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DRDO’s LRDE at “DEFEXPO INDIA 2022” showcased UTTAM AESA(Active Electronically Scanned Array) Fire Control Radar (FCR) but upon closer observation, it was sported with 912 TR modules which are more than 780 TR modules usually seen in earlier Uttam models that were displayed.

UTTAM Mk2 program will cater to the Tejas Mk2 program and also of Mig-29K program of the Indian Navy. DRDO also has plans to develop Uttam with a rotating repositioner that allows the pilot to take a beyond-visual-range missile shot and then turn 90 degrees while still giving mid-course updates to the missile fired.

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DRDO-TATA/Kalyani developed a 155mm/52cal caliber gun system mounted on Tatra T815 27ET96 28 300 8×8 terrain vehicle that has been displayed at the DefExpo 2022. Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (VRDE) was involved in the design and development of an armored crew protection cabin for the MGS that was later integrated with the ATAGS 155mm/52cal caliber gun at the Kalyani facility.

Indian Ary needs 814 mounted gun systems (MGS), and it was accorded Acceptance of Necessity (AON) by the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) in September 2011, but since then little progress has been made. RFI states that the 155 mm/ 52 Calibre Mounted Gun System will be employed in plains, mountains, high altitude areas, semi-desert, and desert terrain along the Northern and Western Borders of the country for the execution of Artillery tasks.

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India’s Long range Air to Surface Hybrid RudraM-III model was displayed at the DefExpo 2022 for the first time. RudraM-III is a 1.6ton Air to Surface missile system that has a range of 550km and a warhead of over 200kg. Integration of RudraM-III Missile on Su-30 MKI aircraft (NonUMC) is already in progress and nearly 20 units are being fabricated to be used for the developmental trial of the new missile system.

RudraM-III program was sanctioned in 2017 with developmental trials to begin in 2022 for 485 crores. DRDO is also working on RudraM-II and RudraM-IIA which are also Air to Surface missiles with a range of up to 250-350km.

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Satyanarayan Nandlal Nuwal, Chairman and Non-Executive Director of the Indian private sector Solar Explosives in an interview with zee news said that the company had submitted a proposal to develop a 130-150km Guided Pinaka Indigenous multi-barrel rocket launch (MBRL) system. Satyanarayan claims that the proposal has been accepted by the Indian Army and work on the development of such a system has begun.

Guided Pinaka with a range of 130-150km will be the most advanced multi-barrel rocket launch (MBRL) system developed in the country and will surpass the range of the Russian 300 mm BM-30 Smerch multiple rocket launcher that has a range of 90km that is already inducted by the Indian Army.

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Satyanarayan Nandlal Nuwal, Chairman and Non-Executive Director of the Indian private sector company, Solar Industries in an interview with zee news shed some light on the recent order placed by the Armenian defense forces with India for its indigenous Pinaka multi-barrel rocket launch (MBRL) system. Satyanarayan confirmed that Armenia indeed has placed orders for three variants of the Pinaka in a deal worth $250 million for 4 batteries.

Pinaka Mk-I with a range of 37.5 km, Pinaka Mk-I Enhanced with a range of 45 km, and Guided Pinaka with a range of 75km are being purchased in combination by Armenia. Guided Pinaka is the most advanced version of the three that has an Inertial navigation system + Satellite navigation Guidance and comes with the longest range.

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After deploying 350 artillery systems at various forward locations on the eastern border with China, the Indian Army plans to procure 80 mini remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), 10 runway-independent RPAS, 44 upgraded long-range surveillance systems, and 106 inertial navigation systems will be issued within the next few days, as per Times of India report.

The army is seeking RPAS that has an operational range from 15-20km to 60-90km that will be used to provide advanced support for artillery units by locating targets and transferring their coordinates to the firing unit, with hits marked on the GCS display, assuring accurate fire and intelligent battle damage assessment (BDA).

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Paras Aerospace, a subsidiary of Paras Defence and Space Technologies Limited, has announced that it will be showcasing at DefExpo 2022 unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) that claims to be researched, designed, and manufactured by the company in India. Unnamed UCAV is a High-Altitude Long-Endurance (HALE) that the company proposes to develop in India that has 8 hardpoints and is equipped with two turboprop engines.

Unnamed UCAV is around 5 tons and can carry over 1 ton of payload on its 8 hardpoints. Paras Aerospace Claims it can be equipped with electronic support and countermeasure systems, dual satellite communication systems, air-to-air radar, collision avoidance radar, and national advanced synthetic aperture radar. As seen in the above image it also has Aft mounted EO Pod.

