||Rustom-2 UAV akka “Desi Baaz”||

Defence Research Development Organisation  successfully tested its heavy duty, medium altitude, long endurance unmanned aerial vehicle RUSTOM 2 or TAPAS-BH-201(Tactical Airborne Platform for Aerial Surveillance-Beyond Horizon-201) from its test facility center at Challakere in Karnataka’s Chitradurga district on 25 February 2018. DRDO chairman S Christopher, its Director General of Aeronautical System CP Ramanarayanan, DG Electronics and Communication … Read more ||Rustom-2 UAV akka “Desi Baaz”||

IAF’s wait for own satellite gets longer

The Indian Air Force’s wait for its own satellite is getting longer because of a delay in obtaining a dedicated frequency band from the international regulatory body. Like any other communication satellite, the IAF’s GSAT-7A, too, has to operate within a specific frequency band. The bands are allocated by the International Telecommunication Union. Sources in … Read more IAF’s wait for own satellite gets longer

Indian Air Force Chief Arup Raha brushes aside Chinese reaction to Agni-V launch

Brushing aside Chinese reaction on the test firing of long-range nuclear capable missile Agni-V, IAF chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Wednesday said India should carry on with its task of building deterrence capability. In an apparent swipe at China, he said one should not talk about someone else doing something unless it is … Read more Indian Air Force Chief Arup Raha brushes aside Chinese reaction to Agni-V launch

Indian Air Force to induct DRDO AEW&CS Aircraft on Dec 23 at Chitradurga Range in Karnataka

After a delay, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) would help in enhancing Indian Air Force’s capability to snoop and detect activities of Pakistani and Chinese air force as it is planning to induct the indigenously-developed snooping plane later this month. “The plan is to induct the Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEWC) aircraft … Read more Indian Air Force to induct DRDO AEW&CS Aircraft on Dec 23 at Chitradurga Range in Karnataka

DRDO to continue working on Naval Tejas despite being rejected by the Navy so as to use the experience to develop Fifth generation Aircraft

Despite the Navy junking the aircraft carrier version of the home-grown Light Combat Aircraft, the DRDO would continue working on the plane to develop it into a naval variant of the indigenous fifth-generation Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA). In a setback to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Make in India programme in defence sector, Navy Chief … Read more DRDO to continue working on Naval Tejas despite being rejected by the Navy so as to use the experience to develop Fifth generation Aircraft

DRDO to deliver four naval systems to Indian Navy

In a major fillip towards indigenization, defence research agency DRDO will deliver four naval systems to navy today. Four systems include Abhay – Compact Hull Mounted SONAR for Shallow Water Crafts, Humsa UG – Upgrade for the Humsa SONAR System, NACS – Near-field Acoustic Characterisation System, and AIDSS – Advanced Indigenous Distress SONAR System for … Read more DRDO to deliver four naval systems to Indian Navy

Brazilian Aerospace Major Embraer bribed and used middlemen to secure contracts for three Embraer Aircraft ordered by the DRDO for building an indigenous AWACS

India has asked an explanation from the Brazilian aircraft-maker Embraer following media reports of an international investigation into the alleged payment of bribes to secure an aircraft deal in 2008. Embraer is alleged to have used bribes and involved middlemen to secure contracts in India and Saudi Arabia. In India’s case, the payoff was made … Read more Brazilian Aerospace Major Embraer bribed and used middlemen to secure contracts for three Embraer Aircraft ordered by the DRDO for building an indigenous AWACS

Indian Army sets up design bureau to promote production of home-grown weapons

In an effort to conceive and support homegrown mission, the Indian Army has set up the Army Design Bureau. About 50 years after Indian Navy established its Naval Design Bureau; the Indian Army has recently announced about setting up of the Army Design Bureau (ADB). The design bureau will boost production of weapons that would … Read more Indian Army sets up design bureau to promote production of home-grown weapons

India Will No Longer Require Israel’s Heron or US Predator Drones

Rustom Drone

India’s defense forces will require more than 5,000 UAVs in the coming ten years. If successful, the soon-to-be-tested Rustom II will eliminate the need for India to import UAVs from the US and Israel. India’s homemade medium altitude long endurance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Rustom II is due for its first test flight by the … Read more India Will No Longer Require Israel’s Heron or US Predator Drones

Prithvi Missiles to be retired ; to be replaced with Agni Missile Series

Missile Man and former President APJ Abdul Kalam’s dream project Prithvi will now be replaced by Agni series and other missiles. Prithvi, India’s first indigenous ballistic missile, has served more than its intended use and will now be phased out. The new Agni series will include Agni-1 (700 km), Agni-2 (2,000 km), Agni-3 (3,000 km), … Read more Prithvi Missiles to be retired ; to be replaced with Agni Missile Series

Why India can’t make Copies of Military Hardware Just like China ?

India is surrounded by two nuclear-armed neighbors who make up Second largest combined Air Force fleet in the world only to be surpassed by United states of America . Indian Air force might be on the terminal decline for past few years now and several attempts have been made to recover and make it a … Read more Why India can’t make Copies of Military Hardware Just like China ?

“Next Generation of Akash (NG) Missile System under Development” – BEL Chief

Terming as “satisfactory” the performance of Akash missile that has been inducted into the Indian Army and Air Force, Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), today said the development of the weapon system’s next generation is currently underway. “As far as Akash is concerned, the system which has now been inducted into the Indian Army and Air … Read more “Next Generation of Akash (NG) Missile System under Development” – BEL Chief

SAAW: India’s First Fully Indigenized Anti-Airfield Weapon

India has actually taken a lead in the development and testing of its ‘First Fully Indigenised’ Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW). Highly placed sources in the Union ministry of defence shared exclusively that the SAAW was successfully test launched from a Jaguar aircraft towards the fag end of first quarter of May by the Aircraft & … Read more SAAW: India’s First Fully Indigenized Anti-Airfield Weapon

Multi Caliber Individual Weapon System..Meeting the needs of Future Soldiers

DRDO and ARDE have been working on developing a new Assault Rifle for the Indian Armed Forces.The Indian Armed Forces specially the Indian Army is not quite satisfied with the performance of Indigiously developed INSAS Assault Rifle. INSAS which has been in service with the Indian Armed Forces from the times of Kargil War (1999) … Read more Multi Caliber Individual Weapon System..Meeting the needs of Future Soldiers