India test fires BrahMos with Indian seeker
By Rohit Srivastava
Just a crore of FDI in defence
By Rohit Srivastava
During UPA Rafale bid saw 300% cost escalation — Sitharaman
By Rohit Srivastava
Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has won the coveted All India Management Association (AIMA) Managing India Award for the ‘Outstanding PSU of the Year’.
Indian desire to acquire armed drones from United States (US) has received the much required flip. On April 19, US president Donald Trump gave his approval for a new policy on the export of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) which will allow export of armed drone to its allies.
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has completed developmental testing on the Small Diameter Bomb II, a key step toward bringing this new capability to fighter pilots. Government confidence testing, a prerequisite for operational testing, is scheduled to be completed this year.
As part of the ongoing massive IAF exercise 'Gaganshakti-2018', fighters, helicopters and transport assets have been deployed at the Advanced Landing Grounds (ALG).
During both phases of Exercise Gagan Shakti, the IAF is effectively exercising its Maritime war fighting concepts on both the Western and Eastern seaboards.
5000 sorties in 3 days, disaster-relief evacuation drills and more, the air warriors are 'shaking the heavens and splitting the Earth'
As part of the ongoing IAF exercise 'Gaganshakti-2018', in a joint operation, the IAF and Indian Army Parachute Brigade undertook a Battalion level airborne assault on the evening and night of April 14, 2018, in the desert sector.
The Defence Secretary, Sanjay Mitra, IAS, visited Air Force Base at Sirsa, Haryana on 14 Apr 18. He was accompanied by Air Marshal SB Deo PVSM AVSM VM VSM ADC, Vice Chief of Air Staff.
As part of the ongoing massive IAF exercise 'Gaganshakti-2018', on 14 Apr 18 the IAF conducted maritime air operations on the Western sea board, with the clear aim of air dominance and deep strike validation over the extended area of interest in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR).
As part of the ongoing massive IAF exercise 'Gaganshakti-2018', the Indian Air Force conducted a Mass Casualty Air Evacuation Drill in the Northern sector.
Major IAF level exercise Gaganshakti has started from April 11, 2018. This year over 1100 aircraft have been deployed at their operational locations. This exercise is also unique as LCA our indigenous fighters are being deployed at forward bases.
During the Exercise GaganShakti-18, the IAF has formalised the concept of a Forward Surgical Centre (FSC).A Forward Surgical Centre is set up at a remote forward location in the IAF with the aim of enhancing the medical capabilities at a forward base which is located away from a service hospital.
Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman addressed a meeting of India's Defence Attaches (DAs) here today.
Lockheed Martin delivered the first HC-130J Combat King II combat search and rescue tanker to the California Air National Guard on April 5 at the company's site here.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is pleased to announce the recent award of a $81M Foreign Military Sales contract by the US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center for the United Kingdom (UK) MQ-9B PROTECTOR unmanned aircraft system programme.
With eye on the expanding footprint of Chinese navy in the Indian Ocean, Indian Air Force(IAF) is conducting an "all encompassing coordinated and composite exercise named Gaganshakti" from April 8-22.
Boeing recently achieved a major certification milestone following a successful refueling flight between two KC-46 tankers. The company's tanker program has now completed its required Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) fuel on-load testing.
Boeing and the Canadian government have agreed to an amendment to an existing performance-based logistics (PBL) contract. Under the $313 million fixed-price amendment, Boeing will continue to provide full system logistics...
The Government owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited records a turnover of over 18,000 crores (provisional and unaudited) for the year ending March 31, 2018 (corresponding figure for the previous year was 17,605 crores).
Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has achieved the landmark turnover of more than 10,000 Crores (Provisional & Unaudited) during FY 2017-18, sustaining double digit growth over the previous year's turnover of 8,825 Crores.
In line with Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 and following the announcement of HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crowne Prince, Deputy Chairman of the Council of Ministers and Minster of Defense, to localize 50 per cent...
Naini Aerospace Limited (NAeL), Allahabad made its first delivery of 335 LCA and 28 ALH cable looms after being taken over by HAL as a subsidiary.
Ministry of Defence proposed an open challenge to people attending the event with prizes worth 1,00,000
Republic of Korea and US government leaders celebrated the public debut or 'roll out' of the first Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) F-35A Lightning II at the Lockheed Martin Fort Worth production facility today.
The Indo-Russian supersonic cruise missile BrahMos made its maiden flight, on March 22, with an Indian seeker system.
