Indian Defence Update Blog

Why the Tejas cost is high

There has been some public handwringing over the unit cost of the Tejas LCA.  Most of it motivated, from the same quarters that had repeatedly doubted whether the aircraft would be other than a...

Lockheed Martin unveils New Fighter F-21 for India

HIGHLIGHTS US defence firm Lockheed Martin unveiled F-21, a multi-role fighter jet for India, which it claimed will be produced in India The firm said that it would partner with Tata Advanced Systems to...

Modi government had planned for 148 Dassault Rafale ?

Former Defence Secretary G Mohan Kumar, who was in the thick of things when the Rafale deal was in the making, came out all guns blazing in support of the Narendra Modi Government and termed the recent reports...

ISRO’s EMISAT: Electronic Spy in Space

EMISAT is an advanced electronic intelligence (ELINT) satellite jointly developed by ISRO-DRDO. It has a basic architecture similar to HySIS (based on Small Satellite Bus-2) which was first used in SARAL satellite. The satellite...

India goes to an old friend for fighter aircraft

India is turning to old military partner Russia as it scrambles to close gaps in its combat aircraft strength with top officials confirming that procurement of a new squadron of Su 30 MKI jets...

Lockheed Martin says F-21 is not old wine in new bottle

Betting big on India and hoping to bag the multi-billion-dollar contract for 114 fighter jets, American aerospace and defence giant Lockheed Martin Wednesday unveiled the F-21 multi-role fighter, designed especially for India. Lockheed Martin,...