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Officials from Almaz-Antey ASD Corporation which manufactures TOR-M2KM SAM System mounted on TATA Motor wheeled Truck have argued with Indian officials that their SAM system is significantly better than Israeli Spyder system and they are ready to deliver this system to India .

According to highly reliable sources close to idrw.org , Russians argued that TOR-M2KM can carry 8 missiles in one launcher when compared to 4 missiles per launcher of Spyder SAM System . TOR-M2KM SAM consists of four launchers with 32 missiles while Spyder system consists of 6 launchers with 24 missiles making TOR-M2KM SAM system 25 % more efficient . Continue reading

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British Company Thales Air Defence reportedly has offered India its Starstreak HVM (High-Velocity Missile) Man-portable air-defense system to provide protection against low-level threats like civilian unmanned quad copters drones, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Attack Helicopters providing a vital capability for force protection .

According to highly reliable sources close to idrw.org , an offer was made by Thales in DefeXpo 2016 recently held in Goa . Starstreak High-Velocity Missile is designed to provide close air defence against conventional air threats such as fixed wings fighters and late unmasking helicopter targets . Continue reading

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After been in Cold Storage for more than a decade , DRDO now plans to revive 155m 52 Calibre Self-Propelled Artillery Gun mounted on Arjun MBT derivative chassis soon said a well-informed source close to idrw.org . BHIM Project had cleared all Indian Army user trials before South African state-owned Company Denel was blacklisted amid corruption charges which had co-developed BHIM with DRDO and had also provided its 155mm / L52 howitzer Gun for the project.

DRDO has not officially explained how it plans to source the new gun but many Industrial experts believe that DRDO fight source new Gun neither from Kalyani or use modified derivative Gun from in-house Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) project currently been developed with partnership with Kalyani and TATA . Continue reading

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Type 45 destroyer propulsion arrangement

It’s more or less official now that Indian Navy has planned to adopt next-generation propulsion systems for all its future principal surface combatants projects.Integrated electric propulsion (IEP) or Integrated full electric propulsion (IFEP) has been finally zeroed in to be integrated into the upcoming project like India’s second indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC-2), the INS Vishal.

IEP eliminates the mechanical connection between the engines and the propulsion which in turn reduces need for clutches and even Gear Box , Advantage of IEP for Surface ships has many advantages like reduction of weight and volume, Reduction in acoustic signatures,better placement of engines in the hull and reduced manpower for its maintenance . Continue reading

SOURCE:  IDRW NEWS NETWORK WITH INPUT FROM IHS JANES

MBDA is advancing co-development of a vertical launch (VL) MICA-based solution to India’s Defence Research and Development Establishment (DRDO) to secure the Indian Navy’s (IN’S) short-range surface-to-air missile (SRSAM) requirement.

VL MICA is a short-range fire-and-forget missile that can be equipped with either infrared (IR) homing seeker (VL MICA IR) or with an active radar (VL MICA RF). The navy’s SRSAM requirement is a vertically launched system with 360° coverage to engage hostile targets at a range of up to 15 km. SRSAM will technically replace the Israel Aerospace Industries/ Rafael Advanced Defence Systems Barak 1 point defence missile in IN service Continue reading

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About 30,000 soldiers from Mathura-based Strike 1 corps are participating in exercise Shatrujeet to evaluate the capability of the Army to strike deep into enemy territory in an integrated air-land battle environment. More than month long Exercise 400kms away from Delhi near Bikaner where Indian Army is conducting it largest operation oriented exercise incorporating new-age technologies and weapon platforms.

According to Defence Analyst Ranesh Rajan close to idrw.org , Current Exercise has also validated Army operations after a Nuclear Strike and attempts to fine tune Cold Start doctrine for which Army has created war-like situations near International border to keep the force in high-state of battle readiness. Continue reading

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Team Threye Brains behind Indian Air Force’s Offical Game ” Guardians of the Skies” are working on new Game Featuring Aircraft Carrier and Mig-29K. Game is yet to go  official but they have contacted idrw.org so that our readers can get Exclusive sneak peak of the upcoming Game so that You can Give Team Threye Your valuable feed back directly to them . Kindly find download links below .

