New Delhi joins the race to acquire a hypersonic weapon

by IDD Bureau India has joined the race to acquire a hypersonic weapon. A new test facility of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in Hyderabad is likely to be operational soon, sources said. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is likely to inaugurate the facility soon. Explaining the need for India to explore a hypersonic weapon,

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France offers to end India’s hunt for jet engines

IDD Bureau Safran, the French engine maker, which has an existing partnership to make engines for helicopters in India,  has proposed a path-breaking technology transfer to power fighter jets in India and as  per India’s requirements. The proposal includes options for engines for the Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA), that is New Delhi’s version of

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Drones that convert into missiles to change combat roles

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Future wars will surely have an important element — loitering drones – which can be sent up to loiter and then the same drone converted itself into a missile to attack specified target as and when desired by ground-based controllers. With technologies improving ‘loitering drones, ’ also called loitering ammunitions are now the coveted weapons

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UAV’s changing battle space

Changes in technology to look at the enemy or incoming threats  by using a drone or an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)  is altering the battle space. UAV’s have diverse roles, they can carry weapons, do surveillance, guide missiles, send live video feed  and even act as transit communication point between two units. Over the next

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Helicopter production to dominate Indian military aviation market.

IAF Helicopter Rescue

Fighter jets second production line A strong ‘make in India’ pitch will form the future of military aviation in India over the next two decades.  Helicopters will drive the market as the Indian armed forces – the Army, the Indian Air Force (IAF) and Navy – along with the coast guard need some 1000 copters.

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New technology will change aerospace

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Solar powered UAV’s coming. Four big changes are occurring in the military aerospace sector. An increasing numbers of armed drones and loitering missiles are coming in while in the space of surveillance unmanned aerial vehicles UAV’s,  endurance of a few days is being showcased. The very latest is solar powered UAV’s that arre still being

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