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India has started work on the development of a Kaveri derivative engine (“dry” engine) without afterburner for powering Indian Unmanned Combat Aircraft in near future, ground testing of the first pre-prototype of the same has been carried out said people with knowledge of the program to idrw.org and the aim is to develop a working prototype in next 2-3 years so that it can be used for flight certification before it can be used on production variant of the upcoming 15 tonnes Stealth UCAV program.

The new engine will have a Dry thrust of 50kN Class without a non-after burning section with a flat low heat nozzle exhaust. DRDO is planning to develop at least 3-4 Dry derivative of the Kaveri engine first to carry out full spectrum ground tests before its flight testing. Continue reading

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Former Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) chief Dr. VK Saraswat who is also in a NITI Aayog member has been chosen to head a high-level committee which will consist of members of GTRE, DRDO, IAF, and HAL which will suggest how India can create a path for the development of an advanced 110kN thrust class engine required to power India’s first 5th generation AMCA fighter jet.

According to sources close to idrw.org, Committee will be briefed about all the Informal and formal presentations which it has received from foreign tech providers who are eager to join India to develop a new engine to power the 5th generation AMCA fighter jet and Committee will later suggest some of the options available with India to the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and Government of India. Continue reading

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Two days after an NP2 prototype of the naval version of the light combat aircraft (LCA) made its maiden landing on aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya piloted by the Commodore Jaideep Maolankar, as per latest media report, Second naval prototype NP1 (Trainer ) also completed arrested landing on the decks of the aircraft and also took off on the same day.

NP1 piloted by Capt Shivnath Dahiya after arrested landing did Hot refueling (refueling of the aircraft with the engine in operation) and took off only to land again within few minutes and again did a Hot refueling only to take off for the second time in the day only this time flying back to the INS Hansa Naval base in Goa. Continue reading

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Philippine Secretary of National Defense Delfin Lorenzana recently confirmed that his country is set to order the BrahMos supersonic cruise-missile system from India in 2020 as part of the military’s modernization program. According to State-owned Philippine News Agency (PNA), the final contract is most likely to be signed by May 2020 for two batteries of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile system.

A missile battery is equivalent to three mobile autonomous launchers with three missile tubes each, said the PNA but the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile system procured will be Truck Based Coastal BrahMos missile system but according to new PNA news reports, Philippines is also planning to arm its Jose Rizal-class frigate with BrahMos cruise missile system. Continue reading

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Indigenously designed and developed Smart Anti Airfield Weapon (SAAW) guided bombs will soon get a Four-round Smart Quad Rack which will allow Four SAAW guided bombs to be carried on a single pylon as per latest media report. Quad Rack will allow Four SAAW which weighs 120 kg each at least on Four Hard-points of Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jet.

Newly developed Quad Rack will soon begin flight trials with Dummy SAAW guided bombs onboard Sukhoi-30MKI. India has already developed Dual Rack for the same weapon system which has been tested from Sukhoi-30MKI and Jaguar fighter jets in the past. Quad Rack, when used with the Dual Rack, will allow Sukhoi-30MKI to carry 20+ SAAW guided bombs, which when launched from around 42,000 feet is capable of engaging targets with high precision up to a range of 100 km with pinpoint accuracy. SAAW which is designed to take out destroy ground targets, such as runways, bunkers, aircraft hangars, and other reinforced structures like fuel depot. Continue reading

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In an apparent dig at Private sector companies who are participating along with their foreign OEM partner to locally manufacture fighter jets in India for 114 fighter jets under MMRCA 2.0 tender, Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria has asked local companies to show the same level of enthusiasm at indigenous fighter jet programs and come forward for greater participation in building fighter jets locally in India.

HAL has roped in Private sector companies like L&T, Dynamatic Technologies Ltd, VEM Technologies and Alpha Doca in manufacturing of LCA-Tejas fuselage along with wings but many of the companies who are participating in the manufacturing of 114 fighter jets locally with the transfer of technology agreement in partnership with a foreign fighter jet manufactures have stayed out of indigenous fighter jet programs. Continue reading

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Picture going around of LCA-Tejas (LSP-1) fighter jet mounted on a Pylon system on a height of 10 meters above the ground at DRDO’s Orange facility for its Radar Cross Section (RCS) measurements for enhancing the minor stealth features of the smallest fighter jet in the world.

The orange facility which opened in 2015 is India’s first Open range facility to be used to covers frequency ranges in the far-field scenario and is also capable of providing RCS measurements as well as onboard antenna characteristics. Continue reading

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DRDO has displayed for the first time a scale model of India’s first stealth unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) dubbed as Ghatak (Deadly) at ongoing five days mega science expo as part of 107th Indian Science congress inaugurated at the hands of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Bengaluru.

