Defence Industry

“Thales strategy of developing its industrial footprint in India is in line...

“Thales strategy of developing its industrial footprint in India is in line...

By: IDR INTERVIEW | Issue: Vol. 34.1 Jan-Mar 2019 | Date: 21 Feb , 2019

  Indian Defence Review Interview Please elaborate on Thales’ journey in supporting the modernization of the Indian Armed Forces? Present in India since 1953, Thales has been a reliable partner...

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Saab at Aero India: Brings ready-for-tomorrow defence and security solutions

Saab at Aero India: Brings ready-for-tomorrow defence and security solutions

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

Saab attending the Aero India show at Air Force Station Yelahanka, Bengaluru from 20-24 February 2019. Saab presents a wide portfolio of products and systems from the air, land and sea domains....

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Lockheed Martin unveils ‘F-21’ Fighter Jet for India

Lockheed Martin unveils ‘F-21’ Fighter Jet for India

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Feb , 2019

  Lockheed Martin emphasized its commitment to India by unveiling the F-21 multi-role fighter for India. Specifically configured for the Indian Air Force, the F-21 provides unmatched Make in India...

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“Kalyani Group is very well poised and prepared to undertake indigenous...

“Kalyani Group is very well poised and prepared to undertake indigenous...

By: IDR INTERVIEW | Issue: Vol. 34.1 Jan-Mar 2019 | Date: 20 Feb , 2019

  Indian Defence Review interview What are your capabilities when it comes to manufacture of indigenous aircraft, helicopters and UAVs in India? Kalyani group has invested sizeable resources in...

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Airbus large-scale presence at Aero India

Airbus large-scale presence at Aero India

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Feb , 2019

From flying and static displays of its best-in-class products to showcasing its cutting-edge aerospace services, Airbus has planned one of its biggest-ever participation at Aero India. Static &...

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Boeing to showcase advanced capabilities at Aero India 2019

Boeing to showcase advanced capabilities at Aero India 2019

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Feb , 2019

•  Exhibit best-in-class defense capabilities and services, including F/A-18 Super Hornet, KC-46A tanker, AH-64 Apache, CH-47 Chinook, and P-8  •  Showcase partnership to modernize India’s...

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Raytheon Appoints Ravi Nirgudkar as President, Raytheon India

Raytheon Appoints Ravi Nirgudkar as President, Raytheon India

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Feb , 2019

Raytheon Company has appointed Ravi Nirgudkar as the president of Raytheon India, effective immediately. Raviis based in the company’s New Delhi office. Ravi will focus on growing Raytheon’s...

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Lockheed Martin showcases selection of aircraft, precision systems, local...

Lockheed Martin showcases selection of aircraft, precision systems, local...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Feb , 2019

Lockheed Martin will participate at the 12th Aero India Exhibition, to be held at the Yelahanka Air Force Station located here, Feb.20 – 24, 2019. The company’s participation in the premier...

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Boeing Appoints Salil Gupte as New Business Leader in India

Boeing Appoints Salil Gupte as New Business Leader in India

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Feb , 2019

Boeing today announced the appointment of Salil Gupte as president of Boeing India, effective March 18. He will be based in New Delhi, serve as Boeing’s senior executive in India, and report to...

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First CH-47F (I) Chinooks for the Indian Air Force arrive in Gujarat

First CH-47F (I) Chinooks for the Indian Air Force arrive in Gujarat

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Feb , 2019

Boeing today announced the arrival of the first four CH-47F (I) Chinooks for the Indian Air Force at the Mundra Port in Gujarat. The CH-47F (I) Chinook will be ferried to Chandigarh, where it...

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Defence Budget 2019-20 Not Based on Threat Perception

Defence Budget 2019-20 Not Based on Threat Perception

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Feb , 2019

Surprisingly, not considering the threat perception the defence budget for the fiscal 2019-2020 has been merely increased by 6.87 per cent to Rs. 3,18,93 crore against last year's allocation of...

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Defence Forces and National Budget

Defence Forces and National Budget

By: Lt Gen Harwant Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Feb , 2019

The size of nation’s defence budget is related to a wide range of factors. With GDP as the base, the percentage of it, which should be allocated to defence depends on a number of issues. The...

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Defence Budget 2019: A positive Increase

Defence Budget 2019: A positive Increase

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Feb , 2019

Acting Finance Minister of India, Mr Piyush Goyal presented an interim budget in this election year of 2019. Many experts had predicted a low key defence budget for the FY 19-20. There was seen a...

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6 predictions for the Surveillance industry 2019

6 predictions for the Surveillance industry 2019

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Jan , 2019

Artificial Intelligence For all the attention and discussion, you could be forgiven for thinking that artificial intelligence (AI) is fundamentally changing every industry and sector. Though for...

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Mini-UAV to Aerospace: AD solutions to tackle Multi-Dimensional Air Threat

Mini-UAV to Aerospace: AD solutions to tackle Multi-Dimensional Air Threat

By: Major Kevin Fernandez | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Jan , 2019

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, are aircraft that do not carry any crew, but rather, are operated remotely by human operators, or autonomously via pre-programmed software...

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LUH Clears 6 KMs Altitude Flight, Looks for High-altitude Cold Weather Trials

LUH Clears 6 KMs Altitude Flight, Looks for High-altitude Cold Weather Trials

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Dec , 2018

The Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) has achieved an important milestone of flying at 6 km altitude here in Bengaluru, recently. The chopper was flown by Chief Test Pilot Wg. Cdr. (Retd) Unni K...

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Vice Chiefs Financial Powers – and the intricacies within

Vice Chiefs Financial Powers – and the intricacies within

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Nov , 2018

The government has enhanced the financial powers of the Army, Navy and Air Force Vice Chiefs five times; from Rs 100 crore to Rs 500 crore for expediting the decision making process involved in...

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Indian Army Inducts Its First M777 Ultra Lightweight Howitzers

Indian Army Inducts Its First M777 Ultra Lightweight Howitzers

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Nov , 2018

The Indian Army celebrated receiving its first M777A2 Ultra Lightweight Howitzers (ULH) at an official handover ceremony today, a key step toward the modernizing and strengthening of the Indian...

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HTT 40 Successfully Begins Spin Testing

HTT 40 Successfully Begins Spin Testing

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Nov , 2018

The HTT 40 (Basic Trainer Aircraft) began the most awaited phase of the `spin test’ by successfully entering in to two turn spin and subsequently recovering with the appropriate controls.  Two...

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In Search of a Rifle: Ministry of Defence goes Globetrolling

In Search of a Rifle: Ministry of Defence goes Globetrolling

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 33.3 Jul-Sep 2018 | Date: 31 Oct , 2018

The Indian army realised the inadequacies of the existing 5.56 mm, INSAS rifle way back in 1999. Soon after the Kargil war, the Army’s quest to find a replacement for its standard issue INSAS,...

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