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SOURCE: Arush Singh / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

Russia is known to deliver specially tailored aircrafts for the IAF. Whatever the critics say the SU 30 MKI is our front-line fighter and is one of the best fourth generation fighters in the world. The MIG 35 viz. a Russian light fighter jet offers India with a similar opportunity. It is already a very good platform which can be made excellent by some upgrades specifically needed to fit into Indian Requirements.

MIG 35 is a 4++ generation fighter with a speed of MACH 2.25 along with a new PHAZOTRON ZHUK AE AESA radar, a newly designed Optical Locator System, fifth generation Information Sighting System along with completely modernised Avionics which makes this fighter a true Multirole Jet. Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK

Last year idrw.org was first to report (LCA-TEJAS Captured with Python-5 WVRAAM) that captive flight trials of Python-5 fifth generation Close Combat air-to-air missile (AAM) manufactured by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems of Israel have begun and thus marking the completion of integration and moving towards operational test firing of the missile soon.

But According to industrial sources close to idrw.org, Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) have encountered some problems with Python-5 which have prevented them to be test fired from LCA-Tejas thus leading to further delays in completing crucial Close Combat Missile integration with the aircraft. Continue reading

SOURCE: Satyajeet Kumar/ FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

Sukhoi Su-30MKI is considered among Top 4.5 generation fighter aircraft in the world today and no doubt it can also give good fight to any 5th Generation fighter too in closely contested Dogfight, what makes Sukhoi Su-30MKI so advance is also because it is the first aircraft of Russian origin which is equipped with avionics, tweaked FCR and targeting pods developed by India, Israel and France .

Under Super-30 upgrade program, India plans to further enhance its Sukhoi Su-30MKI fleet to bring it as much as closer to 5th generation fighter jet in terms of technology and also to keep them modern and relevant in changing aerial threat environment all around. Continue reading

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

India’s Submarine Acquisition plans have been facing several years of delays leading to an ageing fleet of submarines which needs urgent replacement to get India’s Submarine fleet back on track. Project-75I after years of delays seems to be a non-starter for various reasons and recent data leak of Six Scorpene submarine under development under Project-75 also has come as a severe blow to Indian Navy’s Submarine programme.

Good Friend, Russia which is keen on participating in India’s Project-75I, to supply Six Conventional Submarines with Air-independent propulsion (AIP) after touring Indian Private shipyards had peace of advice to Indian Government on how plans to “Make In India ” Submarines under Project-75I tender will not be able to fast track submarine requirement of India. Continue reading

SOURCE: VISHAL KARPE / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

Chinese Defence Analyst while giving his assessment to Chinese media on a debate over Indian missile program has calculated that India’s long-range Agni-V missile with decent but lighter payload can hit targets as far as 8300km which is well over 5500km range claimed by India.

In his assessment on India’s Agni-V, he claimed, India is deliberately under-reporting missile range to avoid hue and cry over its missile developmental program while western countries remain more focused on North Korean Missile developments. Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK

 

Combat Vehicles Research & Development Establishment (CVRDE) India’s premier establishment forArmoured vechicles in India has Invited Bids for Development and supply of 1500 hp Engine .

As per Tender documents which idrw.org has gone through invited interested bidders to submit their proposals before 30 May 2017 and the Bid Opening Date will be 01-Jun-2017. Technical requirements for supply of 1500 hp Engine most probably to be used on Arjun Mk II are as below. Continue reading

SOURCE: VISHAL KARPE / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG


Unfazed by mounting criticism over Data leak of Scorpene Submarines DCNS and Defence shipyard Mazagaon Dock Limited (MDL) have been pushing for a repeat order for three Scorpene-class submarines so that money spend for transfer of technology [ToT] for the Scorpenes currently under construction would be recovered and also to bargain with DCNS  for improved technology to develop improved Scorpene Submarines .

