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

India’s second indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC-2) aka INS Vishal might still be in the preliminary design stage, but it is pretty evident now that Two Cold war Bitter Rivals will join hands with India in the development of Next Aircraft carrier for Indian Navy which will help it dominate seas beyond its area of influence.

Russia’s Neva Design Bureau is closely working with Indian Navy’s Naval Design Bureau (NDB) which has been tasked to design and develop Biggest Warship India has ever developed in Country. Continue reading

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

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe is all set to visit India next month and much delayed and much-anticipated sale of Japanese US-2 amphibian aircraft will be inked marking the first instance of greater defence equipment and technology cooperation between two countries on the backdrop of massive Chinese military modernisation.

Japanese ShinMaywa aircraft manufacturer will tie up with an Indian company and intent to manufacture around 15-18 aircraft in India and the same production line will be used to export this amphibian aircraft to other friendly countries in the region and further co-production of the aircraft and its upgrades also have been planned and according to spokesperson of ShinMaywa Industries, Ltd many countries are closely watching industrial collaboration between India and Japan on US-2 amphibian aircraft . Continue reading

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

Indian again test fired 350 km ranged Dhanush ballistic missile from a naval warship in the Bay of Bengal. Dhanush, a naval variant of India’s indigenously-developed Prithvi missile was test-fired from the warship ‘INS Subhadra’.

India’s own advancement in the field of Submarine Ballistic missile system in last few years will raise questions on need for continuation of Dhanush Program which basically was developed as Surface to Surface missile in early 80’s under Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme and Army Variant dubbed Prithvi was one of India’s First short-range SSM are currently been phased out by Indian Army . Continue reading

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Su-30SM at Latakia Airbase Syria

Earlier in the month of October it was reported that Turkey’s F-16 jets were harassed and put on radar lock by an unidentified MIG-29 aircraft on the Syrian border, Turkish air force spokesperson said that F-16 jets were held on radar lock by an unidentified MIG-29 plane for a total of four minutes and 30 seconds.

Since there was no visual confirmation of the make and country it belonged it was presumed that it was Mig-29 belonging to Assad’s air force, even though many western Defence experts were not sure if Mig-29 of Syrian airforce had such technical capability to have a radar lock on multiple fighter jets. Continue reading

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

It has been an open secret now that for last decade or more China has been making illegal copies of framed Soviet-era Air Superiority Sukhoi-27/30’s fighter aircraft to replace their ageing 3.5 generation fighter jets fleet. Many of the unlicensed basic variants produced by China like J-11/A/B were considered lesser capable fighter aircraft then the Orginal Sukhoi-27/30 aircraft supplied by Russia due to lack of proper avionics and poorly copied weapons systems which were not up to the mark when compared with original copies.

Indian Air Force operates more Advanced Sukhoi-30MKI equipped with Advance PESA Radar and Avionics of European and Indian origin which was considered as most advanced Flanker ever developed and Best Flanker Series operated by any air force in the world which had potential to dominate any Airspace. Continue reading

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“Nishant” name derived from the Sanskrit name which meant ” end of the night” Sticking to its namesake also brought final closure to 27-year-old program when Two Nishant UAS (unmanned Aerial Systems ) Belonging to Indian Army crash landed twice in 15 days leading to losing of 4 Units ever Procured by Indian Army.

The Nishant program was officially sanctioned in 1988 by Indian Government based on Indian Army user requirements of RPV (remotely piloted vehicle) program ,and it had first flight by 1995 exactly two decades back. Continue reading

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

According to report prepared by US Department of Defense’s National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC) on rising Ballistic Cruise Missile Threat around the world, China’s land-based nuclear-armed missile systems operated by the Second Artillery Corps operates nearly 400 shorter-range ballistic missile launchers most visibly
consisted of solid-fuelled missiles such as the DF-41 and DF-31 variants.

Report prepared by Jane’s Intelligence Review suggests that Chinese military due to increasing ballistic missile defense (BMD) by opponents such as the United States and India. Continue reading

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

One of the most critical nose-on low observability design elements going into a Stealth fighter jet is internal weapons bays. for Stealth missions aircraft entirely and critically depends on in its Internal weapons to carry out suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD) or Strike missions in hostile enemy territories.

