Archives
” Security ” Special Aero India 2017 Edition 
Latest Special Aero India 2017 Issue of Security Magazine is Available for free Viewing

LINK

My Take

1 2 3 27

SOURCE: Himansu Swain/ FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

Pakistan’s war phobia symptoms & Chinese growing Monopoly & assertiveness in the Asia-Pacific region by defying international rules & regulations has urged India to change its strategy to deal with any small kind of conflicts or war if happens in future.

The eastern neighbour’s ‘bleed India with thousands cut policy ‘was first started in Punjab (1984) but failed to gain its ground & transformed its virus to Kashmir which has been bleeding for the last 4 decades. Starting from giving birth to exporting terror, Pakistan attempting all her efforts to hamper its neighbour interest which inciting exertion across the border. Continue reading

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

It is official that Safran and GTRE have joined hands to revive India’s long-delayed and nearly abandon Kaveri engine which could be used as alternative power plant on 83 Tejas MK-1A. The project has a very strict timeline of 18-24 months for the French aero engine maker to fix Kaveri engine issues like excessive vibration found in certain flight regime before the engine can be integrated into LCA-Tejas PV-1 Testbed.

Last mile issues which Safran is fully aware of will be fixed with technology adopted from M-88-4 afterburning turbofan engine developed by Snecma for the Dassault Rafale fighter. But revelation made by British Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon about joint collaboration between UK’s Rolls-Royce and India’s DRDO surprised many in India. Continue reading

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

Indian Navy will be soon finalising size and specifications details of the Indian Navy’s future aircraft carrier called “indigenous aircraft carrier number 2”, or IAC-2. Another key and critical component of an aircraft carrier which is its Air Arm are also getting the same level of importance after Government agreed to let Indian Navy float Request for Information for procurement of 57 Multi-Role Carrier Borne Fighters (MRCBF).

MRCBF Winner will go on to serve on-board planned IAC-2 (Indian Aircraft Carrier) which will be designed for catapult launch and arrested recovery system operations. Indian Navy has only confirmed that 300 metres long 65,000-tonne carrier will be able to operate 30-35 fixed wing combat aircraft, and about 20 rotary wing aircraft (helicopters). Continue reading

SOURCE: Himansu Swain/ FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

Being the 4th largest air force in the world, IAF operates different varieties of fighters starting from heavy to lightweight class. As the rival Chinese air force started manufacturing of its own 5th gen fighter J-20, IAF is in hurry to acquire such type of advanced jets which can counter this move. IAF has been in love with French birds since decades due to the experience of handling & making combat manoeuvre. That’s why it opted to buy Rafale over typhoon. But the rise in cost forced Gov of India to buy only 36 jets.

Currently, there are two aircraft available in the market which can feed up IAF needs. Rafale & F-35 are two different class fighters with the supreme capability to undertake the missions. Many analysts believe that Rafale can compete with F-35 as the French develop such high-end advanced technologies which can challenge with American kinds while Both are Versatile aircraft at their own spectrum but when it comes for sale, edge in capabilities matters most. Continue reading

SOURCE: Himansu Swain/ FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

A deal which was signed between India & Russia in 2010 to develop 5th gen fighter seems to have meshed in a big trouble. It’s being dolorous for IAF who has been thirsty for years to get such advanced aircraft to maintain an edge in the region as well as prepare itself for net-centric warfare.

After 7 years of signing contract, nothing is left in the deal except preliminary design & fascinating speeches of defence ministers. what the bureaucracy is doing, doesn’t make sense but the IAF is being the pissed off in this flip-flop. Continue reading

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

The Indian FMBT (Futuristic Main Battle Tank) is an Indian Program to develop a completely new tank which is lighter, faster and smaller than present tanks but it will feature better Armour protection, automated turret and possibly a two-man crew with the roles of gunner and loader being completely automated.

All the parameters set for the tank are truly futuristic. And most of them can be realised within the given timeline but the selection of the platform or the base of the tank is a serious concern for the engineers developing the tank. Continue reading

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

REPRESENTATION IMAGE

 REPRESENTATION IMAGE

According to media reports, Ordnance Factories Board (OFB) has plans to introduce soon mounted gun systems (MGS) based on its Dhanush 155mm/52 calibre Guns soon to meet Indian Army’s requirement for 814 mounted gun systems (MGS). Dhanush 155mm/52 calibre Guns were first showcased at last year’s Defence Expo held in Goa which had cleared internal round of factory trials and was offered to Indian Army for trials.

