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   ** CHANAKYA 52nd YEAR ** INDEPENDENCE DAY SPECIAL ISSUE: 15 AUGUST 2021 ** MEDIA PARTNER IDEF 2021 TURKEY DEFENCE SHOW PREVIEW         INDIA’s Leading & Oldest DEFENCE & Aerospace Magazine - 52nd Year in Defence Publishing: 47th Year of Monthly Publication       

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Navantia S-81 Submarine Launch Ceremony

On 22nd April 2021, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain, accompanied by Her Majesty the Queen, Her Royal Highness the Princess of Asturias and Her Royal Highness Infanta Sofia presided over the Launching Ceremony of S-81, the first Submarine of S-80 Class, in Navantia Shipyard in Cartagena (Murcia, Spain).

His Majesty King Felipe VI Presided the Navantia Launching Ceremony of the first S-80 Submarine for the Spanish Navy - the S-81 'Isaac Peral'
The S-81, which will be named 'Isaac Peral', is the first Submarine designed and built in Spain by
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IAF's Dassault Rafale Fighters

A third batch of three Rafale Fighter Jets landed in India on 27th January 2021 evening after flying non-stop from France, in a further boost to the strike capability of the Indian Air Force when India and China are engaged in a bitter border stand-off in Eastern Ladakh. With the arrival of the new batch, the number of the Rafale Fighters with the IAF in India has increased to 11.

Three More Rafale Jets Arrive in India from France
With the arrival of the new batch of 3 Rafales, the number of the Rafale Fighters with the IAF in I
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INTERVIEW: William L. Blair, Vice President & Chief Executive, Lockheed Martin India

At Aero India 2021, Lockheed Martin presents the C-130J Super Hercules, of which IAF operates a fleet, with one of them achieving the daunting feat of landing at the world’s highest landing strip. The Lockheed Martin F-21 Fighter Jet, an equally impressive Multi-Mission Platform, for which Lockheed Martin offers future potential production in India in Partnership with Tata; and its’ Sikorsky Helicopters the MH-60R, S-92, CH-53K & S-76; the Javelin - the world’s most versatile Precision Weapon System, and the INDAGO Unmanned Aerial System (UAS).

“Committed to Strategic & Long-Term International Defence Partnerships”
The MH-60R Romeo SEAHAWK Helicopter is one of the world’s most advanced Maritime Helicopters for AS
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AIRBUS INDIA

Airbus with its long-standing relationship with the Indian Aerospace and Defence Sector, will have a significant presence at Aero India.

Transforming India’s Defence and Aerospace Capabilities
Transforming India’s Defence and Aerospace Capabilities: by Rémi Maillard, President & Manag
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DASSAULT SYSTEMES AT AERO INDIA 2021

Dassault Systemes stands committed to help the industry with advanced 3D design and engineering solutions powered by the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform.

Digitalization to Realize a thriving Aerospace, Defence and Space Ecosystem
As the leader in the sector for over three decades, Dassault Systèmes works with companies of every
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Aero India 2021

A unique flying display of HAL’s indigenous platforms (both Fixed and Rotary-Wing) aptly titled ‘Aatmanirbhar Formation Flight’ is part of the Flying Display during the 13th Edition of Aero India 2021 from February 3rd, 2021 at Air Force Station, Yelahanka.

HAL's ‘Aatmanirbhar Formation Flight’ At Aero India 2021
HAL showcases its prowess in Defence and Aerospace centered on the theme ‘Conceive. Indigenise. Col
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IAF's Dassault Rafale Fighters

With the Indian Air Force (IAF) reportedly scheduled to have 21 of the 36 contracted Rafale Fighters by April 2021, and 11 going to be inducted into the IAF soon, while 7 are currently being used for training IAF Pilots & Crew in France, India’s Air Superiority gets a boost. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had formally inducted the first five Rafale Fighter Aircraft into the IAF’s 17 Squadron, the 'Golden Arrows' at the Ambala Air Force Station in September.

With 21 Rafale Fighters By April, IAF to have 11 Rafales Soon, Boosting India’s Air Superiority
The 1st Batch of Fighter Jets had arrived in India from France on July 29th, and a Second Batch of
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Raytheon Technologies Corporation (RTX)

Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an Aerospace and Defence Company that provides Advanced Systems and Services for Commercial, Military and Government customers worldwide. With four Industry-Leading Businesses - Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space, and Raytheon Missiles & Defense - the company delivers solutions that push the boundaries in Avionics, Cyber Security, Directed Energy, Electric Propulsion, Hypersonics, and Quantum Physics.

Raytheon Technologies Corporation: Creates Future of Aerospace & Defence
The merger of Raytheon and United Technologies combined two companies with distinctive legacies in
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INTERVIEW: BORIS SOLOMIAC, GENERAL DELEGATE, MBDA INDIA

Chanakya features this Interview with BORIS SOLOMIAC, General Delegate, MBDA India, who articulates on MBDA’s Range of Missiles for the IAF’s Rafale Fighter; Brimstone Dual-Seeker Missile; MICA IR & RF Missiles for the Upgraded Mirage 2000s of the IAF; MANPADS Missile System offered for VSHORAD & Mistral ATAM for the ALH Rudra WSI & LCHs; ASRAAM for the Jaguar Fighter Upgrade, Naval Missiles and on L&T MBDA Missile Systems Joint Venture established in India.

“Highly Potent Set of Weapons from MBDA that are Unrivalled”
With above 90 Armed Forces customers in the world, MBDA is a World Leader in Missiles and Missile S
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: DR. SUDHIR MISHRA, CEO & MD, BRAHMOS AEROSPACE

In this EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW to Chanakya, DR. SUDHIR MISHRA, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of BrahMos Aerospace, said that they are developing "90-Degree Steep Dive & Surround Attack Capability," a "Carrier-Killer" Weapon. He articulated on the success achieved by various BRAHMOS Variants’ proven capabilities, including the Block-III LACM. On future plans, he elaborated on the Hypersonic BRAHMOS-II(K) Weapon with speeds between Mach 5-7 and the BRAHMOS NG Variant, on the BRAHMOS-A tests of the Airborne Cruise Missile for the IAF’s Su-30MKI Fighter, and on the BrahMos ‘Make-in-India’ initiatives.

