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SOURCE: THOMAS D’SOUZA / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

According to recent India media reports, India has shown Interest in acquiring National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS) air defence system developed by Raytheon with its Norwegian partner KONGSBERG Defence and Aerospace. NASAMS is owned by seven countries and has been used by the U.S. National Capital Region’s air defence system since 2005.

NASAMS is a highly adaptable, medium-range solution for any operational air defence requirement. The system provides the air defender with a high-firepower, networked and distributed state-of-the-art air defence system that can maximize the ability to quickly identify, engage and destroy current and evolving threat aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicle and emerging cruise missile threats. Continue reading

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

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Predator C Avenger remotely piloted aircraft is again back in the news after General Atomics President David R. Alexander confirmed that unnamed foreign country is interested in acquiring as many as 90 Avengers and the most likely prospective buyer in question would be the Indian Air Force.

Since 2009, Avenger which has accumulated over 13,000 flight hours has been under evaluation process by US Air Force but still has failed to conclude any orders. General Atomics believes that Big order from a foreign buyer could eventually open the door for US Air force and US Navy contracts and prices of the platform will make it further more affordable. Continue reading

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

Dr Kota Harinarayana who was driving force behind the development of India’s indigenous light combat aircraft was once asked: ” Why Do You want to have another Suranjan Das Road in Bangalore? “.

Kota once said there wasn’t a day when this team member of LCA-Tejas in its initial days was not reminded of Group Captain Suranjan Das and why LCA-Tejas program was suspectable to same mistakes which lead to the death of India’s foremost Test Pilot Group Captain Suranjan Das who was killed in a fatal crash of HF-24 Mk 1R Prototype. Continue reading

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

Recently 70’s era Anglo-French Designed Jaguar Deep Penetration Strike aircraft belonging to Indian Air Force took the made headlines when it took off from HAL Owned Bangalore airport with Next Generation ELTA-2052 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) Fire Control Radar (FCR), thus becoming the first aircraft in IAF’s Inventory to be equipped with AESA FCR .

India is the lone operator of Jaguar’s in the world and was part of small group of Six countries which operated them and saw construction of only 543 aircraft which means nearly 30% of that totalling 160 units were procured by Indian Air force but that came at great price, since India had to kill its own HF-73 Program to make a case for purchase of Jaguar Strike aircraft from Britain. Continue reading

SOURCE: THOMAS D’SOUZA / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

With Original MMRCA requirement for 126 aircraft involving comprehensive transfer of technologies of Dassault Rafale could not be pursued and Government of India has now placed an order Two squadrons of the Dassault Rafale instead , lack of clarity and commitment shown by the Government means that long term procurement plans of Indian Air Force are still in Doldrums and replacement plans like purchase of single engine fighter jets and twin engine fighter jets is unlikely to happen for few more years while Indian Air Force continues to see decline in its Fleet strength.

One of the long term solutions for Indian Air Force could be too fast track development of Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) program currently developed by Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) rather than resort to expensive import solutions. but is it too late ? or we need more clarity in our objectives to define what do we really require? Continue reading

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

Federation of American Scientists (FAS) which are made of Nuclear Scientists and works to promote safer and more secure world by developing advanced solution and Technology for nuclear security and to educate public and policy makers in its report ” Nuclear Dynamics in a Multipolar Strategic Ballistic Missile Defense World ” says that transfer of M-11 missile by China to Pakistan in 1992 and 1994 was the trigger behind India to develop Ballistic Missile Defence system .

According to the report, India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) took first steps in research in mid 90’s due to the transfer of M-11 missiles pose a significant threat because being solid fuel short range, this missile was quicker to launch and more mobile then SCUDS used by Iraq in 1991 Gulf War . Continue reading

SOURCE: THOMAS D’SOUZA / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

As Indian Air Force makes a transition from 4.5 generation to 5th Generation platforms like FGFA and AMCA in near future I cannot help but think what the next generation of a platform is going to look like after 5th Generation platforms are inducted into Indian Air Force.

Increasingly of late, the number of missions which have been now been carried out by unmanned combat aircraft in last decade or so has increased tremendously even though major rumored are still carried out by Manned aircraft or while humans are in the loop but still many Militarizes around the World are also moving to develop unmanned aerial platforms which can work Independently and can perform way many missions then they are permitted today with today’s technology . Continue reading

SOURCE: Harsha Paike / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

The Project-75I tender has got quite interesting in the current scenario after the Soryu class submarines have entered the fray. The Soryu class is an evolution of the previous Oyashio-class and is named after mythological blue dragons. Although the deal is still at a raw stage, the timing has become crucial. But why does the entry of Soryu make it interesting now? For three key reasons.

