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** CHANAKYA 53rd YEAR ** FARNBOROUGH 2022 AIRSHOW SPECIAL PREVIEW ISSUE: 15 JULY 2022 **         INDIA’s Leading & Oldest DEFENCE & Aerospace Magazine - 53rd Year in Defence Publishing: 48th Year of Monthly Publication       

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LOCKHEED MARTIN IN INDIA

Pawan Hans Limited (PHL), a Government of India Company under Ministry of Civil Aviation had announced that it signed agreements for the leasing of six Sikorsky S-76D Helicopters from The Milestone Aviation Group Limited. In addition to the six helicopters, of which five have already been delivered, Milestone and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company are also providing Pawan Hans with comprehensive value and sustainment packages to support the phasing-in of this new helicopter type into its fleet.

Pawan Hans Leases Six Lockheed Martin’s Sikorsky S-76D Helicopters from Milestone Aviation
The legendary S-76 Helicopter operates successfully in more than 40 countries on six continents, fu
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DIMDEX 2022 SHOW REPORT

The 7th Edition of the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference (DIMDEX 2022) was held from 21st to 23rd March 2022 in Qatar. World-leading Defence, Naval and Maritime Companies like Airbus, Boeing, BAE Systems, CAE, Dassault Aviation, Dearsan, Elettronica, Fincantieri, General Atomics, GICAN, Havelsan, KNDS, L3Harris Technologies, Lacroix, Leonardo, Lockheed Martin, MBDA, Navantia, Nexter, Northrop Grumman, Rafale International, Raytheon Technologies, Renk, Roketsan, Saab, Safran, Thales, etc. participated at DIMDEX 2022.

DIMDEX 2022 NAVAL SHOW REPORT
The 7th Edition of the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference (DIMDEX 2022) wa
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8th WINGS INDIA 2022 SHOW REPORT

The Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India, jointly with FICCI, organised the 8th Edition of Indian Aviation Show Series - Wings India 2022 from 24th to 27th March 2022 at Hyderabad’s Begumpet Airport. Wings India 2022, had about 25 aircraft on static display, had the participation of about 100 companies, including companies like AAI, Adani Group, Airbus Group, ATR, Boeing, CFM, CSIR, Diamond Aircraft, Embraer, Honda Jet, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL), L&T, Maini, National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), Pawan Hans, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce, etc.

WINGS INDIA 2022 REPORT
The Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India, jointly with FICCI, organised the 8th Edition
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DSA 2020 SHOW REPORT

The 17th Defence Services Asia 2022 was held from 28th to 31st March 2022 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, along with NATSEC Asia 2022, focussed on Internal Security. The DSA Series has gone from strength to strength and is the largest Tri-Services Defence & National Security Show in Asia, which this time attracted about 1,100 exhibitors from 54 countries, including 20 International Group Pavilions.

Defence Services Asia 2022: DSA SHOW REPORT
Defence Services Asia (DSA) and National Security (NATSEC) Asia 2022, which are globally recognised
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ADAS 2022

Asian Defense & Security (ADAS) 2022, the 4th Asian Defense and Security, Crisis & Disaster Management Exhibition and Conference will be held from 27th to 29th April 2022 at the World Trade Center, Metro Manila, Philippines. ADAS 2022 is a Tri-Services Defence and Security Exhibition for the Region.

Asian Defense & Security - ADAS 2022 SHOW PREVIEW
Asian Defense & Security (ADAS) 2022, the 4th Asian Defense and Security, Crisis & Disaster Managem
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Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Solutions

Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. designs, develops, manufactures and supplies a wide range of High-Tech Defence Systems for Air, Land, Sea, and Space Applications for the Israel Defense Forces and the Israeli Defence Establishment, as well as for customers around the globe. Rafael offers its customers a diversified array of Innovative Solutions at the leading-edge of global technology, from Underwater Systems through Naval, Ground and Air Superiority Systems to Space Systems.

Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Solutions
Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. designs, develops, manufactures and supplies a wide r
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ADMIRAL R. HARI KUMAR, CHIEF OF THE NAVAL STAFF

ADMIRAL R. HARI KUMAR, the 25th Chief of the Naval Staff of Indian Navy in an EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW to CHANAKYA said that an efficient way to retain combat-edge is the induction and use of Unmanned Solutions. In the coming years, the Indian Navy will continue to focus on Unmanned Inductions. CHANAKYA Interviewed ADMIRAL R. HARI KUMAR, covering Indian Navy’s Modernisation & Expansion Plans, recent Inductions, Naval Acquisitions, including Aircraft Carrier, Surface Combatants & ASW Craft, LPDs, Submarine Projects, Naval Helicopters, RPAS and Unmanned  Solutions, etc.

“Indian Navy has Continued to Focus on Self-Reliance & Indigenous Solutions”
ADMIRAL R. HARI KUMAR, the 25th Chief of the Naval Staff of Indian Navy in an EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW t
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SINGAPORE AIR SHOW 2022 REPORT

The Singapore Air Show 2022 was held at Changi Exhibition Centre from 15th to 18th February 2022, with attendance from few high-level Military Delegations including Senior Government Officials and leading industry players, featured about 600 exhibiting companies from about 40 countries. The Singapore Air Show had fewer participants in the Civil and Military Flying and Static Aircraft Displays that included the IAF’s LCA Tejas Mk.1 Fighter Jet, Airbus A400M, Dassault Aviation Falcon Business Jets, Embraer Profit-Hunter Commuter Jet, Lockheed Martin’s F-35, F-16D & F-22, with Sikorsky’s S-70B, Boeing’s F-15SG & P-8A Poseidon, Bell Boeing MV-22s, Elbit Systems’ Hermes 450 UAS, IAI Heron TP UAS, with Bell Helicopters on display.

SINGAPORE AIR SHOW 2022 REPORT
The Singapore Air Show 2022 was held at Changi Exhibition Centre from 15th to 18th February 2022, w
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DRDO Indigenous Defence Systems & Technologies for Indian Defence Forces

The Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), Ministry of Defence, has been nurturing as well as encouraging Indian Defence & Aerospace Industry to take up Defence Manufacturing. Today, more than 2000 Industry Partners have joined hands with DRDO in delivery of Components, Sub-systems, Systems, Platforms and Technologies for Indian Armed Forces. Many industries have achieved the capability and the capacity to become the Lead System Integrators. The technology of all systems is transferred to the Indian Industry for Production & Supply.

DRDO Indigenous Defence Systems & Technologies for Indian Defence Forces
The Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), Ministry of Defence, has been nurturing as
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IAF's RAFALE FIGHTERS

With the Deliveries of all 36 Rafale Fighters of Dassault Aviation having been completed in France, the IAF’s Rafale Fleet is undergoing Upgrades to the 13 India-Specific Enhancements (ISE) Configuration in India. While the Indian Navy has recently tested the Rafale-Marine Carrier-Borne Fighter in Goa for evaluation in the Indian Navy Carrier Tender, there is scope for additional Rafales to be purchased by India for the IAF and Indian Navy.

Dassault Aviation Completes Deliveries of All 36 Rafales to IAF
With the Deliveries of all 36 Rafale Fighters of Dassault Aviation having been completed in France,
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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. A leading Military Aircraft Engine Manufacturer, No. 1 in Europe, Safran Aircraft Engines also power some 20 types of Military Aircraft in 30 countries, including the M88 Rafale Fighter Engines. Safran Military Engines for Rafale & Mirage 2000 Fighters have become global benchmarks. Safran is also a Partner in FCAS (Future Combat Air System), a Franco-British programme to develop a New-Generation Combat Drone. We feature the Safran M88 powering the Rafale, its Maintenance Training, and Safran’s plans to ‘Make-in-India’, including the Manufacturing of the M88 Engine in India for Future Indian Fighters. Safran Aircraft Engines is implementing its full committment to ‘Make-in-India’.

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES M88
Safran Aircraft Engines is one of the world's leading Aircraft and Rocket Engine Manufacturers, wit
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Interview: Col. H.S. Shankar, CMD, Alpha Designs Technologies (ADTL)

Alpha Design Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (ADTL) has got an Indian Army order for Loitering Munitions. In an Interview to Chanakya, Col. H.S. Shankar, VSM (Retd), Chairman & Managing Director, Alpha Design Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, spoke about the products and activities of ADTL, Bangalore.

