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SOURCE: Vishal Asolkar / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

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

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

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

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Joint venture to  build Multi-Role Transport Aircraft (MTA)  to replace ageing Soviet-era An-32 Transport Aircraft will see further delays according to Indian defence journal .

Reports say that first flight of Multi-Role Transport Aircraft (MTA) aircraft has been further pushed back to 2019-20 Since HAL and IAF have failed to freeze technical specification of engines for the new transport aircraft. Continue reading

SOURCE: Vishal Asolkar / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

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

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

 

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Pankaj Bora in Rajya Sabha today Informed Parilimantarians that first Squadron of 20 IOC standard aircraft is expected to be delivered by 2017-18. Efforts are underway to enhance the production capability. Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

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

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

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

SOURCE: SUDESH CHARI / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

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

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

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

SOURCE: SUDESH CHARI / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

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

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) developed India’s first Long range Sub-sonic cruise missiles after making a flawless test flight last year from a Truck based Mobile launcher is all set to expand its launch platforms in future.

Nirbhay which means fearless will be operated by Tri services of the Indian armed forces opening up multiple tactical options for military operations in foreseeable future. 8-metre long-range cruise missile (LCAM) developed on the operational profile of American Tomahawk and Russian kH-55 cruise missiles will be part of larger Sub-sonic cruise missile family designed to be operationalised from multiple launch platforms. Continue reading

SOURCE: Vishal Asolkar / FOR MY TAKE / IDRW.ORG

Government of India is all set to review defence procurement procedure for the Indian armed forces. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar already has asked Armed forces to exercise financial prudence and the services should optimise all available resources.

Government and Indian air force are working on a long-term integrated perspective plan which “ought to encompass 25 years which includes more Indigenisation and also select more private players to create Competitive enviroment in Indian Aerospace Business. Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is expected to lay the groundwork for the negotiations for the formal purchase of Rafale fighter jets from French firm Dassault during his India visit next week.

But the signing of a formal contract will not happen just yet, India air force has asked for trainer variants of Rafale fighter jets to be included into 36 fighter jets ordered by PM Modi so that it can be used for Pilot training for unit conversion. Continue reading

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