SP's Land Forces - Issue 1 - 2019<< Previous Issue
Interaction of Jayant Baranwal, Editor-in-Chief of SP’s Land Forces with the Director General of Army Aviation Lt General Kanwal Kumar
“Unless India stands up to the world, no one will respect us; In this world, fear has no place; Only strength respects strength”.—Dr APJ Abdul Kalam
Focus on Infantry modernisation, artillery and air defence
Thermal Imaging (TI) detects objects based on heat emitted by them. A variety of advanced thermal imaging riflescopes are being used in military roles like patrolling, engaging targets and for use with snipers.
Stage is set for the modernisation of Infantry small arms. Army to get new assault and sniper rifles, carbines this year.
One of the largest air defence acquisition programmes in India is MRSAM, jointly developed by DRDO and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) which provides a networked, integrated naval and land-based air defence capability against maneuvering aircraft, UAVs and cruise missiles.
The Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile System (MRSAM) began in the mid-2000s as an air defence system defending against all types of threats, manned and unmanned aircraft, sea skimming missiles, and guided weapons.
Currently manufacturing K9 Vajra-T howitzers, L&T seeks to make tanks & combat vehicles at this facility
For those large number of personnel from military and law enforcement agencies who carry out protection duties, Trijicon offers a vast range of proven sighting systems which can be used for varying degree of security threats
The analysis of the latest local conflicts shows that high-precision air assault weapons along with unmanned aerial vehicles are of primary importance among air threats.
The ACOG is designed to be extremely durable and reliable. It combines traditional, precise distance marksmanship with Close Quarter Battle (CQB) speed. Many variants include a bullet drop compensated (BDC) reticle.
The final planning conference to work out the modalities for Indian Africa Field Training Exercise (IAFTX)-2019 was conducted at Pune from January 23-24, 2019.
Two Indian Army Soldiers have developed an armed UAV for the Indian Army. The armed quadcopter prototype was a long-pending requirement of the armed forces.
Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems will carry out trials of its Trophy Active Protection System (APS) on the Leopard 2 main battle tank this year.
The Pakistan Army’s artillery corps has inducted a Chinese rocket as part of its multiple rocket launchers. The A-100 is a 300 mm, 10-tube multiple rocket launcher, developed by Beijing-based China Academy of Launch Vehicle...
The Royal Thai Army (RTA) is seeking cabinet approval to acquire more VT-4 main battle tanks (MBTs) made by the China North Industries Corporation (Norinco).
The MBDA Missile Systems’ medium-range missile Doyenne Portée was successfully deployed in Mali by the French Army for the first time.
The Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support contracted McRae Industries Inc. with $9.9 million for flame-resistant combat boots.
Rheinmetall has been awarded a contract from the Swedish armed forces to supply vehicles for transporting Patriot air defence systems made by Rheinmetall’s partner Raytheon.
Saab has launched its laser warning system portfolio for land and naval applications in the US market. The Laser Warning System consists of sensors and a laser warning controller...
A motorised rifle unit has received the Borisoglebsk-2 electronic warfare(EW) complex which compromises of several stations based on a multi-purpose armored all-terrain vehicle.
Rheinmetall and BAE Systems announced on January 21 that they have signed an agreement to create a joint UK-based military vehicle design, manufacturing and support business.
The first issue of SP’s Land Forces coincides with the Aero India Show 2019 thus the lead article is an exclusive interview with Director General Army Aviation Lt General Kanwal Kumar in which he mentions the role and the integration of the third dimensional capability in future wars.