“We have been Actively Pursuing the Hypersonic BRAHMOS-II(K)”
BrahMos Aerospace, the Indo-Russian Joint Venture is capable to fulfil any export requirements, if
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INTERVIEW: Emmanuel De Roquefeuil, VP & Country Director, Thales in India

Thales offices and sites are spread across several cities in India, having hundreds of employees working with Thales and its Joint Ventures in India. Thales has been playing an essential role in India’s growth story by sharing its technologies and expertise in Defence, Transport & Aerospace markets. Thales' strategy supports 'Make-in-India' Policy and aids the development of the Defence Industrial Base in the country, evident from it’s association with HAL, BEL, BDL, Samtel and L&T Technology Services.

“SPECTRA Electronic Warfare System Boosts Survivability”
EMMANUEL DE ROQUEFEUIL, VP & COUNTRY DIRECTOR, THALES in India, in this Interview to Chanakya, cove
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: R. MADHAVAN, CHAIRMAN & MANAGING DIRECTOR, HAL

 In an Exclusive Interview to Chanakya, R. MADHAVAN, Chairman & Managing Director, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Updates us on most projects that HAL is currently undertaking like LCA Tejas, Mirage 2000 Upgrade Project, Jaguar Darin-III Upgrade, HTT-40 BTA, IJT, LCH, LUH, Ka-226T, ALH Dhruv, etc.

“HAL is Geared Up to Take Production of 83 LCA Order”
One of the largest Aeronautics Companies in Asia, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) is involved in m
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INTERVIEW: ANANDI RAMALINGAM, DIRECTOR MARKETING, BEL

Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL) is the leading Defence Electronics Company in India with several Hi-Tech Capabilities including Missile Systems, Electronic Warfare Systems, Avionics Systems, Communication Systems, Electro-Optics Systems, Radars, C4I Systems/Solutions, Sonar, Gun Upgrades, Shelters, etc.

“Government Approved the Export of Indigenous Akash Missile System”
Chanakya Interviewed ANANDI RAMALINGAM, DIRECTOR MARKETING, BEL, on it’s Orders, New Products, Expo
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Safran Aircraft Engines

Safran Aircraft Engines is one of the world's leading Aircraft and Rocket Engine Manufacturers, Safran designs, develops, produces and sells, alone or in Partnership, Engines for Civil and Military Aircraft, Launch Vehicles and Satellites. Safran Aircraft Engines also power some 20 types of Military Aircraft in 30 countries.

Safran Military Engines M88
Safran Military Engines for Rafale & Mirage 2000 Fighters have become global benchmarks. Safran als
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THALES INDIA

Backed by its strong presence in diverse verticals like Defence, Aerospace, Transportation and Digital Identity and Security, Thales has been an unwavering partner to India's ambitious plans and growth storyby sharing its niche technologies and expertise.

Thales: A Steadfast Partner to India's Growth Story
As India marches towards its goal of 'Atmanirbharta' or Self-Reliance, it opens up immense opportun
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MBDA MISSILE SYSTEMS

MBDA is not new to Partnership with the Indian Armed Forces and Indian industry, indeed it has been delivering battle-winning capabilities to the Indian Air Force and collaborating with Indian industry for over 50 years.

MBDA Shows Make In India Commitments and Rafale Weaponry at Aero India 2021
MBDA, the maker of the Rafale's game-changing weaponry, is showcasing its Make in India commitments
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RAFAEL

Rafael is a world-leading Developer & Manufacturer of Advanced Weapon Systems, providing forefront Technological Solutions that address the Defensive and Offensive requirements of the Modern Battlefield. Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has been supporting the Indian Defence Forces with State-of-the-Art Systems, during which Rafael has stood by India to supply systems at short notice in operational contingencies, including Air-to-Air, Air Defence, ATGMs, Targeting & Reconnaissance Pods, SDR Communication, etc.

RAFAEL ADVANCED DEFENSE SYSTEMS
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. Designs, Develops, Manufactures and Supplies a wide range of H
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AERO INDIA 2021 AIR SHOW PREVIEW

Aero India 2021, the 13th International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition & Air Show, is being organised by the Ministry of Defence from 3rd to 5th February 2021 at the Air Force Station Yelahanka in Bengaluru, with above 540 Aerospace, Aviation & Defence companies/organisations showcasing their products, including Platforms, Weapons, Equipment & Systems, Components, etc. A Special Preview:

AERO INDIA 2021 AIR SHOW PREVIEW
Aero India 2021, the 13th International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition & Air Show, is being organ
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IDEX 2021 SHOW PREVIEW

Global Defence majors compete for deals worth Billions of Dollars at the Middle East’s largest Military Expo, the Tri-Services International Defence Exhibition and Conference - 15th IDEX 2021, which will be held from 21st to 25th February 2021 at Abu Dhabi, UAE. The event features above 1,300 companies including several world leaders.

IDEX 2021 TRI-SERVICES DEFENCE SHOW PREVIEW
Global Defence majors compete for deals worth Billions of Dollars at the Middle East’s largest Mili
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Indian Navy’s Vagir 5th Scorpene Submarine Launched at MDL

On November 12th 2020, INS Vagir was launched by Smt Vijaya Shripad Naik, wife of Shripad Naik, Raksha Rajya Mantri. INS Vagir is the fifth P-75 Scorpene Submarine entirely built by the Indian Shipyard Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL)

Launching of Vagir, the Fifth Indian Kalvari-Class Submarine with Scorpene Design, Entirely Made in India
Making its underwater defence stronger, Indian Navy launched the fifth Kalvari-Class Scorpene Subma
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NAVANTIA S-80 PLUS SUBMARINE

Spain’s Navantia Shipyard in Cartagena has successfully carried out the Power-Up activity tests on the S-81 "Isaac Peral" Submarine. The S-81 is the first of four S-80P Class Submarines under construction for the Spanish Navy by Navantia. This is a relevant safety-related commissioning milestone for Navantia prior to the Submarine’s delivery.

