Category: Indian Navy

HAL AMCA India’s fifth generation fighter update

  Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) is an Indian programme of a fifth-generation fighter aircraft. It is being developed by an aerospace industry team which consist of Aeronautical Development Agency as a design firm and to be manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). It is a single-seat, twin-engine, stealth supermaneuverable all weather multirole fighter aircraft.…

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India’s 2nd nuclear submarine ‘INS Aridhaman’ to be deadlier than INS Arihant

  India’s Nuclear-Powered Ballistic Missile Submarine INS Arihant has cleared all deep sea and weapons firing trials and is waiting for clearance from the Indian Navy to be officially inducted into the force. It will soon join India’s underwater fleet and assume operational duties in service to the nation. INS Arihant will guarantee India a…

Seeker technology will revolutionise Indian Defence

India and Israel are expected to ink a significant Defence deal worth over Rs50,000 crore for Seeker technology ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Tel Aviv later this year. The cutting-edge technology will help India take a giant leap forward in manufacturing smart weapons within the country and rapidly modernise missile and rocket…

Competitors Challenge Low Bid in Indian Navy Radar Tender

NEW DELHI — Competing companies in the Indian Navy's surface surveillance radar (SSR) tender question whether the low bidder will be able to produce the radar at its proposed cost. A partnership of India's Nova Integrated Systems and Terma of Denmark emerged as the low bidder, say Indian Defence Ministry sources. Nova's bid is more than five times lower than the…

Nirbhay Missile:- India’s indigenuously developed sub sonic long range cruise missile

Nirbhay is a long range, subsonic cruise missile designed and developed in India by the Defence Research and Development Organisation. Nirbhay is an all-weather, low-cost, long-range cruise missile capable of carrying conventional and nuclear war heads. The missile has a range of more than 1000 km, weighs about 1500 kg and has a length of…

‘Asia will be divided if India joins US patrols’ :: China warns

Any move by India to join the US Navy to jointly patrol the disputed South China Sea will be against its national interest, would divide Asian countries and further escalate regional tensions, a state-run Chinese daily said on Friday. The Chinese media’s reaction came after it was reported in January that the US and India…

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India’s first nuclear submarine INS Arihant ready for operations, passes deep sea tests

India’s first nuclear armed submarine is now ready for full fledged operations, having passed several deep sea diving drills as well as weapons launch tests over the past five months and a formal induction into the naval fleet is only a political call away. Multiple officials closely associated with the project to operationalize the INS…

The Indian Navy not only short of Submarines but also lacks with Torpedo’s

The modern torpedo is a self-propelled weapon with an explosive warhead, launched above or below the water surface, propelled underwater towards a target, and designed to detonate either on contact with its target or in proximity to it. Since World War II, torpedoes are considered lethal ‘one shot weapons’ and in the 1971 war, Pakistan…

Indian, US defence officials deny reports of dialogues on naval patrol in South China Sea

A day after reports suggested India and the United States were in talks to conduct joint naval patrols in the South China Sea, Indian Defence Ministry officials have reportedly dismissed the claims. On Wednesday, Reuters cited a US military official claiming that talks between India and the US included plans to launch joint naval patrols within this year in…

Offensive Weapons of destruction :: Russia remains India’s primary defence partner

Until a few years ago, Russian weapons manufacturers were the unquestioned rulers of the Indian defence sector. That changed with India’s defence diversification programme. With India looking westwards, a bunch of countries – especially Cold War untouchables US and Israel – started nibbling away at Moscow’s market share. But in one key area – offensive…

Is India Prepared to Prevent Sea-Borne Terrorist Infiltration?

David Headley, Lashkar-e-Taiba’s American-born “scout” ahead of the devastating November 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai that claimed over 170 lives, testified before an Indian court on Monday via a video conference. Headley’s remarks before the court have received wide coverage in the international media and contained few surprising or new details. Headley’s testimony included references…

HAL Rudra :- India indigenously designed Attack Helicopter

The HAL Rudra also known as ALH-WSI is an armed version of HAL Dhruv. Rudra is equipped with Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) and Thermal Imaging Sights Interface, a 20 mm turret gun, 70 mm rocket pods, anti-tank guided missiles and air-to-air missiles. While flight testing the Light Combat Helicopter, a modified version of HAL Dhruv, the Indian…

IAI-HAL Unmanned Chetak UAV for Navy

The IAI-HAL NRUAV project consists of a Malat-made Helicopter Modification Suite (HeMoS) fitted on HAL's Chetan, an upgraded Chetak with Turbomeca TM 333 2M2 engines. The helicopter is planned to be used for unmanned operations and advanced intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions from warship decks. IAI-HAL NRUAV will feature automatic vertical Take-off and Landing…

IAF wants aerial refuelling, jammers, quick turnaround in new Tejas

Decades of friction came to an end when key stakeholders in the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) finally agreed on the specifications of a fighter that would join the Indian Air Force (IAF) in large numbers, starting in 2018-19. Termed "Standard of Preparation - 2018" (SoP-18), these specifications were agreed between four agencies. Besides the IAF,…

Ministry confirms 106 improved Tejas Mark 1 A for IAF

The HAL Tejas  is an Indian single-seat, single-jet engine, multi-role light fighter developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. It is a tailless, compound delta wing design powered by a single engine. It came from the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) programme, which began in the 1980s to replace India's ageing MiG-21 fighters. Later, the LCA was officially named "Tejas", meaning "Radiant"…

Airbus and Mahindra Jointly proposes EC 725 for Navy

The Eurocopter EC725 Caracal (also named Super Cougar) is a long-range tactical transport helicopter developed to meet a French Air Force requirement for a specialist helicopter for Combat Search & Rescue operations.. It is a twin-engined aircraft and can carry up to 29 seated troops along with two crew, depending on customer configuration. The helicopter is marketed…