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News Beat reporting is an idrw.org initiative to let our Readers to report News Based on Actual facts but some how has not been reported in Main Stream Media .

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Biennial land and naval and homeland security exhibition which is also known as Defexpo might again see a new venue with new Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman now in place. Nirmala Sitharaman is keen on taking Defexpo to Tamil Nadu and event might be held in Chennai in the month of April according to buzz in the media.

Defexpo India was regularly held at the Pragati Maidan trade fair ground in Delhi till 2014 but Defexpo India 2016 was shifted to Betul Village located in Goa after then Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar took in charge of the Ministry of Defence. Continue reading

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Troublesome LCA-Tejas SP-5 has finally cleared High-Speed Taxi Trials and is gearing up to carry out its first official test flight later this week. SP-5 was the first aircraft which came from the second production facility and had faced technical issues due to which flight trials were held up.

Due to delays with SP-5, both SP-6 and SP-7 have preceded in first flights and SP-7 will soon be joining Indian Air Force, while Sp-6 already has joined No 45 Flying Daggers Squadrons of Indian Air Force. Continue reading

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Brahmos, the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile created history on 22nd Nov 2017 after it was successfully flight-tested first time from the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) frontline fighter aircraft Sukhoi-30MKI against a sea-based target in the Bay of Bengal.

2.5 ton Brahmos Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) hit a decommissioned naval asset positioned at the Bay of Bengal during its recent test. DRDO for the first time has released a picture of the Vessel which got Hit by BrahMos ALCM. Continue reading

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According to latest Indian media reports both Saab and Mig corporation has been informed by Indian Navy that their respected offer of Gripen M (Maritime) and Mig-29K in response to Indian Navy request for information (RFI) received last year for operations from Indian aircraft carrier has been rejected.

Indian Navy will now hold formal talks with remaining two contenders, Boeing and Dassault on their offer of F-18E/F and Rafale M and will also ask further technical details and formal proposal soon. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

INS Kalvari during sea trials

The Indian Navy a few weeks back took delivery of first of the six Scorpene submarines being constructed in India by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) in collaboration with DCNS, France, when INS Kalvari was inducted into the fleet in presence of Prime Minister Narender Modi.

Second submarine ” INS Khanderi ” which was launched this year and is going through a number of trials will be ready to be inducted by end of March or April as per latest media report. Continue reading

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Indian Army & Air Force have sent a Request for Proposal (RFP) for 15 indigenous Limited Series Light Combat Helicopters (LCH) according to latest media report thus waving way for limited production from 2018 onwards in a major boost for Make in India for defence.

Defence Acquisitions Council has given its approval for the procurement of 15 LCH a few weeks back and HAL already has inaugurated new manufacturing facility which will start production of indigenously developed Light Combat Helicopters (LCH) from 2018 onwards. Continue reading

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Inda’s DRDO has revealed that it has conducted captive flight trials of a new missile called ” SANT ” ( Stand-off Anti-tank ) Missile from IAF’s Mi-35 Hind Attack Helicopters Successfully this year but refused to reveal more information on the missile.

SANT Missile has been developed by DRDO’s Research Center Imarat (RCI) Hyderabad in association with Indian Air Force and is speculated to be a further development of DRDO’s HeliNa, (Helicopter-launched Nag) missile which has a range of 7–8 km. Continue reading

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The Problematic Fifth Series Production Tejas aircraft LCA-Tejas-SP-5 has started ground level testing in anticipation of its first maiden flight by end of this month as per latest media report. LCA-Tejas-SP-5 was first aircraft coming out of the second production line and was facing technical issues due to workmanship issues leading to suspended ground trials a few months back.

Latest reports hint that issues with the aircraft has been resolved and HAL Team is hopeful that it will be cleared to carry out its first flight by end of this month. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

India has issued a Navigational Area (IMO) warnings on the Bay Of Bengal And North East Indian Ocean for Experimental Flight Trial to take place from Integrated Test Range (ITR) from 0630-1030 UTC. As per coordinates provided, the area is around 3000 kilometres in length.

Speculation is that India will be carrying out another round of developmental trial of its super secretive K-4 submarine-launched ballistic missile from an underwater platform. Continue reading

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The Seventh Series Production Tejas aircraft today carried out its first maiden flight from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited facility in Bangalore successfully. As per company policy, each aircraft carries out initial few flights by test pilots later the aircraft will be transferred to IAF’s Flying Daggers which is the first LCA-Tejas Squadron.

LCA-Tejas-SP-6 had completed its first flight in the month of July since then HAL was not able to keep pace with schedule delivery and SP-5 which was first aircraft coming out of second production line is yet to make its maiden flight due to technical glitches. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

According to Dr S Christopher, Chief of Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharama cleared the Limited Series Production (LSP) of 40 ATAGS (Advanced towed artillery gun system ) for the Indian Army after developmental trial firings at Pokhran range saw huge success .

Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS), being jointly developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Kalyani Group, Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division set a new world record when it hit targets at a distance of 48 km, surpassing the maximum ranges of other artillery gun system in its category. Continue reading

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According to latest media reports, LCA-Tejas might be soon cleared to carryout In-flight Refueling trials after aerial refuelling probe supplied by UK-based Cobham fitted on Limited Series Production-8 (LSP-8) accumulated over 45 flights with the in-flight refuelling probe from January 2017 without any abnormal in-flight situation.

LSP-8 will begin Dry contact trials with IAF’s Il-78MKI air-to-air refuelling tanker aircraft from early 2018 onwards. In first Dry contact trials, LSP-8 will connect with refuelling pods of Il-78MKI refuelling tanker aircraft but will not transfer any fuel, once Dry contact trials are cleared, in the second Wet trials phase actual transfer of fuel from the tanker to the LSP-8 will take place. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

QRSAM system

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) after successfully designing quick-reaction surface-to-air missile (QRSAM) system with a stated strike range of 25-30 km mounted on a truck-mounted canister will give still in development next-generation Akash-NG missile also a truck-mounted canister system.

Akash-MK1 surface-to-air missile (SAM) missile system in service with armed forces comes with Army Self-Propelled Launcher (ASPL) integrated into a Truck (Army), while Airforce uses Truck trailer based Akash Air Force Launcher (AAFL) both capable to carry three Akash Missile each up to range of 25-30km. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

Rajesh Dhingra, CEO Dassault Reliance Aerospace (DRAL) while speaking to Moneycontrol has confirmed that the upcoming DRAL facility in Nagpur will become operational by January 2018 and the company will be able to deliver first made in India manufactured Rafale fighter jets from its Nagpur facility within three years of receiving an order.

Dassault has received orders for 36 Rafale fighter jets from India till now and ordered aircrafts will be manufactured in France. DRAL facilities will largely cater to any follow-up orders which India might place in future. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

India-Today has got access to video footage of ill-fated Mi-17 helicopter of the Air Force just before it crashed while dropping off kerosene jerry cans at an Army camp in Yangste, Arunachal Pradesh.

In the video, you can see one jerrycan detached from the parachute and hit the tail rotor and helicopter after losing its tail rotor , immediately lost control and crashed soon after killing five IAF crew members and two from the Army. Continue reading

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