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last year Air Force chief Arup Raha had said that women are physically not suited to fly fighter planes, but more than a year later IAF Chief seems to have Change of Heart and Confirmed that IAF is actively considering women enter Cockpits of front line fighter jets in near future soon.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar also seems to have a change of heart on this matter now and is talking completely different from what he had earlier said this year on the floor of Parliament. Continue reading


Earlier this year on display at the HAL pavilion for the tenth edition of Aero India was cutaway model of a preliminary design of new 25kN jet engine which for the first time used a 3D printing equipment and its very first visitor was none other then Prime minister of India who was given detail explanation on development of the new engine .

HAL plans to develop most of the Components for the new engine and assembly of the engine in next two years and is all set to tap 3D printing technology to manufacture components for its Rs 458-crore 25-kN (kilonewton) aircraft engine project. Continue reading


Defence minister Manohar Parrikar seems to be unconvinced on the whole developmental funds asked by Russia to develop a Customised Pak-FA dubbed as FGFA by India Said Senior Air force Source close to

IAF pretty much have given up on developing a customised variant of Pak-fa like it did with Su-30MKI and pretty much has told MOD and DM that it is ready to pick up Production variant of Pak-Fa in its current avatar as procured by Russian Air force . Continue reading


Rafael earlier this year in Aero India 2015 for the first time Introduced I-Derby ER which is a new active radar-guided air-to-air missile capable of meeting current and future threats. in its previous report had informed its readers that Executive Vice President of Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd Oron Oriol had confirmed that new I-Derby Extended Range (ER) BVRAAM has been offered to India for the next generation LCA Tejas at that point IAF and HAL had not disclosed development of Tejas MK-1A. Continue reading


While INS Viraat is still few months away from officially been decommissioned by Indian navy but things are not looking good for India’s Second aircraft carrier since no state has come forward in converting it into a Museum.

While Indian Navy and Ministry of defense officials having been in talks with various State Government, to whom ship has been offered at one 1 Re by Central Government, but many are wary of high repair cost which has been pegged at 300-400 crores to convert it into a Naval Tourist Museum . Continue reading


Cartoon drawn by Mohit Jayal which was published on December 1995 shows how Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Program even in its early days had more critics than supporters. 

As soon as Air Chief confirmed to the reporters that IAF indeed will place orders for more than 120 Tejas MK-1 aircrafts in its current configurations, One particular International news agency’s from its Indian bureau in Delhi fired the first salvo against Countries Tejas Program by ridiculing Air-forces decisions to order what they reported was a flawed aircraft and also Questioned logic behind not going for larger orders of French Rafale fighter jet .

Attack from International News Agencies on India’s LCA-Tejas Program seems to have ruffled some feathers in International Arms lobby group which seem to be worried about new-found love by IAF for Indigenous Aircraft types and its future plans which involves development and supporting indigenous types like Tejas MK-2 and AMCA to meet future needs of the air force. Continue reading


Previous Gen Tusker EW POD developed by DRDO for Mig-27 

Chief of Indian Air Force (IAF), Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha while addressing a press conference ahead on 82nd Air Force Day celebration had informed that MK1-A a new variant based on MK-1 Airframe will have 4 Key new requirements like New Radar (AESA), EW Suite, In-Flight Refueling (IFR) probes and New Beyond-visual-range missile air-to-air missile (BVRAAM).

According to a report prepared by prominent journalist Ajay Shukla advanced electronic warfare suite with inbuilt jammer might come only in a detachable Pod which is attachable to the under-wing of Tejas aircraft. Continue reading


DRDO has recently issued tender and has invited Bids to manufacture SFDR Ground Launchers, SFDR which stands for Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet Propulsion Technology was started in May 2013 with the objective of developing state-of-the-art SFDR propulsion technology, which can operate at varying altitudes and speeds. The development and demonstration of SFDR propulsion system is a joint venture of DRDO and Russia.

According to the Tender documents which has gone through has specified SFDR Ground Launcher dimension to be 5300(L)X 1060(W)X2015 mm (L) which can articulate 60-degree in elevation for missile launch . Continue reading


Preparations are underway to carry out another test flight of Ingeniously developed Long range sub-sonic Nirbhay cruise missile at Abdul Kalam Island (Earlier Wheeler Island) and also at missile test ranges in Chandipur.

sources close to have informed us that test flight of Nirbhay missile has been scheduled for this month and team of engineers and scientist from various labs of DRDO are already present at the location where preparations are underway in assembling the missile for its test flight. Continue reading


First revealed at DefExpo India 2014, Rustom-2 indigenously developed HALE (high altitude, long endurance) Class Unmanned Aerial Vehicle developed by Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) is officially 18 months behind schedule from its earlier marked/scheduled first flight in early Feb last year.

Sources in DRDO close to have informed us that all out effort has been made to carry out first flight of Rustom-2 this month and team is working around the clock to make first flight happen by end of this month . Continue reading


For long Indian Air force (IAF) has been ridiculed as Imported Air force (IAF) which always makes the best case to Import crucial types of equipment like fighter jet rather than supporting indigenous route in product development to meet its requirements.

While IAF is partially at fault but it always can’t be blamed for failures of our government-owned Public sector companies which time and again have failed to deliver Ingeniously equipment as per delivery schedules and without cost overruns with desired quality requested by forces. Continue reading


INS Kalvari first of the French Scorpene Class diesel-electric attack submarines developed under licence at the Mazagon Dock Ltd (MDL) in India under Project-75 has begun a rigorous first phase of sea trials.

Kalvari last month completed set of Dry Dock trials successfully after it was first floated out of her building dock earlier this year by Defence minister Manohar Parrikar. Continue reading


Indian Air Force chief Arup Raha Speaking to media asked State-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to deliver as promised on LCA-Tejas Mk1-A on time and as per agreed Quality standards.

HAL recently was able to convince IAF to be on-board and order 120 of more Agile and modern Aesa and EW equipped Tejas MK-1 aircrafts now dubbed as Mk1-A which will be lighter and have better serviceability than current MK-1 aircrafts. Continue reading


Indian Air Force chief Arup Raha Speaking to media said that with recent upgrades being planned for Mig-29 and Mirage-2000 and Deep penetration Strike aircraft Jaguars fleet, IAF will keep them in active fleet for next 15 years or more before indigenous Aircraft’s programs like AMCA will be ready to enter production.

In the previous report, had informed its readers that IAF and HAL are currently working on prolonging lives of its Jaguar strike aircraft fleet and plans to maintain them till 2034. Continue reading


Development of Kaveri engine for LCA Tejas fighter jet was officially discontinued last year bringing an end to nearly 3 decades old program to develop Aero engine to power India’s LCA aircrafts.

While Kaveri program is now officially dead, but Revival of follow-up program has been gaining stream in last few months said informed sources close to Continue reading

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