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According to Sources close to ” India today ” a 24-hour English language television network, Srilanka plans to procure India’s indigenously developed Light Combat Aircraft (LCA)-Tejas after India recently forced Srilanka to pull out of a similar deal to procure JF-17 fighter jet developed by China and Pakistan.

The report also mentions that Srilanka and Pakistan had almost finalised the deal and signing of the contract could have happened during a three-day visit to Sri Lanka last month by Pakistan’s Prime minister Nawaz Sharif but the deal collapsed reportedly due to Indian Governments pressure. Continue reading


India’s Centre for Airborne systems (CABS) and DRDO along with Indian Air force will commence User trials of India’s AEW&C (Airborne Early Warning & Control ) system integrated with Embraer’s EMB-145 aircraft which was ordered in 2008 by India to relaunch Countries ambitious Airborne Early warning programme.

First two aircraft likely will be handed over to IAF for operational use in 2016 and DRDO in principal has permission to develop five more systems based on an EMB-145 platform if air-force makes such a request with DRDO. Continue reading


Indian air force’s arsenal of the air-to-air missile has come a long way since 1971 war with Pakistan when IAF literally fought with onboard cannons against Sidewinder AAM equipped fighter jets after infamous Soviet-supplied K-13 AAM simply turned out to be a dud and had to be scrapped after the war.

Today Indian Air Force can be credited for acquiring new and potent next generation air-to-air missiles developed by European and Israeli firms which easily can be counted among the best AAMs in the world.

The article surveys new generation air-to-air missiles which are currently been acquired by Indian Air Force for its current fleet of fighter jets and skips under development AAMS or already inducted AAMs. Continue reading


India’s state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) finally rolled out the first Prototype of turboprop Hindustan Turbo Trainer-40 (HTT-40) trainer aircraft in Bangalore recently after the whole programme which was in doldrums due to stiff resistance from Indian Air Force.

HAL plans to start ground runs and taxi trials in next few days and plans to complete its first flight by mid of this year so immediately certification trials can be started which it plans to complete by 2017 for the aircraft to enter Production by 2018-19. Continue reading


INS Vishal is the powerful carrier planned by Indian Navy (IN). The most striking feature is the nuclear propulsion and EMALS technology. The construction of INS Vishal might take 7yrs (USS Gerald R. Ford) or 9yrs (INS Vikrant). Project is expected to start once the INS Vikrant is commissioned.

IN has asked for fighter proposal from four countries and order will be close to 30-40 fighters. The contenders might be F-35C, Rafale and Mig-29K. Also Saab has pitched the Sea Gripen for carrier. Dassualt and RAC-MIG has issued statements showing keen interest in the program. Continue reading


For long Indian Naval, Planners have argued need to have three aircraft carriers in service which could allow two aircraft carrier battle groups (CBGs) each a self-contained flotilla with air, surface and sub-surface capabilities to cover Arabian sea and the Bay of Bengal simultaneously.

INS Vishal aka IAC-2 which is still on drawing boards will be the ship which will see first Major Naval cooperation between India and United States on Strategic and high tech transfer of equipment and influence of western designers in India’s Second indigenous aircraft carrier which complete its final design by the end of this year. Continue reading


India and Russia have finally agreed to reduce Research & development (R&D) cost on the development of India’s 5th generation fighter jet based on Russian Pak-Fa which will now be under 4 $ Billion for both countries and has also agreed to India’s demands to allow them to purchase smaller fleet than originally discussed earlier.

Indian Air Force as per earlier media reports had indicated that it will go for 3 Squadrons of nearly 60 5th generation fighter jet based on Pak-fa down from 120 jets due to the higher unit cost which will be pegged at twice the cost of Sukhoi-30MKI at 220$ million per unit. Continue reading


Japan’s first Military equipment sale to India for supply and manufacturing of ShinMaywa US-2i amphibian aircraft for Indian Navy under ” Make in India ” has hit an unusual roadblock.

Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar is not keen on making US-2i locally in India, according to the reliable naval source close to Ministry of defence (MOD) now has decided to import 12 ShinMaywa US-2i amphibian aircraft in flyaway condition from Japan.

India initially had planned to manufacture ShinMaywa US-2i amphibian aircraft in India in collaboration with one of Indian private sector company which can later be also sold to other export customer making India manufacturing hub for the plane . Continue reading


According to latest media reports coming in, American and British intelligence agencies have successfully broken the encryption on transmissions made by Israel’s UAV fleet, which means Western intelligence agencies were able to watch and monitor what Israel Air Force droneS were up to for last few years now.

Photos/files leaked by former NSA and CIA analyst Edward include screenshots from videos recorded during the drones operations, which documented everything the powerful cameras of drones saw. Continue reading


Delegates from over 50 countries are expected to participate in the International Fleet Review (IFR) to be held from February 4 to 8. IFR will also see the participation of 24 warships from foreign countries and 24 foreign Naval chiefs, 90 foreign delegates who have confirmed their participation for the upcoming mega-event.

While Star attraction of IFR will remain INS Viraat which is India’s longest serving aircraft carrier which now has completed 56 years of service life and also saw action in the Falklands War under Royal British Navy as HMS Hermes will be retired after International Fleet Review. Continue reading


While Team LCA Tejas is busy putting up a Speculator show in its very first International outing in Bahrain Airshow, Another Team back home is busy preparing to start full-fledged BVRAAM Weapons firing trials which should begin by March later this year as per well-informed sources close to

With the deadline for FOC Certification fast approaching, DRDO is working hard integrate one of the key requirement needed by LCA-Tejas to Clear that is Testing of its Close Range and Beyond visual range missile in its full Air-2-Air Configuration. Continue reading


India’s Tejas has arrived at world scene and has made a remarkable impression among Aviation Experts who for the first time were able to see the jet outside India performing Aerobatics which were never performed back in Aero India Airshow due to software restrictions which have been removed in latest block upgrades allowing it to pull 8Gs and more.

DRDO Chief Dr. S Christopher speaking to local media seemed impressed by the Buzz which has been successfully created by India’s LCA Tejas and now DRDO Chief has hinted to Indian reporters that Tejas likely will participate in more International Airshows allowing aircraft to further open its flight envelope and will come up with newer Aerobatic maneuvers which a Combat jet is required to perform in full operational role under combat situations . Continue reading


While Two of India’s homegrown LCA-Tejas fighter jet have been busy practicing for the Bahrain airshow at its first International outing, participation of Sino-Pak developed JF-17 are yet to be confirmed by Organizers while informed sources in Pakistan Air Force have informed few Pakistani Defence Portals that due to prior commitments, JF-17 might skip this year’s Bahrain International Air Show which begins today.

Organizers of Bahrain International Airshow have been trying hard to confirm the participation of JF-17 operated by PAF for some time now and had already allocated parking space bay next to Indian LCA-Tejas which fuelled much-anticipated showdown between fighters developed by Arch rivals which will see the bulk of Aerial action if India and Pakistan ever go to war again. Continue reading



Commonality seems to be the Buzz world between Indian Air Force and Aviation Arm of Indian Navy this days. After Induction of Carrier based Mig-29K into Indian Navy, Ministry of Defence has asked Indian Navy to hold detail briefing with Dassault Aviation to prepare a report if Naval variant of Rafale fighter jets can be accommodated for operations from Indian Aircraft Carriers.

According to a report prepared by, Indian Navy will take deliveries of the last batch of 45 ordered Mig-29K from Russia this year and for some time has been considering the purchase of additional 4++ Generation fighter jet beside Homegrown LCA fighter jets currently in development. Continue reading

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