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

As Soon as China launched first home-grown aircraft carrier, India is abuzz with a deliberate leak or just an Internet chatter on Possibility of second nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine being built by India dubbed officially S-3 will break cover my end of this year.

The second Arihant-class submarine also known as ” INS Aridhaman ” has been under construction from 2010-12 in Ship Building Centre in Visakhapatnam. Continue reading

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

In India owing to a much higher price than expected, only 36 MMRCA category fighter jets have been contracted to be obtained in the form of Rafale out of the required number of 126 MMRCA category of fighter jets that are required by IAF.

Thus another opportunity presents itself for IAF to evaluate fighter jets from companies of other countries. Although the final decision rests with IAF to determine the fighter jet that it evaluates to be suited to its requirement ; MiG 35 of RAC MiG from Russia , a 4++ generation fighter aircraft, holds many positives over the fighter jets in the same category and should be positively taken into consideration while obtaining the remaining number of 90 MMRCA category of fighter jets by IAF. A brief explanation citing quite a few technologies incorporated in MiG 35 giving an insight into its capabilities is attempted in the write up that follows.
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SOURCE: VISHAL KARPE / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

Indian Air Force Special team formed to have a relook at proposed Indo-Russian joint collaboration on the development of 5th generation FGFA fighter aircraft based on Sukhoi developed T-50 Stealth fighter will be submitting its report on May 15th, outcome of which will decide the fate of FGFA.

It is an open secret that IAF has been a vocal critic of FGFA program for a long time now and one of the factors which IAF was not happy about was Russia’s incapability to develop true 5th Generation class fighter jet engine for the program. Continue reading

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

India will start taking deliveries of its first High Altitude Combat Heron TP Drone from Israel at around the time when Indian Prime Minister Narinder Modi will be visiting Tel Aviv to conclude multi-billion $ deal for Medium range Surface-to-Air missile which was jointly developed by Israeli IAI and India’s DRDO.

Isreali Defence Analyst while speaking to i24NEWS said that after concluding first Joint-Defence venture between two countries, and India and Israel are likely to set a stage for next big defence project to develop jointly Unmanned High Altitude Combat Drones. Continue reading

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

Indian Navy is all set to go to Government of India for their principal approvals and sanctioning of funds to develop Second Indigenous aircraft carrier IAC-2 aka INS Vishal. India already operates Russian modified INS Vikramaditya and will soon have India’s first local developed INS Vikrant (IAC-I) which will be ready for Sea Trials from next year onwards.

Indian Navy plans to have a Three Carrier battle group hopefully by 2025 but key component in a Carrier battle group which is Fast Attack Nuclear submarines which are deployed and moves with Aircraft carrier is still missing and lone Russian leased INS Chakra Attack Nuclear submarine will be simply overwhelmed and conventional submarine will have to chip in to protect Carrier battle groups . Continue reading

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

Chinese Media and Chinese Diplomatic circle have been on the offensive lately after Tibetan Spiritual Guru Dalai lama recently visited Tawang region in Indian State of Arunachal Pradesh which China claims Historically belonged to Tibetan region, a claim not backed by Tibetans them self.

China for long without even firing a shot after 1962 Sino-India war was able to keep New Delhi on back-foot almost on all issues ranging from boundary disputes to India’s acceptance of One China policy but change of guard in 2014 saw new policy shift by New Delhi, where India is seen more keen on engaging a regional bully rather than keeping quiet . Continue reading

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

Department of Defense under Trump administration have decided to drop plans of retiring F-16 Fighting Falcons anytime soon from United State Air Force and instead have decided that at least 300 F-16 Fighting Falcons will receive a structural and avionics upgrades that will allow them to fly till 2048, thanks to a Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) with Lockheed Martin.

F-16 Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) structural modifications will allow the US Air Force to safely operate [F-16C and D] Block 40-52 aircraft to 2048 and beyond. Continue reading

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

At recently concluded LIMA 2017 international arms exhibition in Langkawi in Malaysia, Russian Knights aerobatic team which performed with their new Su-30SM fighter aircraft were all seen praising Russian-made generation 4+ multipurpose heavy fighter jet Su-30SM which is a local development of the Su-30MKI fighter of Indian Air Force and Su-30MKM of the Royal Air Force of Malaysia.

Su-30SM which has been intensively tested by Senior Russian Pilots have praised its super-maneuverability and have also praised India’s idea of equipping aircraft with Pilot and A weapon systems officer (WSO) to make it much more formidable platform in the air. Continue reading

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

Day in and day out we encounter heroes. Ohh yeah, celebrities , movie actors and drool over their pics imagining a larger than life status and fan following  like they have. Well, there are a variety of heroes apart from the ones we idolize in the reel life. Starting from one’s own family, parents are a supreme example of heroes that reside right with us all the time, no matter how bad things may get.

Then, there are professionals like doctors, technocrats, scientists who contribute directly or indirectly to our well being. The other league of heroes is of the Guys and gals who don the uniform and work tirelessly away from the routine 9 to 5 atmosphere and making sure that we go about enjoying our lives, safe from trouble and probable invasions. Continue reading

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

                                          Taiwan designed submarine Model

Taiwan’s Two Decade old search to replace the 70-year-old US built World War II Hai Shih (ex-USS Cutlass) and Hai Pao (ex-USS Tusk) has finally ended with no results and now Republic of China (Taiwan) Navy has decided that since No country is willing to sell them Conventional submarine due to Chinese pressure they have decided to build their own diesel-electric submarines now.

Taiwan which is under constant threat from of invasion by mainland China which just lies 120 miles from its shore needs modern conventional submarines to break any blockade which might be imposed by China or for defensive roles in event of war to stand up against mighty Chinese Naval fleet. Continue reading

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: 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: 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

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