Monday, August 26, 2019
It was 1700 hrs, and in the helicopter unit based at Jammu, nicknamed the 'Condors', Wing Commander Vishal Jain and Squadron Leader Soumya Das were reviewing the days’ work in the process of 'packing up' for the weekend. Little...
  This is the first of a three part series on China’s Air Defence System. The other two parts which can be accessed here and here, will focus on Technology Trends and Air Defence Capability in Tibet.   A very brief history The  First...
  The hit-to-kill (HTK) interception achieved by the Defence Research & Development Organization’s (DRDO’s) updated exo-atmospheric ‘PDV’ anti-ballistic missile (ABM) interceptor on February 11, 2017, was a watershed moment in the history of India’s ballistic missile defence (BMD) program. The...
Non-state actors in West Asia have already demonstrated the efficacy of swarming attacks by off-the-shelf drones on conventional military targets. Denied high-technology weapons and equipment, these non-state actors may have had no choice but to improvise in this manner. ...
Visiting US Air force (USAF) Chief of Staff, General David L. Goldfein flew a sortie earlier today on a trainer variant of India's indigenous light combat aircraft,  the Tejas, at Air Force Station Jodhpur. The plane was flown by...
  It is no overstatement to say that the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) program has made significant progress of late with the Mk1 variant being officially granted Final Operational Clearance (FOC) on February 20, 2019 and its production picking...
After demonstrating a hit-to-kill interception with its PDV exo-atmospheric anti-ballistic missile (ABM) missile in February, the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has followed up that success by executing an intercept mission with its AAD endo-atmospheric interceptor earlier today....
India has long felt the need to develop domestic jet engine capability. Apart from the PTAE-7 turbojet developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited's (HAL's) Engine and Test Bed Research and Design Centre, which is used to power the Lakshya pilotless...
Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar, AVSM, VM and Bar, is the Deputy Chief of Air Staff (DCAS) of the Indian Air Force (IAF). He is a veteran of Operation Safed Sagar, the air operations campaign conducted by the IAF to...
India has long sought to maintain an air power advantage over its potential adversaries as a key aspect of its conventional deterrence posture. To get a view of how Indian air power continues to evolve in relation to its...

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