Articles in Defence Industry

INS Vela: The Fourth Scorpene Class Submarine

INS Vela: The Fourth Scorpene Class Submarine

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 May , 2019

Vela, the fourth Scorpene class submarine being constructed by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited for the Indian Navy, was launched on 06 May 2019, by Mrs Veena Ajay Kumar, wife of Dr Ajay Kumar,...

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India’s Defence Forces: A 5 Years Review

India’s Defence Forces: A 5 Years Review

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 34.1 Jan-Mar 2019 | Date: 16 Apr , 2019

Though present dispensation has utilized the available meager resources quiet diligently-achieving far more in much less. Lest we lose sight, it would be very much in context to mention about the...

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Russian Helicopters presented a mockup of the VRT500

Russian Helicopters presented a mockup of the VRT500

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Apr , 2019

The design bureau VR-Technologies, subsidiary of Rostec’s Russian Helicopters holding company, presented a mockup of the light multi-purpose helicopter VRT500 at the Fuorisalone exhibition (part...

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Kalyani Group and Thales to develop the Next Generation of Defence Systems...

Kalyani Group and Thales to develop the Next Generation of Defence Systems...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Apr , 2019

Kalyani Group and Thales have formalized a new collaboration for the design, development and manufacture of next generation weapons systems for the Defence and Law Enforcement sectors in India and...

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Saturation of Air Defences:  Observations on Failure of Air Defence Systems...

Saturation of Air Defences:  Observations on Failure of Air Defence Systems...

By: Col Mandeep Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Mar , 2019

On January 21, 2019, Israel and Syria exchanged a flurry of missiles in the unending conflict in the Middle East. What was of interest as the destruction of the latest Syrian air defence systems;...

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Servicing Committed Liabilities: Kicking the Can down The Road Will Not Help

Servicing Committed Liabilities: Kicking the Can down The Road Will Not Help

By: Amit Cowshish | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 16 Mar , 2019

It was known even before the financial year (FY) 2018-19 started that the budget allocated for capital acquisitions was inadequate even to service the committed liabilities related to the ongoing...

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AK-203: A Boost for the Army and Make in India

AK-203: A Boost for the Army and Make in India

By: Amb Sujan R Chinoy And Laxman K Behera | Issue: Courtesy: IDSA | Date: 13 Mar , 2019

Nearly 10 years after the Army expressed a strong desire to replace the INSAS with a modern assault rifle, the government has zeroed in on AK-203 as the basic weapon for the vast majority of the...

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Creating An Indian Weapons Industry

Creating An Indian Weapons Industry

By: Prof Prodyut Das | Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 04 Mar , 2019

The monopoly of the West over the production of all industrial goods a hundred years ago has been taken over by Far Eastern countries such as China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan who have offered...

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AK203 production kicks-off in India

AK203 production kicks-off in India

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Mar , 2019

PM of India Narendra Modi opened a plant for production of 200-series Kalashnikov assault rifles, in Corva, Uttar Pradesh. The founders of the JV Indo-Russian Rifles Private Limited for production...

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The true Import of C&AG report on Rafale

The true Import of C&AG report on Rafale

By: S.N. Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Mar , 2019

The C&AG report tabled on the Parliament is being considered as a victory by the NDA government and by the opposition too. The ruling party is gung-ho that the auditors have vindicated their claim...

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Aerospace certified Grauer and Weil (India) Ltd displays impressive Surface...

Aerospace certified Grauer and Weil (India) Ltd displays impressive Surface...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Feb , 2019

Grauer and Weil (India) Ltd displayed a host of stellar products in different categories for aerospace and defence applications at Aero India 2019 held in Bengaluru between 20th to 24th February....

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Making of Indigenous Aircraft Carrier

Making of Indigenous Aircraft Carrier

By: Vice Adm (Retd) GM Hiranandani | Issue: Book Excerpt: Transition to Guardianship: The Indian Navy 1991-2000 | Date: 25 Feb , 2019

The project for an Indigenous Aircraft Carrier took shape in 1979. Under the terms of the Indo–French MOU of 1988, an agreement was signed with DCN of France for assistance by its design group,...

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Dassault Falcon 900LX and Falcon 2000 Series Certified for 100 ft EFVS...

Dassault Falcon 900LX and Falcon 2000 Series Certified for 100 ft EFVS...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Feb , 2019

The Dassault Falcon 900LX, Falcon 2000LXS and Falcon 2000S have been certified by EASA and the FAA for an enhanced flight vision system (EFVS) capability that greatly improves access to airports...

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MBDA offers next generation air combat capabilities for the Indian Air Force

MBDA offers next generation air combat capabilities for the Indian Air Force

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Vol. 34.1 Jan-Mar 2019 | Date: 22 Feb , 2019

MBDA exhibiting a full range of missiles and missile systems during Aero India 2019 designed to provide next generation air combat capabilities, including air dominance, strike and maritime...

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The ship-based Ka-226T helicopter presented at Aero India 2019

The ship-based Ka-226T helicopter presented at Aero India 2019

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Feb , 2019

Russian Helicopters presented the ship-based Ka-226T helicopter at Aero India 2019 show. Indian customers are already familiar with the “land-based” version of this helicopter. As part of the...

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GE to Supply LM2500 Gas Turbine Auxiliary Equipment for Indian Navy’s P17A...

GE to Supply LM2500 Gas Turbine Auxiliary Equipment for Indian Navy’s P17A...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Feb , 2019

GE Marine will provide gas turbine auxiliary equipment for the LM2500 engines that will power the Indian Navy’s new P17A frigates. This contract is with India-based Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders...

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Airbus opens state-of-the-art commercial pilot and maintenance training...

Airbus opens state-of-the-art commercial pilot and maintenance training...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Feb , 2019

Airbus has inaugurated a world class training centre for commercial pilots and maintenance engineers in the National Capital Region of Delhi, as part of its continuing efforts to support the...

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Boeing to accelerate growth in India’s defence sector

Boeing to accelerate growth in India’s defence sector

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Feb , 2019

Boeing presented its strategy and plans for ‘Make in India’ and also offered advanced capabilities to the Indian armed forces at Aero India 2019. At the core of its strategy is Boeing’s...

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