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SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

Two IAF’s Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jets came close to 12km of the LOC yesterday around 7 pm after some aerial activities were seen across the LOC by Pakistani air force near Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistani Army had resorted to small arms gunfire in the area since 5.30 in the evening which was retaliated at the same intensity by the Indian Army.

Pakistani troops targeted Shahpur and Kerni areas, soon PAF jets were seen near LOC and two IAF jets scrambled closer to LOC to thwart any attempts to ingress into the Indian side of Line of control. Continue reading

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The Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) – Tejas SP-15 (LA-5015 ) completed its maiden flight after taking off from HAL Airport in Bangalore on 22-March-2019 piloted by Gp Capt K K Venugopal (Retd). SP-15 flew for 29 mins and landed back safely.

The LCA Tejas SP-15 is Fifteen Series Production aircraft and also last of the Single seater IOC-II Certified aircraft which after few more regular sorties will join No. 45 Squadron Indian Air Force (Flying Daggers) and complete first squadron strength. Continue reading

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LCA-Tejas LA-5010 (SP-10) and LA-5009 (SP-09) fighter jets both belonging to No. 45 Squadron Indian Air Force (Flying Daggers) have successfully landed in Langkawi, Malaysia after taking off from Kalaikunda Air Force Station from West Bengal, today.

Contrary to earlier reports of IAF sending One Twin-Seater Trainer Variant and one single seater variant, Both SP-09 and SP-10 are Single Seater LCA-Tejas fighter jets but for the first time active Squadron aircraft belonging to Indian Air Force has made a touch down in a foreign country for the first time. Continue reading

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United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) officials approached Indian officials on the sidelines of Aero India 2019 to revive now dead program for development of new 5th generation fighter jets based on Indian requirements developed from their Su-57 platform and were not meet with any positive response from Indian side said industrial sources close to idrw.org.

Russian delegation offered to have talks on the better transfer of technical terms and also brief on the current progress of the program but the offer doesn’t bring anything new to the table to restart talks hence India has not committed anything concrete on the matter as per source. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

India has issued a Navigational Area (IMO) warnings for Paradip in the Bay of Bengal for Experimental Flight Trial to take place from Integrated Test Range (ITR) from 0630-1030 for 18th,19th and 20th of this month for a missile which has a range of less than 300km.

India is likely to test Nirbhay Sub-sonic cruise missile for limited range due to the integration of Manik engine for the first time in the missile system. DRDO’s Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE) has developed Manik small turbofan to power long-range subsonic Nirbay cruise missile or small scale UCAVs which India plans to develop in near future. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

Last month first four CH-47F Chinooks for the IAF were brought to the Mundra Port in Gujarat which was later assembled in Gujarat before being ferried to Chandigarh where they have started flying familiarization sorties and all four helicopters have successfully completed initial sorties as informed to idrw.org and are ready for official induction into air-force.

CH-47F Chinooks are part of No. 126 Helicopter Flight (Featherweights) which is equipped with Mil Mi-26 and based at Chandigarh Air Force Station. Most of the current Chinook pilots are veterans Mil Mi-26 helicopters which have supplemented by new heavy-lift helicopters. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

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The Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) – Tejas SP-1 (LA-5016 ) completed its maiden flight after taking off from HAL Airport in Bangalore on 12-March-2019 piloted by Gp Capt K K Venugopal (Retd). SP-16 flew for 31 mins and landed back safely.

The LCA Tejas SP-16 is Sixteen Series Production aircraft. Last aircraft SP-13 had completed its first flight on 30-January-2019. Next in line is SP-15 which has been assembled at the second assembly line and will complete its first flight by end of this month. SP-16 is the first aircraft to carry Wings supplied by L&T a Private defense company. Continue reading

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According to information provided by DRDO, Three Small Turbo Fan Engine (STFE) which is also known as Manik turbofan engine generating 4.25kN Thrust are under fabrication which is likely to be used to power in the upcoming trials of India’s sub-sonic Nirbhay cruise missile.

