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SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

Raveesh Kumar official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in India has clarified that India has not supplied supersonic Brahmos Cruise missiles to Vietnam and spokesperson for Vietnam’s External Affairs also has clarified he had not confirmed the sale and just talked about defence and strategic relations with India and was misquoted by Vietnamese media .

Earlier this year India and Vietnam had held talks on the sale of indigenously developed surface-to-air Akash missile and supersonic Brahmos missile to Vietnam but the sale is yet to be concluded. Continue reading

SOURCE: VISHAL KARPE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

As part of ” Project CENTURION ” Eurofighter Typhoon fleet will see integration of more weapons and also bring numerous new capabilities which could require increased engine thrust requirements since in future Eurofighter Typhoon fleet will need to carry more load or will receive heavier equipment due which EuroJet Turbo GmbH consortium has started working on New Enhanced Engine for Integration with Eurofighter Typhoon and also compete to power Next Generation fighter jets like India’s AMCA Program.

As per Media reports, EJ200 with 25 % additional thrust growth will allow EuroJet Turbo GmbH consortium to compete in Turkey’s TFX and India’s AMCA 5th Generation fighter jet engine requirements. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

The official Twitter handle of Indian Navy tweeted first look of India’s recently decommissioned anti-submarine aircraft Tu-142M at RK beach Vizag.Picture posted by Indian Navy shows TU 142M-Albatross sharing space with retired INS Kursura (S20) a Kalvari-class diesel-electric submarine of the Indian Navy.

Earlier this year, Indian Navy retired its fleet of 8 Tu-142M anti-submarine aircraft which it operated from 1988 after 29 years in service. After retirement government of Andhra Pradesh approached Indian ministry of defence with a request to transfer one of the aircraft to convert it into a museum in the city of Visakhapatnam which was approved by Indian Navy and ministry of defence. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

First locally developed Scorpene submarine INS Kalvari is getting a fresh coat of paint before it will be handed over to the Navy in next few days. State-owned defence shipyard Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd in collaboration with France’s Naval Group has cleared all trials of the first submarine and will be handed over to Indian Navy in a Ceremony likely to be attended by Defence Minister and Indian Naval Chief.

INS Khanderi which is Second Submarine currently going through Sea Trials will be handed over to Indian Navy by end of 2017 and all contracted six French-made Scorpene submarines will be delivered by 2021 after facing a 4-yr delay. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

According to the latest findings from research firm IHS Markit, for the first time in 7 years, Global defence Exports will be on the decline due to increasing domestic production and weakening defence export orders , yet India will remain top Global import opportunities for coming decade with an estimated 22 to 27 Billion dollars of orders.

India reportedly is working on high budgets defence programs like Fifth generation fighter jets with Russia, Next generation Conventional Diesel submarine Projects and development of Aircraft carriers which will require large Import of equipment and weapons. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

According to a report prepared by iHLS.com website largely specializing in coverage of Israeli defence industries and Homeland Security reported that India has been taking a great deal of interest in several Israeli systems for equipping its upgraded submarine fleet.

Israeli technology in question has not been disclosed and Israel doesn’t have an Indigenous submarine fleet of its own and its latest fleet of Diesel-electrical Dolphin-class submarines designed and constructed by Germany’s Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft (HDW). Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

AESA-equipped Indian Air Force (IAF) Jaguar DARIN III fighter jet carried out its first flight today successfully. Israeli ELM-2052 AESA radar equipped on DARIN III Jaguar fighter jets makes it first fighter jet which comes with Next Generation new age active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar in present Indian Air Force fleet.

ELM-2052 AESA radar is also leading the race to be also be equipped with HAL’s LCA-Tejas MK-1A Upgraded fighter jet which will make its first flight by end of 2019. India’s Defense Research Development Organization (DRDO) developed Uttam AESA radar is currently going through Integration in older LCA-Tejas MK1 aircraft to begin its developmental trials and might be equipped with Tejas MK 2 and Mig-29K. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

Former union minister Arun Shourie while speaking to “The Print” at a event hosted by them in Chennai said that in NDA-1 under Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s orders Indian Army carried out ” Surgical Strikes ” on Pakistani Post, which was 14km inside POK resulted into killing 10-15 Pakistani personnel.

