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SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

Indigenous content in INS Visakhapatnam which will be launched today and also will be India’s biggest Destroyer stands at 65 % which includes 11 indigenous weapons and sensor systems of indigenous content.

Ship will enter into water for the first time and weapons and other integration will take place in next few months and the ship is poised to be inducted by June 2018. Continue reading

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last month Dornier Do-228 belonging to Indian Navy Aviation Squadron 310, took off from INS Hansa in Goa for a night operation but crashed 25 nautical miles off the coast of Goa, Navy pressed 12 search and rescue ships and four aircraft, but it was almost a day later that wreckage of the ill-fated Dornier could be located along with bodies of co-pilot and observer officer.

” As we continue to grow ( Naval Aviation ) and fly more over Sea we will require faster flow of rescue operations at sea, every hour is critical ” Said Naval Source to idrw.org from the very same base which lost Two of its finest in that crash . Continue reading

SOURCE : IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

Mini Collapse of MMRCA deal has clearly shifted focus back to the development of Tejas MK-2 now. Defence minister Mahonhar Parrikar and Indian air force are closely monitoring the progress of Tejas MK-2 and have begun a monthly review of the project. Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) which is developing Tejas MK-2 is feeling the heat but is confident that things will fall in place soon as a major review of the project will be undertaken soon with all concerned parties.

Tejas MK-2 will get final Technical freeze by the end of this year. project definition of Tejas MK-2 will be completed and the project will finally provide a road map to complete all the tasks to be executed over a fixed period of time before Aircraft is ready for Induction. Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) missed another Internal deadline, which went unnoticed in National media. HAL which has skipped many deadlines in the past again failed to get its act together and failed to deliver series production (SP-2) variant of India’s Light Combat Aircraft Tejas before March deadline. Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

Indian Navies largest warship ” INS Vikramaditya ” which was missing crucial air defence systems for some time now is all set to get at least some of them Air Defence Systems in its first refit at Karwar.

INS Vikramaditya currently has been docked in INS Kadamba Naval base located near Karwar in Karnataka. Sources have confirmed to idrw.org that Russian license build AK 630 close-in weapon system (CIWS) will be integrated with the ship. CIWS is a crucial system for defence against incoming air attacks at very close range. Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

When Modi government was sworn in last year, Jaitley was selected by newly elected, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to be the Minister of Finance and Minister of Defence in his cabinet. Many Modi fans called it master stroke since it allowed Jaitley to review various defence contracts and financial viability of projects. others criticized how defence which is such an important portfolio can be handled by Minister who is already holding another important portfolio. Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

Dassault aviation was playing hardball from the very beginning said IAF source close to idrw.org, “Dassault aviation became too greedy on its margins” said French defence experts after India only placed orders for 36 jets. But it is not one instance but several instance which could question Dassault companies ethical business practices. let start from beginning, Dassault aviation as per request for proposal (RfP) in bidding process itself failed to provide full technical details of Rafale fighter jets and was close to being eliminated, when diplomatic intervention prevented its early exit of the biggest fighter jet competition in the world . Continue reading

SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

Defence minister Manohar Parrikar might have provided glimpses of hope to Saab India when he made it clear that Mig-21s will be replaced by Single engine fighter jets and not twin-engined Rafale jets and Lca Tejas or any other option will be considered if HAL cannot ramp up production of Lca Tejas .

Saab India has been camping in India ever since Gripen E was rejected by Indian air force under Technical evaluation of MMRCA tender which described in details that aircraft had failed to meet it requirements. Continue reading

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Defence minister Manohar Parrikar neither used word “Cancelled ” or “Scrapped” but he still left enough hints for media to know that long-delayed plans to purchase 126 jets under MMRCA tender is dead and any future additional purchase of Rafale jets will be under G2G (Govt to Govt) deal and not directly with aircraft manufacture which, in this case, is Dassault aviation .

Sources in IAF speaking to idrw.org last night said that MOD is unlikely to go for bigger orders of Rafale in near future after delivery of 36 jets ordered are complete. At best two more Squadrons will be ordered according to him. Continue reading

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

India has finally placed orders for 36 Rafale fighter jets from France, it will be first new fighter jets after India started getting after it started getting Russian build Sukhoi-Su-30MKI from 2001 onwards.

While Sukhoi-30 will be Backbone of Indian Air force with more than twice the amount of jet at disposal even if we include original MMRCA tender, Rafale jets will be seen playing second fiddle to Sukhois in most combat roles and in most combat zones . Both been 4++ Generation fighters aircrafts and ranked best among contemporary fighter jets in its class, comparison within Indian Air force will be hard to miss and Friendly Squadrons Rivalries will only get best for Indian Air force. Continue reading

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

China successfully demonstrated Worlds first Operational Anti-ship ballistic missile (ASBM ) in 2010 and later followed up with a test of Anti-satellite weapons (ASAT) in 2013. Two missile tests has shaken the traditional views of the many experts and also has threatened unassailable superiority which was boosted by Us Navy.

While development of ASAT and ASBM by China seems to be in response to stop intervention of Superior US Navy on possible conflict at South China Sea, India can ill-afford to ignore it and has to take note of Such development in the region and has to start planning for development of such systems since such complex system tend to have longer development period due to complex technology involved in such weapons systems. Continue reading

SOURCE : IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)

India will place orders for 36 Rafale aircrafts which will be of exact standard which were tested by Indian air force under MMRCA Technical evaluation trials few years back which means it will be of the current production standard which is F3.3.

Dassault is currently manufacturing Rafale fighter jets which are of standard F3.3. Egypt which recently also has placed orders for 24 aircrafts will get Same standard F3.3 Rafales said Dassault officials. F3.3 standard Rafale will be equipped with an active array RBE2 AESA radar from Thales. Continue reading

SOURCE : IDRW NEWS NETWORK ( INN)

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar speaking to media at the undocking ceremony of first Scorpene submarine said that Previous Defence Minister ( A. K. Antony) never reviewed Scorpene submarine project regularly due to which project was running behind schedule by 4 years .

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar after taking in charge as been reviewing the project on a monthly basis and is determined that all submarines under construction under Project-75 are delivered to the Indian navy by the end of 2018. Continue reading

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