Adds Indian Bharat Forge as a partner on drones IDD Bureau India as a market now seems like top-priority for US- based General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc (GA-ASI) which has just announced a partnership with Indian company Bharat Forge Limited to manufacture main landing gear components, subassemblies, and assemblies of the drones of General Atomics.
IDD Bureau India Navy which faces an increasing threat from China, is looking at a greater number of unmanned systems to carry out strikes from air and also from under the sea. Separately, plans for a bigger carrier – it has two for now – are being modified to order another one of the 47,000
It is planned to fly these drones alongside manned aircraft to help extend the aircraft’s sensing range and to also provide an additional weapons bay. The UAS will have a conventional take-off and landing.
Ending months of silence on buying new fighter jets, India has announced it will push the case of getting 114 jets from a foreign maker under a deal expected to be in around $ 20 billion.
The first plane of the latest version of the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet, labelled as ‘Block III’ has been delivered to the US Navy. These are the same planes the US aerospace giant is offering to India for its aircraft carrier based operations.
‘Quad’ has some ‘steel to its spine’ The first ever ‘in-person’ meeting of leaders of the newly-minted four- nation grouping recommitted to partnership, shared security and prosperity—a free and open Indo-Pacific.
The meeting also led to crucial announcements detailing joint efforts on developing critical technology, infrastructure development and addressing climate change besides sharing satellite data, cooperating in space and cyber domains. The four countries will also fund and finance research by 100 scholars each year by way of fellowships.
We are atmanirbhar (self-reliant) in these 209 items on the list, but we need your help in improving these systems, said Rajnath Singh”
On September 10, the US Navy announced it was the first time that a carrier strike group was operating in the South China Sea with the advanced capabilities of the F-35C Lightning II and Navy CMV-22B Osprey tilt rotor helicopter.
Can China enforce its new maritime law. Pacific powers like US and Japan are unlikely to comply. And, that leads to the more critical question of how will Beijing intend to respond to such alleged violations of the already controversial law it has passed
India and US have signed a new $ 22.3 Million development project to design a ‘concept’ to build a new Air-Launched UAV to be used for stand-off imaging and extending the range of communications.