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DRDO Gets Success In First Flight Of Unmanned Aircraft

Unmanned aircraft successfully completes maiden flight with precision in Chitradurga, Karnataka

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US Revives Offer To Co-develop AMCA Fighter Jet Engine With India

American turnaround overrides “export control” concerns which aborted an earlier bid for collaboration on jet engine technology through DTTI in 2019

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IAF Chief Talks Star Wars, Wants Turf Extended To Space

Space-based assets likely to be targeted by adversaries to influence outcome of future wars, warns Air Chief Marshal Chaudhari

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India Test-fires Its First Indigenous Air-launched Anti-ship Missile

NASM-SR a significant step in achieving self-reliance in niche missile technologies

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The Era Of Electronic Warfare Begins

The Russian- Ukraine conflict unfolded the full spectrum of electronic warfare never seen before. Military technologies like satellites, UAVs, ISR equipment, Missiles, aircraft etc. rely on the wireless communication satellite broadband service which is connected to the Internet and involved the jamming of Navigation satellite signals on ground. You can imagine when your ability to fly and fire accurately are suddenly denied. The very foundation of precision strikes is made redundant though the jamming that takes place in the space and ground. Taking our lead in space tech, how far has Indian Armed Forces embraced such reality, writes Manish Kumar Jha and Ankit Bhateja.

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HELINA Anti-tank Missile Passes High-altitude Test To Pave Way For Acceptance By Indian Army

Indigenous helicopter-launched missile declared ready for integration with Advanced Light Helicopter

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$27.7 Bn Push For Domestic Arms Industry With India’s 3rd Negative Import List

Staggered ban on import of Naval helicopters, long endurance drones, light tanks, top-end radars and missile systems by 2027

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Defence Innovation: DRDO Aims Higher

In an exclusive interaction, Dr G Satheesh Reddy, Secretary DDR&D and Chairman DRDO speak with Manish Kumar Jha of BW Businessworld on the wide range of technological breakthroughs and innovations which are taking place in DRDO’s laboratories spread across India

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L&T Constructs 7-storey Facility For DRDO In Record 45 Days

The facility was inaugurated on March 17, 2022, by Minister of Defence, Rajnath Singh in the august presence of Basavaraj Bommai, Chief Minister of Karnataka, Dr G. Satheesh Reddy, Secretary Department of Defence R&D & Chairman, DRDO and other dignitaries

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Prototype development of India’s stealth fighter jet awaits CCS approval

Development agency seeks funds for building 5 AMCA prototypes, plans serial production by 2028-29

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DRDO’s Rustom II UAV Has Reached The Target Altitude Of 28,000 ft; No Need to Import ISR Drones: G Satheesh Reddy

In its new avatar, with structural changes and thrust on accountability, DRDO strives to push the boundaries. G Satheesh Reddy, Secretary DDR&D and Chairman DRDO has been responsible for much of the changes lately. In an exclusive interaction, Dr Reddy speaks with Manish Kumar Jha of BW Businessworld on the wide range of technological breakthroughs and innovations which are taking place in DRDO’s laboratories spread across India. He makes major announcement on critical technologies, including aero-engine for AMCA, Rustom II, ATAGS, Light tank, Hypersonic system and Quantum breakthroughs.

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We Are Hopeful Of Not Only ATAGS To Be Inducted But Garuda And Light Weapon Also—Baba Kalyani, CMD Bharat Forge

Kalyani Strategic Systems, the defence arm of Bharat Forge is aiming to be the leading Indian OEM of the world in Defence & Aerospace. KSSL is developing an entire range of field Artillery for Army: Bharat 52/ 45, Garuda 105 and ATAGS with DRDO. Fact that in decades, Indian Army could only acquire M777 howitzer into its Artillery, reflects how heavy our defence import has been — a dereliction in addressing the huge technological gaps. In an exclusive interaction, Baba Kalyani speaks with Manish Kumar Jha of BW Businessworld on his boldest steps and efforts, where he is striving to build indigenous capabilities for Indian Armed Forces. He also puts forth his vision for the critical advance technology in the areas of complex materials and structure for the engine & propulsion system.

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Breakthrough: P&W's New Hybrid-Electric Propulsion Technology To Achieve 30% Improvement In Fuel Efficiency Against Modern Turboprop -- Ashmita Sethi, President, P&W India

P&W is the powerhouse of aerospace engineering for its after burning turbofan engine for the world’s only operational 5th gen fighter aircraft -- F-35 and F-22 Raptor. India is on course to develop its very own 5 gen multi role fighter jet—AMCA. While Navy and IAF are gunning for Deck Based Fighter and 114 MRFA fighter program. Could P&W collaborate on such futuristic program with govt.of India? BW Businessworld’s Manish Kumar Jha speaks with Ashmita Sethi, President and Country Head, P&W on such critical technologies and the possibilities that could propel India leaf frog into building next gen advance aero engine. She also opens up on technological breakthroughs/R&D as the new hybrid-electric propulsion technology and Ceramic matrix composites will set forth the new era of aviation.

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