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According to a report in The Indian Expres, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research-National Aerospace Laboratories (CSIR-NAL) proposed SARAS Mk II twin turboprop aircraft program has entered the critical design stage as an open-air engine test bed and real-time flight simulator has been set up at its facility for testing of various systems and subsystems.

CSIR-NAL has selected Pratt & Whitney PT6A-67A turboprop engines to power SARAS Mk II that can be used under the Government of India’s regional connectivity scheme UDAN. IAF has shown interest in procuring VVIP Configuration SARAS Mk II to ferry Senior ranked officials of the Military and government.

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Developer and manufacturer of electric aircraft tugs for aircraft and helicopters based out of Germany ” Mototok” has sent its electrically powered towing tugs for product demonstration onboard India’s Aircraft carrier where it was seen moving deck-based Mig-29K fighter jet to its position by a Radio remotely controlled operator.

Mototok LB Series can move aircraft weighing 50 tons with the nose wheel of the aircraft that’s not weighing more than 7.5-tons. LB-series comes with a Full electric drive, Radio remotely controlled operation using only one operator that can park aircraft in congested spaces like the deck of an aircraft carrier much more tiddly without wasting space.

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A Promo video of the Indian Navy showcased a graphical rendition of what could be a possible concept of the upcoming Next-Generation Destroyer (NGD) class warships that featured a canister-based universal Vertical Launch System with 144 missiles placed in three 6×4 VLS 2 configuration that is placed at the bow and aft. NGD can also be seen with 8 slant launchers behind the main radar possibly for the BrahMos-2.

Next-Generation Destroyer (NGD) class warships are a clean slate design that is still under the design phase and will be the successor to the Visakhapatnam-class destroyers. NGD configuration is likely to be finalized sometime in 2024 with construction starting in 2025-26 with induction happening in 2031.

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Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) will be showcasing a 1:1 Scale mockup of the upcoming Tejas MkII fighter jet that is under development for the Indian Air Force at the Defence expo 2022 that starts from 18-21 October in Gujrat.

ADA is also planning to display Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) simulator that will mimic the cockpit interior, ultra-widescreen, and much more.

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The image posted by Rashtriya Astra Forum (@RAFIndia_) on its Twitter handle, might be the first image of the Future Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV) that has been developed by the Private-sector company Larsen and Toubro for Evaluation purposes. idrw.org earlier this year had confirmed that Larsen and Toubro were given a grant under the `Make’ category, to build the prototype for the Indian Army for evaluation and trial purposes.

Army RFI (Request for Information) last year was looking to procure three variants of the FICV that had a composition of 55% being FICV with 30 mm 2A42 weapon, 20% as Command, and 25% as command & Surveillance variant, with design modularity and induction by 2026-27.

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JD Patil, Advisor to CEO and MD for L&T Defence Business and New Age Smart Technology Businesses confirmed that DRDO-L&T co-developed Zorawar light tank is not based on the chassis or the hull of the Korean K9 Vajra howitzer that the company has locally produced under Transfer of Technology but will be based on the new design provided by the DRDO.

idrw.org had reported in the past that the Zorawar light tank chassis or the hull will be based on the proposed Next Generation Main Battle Tank (NGMBT) design. Patil also confirmed that the engine and transmission of the Zorawar light tank are based on imported technology, while other equipment are made in India.

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The department of aerospace engineering at IIT Madras had proposed the development of a next-generation artillery shell ramjet-powered artillery shell that any standard 155mm howitzer can fire at targets more than 78km away. A ramjet-powered projectile can help Indian Army meet its long-range precision fires modernization priorities and a model of the same will be displayed at the upcoming Defexpo 2022 in Gujrat.

Ramjet-powered artillery shell uses an engine in which the air is drawn in for combustion and is compressed solely by the forward motion of the projectile at supersonic speeds.

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Gridbots Technologies Private Limited (India) will be showcasing Titan Autonomous Tank Killer that is armed with Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) developed ‘Amogha-III’ new man-portable, ‘fire-and-forget’ missile that is packed with an anti-armor tandem warhead and is claimed to be able to penetrate more than 650 mm beyond Explosive Reactive Armour (ERA).

TITAN is a 1-ton multi-utility combat vehicle that can be mounted with various weapons systems as payload. TITAN is developed to perform autonomous operations on the battlefield without any human assistance or reduce the risk for the infantry by enhancing their capabilities on ground operations.

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