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SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

According to information provided by DRDO in its Annual Report for 2017, Two Prototypes of 180 hp Diesel turboprop engine were developed in 2017 and were tested for the first time in 2017. First and Second Prototype of the Indigenous Diesel engines have accumulated 30 hours of full performance test at Combat Vehicles Research & Development Establishment (CVRDE) located in Avadi, in Chennai, India.

Indigenous 180 hp Diesel turboprop engine is suitable for small aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and will replace imported Saturn 36T turboprop engines procured from Russia to power Rustom-2 medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Continue reading

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According to information provided by DRDO in its Annual Report for 2017, Small Turbo Fan Engine (STFE) which is also known as Manik turbofan in 2017 has achieved 98% indigenization level and BrahMos Aerospace Thiruvananthapuram Limited (BATL) developed T1, T2, and T3 Prototype engines have demonstrated for its endurance of 2 hours continuous at 50,000 rpm under full load conditions .

Manik Engine earlier this year was also successfully tested in High Altitude Cold Climate Starting trials in Leh and has already undergone rigorous ground and high power tests for over two years now. Continue reading

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According to information provided by DRDO in it’s Anual Report for 2017, Five Kaveri engine prototypes K5, K6, K7, K8, and K9 were tested for about 145 hours in total in 2017 during which some critical and several tests like a transient test from idle to max reheat conditions were carried out for the first time successfully .

Most of the Engine tests were carried out under installed conditions with power off-take and customer bleed as well as with inlet distortion. French multinational aircraft engine, rocket engine, aerospace-component, and defense company Safran S.A they’re after carried out a technical audit on the Kaveri engine development and submitted a report. Continue reading

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LCA-Tejas Program on 19th June 2018 achieved a major milestone when it successfully concluded 4000th Accident-free Developmental test flight in its 17th year of the start of LCA-Tejas Program from its first flight. Two Technological Demonstraters, Six Prototype Vehicles, Eight Limited Serial Production aircraft along with Two Naval Prototypes in total 18 aircraft all it took to achieve this milestone.

All the flight tests and aircraft instrumentation related activities are planned, coordinated and executed by the National Flight Test Centre, ADA in Bengaluru and not losing any aircraft in any major accident in a critical phase of LCA-Tejas program has not only saved the long-delayed program from being axed but it also helped India to build confidence and trust on the machine more over the years . Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

Dr. Sudhir Kumar Mishra, CEO&MD of BrahMos Aerospace, confirmed to local India media outlet that development of Air to Surface variant of the BrahMos-A is currently under development and by end of this year the new variant is likely to be tested out from the Sukhoi-30MKI launch platform.

Indian Air Force (IAF) already successfully test-fired the BrahMos-A (Air) supersonic cruise missile from a Sukhoi Su-30MKI multirole fighter against a sea-based target last year and now efforts are on to develop an Air to Surface which can be used to take out targets based on land. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

DRDO published a brochure of the Uttam AESAR Fire control System which features the first image of UTTAM Aesa Radar undergoing installation process on LCA Tejas LSP-2 which has been deputed to carry out flight trials and integration of India’s indigenous Uttam AESA radar.

LRDE already has built Three Developmental Prototypes of UTTAM Aesa Radar which were intensively used and tested from Rooftop and Helicopters in different modes to evaluate the performance of the Radar in the past. LRDE now has developed Three more Radars which will be used for Integration and flight testing program which is likely to commence soon and will take 2-3 years to complete. Continue reading

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Indian Ambassador to Russia Pankaj Saran, In an interview with Russian media TASS, has confirmed that negotiations with Russia are still going on to build a fifth-generation FGFA (Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft) fighter but refused to confirm or deny Indian media reports, which had reported that India withdrew from the joint project on recommendation of the Indian Air Force .

Saran said nothing is off the table in regards to FGFA Project but didn’t indulge in further information nor confirmed if a deal with Russia will be concluded anytime soon. while speaking on the negotiation for the purchase of the S-400 SAM systems by India said there is no set time frame to conclude the deal but as per latest media reports Indian Government has given the go-ahead to procure Long Range Air Defence Systems for Indian Air Force which likely will attract Sanctions from the United States. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

 

Plans of Ukraine’s State Aircraft Repair Plants to modernize and upgrade MiG-29 airframes using its existing production capacities as not gone down well with Russian aircraft maker MiG corporation which has warned Ukraine that local modernization works will make it an unsafe aircraft and also has warned all Mig-29 operators including India not to deal with Ukrainian firms who are eager to cash on and are also offering low-cost support to its existing users .