Surgical Strike was in response to similar raid carried out by Pakistani Army earlier on Indian post and Indian Army returned back with 7 dead bodies and also carried with them log books and other documents maintained by the soldiers of the post. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

According to report prepared by French magazine ” Le Pointe “, confirms that India and France are holding discussions on possible transfer of 31 grounded Jaguar strike fighters previously used by the French Air Force but retired from 2005 on wards to India to be used for spares to support the existing IAF’s Jaguar fleet.

” Le Pointe ” reports says that Ex-French Jaguar strike fighters will be transferred free of charge and will not be sold to India as per earlier media reports. a team of engineers which visited France with Indian Air Force Commander-in-Chief, Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa earlier this month might have already checked stored Jaguar to carryout an internal assessment of the condition of this grounded retired jets and detail report will soon be submitted to government and Indian air force top tier. Continue reading

SOURCE: VISHAL KARPE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

It seems India had enough on Quality issues plaguing its AL-31F turbofan engines used to power India’s front line Sukhoi-30MKI Fighter jets and is currently working with French Safran aircraft engine manufacturer to develop a higher thrust engine jointly based on the current Kaveri engine.

According to a report prepared by ” The Print “, India is currently holding confidential talks with the French company to explore the possibility to develop a 125kN thrust Class engine to replace current 123 kN Thrust Class AL-31FP turbofan engines developed by Salyut-HAL. According to the report, Kaveri engine derivative once in production will be replaced under ” Super-30″ Program. Continue reading

SOURCE: VISHAL KARPE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

BrahMos Aerospace developed BrahMos-A supersonic cruise missile which was scheduled to be fired from a Sukhoi-30 MKI towards a decommissioned naval ship by end of this month currently waits for approvals from the Lord Indra ( god of lightning, thunder, storms, rains) since the news coming from the test site is not so positive.

Monitoring team at the test site in the Bay of Bengal is witnessing severe bad weather condition in the area which could postpone already delayed first debut flight test of fully loaded BrahMos-A Cruise missile from a Sukhoi-30 MKI. Continue reading

SOURCE: VISHAL KARPE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

India is all set to re-issue a request for information (RFI) to procure nine turbofan aircraft capable of performing a range of roles. India already operates a small fleet of modified Gulfstream III and Bombardier Global 5000 jets to perform surveying, target towing, communications intelligence and signals intelligence (SIGINT).

Since 2012, India’s Intelligent agencies and Indian air force have been looking to expand its fleet of Snooping Aircraft capable of operating in a range of environments from tropical to very high altitudes. Continue reading

SOURCE: AJAY NAIK / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

Latest satellite imaginary confirms installation of Radar dome on India’s VC 11184 Ship currently under construction at Hindustan Shipyard Limited in Visakhapatnam. VC 11184 will be India’s first Ballistic Missile Tracking Ship which will propel India into an Elite Club Four Countries (US, Russia, China and France) who have developed similar ships to track Ballistic missiles launches.

VC 11184 will have two AESA radar arrays, one in the S band and one X band. The S Band array is used for scanning large volumes of the sky for objects and for tracking missiles in flight, while the X band array is used for zeroing in on small hard to detect objects like reentry vehicles, missile interceptors, or even tiny satellites. Continue reading

SOURCE: VISHAL KARPE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

Six months back French Government in its effort to clear Stored aircraft inventory graveyard initiated talks with India for the possible sale of 31 retired Anglo-French designed Jaguar Deep Strike aircraft to Indian Air force. Stored Jaguar will be cannibalized for spares and parts and are not intended to make them operational again.

Since Indian air force intends to keep Jaguar Deep Strike aircraft operational till 2034, India will be required many parts of the air-frame which get replaced over the due of time but French reportedly have also made an interesting offer on possible sale of Mirage-2000s to India. Continue reading

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