The Honourable President of India and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Ram Nath Kovind awarded the President's Standard to 51 Squadron and President's Colours to 230 Signal Unit of the Indian Air Force in a ceremonial parade...
Rockwell Collins has received a follow-on order for 300 Military Code (M-Code) GPS receivers from the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (USAF SMC).
Lockheed Martin recently awarded GE Aviation a multi-million-dollar contract to upgrade the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Air Force's F-16 data transfer system.
At a time when India is making efforts to reduce its defence import bill and develop defence manufacturing through 'Make in India' initiative, the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) figures shared by the government shows little interest of the world in Indian defence sector.
Lockheed Martin successfully tested a production-configuration Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM) from a US Air Force B-1B bomber.
Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) has paid an Interim Dividend of 2,62,29,12,635.20/- (Rupees Two Hundred and Sixty Two Crores Twenty Nine Lakhs Twelve Thousand Six Hundred Thirty Five and Twenty Paise only) to the Government of India for the year 2017-18.
The U.S. Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a contract to provide comprehensive training support services for Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), supporting schoolhouse operations for various crew positions across multiple mission design series aircraft, aircrew training and support...
Yesterday at the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference (DIMDEX), CAE was awarded a subcontract from Leonardo Helicopters to provide the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) with a comprehensive NH90 helicopter training solution. The contract is valued at more than C$150 million.
From naval support to clearing air about Rafale jets and solar power, this was one busy diplomatic visit
A Multilateral Air Force exercise, 'Exercise Samvedna', is being spearheaded by Indian Air Force and conducted by Southern Air Command (SAC) from March 12-17, 2018. 'Samvedna' means 'Empathy' and will ensure better understanding and sharing of response procedures between a number of friendly neighbouring nations.
Tata Boeing Aerospace Limited (TBAL), a joint venture between Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Tata Advanced Systems Ltd. (TASL) today inaugurated its state-of-the-art facility in Hyderabad.
India and United States, on February 26, held the eighth round of Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI) Inter Agency Task Force meeting in New Delhi.
CAE today announced that the Italian Air Force has recently accepted into service a Predator Mission Trainer located at Amendola Air Force Base (AFB) in Italy.
Over the past several months, UAE Air Force RQ-1E RPA aircrews have completed several courses being delivered by CAE MME, including an RPA Sensor Operator Fundamentals Course and RPA Aircrew Fundamentals Course.
VCSi is based on 25 years of experience and 1.5 million flight hours
Reiterating the Union Government's stand on the Rafale fighter jet deal, Minister of Defence Nirmala Sitharaman, on February 18, said that during the negotiations the cost of the aircraft went three times high.
In an impressive ceremony organised by the Air Force Sports Control Board in New Delhi on 12 Feb 2018, sportspersons who have achieved laurels for the nation and for IAF were felicitated by Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, Chief of the Air Staff.
Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC, Chief of the Air Staff paying Homage to Martyrs at Noida Shaheed Smarak, Noida on February 16, 2018
Another set of approvals from DAC to better equip the humble soldier for the existing and future conflicts.
GE Aviation recently received approval for its flight management system from the Boeing KC-46 tanker program. The approval is a result of Boeing securing an amended type certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the 767-2C aircraft configuration of the KC-46 aircraft.
Lockheed Martin reached a major milestone with the delivery of its 400th C-130J Super Hercules aircraft on February 9.
China, on February 9, commissioned its first stealth fighter aircraft in People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF), reports Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua.
To expedite the capital acquisition for Indian armed forces, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on February 7, constituted a 13-member advisory body to undertake independent review and status check of critical projects.
With its increased thrust towards technology development, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, has achieved a milestone with the first flight of Hawk-i with indigenous Real Time Operating System (RTOS) developed by it.
Following the footsteps of the Singapore Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen, the visiting Chief of Staff of the US Air Force General David L Goldfein, on February 3, flew a sortie in Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas at the Air Force station Jodhpur.
Aiming at modernising the forces, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley spoke about the defence sector in the fiscal budget today morning. Hiked by 7.81 per cent to 2,95,511 crore from the previous year’s 2,74,114 crore...
General David L Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the US Air Force inspecting the Guard of Honour on arrival at Air Headquarters, New Delhi today
India displayed its military might in the presence of ASEAN leaders
President confers Ashok Chakra (Posthumous) to Corporal Jyoti Prakash Nirala; President confers Shaurya Chakra (Posthumous) to Sergeant Khairnar Milind Kishor, Corporal Nilesh Kumar Nayan; President confers Shaurya Chakra to Corporal Devendra Mehta; President confers Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry) to Wing Commander Anshul Saxena Flying (Pilot), Squadron Leader Rajiv Chauhan Adm/Garud, Sqn Ldr Kamal Sharma Flying (Pilot)
Lockheed Martin test pilot Elliott "Hemo" Clemence reached a milestone logging 100 flight hours in the the T-50A, the company's offering for the U.S. Air Force's Advanced Pilot Training (APT) competition.
