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After successfully unlocking of the first indigenous aircraft carrier “INS Vikrant” in June this year. Indian Navy has finally started on the rigorous process to identify shipyards which can be shortlisted for construction of proposed Second indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC-2).

Naval Sources close to have confirmed that Navy has sought expression of Intent from Several Shipyards both from the Public sector and Private sectors for construction of proposed Second indigenous aircraft carrier IAC-2 aka INS Vishal. Continue reading


Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) recently concluded another set of critical hot and high-altitude trials, at Leh, LCH thus becomes  first attack copter to land and take off from a forward base in Siachen. Designed and developed specifically for airborne operations in support of troops at high altitudes LCH finally is coming together and is likely to complete its IOC certification by the end of this year.

LCH which is Unofficially nicknamed as ” Tiger Bird” will be India’s mountain tiger which will be providing crucial firepower support which Indian army has been keen to possess for its airborne support to its troops. Continue reading


Longtime Critic of LCA-Tejas program former Professor of IIT Kanpur Prodyut das in his latest report has made a case to develop Experimental Stealthy LCA MK-1 airframe for research purpose prior to commencement of India’s AMCA Stealth project.

Report prepared by das suggest converting the last six airframes to an LCA Stealth model incorporating the stealth features. six airframes can be built to an “experimental” rather than a “combat” standard to be used for testing Stealth coating currently been developed for AMCA Project. Continue reading


DRDO’s Laser Science & Technology Centre (LASTEC) which have been tasked to build India’s Star Wars-like weapon systems for the Indian Armed forces in the near future have finally begun testing a vehicle-mounted “gas dynamic laser-based DEW system dubbed ” Aditya” which is a technology demonstrator to prove beam control technology.

Above image tweeted by prominent defence journalist Saurav Jha courtesy of DRDO is a directed energy weapons (DEWs) technology demonstrator dubbed Aditya which is mounted on a truck. Continue reading



Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is preparing for the much-anticipated launch of the Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD) which is a scaled-down model of the proposed space shuttle by the end of October-November this year.

construction of the space plane portion of RLV-TD is in its final phase at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) with the targeted first orbital flight of full Scale unmanned Hyperplane is proposed for 2025. Continue reading


Dubbed as ‘Guam Killer’ Missile, China for the first time will Publicly display its latest DF-26 intermediate-range ballistic missile at Military parade to be held on September 3rd, commemorating the 70th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in China, DF-26C IRBM nicknamed ‘Guam Killer’ due to its ability to reach a major US base in Guam in the western Pacific has been under development for last 5 years.

Beijing-based Sina Military Network recently claimed that People’s Liberation Army’s DF-26 missile is unmatched in the world, IRBM with reported range of 3,500 km will replace older DF-4 missiles which are main weapon system of the PLA’s Second Artillery Corps that entered service in the 1980s, has a range of 4,000 km and later improved to 4,750 km. Continue reading


The defence ministry’s top acquisition body — the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) — gave a go ahead to the negotiation committee on purchasing Rafale jets for the Indian Air Force, signalling an end to the deadlock in talks over the purchase of the 36 fighter jets.

DAC’s approval means the government-to-government agreement between India and France is likely to be signed soon, paving way for the final contract.On purchasing Rafale combat jets, a ministry official said after the negotiation committee briefed the DAC about the progress so far, it gave its approval to go ahead. Continue reading


Defence ministry’s top acquisition council, which met here this evening under the chairmanship of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, also cleared a Rs 6,966 crore deal for the purchase of 48 Mi17-V5 helicopters from Russia.

Further, approval was given for the purchase of seven additional squadrons of Akash missiles for the air force and eight Chetak helicopters for the navy.  However, the DAC did not take a decision on the navy’s proposal to acquire over 100 utility helicopters. Neither did it take a decision on going ahead with P75I submarine tenders worth over Rs 60,000 crore. Continue reading


” It’s a very good machine but we are not interested ” was Straight and firm reply given out by Chief of the Air Staff Surinder Mehra in 1990’s when he was questioned about plans to purchase Soviet Union’s Sukhoi Su-27 Strategic air superiority fighter .Mehra further added that ” Su-27 does not fit in with the IAF’s re-equipment plans.”

