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Sudhir Mishra CEO&MD, BrahMos Aerospace while speaking to Indian media revealed how Russians were surprised when India was able to integrate BrahMos-A Supersonic Cruise missile with Sukhoi-30MKI without taking any help or collaboration with Russian companies.

Mishra also confirmed that when Indian decided to integrate 2.9 tonne Cruise missile on Sukhoi-30MKI, Russians being Orginal equipment Manufacturers (OEM) of both missile and aircraft were first asked for collaboration, initially Russians refused and later agreed to a hefty amount. Continue reading

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Excalibur 5.56mm assault rifle

Indian Army has decided to go for an imported assault rifle to replace its problematic INSAS rifles but last round of attempts are been made by Ordnance Factory Board which will be sending a new prototype of 7.62x51mm Excalibur assault rifle dubbed AR-2 to Indian Army for Army trials in coming weeks soon.

As per information provided by Industrial sources to media. AR-2 is the Second version of indigenous Excalibur 5.56mm assault rifle developed by OFB which can fire 7.62×39 mm rounds. Continue reading

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India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has revealed its intention to venture into building amphibian aircraft when HAL-TAD Kanpur floated an RFI (Request For Information) seeking a partnership for design and development of such an aircraft.

RFI invites information, from reputed design agencies or manufacturers only, for consultancy or to partner in design and development of an HAL built Do-228 aircraft to a Seaplane version, but HAL is also working on larger Conceptual design and development of Amphibious Aircraft which could rival China’s AVIC AG600 in the region in a long run. Continue reading

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Kalyani Group developed 120 kg thrust Small Jet engine for unmanned aerial vehicles is all set to be fired up for the first time in next few weeks according to latest media reports.

Developed by Kalyani Jet Propulsion lab in Bangalore which presently has 15-20 engineers working under guidance from retired GTRE and HAL officials have completed development of the first engine from that lab which was also assisted by Kalyani’s Pune-based laboratories. Continue reading

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India and Russia on Friday signed two key agreements for long-term maintenance and technical support for Russian-made Su-30MKI fighter jets of the Indian Air Force and now details have emerged of the major upgrade planned for the Indian Air Force (IAF) Su-30MKI fleet next by HAL and Russia.

Under Super-30 Upgrade program IAF’s Su-30MKI will be upgraded to Su-35+ standards which will be far superior to the Su-35 currently been operated by Russian and Chinese Airforce. Continue reading

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                      BAE Systems M777 Ultra Light Howitzer

After carrying out successful Engineering trials of Countries first indigenously developed 155-mm/52-calibre Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) developmental partner Kalyani Group has now announced that first prototype of Bharat 155mm/39 Ultra Light Long Range Howitzer will be ready by July this year to commence engineering trials.

Ultra Light Long Range Howitzer will be equivalent to M777 Howitzers Guns manufactured by BAE Systems. Indian Army has placed orders for 145 M777 Howitzers and by mid of this year, few M777 Howitzers will be handed over to Indian Army for homologations ammunition trials in India. Continue reading

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Speaking to Indian media on the sidelines of Air India 2017 Exhibition Viktor N Kladov, Director of International Corporation Regional Policy, Rostec, stated, ” we are talking about new design and jointly developed 5th generation fighter jets. It will have a new engine in 5th generation features. we are not talking about the Pak-Fa a Russian Prototype earlier offered as a base to develop FGFA.

While Indian media were unsure what exactly was offered to India but Russias out of the box offer could be due largely attributed to Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar who during Aero India exhibition had stated that a Ministry of Defence has constituted a team to look into various aspects of FGFA proposal and it will likely to submit its report within a month .  Continue reading

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Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj hinted that Pakistan’s ISI may be behind the abduction of the two custodians of Delhi’s Nizamuddin dargah, who have gone missing in that country.

