” Security ” Special Aero India 2017 Edition 

Latest Special Aero India 2017 Issue of Security Magazine is Available for free Viewing



Indian Air Force chief Arup Raha Speaking to media asked State-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to deliver as promised on LCA-Tejas Mk1-A on time and as per agreed Quality standards.

HAL recently was able to convince IAF to be on-board and order 120 of more Agile and modern Aesa and EW equipped Tejas MK-1 aircrafts now dubbed as Mk1-A which will be lighter and have better serviceability than current MK-1 aircrafts. Continue reading


INS Kalvari first of the French Scorpene Class diesel-electric attack submarines developed under licence at the Mazagon Dock Ltd (MDL) in India under Project-75 has begun a rigorous first phase of sea trials.

Kalvari last month completed set of Dry Dock trials successfully after it was first floated out of her building dock earlier this year by Defence minister Manohar Parrikar. Continue reading


Development of Kaveri engine for LCA Tejas fighter jet was officially discontinued last year bringing an end to nearly 3 decades old program to develop Aero engine to power India’s LCA aircrafts.

While Kaveri program is now officially dead, but Revival of follow-up program has been gaining stream in last few months said informed sources close to Continue reading


Racing against time and against its own track record State-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is confident that first flight of Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) will be held in December and LUH will clear IOC Certification by end of 2016 .

Sources close to have confirmed us that LUH Program is on schedule and recently successfully completed its first rounds of Ground runs and Integration of Avionics and other key systems are already in place on the first bird. Continue reading


Media reports Indicate that Indian Air Force has finally accepted to place orders for MK-1A aircrafts proposed by state-owned Company HAL. Tejas Mark 1-A basically is a optimised Tejas MK-1 aircraft which will fit in between MK-1 and MK-2 LCA Tejas Variants.

MK-1A, as reported earlier by, will be equipped with Modern AESA radar along with electronic warfare (EW) systems and will also be 1000 kg lighter than its 6500-kg predecessor ( MK-1). Continue reading


India’s effort to build its first 5th generation fighter Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) is all set to go official later this year. Ministry of Defense (MOD) in coming months will sanction funds for Phase-1 of the development of AMCA to start.

M-MRCA debacle and current negotiation for only two squadrons of Rafale fighter jet with France means Indian air forces declining combat strength will also fast track due to lack of intakes of newer aircrafts. Continue reading

SOURCE: Arghya Patnaik  / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

India’s former Prime Minister Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee had once said, “You can choose friends, but you cannot choose neighbours.” This sums up the unenviable situation which India finds itself in. Ever since two dominions- India and Pakistan were born on the midnight of 15th August, 1947, there has been no love lost between the two nations. The state of Jammu and Kashmir has always been a bone of contention between two countries and has even led to three wars- in 1947, 1965 and 1999.

This has been the focal point of almost all conflicts, with both nations refusing to cede ground. Meanwhile, as most of Jammu and Kashmir continues to be a part of the Indian Union, Pakistan continues with its policy of ‘Bleeding India through a thousand cuts’, that is, fermenting terrorism against the Indian state to make up for its deficiency in conventional military prowess. Thus, India’s relations with Pakistan, at best, can be described as volatile or worse. India’s is the world’s largest democracy. Continue reading


INS Viraat which has completed service life of 56 years till this year is all set to be retired after getting a grand farewell at the International Fleet Review scheduled to take place at Visakhapatnam in February 2016.

Also flying into the sunset will be rapid depleting fleet of Sea Harrier jump jets which too likely will be retired along with INS Viraat. Continue reading


Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) has modernized and handed over first Su-30 MKI integrated with BrahMos-A launch system recently and currently preparations are under way to drop dummy BrahMos-A
from a Specially designed Pylon.

it’s now emerging that Indian Air Force and HAL have marked 42 Sukhoi-30MKI aircrafts which will get structural upgrades to carry Specially designed Pylon while it will still be able to carry other ammunition while still carrying BrahMos-A under its belly for other missions . Continue reading


After list of defence items were cleared for export recently by the Ministry of defence, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has asked Defence industry in the country to target 1 $Billion of Defence export sales in next 3 years .

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar while attending 39th Directors conference organised by DRDO which was also attended by Admiral RK Dhowan and jointly released ‘Compendium of DRDO Developed Defence Products with Export Potential’, prepared by DRDO. Continue reading


With recent revelation by Russian defence minister Yuri Borisov that his ministry will only order one Squadron of the fifth generation Pak-Fa aka T-50 fighter aircrafts that to only to be used for trials and for testing purposes has not gone down well with top brass at Indian air force .

For long Indian air force has been asking Russians direct access to the Pak-fa aircrafts which have been constantly denied to them under new Government policies nor any IAF Test pilots have been allowed to evaluate them to gauge their technical parameters . Continue reading


As war rages in the streets of Syria and refugee influx in Europe breaking all barriers, a precarious crisis is fast emerging on the horizon. Europe is flooded with almost 4 million refugees and this reminds me of the situation India faced during 1971, when Tikam Khan in the garb of Operation Searchlight massacred around a million Bengalis. India responded with both humane and firm approach teaching Pakistan the right lesson and emancipating Bangladesh from Pak tyranny. But, the refugee issue not only remained unsolved but continues to haunt us till date. Continue reading


South Korean efforts to indigenously develop 5th generation fighter jets program dubbed KF-X received a jolt when United states made a U-turn and refused to provide four core technologies of F-35 stealth fighters from Lockheed Martin for their KF-X Project.

As per original agreement and understanding between two governments, South Korea purchased 40 F-35A combat planes and Lockheed Martin in return promised 25 technologies as offset which included active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar, infrared search and track (IRST), electronic optics targeting pod (EOTGP) and RF jammer for F-35 to be used in KF-X project which will replace aging fleet of F-4s and F-5s by 2025. Continue reading


India has finally agreed to clear long pending purchase of 22 Apache attack helicopters and 15 Chinooks Transport helicopters and the first round clearly goes to the Indian air force which can keep this new asset while Indian Army Pays the bill .

First Round might have been won by Indian Air force but Ego War is not yet over and likely to reignite once followup order is underway warned Defence Analyst Ranesh Rajan. Continue reading


Earlier this year Rafael unveiled latest 5th generation Litening 5 reconnaissance and targeting at the Paris Airshow. Rafael claims that Litening 5 which employs a new sensor pack which utilizing an optional assembly and larger aperture tailored specifically for new sensors enabling strike aircraft to employ guided weapons from standoff range without relying on external supports.

While Litening 5 will become fully operational at the end of 2016 it will be offered to Current Air force operators who are currently operating older Litening targeting Pod for evaluations and India is among countries who will get to evaluate new targeting Pod. Continue reading

Popular Posts