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Tactical Communication System—An update

Tactical Communication System—An update

5 mins read
SP's MAI
November 1-30, 2016

India signs M777 howitzers

BAE Systems to deliver 145 M777 ultra-light howitzersDeal Going to be worth ₹5,000 croreBAE Systems makes commitment of $200 million in Indian defence suppliers.

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SP's MAI
December 1-15, 2016

DARPA doubles down on tern by funding second test vehicle

Tern, a joint programme between Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the US Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR), seeks to greatly increase the effectiveness of forward-deployed small-deck ships such as destroyers and frigates by enabling them to serve as mobile launch and recovery sites for specially designed unmanned air systems (UASs).

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SP's MAI
December 16-31, 2016

2016: An Eventful Year For Ministry Of Defence

Speedy modernisation of the armed forces to meet present and emerging challenges, development of requisite capacities and infrastructure for making up critical deficiency of weapons and equipment and creating a robust defence set up in the country through the ‘Make in India’ initiative, were the salient achievements of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) during 2016.

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SP's MAI
January 1-31 2017

Leading From The Front

The positive results of the solo flight on MiG-21 Type 96 by Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa, Chief of the Air Staff, IAF, are immense and cannot be quantified or measured.

3 mins read
SP's MAI
January 1-31 2017

Make In India: Quo Vadis?

Only with a major overhaul of the bureaucratic establishment and the government machinery as a whole, will the highly mechanised lion representing the spirit of the ‘Make in India’ campaign, begin to roar!

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SP's MAI
February 1-15, 2017

Need For A Full-Time Minister Of Defence

While the appointment of Manohar Parrikar as the Goa Chief Minister has been dictated by political expediency, this move has implications for the Indian armed forces.

3 mins read
SP's MAI
March 1-15, 2017

INS Viraat Decommissioned

A glorious era of INS Viraat being the flagship of the Indian Navy came to an end on March 6, 2017.

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SP's MAI
March 1-15, 2017

Arun Jaitley: An Articulate Personality Of Multi-Role Versatility

The portfolio of defence is key and highly critical one. So is the finance portfolio. But for someone like Arun Jaitley who is so knowledgeable, so capable and so much in control, holding important positions in the Cabinet is not unmanageable. Prime Minister Narendra Modi once again has turned to him, till he finds a suitable replacement for Manohar Parrikar who has since moved to Goa as Chief Minister.

4 mins read
SP's MAI
March 1-15, 2017

Aero India Makes a Mark

With over 1,000 civil aircraft on order, about 400 fighter aircraft and 800 helicopters requirement, besides 5,000 helicopter engines in the next five to 10 years, the aerospace and defence sector is going to boom like never before and the two sectors coming together is but natural.

5 mins read
SP's MAI
February 16-28, 2017

Resurgent Indian Defence Industry

In a rare media interaction with SP’s M.A.I., Ashok Kumar Gupta, Secretary, Defence Production, outlined his vision for defence manufacturing in India and addressed a wide range of subjects including ‘Make in India’, DPP 2016, defence offsets, role of DPSUs, investment in R&D, delays in procurement decisions, blacklisting and other related issues.

6 mins read
SP's MAI
February 1-15, 2017

'We Need Multi-role Force Capabilities Wherein Conventional And Subconventional Capabilities Can Be Balanced To Respond Across The Spectrum Of Conflict'

General Bipin Rawat took over as the new Chief of the Army Staff on January 1, 2017. In an interview with SP’s M.A.I., he gave his candid views on a wide range of subjects and the major challenges confronting the Indian Army and how these are being tackled institutionally. Excerpts...

4 mins read
SP's MAI
January 1-31 2017

US Army Flies 'Hoverbike' Prototype

The Army Research Laboratory and industry partners demonstrated the flying capabilities of a unique rectangular shaped quadcopter during a visit from the Department of Defense officials January 10, 2017.

2 mins read
SP's MAI
January 1-31 2017

Parrikar's Exit And Its Impact On Languishing Defence Projects

Manohar Parrikar who held the office of the De-fence Minister of India for two years and four months has now returned to Goa to take over as the new Chief Minister after the recent election in Goa.

9 mins read
SP's MAI
March 1-15, 2017

Tri-service Commands – Must Get Them Right

This talk of creating Tri-Service Commands and a single-point military advisor too indicates that may be by design or lack of understanding

3 mins read
SP's MAI
February 16-28, 2017

Lockheed Martin F-16 for the IAF

Decision by Lockheed Martin to transfer the F-16 production line to India would be contingent on whether the Government of India selects this aircraft for the Indian Air Force

5 mins read
SP's MAI
November 1-30, 2016

Chinese Submarines to Pakistan – Eye on IOR

Decision by Lockheed Martin to transfer the F-16 production line to India would be contingent on whether the Government of India selects this aircraft for the Indian Air Force

3 mins read
SP's MAI
November 1-30, 2016

Tactical Communication System for Indian Army

Tactical Communication System—An update

10 mins read
SP's MAI
November 1-30, 2016

Carter reaffirms road map for the next US Defense Secretary

After contributing immensely to Indo-US defence relations in his various avatars in the Pentagon, and hence giving a solid content and meaning to the India-US strategic partnership in the 21st century described by President Barack Obama as defining partnership of the present century, the outgoing US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter selected India among Japan, Israel, Jordan and the UK, as one of his farewell visits to countries with whom he had taken exclusive interest in laying an unshakeable foundation and creating strong bonds of relationship which can only be weakened at the cost of US national strategic interest.

4 mins read
SP's MAI
December 16-31, 2016

The Indian Navy's Perspective Planning Is Designed to Deliver Capabilities Commensurate With Our Maritime Interests

Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba in an exclusive interaction with SP’s M.A.I. said that “2016 witnessed the induction of a number of state-of-the-art platforms”.

6 mins read
SP's MAI
December 16-31, 2016

Boeing enters tanker race with FMS offer

Boeing has entered the fray for supplying air refuelling tankers for the Indian Air Force (IAF).

2 mins read
SP's MAI
December 16-31, 2016

Indian Navy Focused on Positive Maritime Environment: CNS

Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba during the Navy Day press conference in New Delhi on December 2, 2016.

4 mins read
SP's MAI
December 1-15, 2016

Scaneagle & Integrator – May be Made in India

The offer of drones from Insitu Pacific, Australia, is expected to dramatically change the surveillance capabilities of the Indian maritime security agencies and forces deployed on borders to prevent terrorist infiltration.

4 mins read
SP's MAI
December 1-15, 2016