Monday, October 3, 2022
India has entered the military-application oriented powered hypersonic club with the Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO) successfully conducting a test of the scramjet -powered Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) earlier today. According to DRDO, the test has achieved...
Rising like a phoenix above Bengaluru, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited’s HJT-36 ‘Sitara’ Intermediate Jet Trainer (IJT), took to the sky for the first time in three years on April 17, 2019. The IJT program has been resurrected on account of...
  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...
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...
The recent withdrawal of the move to import 114 'single-engine fighters' (SEF) by India's Ministry of Defence (MoD) opens a window of opportunity for the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), controlled by the Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO), to...
Earlier today, an Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-F11 (GSLV-F11) successfully put into a Geonsynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO), the Indian Air Force's (IAF's) first ever dedicated communications satellite called GSAT-7A. While orbit raising manoeuvres will begin...
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. ...
 This marks the conclusion of our 3-part series (read the first two parts here and here) on China’s integrated air defence system (IADS). This last installment focuses on China’s AD network in Tibet, since that is the place where...
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....
The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Tejas Mk1 received Final Operational Clearance (FOC) earlier this year during Aero India 2019.  Though, this was a watershed moment for the Tejas program, it was however the first part of the FOC process,...

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