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Pilatus PC-7 Mk II Trainer Aircraft

Context: Two Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots were killed after their Pilatus PC-7 Mk II trainer aircraft crashed during a routine training flight from the Air Force Academy at Dundigal, Telangana. Trainer Aircraft About Pilatus PC-7 Mk II Will PC-7 Mk II be replaced?

Russia test fires nuclear-capable ballistic missile

Context: Russia has test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile “Bulava” capable of carrying nuclear warheads from one of its submarines. The 12-metre-long missile has a range of over 8,000 kilometres. The launch comes just days after the Russian withdrew its ratification of the Comprehensive Test […]

Type 096: China’s Advanced Nuclear Armed Submarines

Context: According to a US report, China is equipping its nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarines with advanced JL-3 submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs) along with Type 096, the country’s next-generation ballistic missile submarine, that are capable of targeting the continental United States. About Type 096: 

Jet Engine Deal between India & USA

Context: During the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to USA there was landmark deal between General Electric of USA and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited of India to co-manufacture fighter jet engines in India. The manufacturing of jet engines will start with technology sharing of […]

Astra Missile

Context: Recently, Tejas, Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) LSP-7 successfully fired the ASTRA off the coast of Goa in August. Officials said that the successful launch of the ASTRA from Tejas fighters would significantly enhance the combat prowess of Tejas and reduce the dependency on […]

Arrow 3

Context: Israel said the United States approved the landmark sale of the Arrow 3 hypersonic missile defense system to Germany, in the country’s biggest military deal worth $3.5 billion. About Arrow 3

Naval version of Rafale fighter Jet

Context: The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) held a meeting to clear proposals to buy 26 Rafale Marine fighter jets for the Navy. Rafale Marine (R-M) modification over Rafale  Benefits of Rafale-M for India  Rafale-M over Hornet of USA Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) A Defence […]

New Scorpene class submarines for the Navy

Context: The Defence Acquisition Council, the apex decision-making body for the acquisition of military equipment, cleared proposals to buy three additional Scorpene. Scorpene Submarines  Scorpene Vs Nuclear Submarine Scorpene Submarine  Nuclear Submarine  conventional submarines are restricted in submerged endurance as per their battery capacity […]

First French long-range missiles already in Ukraine

Context: France has already made a delivery of a number of SCALP long-range cruise missiles to Ukraine, a military source told after President Emmanuel Macron announced the supplies. Types of Missiles  Ballistic Missiles  Ballistic missiles are powered initially by a rocket or series of […]

MQ-9B Drones

Context: The Prime Minister’s visit to the US has set the stage for the acquisition of 31 of these armed UAVs, 15 SeaGuardians for the Indian Navy and 16 SkyGuardians — eight each for the Indian Army and Air Force. The MQ9Bs, which will […]

DRDO successfully tests ballistic missile ‘Agni Prime’

Context: The new generation ballistic missile ‘Agni Prime’ was successfully flight-tested by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) from Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Island off Odisha. Agni series of missiles 1. Agni-I 2. Agni-II 3. Agni-III 4. Agni-IV 5. Agni-V 6. Agni-P 7. Agni-VI

Submarines- India’s Sea-based deterrent

Context: Recently, the Navy’s Kilo-class submarine INS Sindhuratna underwent a major upgrade (Medium Refit Life Certification process) in Russia which extended its life.  About INS Sindhuratna:  Main classes of submarines in service with the Indian Navy: Project 75:  Project 75-I: The project aims to […]

Defence Ministry’s iDEX reaches milestone

Context: Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX), the Ministry of Defence’s flagship initiative, achieved a significant milestone with the signing of its 250th contract. What is iDEX?

Storm Shadow Cruise Missile

Context: The United Kingdom will provide long-range Storm Shadow cruise missiles to Ukraine which could bolster the country’s counter-offensive capabilities. Storm Shadow Cruise missile: The missile features the BROACH (Bomb Royal Ordnance Augmented CHarge) warhead — a high-technology warhead, which first cuts the surface […]

Grene Robotics enhances anti-drone capabilities

Context: Hyderabad-based Grene Robotics has completed the successful acquisition of the C4ISRT platform from Apogee C4I LLP. C4ISRT platform:  Indrajaal: Salient features of Indrajaal: Significance:

Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter

Context: India’s Centre for Military Airworthiness and Certification (CEMILAC) has called for a design review of a “safety-critical system” on the Dhruv advanced light helicopter, which has been involved in several accidents. About Dhruv ALH:  Need for the review: Centre for Military Airworthiness and […]

VTOL loitering munition

Context: The Air Force has received the first indigenously designed and developed loitering munitions. What is Loitering Munition Significance

Indigenous suicide drones Nagastra-1

Context: Army has used its emergency powers to order more than 300 indigenous suicide drones ‘Nagastra 1’ from Nagpur-based Solar Industries. The procurement would enable shorter selection time and expedited deliveries of the drones within one year. Major Highlights Significance It is also likely […]

Successful Trial of BMD Interceptor from Naval Platform

Context: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Navy successfully conducted a maiden flight trial of sea-based endo-atmospheric interceptor missile off the coast of Odisha in the Bay of Bengal on April 21, 2023. Major Highlights India’s Ballistic Missile Defence capability In November […]

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