Dubbed Scorpene Plus by Mazagaon Dock Limited (MDL) will come with host of improvements proposed by French DCNS and MDL like a new anaerobic propulsion system (AIP) developed by the DRDO. Continue reading

SOURCE: VISHAL KARPE / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

British Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon confirmed that Rolls Royce and DRDO have been working on developing an engine for military jets but refused to provide more information on the jointly developed jet engine.

India to has remained silent on comments made by Fallon and has not confirmed nor denied statements made by him that Rolls Royce and DRDO are working together on developing an engine for military jets. Continue reading

SOURCE: VISHAL KARPE / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

Barak-8 Next to Barak-8ER

After Israel recently concluded multi-billion dollar deal to supply Indian Armed forces Long range Surface-to-Air Defence system dubbed MR-SAM and LR-SAM, Israeli Media referring to its sources in Israel Aerospace Industries has reported that Indian Air Force has also shown interested in procuring even longer range version of the missile system dubbed Barak-8ER/MR-SAM ER.

Barak-8ER/MR-SAM ER which is an ER (extended range) of Barak-8 is currently under development by IAI. Barak-8ER with the addition of Booster and changes to its software and to the missile control surfaces will enable it to hit targets as far as 150km which is 67% more range than the current range of 90km. Continue reading

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

Britain today has offered India proposal to take up co-production of military platforms and weapon systems to jointly become “world beaters” in arms exports with promised Total Transfer of Technology to boost strengthening of cooperation between the two countries.

British Defence Secretary in India has promised India to move heaven and earth in partnering and developing Britain has a reliable defence hardware supplier to Indian Military, but past instance of double talk and corruptions in military deals has already sowed seeds of mistrusts between two countries and they have been way too many instances where Britain proved to be an unreliable Defence supplier for India . Continue reading

SOURCE: ASHOK VERMA / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

Deployment by South Korea of the controversial US-made Terminal High Altitude Area ­Defence (THAAD) anti-missile system in response to potential ballistic threats from North Korea, has led to a furious response from China.

THAAD and India’s BDM System can both negate China’s first strike ability in the region thus compromising China’s Superior Conventional and Nuclear threat perception in the region. Continue reading

SOURCE: VISHAL KARPE / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

U.K. Secretary of State for Defence Sir Michael Fallon literally dropped a bomb when he said that India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and British Aerospace engine major Rolls-Royce are collaborating in co-development of a new gas turbine engine.

Fallon just fell short of naming the engine which he was referring to but added that gas turbine engine in development will be highest thrust gas turbine engine developed by the company. Continue reading

SOURCE: ASHOK VERMA / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

19 April 2012 will always be remembered when India barged into an Elite club of countries who have technology to develop an Intercontinental ballistic missile with a minimum range over 5500km.

Three-stage solid fuelled missile with composite motor casing in the second and third stage carried forwarded many technologies which were already developed for Agni-III, but this 50-tonne mammoth missile system did make more countries nervous about India’s intention then the country which was specifically developed for. Continue reading

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

Since 70’s British military hardware sales to India has been in terminal decline after the Soviet Union became major Strategic defence hardware exporter to India and the decline only fast-tracked after US and Israel started selling weapons to India in last 20 years.

Under Prime minister Narinder Modi’s ” Make in India ” Initiative, if any British Defence Companies want to clinch big ticket Defence Hardware sales to India then Britain’s defence ministry should finally start thinking out of box joint collaborations which can keep Britain has a viable Defence partner for India for future requirements. Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK

DRDO’S Dornier Do-228 TEST BED 

Last Year, idrw.org (Read : India’s Indigenous Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) Processing well : Report ) was first to report that India’s Indigenous Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) developed by DRDO’s Electronics & Radar Development Establishment (LRDE) for Unmanned Aerial vehicle (UAVs) was reportedly progressing well and may be flight tested by end of 2016 or early 2017 from a modified Dornier Do-228 which will act as flying test bed (FTB) for the program ,

According to information provided to idrw.org, Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) with ground moving target indicator (GMTI) capability for the air-borne sensor in UAV for imaging, surveillance and reconnaissance have completed all required flight trials successfully. Continue reading