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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 .

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

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

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

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

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

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

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

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

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

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

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa Thursday said the long-delayed BrahMos-A trials from a modified IAF Su-30 MKIs will be carried out in the month of November. Air-launched BrahMos A will be fired in the Bay of Bengal towards a decommissioned ship as a target for the missile.

Two specially modified IAF Su-30 MKIs have already cleared Captive and Drop trials and data collected from this trials including from simulation trials have been positive and encouraging for the all the agencies involved in the Project. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

DRDO Scientist Dr. S Guruprasad while speaking at DEFTECH2017 organized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has listed development of Next Generation Pinaka Mark-III heavy Rocket Launcher as one of the futuristic projects initiated by DRDO.

Mark-III variant will have a range of 120kms and can carry 250kg payload which is likely to make its debut by 2020. Next Generation Pinaka will be replacing Russian Supplied SMERCH Multi-Barrel Rocket Launcher (MBRL) which has a range of 90kms. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman on her visit to Submarine Tech Exhibition held at DRDO Bhawan last month was seen being briefed by L&T officials on Larsen & Toubro developed Mini-Submarine Concept to be used by Indian Navy’s Marine Commandos or MARCOS while DRDO chief S Christopher was also seen closely observing the interaction.

Mini-Submarine has seen in the picture is a miniature submarine equipped with a swimmer delivery vehicles (SDV) to be used by special Marine Commandos drivers for insertion of commandos behind the enemy line. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

Kindly Zoom to see 155/39 Badge on the Gun system on left 

India’s foremost Defence Analyst Maj Gen Gagandeep Bakshi (Retd) put up, few pictures on his social media accounts after his recent visit to Kalyani Strategic Systems Ltd (KSSL) facility in Pune. In one of the pictures put up, showed KSSL developed Ultra Light Long Range 155mm 39 caliber towed Howitzer gun for the first time. Ultra Light Long Range Howitzer is similar to M777 Ultra-Light Howitzers (ULHs) produced by the US-based BAE Systems which was recently procured by India.

Ultra Light Long Range Howitzer has been under development for last few years now and above picture is the first picture of the new 155mm 39 caliber gun which KSSL developed, in collaboration with USA based Mandus Group. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa speaking at Indian Air Force’s annual press conference refused to confirm or deny on recent media speculation that Air Marshal S Varthman committee panel which was set up by Ministry of Defence has sent a positive report and has asked government to go ahead and sign a contract for jointly developing the much-delayed fifth-generation fighter aircraft with Russia .

Dhanoa also confirmed that Indian Air Force has sent its own report to the Ministry of Defence but again refused to say what recommendation was made by the air force and said that content of the report is classified. Continue reading

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