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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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India's Fifth P-75 Scorpene Class Submarines ‘VAGIR’ Begins Sea Trails Amid Incessant Delays

The fifth submarine of Project 75, Yard 11879, Indian Navy’s Kalvari class commenced her sea trials on 01 Feb. The submarine is scheduled for delivery to the Indian Navy in the year 2022 after completion of these trials. While the Project 75 is near completion, It has been marked with incessant delays and subsequent late delivery to the Indian Navy. Also, the Socorpene submarines are yet not fitted with Air-Independent Propulsion (AIP) system, which was planned earlier. The AIP system was supposed to add desired capability to the conventional diesel-electric submarines underwater. DRDO is making on the AIP system and it is estimated to take another 2-3 years from the technology-demonstrator to the proven operational capability.

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India Successfully Test-Fires Air Version Of BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile

The launch has cleared the way for serial production of air-version BrahMos missiles: Report

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DRDO’s Turbo Fan Engine for UAVs Will Make India Self-Reliant In This Complex And Critical Technology: G. Satheesh Reddy, Secretary DDR&D & Chairman DRDO

DRDO has been building upon the success of Medium Range Surface to Air Missiles Systems for IAF. Now the task upon DRDO is to achieve such breakthroughs in developing indigenous aero- engine and marine engine. That includes Small Turbo Fan Engine for unmanned system that is put to test by DRDO. On the foundation of Kaveri Engine, DRDO has already developed a 12 MW Kaveri Marine Gas Turbine (KMGT) engine as derivative of Kaveri Aero Engine. G. Satheesh Reddy, Secretary DDR&D & Chairman DRDO, talks about such innovation with Manish Kumar Jha of BW Businessworld. He also spoke on the critical Air Independent Propulsion (AIP) Technology for the Indian navy’s Project 75 and P-75I. The Project P-75I is unfolding under the first ever Strategic Partnership. The key is the technology here.

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With Certainty, LCA MK 2 Aircraft Is Slated To Enter Production By 2027 And AMCA By 2035--HAL CMD R. Madhavan

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has an order basket of Rs 1 lakh crore, even as its sole preserve of manufacturing aircraft and equipment for the Indian defence forces gets invaded by private sector competitors. HAL is leveraging on its depth and confidence from LCA Tejas to Combat helicopters to Unmmaned systems. In a freewheeling chat, HAL’s Chairman and Managing Director R. Madhavan, talks to BW Businessworld’s Manish Kumar Jha of the many new projects on the anvil. Madhavan throws light on crucial projects: LCA Tejas Mk1a, Twin Engine Deck Based Fighter (TEDBF), AMCA, Tejas Mk 2, Trainer aircraft (HTT 40) and UAVs among others. Excerpts:

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