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India’s second indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC-2) aka INS Vishal might still be in the preliminary design stage, but it is pretty evident now that Two Cold war Bitter Rivals will join hands with India in the development of Next Aircraft carrier for Indian Navy which will help it dominate seas beyond its area of influence.

Russia’s Neva Design Bureau is closely working with Indian Navy’s Naval Design Bureau (NDB) which has been tasked to design and develop Biggest Warship India has ever developed in Country. Continue reading


LCA-Tejas will be making its International Debut in Bahrain International Air Show (BIAS) which will start from 21st January to 23rd early next year. As per official data provided by the organiser of Bahrain International Air Show (BIAS), 108 Aircraft are now confirmed to be participating at the 2016 edition of Bahrain International Airshow.

As per Data provided Two, LCA-Tejas Aircraft have confirmed their participation which will be carrying out Static and Flying displays to prospective customers and thrill visiting audiences. Continue reading


Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Robin K. Dhowan while speaking to media said that Navy will like to be part of countries ambitious project to develop its own stealth combat drones or UCAVs (unmanned combat aerial vehicles) which can carry internal weapons for Strike missions.

Defence Ministry recently cleared Rs 2650 crore project to develop futuristic Stealth UCAV with an 8-year deadline in the country for which a new “52-kN dry variant aerospace engine will be developed from the technology used in indigenously developed Kaveri engine which failed to become power plant for the Tejas light combat aircraft. Continue reading


While India’s first indigenously developed Nuclear submarine INS Arihant is busy completing the last leg of weapons trials before being commissioned into Indian Navy in February early next year, Follow up submarine of Arihant class named ” INS Aridhaman” too has been prepped for a soft launch next year as per latest media reports.

INS Arihant which was soft launched in 2009 took nearly 6 years to complete Harbour and Sea trials before it embarked on weapons trials in mid of this year, with System integration experience of INS Arihant in hand, Navy is now confident that turnaround time of INS Aridhaman from Soft launch to commissioning will be cut by half when compared to INS Arihant and will enter service in 2019 . Continue reading


Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to Shri Paresh Raval and Dr Kirit P Solanki in Lok Sabha today informed Parliamentarians that Government of India has not entered into any agreement with any European aircraft manufacturer for the development of Tejas Mk-II aircraft.

Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh on sidelines of Paris Airshow earlier this year had said that European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has offered to help develop the Mark II version of India’s Light Combat Aircraft (LCA MkII) and also set up a manufacturing hub in India. Continue reading


As per media reports Ministry of Defence (MOD) will likely clear a Proposal send by state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to set up a Second production line for LCA-Tejas to crank up its production rate and reduce the time taken to assemble each aircraft.

IAF is likely to place orders for 108 Tejas MK1-A aircraft which will make up six squadrons, Second production line for Tejas MK1-A will likely be cleared by the end of Q4 by Government said informed Industrial sources close to Continue reading


German Company ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) which was initially considering offering Type-212A /Type-214 Conventional submarines for India’s Project-75I is now open to offering more recently designed Type 218 diesel-electric submarine developed by its HDW subsidiary to beat rising competition in upcoming Indian Submarine tender to procure Six Stealthy Diesel Submarines equipped with AIP Systems.

According to media reports, TMKS which have started manufacturing two new Type 218SG diesel-electric submarines for the Republic of Singapore Navy is willing to offer new submarine customised as per Indian Navy requirements to meet India’s Project-75I technical requirements. Continue reading


In a Major Boost to Indian Private defence sector companies, tri-service purchase requirements of Very Short Range Air Defense (VSHORAD) tender issued in 2010 will be scraped again for the second time to allow Indian Private defence sector companies to become co-developers of selected equipment in India after Transfer of Technology (TOT).