“Manufacture of Loitering Munitions is in Advanced Stages at ADTL’s JVC with ELBIT - Alpha ELSEC”
Alpha Design Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (ADTL) has got an Indian Army order for Loitering Munitions. In
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CARMENTA Will Push Forward the EU Technological Excellence to Achieve Air Superiority Goal

The CARMENTA Project will be based on EU owned solutions, so that EU Design Authority remains the baseline, in order to avoid any kind on non-EU dependencies. The Consortium includes the major EU Electronic Warfare Champions as well as the major EU Platform and System Integrators. In total it brings together 18 leading Industry Members like: Elettronica (Coordinator, Italy), Leonardo (Italy), Thales (France), SAFRAN (France), MBDA France, Indra (Spain), AIRBUS Defence & Space (Spain), AIRBUS Helicopters (Spain), Hensoldt (Germany), Terma (Denmark), etc. The project has a duration of 30 months and a budget of approximately 10 Million Euros.

CARMENTA Will Push Forward the EU Technological Excellence to Achieve Air Superiority Goal
Paolo Izzo, Chief Sales Officer of Elettronica, Coordinator Company of the CARMENTA Consortium, sai
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ROSOBORONEXPORT, RUSSIA

Russian Helicopters is a leading player in the Global Helicopter Industry, the sole Russian Rotorcraft Designer and Manufacturer and one of the few companies worldwide with the capability to Design, Manufacture, Service and test modern Civilian and Military Helicopters. Russian Helicopters is part of State Corporation Rostec. We take a look at the Russian Helicopters' Mi-171Sh Military Multi-Role Transport Helicopter.

Russian Helicopters Mi-171Sh Military Multi-Role Transport Helicopter
Rosoboronexport/ROSTEC - Russian Helicopters is a leading player in the Global Helicopter Industry,
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Mrs Anandi Ramalingam, Chairman & Managing Director - Additional Charge, BEL

Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL) now produces a wide range of State-of-the-Art Equipment in fields like Defence Communications, Radars, Naval Systems, C4I Systems, Weapon Systems, Homeland Security, Telecom & Broadcast Systems, Electronic Warfare, Tank Electronics, Electro-Optics, Electronic Components. Chanakya Interviewed Mrs. Anandi Ramalingam, Chairman & Managing Director - Additional Charge, BEL, on it’s Products & Exports, its presence in India & abroad, on its diversification initiatives, as well as its exhibits at DefExpo 2022.

“BEL is Fast Expanding its Global Presence”
Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL) is a Navratna Company instituted to manufacture Communication Equipme
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BEML Contribution on Defence Services: By Amit Banerjee, Chairman & Managing Director, BEML LIMITED

Being India's major Defence Equipment Manufacturer, BEML keeps the Indian Army and other Defence Forces abreast with State-of-the-Art Military Equipment. Amit Banerjee, Chairman & Managing Director,  BEML LIMITED, writes a guest column on BEML.

BEML Contribution on Defence Services, By Amit Banerjee, Chairman & Managing Director, BEML LIMITED
Being India's major Defence Equipment Manufacturer, BEML keeps the Indian Army and other Defence Fo
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INTERVIEW: Venkat Katkuri, Head of Defence & Space, Airbus India & South Asia

Ministry of Defence (MoD) signed a contract with Airbus Defence and Space, Spain for acquisition of 56 C295MW Transport Aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF, along with an Offset Contract. Out of 56, 40 MTAs will be manufactured in India by TATA Consortium. Chanakya Interviews VENKAT KATKURI, Head of Defence & Space, Airbus India & South Asia, covering the C295MW Variants and the New-Generation A330 MRTT Multi-Role Tanker Transporter on offer for IAF’s FRA Project.

“C295 Opens Doors for First ‘Make in India’ Aerospace Programme”
MoD signed a contract with Airbus Defence and Space, Spain for acquisition of 56 C295MW Transport A
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INTERVIEW: BORIS SOLOMIAC, GENERAL DELEGATE, MBDA INDIA

With above 90 Armed Forces customers in the world, MBDA is a World Leader in Missiles and Missile Systems. The MBDA Group designs and produces Missiles and Missile Systems that correspond to the full range of current and future operational needs of the three Armed Forces - Land, Sea and Air. 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;  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; Brimstone Dual-Seeker Missile; Naval Missiles and on L&T MBDA Missile Systems Joint Venture in India.

