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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

According to data provided by Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) which has designed and developed LCA-Tejas fighter aircraft, In 2018 LCA-Tejas Program successfully completed 624 developmental flights in the year which is the highest number of sorties carried out in the program since the inception of the test flight program from 2001. Previous best was in 2013 when 503 developmental test flights had taken place in anticipation towards Initial Operational Clearance (IOC).

2018 was no different, most of the developmental test flights were done so that the LCA-Tejas Program gets closer to the Final Operational Clearance (FOC) standard which will clear development of FOC Standard LCA-Tejas aircraft which will start from October later this year by HAL. 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 0430-0630 and 0830-1030 UTC for 17th of this month for a missile which has a range of less than 200km.

Solid-fuel road-mobile tactical ballistic missile Prahaar (“Strike”) was tested 2018 which has a range of 150km. Prahaar Project after its first trial in 2011 was revived after 7 years to build a Tactical missile system which can provide offensive firepower to the Indian Army against Chinese forces. Continue reading

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Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) is looking to procure 30 lightweight multi-role fighter to complement its fleet of F/A-18D and Su-30MKM, respectively and has sought bids for the same from International vendors who have shown interest are Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) with FA-50 Golden Eagle, Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) with JF-17 ,United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) with Mig-35 and now India too has been invited for the bids and have been urged to Send LCA-Tejas aircraft for Evaluation.

Saab could also position the JAS-39C/D Gripen as per local Malaysian reports ,this if for the first time India has told to submit their bid and also send the aircraft for the local trials in Malaysia which could open first export opportunity for the indigenous fighter jet program which already has been cleared for export by Indian defense ministry . Continue reading

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In 2012, India and Russia agreed to Jointly develop Multirole Transport Aircraft (MTA) which Russians Call Il-214 but in 2016, India decided to withdraw from the program after serious difference cropped up due to technical specification of the Transporter forcing IAF to advise its government to back off the program.

MTA/Il-214 was supposed to replace aging An-32 light military transport aircraft which India had procured from soviet Unions in the early ’80s. IAF operates over 100 of them across the breadth of the country and is known as a workhorse of the Indian Air Force which is regularly used to access Strategically placed Airbases in Northeast and other regions for the supply of materials, equipment and for deployment of Troops.

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DRDO recently postponed the missile’s maiden test launch due to Cyclone Phethai but region continues to face Inclement weather due to which developmental trials of India’s Pralay Tactical Short Range Ballistic Missile (SRBM) has been hold up and has forced DRDO Scientists to wait for weather gods to present them a launch window.

Pralay, is a tactical Short Range Ballistic Missile (SRBM) developed by India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) under a classified project to meet Indian Army’s firepower requirement in its eastern border with China where PLA also has deployed tactical missile system of similar class towards India.

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As per industrial sources close to idrw.org, Ministry of Defence is likely to place follow-on orders for more Seven Chinook heavy-lift choppers American aviation giant Boeing and the US government soon to avail price validity of previous deal for 15 Chinook choppers signed earlier in 2015.

A contract for the purchase of CH-47F(I) Chinook heavy-lift helicopters from Boeing had a clause where India can place orders for seven extra Chinooks for the same price, but this clause is time bound and already previous contract has gone through 10 price validity extensions and it will be difficult for Boeing and US government to offer additional helicopters at same price if India is unable to place orders in time. Continue reading

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India has issued a Navigational Area (IMO) warnings on the Bay Of Bengal And North East Indian Ocean for Experimental Flight Trial to take place from Integrated Test Range (ITR) from 0230-630 UTC. As per coordinates provided, the area is around 350 kilometers in length.

Speculation is that India will be carrying out an Experimental trial of its Chinese centric Pralay Tactical Missile system which has been in development for last few years. Continue reading

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The indigenously development Airborne Early Warning and Control System aircraft (AEW&C) “Netra” is participating in its first ever International exercise in ongoing Ex CopeIndia 2018 with the visiting United States Air Force crew.

Group Captain Pradeep Batra who is the commanding officer of the AEW&C Squadron speaking to the media said that ” AEW&C is indigenously developed and recently inducted into IAF and also added that AEW&C since its induction has participated in various air exercise and this was the first time aircraft participated in an International exercise. Continue reading

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Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) designed and developed Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) will be heading for high altitude trials from next month onward as per the latest media reports. High altitude trials will also include cold weather trials to be carried out in Leh and also critical flight trials like hover performance and low-speed handling characteristics of the helicopter under extreme weather conditions at different altitudes.

Earlier in Mid of this year, LUH carried out hot weather tests where the Chopper was parked on the tarmac, exposed it to the Sun to monitor its high-tech computers on board, has its own cooling system. Continue reading

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The Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) – Tejas SP-12 (LA-5012 ) completed its maiden flight after taking off  from HAL Airport in Bangalore on 28-November-2018 piloted by Gp Capt K K Venugopal (Retd). SP-12 flew for 34 mins and landed back safely.

The LCA Tejas SP-12 is Twelfth  Series Production aircraft . Last aircraft SP-11 had completed its first flight on 10 October 2018 Successfully. Continue reading

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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

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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

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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