Ukrainian defense industries working on the guidelines of its government has made a roadmap to develop a reverse engineered variant of Mig-29 using Ukrainian, European and Western systems which will look like a Soviet-era MiG-29 fighter but internally will be completely different aircraft in next 5-7 years. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

3 French Air Force Dassault Rafale accompanied by a C-135F tanker aircraft, A400M, and A310 Transport Aircraft will be making a stopover in India after it participating in a month-long Exercise Pitch Black biennial warfare exercise hosted by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).

On its return Journey, French aircraft will take off from Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Bases Darwin and Tindal and will first have a stopover in Indonesia followed by Malaysia, Singapore and India and later proceeding to UAE. Continue reading

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Cai Hong 4 also known as CH-4 is a medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE)-class, strike-capable reconnaissance platform that has been developed by the China Academy of Aerospace Aerodynamics (CAAA) and as per latest images leaked on the Internet was reportedly tested from its Airbases in Tibetan plateau close to Indian border with new sensors and payload to detect targets hidden in the mountain terrain .

As per pictures leaked online, CH-4 was transported to the forward air base in the Tibetan plateau and later reassembled by a team of Chinese defense firm officials CASC which manufactures them test its Optoelectronics in night mode in the mountain terrain. Continue reading

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William Thornberry, the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee clearly said in a recent interview that only exemption India can get from Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) federal law on the procurement of weapons from Russia will be for its existing weapons systems in the supply of spares and technical servicing and overhaul from Russia but procurement of S-400 system will lead to violation of the legislation, and will attract possible sanctions on India .

When asked how India’s requirement for Long Ranged Air Defence system will be satisfied to meet its security needs for that Thornberry said that United States Congress already has designated India has major Defence Partner which in that law clearly specifies that Missile Defence System is an area which US and India can work together. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

The Força Aérea Nacional de Angola (FANA – National Air Force of Angola) which took deliveries of 10 Su-30KN earlier this year and Two in the previous year is keen on the purchasing of Six more Su-30K which were formerly operated by the Indian Air Force.

IAF had procured 18 Su-30K (Su-27UB trainers) from Russia as an interim measure to train its crew to fly much more advanced Su-30MKIs. Due to economical reasons, all 18 older Su-30Ks were returned back and not upgraded to MKI Standards which were later replaced by Su-30MKI by Russia in 2006. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

LCA-Tejas Programme is just two flights away from accomplishing 4000 Accident-free test flights in its 17 years long developmental and testing program accomplished with 16 Technology Demonstrator, Prototypes and Limited Series Production aircraft which have been associated with the program from 2001 when first LCA TD-1 made its first flight.

16 Aircraft have helped LCA-Tejas Programme inch closer to the Final Operational Clearance (FOC) which will happen by end of July this year as per media reports. It is also quite an achievement that program never suffered any major accident or any crash. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

On Saturday night, Indian Army’s indigenous Rudra Attack helicopter had a hard landing close to Army helicopter base near Nag Talab, located on Nagaur road due to brownout phenomenon. The helicopter has not suffered much damage in the accident and It is believed that during the course of training at night in dusty conditions suffered in-flight visibility restriction due to dust in the air.

Brownout phenomenon is a situation in which pilot cannot see nearby objects which provide the outside visual references necessary to control the aircraft near the ground. This can cause spatial disorientation and loss of situational awareness leading to an accident. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

The government of India is giving serious thoughts to a Proposal offered by Mazagon Dock which wants to construct three additional Scorpene-class submarines for the Indian Navy after its French designers agreed to make 14 design changes in the three additional Scorpene-class submarines as asked by Indian Navy.

After Data Breach and also do to the advancement of technology, Indian Navy had proposed 14 changes in their Scorpene submarines which were approved by the Naval Group after consultation with their Engineering team and 14 Changes will be carried out on all existing Six Scorpene order under Project-75 tender in near future but also will be incorporated into Three additional Scorpene submarines if ordered by India . Continue reading

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