Friday, March 5, 2021
Heading into the 1990s China's air defence (AD) network had found itself straddled with a mass of obsolete equipment & failed modernization programs. China's radar network at the time relied on 1950s Soviet equipment. The Airborne Early Warning &...
Earlier today, a missile airframe integrated with a solid fuel ducted ramjet (SFDR) propulsion system was tested by India's Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO). Unlike an earlier test in May 2018, when only the nozzle-less  booster of the...
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 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...
  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...
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...
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...
Image: Squadron Patch of the resurrected No.18 Flying Bullets Squadron On May 27, 2020, the  No.18 squadron of the Indian Air Force (IAF) also known as the 'Flying Bullets' will be resurrected at Sulur airbase in Tamil Nadu as 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. ...
Editor's note: Even as the Indian Air force will soon begin inducting  a number of new standoff strike powered munitions from the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) stable, the Armament  Research  and Development Establishment (ARDE), Pune,  DRDO’s premier...

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