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In a strong message to the import lobby and in a massive show of confidence in the indigenous HTT-40 basic trainer aircraft program developed by the State-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria is set to fly in HTT-40 prototype aircraft later this month while the final dates are yet to be worked out but a tentative date worked out will be 14th of this month.

HTT-40 (Basic trainer aircraft) already successfully demonstrated critical six-turn spin test capability recently and is going to seek IOC (Initial Operation Clearance) by end of this year as IAF chief committed to placing orders for 70 HTT-40 BTA to train its upcoming fighter pilots in coming months. Continue reading

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After South Korean firm walked out of Rs 32,000-crore ‘Make in India’ deal for the manufacturing of dozen mine-hunting warships at the state-owned Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) in Vasco-Goa, the Russian Defense Ministry have offered India its Project 12700 Alexandrit-class coastal-type minesweepers at the ongoing visit of the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to Moscow.

Project 12700 mine countermeasures vessels (minesweepers) have their hull made of glass-fiber reinforced plastic. Russian minesweepers designed by Almaz as its advantage, this solution provides for the ship’s higher strength compared to the steel hull. The fiberglass hull considerably decreases the weight and extends the life cycle. The warships can fight mines with various flails, tele-guided, and autonomous unmanned underwater craft. Continue reading

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Twice short-listed and twice rejected over cost concerns, Airbus has started fresh push for a deal for Six Airbus A330 MRTT aerial refueller with India after the tender was refloated again for the third time earlier this year but this time Airbus is likely to get some serious competition from its arch-rival in the commercial passenger jet business which was absent in the previous two tenders but is likely to make entry of the first time this year.

Boeing is pitching India with its Boeing KC-46 Pegasus military aerial refueling and strategic military transport aircraft developed by Boeing from its 767 jet airliner. Boeing previously offered India its KC-46 Pegasus aerial refueller under the U.S. Department of Defense’s Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program which facilitates sales of U.S. arms, defense equipment, defense services, and military training to foreign governments but that was not accepted by India. Continue reading

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Ingeniously developed ‘On-board oxygen generating system’ (OBOGS) by DEBEL, an organ of DRDO has completed laboratory development of the crucial ‘integrated life support system’ (ILSS) system after it carried out trials in High Altitude Decompression Chamber which simulates altitudes with test pilot of Tejas as the subject from 15 August 2019 to 6 September 2019 successfully. The performance of the system has been found at par with a conventional oxygen system in use.

The flight trials of the system will be carried out on Tejas PV-3 aircraft by the middle of next year. Use of OBOGS technology eliminates the logistic tail associated with the liquid oxygen system, improves safety, reduces the aircraft turnaround time, extends mission duration and significantly lowers operational cost. Continue reading

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The Indian Air Force (IAF) has decided recently not to go with “re-engining” of its 80 aging Jaguar fighter fleet after US firm quoted an unacceptable $2.5-3 billion for taking full responsibility for installing its new F-125IN engines in 80 Jaguars, But Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) actually might be working on an alternative engine which will be able to power IAF’s Jaguar fighter fleet if its plans to develop an advanced version of the HTFE-25 (Hindustan Turbo Fan Engine) materializes soon.

In March this year, HAL has taken up the design and development of ‘Afterburner Technology’ for the HTFE-25 aero engine. The afterburner module was mounted on the PTAE engine followed by a successful demonstration of the basic afterburner technology using a fixed area propelling nozzle for the HTFE-25 engine was also carried out. Continue reading

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IAF Chief Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria speaking to the media has confirmed that the Indian Air Force (IAF) will procure 70 HTT-40 Basic trainer aircraft from State-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) soon after it successfully demonstrated critical six-turn spin test capability recently.

HAL has confirmed that So far that all the Preliminary Services Qualitative Requirements (PSQR) test points have been met successfully and with the successful spin tests, the last metric has been completed. HAL officials have said that if all goes right then it will get IOC (Initial operational clearance) by end of 2019. Continue reading

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India has showcased a range of weapons for export in the Arab world including that of artillery guns, explosives, air bombs, and parachutes at the ongoing Bahrain International Defence Exhibition and Conference (BIDEC) 2019.

Bharat Dynamics Ltd which has put up a stall at BIDEC and is displaying weapons manufactured by them which are Counter Measure Dispenser System (CMDS), Varunastra heavyweight torpedo, Shyena Advanced Light Torpedo (TAL), Konkurs-M 2ND Gen ATGM, Milan 2T anti-tank guided missiles, Akash medium-range mobile surface-to-air missile defense system and DRDO has displayed its RUSTOM II UAV and Arjun tank models. Continue reading

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DRDO and TATA Motor developed Wheeled Armour Platform (WhAP) is India’s First Infantry Combat Vehicle designed for optimized survivability, all-terrain performance and increased lethality have been cleared by the Ministry of Defense in India suggesting that the combat vehicle is nearing its production soon.

