Tactical Jamming- Airborne platforms and use of EW systems

Today’s airborne platforms on combat, refueling and transport missions cannot fly safely without adequate EW support systems for its survivability in the air. The electromagnetic spectrum has to be dominated to fly unhindered and complete the mission objectives. As the modern fighters have achieved their ultimate in combat capabilities, the scientists are now focusing more […]

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Effective Surveillance- Maritime surveillance and sea monitoring strategy

Maritime surveillance through aerial, surface and sub-sea platforms have become vital tools for safeguarding nation’s maritime boundaries, maritime territories and assets as it requires round the clock surveillance over the entire maritime domain even in peace time. Hence, the Indian Navy has been upgrading its air borne and sub sea surveillance systems over last few […]

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Valuable Assistance- Smarter robots for military in future

Unmanned robots already have proven their worth on the battlefield, neutralizing improvised explosive devices, and more capable ones are coming in the future. While robots and unmanned platforms will continue to provide valuable assistance to Soldiers on the battlefield, there may even come a day when they can begin replacing Soldiers. During a roundtable discussion, […]

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Failed Ambitions- Private sector in defence production

An experience in the recent Defexpo 2014 underlines the convoluted manner in which the induction of the private sector into the “defence industry” network is being handled. A very well-known Indian company was displaying an anti-tank munition which is described generically as an armor piercing fin stabilized disposable sabot (APFSDS). India has been producing this […]

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Common Link- Rafael’s network centric warfare infrastructure

Due to the increased complexity of current and expected campaigns the need for a full NCW capability in the modern combat force is almost mandatory. This complexity is derived from two main scenarios: all out war with other nations and the asymmetric warfare with guerilla forces. The first scenario is challenging due to the battle […]

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Tactical Edge- Automated decision aids for pilots and battle managers

As commercial technologies become more advanced and widely available, adversaries are rapidly developing capabilities that put armed forces at risk. To counter these threats, the US military is developing systems-of-systems concepts in which networks of manned and unmanned platforms, weapons, sensors, and electronic warfare systems interact over robust satellite and tactical communications links. These approaches […]

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Laser Technology- Laser technology and possible challenges for India

After the laser ‘dazzler’ that can disorient an enemy fighter pilot or disrupt the guidance system of airborne missiles emerged from the Defence Research and Development Organisation laboratories other uses for the technology have been contemplated. At the recent Defexpo 2014 on display was a Laser Science and Technology Centre produced Laser Ordnance Disposal System […]

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Equipment for SFs

Special Forces are among the most specialized combat forces in the military. They experience rigorous mental and physical training in order to carry out their missions in a quick and extremely effective manner. Special Operations Forces have very demanding physical requirements. Special Forces soldiers carry the most advanced equipment in order to complete the most […]

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