Soviet Union’s Sukhoi Su-27 twin-engine super maneuverable fighter with its long-range interception capabilities and BVR missiles created a flutter in International Arms market. first introduced in early 80’s indirect rival to American F-15s.  Continue reading


With Government of India asking Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to engage with the French firm MBDA missile systems for the development of short-range surface-to-air missile system (SRAM),Senior serving Indian Air force officials told that they are firmly backing DRDO’s Akash Mark-II project, on contrast to governments decision.

Indo-French $6 billion surface-to-air missile systems project has been in doldrums for last Five years. Project was initiated in 2007 and a MoU to co-develop the surface-to-air missile (SRSAM) was signed nearly two years ago but  Army has refused to officially comment on the program, While Indian Air-force have officially remarked that it is unwanted Project and is firmly backing DRDO’s Akash Mark-II and Indo-Israeli Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) Project instead . Continue reading


Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) and Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Joint Development of 3rd Generation Man-Portable Anti – Tank Guided Missiles (MPATGM) leading to its subsequent production for the Indian Army.

The MoU was signed by Director (Technical), BDL Air Vice Marshal NB Singh, and DRDL Director, Dr K. Jayaraman. BDL CMD V. Udaya Bhaskar was also present on the occasion. Continue reading


French Defence Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian who will be visiting Kuala Lumpur on Sunday on his return trip will visit India on Monday where he could witness the signing of the contract of 36 Rafale, according to several sources, although some observers remain very cautious given the legendary Indian inertia.

The French delegation will return next Tuesday night in France. In April, France and India have signed an agreement to buy 36 Rafale as soon as possible. This announcement was made at the Elysee by the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, in the presence of President Francois Hollande. The tender for the sale of 126 Rafale provided under the MMRCA contract was also abandoned. Continue reading


Anil Dhirubhai Ambani owned Pipavav Defence & Offshore Engineering Co Ltd which recently signed an agreement with JSC Ship Repairing Centre Zvyozdochka, Russia, for medium refits and life certification of 877 EKM Kilo Class submarines in India.

Proposed JV will allow for undertaking similar work for large submarine forces of similar class deployed by countries like Algeria, Vietnam and Iran. in an exclusive was able to get some more information on the proposed joint venture. Continue reading


What do Iranian and Pakistani military establishment have in abundance are Chinese supplied Missile arsenal which pose a common threat perception to both India and Israel military establishment.Over the years, Chinese have supplied Blueprints or knocks of Missiles ranging from Subsonic cruise missile to Anti-ship missiles to Aerial weaponry for aircrafts to both Iran and Pakistan.

Israel had to learn it the hard way when INS Hanit a Sa’ar 5-class corvette of the Israeli Navy was attacked by Hezbollah fired Chinese C-802 anti-ship missile supplied by Iran. INS Hanit even though equipped with Phalanx CIWS gun and Barak 1 anti-missile systems couldn’t see attack coming since there was no threat perception of Hezbollah been in possession of Chinese C-802 anti-ship missile due to which Ships Defence system was not active that day. Continue reading


US ambassador Richard Verma while speaking at the Defence Services Staff College in Wellington, Tamil Nadu. said the Indian air force would be participating in air exercises code-named Red Flag and hosted by the US in April at Nellis Air Force Base in the state of Nevada. India would be taking part in the exercises after a gap of six years, he said.

Near realistic Red Flag Exercise will be held at the Nellis Air Force Base in the deserts of Nevada. Red Flag exercise is usually held every three months for a duration of around two weeks, and it generally involves NATO allies of the US. Continue reading

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