Navantia Passes the First Safety Milestone of the S-81 Submarine: The Power-Up
Spain’s Navantia Shipyard in Cartagena has successfully carried out the Power-Up activity tests on
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ADMIRAL KARAMBIR SINGH, CHIEF OF THE NAVAL STAFF

ADMIRAL KARAMBIR SINGH, the 24th Chief of the Naval Staff of Indian Navy says that the immediate focus would be to overcome critical deficient capabilities and concurrently adopt modern 'leap-frogging' technology to create capabilities for accomplishing a range of missions. For Navy Day 2020, Chanakya Interviewed ADMIRAL KARAMBIR SINGH, Chief of the Naval Staff, covering Indian Navy’s Modernisation & Expansion Plans, recent Inductions, Naval Acquisitions, including Aircraft Carriers, Surface Combatants, Gun Systems, Missiles, LPDs, FSS, Submarines, MRCBF Carrier-Borne Fighters, Naval Helicopters, RPAS, Aircraft, etc.

“Towards Force Level Augmentation, 43 Ships & Submarines are Under Construction”
For Navy Day 2020, Chanakya Interviewed ADMIRAL KARAMBIR SINGH, Chief of the Naval Staff, covering
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Five Rafale Fighters Induction in IAF

The first five Indian Air Force (IAF) 4.5-Generation Rafale Combat Aircraft have arrived at Air Force Station, Ambala. The aircraft got airborne from Dassault Aviation Facility, Mérignac, France on 27th July and reached India on 29th July afternoon with a planned stopover en-route at Al Dhafra Air Base in the UAE.

Five Rafale Fighters in IAF
The Rafale Fleet comprises of three Single-Seater and Two Twin-Seater Rafales. The delivery of 10 a
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Navantia S80 Plus Offered for Indian Navy’s P-75(I) Submarines Project

Amongst the five Global Defence Majors selected by the MoD Committee for the P-75(I) Submarines Project is Navantia of Spain. The two Indian Shipyards for the mega 'Make-in-India' Project are L&T Group and Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd. (MDL). Navantia has recently organised more than 100 side meetings and submitted 380 RFIs specific to the P-75(I) Submarine cost items, and targets achieving 500 PTS and nearly 1,500 RFIs within the next 3-4 months.

Navantia S80 Plus Offered for Indian Navy’s P-75(I) Submarines
Navantia is participating in P-75(I) using the basis of the S80 Plus Submarine - the only 3,000 ton
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Indian Air Force Commanders’ Conference 2020: IAF in the Next Decade

The Air Force Commanders’ Conference (AFCC) was conducted from 22nd to 24th July 2020, at Air Headquarters (Vayu Bhawan) New Delhi. The theme of the Conference was "IAF in the Next Decade". The AFCC was Chaired by the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria.

IAF Commanders’ Conference 2020
The Air Force Commanders’ Conference (AFCC) was conducted from 22nd to 24th July 2020, at Air Headq
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Russia Visit

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reviewed India-Russia Defence Cooperation with Yury Borisov, Deputy Prime Minister of Russian Federation in Moscow on 27th June. Mr Borisov is the Co-Chair of the Inter-Governmental Commission with India on Trade & Economic & Scientific Cooperation. He also Co-Chairs with the Raksha Mantri the High Level Committee on Science & Technology. Their discussions on bilateral cooperation and regional issues were very positive and productive.

Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh Reviews India-Russia Defence Relations
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reviewed India-Russia Defence Cooperation in Moscow. The discussions
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Ejection Seats & Pilot Safety

Collins Aerospace is part of Raytheon Technologies Corporation, which is a leading Aerospace & Defence Company that provides Advanced Systems and Services for Commercial, Military and Government customers worldwide. It comprises four industry-leading businesses - Collins Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defense. This feature on “Ejection Seats & Pilot Safety” is contributed by DON BORCHELT, Business Development Director, ACES II/5, Mission Systems, Collins Aerospace, highlights various aspects of Pilot Safety and new developments in Ejection Seats for New-Generation Combat Aircraft.

Ejection Seats & Pilot Safety
Collins Aerospace specialises in Aerostructures, Avionics, Interiors, Mechanical Systems, Mission S
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The Year of Heron TP

The Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Heron TP is a Multi-Role, Most Advanced, Long-Range Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) for Strategic Missions, equipped with Automatic Taxi Take-Off and Landing Systems (ATOL), Satellite Communication for Extended Range, fully redundant Avionics and much more. The IAI Heron TP UAS was designed as a Multi-Mission Platform to address customers' needs and to perform a variety of Strategic Missions, including Intelligence Gathering, Surveillance,

The Year of Heron TP
Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR), using various Payloads, with a high level of reliabi
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SINGAPORE AIR SHOW 2020 REPORT

The Singapore Air Show 2020 was held at Changi Exhibition Centre from 11th to 16th February 2020, with attendance from high-level Military Delegations including India’s Air Chief, Senior Government Officials and leading industry players, featured exhibitors from over 930 companies from above 45 countries. The Singapore Air Show had major participants in the Civil and Military Flying and Static Aircraft Displays that included: Airbus A400M, Dassault Aviation Falcon Business Jets, Embraer Profit-Hunter Commuter Jet, Gulfstream Aircraft, Textron Aviation Aircraft, RSAF Apache & Chinook, Super Puma, Lockheed Martin’s F-16D & F-22 with Sikorsky’s S-70B, Boeing’s F-15SG & P-8A Poseidon, Bell Boeing MV-22s, Elbit Systems’ Hermes 900 UAS, IAI’s Heron TP UAS, Bell Helicopters, were on display.

SINGAPORE AIR SHOW 2020 REPORT
The Singapore Air Show 2020 was held at Changi Exhibition Centre from 11th to 16th February 2020, w
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First Indian Air Force Rafale Handed Over

On October 8th, Eric Trappier, Dassault Aviation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, hosted the handover ceremony of the first Indian Air Force Rafale in Mérignac, Dassault Aviation’s Rafale Final Assembly Facility. The event was placed under the high patronage of Rajnath Singh, Minister of Defence of India and Ms. Florence Parly, Minister of the Armed Forces of France.

First Indian Air Force Rafale Handed Over
On October 8th, Eric Trappier, Dassault Aviation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, hosted the h
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1st Rafale Handed Over by France: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh says Induction Will Boost India's Air Dominance Exponentially

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that the French-made Rafale Combat Jet will boost India's Air Dominance exponentially, as he was formally handed the delivery of the first of 36 Rafales in France. The induction of Rafale Fighter Jets into the Indian Air Force will give a boost to India's Air Dominance exponentially, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said at the Handing-Over Ceremony of the IAF's Rafale Fighter.

