Monthly Archives: March 2021

Israel’s Rafael to offer Spice-250ER air to surface weapon system to IAF

Israeli Rafael plans to offer its newly developed weapon guidance kit, Spice-250ER to the Indian Air Force. The standoff, autonomous, air-to-surface weapon system, Spice-250ER is a new and smallest variant of Spice family that has an extended range of at least 150 km and comes with an additional integrated Turbojet engine.

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HAL developed LUH Army variant gets initial nod

The indigenously Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) developed Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) for the Indian Army has received the initial operational clearance (IOC) from the from Centre for Military Airworthiness & Certification (CEMILAC). The 3-tonne class single-engine chopper will be replacing the current fleet of ageing Cheetah and Chetak helicopters used by the three-Armed Forces. Read more

India in talks with Russia for upgrade of IAF’s SU-30MKI combat jets

The modernizing programme of Su-30MKI multirole fighters operational in the Indian Air Force designated as ‘Super Sukhoi' is at the stage of advanced discussion with a decision likely to be taken in the next six to nine months. Understandably, Russia is ready to offer India a modern upgrade package comprising of avionics, engines...

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Defence Budget 2021-22

Indian Defence budget 2021-22 has been hiked by a 1.48% to Rs. 4.78 Lakh Crores as against allocation of Rs. 4.71 Lakh Crores. The allocation of Rs. 3.37 lakh crore has been earmarked for revenue allocation (pay and allowances of manpower including pensions) and Rs. 1.35 Lakh Crores for capital outlay (modernization and...

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