Wednesday, 5 June 2013

India to get First Units of Boeing C-17 Globemaster III by June End

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The Boeing C-17 Globemaster III is a large military transport aircraft. It was developed for the United States Air Force (USAF) from the 1980s to the early 1990s by McDonnell Douglas. The C-17 carries the name of two previous piston-engined military cargo aircraft, the Douglas C-74 Globemaster and the Douglas C-124 Globemaster II. The C-17 commonly performs strategic airlift missions, transporting troops and cargo throughout the world; additional roles include tactical airlift, medical evacuation and airdrop duties.
Boeing, which merged with McDonnell Douglas in the 1990s, continues to manufacture C-17s for export customers following the end of deliveries to the U.S. Air Force. The C-17 is operated by the U.S. Air Force, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, NATO Heavy Airlift Wing, and India.

Indian airforce to get Boeing C-17 Globemaster III by June End



The first C-17 of the Indian Air Force
In June 2009, the Indian Air Force (IAF) selected the C-17 to fulfill its Very Heavy Lift Transport Aircraft requirement. In January 2010, the U.S. Government received a request from India for 10 C-17s through the U.S.'s Foreign Military Sales program, and was approved by U.S. Congress in June 2010. On 23 June 2010, the Indian Air Force successfully test-landed a USAF C-17 at the Gaggal Airport, India to complete the IAF's C-17 trials. In February 2011, the IAF and Boeing agreed to terms for the order of 10 C-17s with an option for six more; the order was approved by the Indian Cabinet Committee on Security on 6 June 2011.Deliveries are to take place from June 2013 to 2015.
The Indian Air Force plans to base its C-17s at Hindon Air Force Station. The aircraft is to provide strategic airlift of special forces in the event of national emergencies or terrorism. The first C-17 was delivered on 24 January 2013 for testing and training; it is to be officially accepted in June 2013. Four more C-17s are to be delivered in 2013, with the last five in 2014.
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Saturday, 20 April 2013

New Suersonic Bomber by USA

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USA is planning new supersonic bombers by 2016 which will be 20 times faster than the speed of sound




This hypersonic bomber codenamed the X-Plane will travel at 21,000 kilometers per hour approx.
At this speed the plane produces 2000 degree celsius temperature due to friction with air and for this they have better metal alloy used in this plane is said to be best in its class.
This whole research is carried out by  DARPA Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Indian Military Exercise Shoor Veer

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Images from the Indian Army exercise“Shoor Veer” ( Brave Warrior). Over 60000 soldiers of the Indian army, 300 tanks and combat vehicles took part in this exercise which was held in the Indian desert along Pakistani border.

List of War Equipment Bought by Indian Army From USA

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India has purchased of 4 AN/TPQ-37(V)3  Firefinder Weapon Locating Systems (counter-battery artillery radar) at cost of  $200 million from the US company Raytheon in 2002 and all the 12 AN/TPQ-37(V)3 were delivered as early 2007.

USS Trenton (LPD-14) (Austin-class amphibious transport dock of the United States Navy) was purchased by the Indian Navy in 2006 and it was handed over to the Indian Navy on 17 January 2007 and it was renamed 'INS Jalashwa' . Indian Navy also purchased 6 H-3 Sea King utility transport helicopters. Whole deal was worth 92.5 $ million.

The Indian Air Force purchased six C-130J-30 "Super" Hercules turboprop military transport aircraft at cost of up to US$1.059 billion for its special operations forces and deal for additional six will be signed  C-130J-30 "Super" Hercules at cost of US$ 1.2 billion soon.

Indian Navy have ordered 12 P-8I Multimission Maritime Patrol and Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft at cost of US$3.1 billion to replace its aging Tupolev Tu-142M maritime surveillance aircrafts.

Indian Air Force will also order 22 AH-64D Block III Apache helicopters, 812 AGM-114L-3 HELLFIRE LONGBOW missiles, 542 AGM-114R-3 HELLFIRE II missiles, 245 STINGER Block I-92H missiles, 23 Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensors at cost of $1.4 billion.

Indian Navy has also purchase 24 L-model Harpoon Block II anti-ship missiles at cost of $170 million to equip its equip its its Jaguar strike aircrafts and P-8I Neptune maritime patrol aircrafts.

India has ordered 99 F414-GE-INS6 power plant for its HAL Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) MKII version  at cost of $822 million. Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2013.

Indian air force signed a deal for 512 CBU-105 sensor fuzed weapons (SFWs) at cost of $257 million. CBU-105 SFW is a smart air-to-ground area weapon designed to defeat moving and fixed targets on land.

Indian Air Force (IAF) has selected the C-17 Globemaster III military transport aircraft as winner of its Very Heavy Lift Transport Aircraft competition to complement its Ilyushin Il-76 transporters. Indian Air Force will receive its its C-17 transport aircraft  in 2013-14. India has ordered 16 C-17 Globemaster III military transport aircrafts in a deal worth $6.5 billion.

Indian Army had plane purchase 145 M777 155 mm towed howitzer at cost of $647 million but procurement process was restarted last year and a new deal will be signed in near future.

Indian Army has also decided to purchase unknown number of FGM-148 Javelin fire-and-forget anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM) along with "transfer of technology''.

Indian Air Force Mil Mi-35 Hind E Gunship Helicopter In Operation

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Indian air force purchased Hind gunship helicopter in 1984.
Mil Mi-24/35 Hind gunship helicopter can also be used to transport 8 troops.
Indian Air Force has used its Mi-24/35 gunship  helicopters in support of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Second Congo War.
Mil Mi-35 is the main Indian attack helicopter in service. Indian air force operates 2 squadrons (No.104 Firebirds and No.125 Gladiators) of Mi-35s gunship helicopters.

Indian INS Vikramaditya Aircraft Carrier Being Rearmed in Russia Before Delivery

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Indian INS Vikramaditya Aircraft Carrier is a refurbished Russian Admiral Gorshkov carrier which is outfitted with the  a full runway,new arrester gear and ski jump at an estimated cost estimates of $2.9 billion.
.The INS Vikramaditya Aircraft Carrier will carry aerial complement of MiG-29K  fighter jets and Ka-31 airborne early warning (AEW) helicopters. India has already purchased 16 MiG-29K (12 MiG-29K, 4 two-seat MiG-29KUB). Agreement for additional 29 MiG-29K/KUB fighter jets for second aircraft carrier and training squadron was signed in January last year.

The INS Vikramaditya will carry 16 MiG-29K/KUB fighter jets , 4 Ka-31 (AEW) helicopters and 4 anti-submarine helicopters .

The Indian Navy will take the delivery of the INS Vikramaditya aircraft carrier by December 2012.

Brahmos Missile Tested by Indian Navy

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Indian Navy test fires vertical launch BrahMos supersonic anti-ship cruise missile.
Indian warship test  fires Barak anti-aircraft missile during the same exercise.
Indian Sea Harrier fighter jet taking off from the aircraft carriers' ski - jump.
Indian Sea King helicopter lifting the naval commandos during the naval exercise. 
Indian virrat aircraft carrier
Indian naval officials and Indian defense minister posing for aq photo on the virrat aircraft carrier.