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The Gun Carriage Factory recently handed over 5 of the 114 guns that the Army had ordered and Indian Army is already transporting them to Line of Control (LOC) to beef up Army capabilities at the border with the Pakistan. The Army will induct one complete Dhanush regiment, with 18 guns, by the end of this year and 155mm x 45mm artillery guns like Dhanush are increasingly required to supplement firepower provided by Bofors guns to retaliate against shelling by the Pakistan Army along the LoC in the current round of confrontation.

Dhanush has a hitting range of 11 km more than the original Bofors gun and is equipped with an inertial navigation-based sighting system, auto-laying facility, onboard ballistic computation and an advanced day and night direct firing system. Dhanush Weights less than 13 tonnes, with has a high ground clearance of 400 mm, ‘Dhanush’ is the “most maneuverable artillery system” and can be easily deployed in mountainous terrain. Continue reading

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After spending nearly 15 days in Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace Exhibition in Malaysia, Two Tejas fighter jet along with IAF contingent will be heading back to India with fuel stops in Myanmar and then back to Kolkata said official twitter handle of Indian Airforce.

IAF’s IL-76 and C-130J aircraft landed at Langkawi, Malaysia yesterday to ferry back, ground crew and a team of HAL engineers who were part of the IAF contingent at LIMA 2019. Tejas fighter jet was part of the static display as well as performed daily sorties at the Airshow & captivated the audience with a scintillating performance. Continue reading

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The Netra airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft flying well within inside Indian Airspace was the operational brain that guided Indian Air Force’s 12 Mirage 2000-5 fighter jet which was used to bomb multiple camps operated by the terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed in Balakot and in other areas. Operational success and continues use of Netra AEW&C for providing surveillance and radar coverage in the area has improved image of the aircraft among Top brass of IAF who always favored bigger AWACS platform with longer radar coverage and platform range that DRDO is now planning to offer upgraded Netra AEW&C Radar package on new platform to IAF.

While DRDO is working on Bigger ” AWACS INDIA ” program which will use a bigger platform like Airbus A-330 wide-body jets, DRDO has approached IAF and has offered upgraded Netra AEW&C Radar package which can be mounted on an Airbus C295 tactical air-lifter which now will be manufactured by Airbus-Tata locally in India soon. Continue reading

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Hindustan Aeronautics Limited chairman R Madhavan recently said that HAL and IAF are close to sealing a final agreement on production of 83 upgraded Tejas Mk1A fighter jet and anticipating fresh order in near future, HAL is now augmenting its production capacity which can be rampped up to 24 jets per annum once Mk1A fighter jet goes into production.

Production capacity for the Tejas will be doubled from eight a year to 16 from next year onward when a second production line at the Aircraft Division (Bangalore Complex) will be ready but due to delays in placing of orders for Mk1A fighter jet yet, first flight is now been planned only in 2021-22 but to compensate for loss of time, HAL plans to use its underutilized Nashik facility to further argument its production capacity. Continue reading

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Speaking at a media briefing at the 2019 LIMA exhibition in Langkawi, Russian officials have confirmed that the Russian Government is set to clear export of the Sukhoi Su-57 PAK FA fifth-generation fighter aircraft to many prospective customers like India and to countries in the middle east and Asia.

Su-57E (Export) could be officially unveiled at the Dubai Air Show in November 2019 and middle eastern countries seem to be the prime focus of Russian officials but India and China are other two long term allies of Russia who will be offered the aircraft. Russia already has closed a deal for 24 Su-35 with China and Su-35 is also offered under India’s tender for 114 fighter jets and Russians officials believe both countries will gradually warm up to Su-57E in near future. Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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