1st Rafale Handed Over by France: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh says Induction Will Boost India's Air Dominance Exponentially
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that the French-made Rafale Combat Jet will boost India's Air D
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Thales: A Proud Partner of the Indian Air Force by Emmanuel de Roquefeuil, VP & Country Director, Thales in India

Thales is proud that the IAF has been relying on its high-end Technology Solutions for Combat Aircraft, Air Defence Systems and Sensors, among others to achieve its big ambitions. The Upgrade of Mirage 2000 Fleet is one such example and so is the selection of the Rafale Omni-Role Combat Aircraft by the Indian Air Force.

Thales: A Proud Partner of the Indian Air Force by Emmanuel de Roquefeuil, VP & Country Director, Thales in India
Thales is proud that the IAF has been relying on its high-end Technology Solutions for Combat Aircr
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FUTURE OF COMBAT: SUPPORTING TOMORROW'S AIR WARRIORS By Kishore Jayaraman, President, Rolls-Royce, India and South Asia

Today, more than 750 Rolls-Royce Engines of 10 engine types are powering aircraft of the Indian Military. Rolls-Royce Engines power a wide variety of aircraft in the inventory of the IAF - from Combat and Strike Aircraft (the Jaguar, powered by the Adour Mk811) to Trainers (Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer, powered by Adour Mk871) to Strategic Airlift Aircraft (C-130J Super Hercules, powered by AE 2100), and even VVIP and Surveillance Aircraft (ERJ145, powered by AE 3007).

FUTURE OF COMBAT: SUPPORTING TOMORROW'S AIR WARRIORS By Kishore Jayaraman, President, Rolls-Royce, India and South Asia
Today, more than 750 Rolls-Royce Engines of 10 engine types are powering aircraft of the Indian Mil
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MBDA: A Strong Partner of Indian Air Force

With a strong reputation as a reliable Partner that has supported the Indian Air Force for over 50 years, European Missile company MBDA understands the importance of operational capability and sovereignty to the IAF. MBDA has set up an extensive network of business Partners throughout India. This extensive Indian Supply Chain supports its JV initiatives ready to fulfil ‘Make-in-India’ requirements through its JV with L&T to manufacture Missiles & Components in India. In addition, MBDA continues to work with Indian Public-Sector entities for local Production, Development and Partnership.

MBDA: A Strong Partner of Indian Air Force
With a strong reputation as a reliable Partner that has supported the Indian Air Force for over 50
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Launches Indian Navy's First New P-17A Stealth Frigate INS Nilgiri

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched INS Nilgiri, the first of the Navy's seven new P-17A Stealth Frigates at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) in Mumbai.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Launches Indian Navy's First New P-17A Stealth Frigate INS Nilgiri
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on 28th September launched INS Nilgiri, the first of the Navy's seve
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Witnesses Fire Power of Western Fleet, ‘Day at Sea’ Onboard INS Vikramaditya

During his stay on INS Vikramaditya Aircraft Carrier, the biggest ship of the Indian Navy, Raksha Mantri witnessed a wide range of Naval Operations including Weapon Firing by the Fighter Aircraft and Night Flying Operations by helicopter from the deck of the Aircraft Carrier and Surface Shoots, Missile and Rocket Firings.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Witnesses Fire Power of Western Fleet, ‘Day at Sea’ Onboard INS Vikramaditya
During his stay on INS Vikramaditya, the biggest ship of the Indian Navy, Raksha Mantri witnessed a
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Commissions Indigenously-Built Scorpene Submarine INS Khanderi

On 28th September 2019, INS Khanderi, the second of P75 Scorpene-Class Submarines, was commissioned by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in presence of Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh, CMD MDL Commodore Rakesh Anand (IN Retd.) and several other dignitaries. INS Khanderi is totally built by Indian Shipyard Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) through years of Technology Transfer and Partnership with the Naval Group,  in line with Indian Government’s ‘Make-in-India’ Policy.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Commissions Indigenously-Built Scorpene Submarine INS Khanderi
INS Khanderi, the second of P75 Scorpene-Class Submarines, was commissioned by Defence Minister Raj
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IAF & FAF Joint Ops at EXERCISE GARUDA-VI

Exercise Garuda 2019, a bilateral Indo-French Large Force Employment Warfare Exercise was hosted by the French Air Force (FAF) from 1st to 12th July 2019 at Mont-de-Marsan France, was successfully completed with the IAF Contingent landing back in India on 19th July 2019.

IAF & FAF Joint Ops at EXERCISE GARUDA-VI
Exercise Garuda 2019, a bilateral Indo-French Large Force Employment Warfare Exercise was hosted by
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20th Anniversary of Kargil Victory Day

The ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’ celebrations were spread over three days from 25th to 27th July 2019 and were organised at Dras and New Delhi.

20th Anniversary of Kargil Victory Day
The ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’ celebrations were spread over three days from 25th to 27th July 2019 and w
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Lockheed Martin & Tata Supplier Meet for F-21 Fighter & S-76D Helicopter

Lockheed Martin and Tata hosted a three-day Suppliers Conference in July in New Delhi, where about 30 of Lockheed Martin's Tier 1 Suppliers had the opportunity to meet with over 70 Indian Companies of all sizes to form relationships, assess capabilities, generate Partnerships and further enhance the Government of India's ‘Make-in-India' objectives. Lockheed Martin is looking to expand its Local Suppliers Base in India for their Global Supply Chain in order to fulfill the Offsets Obligations in India, and to increase Indigenous Content of their Offers to Indian Forces, while mainly promoting the new F-21 Fighter for the IAF’s MRFA competition, Sikorsky’s S-76D for the Indian Navy’s NUH, and the MH-60R for the MRH.

Lockheed Martin & Tata Supplier Meet for F-21 Fighter & S-76D Helicopter
Lockheed Martin and Tata hosted a three-day Suppliers Conference in July in New Delhi. Lockheed Mar
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Launch of Fourth Scorpene Class Submarine - VELA

Vela, the fourth Scorpene-Class Submarine being constructed by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited for the Indian Navy, was launched on 6th May 2019, by Mrs Veena Ajay Kumar, wife of Dr. Ajay Kumar, Secretary Defence Production, who was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Vice Admiral A.K. Saxena, CWP&A was also present during the Launching Ceremony.

