SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 6-2019

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    Letter from the Prime Minister of India

    SP Guide Publications is privileged to share this communication received from Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a response to our Chairman & Managing Director’s congratulatory message to him.

    We at SP’s, do look forward to Hon’ble Prime Minister’s every key step towards making a better and happier tomorrow for our country!

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    SPACE | BLACK HOLE
    A Mystery Sighted?
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    The Black Hole has remained an area of interest and mystery for astronomers, researchers, and scientists for centuries

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    EXCLUSIVE

    SPACE | BLACK HOLE - INTERVIEW
    Decoding the Mystery

    Dr Joseph E. Pesce, PhD, Programme Director, Division of Astronomical Sciences, Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences, National Science Foundation

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    CIVIL | TECHNOLOGY
    Technologies for Fuel Saving & Optimisation
    By Group Captain AK Sachdev (Retd)

    Air transportation has brought with it the unintended curse of environmental pollution, directly attributable to aircraft engines burning fossil fuels

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    CIVIL | ENGINES
    Green Aero–Engines
    By Air Marshal Anil Chopra (Retd)

    As a result of massive increase in air travel by 2025, it is estimated that the total Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emission from commercial aviation may reach 1.5 billion tonne

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    MODI 2.0 | TSUNAMO 2019
    India Must Surf Ahead on the Mighty Tidal Wave
    By Air Chief Marshal A.Y. Tipnis (Retd)

    The resolute Doklam hold-off against China attempting to encroach upon the strategically important Bhutanese plateau, started a resurgence of Indian resolve

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    SPECIAL COLUMN
    India Successfully Test Fires Improved Akash Missile
    By Air Marshal S.B.P. Sinha (Retd)

    The Akash SAM system is capable of intercepting multiple manoeuvring aerial targets, unmanned aerial vehicles, cruise missiles and air-tosurface weapons launched by enemy aircraft from stand-off ranges

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    MILITARY | NUH
    Airbus Springs a Surprise
    By Vishal Thapar

    Government decision awaited on allowing public sector HAL bid in programme meant to create “wider private sector participation”

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    OEM | MILESTONE
    Airbus @ 50 Five Decades of Aviation Transformation
    By Vishal Thapar

    Beginning with the world’s first wide body twin-engine jet airliner, the A300, Airbus has constantly marked many industry milestones as an aerospace giant through its extraordinary journey of 50 years

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    SHOW PREVIEW | PARIS AIR SHOW
    The Longest Running Show Sets the Stage for Aerospace Enthusiasts
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Started in the year 1909, the largest and most anticipated trade show, the Paris Air Show is all set for its 53rd edition this year from June 17 to June 23

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    SHOW PREVIEW | PARIS AIR SHOW
    Repainting the Mobility Picture
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    The effect of innovation, convenience and advancement is at heart of the aerospace industry, from supersonic to electrical engines, many new mobility prototypes, and concepts are expected to take over at the Paris Air Show

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    SHOW PREVIEW | PARIS AIR SHOW
    Anticipation Around Boeing
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Dodging the speculations, Boeing is now overlooking a cloud of anticipations around its new projects and aircraft

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    SHOW PREVIEW | PARIS AIR SHOW
    Combat Aircraft Mock-Up at the Show
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    The upcoming Paris Air Show is expected to be seeing mock-up versions of Airbus’ “Cheetah” Military Helicopter, H160M and Turkey’s first national fighter jet

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    SHOW PREVIEW | PARIS AIR SHOW
    The Innovation Zone Returns with a Near Real Experience
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Situated in the Concorde Hall of the Air and Space Museum at Le Bourget, the innovated-focused Paris Air Lab returns after its debut in the 2017 edition of the Paris Air Show

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    Addressing the Crucial Cyber Protection of Data and Businesses
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    An Experts Roundtable dedicated to demonstrate examples of effective practices and measures around cyber protection will be highlight of the Paris Air Show

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

    While we, indeed with utmost pleasure, compliment Narendra Modi-led BJP for the landslide victory and forming the government 2.0; we do look forward to a better and happier tomorrow.

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    HALL OF FAME
    Messerschmitt Bf 109 – Germany’s Finest
    By Joseph Noronha

    The Messerschmitt Bf 109 needed every ounce of performance it had to take on the British fighters, especially the Spitfire and the Hawker Hurricane during the Battle of Britain

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    LAST WORD
    Coordinate Flawlessly
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    Full potential of assets cannot be exploited unless there is flawless coordination among the different weapons systems deployed especially in high intensity operational environment

  • NEWS | DIGEST
    Appointments

    On Friday, May 31, 2019, Hardeep Singh Puri, a former Indian Foreign Service officer, took over as the Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Civil Aviation.

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    India’s Mi-24 Helicopters to Afghanistan

    Afghanistan has received the first two of four Russian-built Mil Mi-24 attack helicopters from India. The choppers are to boost Afghanistan’s counter-insurgency capabilities.

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    Russian S-500 for Turkey

    According to reports, Turkish President Erdogan said that Russia will produce the S-500 together with Turkey. The S-500 is a long-range anti-ballistic missile system with a planned range of 500-600 km.

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    Japan to Acquire AMRAAM from US

    According to the DSCA, the US State Department has cleared Japan to procure 160 AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM), and one AIM-120C-7 AMRAAM guidance section.

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    India Launches Radar Satellite

    India’s largest surveillance satellite so far, the Radar Satellite (RISAT) 2BR1 has been launched successfully on May 22, 2019. The RISAT 2BR1 is the latest addition to the RISAT series of India’s defensive satellites.

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    LM and Rafael to Develop & Market SPICE

    Lockheed Martin teamed up with Israeli defense company Rafael to develop, market, manufacture as well as support Rafael’s Smart, Precise Impact and Cost-Effective (SPICE) guidance kits for the US market.

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    Russia to Acquire 76 Su-57

    According to TASS, Putin said in a defense meeting: “The 2028 arms programme stipulated the purchase of 16 such jets, we have agreed to purchase 76 such fighters without the increase in prices in the same period of time.”

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    LM Expects Indian Order for F-21

    Lockheed Martin will not sell its F-21 fighter jet to any other country in the event of India placing an order of 114 planes. The company specifically configured the F-21 for the Indian Air Force.

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    Modernisation of Embraer E-99

    The Brazilian Air Force is likely receive its first Embraer E-99M airborne early warning and control aircraft (AEW&C) in early 2020.

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    DARPA Tests Hypersonic Weapons

    The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is preparing to flight test two hypersonic weapons. One vehicle is part of the hypersonic air-breathing weapon concept, or HAWC, programme.

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    Quick RoundUp

    Bell-Boeing has won a $42.2 million contract modification for fleet software sustainment of the V-22 flight control system. The order includes engineering and technical support for the Osprey.