” Security ” Special Aero India 2017 Edition 

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According to media reports India officially has asked General Atomics and US Government on the possible sale of jet-powered Avenger (formerly Predator C) drone to India.

Defence minister Manohar Parrikar during his visit to the United States later this year is likely to push for the possible sale of Predator Avenger drone to India even though India recently ordered Armed Heron-TP drones from Israel. Continue reading


” The EJ200 engine provides so much thrust that it can get the Typhoon from ‘brakes off’ to 40,000 feet in under 90secs.” claimed advertisement placed on an Indian Aerospace Magazine by Eurojet.

For long Eurojet has been offering India its EJ200 engines. first it narrowly lost to GE’s F414 to power Tejas MK-II since then they have again offered an Enhanced variant of EJ200 to be used as Power plant for India’s 5th Generation AMCA fighter jet programme even though GE’s F-414 engines are favorites among AMCA developers. Continue reading


Indian air force recently took delivery of 75th Pilatus PC-7 MkII Training Aircraft and air force chief later speaking to media said that Pilatus PC-7 MkII has been fully integrated into IAF’s training pattern and supported by Ground Simulators have streamlined training programme.

Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha also confirmed that IAF already has started using PC-7 Mk-II as Stage-II training aircraft due to limited availability of Kiran MK-II aircrafts and due to continuous delays associated with India’s IJT Program. Continue reading


HAL’s Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) After Successfully completing Hot and High Altitude flight trials recently has been currently been prepped to integrate rocket launchers, turret gun and air-air missiles for possible live weapon firing trials currently been planned for mid of 2016 said sources close to

Recent flight trials have established low-high speed handling characteristics at varying altitudes under its basic configurations and performance and handling qualities have been found satisfactory as per sources. Continue reading

SOURCE : Ranjan Kumar Parida / IDRW.ORG

The criticisms are not new, the development is slow and they say time is constant here like a black hole circling over India. Many shortfalls and many waivers but still to see the bird on IAF’s hand, yes am talking about HAL Tejas (LCA), will take you back to 1960’s with up and downs in Indian aerospace industry and finally a glimpse of hope with a big order and future development plan.

What you need to have became credible force in Aerospace

Major world powers have capability to design, develop and manufacture fighter aircraft indigenously. Technically, this would include all major components – aero-engines, radar, aircraft design, metallurgy, weapons and sensors. Currently only USA, Russia, France and UK have these capabilities and are followed closely by Germany, Italy, China and Sweden. Continue reading


India’s Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), which remained grounded for more than two months, finally has resumed flight testing at end of last month after it was grounded due to defective landing gear systems which were first detected by Air force test pilots while carrying out weapon trials at the Pokhran range in the State of Rajasthan .

Three flights of the Tejas have taken place after it was grounded for more than two months by limited series production  LSP8 and LSP4 aircrafts. Continue reading


State-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is sweating hard to conduct a maiden test flight of its Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) in December. 3.1-tonne single-engine LUH prototype has completed series of Ground trials and currently has been involved in series of preflight testing.

HAL is under lot of pressure from Indian Armed forces to deliver on the deadline promised to them and India’s upcoming contract for purchase of 200 Kamov Ka-226T ‘Hoodlum’ light multirole helicopters for the Indian military in the same period is direct threat to the HAL’s Light Utility Helicopter Program since both helicopters can substitute each other and if HAL fails Indian Military planners will simply place orders for Kamov Ka-226T warned Defence analyst Ranesh Rajan . Continue reading


IAF chief Arup Raha while speaking to media again confirmed that Indian air force will not be placing any new orders for sukhoi-30MKI aircrafts and the production run of Sukhoi-30s will end after remaining aircrafts are delivered for which orders have already had been placed with State-owned HAL.

IAF and HAL were in a formal discussion about a possible small order for Sukhoi’s to replace crashed aircrafts which were lost in last few years in various accidents. Continue reading


When India started working on Development of 4th generation Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) fighter jet programme in 80’s India not lacked technical knowledge and experienced manpower to work on prestigious project 4th Generation programme but also lacked even basic Aeronautical infrastructure to support the programme.

With LCA aircraft all set to enter production soon, and all necessary Aeronautical infrastructure already been created in the country over last three decades it has been automatically assumed that AMCA programme will be able to leverage experience gained from the development of LCA Programme. Continue reading


Even at peak of its Squadron strength, IAF never in its fleet had over 25 % of aircrafts which were powered by Twin-engine fighter jets but come 2015 with coming retirements of single engined Mig-21 and Mig-27 Squadrons of which will be replaced by heavier Twin engined Sukhois operational and Life cycle cost of IAF has been steady on the rise which has started to worry Ministry of Defence (MOD) .

MOD already has raised this issue with Indian Air force about its rising operational costs and how new measures can be applied not only to reduce rising fuel costs but also factor in optimum utilisation of resources. Continue reading


In my previous article (Read: Why S-400 for China is a Serious threat to Indian Air Space), i had highlighted how Sale of S-400 will serve as a force multiplier for Beijing in its quest to dominate the skies along its borders.

Induction of S-400 which has claimed a range of 400 km could have allowed China to target any aerial target as far as New Delhi, Calcutta and could have made it very difficult for Indian Air force fighter jets to effectively operate even under its own airspace. Continue reading


DRDO developed Nishant Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) belonging to Indian Army reportedly has crashed today at Chandan Village in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer District.

Nishant UAV uses a hydro-pneumatic launcher to become airborne and uses parachute system for control crash but from the pictures it emerges that Parachute might not have deployed successfully leading to severe damage to the UAV platform. Continue reading



Following the defeat of Imperial Germany during the First World War, the Triple Entity spearheaded by a vengeful France enforced humiliating limits on the number and size of the ships the German navy could operate. Any replacement ships that the German navy could induct had to displace less than 10,000 tons. When compared to the 35,000 ton leviathans that the great powers could build, this stung the Germans.

The German Navy worked around the Treaty of Versailles limitations by design three pocket battleships. These ships could outgun a heavy cruiser and outrun a battleship, in short they were faster than anything more powerful and more powerful than anything faster. They were the Deutschland class which consisted of the Deutschland, Admiral Scheer and Admiral Graf Spee. They displaced between 10,770 tons to 12,540 tons and had a heavy armament of six 11 inch main guns. Continue reading


On his first visit to Russia, defence minister Manohar Parrikar has Two key projects which have been stalled for few years now and needs urgent attention for Indian air force to meet its operational fleet requirements.

Two key stalled Projects of IAF are Multi-Role Transport Aircraft (MTA) and Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA), defence minister Manohar Parrikar few months back confirmed to Parliament that since June 2013 No progress has been made by India and Russia on full-scale R&D Contract for development of FGFA fighter jet. Continue reading


Rosoboronexport and the Indian Defense Ministry are currently engaged in negotiation for the supply of undisclosed battalions of S-400 air defense missile systems, Contract for which is likely to be signed when Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi visits Russia later in December this year.

Russian S-400 Triumf air defense missile systems can destroy incoming hostile aircraft, stealth fighters, missiles and drones at ranges of up to 400-km and procurement of such missile system can be dubbed as Strategic Game Changer for India Military planners. Continue reading

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