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SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

SCREEN GRAB OF Bell 206B JetRanger III CAUGHT ON VIDEO SHOT IN POK

SCREEN GRAB OF Bell 206B JetRanger III CAUGHT ON VIDEO SHOT IN POK

Former Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa while speaking at the third edition of coveted Military Literature Festival (MLF) at Lake Club, Chandigarh said that Bell 206B JetRanger III Utility helicopter belonging to the Pakistan Army Aviation Corps was spotted heading towards south of Kotli and away from the Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s location towards F-16 crash site to pick up its pilot.

Indian Army Jawans at the ground at spotted the helicopter and video coming from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (POK) had caught Bell 206B JetRanger III flying at an ultra low-level altitude immediately after F-16 was shot down by the Mig-21Bis flown by Wing Commander Abhinandan. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

After Prime Minister, Raja Farooq Haider Khan of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (POK) while addressing a ceremony in Muzaffarabad said ” He may be the last Prime Minister of Azad Jammu & Kashmir (POK) ” which created lot panic and controversy due to his statement in POK. Puppet Govt of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) has started dropping ‘Azad’ from Azad Jammu & Kashmir and the first instance of which was renamed from ” Azad Jammu & Kashmir Management Group ” to”Jammu & Kashmir Administrative Service” indicating the nefarious design of Pakistani establishment and its Prime minister.

According to some Pakistani defense analysts, Gilgit-Baltistan and Jammu & Kashmir (POK) might be declared 5th and 6th province of Pakistan soon. Gilgit-Baltistan and POK since 1947 have been neither a province nor self-administered area in the region but after India’s abolition of Special status to the Indian side of J&K, Pakistan has been trying to force India to restore Article 370 and Article 35A without much success from the International community. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

Five successful test-flights of air-to-air missile Astra from Sept 16-19, over the Bay of Bengal off Odisha coast earlier this year has cleared the path for a bulk order of the missile system with DRDO and along with 50 other public and private organizations which are part of the supply line of the missile system.

According to reports coming in and as per information provided to idrw.org. IAF is close to ink a deal for 200 Astra Mk1 long-range air-to-air missiles with a range of 100 km and equipped with modern guidance and navigation techniques for its Sukhoi-30 MKI platform which has seen successful integration and trials in combat mode. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (POK) while addressing a ceremony in Muzaffarabad Thursday made a statement that ” He may be the last Prime Minister of Azad Jammu & Kashmir (POK) ” which unleashed widespread panic among residents of POK about a possible move by Islamabad for permanent disintegration and division of the disputed state.

Opposition parties in POK have saif that “It is a very dangerous statement which seems reflective of the division of Kashmir” and asked for clarifications from him. Raja Farooq Haider Khan recently had lambasted Pakistani military and PM Imran Khan Niazi for being mute spectators after India abolished special autonomous status to the Indian side of the Kashmir. Continue reading

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According to Rajya Sabha TV which is a news and current affairs channel run by the upper house of the Indian Parliament. India’s second SSBN ” INS Arighat ” has completed all Sea Trials and is ready for official induction into the Indian Navy sometime in 2020. INS Arighat was launched in a low key affair in 2017 amid secrecy about its capabilities.

INS Arighat which has the code name S3 was set to be identical to the Arihant-class submarine with a displacement of 6,000 tonnes but satellite images of the INS Arighat docked at the Ship Building Centre in Visakhapatnam suggests it will be slightly longer in size and possibly can carry additional submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) but it is still unconfirmed. Continue reading

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The IAF’s 125 Helicopter Squadron, known as the ‘Gladiators’, is all set to receive four more heavy Apache attack helicopter after pictures of four Apache helicopters being loaded in the an Antonov Airlines AN-124-100 on behalf of Boeing, from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA), Arizona, USA, to Hindan Airforce Base (VIDX) in India made it to the Internet.

IAF already has received eight multi-role heavy attack helicopters in September earlier this year and it was also formally inducted into to be stationed at Pathankot, close to the Pakistan border, and in Jorhat Air Force Station in Assam near the border with China. Continue reading

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Indian Navy chief has confirmed that the Naval design bureau is currently evaluating offers from both UK and the USA who have offered to act as consultants for India’s plans to develop a 65,000 tonne INS Vishal aircraft carrier. The UK has offered it’s HMS Queen Elizabeth class of aircraft carrier design to India which due to same displacement size makes more sense but still will still require heavy modifications since present design is, in short take-off and vertical landing aircraft (STOVL ) configuration while Indian Navy wants Catapult to take off but arrested landing (CATOBAR) system which is mastered by the USA.

