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SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) which recently conducted first test-firings of Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM) system has started process to start fully assembled development trials of the weapons system from mid of next year and Indian Army also has chipped in to assist DRDO in the developmental trials of MPATGM.

Indian Army role in trials of the indigenous weapons system usually kicks in when the system has completed Developmental trials from the Developer and Army conducts User trials of the weapon system, once cleared, System then moves to Production. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

Kalyani Group developed Bharat 52 155 mm/52 caliber towed guns which have been regularly exhibited at defense exhibition across India of late and which has been attracting the attention of the several African countries might soon get export clearance. Kalyani Group might approach the Government of India to grant its Internally developed 155 mm/52 calibers towed gun export permission so that it can be available for evaluations for prospective customers.

Kalyani Group, which has partly developed DRDO designed ATAGS 155 mm/52 towed gun in India had acquired dysfunctional Canadian defense firm which had developed GC-45 howitzer upon which the variant called Bharat 52 was developed to be offered as the low cost, local alternative to the Indian Army which for over 30 years had failed to induct any new 155 mm/52 towed guns due to Bofors scam of Rajiv Gandhi government in the 80’s. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

Vice Admiral K B Singh laid the keel of the 1st vessel of Advanced Stealth Frigates P-17A (Yard 3022) to be built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd, Kolkata  yesterday in the presence of senior officials of GRSE and Indian Navy. Contract for P 17A Stealth Frigates was concluded with MDL Mumbai for 4 ships &  GRSE for 03 ships in Feb 15. These ships are state of the art Guided Missile Frigates being built using the latest Integrated Construction Methodology to reduce ship construction time.

As part of Technology upgradation, Fincantieri, Italy has been appointed as consultant for Technology Upgrade and Capability Enhancement. The first ship is expected to be delivered in 2023. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) has started design development work on Saras Mk2 which will be 19-seater aircraft which will compete with Dornier Do 228 which are locally developed by HAL for Civilian and Military purposes.

According to NAL, Final design for the improvised version of the Saras Mk2 19-pax version will be finalized by next year and certified initially for military and subsequently for civil version. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) recently has been awarded a contract worth USD550 million to supply its Sky Capture air-defence command-and-control (C2) system to the army of an Asian country which Israeli media hints will be India.

IAI describes Sky Capture as an anti-aircraft C2 system that transforms the customer’s legacy air-defense systems into highly accurate and effective systems with advanced command and control capabilities. According to IAI, Sky Capture fuses information from multiple sensors, including advanced fire-control and detection radars, as well as electro-optical (EO) sensors made by IAI and ELTA Systems to provide accurate target data for the interceptors. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

According to Industrial sources close to idrw.org, The 11 Base Repair Depot (BRD) in a landmark event to be held today at Ojhar, 11 BRD will Hand Over First Su-30MKI overhauled by them to the operational Squadron of the Indian Air force in presence of key dignitaries. 11 Base Repair Depot which was established in 1974 is only Indian Air Force facility which can carry out repairs and overhaul (RHO) of front-line fighters like Mig-29 and Su-30MKI.

Su-30MKI fighters which have completed 1500 hours of flying or 14 years, whichever comes first need to go through complete disassembly of the aircraft till the last screw and then each component and sub-systems are re-checked for stress fractures or wear out due to aging and replaced if required and then the aircraft is re-assembled after several rounds of checks and after issue of quality certification aircrafts are flight tested several times before they are handed back to the Squadron from where it has come. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

In a rare reaction to media reports, Defence Ministry has issued clarifications and has said that reports of India being forced to procure American F-16s to get a CAATSA sanction waiver from the United States of America are completely incorrect.

Recent media reports had said that Washington has been pressuring India to procure 114 units of F-16 which New Delhi has been reluctant to procure due to over 30 years service of the same aircraft with arch-rival Pakistan and the same aircraft failed to clear technical trials of previous MMRCA tender raising doubts about aircraft capabilities. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

Indian state-owned aerospace and defence company Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has handed over the 200th HAL made Su-30 MKI fighter jet to the Indian air force recently. Su-30 MK-I with serial number SB250 takes Indian Air Force’s Su-30 fleet to 242 fighter jets which are in active service.

HAL still has 22 more to deliver which will be completed by March 2020 as per industry sources close to idrw.org. since its induction in air force from 2001, India has lost 8 Su-30 MK-I in various accidents over the years including one this year which crashed while carrying out pre-delivery trials before it was about to be handed over to Indian Air Force. Continue reading