Launch of Fourth Scorpene Class Submarine - VELA
Vela, the fourth Scorpene-Class Submarine being constructed by Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited fo
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Visits Siachen, Reviews Security Situation at Highest Battlefield

In his first visit after taking charge, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited the Siachen Glacier to review the Security situation. The Raksha Mantri paid his tributes to the martyrs at the highest battlefield of the world and interacted with the Soldiers at the Forward Posts.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Visits Siachen, Reviews Security Situation at Highest Battlefield
In his first visit after taking charge, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited the Siachen Glacier
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Rolls-Royce in India: Partnering for Future Success by Kishore Jayaraman, President, Rolls-Royce, India and South Asia

India is in the process of replacing 50 percent of its ageing Defence Equipment. It is expected to spend US$ 100-150 Billion on Defence Modernisation programmes by 2022. This presents a huge opportunity for Multinational Companies (MNCs) and Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) to leverage India's fast-growing Aerospace and Defence Sectors.

Rolls-Royce in India: Partnering for Future Success by Kishore Jayaraman, President, Rolls-Royce, India and South Asia
India is in the process of replacing 50 percent of its ageing Defence Equipment. It is expected to
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GENERAL ATOMICS - EMS Deepening Ties Via Strategic Initiatives

General Atomics (GA) and its affiliated companies now constitute one of the world's leading resources for High-Technology Systems ranging from Nuclear fuel cycle to Electromagnetic Systems, Remotely Operated Surveillance Aircraft, Airborne Sensors and Advanced Electronics, Wireless & Laser Technologies.

GENERAL ATOMICS - EMS Deepening Ties Via Strategic Initiatives
GA and its affiliated entities manufacture, operate and service state-of-the-art Unmanned Aerial Ve
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MBDA Offers Next-Generation Air Combat Capabilities for the Indian Air Force

MBDA is exhibiting a full range of Missiles and Missile Systems on Stand AB.2.23 designed to provide Next-Generation Air Combat Capabilities, including Air Dominance, Strike and Maritime Engagement, for the Indian Air Force.

MBDA Offers Next-Generation Air Combat Capabilities for the Indian Air Force
Aero India 2019 is the first Air Show where L&T MBDA Missile Systems Ltd, MBDA’s Joint Venture with
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Dassault Aviation Reaffirms Full Commitment to India & Launches New Rafale F4 Standard for France

Dassault Aviation has assured that it will ensure successful production in India through the Dassault Reliance Joint Venture in Nagpur as well as through a full-fledged Supply Chain Network involving already 30 companies with which Dassault Aviation signed contracts, and additional 60 companies currently under discussions.

Dassault Aviation Launches New Rafale F4 Standard for France
Dassault Aviation has received a Development Contract from the French DGA to Upgrade the Rafale Fig
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HENSOLDT Leads Sensor Solutions for Defence

HENSOLDT is a pioneer of Technology and Innovation in the field of Defence and Security Electronics. Based in Taufkirchen near Munich, HENSOLDT is one of the market leaders in the field of Civil and Military Sensor Solutions and develops new products based on innovative approaches for Data Management, Robotics and Cyber Security to combat a wide range of threats.

HENSOLDT Leads Sensor Solutions for Defence
HENSOLDT is a pioneer of Technology and Innovation in the field of Defence and Security Electronics
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Indian Army Artillery Inducts K9 Vajra’s & M777s

Marking a major milestone towards capacity building and capability enhancement of the Indian Army, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, dedicated the globally combat proven M777 A2 Ultra Light Howitzers, K9 Vajra-Tracked Self-Propelled Guns and 6x6 Filed Artillery Tractors to the service of the Nation.

Indian Army Artillery Inducts K9 Vajra’s & M777s
Marking a major milestone towards capacity building and capability enhancement of the Indian Army,
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BRAHMOS: World' Best & Fastest Supersonic Precision Strike Weapon

BrahMos Aerospace, the Indo-Russian Joint Venture is now ready and capable to fulfil export requirements, if the Government decides, while serving the Indian Army, Indian Navy & Indian Air Force requirements, which should see larger numbers of Missiles ordered in the future.

BRAHMOS: World' Best & Fastest Supersonic Precision Strike Weapon
BrahMos Aerospace, the Indo-Russian Joint Venture is now ready and capable to fulfil export require
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: AIR CHIEF MARSHAL B. S. DHANOA, CHIEF OF THE AIR STAFF

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Raytheon Technologies Corporation: Creates Future of Aerospace & Defence

Raytheon Technologies Corporation (RTX)


Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an Aerospace and Defence Company that provides Advanced Systems and Services for Commercial, Military and Government customers worldwide. With four Industry-Leading Businesses - Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space, and Raytheon Missiles & Defense - the company delivers solutions that push the boundaries in Avionics, Cyber Security, Directed Energy, Electric Propulsion, Hypersonics, and Quantum Physics.


Raytheon Technologies Corporation: Creates Future of Aerospace & Defence

The merger of Raytheon and United Technologies combined two companies with distinctive legacies in transformative technologies – breaking barriers, designing unique solutions and reimagining the possible. Raytheon Technologies will continue building on that history as it shapes the future of Air travel, Global Defence and Space Exploration.


Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an Aerospace and Defence Company that provides Advanced Systems and Services for Commercial, Military and Government customers worldwide. With four Industry-Leading Businesses - Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space, and Raytheon Missiles & Defense - the company delivers solutions that push the boundaries in Avionics, Cyber Security, Directed Energy, Electric Propulsion, Hypersonics, and Quantum Physics. RTX, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation Aerospace Businesses, is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts, USA. Chanakya profiles Raytheon Technologies on completion of its 1st Year.

What does it mean to create the Future? At Raytheon Techologies, it means taking risks and accelerating ideas to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges, that spans the full Spectrum of Aviation, Space and Defence. Together, the Raytheon Technologies Group is an unrivaled company. Across businesses, nearly 200,000 Engineers, Researchers and Visionaries come together to push the limits of known Science and redefine how to Connect and Protect the world. Together, Raytheon Technologies advances Aviation, builds Smarter Defence Systems and creates Innovations to go deeper into Space. That is the Future of Aerospace and Defence.


