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DRDO in its monthly Publication has shown Model of India’s first stealthy unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) program which is taking shape. Pictured at Research Centre Imarat (RCI) Indian Unmanned Strike Air Vehicle (IUSAV) seems to be similar to the first images which surfaced from the design optimization and concept definition phase.

Research Centre Imarat (RCI) facility specialises in the development of Precision guided ammunition (PGMs) and also has been tasked to develop weapons which can be fired from UAVs and UCAV platforms. Continue reading

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Upcoming new missile launch facility which is being set up on a river island of the Krishna creek in Andhra Pradesh by the Indian Defence research and development organization (DRDO) will be used to test Missile Interceptors which are part of DRDO’s  Ballistic missile defence(BMD) project to shoot incoming enemy missiles out of the sky. Continue reading

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Saurav Jha a Prominent Journalist has tweeted what could be described as India’s First armed UAV. DRDO developed MALE Class Unmanned aerial vehicle Rustom-I has been pictured Taxing with Two 3rd generation fire-and-forget anti-tank missile “HELINA”.

HELINA is an Air launched version of the Nag missile which has been developed to be used from Aerial platforms like Helicopters, MALE & HALE UAVs and in future UCAVs. Continue reading

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Speaking at the Aaj Tak Manthan conclave in New Delhi on Thursday, Parrikar said that India will not be placing any follow-up orders of more Rafale fighter after 36 aircrafts are inducted.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Paris, last month requested the French government to supply 36 Rafale fighters in a G2G deal and French teams are already in India to draft final purchase agreement. Continue reading

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DRDO currently engaged in talks with multiple engine vendors like Rolls-Royce, GE and Snecma on the possible development of an uprated engine from their existing platform which can deliver 110kN thrust to power India’s 5th generation fighter jet Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA).

What idrw.org can confirm is that DRDO and interim head of DRDO K. Tamilmani are in favor of using General Electric developed military turbofans for India’s 5th generation fighter aircraft program. GE has supplied engines which currently are used to power Tejas MK-1 and soon will also supply higher thrust F414-GE-INS6 engines to power Tejas MK-II aircrafts. Continue reading

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Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) revealed that it is has started working on its own in-house set of upgrades for Dornier 228. HAL has been licensed manufacturing twin-turboprop Dornier Do 228 utility aircraft for last three decades and has produced more than 120 aircrafts and its variants for Indian and Export market.

HAL has been producing Dornier 228 which is now considered as legacy 228s and will need upgrades to keep the flow of orders from India and abroad. Continue reading

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Replying to Request For Information (RFI) issued by Indian Air force for an Intermediate Jet Trainer (IJT), US defense company Textron has offered Scorpion light attack aircraft which can double as a light attack aircraft .

U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter who is expected to visit India will be making another attempt on IAF’s requirement and will be re-offering Us made tactical aircraft for sale during his two-day visit to the subcontinent in June under Defense Trade and Technology Initiative (DTTI). Continue reading

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In a meeting of Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar Rs.30 crore was allotted to carry out a feasibility Study and Draft Design for building the second indigenous aircraft carrier.

Vishal which means “wide, broad, spacious” in Sanskrit will be second Vikrant-class aircraft carrier which also will be built by Cochin Shipyard Limited for the Indian Navy and will be second aircraft carrier to be built in India. Continue reading

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First Two Upgraded Mirage-2000 of Indian Air force which now features improvement to the Orginal Mirage 2000 arrived at their home base at Air Force Station (AFS) Gwalior, last month.

Upgraded to Dash-V Standard Aircrafts are technically at par with latest F-16 fighter Blocks operated by PAF which also makes them a potent fighter jets in Indian air force Inventory till Rafale Fighter jets starts arriving. Continue reading

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Race for Project-75I is heating up and Request for Proposal (RFP) for 6 Conventional Diesel Submarine equipped with Air-independent propulsion (AIP) to be built in India based on foreign technology is set to be issued shortly.

Alexey Rakhmanov President of United Shipbuilding corporation (Russia) has fired first Salvo at Project-75I tender and Speaking to an Indian Defence magazine confirmed that Russia and BrahMos Aerospace have agreed to Integrate SLCM variant of BrahMos Cruise missile if Indian Navy desires so and confirmed that Russian developed variant of Air-independent propulsion (AIP) and India’s DRDO developed AIP technologies are similar and both will be offered and can be Integrated into the Submarine. Continue reading

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Indian Air Force (IAF) got in-principle approval to develop a stretch on the ambitious 302-km Lucknow-Agra Expressway as a road runway. IAF will select a section of Lucknow-Agra Expressway which will be built as a Runway to allow landing of military aircraft and to serve as a Makeshift military airbase.

The Indian air force also disclosed that it plans many more similar projects in Central India which can be used for Emergency Situations or in War like Situations. IAF didn’t disclose any new projects which it wants to take up but confirmed they are eyeing many more Expressways which can be used as Runways. Continue reading

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Russian warplanes, in general, do not age well. and Mig-27 is one example which is giving Indian air force many sleepless nights. IAF lost another MiG-27 aircraft yesterday which crashed at Tantipara in Bengal which killed two civilians on the ground though the pilot ejected safely.

Mig-27 which is a single engine Strike optimised aircraft is powered by Soviet era Klimov R29B-300 engines, which according to IAF have Technical design flaws in its engines which leads to mid air engine failure . according to IAF  it is common mechanical problem and a  reoccurring problem found in all engines powering Mig-27. Continue reading

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Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Sumedhanand Saraswati in Lok Sabha informed Parliamentarians that Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) which is a joint Design and Development (D&D) programme between India and Russia is still stuck and R&D Contract has not been finalised yet.

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) from Indian side and M/s Rosboronexport from the Russian side signed the Preliminary Design Contract on 21st December 2010. The Preliminary Design phase of the project has been completed by June, 2013. Under the Preliminary Design Contract, the expenditure committed so far, is Rs. 1,418.91 crore. Continue reading

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Defense minister Manohar Parrikar has confirmed that Process to make Changes and introduce a revamped Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) by July this year which will suit Prime minister Narender Modi’s ” Make in India” concept has begun .

India which has a dubious distinction of been world largest importer of weapons, currently manufactures only 40 % of its weapons locally and is depended on imports to meet 60 % of its requirements. Modi Government after taking over charge permitted 49% of FDI in the defence sector and in some cases up to 100 %. Continue reading