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Table of Contents : Issue 01 - 2015
COVER STORY

Modernisation of the Indian Army

The capital budgets, which are meant for procurement of equipment, when analysed for the years 2013-14 and 2014-15, seem to suggest that no significant changes in equipment status of the Army will come about in the near future
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MODERNISATION

Modernisation of Army Air Defence

India’s land-based AD weapons have alarming gaps and the proverbial AD umbrella is leaking heavily which needs immediate rectification
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HELICOPTERS

Military Helicopters in India

The operational diversities of the Indian military coupled with variety of terrain (from sea level to Siachen Glacier) underline the need for state-of-the-art, modern technology helicopters capable of operating both by day and night
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MARKETING FEATURE

TOR Today and Tomorrow Air Defense

In competitive development of air attack means and air defense equipment it has long ago become apparent a tendency when domain of confrontation of these armaments transfers to near ground level.
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NEIGHBOURHOOD

Chinese Military Continues Developing High-altitude Western Frontier

The Chinese Government promulgated the ‘Great Western Development’ strategy in 1999...
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MIDDLE EAST

The Islamic State Self-styled Caliphate

ISIS has rapidly expanded its control over Iraq and Syria by seizing towns and cities near major supply routes, critical infrastructure and border crossings
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MARKETING FEATURE

Almaz-Antey Russia's Leader in Air Defense

Almaz-Antey Air Defense Concern nowadays combines over 50 enterprises, scientific research institutes and design bureaus being Russia’s leading producer and developer of the modern air defense systems.
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SP'S EXCLUSIVES

Arjun Mk.II Tank Clears All Army Trials, Service Next Year

The Arjun Mk.II main battle tank has cleared all user trials with the Indian Army successfully and now awaits a maintenance evaluation by the Army and, crucially, a detailed evaluation by the Director General of Quality Assurance.
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Army still awaits 'cornershot' weapon capability for pistols

The Indian Army, which made known its requirement for a corner-shot capability that allows it to mount in-service 9mm pistols for firing from around a corner, a capability widespread with tactical special units in the US and Israel...
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Para (SF) Urgently Require General Purpose Machine Gun

The Para (SF) units of the Indian Army require an unspecified number of General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMG) on a fast-track basis for which an RFI is expected shortly. The new general purpose machine guns will be for its Parachute (Special Forces) battalions to augment...
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Army revives interest in Light Specialist Vehicle

Unable to bring to fruition a 6 year quest for a light specialist vehicle, the Army plans to announce afresh its interest in procuring an undisclosed number of a common Light Specialist Vehicle (LSV) for all arms in a 3,500-kg unladen weight class category with a payload capacity of 900-1200 kg.
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Indian Army for Heavy Recovery Vehicle

The Indian Army is looking to procure an unspecified number of heavy recovery vehicles to recover stalled, overturned or broken down heavy or armoured vehicles of the forces. The Army is looking for a vehicle capable of providing recovery cover for vehicles over 15 tons in all terrain...
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Raven UAV to be pushed under Indo-US DTTI

Considered one of the most combat-proven tactical surveillance mini drones in current operations, the AeroVironment RQ-11 Raven is not new to the Indian armed forces. In 2009, during the Yudh Abhyas at Babina in Uttar Pradesh, the Indian Army got a first hand look at Raven operations in a combat scenario.
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Indian Army for large-scale mapping project

The Indian Army's Military Survey (GSGS) is planning to map certain areas of the country on large scale. As a test bed three areas have been selected for large scale mapping. All the areas are required to be mapped using latest digital mapping techniques, including GIS creation.
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Army for Night Sight for Automatic Grenade Launcher systems

The Indian Army is looking to procure Thermal Imaging Sights for its in-service 30 mm Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL-17)/Automatic Grenade System (AGS-30) systems.
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Army to make MMGs night-capable

The Indian Army is looking to procure thermal imaging sights for its 7.62mm medium machine guns in service.
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