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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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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

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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

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Visiting Singapore Defence Minister Dr Ng Eng Hen took a flight in indigenously developed Light Combat Aircraft Trainer aircraft (PV-6) from Kalaikunda airbase in West Bengal earlier today. According to media, the flight lasted for nearly 35 minutes which was chased by IAF’s Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer.

Post-flight Dr Ng Eng Hen took to Twitter and posted in this Account a selfie along with following message ” Privileged to be flown on the Tejas, India’s own designed and manufactured fighter aircraft. A very good plane “. Continue reading

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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

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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

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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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Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Ltd has revealed final design aspect of stealth frigates to be developed under the Navy’s Project 17A. Project 17A is a follow-on of the Project 17 Shivalik-class frigates which already are in service with the Indian Navy.

Under Project 17A frigates GRSE will construct three 6,700-tonne stealth frigates worth Rs 20,000 crore which will incorporate latest stealth features with improved weapon platform. Continue reading

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Naval Group (DCNS) has offered India its F21 torpedo to be armed with Six Kalvari class submarines being built at the MDL, Mumbai. India in 2016 scrapped plans to acquire 98 Black Shark heavyweight torpedoes from a subsidiary of tainted Italian firm Finmeccanica for its Kalvari class and Arihant class Submarines.

Kalvari class submarines will enter into Indian Navy service with old German supplied SUT torpedo used on HDW Shishumar-class vessels as an interim solution but use of old outdated heavyweight torpedoes in latest submarine will bring its own disadvantages in operational capabilities of the submarines leading to France offering its F21 torpedo which is their version of Black Shark torpedo to India . Continue reading

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With rapidly changing situation in Iraq and nearly 90% control of Iraq back to American and Iraqi forces, ISIS losing ground could be an understatement, ISIS as a terror organization is on the verge of collapsing under its own weight with hordes of their fighters been killed or surrendering in mass, many foreign fighters are making a desperate bid to get out of the country and head back home and in that groups are Indian Muslim men who has joined ISIS in Iraq who might be heading back home .

According to the Intelligence report, NIA is tracking the movement of at least three Indian ISIS Men who are heading back via Turkey to India and might be arrested on arrival in India. Continue reading

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T Suvarna Raju, Chairman of India’s Hindustan Aeronautics has told TIMES NOW that the FGFA or the Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft that India and Russia have been working on is a good project and should continue.

Raju reacting to reports that IAF has not recommended to the government in a report to not procure or continue with FGFA project based on Su-57 design, he said that ” We are still hopeful and this is a 5th generation is an opportunity for the Industry and as a country to going for this kind of technology”. Continue reading

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Renault’s Sherpa Light Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) stationed at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport by Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) was center of attraction among passengers at the airport which was deployed on trial bases to handle possible Terror attacks as part of the ongoing evaluation process being carried out by CISF which are considering procuring them for Delhi airport to be used by Quick Reaction Team (QRTs) .

Sherpa Light family of vehicles from Renault are light armored tactile vehicles designed to transport infantry, paratroopers, internal security personnel, etc. The vehicle is an on-/off-road platform with an MD 5 diesel engine that packs in 292PS of power. Continue reading

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Russia’s S-400 Air-Defence systems even though consists of four missile system to cover the entire range of air defense envelope but India has decided to procure only two missile type. According to latest media reports India has decided to procure only very-long-range 40N6 (400 km) and the long-range 48N6 (250 km) surface-to-air missiles from Russia.

While a final agreement is expected by end of this year under which India will be purchase 5 regiments of S-400 Systems consisting of 1200 missiles all made up of 40N6 and 48N6 missile system. 9M96E2 (120 km) and 9M96E (40 km) missiles which are also part of S-400 air defense System but will not be procured. Continue reading

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The U.S. government is under considerable pressure from Australia and Qatar to close the deal for the last unsold C-17 Globemaster III military transport jet built by Boeing Co before production was halted, even though India already has conveyed to the US government its intent to buy it, delays in final agreement with India is allowing other prospective buyers to build pressure .

IAF operates 10 C-17 Globemaster III and wanted to procure 3 more when Boeing Co decided to halt the production after orders dried up from United States Air Force after 2013. Boeing Co then decided to produce 10 more C-17 for export customers which were later picked up Kuwait, Australia and Qatar. Continue reading

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