“MBDA is a Committed Partner to the Indian Armed Forces”
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: R. MADHAVAN, CHAIRMAN & MANAGING DIRECTOR, HAL

One of the largest Aeronautics Companies in Asia, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) is involved in manufacturing of Military & Civil Aircraft, Navigation and related Equipment. 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, Jaguar Darin-III Upgrade, HTT-40 BTA, IJT, LCH, LUH, ALH Dhruv Variants, UAS/RPAs, etc.

“83 LCA Mk-1A Contract Stipulates Deliveries from 2023-2024”
HAL is involved in manufacturing of Military & Civil Aircraft, Jet Engines, Helicopters and Spare P
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Vice Admiral Narayan Prasad, AVSM, NM, IN (Retd), Chairman and Managing Director, Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd

Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd. (MDL), the oldest Shipyard in India, has now become one of the premier Warshipbuilding Yards in India, producing Warships for the Indian Navy, which include Destroyers, Frigates, Corvettes, Missile Boats, OPVs, etc. MDL has built 799 Vessels, including 26 Capital Warships and 6 Conventional Submarines. In this EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW to Chanakya, Vice Admiral Narayan Prasad, IN (Retd), Chairman & Managing Director, MDL, elaborates on MDL’s various activities.

“Indigenous Warship Building is a Success Story”
Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd. (MDL) has now become one of the premier Warshipbuilding Yards in Ind
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INTERVIEW: JORGE GARCÍA MONEDERO, INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR, NAVANTIA

The Spanish Shipbuilder NAVANTIA is a world reference in the design, building and integration of highly technological state-of-the-art Warships for the Spanish Navy, which makes it a strategic company, and for the international market. Its activities include the design and manufacture of Integrated Platform Management Systems, Fire Control Systems, Command & Control Systems, Propulsion Plants and through life support for all its products. NAVANTIA belongs to Grupo SEPI, a corporate holding which is made up by a total of 15 state-owned companies. In this INTERVIEW to Chanakya, Jorge García Monedero, International Commercial Director, Navantia, elaborates on Navantia’s interests in Indian Naval Defence.

“Navantia Wants to be the Best Partner at Sea”
The Spanish Shipbuilder NAVANTIA is a world reference in the design, building and integration of hi
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THALES

As India progresses towards its goal of becoming AtmaNirbhar, constructive measures are being taken across sectors including Defence. These measures along with efforts of the Industry will pave the way for long-term success of India's Indigenous Defence Sector. Ashish Saraf, Vice President & Country Director - India, Thales contributes this guest column on Thales India.

Thales, Partnering India's Defence Modernisation Journey: By Ashish Saraf, Vice President and Country Director - India, Thales
Thales has been playing a role in India's growth story by sharing its technologies & expertise in D
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MoD Signs Contract With Airbus Defence & 56 C295MW Transporters for IAF

India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) signed a contract with Airbus Defence and Space, Spain for acquisition of 56 C295MW Transport Aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF) on September 24th, 2021. The induction of Airbus C295MW Airlifters will be a significant step towards modernisation of the Transport Fleet of the Indian Air Force (IAF). It is a Transport Aircraft of 5-10 tonne capacity with contemporary technology that will replace the ageing Avro Transport Aircraft of IAF.

MoD Signs Contract With Airbus Defence & Space, Spain for Acquisition of 56 C295MW Transport Aircraft for IAF
The IAF will become the 35th C295 Operator worldwide, with the programme reaching 278 aircraft, 200
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INDIAN AIR FORCE SPECIAL REPORT

The Indian Air Force (IAF) celebrated its 89th Anniversary on 8th October 2021 with the IAF Day Parade. The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari, addressed the IAF Day’s Annual Press Conference, covering some of IAF’s Acquisitions & Projects, emphasised on technologies for Future Warfare, and spoke on IAF’s deployments for the Eastern Ladakh Stand-Off. The Air Chief spoke about DEWs, Drones/Unmanned Systems, etc. In this Special Report on the IAF, we cover IAF’s Transformation Drive with new inductions and future Modernisation Plans with Updates on Rafale Fighters (featured separately), Fighter Squadrons, MRFA Fighters Competition, More MiG-29s & Su-30MKIs, AMCA & LCA Tejas, Spares for Mirage 2000s, AEW&C/AWACS & Flight Refuellers, Tactical Transporters, Helicopters - Apache, Chinook, LCH, LUH; Weapons - S-400, PGMs, Missiles and future procurements of Aero Engines, Air Defence Systems & Combat RPAS/UAS/CUAV, etc.