Transformative Technologies: How Raytheon Technologies Is Shaping the Future
The merger of Raytheon and United Technologies combined two companies with distinctive legacies in transformative technologies – breaking barriers, designing unique solutions and reimagining the possible. Raytheon Technologies will continue building on that history as it shapes the future of Air travel, Global Defence and Space Exploration. Throughout its history of confronting the world’s most daunting challenges, with a heritage of developing the Radars and Aircraft Engines that helped the Allies prevail in World War-II; the computer that guided Apollo 11 to the Moon; and the Environmental Satellite Systems that generate detailed information on severe weather events. RTX Transformative Technologies have resulted in era-defining achievements, including the pioneering use of Gallium Nitride (GaN), the deployment of increasingly sophisticated Military Radars and Defence Systems, and the development of advanced materials for Aircraft Weight Reduction.


Artificial Intelligence and its Machine Learning subset are assuming major roles in helping Raytheon Technologies’ customers solve complex problems. AI refers to any adaptable system that will respond to a human request, while Machine Learning is a set of algorithms that can be used to gain deeper insights into data. AI and Machine Learning have many functions, including Command & Control; Aircraft Support; Robotics; Speech Translation and Media Processing; Training, and Design Operation. These technologies must be explainable and trustworthy as they enhance the speed and accuracy of all processes, products and systems, increasing the efficiency of Aftermarket Operations. One real-world example is Intelligent Maintenance and Operations, by creating sophisticated algorithms that can predict when an Airplane Engine Part needs to be replaced before it wears out or breaks down, increasing efficiency and safety. Another example is its Multi-INT Data Processing Systems. An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) can collect hundreds of thousands of hours of video in search of Explosive Devices, while reviewing this massive amount of footage is impossible for humans, but not for a machine trained to identify those devices.


Cyber Security: Every modern system, from individual Sensors and Jet Engines to vast Connected Eco-systems, is susceptible to Cyber-Attacks. As Defence and Commercial Aviation Systems have become more highly Connected, Autonomous and Electrical and as the threats against these systems have become more sophisticated Cyber Security needs have increased. The Raytheon CODE Center is used to test Networks, Systems & Platforms by exposing them to realistic, Nation-State Cyber, Anti-Tamper and Radio Frequency attacks. The Center can also replicate various Networked environments and Cyber-Physical Systems, including Air Traffic Control, Power Grids, water supplies, Missiles, Radars and Security Operations Centers. When testing is complete, the CODE Center Team of Cyber Experts develops technologies, processes and Software to deliver field-proven and Mission-reliable Cyber Solutions. With constant Innovation in Cyber-Security, it builds World-Class Cyber Security Capabilities.


Year Reviewed at Raytheon Technologies
2020 was the year Raytheon Technologies got to work. The inaugural year  story is one best told  by its Innovation in Transforming the Technologies of Aerospace and Defence. Creating the Future of Aerospace and Defence, Raytheon Technologies began with the creation of the company itself. Raytheon Technologies formed in April, bringing together four businesses and approximately 200,000 employees for a clear and singular purpose: to create the Future of Aerospace and Defence. The new company, with more than 190 years of combined experience, is already building on that history, with Transformative Technologies that are making the world Safer, Smarter and better Connected.


Making Flying Safer and More Sustainable: 2020 was a tough year for Aviation. To support the Industry, Collins Aerospace leadership articulated a plan for its recovery, both in the short term and the long term. Collins also worked with Commercial Aviation Companies to improve Flight Safety for those still traveling today, including a new Phone App that uses Quick Response (QR) Codes to eliminate the need to touch Airport Kiosks.


Planning for the future, Collins and Raytheon Intelligence & Space are also teaming up to pursue a U.S. Federal Aviation Administration contract to overhaul the Agency’s Telecommunications Infrastructure – an update that could drastically improve Aviation for everyone from pilots to passengers.


Smarter Defence: Raytheon Technologies’ Defence Capabilities took big steps forward in 2020. In November, a Raytheon Missiles & Defense-built Interceptor known as the SM-3 had a successful and historic test off the coast of Hawaii, making its first-ever Intercept of a Simulated Ballistic Missile. Sensors from Raytheon Intelligence & Space were also part of the test, working from Low-Earth Orbit to detect & track the target, then relay the decision to decision-makers in a demonstration of what’s known as “Space-Based Early Warning.”


Pratt & Whitney
Pratt & Whitney, a Unit of Raytheon Technologies is a world leader in the Design, Manufacture and Service of Aircraft and Helicopter Engines, and Auxiliary Power Units. Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an Aerospace and Defence Company that provides Advanced Systems and Services for Commercial, Military and Government customers worldwide.


Pratt & Whitney’s  Combat-proven F135 is the most advanced Operational Fighter Engine in the world, which powers the formidable Lockheed Martin F-35 5th-Generation Fighter, delivering 26% more thrust, 116% more powered lift, and more than a 300% increase in Power and Thermal Management over 4th-Generation Fighter Engines, all with a demonstrated Mission Capability rate of above 94%.


Advanced Propulsion gets you where you need to go — faster, more safely and with great sensitivity to the environment. The integration of Raytheon and United Technologies advanced those objectives, specifically in developing Revolutionary Engine Architectures and Technologies that give top priority to efficiency and climate mitigation. At Pratt & Whitney, it is about how to increase the performance of its Engines and create a Greener environment. Pratt & Whitney introduced the Geared Turbofan Engine (GTF), which offers double-digit improvements in fuel consumption, environmental emissions, engine noise and operating costs.


Those same expectations of performance and sustainability drive  P&W’s current research. As Governments around the world place greater restrictions on emissions and noise, and as customers require aircraft that can travel greater distances - new, disruptive technologies will be required, including Hypersonic, Hybrid-Electric, Multi-Megawatt Electric, and Rotating Detonation Engines. P&W is also working on Small, Expendable Engines that could revolutionise Air Power.


The merger of United Technologies and Raytheon could create new opportunities in bringing together, for example, Aircraft and Environmental Control Systems with Missile Systems and Sensors. The result can be Future Systems that solve customers’ challenges before they face them. At Pratt & Whitney, the future of environmentally sustainable flight continued to take shape as the business worked on new models of the Geared Turbofan Engine - a quieter, more efficient and cleaner alternative to Conventional Jet Engines.


