Defence Industry

Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey Fleet Tops 400,000 Flight Hours

Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey Fleet Tops 400,000 Flight Hours

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Nov , 2017

Boeing and Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. company announced today the Bell Boeing V-22 fleet of tiltrotor aircraft, including both CV-22 and MV-22 variants, has surpassed the 400,000 flight hour...

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Forces Rejected Advanced Versions of Indigenous Tejas and Arjun

Forces Rejected Advanced Versions of Indigenous Tejas and Arjun

By: Col (Dr) P K Vasudeva | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Nov , 2017

The armed forces have virtually overruled to the proposed advanced versions of the indigenous Tejas light combat aircraft and Arjun main-battle tank (MBT) by strongly pitching for mega...

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AOC-in-C Southern Air Command Flies Tejas: Reposes Faith in the Indigenous...

AOC-in-C Southern Air Command Flies Tejas: Reposes Faith in the Indigenous...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Nov , 2017

The induction and operationalization of the indigenous fighter jet Light Combat Aircraft-Tejas received a major boost with Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria, AVSM, VM, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of...

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10% Disinvestment in HAL is Too Little

10% Disinvestment in HAL is Too Little

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Nov , 2017

Government has recently approved the sale of 10% stake in Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), a Defence Public Sector Undertaking (DPSU). Suvarna Raju, CMD of HAL has termed it a “major...

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The Strategic Bomber of Tomorrow: Stealth Spells Success

The Strategic Bomber of Tomorrow: Stealth Spells Success

By: Gp Capt Joseph Noronha | Issue: Vol. 32.2 Apr-Jun 2017 | Date: 30 Oct , 2017

Today, many nations have hundreds of multi-mission, flexible fighter aircraft on their inventory. And now that aerial refuelling has become the norm for most advanced air forces, including the...

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Dassault – Reliance Aerospace Manufacturing facility in Mihan, Nagpur...

Dassault – Reliance Aerospace Manufacturing facility in Mihan, Nagpur...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Oct , 2017

Eric Trappier, Chairman of Dassault Aviation and Anil D. Ambani, Chairman of the Reliance Group today laid the Foundation Stone for the Dassault Reliance Aerospace Limited (DRAL) manufacturing...

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Successful flight tests for the active array radar offered by Thales to HAL...

Successful flight tests for the active array radar offered by Thales to HAL...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Oct , 2017

  Thales has developed an active array radar that meets the specific needs of HAL, to equip the 80 TEJAS Mk1A multirole LCA operated by the Indian Air Force. The radar has successfully completed...

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Strategic Partnership with Private Players: An Overview

Strategic Partnership with Private Players: An Overview

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 32.3 Jul-Sep 2017 | Date: 15 Oct , 2017

There are two concerns which need to be addressed to make Strategic Partnerships contribute in a meaningful and time-bound manner. The first and foremost concern is the lack of institutional...

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Deepening India-Israel Ties: Changing Landscape of the Indian Defence Sector

Deepening India-Israel Ties: Changing Landscape of the Indian Defence Sector

By: Ketan Salhotra | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Oct , 2017

Israel has become a prominent defence partner for India in recent times. A string of defence deals between the two countries have benefitted Indian companies seeking advanced manufacturing...

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FICV Tangle – needs early resolution

FICV Tangle – needs early resolution

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Date: 06 Oct , 2017

The indigenous future infantry combat vehicle (FICV) for the Indian Army is in the news again with the US offering India development and production of armoured personnel carriers in a trilateral...

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INS Tarasa: A Water Jet Fast Attack Craft

INS Tarasa: A Water Jet Fast Attack Craft

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 26 Sep , 2017

INS Tarasa, a Water Jet Fast Attack Craft was commissioned into the Indian Navy by Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command at the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai...

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Indo-Israel Relations: Make With India

Indo-Israel Relations: Make With India

By: Tamir Eshel | Issue: Vol. 32.3 Jul-Sep 2017 | Date: 25 Sep , 2017

Both countries carved their national identity as a fragile balance of cultures, religions and minorities. Both have significant expatriate communities in foreign countries, giving significant...

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The F-35 Programme: Lessons for the Aviation Industry

The F-35 Programme: Lessons for the Aviation Industry

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 32.2 Apr-Jun 2017 | Date: 20 Sep , 2017

The F-35 programme was being driven by a very professional team of uniformed and civilian members of the Pentagon. The Indian MoD needs to have such core ability and learn programme management....

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Mahindra Defence Systems, Lockheed Martin Commemorate C-130J Training Center...

Mahindra Defence Systems, Lockheed Martin Commemorate C-130J Training Center...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 Aug , 2017

Mahindra Defence Systems dedicated its state-of-the-art C-130J Super Hercules simulator training center in service to the nation at a commemorative event at the Air Force base at Hindon. With a...

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The Albino Debacle – will we learn?

The Albino Debacle – will we learn?

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Aug , 2017

There was great euphoria on the social media when during the run up to the semifinal for the recent Tank Biathlon held at the 2017 International Army Games at the Alabino Range training ground...

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Drones and UAV Swarming – more dimensions

Drones and UAV Swarming – more dimensions

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Aug , 2017

As per media reports, there was considerable concern about a black helicopter spotted flying over and crossing the no-fly zone over the Ram janambhoomi in Ayodhya on August 10, following a crude...

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Make in India – Indian Style

Make in India – Indian Style

By: Air Marshal Dhiraj Kukreja | Issue: Vol. 32.2 Apr-Jun 2017 | Date: 15 Aug , 2017

The vibrant defence industrial base of DPSUs, OFs and R&D that has existed for decades has not produced the desired results; though there has been success in many fields, predominantly in space...

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MiG-35, F-16, Gripen or Better Choice?

MiG-35, F-16, Gripen or Better Choice?

By: Sumit Walia | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Aug , 2017

More Rafale jets for the IAF and the IN will reduce logistics burden and increase operational cooperation. Getting the Kaveri and the Uttam fixed in next three or four years is do-able and can...

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First Two NOPVs Shachi and Shruti launched by RDEL at Pipavav, Gujarat

First Two NOPVs Shachi and Shruti launched by RDEL at Pipavav, Gujarat

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Jul , 2017

Reliance Defence and Engineering Limited (RDEL) launched the first two Naval Offshore Patrol Vessels (NOPVs) at their shipyard in Pipavav, Gujarat on 25 July 2017. The ships are part of a five...

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Non Traditional Threats: South Asia’s “Meth” Traffic

Non Traditional Threats: South Asia’s “Meth” Traffic

By: Anant Mishra & Richa Chadha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Jul , 2017

The intensity of the issue within South Asia is clearly visible from the fact that, those nations which are principle “consumers” of methamphetamines, be it Laos, China and Myanmar, are not...

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