Firstly for Geopolitical reasons: With bilateral and defence ties between India and Japan growing steadily when both are tied up in territorial disputes with China, it opens up a number of possibilities. Till now India and Japan had the US acting as the link in the South China sea and the Indian ocean. Continue reading

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

 

When You have more than 40 years of experience in development of Stealth technologies, You surely cannot be ignored and you also have right to brag of been there done that and for a while American Defence Analysts have been running editorials on how Russian and Chinese 5th Generation fighter jets are ” Dirty 5th Generation jets ” which cannot match up to the American developed F-22 and F-35 aircraft .

Arguments put forward always have been critical of manufacturing process adopted by Russia and China which plays a crucial part in how design elements along with properly constructed air frame can really make a fighter jet stealthy in the air. Continue reading

SOURCE: Abhishek Das / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

The recent standoff between India and China at the tri-junction border of Doklam plateau has led to exchange the war of words through media and social media of both the countries. This was led by official news agency of Communist Party Of China, the ‘Global Times’ and followed by several others like People’s Liberation Army Official mouthpiece ‘PLA Daily’ etc.

India reacted only through social media, but with calmness. But the way the Chinese have been issuing warnings and threatening to India can be taken as a result of clear frustration and disappointment about the rise of a new ‘Resurgent India’ with a continuously improving economy and military might. Chinese are also frustrated about the continuous downfall in their economy which led to the slashing of economic ratings of China by Moody’s. Continue reading

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

Last April, 30,000 soldiers took part in a major exercise ‘Shatrujeet’, led by the elite Mathura-based Strike Corp. Army drills conducted had one major objective that was to counter any tactical nuclear attack on its mechanised unit, as part of the war games being conducted in deserts of Rajasthan.

‘Shatrujeet’ was to validate India’s much talked about ” Cold Start ” Doctrine but under a tactical nuclear attack threat. Strike teams were all equipped with Individual Protective Equipment (IPE) which will allow them to fight in Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Conditions. Continue reading

SOURCE:  ABHOY ROY / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

As per latest India media reports, it seems that decks are cleared for the development of long delayed much hyped Indo-Russian 5th Generation fighter jet based on Sukhoi designed T-50 design, FGFA which India plans to develop with Russia and has been under negotiation for last 10 years while many in Indian Air force were simply not convinced if the aircraft described as a 5th generation fighter aircraft was actually can be clubbed in the same category of other 5th Gen fighter like F-22 and F-35 in the first place .

With little information is available on what could be Indian workshare,transfer of technology and the area of technical gain from this project in the development of FGFA and way it was announced with little fanfare clearly suggests India has decided to buy Russian bluff called Pak-fa even though IAF team were not to fly or evaluate the aircraft in the first place. Continue reading

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

After receiving Green light from Indian Air Force, Government of India and Russia are working on final contract for jointly developing the much-delayed fifth-generation fighter aircraft Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) based on T-50 Air-frame.

According to the Draft Contract, Russia will be handing over India nearly Three T-50 Prototypes in next three years which will be used to as Test-bed before FGFA aircraft based on Indian customisation will be developed. Continue reading

SOURCE: VINAYAK SHETTY / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

Amid Doklam standoff between India and China which can lead to small scale border conflict and due to deepening of crisis in the South China Sea, Western leaders for long have been flirting with idea of creation of an Anti-China Military Alliance similar to NATO in Asia which will be used to by front-line states like Japan, India and Vietnam to use military force to prevent China from taking military control over their disputed territories .

U.S./UK/Japan and India lead Military Alliance in Asia never took off since many countries in Asia were most interested in trying to tame the Dragon rather than provoke it and formation of such Anti-China Military Alliance could have lead to strong reactions from Bejing. Continue reading

SOURCE: MANJUNATH REDDDY/ FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) earlier this year confirmed that a team has already started work on the project to convert the LCA into a drone. HAL is confident that the project can be carried out within a short time frame and Unmanned Tejas will come as a boost in the making of a Stealthy Ghatak unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) in future.

While IAF officially has not commented on the development of Unmanned Tejas but increasing procurement cost of manned aircraft and rising need for new aircraft to replace older aircraft do advocates for affordable power projection, which needs a balance between manned aircraft and unmanned aircraft. Continue reading

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