Thursday, February 28, 2013

HJT-16 'Kiran' Aircraft With Its Weapons Complement [Image Of The Day]

An uncommon photograph - India's basic trainer aircraft along with the weapons it can carry on its hardpoints.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Indian Listening Station In Oman Monitoring Pakistan's Naval Communications [RUMINT]

As claimed by the France-based, privately-operated, global intelligence gathering organisation, Indigo Publications, in its 'Intelligence Online' publication.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

IIT-Delhi Professors Propose 1500 Per Cent Increase In Speed Of Submarine Communication

Very Low Frequency [VLF]-based communication forms the current backbone for data transfer to Indian Navy's Submarine fleet from land.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Exercise Iron Fist 2013 [Photographs]

Pictures from the Indian Air Force's [IAF] recently concluded day-night demonstration exercise 'Iron Fist 2013'.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

IIPM - Lightning Rod For Angst Against "The System"

Sure, a free-floating IIPM, from all accounts, is mediocrity personified. But, is it any worse than numerous other institutions that have state recognition?

Thursday, February 21, 2013

168 Sukhoi Su-30 MKI Presently Flying In The Indian Air Force [IAF]

A rough estimate, based on open-source information.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Automated Take-Off From Aircraft Carriers For India's Naval Light Combat Aircraft [LCA-Navy]

Trials to evaluate an 'Automatic Ramp Take-Off' system would be carried out shortly at the Shore-Based Test Facility [SBTF], making it, perhaps, the first ski-jump aircraft in the world with this feature.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

HAL Executes Export Order For Chetak Helicopters To Suriname - Hands Over 2 Of The 3 Contracted

The handover took place on the 7th of February 2013, during the Aero India 2013 Air show.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Access Google's Cache Of Any Web Page With A Simple Click

While "Interwebbing" each day, I often check up on the cached version of a given page, as last indexed by Google's spiders.

India To Induct The Twin-Seat T-50 PAK-FA Fighter Variant After All, It Appears

Director of the JSC Sukhoi Design Bureau, Mikhail Pogosyan's statement to reporters, while attending the Aero India 2013 air show, seemed to imply this.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

GATE 2013 Question Paper [Mechanical Engineering]

This year's Mechanical Engineering GATE question paper we got.

Aggressor Squadron - Playing Enemy For Your Pals

Think like the enemy. Act like the enemy. Defeat the enemy.

Saturday, February 09, 2013

BrahMos Cruise Missile Not Bound By MTCR, Range Can Be Extended Beyond 300 kilometres

Clarified the 'Father of BrahMos' Missile, Dr. Sivathanu Pillai.

Friday, February 08, 2013

Transfer Of Some Critical Technology Being Negotiated For As Part Of India's MMRCA Contract [Illustration]

The upwards of $10 billion USD deal with France for the acquisition of the Rafale fighter aircraft would involve local assembly, manufacturing offsets & Transfer of Technology [ToT].

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Kaveri Engine And The LCA Tejas Programmes - PUNK'D By The Indian Media

Had written this post, little earlier, when this issue was in the news. Never got to posting it then. Just didn't feel like. Doing so now, despite the phase having passed by.

Unmanned, Aircraft Carrier-borne Indian Aircraft! - Floating Trial Balloons?

For the very first time, a high ranking Indian official makes mentions of this project in public.

Saturday, February 02, 2013

4 Saryu-Class Offshore Patrol Vessel Of The Indian Navy [Image Of The Day]

Satellite image showing the latest class of Indian Navy's [IN] Offshore Patrol Vessel [OPV] all at one place.

Fast Breeder Reactors 1 And 2 - Improvement In Construction And Engineering

Even as India is building its first large-scale Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor [PFBR], of indigenous design, work on its successor, the Fast Breeder Reactor [FBR], with improved features, is also underway.

Friday, February 01, 2013

India's Airborne Early Warning And Control [AEWAC] System In The Air [Photograph Of The Day]

An aerial picture showing the Embraer ERJ 145I aircraft, modified for DRDO's AEWACS programme, performing its maiden flight in Brazil