Monthly Archives: October, 2021

India-UK engage in tri-service war games at Arabian Sea

India-UK Konkan Shakti Military Exercise: Indian Military and the UK defence forces have been engaged in a series of complex maneuvers as part of the first ever tri-service military exercise Konkan Shakti, which is conducted in Arabian Sea this week. The Royal Navy’s Carrier Strike Group (CSG) led by its largest warship HMS Queen Elizabeth and several other front-line ships of the two navies are participating in the week-long war games off the Konkan coast in Western India.

Rolls-Royce pitches MT30 engines to Indian Navy

Rolls Royce MT30 Naval Engine: British engine maker Rolls Royce will pitch its naval engines to Indian Navy for its future ships. The company will showcase its capabilities to design, build and deliver customised power and propulsion solutions for India’s naval modernisation requirements during the Royal Navy ship HMS Elizabeth India tour off Mumbai coast.

Video: Indian Air Force celebrates 89th founding day

Video: Indian Air Force Day: The world’s fourth largest air force, the Indian Air Force, celebrated its founding day on October 8. The IAF was established in October 1932. With its potent combat fighter jets and helicopters, which include French Rafale fighters, Russian Sukhoi-30 MKI jets, Mig-29 fighters, indigenous Light Combat Aircraft Tejas manufactured by state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Mig-21, the Indian Air Force is a force to reckon with.

Germany’s Hensoldt offers new radar jammer Kalaetron Attack

Hensoldt Kalaetron Attack Radar Jammer:  German sensor giant HENSOLDT has developed a new jammer known as Kalaetron Attack that can actively jam enemy radars in an extremely wide frequency band and can also be used passively as a reconnaissance sensor. It combines artificial intelligence, digitisation, active electronically scanning array (AESA) and 3D printing technologies, Hensoldt said on Thursday.  

India’s HAL delivers heaviest semi-cryogenic propellant tank to ISRO

HAL-ISRO semi-cryogenic propellant tank: India’s state owned aircraft manufacturer Thursday handed over the heaviest Semi-Cryogenic propellant tank (SC120- LOX) to the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). The semi cryo-liquid oxygen (LOX) tank – the first developmental welded hardware is a part of the SC120 stage intended for payload enhancement by replacing the L110 stage in existing Mk-III launch vehicle. 

Elbit bags $76 million HMD order for US Army’s Apache pilots

Elbit Systems America US Army HMD Order: Elbit Systems Wednesday announced that its US subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America, was awarded an indefinite delivery and indefinite quantity contract from the US Army to provide Integrated Helmet and Display Sight System for the AH-64 Apache helicopter fleet. The contract, with a maximum potential value of up to approximately $76 million, will be performed over a five-year period.

India minister hands over three locally developed defence tech to military

DRDO Dare to Dream Awards:India’s defence minister Rajnath Singh Monday handed over three indigenously developed defence solutions to the military, a video processing switching module that will help in development of the fifth generation fighter jets, a sonar performance modeling solution, and an indigenously developed bund blasting device to remove obstacles in the way of mechanized columns of Indian Army.

BNET Nano: Israel’s Rafael launches palm-sized software defined radio

Rafael BNET Nano Software Defined Radio: Israel’s leading defence technology firm Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Monday unveiled a new palm-sized software defined radio (SDR) known as BNET Nano Software Radio. The new radio shares the same technological advancements of the BNET family that include scalability, multi-channel reception, and spectrum superiority among other things, said the company.

Russia waives royalty for Kalashnikov rifle production in India

Kalashnikov Rifles India: Russia has waived royalty in favour of technology transfer for AK 203 assault rifle. The plan to manufacture famous Russian Kalashnikov series rifles has been under discussion for almost two years, with the contract stipulating 100% transfer of technology. Though the factory in Amethi was inaugurated in 2019 but production has not yet started due to differences over the issue of pricing and royalty to be paid to the Russian side.