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Data on Indian Defence

Data on Indian Defence Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri) Report India’s arms imports fell 33 % between 2011-15 and 2016-20, the country has taken a raft of measures to cut dependence on imported military hardware. India's top three arms suppliers during 2016-20 were Russia (accounting for 49% of India's imports), France (18%) and Israel (13%), the report said. According to Sipri, India accounted for 0.2% of the sha

BrahMos missile-Export potential

BrahMos missile-Export potential Introduction India and the Philippines signed the “Implementing Arrangement” for “procurement of defence material and equipment procurement”. This agreement lays the groundwork for sales of defence systems such as the highly anticipated export of the BrahMos cruise missile, through the government-to-government route. Features of the BrahMos cruise missile system Research and development of the BrahMos cruise missile sy

Data on Indian Defence

Brahmos is the first supersonic cruise missile to enter service.Capable of attaining a speed ofMach 2.8 (almost three times thespeed of sound), it has a range of atleast 290 km (a new version canreach up to 400km). Travelling with such velocitymeans that it would be difficult forair defence systems utilising surfacetoair missiles to intercept theBrahMos while making it easier for it to target and neutralise advanced fighter jets such as the Chinese J20 fighter aircraft moving at less than M

Defence Spending in India

Defence Spending in India Despite the huge countries due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, global military spending in 2020 was the highest in at least 22 years, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. The world's military expenditure stood at $1,981 billion in 2020. The five biggest spenders, which accounted for 62% of global military expenditure in 2020, were the U.S, China, India, Russia, and the U.K. India's military expenditure as a share of the GDP and

Lightweight anti-tank missile tested by DRDO

The lightweight anti-tank missile tested by DRDO What is Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile? The MPATGM is a third-generation anti tank guided missile (ATGM), which has been developed by DRDO in partnership with Indian defence contractor VEM Technologies Ltd. Fitted with a high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) warhead, the MPATGM boasts a top attack capability and has a maximum engagement range of about 2.5 kilometres.. Design and development of the MPATGM we

China’s New High-Tech Aircraft Carrier: Fujian

China’s New High-Tech Aircraft Carrier: Fujian China demonstrated its first indigenous aircraft carrier, the new-generation Fujian. China now has the second-largest fleet of aircraft carriers after the U.S. About Fujian Fujian has been named after China’s eastern coastal province which lies across from Taiwan. Fujian joins two other aircraft carriers currently operated by China — Shandong which is Type 001, commissioned in the year 2019, and the L

DUNAGIRI- PROJECT 17A FRIGATE

DUNAGIRI- PROJECT 17A FRIGATE Defense Minister Rajnath Singh launched Y- 3023 Dunagiri, Project 17A Frigate built by Garden Reach Shipbuilders Limited (GRSE) in Kolkata on July 15, 2022. About Dunagiri, Project 17A Frigate Named after a mountain range in the state of Uttarakhand, Dunagiri is the fourth ship of P17A Frigates.  Dunagiri P17A Frigates are a follow-on class of the P17 (Shivalik Class) Frigates with improved stealth features with advanced weapons and sensors a

INDIAN SUBMARINE STATUS

INDIAN SUBMARINE STATUS AFTER NAVY DECOMMISSIONS SINDHUDHVAJ The Navy Kilo Class Submarine INS Sindhudhvaj was decommissioned from service at Visakhapatnam after 35 years in service, the navy now has 15 conventional submarines in service. About Sindhudhvaj Commissioned into the navy in June 1987, Sindhudhvaj was one of the 10-kilo Class Submarines that India acquired from Russia between 1986 and 2000. The Sindhughosh submarines, designated as 877EKM, were designed as part of Proje

TEJAS JET FOR DELIVERY

TEJAS JET FOR DELIVERY Malaysia has been promised 18 Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) "Tejas" from the Indian government. The single-engine jet also piqued the interest of Argentina, Australia, Egypt, the United States, Indonesia, and the Philippines. For 83 of the locally made Tejas planes, the Indian government awarded a USD6 billion contract to state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited in 2021, with deliveries beginning in roughly 2023. What is Tejas Aircraft? &nb

Butterfly Mine

Butterfly Mine The contentious "Butterfly Mine," an anti-personnel mine that is meant to prevent free movement of the soldiers along the enemy line, is said to have been used by Russia in the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine. About               Anti-personnel landmines with the designations PFM-1 and PFM-1S are sometimes known as "Butterfly mines" or "Green Parrots." Thes

Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS)

Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System (ATAGS) An indigenously created howitzer called ATAG took part in a 21-gun salute on July 4 at the Red Fort. About the ATAGS An indigenous 155 mm x 52 calibre howitzer gun is called the ATAGS. The name "howitzers" refers to a group of long-range artillery guns. The Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE), a unit of the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) with a location in Pune, is the key agency fo

Dornier Maritime Surveillance Aircraft

Dornier Maritime Surveillance Aircraft In an effort to strengthen their bilateral defence cooperation, India recently gave the Sri Lankan Navy a Dornier maritime surveillance aircraft. About Dornier aircraft Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, a state-run aerospace company, is the manufacturer (HAL). Capabilities A short takeoff and landing aircraft is the Dornier 228 maritime patrol aircraft (STOL). The Indian Navy has been using this multipurpose light transport aircraft sin

Alpha Ship: INS Vikrant

Alpha Ship: INS Vikrant The first indigenous aircraft carrier built in India INS VIKRANT will soon join the fleet. By adopting the name, crest, and pennant number (R11) of India's first aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant, it will join the navy force. About INS VIKRANT Beginning in 2007, the project continued until the keel was laid in 2009. The 262-meter-long ship can sail at a top speed of 28 knots and has a full displacement of roughly 45,000 tonnes. It is powered by four g

F/A 18 Super Hornet Fighter Jets  

F/A 18 Super Hornet Fighter Jets   Before India's first indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC) Vikrant is put into service, US aviation giant Boeing has suggested that the Indian Navy select the F/A 18 Super Hornet fighter plane. Key Features of F/A 18 The F/A-18 Super Hornet Block III is the most cutting-edge, battle-tested, multi-role frontline naval fighter in the world, offering special and differentiating capabilities as well as full compatibility with Indian Navy

Chinook Helicopters

Chinook Helicopters Chinook helicopters built by Boeing have recently come under scrutiny due to problems with engine fires. Image Source - Boeing.co.in About Boeing CH-47 Chinook A heavy-lifting, twin-engine helicopter with tandem rotors. Created by the American rotorcraft manufacturer Vertol and produced by Boeing Vertol (later known as Boeing Rotorcraft Systems). High Capacity: Each Chinook helicopter can transport up to 9.6 tonnes of cargo. Disaster management: The h

Project 17A and INS Taragiri

Project 17A and INS Taragiri The third stealth frigate of Project 17A, Taragiri, was recently launched by the Ministry of Defence-affiliated Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDL). Image Source - News18 Project 17A The Indian Navy initiated Project 17 Alpha frigates (P-17A) in 2019 to build a number of stealth guided-missile frigates. Two businesses, Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders (MDL) and Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers, are currently building these (GRSE). These guide

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