India also has selected the American Electromagnetic aircraft launch system (EMALS) launch and recovery system for the aircraft on the deck which again means it will heavily depend on the US Team for installation and certification of the Aviation assets to be based on the INS Vishal. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

Pakistan Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari while speaking to Qatar based Al Jazeera Media Network has said that Pulwama attack where a CRPF Bus which killed 40 Paramilitary Force after a Suicide attacker named Adil Ahmad Dar rammed his explosive-laden car into the Bus was a false flag operation carried out by India and refused to acknowledge the fact that the attack was claimed by Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed.

Time and again, Retired Pakistani military service officials have been spreading fake news on local news channels that the Pulwama attack was a false flag operation by India but this was the first time a minister in the Imrah Khan Niazi government has peddled this theory to the world media. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

A Mock of the Indo-Russian designed land-based BrahMos supersonic missile was displayed by the Philippine Army Weapons Expo recently and as per reports coming in Philippine Army’s BrahMos missile acquisition project with India is going on smoothly as it plans to acquire the weapon system to be in service by 2024.

According to Philippine media, talks are at an advanced stage with India for the purchase of land-based Missile System Battery for its Coastal defense. BrahMos is the fastest supersonic cruise missile in the world which was jointly developed with Russia and continues to remain the world’s fastest anti-ship cruise missile in operation to date with the range of 290km at Mach 3 speed. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) developed fuel cell-based Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) for Indian Naval Submarines recently crossed several milestones in technology maturity and as per report prepared by Business Standard, INS Kalvari the first of the Scorpene submarine already inducted in the Indian Navy will be getting AIP systems in 2024-25 when it is due for mid-life refit.

All Six submarines will get DRDO developed AIP system from 2024 onwards which will have a force multiplier effect on the lethality of a diesel-electric submarine as it enhances the submerged endurance of the boat, several folds. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

According to the latest media reports Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria has backed the induction of more ‘NETRA’ Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AEW&CS) in the fleet. IAF already operates Two `Netra’ early warning aircraft mounted on the ERJ 145 airframe and the third one is currently with DRDO which likely will be transferred to IAF after being used as a Technological demonstrator for the AWACS India program.

Air Chief is pushing for induction of 5 more Netra AEW&CS system, which is likely to be mounted on the Airbus C-295 airframe in the same two radiating planar arrays assembled back-to-back and mounted on top of the fuselage to provide 240° coverage. At the Aero India 2019 DRDO’s had showcased its C295 AEW&C concept for the first time and had revealed its plans to integrate the same radar on the new platform. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

Special Protection Group (SPG) which is in charge of providing security to the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi will now sport a new weapon in their long list of arsenals. SPG which carried out trials on the DRDO developed but OFB produced Joint Venture Protective Carbine (JVPC) has reportedly cleared all trials of the SPG and now will be inducted into the Elite Special force.

CRPF already has placed orders for 10000 JVPCs and the first lot was handed over to CRPF in 2017. JVPC also has been ordered by State police from Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, and Meghalaya as well while it waits orders from the Indian Army for which it was developed. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

The government-run aerospace laboratory National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) is looking to mass-produce Saras Mk-II, a 19-seater multi-role light transport aircraft, by 2025 for the civilian market and also offer it has an ideal replacement to the Dornier Do 228 twin-turboprop STOL utility aircraft manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in Kanpur in operations with Indian Air Force, Indian Navy, and Indian Coast guard.

NAL plans to develop two developmental models to be certified for military followed by civil under FAR23 and to be manufactured by HAL in Kanpur facility where currently Dornier Do 228 are been manufactured under license from Dornier GmbH from 1983 onwards for the Indian Armed forces. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

After India’s apparent U-Turn on a tender for 321 ATGM launchers and 8,356 missiles worth an estimated $500 million from the Rafael Advanced Defense Systems for the Spike LR anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) in 2018, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems in an apparent dig at India’s state-owned Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and its ongoing Man-Portable Antitank Guided Missile (MPATGM) program said that “With confidence in the Spike missile established, the Indian Army may need to revisit their plans on DRDO program”.

In 2018, a $500-million purchase of Spike LR missiles from Rafael was canceled by India to favor the indigenous MPATGM program developed by the DRDO but due to ongoing tension with Pakistan at the border, Indian Army was allowed to procure a limited quantity of Spike LR missiles, to meet the urgent operational requirement. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

India is working on developing its 90-seater aircraft with National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) being lead in charge of the program, details of the upcoming new Gen Regional Transport Aircraft (RTA 90-NG) were recently shared by the NAL and its road map to develop them. RTA 90-NG will have both turboprop and turbofan variant and NAL has proposed to construct a total of seven developmental models in a different configuration and different vendor engines to attract different civilian operators in India.

idrw.org has been informed that NAL also planned a Large Cargo Door Freighter variant to be used for Cargo service operators and even a military variant has been planned for troop transportation duties. NAL is reportedly in discussions with global engine manufacturers such as Pratt & Whitney of Canada and General Electric of US and avionics firms like Rockwell Collins and Diehl Aerospace for the supply of off the shelf critical components for the program. Continue reading

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