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

Moscow has agreed to sell China six battalions of the state-of-the-art S-400 missile system. While Chinese media has been propagating that new missile systems will enhance its air defense capability against the United States and its allies in the Western Pacific (Japan).

Indian media or Armed forces are yet to make any threat assessment of S-400 missile system sale to china and how it could create a regional imbalance in south Asia. Missile sale will still pose a serious threat to Indian Air Space not the only in the northeast but the also in the western sector. Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

According to Ministry of defence, (MOD) Press Release ‘Ghatak’ assault rifle (7.62X39mm) developed by Rifle Factory Ishapore (RFI) has been cleared by Paramilitary forces. ‘Ghatak’ assault rifle (AR) has met all the technical parameters of General Staff Qualitative Requirements (GSQRs) issued by Paramilitary forces which fall under Ministry of Home affairs. Continue reading

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

Saab’s factory in Linkoping has started final assembly work on the first prototype of Gripen E and the aircraft is due to be rolled out by 2016, followed by first flight. Saab plans to add 2 more jets before Certification is completed by 2018 and aircraft enters production in 2018-19 onwards.

Collapse of MMRCA tender and Defence minister Manohar Parrikar clarifying that only Light aircraft will replace Mig-21 in Indian air force has reactivated Gripen Lobby in India, but a plan observation of above-mentioned timeline will clear many misconceptions that G2G deal for Gripen E will resolve all problems of depleting fleet strength of Indian Air force . Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

Indigenous content in INS Visakhapatnam which will be launched today and also will be India’s biggest Destroyer stands at 65 % which includes 11 indigenous weapons and sensor systems of indigenous content.

Ship will enter into water for the first time and weapons and other integration will take place in next few months and the ship is poised to be inducted by June 2018. Continue reading

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last month Dornier Do-228 belonging to Indian Navy Aviation Squadron 310, took off from INS Hansa in Goa for a night operation but crashed 25 nautical miles off the coast of Goa, Navy pressed 12 search and rescue ships and four aircraft, but it was almost a day later that wreckage of the ill-fated Dornier could be located along with bodies of co-pilot and observer officer.

” As we continue to grow ( Naval Aviation ) and fly more over Sea we will require faster flow of rescue operations at sea, every hour is critical ” Said Naval Source to idrw.org from the very same base which lost Two of its finest in that crash . Continue reading

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Indian Navies largest warship ” INS Vikramaditya ” which was missing crucial air defence systems for some time now is all set to get at least some of them Air Defence Systems in its first refit at Karwar.

INS Vikramaditya currently has been docked in INS Kadamba Naval base located near Karwar in Karnataka. Sources have confirmed to idrw.org that Russian license build AK 630 close-in weapon system (CIWS) will be integrated with the ship. CIWS is a crucial system for defence against incoming air attacks at very close range. Continue reading

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

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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: 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)

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