After his visit to AF Station Jaisalmer, wherein he flew a sortie on the MiG-21 T-96 aircraft, the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC inspected AF Station Jodhpur, today.
Mr Gowtama M V, Chairman & Managing Director of Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL), and BEL have been conferred the 'Amity Leadership Award for Business Excellence' by the Amity School of Engineering and Technology, Uttar Pradesh.
Schiebel's CAMCOPTER® S-100 UAS (Unmanned Air System) proved its suitability for search and rescue missions as part of an ongoing homicide investigation in Stiwoll, Austria, in late 2017.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) successfully demonstrated its latest Automatic Takeoff and Landing Capability (ATLC) using a Satellite Communications (SATCOM) data link for its MQ-9B SkyGuardian™/SeaGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA).
Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) displayed its solidarity with the Government's 'Make in India' initiative and intent to partner with the private industry to achieve the goal of self-reliance by participating in the two-day...
India, on January 19, was formally inducted as the 43rd member of the Australia Group (AG), a voluntary group of countries working to stop the spread of chemical and biological weapons.
Indian Naval Ship Vikramaditya, the largest ship in the Navy and the country's only aircraft carrier was formally affiliated to The Bihar Regiment...
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, on January 17, took her maiden flight on the Indian Air Force (IAF) frontline multi-role fighter Su-30 MKI, from the Jodhpur air base.
The operationalisation of Chinese stealth fighter is a grave threat to Indian security.
After the debacle of Spike deal, proving the skeptics wrong the two Prime Ministers display confidence in the strength and depth of the bilateral relations between India and Israel and agree to take it further into new territories.
Florence Parly, France's minister of the Armed Forces, officially welcomed the country's first C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to the Armée de l'Air's 62st Transport Wing with a ceremony at Orléans-Bricy Air Base today.
Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, VM, ADC, Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) visited the NCC Republic Day Camp 2018 at Delhi Cantt on 12 Jan 2018.
An expert team of IAF mountaineers had successfully scaled highest peaks of six different continents earlier and had recently embarked upon its culminating expedition to Mt Vinson in Antarctica to complete Mission Seven Summits.
The Hon'ble Raksha Mantri, Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, made her maiden visit to the Bangalore Complex of Navratna Defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd and had a first-hand glimpse of the facilities here today, January 9, 2018.
Continuing its recent spree of approval for capital purchases, Minister of Defence Nirmala Sitharaman, on January 4, approved purchase of aircraft training and electronic warfare solutions worth 2,420 crore.
To add more precise fire power to Indian military, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today cleared two procurement proposals worth over 1,600 crore.
Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC, Chief of the Air Staff is on a three day visit from 28-30 Dec 17 to Air Force Station Nal, one of the premier air bases operating the MiG-21 aircraft.
India, on December 28, successfully conducted test of indigenously developed Advanced Air Defence (AAD) - anti ballistic missile interceptor.
Lockheed Martin received a $110 million, five-year Phase 1 contract from the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to develop and demonstrate a new low-cost cruise missile called Gray Wolf.
After scaling of Mt Everest in 2005, IAF launched a unique and unprecedented series of mountaineering expedition 'Mission Seven Summits' with an aim to fly the tricolour and the IAF flag on the highest peaks in every continent.
Giving a major flip to Indo-US defence cooperation, India has begun the process to procure remotely piloted Predator 'B' Sea Guardian from United States.
HAL has received a Request for Proposal (RFP) for 15 Limited Series Light Combat Helicopters (LCH) from the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Indian Army today.
Through the Foreign Military Sale process, the US Air Force has awarded Boeing a $279 million contract for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force's (JASDF's) first KC-46 tanker and logistics support, marking the aircraft's first international sale.
Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) last year cleared proposal for purchase of 83 LCA Mark 1 A aircrafts including 10 twin seat trainer version.
Boeing congratulates the Indian Air Force and 81st "Skylords" Squadron for the C-17 Globemaster III fleet achieving 12,000 flight hours since induction in 2014.
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted Boeing's KC-46 tanker program an Amended Type Certificate (ATC) for its core 767-2C aircraft...