DRDO’s GTRE had developed T1, T2, and T3 Prototype engines which begin developmental ground-based testing from 2017 and have achieved over two hours of continues operation at its peak thrust. last year Manik engine also completed High Altitude Cold Climate Starting trials in Leh. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

Alone upgraded Mig-21Bis was on Static display at the recently concluded Aero India 2019 which was visited by millions of the Indians, little than many knew that the same exact Mig-21Bis will make History just a few days later when it shot downed first F-16 over Line of control before it was to shot downed in the massive dogfight which took place that day.

Interesting information is that the Mig-21Bis was flown by none other than Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman belonging to the No.51 Squadron “Sword Arms” to the Aero India 2019 first then later it was posted to Srinagar airbase after the conclusion of the event in Bangalore. Continue reading

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While Pakistani Military still denies that it has lost an F-16B Twin-seat Variant to an older generation Indian Mig-21Bis fighter jet in yesterdays dogfight over LOC, Senior ranking IAF Officer Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar in his tweet has named that the pilot killed in F-16B crash was Wing Commander Shahzaz Ud Din of No 19 Squadron which belongs to PAF’s F-16 Squadron.

Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor Spokesperson Pakistan Armed Forces yesterday had claimed that two Indian jets were shot down by PAF and three Indian Pilots were captured, a local eye witness from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) also claimed he saw three pilots ejecting from two jets, by end of the day, Ghafoor backtracked and said only one pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan was in their custody. Pakistani PM Imran Khan in his televised speech also claimed Two Migs were shot down and Indian Pilots were in their custody. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

Indian Air Force officials today presented parts of AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (Amraam) that were recovered near J&K’s Rajouri after the aerial engagement between the two air forces. Interestingly yesterday Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor Spokesperson Pakistan Armed Forces had denied that F-16s were part of the operations and even denied claims that one was shot down.

AIM-120 C-5 which was supplied under Contract no FA8675-05-C-0070 IN 2006 has matched official US Government contract documents as seen below. Continue reading

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HAL developed Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) after clearing major High altitude cold weather trials recently is now inching closer to Initial Operational Clearance (IOC) which company has predicted will be achieved later this year by September as per information provided to idrw.org. LUH already has cleared cold and Hot weather trials also but few more performance trials are still pending which company plans to achieve soon.

HAL is now preparing to carry out Sea trails of LUH which once completed will grant it IOC certification which will be a major milestone which was achieved within three years of the first flight of the first LUH Prototype. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

India’s leading tyre maker MRF has confirmed at the ongoing Aero India 2019 that the company has developed wheel tyres for LCA-Tejas and Naval Mig-29K Carrier based fighter jets as per configuration provided to them and soon it will be ready to supply the first consignment once cleared for the production.

A company official at Aero India 2019 confirmed that the entire fleet of SU 30 MKI are on MRF supplied nose and main wheel tyres and wheel tyres specifically designed for LCA-Tejas will be ready for trials soon. wheel tyres developed for Mig-29K on request from Indian Navy already has gone to demonstrations and trials and MRF is expecting order confirmation from the Indian Navy soon. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) will be holding several demonstrations for Military attachments of foreign embassies in India at the upcoming Aero India 2019 who have previously shown interested in procurement of the attack helicopters after program recently achieved a major milestone last month when LCH was cleared of all weapon trials.

LCH TD-4 which is near production variant of the LCH will be holding flying demonstrations for potential customers after Ministry of Defence (MOD) cleared HAL developed LCH for export. HAL will be soon be awarded a contract for 15 Limited Serial Production (LSP) of LCH at Aero India 2019 and HAL already have started work on first 7 LSPs of LCH. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

DRDO will be showcasing scaled models of Medium Weight Fighter (Tejas Mk-2) and AMCA 5th generation fighter aircraft at its pavilion at the upcoming Aero India 2019 in Bangalore. MWF which is based on predecessor Tejas Mk1 design and will be showcased for the first time after it was upgraded from its initial concept to be now classified as a Medium-Class fighter jet.

HAL recently issued RFI for the supply of Assembly jigs for the development of MWF which for the first time also confirmed major design changes and the introduction of Canards in the aircraft, but details of wing and tail dimensions along with other design changes still remained a mystery, but with showcasing of scaled model it is expected will clear final design of the aircraft. Continue reading

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