SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)
Flightglobal an information based website related to the aviation and aerospace industries. have listed out widely used Top 10 military aircraft types, Interestingly India operates 4 military aircraft types and 2 military aircraft types currently are in the process of procurement.
Criteria for selection are based on Production numbers of the aircraft type and how widely it is used and in operation around the globe with countries around the world. Flightglobal list of Top 10 widely used military aircraft types are … Continue reading
SOURCE: PRASAD CHAWAN FOR IDRW.ORG
Media is reporting that US aims to secure agreements with India to start pilot projects for joint production of drones, as well as equipment for transport planes in talks next week ahead of a visit by President Barack Obama.
After much Hype about possible deal on Global Hawk was denied by Us officials, New media report says that US will take joint project with India of local production of RQ-11 “Raven” Hand-held Mini-UAV built by AeroVironment Inc.. Continue reading
SOURCE : VINAYAK SHETTI FOR IDRW.ORG
US President Obama will coming to India next week and Indian media have been on overdrive on possible military deals with United States on key technologies which will kick start “Make In India” campaign started by India’s Prime Minister Modi for Defence production in-country.
Contrary to the Hype which has been created in India media, reality is completely opposite. United States in past and even now does not support full Transfer of Technology (TOT) to many key allies and there is no special exemption to India too, Many of the defence deals with United States have been through Foreign Military Sales (FMS) which means there is no Transfer of Technology (TOT) involved in such deals . Continue reading
SOURCE: VINAYAK SHETTY FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG
With 40 JF-17 aircrafts already inducted into Pakistan air force and Zero Tejas inducted in IAF, at least in papers JF-17 seems to be a successful project, but it is also clear that approach taken by IAF and PAF on LCA and JF-17 have been completely opposite to each other in terms of participation and acceptance levels of the aircraft. Continue reading