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SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN) / IMAGE COPYRIGHT Saurav Jha

Saurav Jha a Prominent Journalist has tweeted what could be described as India’s First armed UAV. DRDO developed MALE Class Unmanned aerial vehicle Rustom-I has been pictured Taxing with Two 3rd generation fire-and-forget anti-tank missile “HELINA”.

HELINA is an Air launched version of the Nag missile which has been developed to be used from Aerial platforms like Helicopters, MALE & HALE UAVs and in future UCAVs. Continue reading

SOURCE : IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

Su-30MKI landing at Leh

Indian Air Force has asked Government of India to use Cold weather Construction techniques and technology in upgrading its high altitude airfields and advanced landing grounds in North and North-eastern India.

Building activities are currently limited to just four summer months in a year in this Himalayan bases and Construction activities usually start from late May to September, but IAF wants Government to adopt low-temperature compatible technology which are used in Cold countries . Continue reading

SOURCE : IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

Speaking at the Aaj Tak Manthan conclave in New Delhi on Thursday, Parrikar said that India will not be placing any follow-up orders of more Rafale fighter after 36 aircrafts are inducted.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Paris, last month requested the French government to supply 36 Rafale fighters in a G2G deal and French teams are already in India to draft final purchase agreement. Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

DRDO currently engaged in talks with multiple engine vendors like Rolls-Royce, GE and Snecma on the possible development of an uprated engine from their existing platform which can deliver 110kN thrust to power India’s 5th generation fighter jet Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA).

What idrw.org can confirm is that DRDO and interim head of DRDO K. Tamilmani are in favor of using General Electric developed military turbofans for India’s 5th generation fighter aircraft program. GE has supplied engines which currently are used to power Tejas MK-1 and soon will also supply higher thrust F414-GE-INS6 engines to power Tejas MK-II aircrafts. Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) revealed that it is has started working on its own in-house set of upgrades for Dornier 228. HAL has been licensed manufacturing twin-turboprop Dornier Do 228 utility aircraft for last three decades and has produced more than 120 aircrafts and its variants for Indian and Export market.

HAL has been producing Dornier 228 which is now considered as legacy 228s and will need upgrades to keep the flow of orders from India and abroad. Continue reading

SOURCE : IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

Chairman of Hindustan Aeronautics, T Suvarna Raju in an interaction with media confirmed that around 160 Sukhoi-30’s have been delivered to Indian air force till March 2015 which have been build from Raw material stage.

Russia initially had supplied 50 Sukhoi’s out of which 18 aircrafts were Su-30MKs which were returned to Russia and were later replaced by modern Su-30MKIs. Continue reading

SOURCE: Vishal Asolkar / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

Replying to Request For Information (RFI) issued by Indian Air force for an Intermediate Jet Trainer (IJT), US defense company Textron has offered Scorpion light attack aircraft which can double as a light attack aircraft .

U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter who is expected to visit India will be making another attempt on IAF’s requirement and will be re-offering Us made tactical aircraft for sale during his two-day visit to the subcontinent in June under Defense Trade and Technology Initiative (DTTI). Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

In a meeting of Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar Rs.30 crore was allotted to carry out a feasibility Study and Draft Design for building the second indigenous aircraft carrier.

Vishal which means “wide, broad, spacious” in Sanskrit will be second Vikrant-class aircraft carrier which also will be built by Cochin Shipyard Limited for the Indian Navy and will be second aircraft carrier to be built in India. Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Joint venture to  build Multi-Role Transport Aircraft (MTA)  to replace ageing Soviet-era An-32 Transport Aircraft will see further delays according to Indian defence journal .

Reports say that first flight of Multi-Role Transport Aircraft (MTA) aircraft has been further pushed back to 2019-20 Since HAL and IAF have failed to freeze technical specification of engines for the new transport aircraft. Continue reading

SOURCE: Vishal Asolkar / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

First Two Upgraded Mirage-2000 of Indian Air force which now features improvement to the Orginal Mirage 2000 arrived at their home base at Air Force Station (AFS) Gwalior, last month.

Upgraded to Dash-V Standard Aircrafts are technically at par with latest F-16 fighter Blocks operated by PAF which also makes them a potent fighter jets in Indian air force Inventory till Rafale Fighter jets starts arriving. Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

 

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Pankaj Bora in Rajya Sabha today Informed Parilimantarians that first Squadron of 20 IOC standard aircraft is expected to be delivered by 2017-18. Efforts are underway to enhance the production capability. Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

Race for Project-75I is heating up and Request for Proposal (RFP) for 6 Conventional Diesel Submarine equipped with Air-independent propulsion (AIP) to be built in India based on foreign technology is set to be issued shortly.

Alexey Rakhmanov President of United Shipbuilding corporation (Russia) has fired first Salvo at Project-75I tender and Speaking to an Indian Defence magazine confirmed that Russia and BrahMos Aerospace have agreed to Integrate SLCM variant of BrahMos Cruise missile if Indian Navy desires so and confirmed that Russian developed variant of Air-independent propulsion (AIP) and India’s DRDO developed AIP technologies are similar and both will be offered and can be Integrated into the Submarine. Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

Indian Air Force (IAF) got in-principle approval to develop a stretch on the ambitious 302-km Lucknow-Agra Expressway as a road runway. IAF will select a section of Lucknow-Agra Expressway which will be built as a Runway to allow landing of military aircraft and to serve as a Makeshift military airbase.

The Indian air force also disclosed that it plans many more similar projects in Central India which can be used for Emergency Situations or in War like Situations. IAF didn’t disclose any new projects which it wants to take up but confirmed they are eyeing many more Expressways which can be used as Runways. Continue reading

SOURCE: SUDESH CHARI / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

Russian warplanes, in general, do not age well. and Mig-27 is one example which is giving Indian air force many sleepless nights. IAF lost another MiG-27 aircraft yesterday which crashed at Tantipara in Bengal which killed two civilians on the ground though the pilot ejected safely.

Mig-27 which is a single engine Strike optimised aircraft is powered by Soviet era Klimov R29B-300 engines, which according to IAF have Technical design flaws in its engines which leads to mid air engine failure . according to IAF  it is common mechanical problem and a  reoccurring problem found in all engines powering Mig-27. Continue reading

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