Collins Aerospace Systems
Collins Aerospace Systems is a leader in technologically Advanced and Intelligent Solutions for the Global Aerospace and Defence Industry. Collins Aerospace delivers a broad spectrum of advanced, battle-proven solutions – in all domains, in both Manned and Unmanned Platforms – that serve the warfighters of today and tomorrow. Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market, being the world leader in Avionics Systems for Civil & Military Aircraft.


 Collins Aerospace Integrated Avionics Systems & Cockpit Solutions deliver the right critical data information at the right time to make decisions that can help ensure a mission’s success. Intuitive graphical Human-Machine Interfaces. Extensive Situational Awareness Capabilities. The ability to integrate with other Aircraft Systems, built on Open Architecture Designs that leverage the best of Military & Commercial Innovations, retaining the option of easy and cost-effective Upgrades that provide a flexible platform for future growth.


To Upgrade Aircraft’s Avionics, turn to Collins Aerospace for the product selection to suit the  Aircraft Systems and the expertise to support them. Its flexible Production Facilities can scale manufacturing to meet all needs – big or small. It also offers Engineering and Aircraft Certification to meet specific requirements of Platforms, whether installation of components or a fully Engineered Solution, it offers the products and services for complete Avionics Integration.


Collins Aerospace  has advanced solutions to enable the Digital Transformation of Defence, including: Multi-Spectral Airborne Imaging to convert data to actionable Intelligence; SCi-Toolset for responsive Imagery Exploitation; Guidance, Navigation and Control Solutions to deliver on target; Digital Terrain Awareness Systems, etc.


Collins MS-110 is the Next-Generation of the DB-110 Airborne Reconnaissance System that will provide advanced Daytime and Night-time Wide-area and Long Range Reconnaissance Capability. It is compatible with carriage on fast jets (F-16, F-15, F/A-18, Typhoon, Rafale), Manned ISR aircraft, and MALE UAVs such as the MQ-9 Reaper.


TacSAR is a true end-to-end operational capability and shares common support equipment and infrastructure with the DB-110 System. The key elements of the TacSAR System are Mission Planning; Ground Support Equipment; Airborne Reconnaissance Pod; Data-Link; Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination; and Training & Support for all elements including Radar Imagery Analysis.


As a leading provider of Control Actuation plus Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS)-based and Spinning-Mass Inertial Sensors, Collins Aerospace offers Precision-Guidance Solutions to Advanced Missiles and Munitions. Its Targeting and Guidance Systems offer Smart Weapon Solutions at low risk and an affordable cost.


Advanced product offerings include highly accurate small and lightweight Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs) as well as Control Actuation with fin, wing and Thrust Vectoring options. Collins supports stability augmentation on a wide range of vehicles and platforms and provides terrain referenced Navigation and Predictive Ground Collision Avoidance Systems on over 5,000 Aircraft worldwide. These Innovative Solutions meet the ever evolving needs of the Warfighters with accuracy, reliability and affordability.


For Military Aviators, Collins Aerospace is developing the ACES 5, a New-Generation of Ejection Seats that include several features to reduce the risk of injury. And across the company, Raytheon Technologies businesses continue to deliver numerous systems for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), from Navigation to Precision Weapons to the Pratt & Whitney Engine that powers the Advanced Aircraft.


Discovering the Uncharted: In Space, the room for innovation is unlimited, and Raytheon Technologies knows it. Collins Aerospace celebrated 20 years of its technology on the International Space Station (ISS), including the systems that have made every Spacewalk from the ISS or Space Shuttles possible.


Collins Aerospace Simulation & Training: High Fidelity Integrated Simulation Solutions help enhance Mission Effectiveness, whatever the scenario with Virtual Reality, providing Synthetic Environments, building new Virtual Training Environments that allow Armed Forces to train on any Weapon or System from anywhere in the world.
Collins Aerospace Military and Defence portfolio covers   Aerostructures, Avionics, Cargo Handling, Communications,   Displays & Controls, Electronic Systems, Electronic Warfare, Exteriors, Government Aviation Connectivity, Interiors, Landing Systems, Mechanical Systems like Hoists, Navigation, Optronics, Oxygen & Passenger Service Unit Systems, Platforms, Power, Controls & Actuation, Service Solutions, Simulation & Training, Submarines & Surface Ships, Targeting, Thermal Management & Machining, etc.


Raytheon Missiles & Defense
Raytheon Missiles & Defense brings global customers the most advanced end-to-end solutions delivering the advantage of one Innovative Partner to detect, track, and intercept threats. Raytheon Missiles & Defense produces a broad portfolio of advanced technologies, including Air and Missile Defence Systems, Precision Weapons, Radars, Command & Control Systems and Advanced Defence Technologies. Raytheon Missiles & Defense Solutions protect citizens, warfighters and infrastructure in over 50 countries worldwide.


Precision Weapons Capabilities
Advanced Strike Weapons: Precision Naval Weapons allow customers to carry out discriminating strikes on bona fide targets and defend against incoming attacks with unprecedented effectiveness to give Militaries a decisive-edge in the Battlespace. Raytheon Missiles & Defense is a leader in Command and Control Systems, Combining Sensors and Advanced Networks to expand Situational Awareness across the Maritime Battlespace. The SM-6 Missile can perform Anti-Air Warfare, Anti-Surface Warfare and Advanced Ballistic Missile Defence at Sea.


The Raytheon-Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile (NSM) is a long-range, Precision Strike Weapon that seeks and destroys enemy Ships at distances greater than 100 Nautical Miles. The Naval Strike Missile can fly at very low altitudes over water and land.  The Kongsberg /Raytheon NASAMS-II Air Defence System features Net Centric Architecture, multiple simultaneous engagements, Beyond Visual Range (BVR) Capabilities, closely integrated and adapted to a country’s Integrated Air and Missile Defence (IAMD).


ESSM Launch: Ship Self-Defence Weapons - Protecting the Mission and those carrying it out is paramount. RTX modern Ship Self-Defence Weapons give Navies around the world Precision and Firepower in four overlapping layers: Long-Range, Medium-Range, Short-Range and Close-In.


