” Security ” Special Aero India 2017 Edition 

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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is preparing for the much-anticipated launch of the Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD) which is a scaled-down model of the proposed space shuttle by the end of October-November this year.

construction of the space plane portion of RLV-TD is in its final phase at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) with the targeted first orbital flight of full Scale unmanned Hyperplane is proposed for 2025. Continue reading


Dubbed as ‘Guam Killer’ Missile, China for the first time will Publicly display its latest DF-26 intermediate-range ballistic missile at Military parade to be held on September 3rd, commemorating the 70th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in China, DF-26C IRBM nicknamed ‘Guam Killer’ due to its ability to reach a major US base in Guam in the western Pacific has been under development for last 5 years.

Beijing-based Sina Military Network recently claimed that People’s Liberation Army’s DF-26 missile is unmatched in the world, IRBM with reported range of 3,500 km will replace older DF-4 missiles which are main weapon system of the PLA’s Second Artillery Corps that entered service in the 1980s, has a range of 4,000 km and later improved to 4,750 km. Continue reading


The defence ministry’s top acquisition body — the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) — gave a go ahead to the negotiation committee on purchasing Rafale jets for the Indian Air Force, signalling an end to the deadlock in talks over the purchase of the 36 fighter jets.

DAC’s approval means the government-to-government agreement between India and France is likely to be signed soon, paving way for the final contract.On purchasing Rafale combat jets, a ministry official said after the negotiation committee briefed the DAC about the progress so far, it gave its approval to go ahead. Continue reading


Defence ministry’s top acquisition council, which met here this evening under the chairmanship of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, also cleared a Rs 6,966 crore deal for the purchase of 48 Mi17-V5 helicopters from Russia.

Further, approval was given for the purchase of seven additional squadrons of Akash missiles for the air force and eight Chetak helicopters for the navy.  However, the DAC did not take a decision on the navy’s proposal to acquire over 100 utility helicopters. Neither did it take a decision on going ahead with P75I submarine tenders worth over Rs 60,000 crore. Continue reading


” It’s a very good machine but we are not interested ” was Straight and firm reply given out by Chief of the Air Staff Surinder Mehra in 1990’s when he was questioned about plans to purchase Soviet Union’s Sukhoi Su-27 Strategic air superiority fighter .Mehra further added that ” Su-27 does not fit in with the IAF’s re-equipment plans.”

Soviet Union’s Sukhoi Su-27 twin-engine super maneuverable fighter with its long-range interception capabilities and BVR missiles created a flutter in International Arms market. first introduced in early 80’s indirect rival to American F-15s.  Continue reading


With Government of India asking Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to engage with the French firm MBDA missile systems for the development of short-range surface-to-air missile system (SRAM),Senior serving Indian Air force officials told that they are firmly backing DRDO’s Akash Mark-II project, on contrast to governments decision.

Indo-French $6 billion surface-to-air missile systems project has been in doldrums for last Five years. Project was initiated in 2007 and a MoU to co-develop the surface-to-air missile (SRSAM) was signed nearly two years ago but  Army has refused to officially comment on the program, While Indian Air-force have officially remarked that it is unwanted Project and is firmly backing DRDO’s Akash Mark-II and Indo-Israeli Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) Project instead . Continue reading


Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) and Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Joint Development of 3rd Generation Man-Portable Anti – Tank Guided Missiles (MPATGM) leading to its subsequent production for the Indian Army.

The MoU was signed by Director (Technical), BDL Air Vice Marshal NB Singh, and DRDL Director, Dr K. Jayaraman. BDL CMD V. Udaya Bhaskar was also present on the occasion. Continue reading


French Defence Minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian who will be visiting Kuala Lumpur on Sunday on his return trip will visit India on Monday where he could witness the signing of the contract of 36 Rafale, according to several sources, although some observers remain very cautious given the legendary Indian inertia.

The French delegation will return next Tuesday night in France. In April, France and India have signed an agreement to buy 36 Rafale as soon as possible. This announcement was made at the Elysee by the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, in the presence of President Francois Hollande. The tender for the sale of 126 Rafale provided under the MMRCA contract was also abandoned. Continue reading


Anil Dhirubhai Ambani owned Pipavav Defence & Offshore Engineering Co Ltd which recently signed an agreement with JSC Ship Repairing Centre Zvyozdochka, Russia, for medium refits and life certification of 877 EKM Kilo Class submarines in India.

Proposed JV will allow for undertaking similar work for large submarine forces of similar class deployed by countries like Algeria, Vietnam and Iran. in an exclusive was able to get some more information on the proposed joint venture. Continue reading


What do Iranian and Pakistani military establishment have in abundance are Chinese supplied Missile arsenal which pose a common threat perception to both India and Israel military establishment.Over the years, Chinese have supplied Blueprints or knocks of Missiles ranging from Subsonic cruise missile to Anti-ship missiles to Aerial weaponry for aircrafts to both Iran and Pakistan.

Israel had to learn it the hard way when INS Hanit a Sa’ar 5-class corvette of the Israeli Navy was attacked by Hezbollah fired Chinese C-802 anti-ship missile supplied by Iran. INS Hanit even though equipped with Phalanx CIWS gun and Barak 1 anti-missile systems couldn’t see attack coming since there was no threat perception of Hezbollah been in possession of Chinese C-802 anti-ship missile due to which Ships Defence system was not active that day. Continue reading


US ambassador Richard Verma while speaking at the Defence Services Staff College in Wellington, Tamil Nadu. said the Indian air force would be participating in air exercises code-named Red Flag and hosted by the US in April at Nellis Air Force Base in the state of Nevada. India would be taking part in the exercises after a gap of six years, he said.

Near realistic Red Flag Exercise will be held at the Nellis Air Force Base in the deserts of Nevada. Red Flag exercise is usually held every three months for a duration of around two weeks, and it generally involves NATO allies of the US. Continue reading


After been Cleared for Export by Ministry of Defence with firm backing of Indian air force which too has given its blessing, DRDO is working on exploring possibilities to hard sell its indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas to prospective buyers from overseas in 2016 on wards.

Sources close to the programme told that after formal list of defence items which can be exported has been endorsed by the ministry of defence, which also included LCA-Tejas, DRDO and IAF are working on plans to work together in exploring potential buyers for the aircraft. Continue reading


According to media buzz, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Russia in November likely will see some possible deal on Russian-built fifth generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) which has been pending for final agreement Since 2009.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar recently informed parliamentarians that India already has invested 1,483.15 crore ($295 million ) on the preliminary design stage of the fifth generation fighter aircraft programme which was completed in June 2013. Continue reading

SOURCE : IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN) have stumbled upon rarest of the rare picture of Hindustan Aeronautics loaned HF-24 Marut fighter aircraft to Egyptian HA-300 fighter jet program to develop a new engine with German assistance which could have become first supersonic aircraft coming out of an Arab Country.

A modified HAL developed HF-24 Marut Mk.1 BX was loaned to Egypt to be used as a test bed to carry out engine trails for German-Egyptian developed E-300 turbojet which was capable of Mach 2 speed. Continue reading


Former Defence Minister AK Antony Speaking at handing over Ceremony of Initial Operational Clearance-II (IOC-II) for ‘Tejas’ earlier last year had declared that 200 Tejas fighters would eventually enter combat service.

IAF with commitment of inducting only two squadrons of the current Tejas Mark I (40), and four squadrons of the improved Tejas Mark II (80) in near future it seemed like that Statement made by then Defence Minister AK Antony was more of a pep talk to encourage IAF to accept more Indigenous aircrafts in its fleet but now it seems there is some merit into that also. Continue reading

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