Category Archives: Defence

INS Ranjit decommissioned after 36 years of Glorious Era and Service

INS Ranjit

INS Ranjit, a Rajput class destroyer  was decommissioned at a solemn yet grand ceremony at Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam culminating a glorious era on 06 May 19. The decommissioning ceremony was attended by officers and sailors of the commissioning crew as well as other who have been part of Ranjit’s voyage over the last 36 years. The Chief Guest for the Decommissioning… Read More

Lockheed Martin Completes Critical Test Milestone for NASA JPL’s Mars 2020 Rover Heat Shield

Lockheed Martin

Indian Bureaucracy International Defence Update | Protecting against the extremes of space travel is critical to the success of any mission. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has successfully completed the flight hardware structure of the heat shield, validating the physical integrity with a final static test after exposing it to flight-like thermal conditions.… Read More

VELA the 4th Scorpene Class Submarine launched today

Scorpene Class Submarine - VELA

Vela, the fourth Scorpene class submarine being constructed by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited for the Indian Navy, was launched today, on 06 May 2019, by Mrs Veena Ajay Kumar, wife of Dr Ajay Kumar, IAS, Secretary Defence Production, who was the Chief Guest on the occasion. VAdm AK Saxena, CWP&A was also present during the launching ceremony. This event… Read More

Rolls-Royce wins Trent XWB order from Fiji Airways

Rolls-Royce wins Trent XWB order

Rolls-Royce has signed an agreement with Fiji Airways to power two Airbus A350 XWB aircraft. Rolls-Royce will also provide its flagship TotalCare long-term services, which maximise aircraft availability. The Trent XWB is the world’s most efficient large aero engine flying today and the world’s fastest-selling widebody engine, with more than 1,800 in … Read More

DA-Group, Elbit Systems EW & SIGINT – Elisra | To offer GNSS Immune Technology

iSNS Antena - Elbit SiSNS Antena - Elbit Systemsystems

DA–Group and Elbit Systems signed an agreement to partner on the production and marketing of immune solutions to Global Navigation Satellite Systems. Under the agreement DA-Group will produce and market Elbit Systems’ Immune Satellite Navigation System (iSNS).

“DA-Group is pleased to start collaborating with Elbit Systems EW and SIGINT – Elisra,… Read More

Harris Corporation | Bags $212 Mill F/A-18 Electronic Warfare System Contract

Harris Corporation

Harris Corporation has been awarded a $212 million contract modification to supply the next production lot of electronic jammers to protect U.S. Navy and Foreign Military Sales F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet aircraft against electronic threats. The contract, which represents the largest order on the program to date, was received during the third quarter… Read More

Rear Admiral Suraj Berry takes over as the Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet

Rear Admiral Suraj Berry

Rear Admiral Suraj Berry, NM, VSM takes over the Command of Eastern Fleet, the Sword Arm of the Eastern Naval Command from Rear Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi, AVSM, NM at an impressive ceremony held at the Naval Base, Visakhapatnam on 30 March 19.

Rear Admiral Suraj Berry was commissioned on 01 January 1987 and is a specialist in Gunnery and Missile Warfare. His Sea… Read More

Chandrayaan-2 Launch | All modules getting ready for launch during window of July 09 to 16, 2019


Chandrayaan-2, India’s second lunar mission, has three modules namely Orbiter, Lander (Vikram) & Rover (Pragyan).The Orbiter and Lander modules will be interfaced mechanically and stacked together as an integrated module and accommodated inside the GSLV MK-III launch vehicle. The Rover is housed inside the Lander. After launch into earth bound … Read More

Radm Mahesh Singh takes charge as Flag Officer Commanding Karnataka Area

Radm Mahesh Singh

Rear Admiral Mahesh Singh, NM assumed charge as Flag Officer Commanding Karnataka Naval Area at a ceremonial parade at Karwar . An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, he was commissioned into the #IndianNavy in January 1987 and is a Navigation and Direction specialist. His notable sea appointments include commissioning crew of INS Akshay and Jyoti, … Read More

Varuna 19.1 Bilateral Exercise | Indian and French Navies Off Goa coast 1st – 10th May, 2019

Varuna 19.1 Bilateral Exercise

The first part of the Indo-French joint naval exercise, Varuna 19.1 will be conducted off the Goa coast from 1st to 10th May 19. The upcoming 17th edition includes participation of the French Navy’s aircraft carrier FNS Charles de Gaulle, two destroyers, FNS Forbin and FNS Provence, the frigate FNS Latouche-Treville, the tanker FNS Marne and a nuclear submarine.… Read More

Directorate of Indian Defence University Workshop on Space Warfare & Technology

Directorate of Indian Defence University Workshop on Space Warfare & Technology

Directorate of Indian Defence University (IDU) is organizing a two day workshop on “Space Warfare and Technology” for senior and middle level officers from the three Services on 02-03 May 19 at the Purple Bay, India Gate Circle, New Delhi. The workshop intends to cover Weaponisation and Militarisation of Space, preparation for Absorption of High-End Technology… Read More