SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 7-2019

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    EXCLUSIVE

    20 YEARS AFTER KARGIL WAR | AIR MARSHAL R. NAMBIAR
    The Man Who Bombed Tiger Hill Tells Us How the War Was Won from the Air

    Inspired overnight integration of precision bombing kits on 5 Mirage 2000 jets changed the course of the war, Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar reveals in an interview to Vishal Thapar of SP’s Aviation

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    SPACE | CHANDRAYAAN-2
    Chandrayaan-2 Injected Into Earth Orbit
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    India’s first mission to land on the lunar surface will explore the South Pole and make India the fourth country globally to achieve soft-landing on Earth’s only natural satellite

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    SPACE | EXPERT SPEAK
    India: A Space Super Power
    By Air Marshal SBP Sinha (Retd)

    India’s successful space programmes have encouraged it to launch ambitious future projects that include another mission to the Moon, mission to the Sun, manned space mission and establishing a Space Station

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    SHOW REPORT | PARIS AIR SHOW 2019
    Focused on Innovation, the Oldest Air Show Repaints Aerial Commute
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    From captivating displays staged on the ground as well as in the sky to transporting futuristic experiences, 53rd edition of the Paris Air Show wraps up with strong imprints

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    SHOW REPORT | PARIS AIR SHOW 2019
    Electrifying Flying for Reduced Emissions
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    A significant number of hybrid and electric aircraft made way to the longest-running air show, marking a new era of aviation to be followed

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    SHOW REPORT | PARIS AIR SHOW 2019
    Aerospace Magnets Get Down to Business
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Exclusive launches, bulk buying and certificationnudge celebrations for manufacturers at the Paris Air Show 2019

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | INNOVATION
    Embraer’s UX Design Philosophy
    By Jay Beever

    Jay Beever, Vice President, Interior Design, Embraer Executive Jets believes that true innovation must be the design driver that elevates the full spectrum of the customer experience, from user experience to operational efficiency to ownership excellence

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    MILITARY | OEM
    Israeli Muscle
    By Vishal Thapar

    Israel’s defence and aerospace manufacturing sector that are doing a stellar job, working on leading technologies and developing world class products

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    MILITARY | AIR MARSHAL’S VIEW
    Israeli Aerospace and Defence Industries — Forging Ahead!
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    Israeli aerospace and defence industries are clearly neck on neck in the race for development of technology and are taking technology to new heights

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    MILITARY | UNMANNED
    Tactical Heron Joins IAI/MALAT’s UAS Stables
    By SP’s Correspondent

    IAI’s MALAT has extended the Heron Family of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), adding a lighter weight variant optimized for tactical operations.

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    OEM | INTERVIEW
    “Lockheed Martin willing to partner India on LCA Tejas Mk-II and AMCA”

    F-21 offer is complementary to the LCA, campaign lead Dr Vivek Lall tells Vishal Thapar of SP’s Aviation in an exclusive interview

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    SPECIAL COLUMN | AIR MARSHAL S.B.P. SINHA (RETD)
    India Successfully Develops its First Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile
    By Air Marshal S.B.P. Sinha (Retd)

    Successful indigenous design and development of the Astra coupled with Akash Mark 2 SAM, signposts the maturity of the Indian weapons industry in mastering cutting-edge missile technologies

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    A Word from Editor-in-Chief
    By Jayant Baranwal, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

    While talking to SP’s Aviation, Air Marshal Nambiar recounted how the providential availability of Litening targeting pods for 5 Mirage 2000 aircraft helped changed the course of the Kargil War.

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    HALL OF FAME
    Barnes Wallis (1887-1979)
    By Joseph Noronha

    When the World War II started, Wallis felt that the best option to defeat the Germans would be a strategic bombing campaign against their industrial heartland

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    LAST WORD
    Balance Strategic Relationships
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    Success in the domain of foreign policy is unlikely unless a carefully crafted and discreet balance is maintained in relationships with the leading global players.

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    SPECIAL REPORT
    Modest 6.8 Per Cent Hike in India Defence Budget of $46.5 B
    By Vishal Thapar

    The Government on July 5 announced a Budgetary allocation of Rs. 3,18,931.22 crore ($46.5 billion) for Defence services as part of the overall Rs. 27,86,349 crore ($406 billion) Union Budget for 2019-20...

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    SPECIAL REPORT
    IAF gets its First Apache Attack Helicopters at Hindon
    By Vishal Thapar

    The first four of the 22 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters being acquired for the Indian Air Force (IAF) arrived at the Hindon airbase near Delhi on July 27.

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    SPECIAL REPORT
    MTCR Relaxations: Range of BrahMos Increased to 450 km
    By Vishal Thapar

    The range of Indo-Russian BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles has been increased to 450 km after the lifting of restrictions on India under the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), SP’s has learnt from highly-placed military sources.

  • SPECIAL REPORT
    Pak Opens Air Space After Nearly 5 Months of Closure
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Pakistan has re-opened its airspace after the closure of around five months for all civilian traffic on July 16. This step comes as a removal of the ban that was imposed on Indian flights...

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    NEWS | DIGEST
    Saab Gripen and GlobalEye for Finland

    Saab has announced that its offer to deliver its Gripen to Finland also entails two GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft.

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    NEWS | DIGEST
    Litening 5 and Reccelite XR Airborne Targeting Pods

    It has been reported that Israel’s Rafael together with IAI’s Elta Systems will upgrade the Litening 5 and Reccelite XR allweather stand-off airborne electro-optic targeting pods with a synthetic aperture radar imagery intelligence payload, Jane’s reports.

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    India Tests Indigenous Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle

    India launched an indigenously-developed Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) on its maiden test flight from a base off the Odisha coast on June 12, 2019.

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    Sikorsky Contract for Presidential Helicopters

    Sikorsky has won a $542 million firmfixed price modification from the US to produce six VH-92A Presidential Helicopters.

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    Special Operations Helicopters for US Special Forces

    The US Special Operations Command has awarded Boeing a $194.2 million delivery order modification to procure six renew-build and one new-build MH-47G rotary-wing aircraft.

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    US Army Contract for Sikorsky

    The US Army Contracting Command has awarded an FMS contract to Sikorsky for $15 million contract modification to procure the Post Green DD250 aircraft support, storage and maintenance for UH-60M aircraft...

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    Apache Contract for Boeing

    Boeing has won a $47.7 million contract from the US Army for modification in support of the Apache Attack Helicopter AH-64E production line and Apache Longbow Crew Trainers.

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    Japan’s ALOS-3 Satellite

    Japan is planning to put an experimental infrared sensor on board the ALOS-3 satellite which it plans to launch into space orbit next year.

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    Appointments

    Regulator Airports Authority of India has approved the temporary appointment of Anuj Aggarwal, Member (HR), as Chairman AAI, effective August 1, 2019.

  • NEWS | DIGEST
    Quick RoundUp

    It is reported that Israeli defence company Elbit Systems could possibly net a $180 million deal for drones with the Philippines Army.