India’s initially will purchase 5185 units followed by local production along with TOT for follow-up order might be of around 15000 units, which will be manufactured in India with selected Indian Partner by selected winner. Continue reading


India lost one of the gems of Test Pilot who had achieved a legendary status in Indian Air force year ago in a criminal act. Retd Air commodore Parvez Hamilton Khokhar who has been credited with more than 5000 flying hours on 62 different type of aircraft will always be remembered has a maverick of test pilot India has ever seen for decades to come.

Parvez Khokhar graduated as an experimental test pilot in 1978 from framed ASTE Air Force Test Pilots School and was soon deputed to test high-risk trials on HF-24, Ajeet and Mig-21 fighter jets. Continue reading


Informed sources close to are now confirming that development of LCA Tejas Mark 2 with uprated GE-414 engines for Indian Air Force has taken a backseat after IAF agreed to place orders for updated LCA Tejas MK-1A which will now come with Four key features which were originally marked for MK-2 Variant.

Indian Air force along with HAL and DRDO are working on deal which likely will be concluded by end of this year or early next year where current MK-1 air-frames will be used to develop Stopgap MK-1A variant will feature new AESA Radar along with EW pod and In-Flight Refuelling (IFR) receiver probes with improved maintainability of aircraft by 2017. Continue reading


French Aerospace Major Dassault Aviation has agreed to provide assistance to India on designing undercarriage for the naval variant of the LCA as one of the offset conditions on India’s purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jet from Dassault Aviation.

Current Naval LCA MK-1 suffered several long delays due to over-engineered undercarriage which also was overweight in turn limiting operational capability of the jets. lack of expertise’s and understanding of safety limits required for undercarriage and landing gears lead to the design of heavier and over-engineered systems for Naval LCA MK-1. by roping in Dassault Aviation, India wants to let LCA Navy Mk.2 developers bring right balance between Safety Standards and meeting standard operational capability of the jets to avoid unnecessary delays in the programme. Continue reading


Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha confirmed that in next few years Indian Air force will retire Non-upgraded MIG-27 fighter jets from its fleet in next 2-3 years, Non-upgraded Mig-27 make up around three squadrons which will be retired in the first batch.

Mig-23 and its Strike optimised derivative Mig-27 will be largely remembered for it’s controversial and highly accident-prone history in Indian Air force, which gave it dubious distinction of ” Widow-maker ” since it had higher crash rate per flying hour when compared to Mig-21s in Indian Air force Continue reading


After home-grown nuclear-powered submarine INS Arihant successfully conducted ejection test of an underwater Dummy B-05 (K-15) missile for the first time in the Bay of Bengal, more tests are been planned for this month said informed sources to media.

INS Arihant and Dummy B-05 (K-15) missile are been tested in fully operational configuration to validate underwater Ejection mechanism and series of Ejections are planned to mimic different operational configuration under which nuclear submarine and missile firing will take place. Continue reading


In our previous report ( Read French refuse to Integrate Indian Weapons systems in Rafale jet), we had informed how French officials were refusing to integrate Indian developed weapons system in french build Rafale jet specially Airforce demands to integrate Indigenously developed Astra Beyond visual range Air to Air missile with Rafale’s Thales RBE2 AESA fire-control radar system.

As per informed sources IAF and Dassault and French officials have now come on board and have agreed to India’s request to integrate Astra BVRAAM after India agreed to pay the additional cost for system integration which also requires minimum structural changes to its wing pylons. Continue reading


Japanese PM Shinzo Abe is all set to visit India next month and much delayed and much-anticipated sale of Japanese US-2 amphibian aircraft will be inked marking the first instance of greater defence equipment and technology cooperation between two countries on the backdrop of massive Chinese military modernisation.

Japanese ShinMaywa aircraft manufacturer will tie up with an Indian company and intent to manufacture around 15-18 aircraft in India and the same production line will be used to export this amphibian aircraft to other friendly countries in the region and further co-production of the aircraft and its upgrades also have been planned and according to spokesperson of ShinMaywa Industries, Ltd many countries are closely watching industrial collaboration between India and Japan on US-2 amphibian aircraft . Continue reading

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