighters.

CCS meet was chaired yesterday by PM Modi and one of the crucial agenda was approval for HAL to set up third Tejas production line. Continue reading