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SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

LCA-Tejas LSP-7 (KH-2017) seen firing Derby BVR 

LCA-Tejas LSP-7 (KH-2017) successfully fired an Israeli supplied Derby Beyond Visual Range Air-Air Missile (BVRAAM) today off the western coast of India after taking off from the Naval Base ” INS Hansa ” Situated at Dabolim in Goa .

With this Successful trial of Derby BVRAAM, LCA-Tejas has completed one of the key Milestone required before it is granted Final Operational Clearance (FOC) by end of June this year. Continue reading

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ADA Director Dr. Girish Deodhare while speaking to media has confirmed that the Final Operational Clearance (FOC) for the Tejas Mk 1 will happen by July 2018 and Agency is gearing up to conduct Air-to-Air Refuelling (AAR) trials of Tejas by end of April.

Deodhare confirmed Ground Trials of the AAR probe has been completed along with all possible simulated ground tests have been successfully completed for which ADA is planning to intensify sortie rates of Tejas Mk-1 aircraft and plans to touch 60 sorties per month so that FOC Certification happens on the schedule this time. Continue reading

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Kalyani Strategic Systems Ltd (KSSL) has displayed it indigenously developed Ultra Light Long Range 155mm 39 caliber towed Howitzer gun for the first time at the ongoing DefeExpo 2018.

Officials at Kalyani Strategic Stall also confirmed that they have developed three variants of 155mm 39 caliber gun based on Soft recoil technology. The first variant developed is 155/39 ULH developed with Titanium and Aluminium based alloys weighting less than 4800kgs. Continue reading

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Baba Kalyani, Chairman of Kalyani Group has confirmed at ongoing DefeExpo 2018 that next prototype of Ingenuously developed 155 mm/52 calibers Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) will be lighter.

Presently at the Prototype stage, ATAGS weighs in at 17-18 tonnes, while comparable guns worldwide weigh 14-15 tonnes but ATAGS offers longer range than its contemporaries due to six round magazine instead of a standard three-round magazine due to which the gun weighs slightly more than normal due to the larger chamber. Continue reading

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DRDO chief Dr. S Christopher has confirmed that Next Generation Technology Demonstrator (NGTD) based on Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) will be powered Initially by American supplied GE F414-INS6 turbofan engines generating 98kN Thrust.

But he refused to confirm if India will seek an indigenous engine solution to power production variant of the AMCA in near future. DRDO chief for time being didn’t rule out the development of Super Kaveri Engine to power AMCA but India is also open to considering all the engines which are on offer to India before making a decision. Continue reading

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After showcasing a Dhanush based 155mm/52-caliber Mounted Gun System at the ongoing DefeExpo 2018, OFB officials have confirmed that there are also developing a Mounted Gun System based on 155mm/45-caliber which too will be offered to Indian Army for trails.

155mm/52-caliber MGS already has cleared Internal trails and according to OFB officials will be sent to Army trials soon. Dhanush based 155mm/52-caliber Mounted Gun System mounted on Tatra Truck can also be mounted on 6×6 or 8 x 8 Super Stallion chassis from Ashok Leyland if asked by customer said the same officials. Continue reading

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Headquartered in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, Caracal International LLC is showcasing in ongoing Defexpo 2018, its CAR 817AR 7.62 NATO / .308Win center-fire, gas operated, rotating bolt system assault rifle which will be offered to Indian Army for trials soon said company official.

CAR 817AR which weighs less than 4kgs and has an effective range of 800 meters is first assault rifle being offered to India from an Arab Country. Continue reading

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To Enhance offensive firepower immensely of Indian Army against China, DRDO in 2015 was tasked to develop a new mobile short-range ballistic missile dubbed ” Pralay ” which has the ability to carry several different conventional warheads.

At the Ongoing DefeXpo 2018, Some more information on the Pralay Short Surface to Surface Missile has been revealed by the agencies involved in the development of the missile system. Pralay SSM will have a range of 350km which can carry a payload of 1000kgs. Pralay with a light payload of 500kg will be able to hit a target as far as 400km. Continue reading

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Larsen & Toubro Limited, formally confirmed that first batch of 10 K9 VAJRA-T 155 mm, 52 calibre Tracked Self Propelled (SP) gun is set to be delivered to Indian Army Soon as per schedule. Engineering Giant Larsen and Toubro developed K9 VAJRA-T jointly with South Korean defense major Hanwha Techwin (HTW) which was based on their K9 Thunder.

The first batch of 10 K9 VAJRA-T guns was directly brought from South Korea and then locally assembled in greenfield manufacturing line at Hazira, Gujarat of L&T and later remaining 90 guns will be manufactured at the same facility and full order will be completed within next 3 years. Continue reading

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Trailer of Alia Bhatt’s latest movie, ” Raazi ” recently hit made headlines after few hours of the trailer being released ,since it was confirmed it was based on true spy thriller based on the life of a young Kashmiri girl who gets married to a Senior Ranked Pakistani soldier for love and for the love of her country just before 1971 war broke off .

” Raazi ” is largely based on real-life story authored by Harinder Sikka Spy thriller Novel called ” Calling Sehmat”. Continue reading

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The Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) based on Indian Army’s current requirements have developed a Prototype Truck-Mounted Howitzer fitted with a 155 mm/52 Dhanush howitzer which is currently going through Internal trials before it can be offered to Indian Army for Trials.

Ordinance Factory Board at Defexpo 2016 had displayed extended 52 Cal gun, which can hit targets over 40 km and also had confirmed that it had completed Internal trials of the new gun and had offered it to Indian Army for User trials. Indian Army presently is carrying out user trials of 45 Caliber Dhanush for which likely order of 400 guns will be placed soon. Continue reading

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Indian Air Force has again issued Requested for Information (RFI) for procurement of 110 fighter aircraft. According to RFI which idrw.org has gone through, IAF indents to procure 82 Single Seater and 28 Twin sear aircraft and the selected vendor has to supply 16 aircraft in flyaway conditions.

Remaining 94 aircraft have to be made in India by a Strategic partner of an Indian origin. According to RFI, Aircraft should be all Whether Multi-role and Multi-mission capabilities. Continue reading

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Indigenous artillery gun Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) developed by DRDO with Kalyani Group and Tata Power Strategic will be showcased also along with Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) developed Dhanush artillery gun for the first time together at upcoming Defexpo 2018 to be held be held in Chennai from April 11 to 14.

ATAGS and Dhanush Artillery gun for the first time will also be part of the live demonstration for the all the visiting foreign dignitaries and their military attaches and personals with indent to generate export potentials of the weapons systems from friendly countries. Continue reading

SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

Chandraker Bharti, Joint Secretary (Aerospace) while speaking to the media said that Final Operational Clearance (FOC) of Tejas MK-1 will be completed this year and also confirmed that many countries are interested in the purchase of the aircraft but refused to disclose the names.

According to recent media reports, Demonstration of the Mid-Air Refueling Capacity is only major requirement left before Tejas MK-1 will be granted FOC and plans are in place to start trials after June this year. Continue reading

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The Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) – Tejas SP-9 (LA-5009) completed its maiden flight after taking off at 10.33hrs from HAL Airport in Bengaluru on 24 March 2018 piloted by Air.Cmdr KA Muthanna (Retd). SP-9 flew for 21 mins and landed back at 10.54hrs.

The LCA Tejas SP-9 is Ninth Series Production aircraft and Second Brand New LCA-Tejas to fly within a span of 11 days. SP-08 had completed its first flight on 13 of this Month Successfully. Continue reading