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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 .

Team Threye to idrw.org Readers  Continue reading

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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

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK

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

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GE officials at recently concluded DEFExpo 2016 in Goa have confirmed to idrw.org that considerable progress on the development of F414-INS6 has been made and development work of F414-INS6 for LCA Tejas Mk II will be completed by the end of 2016 .

” We are ready to initiate technology transfer for F414-INS6 engine production with HAL and we are in talks for continuing supply of F404-IN20 engines for LCA Tejas Mk I and for its variants ( MK-1A),” Said GE official to idrw.org . Continue reading

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Indian Air Force (IAF) will take delivery of first Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) developed MALE Class Heron TP unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) which are capable of carrying over 1,000 kilograms in payload and can be armed with air-to-ground missiles .

Israeli Military attache officer in India speaking to idrw.org at DEFExpo 2016 confirmed that India which had placed orders for 10 Heron TP last year had asked to carry out a speedy delivery of Armed Heron TP and as per his knowledge first few units will be arriving in India by the end of 2016. Continue reading

SOURCE: ANIMESH MISHRA / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

As of march 2016 it is pretty clear that IAF is not willing in the SAAB jas-39 gippen, and the MiG-35 was literally never in the race, which leaves out the F/A-18 super hornet and the F-16 block 60, both heavily modified variants of their respective roots.  Any inclination towards the f-16 will turn out to be a bad decision; but I don’t want to just jump to conclusion. So lets compare these two platforms.

Let’s talk about the radars, the  f-18 uses the AN/APG-79(AESA) radar while the f-16 uses the AN/APG-80(AESA) not seen in USA used only by UAE and infact entirely funded by the UAE.  The  f-18 having the bigger radar has more TR-modules and has a better performance than the f-16’s radar. Continue reading

SOURCE: Anand SG / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

US Congress approval of Sale of additional F-16 to Pakistan has given setbacks to Lockheed martin plans to roll-out F-16s from an Indian plant for Indian Air Force. F-16 lobbyist in India off lately has been trying to counter negative vibes send by U.S Administration after it approved the sale of F-16 to Pakistan by planting articles which make believe that F-16 deal with United states is nearing final lap contrary to the actual ground situation.

India’s fascination with F-16 is quite old and in past Indian air force out of curiosity and to overall its strategy against F-16 allowed its pilot to first fly them in United states, and later reportedly also deputed few of its pilots with Israel Defense Force/Air Force who were exclusively flying F-16 variants in regular rotations giving its pilots plenty of exposure against a jet considered as a front line fighter jet flown by its arch rivals. Continue reading

SOURCE: Anand SG / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

At Peak of the Soviet war in Afghanistan, United States agreed to supply Pakistan with 40 of its latest 4th Generation F-16 fighter jets to guard its self against Soviet Air force operating in Afghanistan, which immediately made Indian Air Force nervous about adversary acquiring such high-tech fighter jet in the neighborhood.

Pakistan impressed with the performance of F-16 started to discuss procuring more 50-60 of the latest batch of F-16, Which finally woke Government of India from its deep sleep ultimately lead to procurement of Dassault Mirage-2000s from France. Continue reading