WhAP8x8 comes in various variants such as Armoured Fighting vehicles, CBRN vehicle, Recce & Support vehicle, Medical Evacuation vehicle, Engineer Squad vehicle, Mortar Carrier, Commander’s vehicle and Anti-Tank Guided Missile vehicle. Continue reading

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IAF Chief Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria speaking to the media has expressed this complete satisfaction on the various indigenously designed radar system in the country and congratulated DRDO for achieving near 100% indigenization in this field so much so that IAF will not be requiring to procure any kind of Radar system from a foreign country in near future.

IAF praised both Low-Level Transportable Radar (LLTR) ‘Ashwini’ and Medium Power Radar (MPR) ‘Arudhra’ specially designed for Indian Air Force which has been successfully inducted by IAF and has been stationed at forward areas in the border with India and China. Continue reading

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A notice to airmen (NOTAM) has been issued by India on its east coast for the period from 23 to 25th of this month for an “Experimental flight trial” of a long-range submarine-launched ballistic missile in the region.

Speculation is ripe that K-4 SLBM is likely to be tested onboard India’s first nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine INS Arihant (SSBN 80) after previous K-4 SLBM trials in 2017 reportedly was not able to get desired results. K-4 SLBM has been successfully test-fired numerous times from underwater launch pontoon in the past and also saw successful first trial in 2016 with dummy payload but in the second trial from the INS Arihant in 2017 there were some issues with the electronics of the missile system. Continue reading

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India’s “Act East” policy and South Korea’s “New Southern Policy” is giving both countries fresh impetus to strengthen their defence and security ties, as more weapons are being cleared by South Korea for India after last year, the Indian Army inducted the K9 Vajra 155mm self-propelled howitzers, which are being built by L&T with support from Hanwha Techwin of South Korea.

Here is a list of weapons which South Korea has reportedly has offered it to India Continue reading

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The Advanced Short Range (ASRAAM) Air-to-Air Missile integrated on IAF’s SEPECAT Jaguar attack aircraft locally at the HAL facility is ready for the first test firing of the missile soon. as seen in the above picture, Jaguar’s have Overwing pylons for quick missile separation. Jaguar strike fighters are low-flying aircraft and the threat is projected to come from higher altitudes, so two missiles are carried on the Jaguar’s over wing stations. ASRAAM will be replacing older R.550 Magic Close Combat Missile (CCM) for self-defence.

The 2.9 meter-long, 88 kg missile has a range of over 25km and near 50km which borderlines Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile range. IAF will equip ASRAAM only on its DARIN III upgraded Jaguar strike fighters which will continue to serve till 2034. Continue reading

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Indian Army has confirmed that it has been handed over a new batch of indigenously built Dhanush artillery guns by the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) recently and the first Dhanush Artillery Regiment is finally started to take shape and by end of this year, Army will get all 18 guns which will form the first Regiment.

First Five guns from the total order for 114 were handed over by the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) to the army’s Central Ordnance Depot in Jabalpur on March 26 and more guns were also handed over to Army lately. The army will induct a Dhanush regiment, consisting of 18 guns by end of this year. Continue reading

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On its 87th Anniversary of the Indian Air Force Day flypast, IAF showcased Three Mirage-2000 flying in a formation belonging to the No. 9 Squadron (Wolfpack) which participated in Balakot airstrike along with 2 Su-30MKI fighter aircraft belong to the No. 15 Squadron with call sign” Avenger 1 ” and ” Avenger 2 ” which are same two Su-30s which were performing combat air patrol (CAP) missions when 24 aircraft fleet of Pakistani air force tried to enter Indian side of the Kashmir to attack Indian military installations.

The Pakistani air force had claimed that it brought an IAF Su-30 “Avenger 1” Inside Indian side of the Kashmir which was strongly refuted multiple times by IAF but it continued with its lies and went head and awarded Squadron leader Hasan Mahmood Siddiqui of PAF F-16 Squadron with Tamgha-i-Jurat which is fourth highest military award of Pakistan for a Su-30 kill he had claimed. Continue reading

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Air Marshal SBP Sinha (retd), who headed Rafale negotiations from Indian side said, recently made an interesting revelation while speaking to a Defence Journal that the upcoming improved version of the Astra Mark 2 missile is already in development and will have a head-on range of more than 110+ km and also will have ejector launch method which was not seen in Astra Mark 1 program.

Astra Mark 1 uses the rail launched method when launched from mother aircraft towards its target. In the ejector launch method, the weapons system is physically ejected away from the aircraft, ensuring that it is clear of the aerodynamic flow around the aircraft before motor ignition. Continue reading