In the picture, it can be seen that other then Ghatak UCAV Scale Model, various other scale models like that of 5th Generation AMCA, MWF-Tejas Mk2, UTAAM AESA Radar along with Nirbhay Sub-sonic cruise missile were also displayed. Continue reading

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The latest Tender documents issued by India’s Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) has asked for Expression of Interest to Vendors who can Design, Test, and Supply 2 Medium Weight Fighter (MWF) full mission simulators, which thereby revealed the final cockpit configuration for the upcoming Medium Weight Fighter (MWF) also still called Internally as Tejas Mk2.

MWF-MK2 will be equipped with a high-definition touchscreen Measuring 50x20cm (20x8in) Wide Area Display (WAD) that will allow a redundant and intelligent presentation of information across its entire length, with the capacity to receive inputs from multitask keys, the touchscreen or external interfaces. Using data fusion, it provides the pilot with the information needed and is the main source of flight and mission information in the cockpit. Continue reading

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Girish Deodhare, chief of the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) while speaking to Business Standard has confirmed that India’s most ambitious fighter program Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) is on track and the first aircraft will be ready for its first flight in 2025 after being under design stage for last 8 years.

AMCA scaled model showcased over the years will be getting radical changes to the design since now ADA has decided to incorporate Diverterless supersonic intake (DSI) and a full-scale model (1:1) of AMCA is being manufactured by VEM Technologies for stealth measurements will be sent to DRDO’s Orange facility for testing the stealth features. Continue reading

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The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria spoke at Agenda AajTak on ‘IAF – The Way Ahead’ in a session named India First on 16 Dec 19. He laid out his vision on the IAF’s force structure and capability building in the decades ahead while underscoring the urgent need for indigenization for building a strong and self-reliant Defence capability.

Bhadauria said that while IAF calls the country’s AMCA program as a 5th Generation fighter jet but it will come with technologies which will be categorized as 6th generation technology which will come within next 10-20 years in the AMCA program, hinting that development cycle to keep AMCA technologically relevant will be an ongoing process even when it is ready for production in 2030. Continue reading

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Girish Deodhare, chief of the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) has confirmed that ADA and HAL were asked by IAF to develop Tejas Mark 1A with capabilities and technology which will make it superior to the entire fleet of Pakistan Air force (PAF) including F-16 Block-52 and JF-17 Block-III with five new additional capabilities.

Tejas Mark 1A will be getting an AESA radar, air-to-air refueling capability, an external ECM pod, and improved avionics, aerodynamics, radar signature, ease of maintenance, etc. But Mark 1A will also be getting new and improved Digital flight control computer (DFCC) which was developed for the Mark 2 (MWF) program which significantly comes with a higher processing power thus allowing to add many more advanced capabilities in the quadruplex digital fly-by-wire Flight Control System (FCS). Continue reading

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Russian Federation Air Force (RFAF) Pilot flew in an Indian Light Combat Aircraft trainer for a familiarization sortie and demonstration of the operational & avionics capabilities of the indigenously developed LCA-Tejas aircraft. RFAF personals are in India as part of the INDRA – 2019 Joint Tri-Services Exercise between Indian and Russian Armed Forces which is being conducted from 10-20 December 2019 simultaneously at Pune and Gwalior for Air Force elements.

Russian pilot after take-off, took control of the LCA-Tejas trainer for a few minutes as informed to idrw.org and later showcased flight characteristics of the fighter aircraft. LCA-Tejas aircraft are becoming part of all major air-exercise of the air force off late which many see this has the validation of the aircraft and maturity of its combat capabilities. Continue reading

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” In a time of war, truth is always replaced by propaganda “, After being caught pants down by the United States and India on use of 8 F-16 post-Balakot airstrikes, new images have surfaced on Internet where Two PAF JF-17s have been shown with Kill marks of Su-30MKI and Mig-21Bis which has been used to further their lie that F-16s were not used in air battle with India even though debris of the AMRAAM fired were recovered and seriel match confirming it belonged to Pakistani F-16 fleet.

PAF awarded Mig-21Bis kill to wing commander Nauman Ali Khan who was flying F-16 (Tail No 731) but kill marks have emerged on Chinese made JF-17s which lacked any such capabilities to fire American made AMRAAMs. Second Fake Kill claimed of Su-30MKI by Squadron leader Hasan Siddiqui flying F-16B (Tail No 606) loaned from Combat Commanders School (CCS) also has been awarded to another JF-17 aircraft. Continue reading

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As per reports coming in Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) will be producing its Company-owned Su-30MKI aircraft to be used as Test-Bed for locally developed technologies and also for indigenous upgradation of the vast fleet of the Su-30MKI in service with the Indian Air Force (IAF).

Harsh Vardhan Thakur, Test Pilot with HAL was first to confirm this development but this is not the first time HAL has owned a jet that was produced by it. HAL owns Hawk Mk132 trainer also known as Hawk-i which is been used to test locally designed and developed mission computer and data transfer units along with indigenous Real-Time Operating System (RTOS). Continue reading