While news of missing clerics is been covered in Indian media intensively but Pakistani media is quite mum on the whole episode since Pakistan’s ISI might be involved in their disappearance. Continue reading

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After officially inducting recently Chinese developed HQ-16 (Hongqi-16) Medium range SAM systems with a range of 40 km into Pakistani Army, Pakistan government again has requested Chinese government to supply Pakistan Army with HQ-9 which is a derivative of the Russian-made S-300 long-range SAM system.

HQ-9 is a fourth-generation surface to air missile (SAM) system which is exported as the FD-2000. HQ-9 is a two-stage missile which is armed with 180 kg warhead, has a maximum speed of Mach 4.2 and has a maximum range of 200 km. Continue reading

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Indian Air Force operates a wide and varied combat fighter aircraft fleet procured from Russia, France and the United Kingdom.The service has a projected requirement of at least 45 Squadrons to counter a two-front combined threat emerging from Pakistan and China, but the service today is down to 33 active fighter squadrons has against authorised strength of 42.5 squadrons.

Indian Air Force despite facing several multiple issues with maintaining multiple fleets of aircraft from multiple sources is far from moving away in maintaining common fighter aircraft even for its future requirements. While it continues to face a decline in its combat potentials and several serviceability issues dodging its ageing fleet. Indian Air force for its future requirements again has adopted a multi-pronged approach to building up its compact capabilities. Continue reading

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Sensitive data leak on India’s French-designed Scorpene class diesel-electric attack submarine might be closed chapter now and to calm things down, Indian Navy and Ministry of Defence claimed leaked data were not too relevant to compromise functioning and operational capabilities of the submarine.

While India put a brave front but leak of documents spreading over 22,000 pages which include details of the submarine’s underwater sensors, above-water sensors, combat management system, torpedo launch system and specifications, communications system and navigation systems is literally a gold mine for rival submariners to study weakness and strength of India’s Scorpene submarines . Continue reading

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Successor of Burhan Wani and Top Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) commander Zakir Rashid Bhat in an 11-minute grainy video message has asked stone pelters and separatist sympathisers to stop using words ‘Azadi’ or ‘Pakistan’ since the objective is to fight and create Kashmir for the supremacy of Islam, in short, to work for an Islamic caliphate.

While Indian officials are still scrambling to understand the change of stance but it might be a deliberate decision to delink pro-separatist movement into something bigger and to prepare it to be taken to a global stage. Continue reading

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After living Eight years in the oblivion, India is all set to revive its 14-seater Saras civil passenger aeroplane project. development of the twin-turboprop Saras plane suffered a setback in 2009 when a test flight ended in a fiery crash, killing all three crew on board.

NAL is currently preparing to carry out flight testing and evaluation of SARAS PT1N aircraft. PT1 has been converted into PT1N incorporating design improvements along with new state of the art Arnic-429 compatible intergrated digital avionics systems and new landing, brakes and lightweight materials to get its weight back to its planned reduction. Continue reading

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India’s private shipyards Larsen & Toubro and Reliance Defence and Engineering have expressed disappointment to Ministry of Defence after state-owned shipyard Goa Shipyard was selected to build two Russian Krivak-IV class (Admiral Grigorovich-class frigate) stealth frigates over two private sector competitors.

Russian officials while on inspection at Goa Shipyard, Larsen & Toubro and Reliance Defence and Engineering Shipyards at cleared them for having capabilities and manpower to build stealth frigates in their shipyards and buzz was that at least one stealth frigate will be awarded to a Private shipyard. Continue reading

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Current Commander-in-Chief of the Myanmar Armed Forces Senior General Min Aung Hlaing Checking out HAL’s LCH 

HAL’s Indigenously developed Light Combat Helicopter has been developed for cater to combat needs of the Indian Air Force (IAF) and Indian Army is all set to go into limited serial production soon but according to reliable Industrial sources close to idrw.org many regional countries in the region have also shown keen interest in acquiring HAL’s LCH at sidelines of Aero India 2017 .

5.5-tonne combat helicopter designed and developed by HAL already has begged orders for 114 from Indian Army and 65 from Indian Airforce. Continue reading