INDIAN AIR FORCE 89th ANNIVERSARY
The Indian Air Force (IAF) celebrated its 89th Anniversary on 8th October 2021 with the IAF Day Par
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IAF's RAFALE FIGHTERS

With the Indian Air Force (IAF) scheduled to have all the 36 contracted Dassault Aviation Rafale Fighters by early 2022,  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 AFS in September 2020. All 36 Rafale Omni-Role Fighters are expected to be inducted by 2022.

IAF’s Rafale Fighters Inductions Boost India’s Air Superiority
The IAF’s Rafale Long-Range Air Superiority & Precision Strike Fighters have the best Survivability
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Thales in India: Building a Trustworthy and Secure Tomorrow

Thales has been a steadfast Partner of India for close to seven decades now. Through a diverse mix of high-technology solutions, services and collaborations, the organisation has brought its global expertise in Defence, Digital Identity and Security, Aerospace, Space, and Transportation to India. Thales is proud of the Upgradation of the Mirage 2000 Fleet of the Indian Air Force. Apart from this, the company also offers a host of systems for India's Armed Forces ranging from Night Vision Devices and Carbines to Unguided Rockets for Attack Helicopters.

Thales in India: Building a Trustworthy and Secure Tomorrow, By Ashish Saraf, VP & Country Director - India, Thales
Thales will continue to help its customers master their decisive moments in an increasingly complex
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Embraer Defense & Security

As security demands grow amidst tighter budgets, Defence Forces in the Indo-Pacific Region are scrutinizing aircraft that can perform multiple roles while demonstrating reliability and low life-cycle costs, says Jackson Schneider, President & CEO of Embraer Defense & Security.

Embraer’s Defense & Security Solutions: Designed for India’s Needs, by Embraer’s Defense & Security President & CEO Jackson Schneider
As security demands grow amidst tighter budgets, Defence Forces in the Indo-Pacific Region are scru
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MBDA MISSILE SYSTEMS

With above 90 Armed Forces customers in the world, MBDA is a World Leader in Missiles and Missile Systems. The MBDA Group designs and produces Missiles and Missile Systems that correspond to the full range of current and future operational needs of the three Armed Forces - Land, Sea and Air. In total, the MBDA Group offers a range of 45 Missile Systems and Counter-Measures products already in operational service and over 15 others currently in Development Stage.

MBDA: Celebrating Indian Air Force Day During a Landmark Year, By Boris Solomiac, General Delegate, MBDA India
Chanakya features this guest contribution by BORIS SOLOMIAC, GENERAL DELEGATE, MBDA INDIA, who arti
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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: AIR CHIEF MARSHAL V. R. CHAUDHARI, CHIEF OF THE AIR STAFF

Indian Air Force is going through a Transformation process acquiring State-of-the-Art Platforms and Systems, and through Upgrades, to boost India’s Air Dominance Capabilities, with New Rafales, more Su-30MKIs, Upgraded Mirage 2000s, more MiG-29s & Jaguars, LCA Tejas Mk.1A, C-17s, C-130J-30s, Do-228s, Avro replacement with 56 C295MW MTAs, ALH Rudra Mk.IV, Light Combat Helicopters (LCHs), Light Utility Helicopters (LUH); Mi-17V5s; Chinook Heavy-Lift Helicopters & Apache Attack Helicopters, AEW&Cs/AWACS, FRA, etc. and various types of Radar & Air Defence Weapons Systems and SAGW, either being inducted or in final stages of contract negotiations.

“Upgrade of Existing Fleet of UAVs to Possess Combat Capability is Being Progressed”: AIR CHIEF MARSHAL V. R. CHAUDHARI, CHIEF OF THE AIR STAFF
Chanakya Interviewed AIR CHIEF MARSHAL V. R. CHAUDHARI, CHIEF OF THE AIR STAFF (CAS), who briefly c
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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.