IDR Updates

HAL and Safran to Develop new Helicopter Engines in Joint Venture

HAL and Safran to Develop new Helicopter Engines in Joint Venture

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Jul , 2022

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and Safran Helicopter Engines have signed an agreement to create a new joint venture intended to develop helicopter engines. Through a Memorandum of...

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Mainstreaming India’s National Security Studies

Mainstreaming India’s National Security Studies

By: Harsh Behere | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Jul , 2022

As the foundation stone of INDU (Indian National Defense University) forlorn on a field in Haryana and the INDU Bill languishes in the Lok Sabha, Pakistan's National Defense University (NDU) has...

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‘When China needed NATO against Russia’

‘When China needed NATO against Russia’

By: Hemant Adlakha | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Jul , 2022

Since the Chinese communists took control of Beijing in 1949, despite China proclaiming “self-reliance” in foreign policy Beijing has always relied upon either alliance or siding with one of...

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Boeing Delivers 150th P-8 Maritime Patrol Aircraft

Boeing Delivers 150th P-8 Maritime Patrol Aircraft

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Jul , 2022

The newest Boeing P-8 maritime patrol, reconnaissance aircraft took to the skies over Puget Sound bringing the total number of P-8s delivered to 150. The 150th multi-mission P-8 will be operated...

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An Apprehension and Surrender in J&K

An Apprehension and Surrender in J&K

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Jul , 2022

Coming on the heels of locals apprehending two armed Lashkar-e-Taiba [LeT] terrorists [including a self-styled commander’ responsible for many terror attacks and bomb blasts] in Tukson Dhok...

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Interception of Hezbollah UAVs on the way to a collection mission in...

Interception of Hezbollah UAVs on the way to a collection mission in...

By: Cdr (Dr) Eyal Pinko | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Jul , 2022

On Saturday afternoon, July 2, 2022, three Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) were launched from Lebanon toward Israel's gas rigs. The UAVs were launched by Hezbollah's UAV unit; a unit currently...

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Pavel Sukhoi’s combat family: fighters that have no match in the world

Pavel Sukhoi’s combat family: fighters that have no match in the world

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 Jul , 2022

2022 marks the 45th anniversary of the maiden flight of the Su-27 fighter prototype developed by the Sukhoi Experimental Design Bureau, which marked the birth of the famed family of Su-27/Su-30...

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Drone Swarms: Asset and Threat – is India Ready?

Drone Swarms: Asset and Threat – is India Ready?

By: Gp Capt AK Sachdev | Issue: Vol. 37.2, Apr-Jun 2022 | Date: 04 Jul , 2022

Military drones are disrupting warfare in the three domains of air, land and sea. Their exploits in the Ukraine war continue to excite interest even as this is being written. In recent years,...

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Defeating Pakistan Army’s Proxy War in Kashmir

Defeating Pakistan Army’s Proxy War in Kashmir

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Jul , 2022

Pakistan army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa’s post-Article 370 abrogation rant that “Pakistan Army firmly stands by the Kashmiris in their just struggle to the very end,” and that “We are...

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As China pushes North, will India’s Arc of Influence Shrink?

As China pushes North, will India’s Arc of Influence Shrink?

By: Ramananda Sengupta | Issue: Vol. 37.2, Apr-Jun 2022 | Date: 02 Jul , 2022

If China and Russia dominate the Arctic trade routes and resources, will the Indo-Pacific lose its relevance? One of the less publicised reasons for India’s refusal to call out Russia over its...

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DRDO conducts successful maiden flight of Autonomous Flying Wing Technology...

DRDO conducts successful maiden flight of Autonomous Flying Wing Technology...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Jul , 2022

Maiden flight of the Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator was carried out successfully by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) from the Aeronautical Test Range,...

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The Spoofer is Skylock’s new revolutionary C-UAS solution

The Spoofer is Skylock’s new revolutionary C-UAS solution

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Jul , 2022

Skylock's C-UAS GPS spoofing solution has a unique patent pending technology that is effective against all UAS platforms equipped with GNSS receivers. The ultimate “on the move” protection,...

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India Can Have Working Relations With Taliban

India Can Have Working Relations With Taliban

By: Manish Rai | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Jul , 2022

Recently India has reinvented its engagement policy with the Taliban. As in the first week of June, a high-level Indian diplomatic delegation led by Shri J P Singh, Joint Secretary in the...

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First Flight of ALH (Wheeled Version) with 2-Segmented Main Rotor Blades and...

First Flight of ALH (Wheeled Version) with 2-Segmented Main Rotor Blades and...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Jun , 2022

The first flight of Advanced Light Helicopter (Wheeled Version) with segmented MRBs (Main Rotor Blades) and MRH (Main Rotor Head) in pre-cone configuration was carried out in Bengaluru,...

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Unmanned Wingman Plan India

Unmanned Wingman Plan India

By: Air Marshal Anil Chopra | Issue: Vol. 37.2, Apr-Jun 2022 | Date: 30 Jun , 2022

Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has announced that flight testing of India’s ‘Loyal Wingman’ warrior drone would begin by 2024. The loyal wingman drones will accompany manned Indian Air...

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Israel’s Elbit Systems Wins $220M to Supply Airborne Precision Munition...

Israel’s Elbit Systems Wins $220M to Supply Airborne Precision Munition...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Jun , 2022

Elbit Systems Ltd.  announced that it was awarded an approximately $220 million contract to supply precision guidance kits for airborne munitions to a country in Asia-Pacific. The contract will...

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GOCO Model: Floundering in Rough Waters

GOCO Model: Floundering in Rough Waters

By: Lt Gen (Dr) NB Singh | Issue: Vol. 37.2, Apr-Jun 2022 | Date: 29 Jun , 2022

No military has ever outsourced Equipment Readiness; the Indian Army could be the first! The Indian Army’s ambitious plan for modernisation of the Army Base Workshops (ABWs) and implementation...

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Pakistan: Land of ‘Disappearances’ and ‘Reappearances’

Pakistan: Land of ‘Disappearances’ and ‘Reappearances’

By: Nilesh Kunwar | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Jun , 2022

Pakistan is a strange land where people seem to be ‘appearing’, ‘disappearing’ and ‘reappearing’ all the time. While this strange occurrence follows no discernable pattern, but it...

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Towards a Prompt Global Defence Architecture for India

Towards a Prompt Global Defence Architecture for India

By: Navneet Bhushan and Adithya Akula | Issue: Vol. 37.2, Apr-Jun 2022 | Date: 27 Jun , 2022

India celebrated its national technology day on 11th May 2022 to celebrate the Shakti series of nuclear tests in 1998, that heralded an era of nuclear-armed India with a well-defined nuclear...

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Anti-Nationals versus Agniveers

Anti-Nationals versus Agniveers

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Jun , 2022

Fire has two manifestations: Godly that creates, nurtures and sustains; and savage, that destroys and rejoices over the destruction of creations, achievements and accomplishments. The later...

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