India’s own 5th generation fighter AMCA Program is all set to take off and official funding for the project is likely to be cleared by the end of this year. with aerodynamic design optimisation nearly completed AMCA’s final design is more or less frozen, but it still seems there is lack of clarity on AMCA’s Internal Weapons bay design aspect. Continue reading

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

Aviation Industry Corp of China (AVIC) and Pakistan Aeronautical Complex recently closed first export orders for JF-17 Thunder fighter jets at ongoing Dubai Air Show which will be manufactured by Pakistan.

Media reports indicate Myanmar has become the first country to purchase JF-17 Thunder fighter jets from Pakistan. under an undisclosed deal Myanmar will buy 16-24 jets from Pakistan but the actual agreement will take place with Chinese AVIC company which will supervise sale and maintenance contract of the jets with Myanmar Air force. Continue reading

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

” The EJ200 engine provides so much thrust that it can get the Typhoon from ‘brakes off’ to 40,000 feet in under 90secs.” claimed advertisement placed on an Indian Aerospace Magazine by Eurojet.

For long Eurojet has been offering India its EJ200 engines. first it narrowly lost to GE’s F414 to power Tejas MK-II since then they have again offered an Enhanced variant of EJ200 to be used as Power plant for India’s 5th Generation AMCA fighter jet programme even though GE’s F-414 engines are favorites among AMCA developers. Continue reading

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

When India started working on Development of 4th generation Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) fighter jet programme in 80’s India not lacked technical knowledge and experienced manpower to work on prestigious project 4th Generation programme but also lacked even basic Aeronautical infrastructure to support the programme.

With LCA aircraft all set to enter production soon, and all necessary Aeronautical infrastructure already been created in the country over last three decades it has been automatically assumed that AMCA programme will be able to leverage experience gained from the development of LCA Programme. Continue reading

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

In my previous article (Read: Why S-400 for China is a Serious threat to Indian Air Space), i had highlighted how Sale of S-400 will serve as a force multiplier for Beijing in its quest to dominate the skies along its borders.

Induction of S-400 which has claimed a range of 400 km could have allowed China to target any aerial target as far as New Delhi, Calcutta and could have made it very difficult for Indian Air force fighter jets to effectively operate even under its own airspace. Continue reading

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

On his first visit to Russia, defence minister Manohar Parrikar has Two key projects which have been stalled for few years now and needs urgent attention for Indian air force to meet its operational fleet requirements.

Two key stalled Projects of IAF are Multi-Role Transport Aircraft (MTA) and Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA), defence minister Manohar Parrikar few months back confirmed to Parliament that since June 2013 No progress has been made by India and Russia on full-scale R&D Contract for development of FGFA fighter jet. Continue reading

SOURCE:  JOHANAN COLLINS  / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

 

Following the defeat of Imperial Germany during the First World War, the Triple Entity spearheaded by a vengeful France enforced humiliating limits on the number and size of the ships the German navy could operate. Any replacement ships that the German navy could induct had to displace less than 10,000 tons. When compared to the 35,000 ton leviathans that the great powers could build, this stung the Germans.

The German Navy worked around the Treaty of Versailles limitations by design three pocket battleships. These ships could outgun a heavy cruiser and outrun a battleship, in short they were faster than anything more powerful and more powerful than anything faster. They were the Deutschland class which consisted of the Deutschland, Admiral Scheer and Admiral Graf Spee. They displaced between 10,770 tons to 12,540 tons and had a heavy armament of six 11 inch main guns. Continue reading

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

From an impressive fleet of 21 submarines in 80’s, Indian Navies Submarine fleet is currently down to 15 subs with four German-designed HDWs (SSKs) on the last leg of their operational life, Indian Submarine fleet could have hit rock bottom in next few years if Defence minister Manohar Parrikar had not intervened.

Reports are emerging in Indian media that French firm DCNS may get further orders to supply conventional submarines, Mumbai-based Mazagaon Dock Limited along with DCNS is already building six Scorpene submarines of which first lead ship INS Kalvari already has commenced its Sea Trials. Continue reading

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