After a glorious 45 years of service, Mi-8 also known as the "PRATAP", once the back bone for medium lift helicopter capability in Indian Air Force, flew its last mission on December 17. A formal phasing out ceremony was held at the Air Force Station, Yelahanka in Bengaluru.
Aiming at countering the expanding Chinese Naval power in the Indian Ocean and its belligerent behavior in the South East Asian waters, India in December held secretary level talks with Japan and Australia to discuss the existing challenges...
Boeing and the Netherlands Ministry of Defence today signed an agreement that will upgrade six Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) Chinook helicopters to the latest F-model configuration, ensuring commonality of systems for their entire fleet of 20 F-model Chinooks.
Lockheed Martin received a $22.8 million contract from the US Air Force on behalf of the US Navy to produce Paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bomb (LGB) kits.
GPS III and OCX Successfully Complete Factory Mission Readiness Test
After much wait, India, during the plenary of the participating states at Vienna, becomes the 42nd member of the global dual use technology group ‘Wassenaar Arrangement’ (WA) on December 8.
HAL is looking to produce 100 HTT-40, efforts on to achieve basic certification of LUH by mid-2018.
Lockheed Martin successfully fired production-configuration Long Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASM) from a US Air Force B-1B bomber.
Raytheon Company has completed Lot 1 production of the Small Diameter Bomb II, a new weapon that will give fighter pilots the ability to destroy moving targets at any time and in all-weather conditions.
Expressing his support for the defence public sector aviation major, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Minister of State for Defence, Subhash Bhamre has said that its facility is of national importance and will continue to get work.
Today morning Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Subhash Bhamre inaugurated the online examination web portal of Indian Air Force at Air HQ (VB).
Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa, Chief of the Air Staff is on an official visit to Sri Lanka from December 11-14, 2017, to deliberate on matters of mutual interest related to regional security.
After scaling of Mt Everest in 2005, IAF launched a unique and unprecedented series of mountaineering expeditions 'Mission Seven Summits' with an aim to fly tricolour and IAF flag on the highest peaks in every continent.
Rejecting the Chinese claim of air intrusion, India on December 7 said that the drone was on a training mission and lost control and crossed over the Line of Actual Control in the Sikkim Sector.
Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, Chief of the Air Staff addressed all Commanders of Training Establishments of Training Command on 07 Dec 17, during the Commanders' Conference held at Headquarters Training Command (HQ TC).
Godrej Aerospace, a unit of Godrej & Boyce, has received order to manufacture 100 sets of airframes for air launched version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise...
The first Boeing KC-46A tanker that will be delivered to the US Air Force next year successfully completed its first flight and airborne tests today, taking off from Paine Field at 10:32 a.m. PST and landing approximately three-and-one-half hours later.
With these significant dose of new agreements, the latest round of Defence Ministers Dialogue will help India-Singapore defence and strategic relations cross new milestones in promoting each others' strategic interests in the region...
With twin objective of balancing the expanding footprints of Chinese Navy in the East Asian waters and creating a strong military base for 'Act East' policy, India and Singapore on November 29 signed India-Singapore Bilateral Agreement for Navy...
An Indian Air Force Embraer transport aircraft specialised to conduct Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) function, successfully carried out Air to Air Refuelling (AAR), to fly a long duration flight beyond the aircraft's stated endurance.
The 2nd Defence Ministers' Dialogue between India and Singapore was successfully concluded today. It was inaugurated after both countries signed the revised Defence Cooperation Agreement (DCA) in 2015 to further strengthen...
The Joint Special Forces Training Camp is conducted annually under the aegis of Headquarters Integrated Defence Staff with a view to furthering integration between the Services in the field of Special Operations.
Boeing is not just offering unmatched products to the Indian armed forces but also significant benefits to India’s indigenous aerospace manufacturing sector...
The Annual Commanders' Conference of South Western Air Command (SWAC) was inaugurated by Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC Chief of the Air Staff on November 17, 2017 at Gandhinagar.
The Hon'ble President of India and the Supreme Commander of Indian Armed Forces, Shri Ram Nath Kovind awarded the prestigious President's Standard...
The induction and operationalization of the indigenous fighter jet Light Combat Aircraft-Tejas received a major boost with Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria, AVSM, VM, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Southern Air Command undertaking a solo flight for 30 minutes from HAL Airport, here today.
From a neutral standpoint, the relations between the US and India have always been influenced by the regional hegemonies of South-East Asia.
The first Prime Ministerial visit from Italy in a decade was intended to mend the relations with an emerging Asian giant and a rising economic power, which is also set to be the biggest defence market in the coming years.