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    http://livefist.blogspot.in/2012/03/...-on-march.html

    In a formal ceremony in Hyderabad, Defence Minister A.K. Antony will ceremonially entrust to the IAF its first Akash medium-range surface to air missile units, while the Indian Navy will get its first Advanced Light Torpedoes (TAL), both systems developed indigenously by the DRDO.

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    http://www.google.co.in/url?sa=t&rct...TnQrOiHYtGR8YQ

    Second mirage crash within 10 days, both the pilots are safe. The M2K fleet has been grounded.

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    From Ananth Krishnan's blog :-



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    Hopefully the final stage of GSLV III with indigenous cryogenic engine.

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    ^^^
    it could be either mk3 or capsule
    Last edited by CrYsIs; 03-06-2012 at 11:24 AM.

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    Updates on Kaveri engine, now to be designed for 91.6 KN(?) of thrust.
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    http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper...cle2968219.ece

    Nirbhay is a two-stage, surface-to-surface missile. While a booster engine would “kick the first stage” from the ground, the second stage has a turbo-prop engine, akin to an aircraft's. It can carry multiple payloads and engage several targets. “Even if there are multiple targets, it can pick out a target and attack it. It is a loitering missile; it can go round and round a target, perform several manoeuvres and take it apart. It has precision, endurance and accuracy. It is an important missile,” DRDO officials said.

    With a range of more than 750 km, Nirbhay can remain in the air for a long time. Capable of flying at the height of a tree (so, it is known as “tree-top missile), it can soar to a minimum of 10 km and a maximum of 50 km.

    The DRDO will also soon test-fire Helina, the helicopter-fired version of Nag, the third-generation anti-tank missile. Helina is a portmanteau term, standing for helicopter and Nag (the cobra). Nag has ‘fire and forget' and ‘top attack' capability. Carrying an eight-kg warhead, it has an infra-red seeker and can destroy enemy tanks four km away. Based on the information available from the target, Helina will lock on to it midway through its flight and zero in on to it.

    A modified version of Arjun-Mark I main battle tank will prove its mettle by firing a LAHAT missile from an Army range this month. The LAHAT (Laser Homing Attack or Laser Homing Anti-Tank missile) is a third-generation semi-active low-weight anti-tank missile. This version was fired from the Arjun tank in 2004. The Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment, a DRDO facility at Avadi, designed and developed the Arjun.
    Nirbhay, Helina, Agni-V and LAHAT tests, all in the same month. This is going to be fun.

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    INS Vikramaditya (ex-Russian Carrier "Admiral Gorshkov") getting ready for sea trials
    A Former Russian aircraft carrier (Soviet-built Admiral Gorshkov) which was being refurbished for the Indian Navy is being prepared to begin its first set of sea trials. These trials are expected to last through the spring and end with a delivery to the Indian Navy planned for late 2012.
    http://www.navyrecognition.com/index...sk=view&id=375

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    After no LSP rolled out in 2011 two prototypes are ready for flights.

    NLCA-1 and LSP-7 completed its second High Speed Taxi Trial and will have its first flight any day now. Report from Ananth Krishan's blog.


    Tejas LSP7 to have its first flight soon















    Update: LSP-7 has been taken off, courtesy an HAL guy on BRF

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    Also, 6 defence firms have been debarred for 10 years Indian Ordinance Factory board for following corrupt business practices. (Bribing Indian officials)
    http://livefist.blogspot.in/2012/03/...nce-firms.html

    M/s Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd. (STK),
    M/s Israel Military Industries Ltd. (IMI),
    M/s Rheinmetall Air Defence (RAD), Zurich,
    M/s Corporation Defence, Russia (CDR),
    M/s TS Kisan & Co. Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi
    M/s RK Machine Tools Ltd., Ludhiana
    Congratulations OFB, you have managed to get every single gun manufacturer in the world blacklisted from dealing with you. Try producing any cutting edge gun now without the inputs from them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinblade View Post
    Congratulations OFB, you have managed to get every single gun manufacturer in the world blacklisted from dealing with you. Try producing any cutting edge gun now without the inputs from them.
    They are not the culprits but MOD and elements of corruption, 18M USD spend on 126 jets, 1/4 is not even spend on Indigenous R&D or production facilities..

    This going to hit us..

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    ^^ A corrupt idiot demands a bribe, companies pay it considering it to be a cost of doing business in India, both get caught and the country loses out. At least the only thing good that comes out of it is that companies would realise that the cost of losing out business for ten years would be less than cost of losing out business by not paying a bribe. I remember an incident associated with Texas Instruments (in the 1970's when every american corporation was "hand in hand" with the evil CIA) when they tried to set up a data comm line between their two complexes in Bangalore separated by a few kilometers. The local BSNL people wanted to be bribed Rs 10k, which wasn't a big amount for TI, but they refused to pay. Instead they set up a satellite link between their two complexes that cost them a million rupees or something. The annoyed officials tried to sue them alleging that the encrypted comm link can be used for espionage but ultimately TI had its way. By the number of companies getting blacklisted, it seems like none of the defence majors want to hold such a moral high ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinblade View Post
    ^^ A corrupt idiot demands a bribe, companies pay it considering it to be a cost of doing business in India, both get caught and the country loses out. At least the only thing good that comes out of it is that companies would realise that the cost of losing out business for ten years would be less than cost of losing out business by not paying a bribe. By the number of companies getting blacklisted, it seems like none of the defence majors want to hold such a moral high ground.

    Ok..

    [*******#FFF0F5]Missed my point[/COLOR]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kunal Biswas View Post
    Ok..

    Missed my point
    No Kunal Da, not at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinblade View Post
    Congratulations OFB, you have managed to get every single gun manufacturer in the world blacklisted from dealing with you. Try producing any cutting edge gun now without the inputs from them.
    Respectfully differ, as the Israeli experience with Merkava shows a positive outcome from a limited market. When Britain refused to sell MBTs to Israel it forced Israel to design its own MBT, with local needs paramount. We know this became a success story.

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