Defence Industry

Marginal Increase in Defence Budget Could Mar Modernisation

Marginal Increase in Defence Budget Could Mar Modernisation

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Feb , 2020

The disappointing part is that there has been a very marginal increase in the capital outlay for defence for 2020-21 as compared to the budget estimates and revised estimates of 2019-20, which...

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Drones: A Game Changer in Future Conflict

Drones: A Game Changer in Future Conflict

By: Gp Capt Joseph Noronha | Issue: Vol. 34.2 Apr-Jun 2019 | Date: 07 Feb , 2020

Drones have been called “the ultimate military growth industry”. Air, naval and land forces everywhere are striving to acquire these platforms. Herein lies the danger; thanks to advanced...

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MBDA at DefExpo 2020: “Making in India”

MBDA at DefExpo 2020: “Making in India”

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Vol. 35.1 Jan-Mar 2020 | Date: 07 Feb , 2020

 “MBDA has two exciting focuses during DEFEXPO 2020: providing the highest performing missile technologies to India, and secondly delivering on Make in India as part of our longstanding...

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Boeing Affirms Commitment to India Defense Modernization

Boeing Affirms Commitment to India Defense Modernization

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Feb , 2020

Boeing highlighted advanced defence capabilities for the armed forces, partnerships to develop India’s aerospace ecosystem and reiterated its commitment to invest in India to maximize the...

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Russian Helicopters signs an events roadmap for Ka-226T localization in India

Russian Helicopters signs an events roadmap for Ka-226T localization in India

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Feb , 2020

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) has signed a roadmap at the Defexpo 2020 exhibition with the Russian-Indian company Indo-Russian Helicopters Limited (IRHL)...

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AMCA and LCA MK II: Challenges and Options

AMCA and LCA MK II: Challenges and Options

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 34.4 Oct-Dec 2019 | Date: 06 Feb , 2020

The Balakot air strike in February 2019 and the air combat thereafter in which a MiG-21 Bison of Indian Air Force (IAF) had to engage a much more modern F-16 of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF), once...

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Exclusive Interview: The F-21 will Truly be a Game-Changer…

Exclusive Interview: The F-21 will Truly be a Game-Changer…

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 35.1 Jan-Mar 2020 | Date: 06 Feb , 2020

Indian Defence Review exclusive email interview by Col Danvir Singh – Associate Editor with William L. Blair, Vice President & Chief Executive – Lockheed Martin India Lockheed Martin is...

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Thales: Trusted Technology Partner In India’s Growth

Thales: Trusted Technology Partner In India’s Growth

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Feb , 2020

With substantial progress and business reforms over the past few years, India as a country provides tremendous opportunities for business partnerships and bilateral investment projects across...

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Kalyani Group to showcase an array of Indigenous product portfolio at DefExpo

Kalyani Group to showcase an array of Indigenous product portfolio at DefExpo

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Feb , 2020

Kalyani Group, Indian multi-national conglomerate with technology, engineering & manufacturing leader set for the global unveiling of its indigenously developed products at DefExpo 2020. Kalyani...

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Defence Expo 2020: The Ultimate Display of Military Technology

Defence Expo 2020: The Ultimate Display of Military Technology

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Feb , 2020

Many leading defence equipment manufacturers both domestic and international are taking the lead in displaying their high end technologies in cyberspace and artificial intelligence. The various...

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Saab Commits to ‘Make in India’ and Building a Sustainable Aerospace...

Saab Commits to ‘Make in India’ and Building a Sustainable Aerospace...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Feb , 2020

Saab is proud to be part of Defexpo India 2020 where it continues to team up with India for its defence and security needs. At Defexpo 2020 Saab will demonstrate how its advanced technology and...

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Dassault Aviation to reaffirm its commitment to India by exhibiting for the...

Dassault Aviation to reaffirm its commitment to India by exhibiting for the...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Feb , 2020

Dassault Aviation will exhibit for the first time at Defexpo 2020. This participation is consistent with Dassault Aviation’s endeavor to demonstrate its continued commitment to India and to...

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DefExpo 2020: India – The Emerging Defence Manufacturing Hub

DefExpo 2020: India – The Emerging Defence Manufacturing Hub

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Feb , 2020

Over 1,000 companies, including 165 from abroad to gather in Lucknow to participate in the biggest ever DefExpo. The number of companies registered for participating in the 11th edition of the...

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Private Sector in Aerospace and Defence: An Evolving Success Story

Private Sector in Aerospace and Defence: An Evolving Success Story

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol. 34.2 Apr-Jun 2019 | Date: 31 Jan , 2020

There is near unanimity in public perception of the Indian public sector involvement in aerospace and defence, be it the bloodsucking Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO)...

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Reforms in Defence Acquisition

Reforms in Defence Acquisition

By: Prof (Dr) SN Misra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Jan , 2020

Defence is a strategic component of Sovereign India and the Services have the onerous responsibility to discharge this ‘integrity’ mandate. The expenditure, that the country commits, though...

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Defence Minister flags-off 51st K9 VAJRA-T Gun from L&T’s Armoured...

Defence Minister flags-off 51st K9 VAJRA-T Gun from L&T’s Armoured...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Jan , 2020

Armoured Systems Complex is currently producing 100 ‘K9 Vajra-T’ 155 mm 52 Cal Self-propelled Tracked Howitzers under first major Make in India Program of the Indian Army All the 51 Guns...

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Lockheed Martin has appointed William Blair as Vice President and Chief...

Lockheed Martin has appointed William Blair as Vice President and Chief...

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

Lockheed Martin has appointed William Blair as Vice President and Chief Executive for India. In this role, Mr. Blair will lead the growth and development of Lockheed Martin’s business in India...

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From Net Defence Importer to Net Exporter?

From Net Defence Importer to Net Exporter?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Nov , 2019

On November 11, 2019, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh stated, “Looking at the talent India possesses, I am pretty confident that we can become a $10 trillion economy in the next 10-15 years”....

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Technology in Warfare: Is India Lagging Behind?

Technology in Warfare: Is India Lagging Behind?

By: Sumit Walia | Issue: Vol. 34.2 Apr-Jun 2019 | Date: 25 Nov , 2019

There are more than 250 government or private drone developers or manufacturers in China. Some are working closely with technical universities and the government. China is investing heavily in...

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UAVs & UCAVs: The Next Generation Threat

UAVs & UCAVs: The Next Generation Threat

By: Lt Col Mukund Bhardwaj | Issue: Vol. 34.1 Jan-Mar 2019 | Date: 27 Oct , 2019

The evolving UAV threat poses a significant challenge to all ground forces. Of the emerging combat force multipliers, UAVs are unique in their integration with existing systems as it requires...

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