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ASTRA MK-1 LAUNCHED FROM GROUND LAUNCHER 

Hyderabad-based Bharat Dynamic Limited (BDL) which is one of India’s leading manufacturer of ammunition and missile systems has tied up with DRDO and Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) to jointly co-develop QR-SAM (Quick Reaction, Surface to Air Missile) to meet demands of Indian Army .

QR-SAM which is currently in development will see first developmental trials in next two or three years and will be completely indigenous missile system which will come with canister launchers and will be highly mobile air defence system with better range than Akash SAM Systems. Continue reading

SOURCE: Vinayak Shetti / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

“21st Century” Aerial warfare is no longer based on the lethality of a combat aircraft like it always have been in the past nor can it be judged on basic criteria like speed,agility, and firepower of the combat jet. Next generation Aerial warfare not only demands cutting edge firepower but also Smarter jets which can take up a host of new roles while in air and switch between several different missions in the same sortie.

Rafale Omnirole Combat Aircraft selected by India under MMRCA Contract was not only most advanced fighter jet but also smartest aircraft by far which was equipped with array of sophisticated electronics systems and equipment which let it beat its competition with ease and American legacy fighter jets like F-16 and F-18 currently been offered to India under ” Make in India ” lost the race by a mile . Continue reading

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In our Previous article, we had mentioned that US Aerospace giant Boeing recently offered to produce its legacy F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter jet in India but it came with one big one major rider that India has to place orders for minimum 150 F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter jets which are way more than 126 aircraft India had sought to purchase under MMRCA tender in the first place.

Idrw.org at recently concluded Defexpo 2016 in Goa had Chat with Boeing representative who was manning the stall and was also designated person for Queries on F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter jets and its India prospect. Continue reading

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First Prototype of HAL’s basic turboprop trainer HTT-40 which was unveiled in February this year has completed series of Ground runs of the Honeywell TPE 331-12B engine in the presence of OEM Company representatives .

According to reliable sources close to idrw.org TPE331-12B turboprop has gone through 40-50 ground engine runs in Month of March . HAL and Honeywell who were part of the ground engine runs were happy with fast track approach adopted to test engine. Continue reading

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Media frenzy about Indian Army dumping Indigenously developed medium range supersonic Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) ‘Akash’ for Israel developed SPYDER (Surface-to-air Python and DERby) short and medium range mobile air defence system created confusion regarding status quo of Akash SAM System which only aggregated with no official response coming from Indian Army.

Defence minister Manohar Parrikar recently rubbished media reports and confirmed that Indian Army which has recently Inducted Army variant of Akash System recently will further follow up with more orders and will induct all Akash Systems for which it has placed orders . Continue reading

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ASRAAM ON Jaguar 

MBDA a world leader in missile systems has reportedly offered India its ASRAAM (Advanced Short-Range Air-to-Air Missile) Within Visual Range (WVR) Infra-red Air dominance Missile for integration on India’s Indigenously developed LCA-Tejas fighter jet .

According to reliable sources close to idrw.org , MBDA reportedly made this offer to Indian Defence Ministry officials at recently concluded Defexpo 2016 in Goa .MBDA is also open to exploring possible sale and Integration of MICA (Missile d’interception et de combat aérien) medium range air-to-air interception and aerial combat missiles into LCA-Tejas . Continue reading

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Boeing officials at recently concluded DEFExpo 2016 in Goa have confirmed to idrw.org that company is left with just one C-17 for sale and its production facility for the aircraft at its Long Beach complex in the United States already has halted the production line.

When asked about Indian Air Force proposed plans to acquire three new Boeing C-17 transport aircraft. Official confirmed that India is yet to approach them on this matter but assured that they will work with Indian officials closely once they hear from Indian Defence Ministry . Continue reading