Raytheon Missiles & Defense serves as the Prime Mission Systems Equipment Integrator on the Zumwalt-Class Destroyers. The Zumwalt-Class Destroyers feature Raytheon Missiles & Defense Technologies and Equipment that will benefit the U.S. Navy for years to come. Further, the Aegis is an Integrated Missile Guidance System used on U.S. Navy and Allied Ships to protect the Battle Group.


SPY-6 Radars are built from individual ‘building blocks’ called Radar Modular Assemblies or Self-Contained Radars that come in 2’x2’x2’ Boxes. Those boxes stack together to fit the mission requirements of any ship – a feature that makes the SPY-6 Family the U.S. Navy’s first truly Scalable Radars. In addition to Fleet Defence, Raytheon Missiles & Defense's SM-6 Missile has been selected to fulfill the U.S. Navy’s Sea-Based Terminal role. Its SM-3 Block IB Interceptor has been test-launched from the USS Lake Erie during a Missile Defense Agency test designed to hit a complex Short-range Ballistic Missile Target.


The SeaRAM System, a new system for Guided-Missile Destroyers, was test-fired from the Arleigh Burke-Class Guided-Missile Destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) in Rota, Spain.


Tomahawk Cruise Missile
The Tomahawk Cruise Missile is a Precision Weapon that launches from Ships and Submarines and can strike targets precisely from 1,000 miles away, even in heavily defended Airspace, and is known for its "Sea-Skimming" Capability. The current Version, called the Block IV Tactical Tomahawk or TACTOM, has a Data-Link that allows it to switch targets while in flight. It can loiter for hours and change course instantly on Command. Beginning in 2020, the U.S. Navy will recertify and modernise the missile, extending its service life by 15 years, and resulting in the new Tomahawk Block V Series.


U.S. and Allied Militaries have flight-tested the GPS-enabled Tomahawk 550 times and used it in combat above 2,300 times. Its recent use was in 2018, when U.S. Navy Warships & Submarines launched 66 Tomahawks at Syrian Chemical Weapon Facilities.


Advanced Technology is necessary to close the “detect-control-engage” loop in the Maritime Domain. From Sensors to Command and Control Systems to Precision Weapons, Raytheon Missiles & Defense delivers innovation at the speed of relevance to protect U.S. and Allied Ships and Sailors around the world. Sensors can identify threats quickly to give decision-makers insight at a moment's notice. Space-Based Sensors keep tabs on the environment, Advanced Radars Monitor Missile Launches from across the globe, and Infrared Imaging Devices expose what the human eye can't detect.


Raytheon's StormBreaker 1st Guided Release from Super Hornet in U.S. Navy Flight Test
Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a Raytheon Technologies business, completed the first guided release of a StormBreaker Smart Weapon from an F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, which will become the second Fighter Jet to add the Weapon when the programme reaches Initial Operational Capability. The U.S. Air Force’s newest weapon, StormBreaker, has a unique Tri-Mode Seeker that enables pilots to hit moving targets in adverse weather or low visibility. Integration is progressing on several U.S. Fighter Jets including the F-15E, and now the F-18 Super Hornet.

"StormBreaker is the only weapon that enables pilots to hit moving targets during bad weather or if dust and smoke are in the area," said Cristy Stagg, StormBreaker Program Director. "Super Hornet Pilots will be able to use poor visibility to their advantage when StormBreaker Integration is complete." During the U.S. Navy Flight Test, StormBreaker safely separated from the jet and successfully received Guidance Data from the Fighter, enabling it to be directed to its target while in-flight. StormBreaker features a revolutionary Tri-Mode Seeker that uses Imaging Infrared and Millimeter Wave Radar in its normal mode. The weapon can also deploy its Semi-Active Laser or GPS Guidance to hit targets. The F-15E Eagle is the first platform to add the StormBreaker; which is also being integrated on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF).


Raytheon Intelligence & Space
Raytheon Intelligence & Space delivers the Disruptive Technologies customers need to succeed in any domain, against any challenge. A developer of Advanced Sensors, Training, and Cyber and Software Solutions, Raytheon Intelligence & Space provides a decisive advantage to Civil, Military and Commercial customers in above 40 countries worldwide. Raytheon Intelligence & Space (RI&S) is one of four businesses that form Raytheon Technologies Corporation.

Raytheon Technologies (RTX) has recently signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Blue Canyon Technologies, a leading provider of Small Satellites and Spacecraft Systems Components. Blue Canyon Technologies (BCT) will report into RI&S upon closing. "The Space market is rapidly expanding and our customers need Comprehensive Solutions faster than ever before," said Roy Azevedo, President of Raytheon Intelligence & Space.

RI&S is advancing its use of Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning to provide Military customers with accurate and actionable information they need to make critical, split-second decisions. On the ground, Raytheon Intelligence & Space continues its operation of NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory, operated by Raytheon Intelligence & Space, and RGNext, a Raytheon Technologies Joint Venture, played a critical role in the highly publicised launch of two NASA Astronauts and supplies on a commercially-built Spacecraft.


Raytheon Intelligence & Space Modernisation, Training & Mission Support
Using innovative approaches and proven tools, RI&S keeps Forces ‘Mission-Ready’. Its Training Technology to make run-throughs look and feel like the real thing. For Mission Support, it manages every part of large-scale training from Big-Picture Planning & Consulting to 24/7 on-demand Repair & Maintenance. Using Audio, Video  & Special Effects, it Simulates Modern Battlefield scenarios. Sensor & Software Systems, Radars, Command & Control, & Range-Engineering Services bring innovative options for Warfighters. RI&S Boomerang detects Small Arms Fire using Passive Acoustic Detection & Signal Processing to locate a shooter in less than a second.


Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS)
Raytheon Intelligence and Space was awarded a multiple award IDIQ to participate in the U.S. Air Force's development of the Advanced Battle Management System, a Future Command and Control Network that will connect Military Platforms across the globe, giving Military Commanders the ability to make decisions faster. Under a multiple IDIQ contract up to US$ 950 Million over next 5 years with options beyond, RI&S will participate in support of the maturation, demonstration and proliferation of capability across Platforms and Domains to enable Joint All Domain Command & Control (JADC2). ABMS will transform the Future Battlespace for USAF by delivering the right data at the right time to the right people so they can make the right decisions fast. JADC2 will Link Capabilities across all Domains - Air, Land, Sea, Cyber and Space.