Dhanush 155mm/45 calibre is all set to go for bulk order after it clears in final June Army trials but 155mm/52 calibre variant of Dhanush has not received the same level of backing due to DRDO developed Advanced Towed Artillery Gun (ATAG) 52-calibre gun which has received much attention due to its better capabilities over existing 155mm/52 calibre Guns out there . Continue reading

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

 

A message coming out of Arab Islamic American Summit is now clear and official that the Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism (IMAFT) led by Pakistan’s former Chief of Army Staff, General (Retd.) Raheel Sharif funded by Saudis is an Anti-Iranian ground force created to challenge Iranian military supremacy in the region and to counter their interventions in the military conflict in support of regimes not favorable to Saudi Government.

While Many Pakistani think tanks are still not sure why there are in a military coalition headed by Saudis against Iran when Iran is their neighbor in the region. An alternative theory put forward by Iranians is that Saudis want to drive home a message to Iran which might force Iran to go towards establishing its own nuclear weapons soon. Continue reading

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

Despite efforts tracing back to nearly a decade back, proposed Indo-Russian Ilyushin Il-214 Multirole Transport Aircraft (MTA) which was developed jointly between by the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) of Russia, and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) of India has been officially terminated due to serious differences over the use of power plant.

MTA was planned as the future replacement of 100+ An-32RE Transport aircraft currently been operated by Indian Air Force. Termination of MTA Project will be seen as a setback since now IAF will have to soldier on its An-32 fleet for few more years perhaps even a decade more before a viable replacement is available. Continue reading

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

Indian Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat recently said that India’s armed forces must fight the next war with indigenous solutions, making a strong pitch for developing the domestic defence industry. Army Chief should receive commendable praise for pushing indigenous solutions over imported solutions, but his word will remain a pep talk unless Indian Army comes out its own shell and starts buying available indigenous weapons in first place.

Indian Army Armoured Corps at least in Main Battle Tank requirement is 99% made out of imported Russian-supplied T-XX Battle tanks which show indigenous Pep Talk General Bipin Rawat was giving is yet to reach his own commanders who are still adamant to push the country into buying more imported Main Battle Tanks even in future. Continue reading

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

It’s more or less official that Indo-Russian Joint venture to develop 5th Generation fighter jets based on Russian Sukhoi developed T-50 fighter jet will be $135 Million Dollars per unit which is much higher than the initial estimate of $90-110 Million per unit cost calculated at the earlier stage between two countries.

Dassault Rafale fighter jet which was brought by India $ 3.86 Billion Dollars without weapons worked out to be $ 106 Million for 36 Units ordered by India. Continue reading

SOURCE: Himansu Swain/ FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

The much-anticipated MMRCA competition of buying 126 fighters opened a new road to fulfilling IAF ambition. this deal also gave IAF the ability to choose her best bird which could maintain the edge in the region. Finally, RAFALE elected as the lowest bidder after defeating Typhoon in final though both aircraft had passed extensive testing in different platforms carried out by IAF.

But due to lack of decision making & leadership quality of so called Gandhi family gov delayed the acquisition process over corruption charges resulting escalation of overwhelming Cost caused the newly elected MODI gov to sort out the number to 36 which gave a headache to IAF over its proposed plan. Continue reading

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

After recent snub from International Court of Justice on Fake Kulbhushan Jadhav case, Pakistani media were in for another surprise when President Donald Trump delivering a highly anticipated address at the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia mentioned India has victim of “Islamic extremism” in the region with other countries while he pledged deeper ties with the Middle East to tackle terrorism and encouraged more economic development in the region.

A Large contingent of Pakistani Media which was there to cover Donald Trump and Nawaz Sharif meeting on the sidelines of Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh were highly disappointed that Trump specified India but ignored Pakistan in his speech. Continue reading

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

With long pending ‘Strategic Partnership’ (SP) policy cleared recently, India will soon select an Indian Private Defence company which will head a segment which would tie up with global OEMs to seek technology transfers and manufacturing know-how to set up domestic manufacturing infrastructure and supply chains.

One of key Strategic Partnership segment which will be opened up to Indian private sector which will be assembling fighter jets for Indian Air Force and first partner who will be leading this segment obviously will be winning the OEM who wins the Single-engined fighter jet with whom they have tied up in India for local assembling. Continue reading

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

The OBOR (One Belt One Road) Policy is a so called development strategy proposed by China to improve connectivity and cooperation between China and Eurasia. It consists of two components- 1. Silk Road Economic Belt (SREB) viz. land based 2. Maritime Silk Road (MSR). This project will deeply integrate Chinese Economy with the Global Economy. But India recently boycotted the first summit on OBOR.

WHY INDIA NOT PARTICIPATING? Continue reading

1 2 3 27
Follow us