SP's Exclusive

  • Exclusive
    January 11, 2016
    Saras Headed For Project Cancellation?

    Six years after a fatal crash of the second prototype aircraft, the Saras light civil aircraft programme could be headed for closure if sources are to be believed.

  • Exclusive
    January 11, 2016
    Army Gets Taste of Airbus A400M

    The Indian Army is getting its first taste of the Airbus A400M multirole transport aircraft at Jaisalmer air force base, with the French Army contingent for Exercise Shakti 2016...

  • January 11, 2016
    Army For New 30mm Ammunition For Infantry Vehicles

    In what could be one of the largest recent stock procurements of new generation ammunition, the Army has published fresh interest. As part of a drive to beef up its mechanised forces and infantry...

  • January 11, 2016
    Stealthy Push For Non-Stealth Drones At DRDO

    With DRDO's Rustom-II MALE UAV still to take to the air, work is currently gathering pace to provide the platform with greater low-observability features. "The main function of the landing gear is safe take-off and landing of UAV under various environmental...

  • January 11, 2016
    Terror Spurt Revives Infantry Modernisation Push

    The atmosphere of terror threats in the shadow of the Pathankot attack and continued threats along the LoC — including intermittent ceasefire violations — has heightened awareness of slow progress in infantry modernisation in the country.

  • January 11, 2016
    More Teeth For Indian Navy's Il-38 Fleet

    With plans to beef up anti-submarine warfare doctrines in the coming year, the Indian Navy, as part of a comprehensive modernisation plan...

  • January 11, 2016
    IAF Scouts 8 More Medium Altitude Aerostats

    The IAF has expressed interest in 4-8 new medium altitude surveillance/early warning aerostats on a fast track basis. The IAF wants static, mobile or portable systems deployable at altitudes of about 15,000 feet...

  • January 11, 2016
    Russia Pushes Skat UCAV to India

    While there was plenty on the table when PM Modi visited Russia recently, a prestigious but little spoken of programme is back on the table in earnest.

  • January 11, 2016
    No Movement On Army's Hand-launched UAS Push

    A routine procurement is now an emergent situation for the Indian Army's Northern Command, with zero movement over three years in the effort to procure up to 50 hand-launched tactical surveillance drones.

  • January 11, 2016
    DRDO Reminds Govt About Snow Studies Aircraft Requirement

    The DRDO has applied afresh to the government for an urgent requirement of a specialised aircraft to undertake survey missions and data gathering in high altitude snowed out areas.

  • January 11, 2016
    New Assault Rifle Push For IAF Garud Squads

    The Indian Air Force is learnt to have pegged up interest in its three-year hunt for new assault rifles for its special units (Garud), that should be compact, foldable, easy to carry, handle, operate, simple to maintain and with high range.

  • January 11, 2016
    Navy Hydrographers Show Interest In AUV

    Kickstarting its hunt in 2014, the Indian Navy's Hydrography Department has revived its interest in a brand new AUV technology. In keeping with the existing effort, it has decided to upgrade its surveying capabilities by acquiring a new AUV that can be deployed...

  • Exclusive Photospread
    November 30, 2015
    Ukraine delivers final batch of upgraded and overhauled An-32RE to India

    In big relief to the Indian Air Force after months of uncertainty and assurances, Ukraine earlier this month completed the delivery of the final (and fifth) batch...

  • November 30, 2015
    IAF For Indian EW Suite For Mi-17 V5 Fleet

    In a commitment towards Indian avionics and electronic technology that have made a global mark in recent years, the Indian Air Force has announced its intention to procure and install electronic warfare (EW) suites comprising Radar Warning Receiver (RWR)...

  • November 30, 2015
    Arihant Successfully Executes Weapon Ejection

    India's Arihant ballistic missile submarine platform demonstrator has successfully executed a weapon ejection trial in the Bay of Bengal under the aegis of the Indian Navy, BARC and the DRDO.

  • November 30, 2015
    DRDO to wrap up Nishant UAV project

    It's curtains for the DRDO's Nishant tactical surveillance drone programme, with the Army, the drone's only customer at the moment, deciding against a repeat order of upto 10 units from its maker.

  • Special
    October 19, 2015
    Indian Navy scopes out Freedom-class Littoral Ship at Malabar 2015

    With Exercise Malabar 2015 under way in the Bay of Bengal, Indian Navy personnel have gotten a comprehensive first operational look at Littoral Combat Ship USS Fort Worth

  • October 19, 2015
    Life Extension for 4 Indian Navy Kilos

    After nearly two years in discussions, the Indian government has finally agreed to push through a long-standing Indian Navy demand for a life extension of at least four of its eight effectively remaining Kilo-class submarines.

  • October 19, 2015
    Boeing offers to build full fighters in India

    Fresh from the twin victories of the Chinook and Apache deals with the Indian Air Force, and brimming with confidence after becoming the single largest supplier company...

  • October 19, 2015
    Major assembly of Chinook & Apache in India?

    While aero structures and electrical systems on Boeing's CH-47F Chinook are already sourced in India from a host of private companies, the company has decided to up its 'Make in India' game on the back of the twin Chinook & Apache deals...

  • October 12, 2015
    What's Inside The AH-64E Apache for India?

    The AH-64E Apache Longbow attack helicopter that India has contracted 22 of is possibly the world's most advanced helicopter of its kind.

  • October 12, 2015
    What's Inside The CH-47F Chinook for India?

    The CH-47F Chinook being configured to Indian Air Force specifications is all set to be a formidable special heavylift capability helicopter.

  • October 12, 2015
    IAF Scouts 60 Armoured Vehicles For Commando Units

    In a first, the Indian Air Force is looking to give its commando squads protected mobility during operations on the lines of their counterparts in the Army.

  • October 12, 2015
    For EW Boost To Mi-17 V5 Fleet

    In a decision that had been expected ever since the IAF threw in its lot with the formidable Mi-17 V5 medium-lift multirole helicopter platform, Air HQ has invited interest in arming...

  • October 12, 2015
    Army Beefs Up Mini-UAV Requirement

    The Army has a long-standing procurement process on to acquire new mini UAVs, and has just decided it wants a separate additional requirement met by an Indian platform.

  • October 12, 2015
    Indian Army For New Silenced Pistol

    The Indian Army is scouting an unspecified number of silenced pistols for its special forces and limited number of infantry units.