Defence Industry

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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The Way Ahead: Making India Self Reliant in Defence

The Way Ahead: Making India Self Reliant in Defence

By: Danvir Singh | Issue: Vol. 34.3 Jul-Sep 2019 | Date: 13 Oct , 2019

On May 31, 2017, in a major policy reform intended to promote ‘Make in India’ in defence manufacturing, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced the much-anticipated Strategic Partnership...

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Sustaining Air Defence Weapon Systems: Facing the Challenge Here and Now

Sustaining Air Defence Weapon Systems: Facing the Challenge Here and Now

By: Lt Gen VK Saxena | Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 09 Oct , 2019

If there is one challenge that stares insurmountably in the face of Air Defence warriors today, it is the challenge of sustaining and keeping alive, guns, missiles, sensors and Battle Management...

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THALES: A Proud Partner of the Indian Air Force

THALES: A Proud Partner of the Indian Air Force

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Vol. 34.4 Oct-Dec 2019 | Date: 07 Oct , 2019

Over the last few years, the Indian defence industry has taken rapid strides towards achieving self-reliance in defence manufacturing. Under the able guidance of Shri Rajnath Singh, Hon. Defence...

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L&T-built 51st defence vessel ICGS Varahawas commissioned into the service...

L&T-built 51st defence vessel ICGS Varahawas commissioned into the service...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Sep , 2019

ICGS Varaha the 4thOffshore Patrol Vessel commissioned into Indian Coast Guard All fourOPVs built & designed in-house by L&T are delivered ahead of schedule Fifth OPV will soon be ready for...

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Autonomous Aerial Weapons & Platforms

Autonomous Aerial Weapons & Platforms

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 33.4 Oct-Dec 2018 | Date: 14 Sep , 2019

The modern military drone was the brainchild of John Stuart Foster Jr., a nuclear physicist and aero modeling hobbyist, who in 1971, had the idea that these models could be applied to building...

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Russian Helicopters presents Mi-171A2 and Ka-226T intended for India at EEF

Russian Helicopters presents Mi-171A2 and Ka-226T intended for India at EEF

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Sep , 2019

As part of its joint exposition with the Buryat Republic, Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation)  will present  its latest civilian helicopter Mi-171A2 and Ka-226T...

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Rafael expands operations in India and announces New Facility with Astra

Rafael expands operations in India and announces New Facility with Astra

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Aug , 2019

Astra Rafael Communication System (ARC), a Joint Venture between Astra Microwave Pvt Ltd. and RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. of Israel, inaugurated their state-of-the-art facility at...

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Ka-62 to debut in the flight program of the MAKS-2019 air show

Ka-62 to debut in the flight program of the MAKS-2019 air show

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Aug , 2019

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) presented a prototype of its latest Ka-62 multi-purpose helicopter for the first time at the international aerospace show...

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Boeing delivers 11th C-17 Globemaster III to the Indian Air Force

Boeing delivers 11th C-17 Globemaster III to the Indian Air Force

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

Boeing delivered the 11th C-17 Globemaster III adding to India’s capability to meet current and future strategic airlift requirements. Boeing’s C-17 Globemaster III is a premier transporter...

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Countering Stealth Aircraft Technology: The Race to See through...

Countering Stealth Aircraft Technology: The Race to See through...

By: Gp Capt Joseph Noronha | Issue: Vol. 33.3 Jul-Sep 2018 | Date: 25 Aug , 2019

  Stealth is the defining attribute of fifth-generation fighter aircraft and it has a two-fold appeal. First, stealth aircraft are far less vulnerable to engagement by hostile interceptors and...

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Future Aerial Weapons

Future Aerial Weapons

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 33.3 Jul-Sep 2018 | Date: 22 Aug , 2019

The inventory of aerial weapons such as missiles and Precision Guided Munitions is far from sufficient for even a 20-day war. The Indian Armed Forces had sought six months time from Prime...

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Defence Corridor: UP’s golden gate to high growth    

Defence Corridor: UP’s golden gate to high growth    

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

In setting up a Defence Corridor in the biggest state of the country, the Modi government has opened up huge opportunities which if exploited intelligently and creatively could make Uttar Pradesh...

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Lockheed Martin Inks Three Memorandums of Understanding with Indian Start-Ups

Lockheed Martin Inks Three Memorandums of Understanding with Indian Start-Ups

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

Lockheed Martin announced the establishment of Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) with three Indian Start-ups. The MOUs pave the way for Terero Mobility, Sastra Robotics, and NoPo...

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IAI inks $50 million worth of follow-up agreement with India on...

IAI inks $50 million worth of follow-up agreement with India on...

By: IDR News Network | Date: 17 Jul , 2019

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced it has entered this week agreement worth $50 million for provision of complementaryNaval MRSAM (Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile) systems. The...

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KRAS receives $100 M Order from RAFAEL for manufacturing BARAK-8 MRSAM...

KRAS receives $100 M Order from RAFAEL for manufacturing BARAK-8 MRSAM...

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

At a ceremony, RAFAEL Executive Vice President & General Manager of the Air & Missile Defense Systems Division, Brigadier General (ret.) Pini Yungman, presented to Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems...

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Boeing appoints Surendra Ahuja as Boeing Defence India leader

Boeing appoints Surendra Ahuja as Boeing Defence India leader

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Jun , 2019

Boeing has announced the appointment of Surendra Ahuja as managing director of Boeing Defence India (BDI), based in New Delhi. Ahuja will lead BDI in alignment with Boeing’s accelerated growth...

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India’s 5G Network

India’s 5G Network

By: Lt Gen Prakash Katoch | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Jun , 2019

As the 5G networks begin taking shape world over, medical researchers are raising fears of health hazards from 5G. These include overall adverse effects on health and the DNA, leading to cancer,...

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Eric Beranger appointed as CEO of MBDA

Eric Beranger appointed as CEO of MBDA

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

Eric Beranger is to be MBDA’s new Chief Executive Officer, with effect from 1 June 2019, replacing Antoine Bouvier. Over the past 20 years Eric has worked in a number of senior positions in...

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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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