LCA Navy taking off from the Shore Based Test Facility (SBTF) at INS Hansa | Photo: DRDO

The Indian Navy is set to take a decision on the future of the naval LCA and will be considering alternatives for fighters to operate from what will be a CATOBAR Indigenous Aircraft Carrier-2 (IAC-2).
An M777 operating in Afghanistan | Photo: BAE Systems

BAE Systems and the U.S. government will deliver 25 M777 Ultra Light Howitzers off the shelf, while a further 120 will be assembled in India with Indian partner Mahindra.
A Sukhoi-30MKI conducting the carriage test flight of the BrahMos cruise missile | Photo: HAL

The 45-minute flight was conducted on a modified Sukhoi-30MKI. HAL plans to convert around 40 aircraft to carry the BrahMos cruise missile.
Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar and Singapore Defense Minister Dr. Ng Eng Hen at the joint statement on the occasion of the Shangri La Dialogue 2016 | Photo: Saurabh Joshi/StratPost

Here’s why the first India-Singapore defense industry joint working group held last May didn’t include Singapore’s biggest defense company.
Illustration: Shruti Pushkarna | StratPost

‘Modern’ technologies may reasonably be understood to be a much larger set than ‘state of the art’ technologies. Only a test case would determine what would fly, though. 
Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar at the Shangri la Dialogue 2016 | Photo: Saurabh Joshi/StratPost

The presence of the Indian defense minister at the Shangri La Dialogue made an impression, at a time when the South China Sea was on everyone’s minds.
Source: Saab

Saab has offered its cutting-edge Gallium Nitride AESA radar technology if India decides to produce the Gripen fighter aircraft for the IAF.
The Gripen E unveiled at Linköping in Sweden last month | Photo: Saurabh Joshi/StratPost

Saab proposes to train Indian engineers in Sweden to build Indian Gripen aircraft while simultaneously building a greenfield facility for Make in India.
Wing Commander (Flying) Michael Lundquist with Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha before the flight | Photo: Captain John Lidman, Såtenäs, F7

He is on a five-day tour of Sweden as part of discussions on cooperation in aerospace and defence between the two countries.
Incoming CO of INAS 300 Captain KHV Singh with outgoing CO, Commander Shikku Raj | Photo: StratPost

With the retirement of the Sea Harriers, the Indian Navy will no longer operate VTOL fighter aircraft and INAS 300 will convert to MiG-29K/KUB aircraft.
Minister of State for Defence, Rao Inderjit Singh | Photo: PIB

Natural wastage is not how most people would describe the passing of Second World War pensioners and their families. But tell that to a babu.
Denel exhibit at DefExpo 2016. Denel Asia, it says. | Photo: StratPost

Facing a row because of ties to the South African Gupta family, Denel resurfaced in India as an exhibitor at DefExpo 2016 after years of blacklisting.
Apache AH-64E

Tata and Boeing will start work on a manufacturing facility for the Apache AH-64E gunship fuselage of which 22 have been ordered by the Indian Air Force.
Fighters

Boeing, Saab and Lockheed Martin are offering to build fighters in India and each is bringing something different to the table.
Video: MKU at #DefExpo2016

It’s one of India’s most successful defense companies and India’s largest defense exporter. But you’ve probably never heard of it. Let Rajesh Gupta of MKU fix that.
Video: Airbus Helicopters at #DefExpo2016

Xavier Hay of Airbus Helicopters talks to us about his company’s plans to manufacture helicopters in India at DefExpo 2016.
Video: BAE Systems M777 artillery at #DefExpo2016

Alistair Castle of BAE Systems gives us an update on progress on the plans for the domestic manufacture of the M777 ultralight howitzer for the Indian Army.
Video: India’s Dhanush artillery at #DefExpo2016

Rajeev Sharma, Director at the Ordnance Development Centre at the Gun Carriage Factory in Jabalpur, takes us around the Dhanush 155 mm 45 Cal Field Howitzer and also introduces the new 52 Cal prototype.
Video: Kalyani Group Bharat Forge at #DefExpo2016

Rajinder Bhatia of Kalyani Group Bharat Force talks to us about his company’s offerings and prospects at DefExpo 2016.
Video: Thales-BEL PHAROS Fire Control Radar at #DefExpo2016

BEL’s P.C. Jain tell us about his company’s joint venture with Thales and the joint development project of the PHAROS Fire Control Radar at DefExpo 2016.