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India’s Military Testing Armed Drone Variants

I. A brief intro

  • India is testing armed drone variants to modernize its armed forces
  • The Indian Army is testing the PALM 400, an aerial targeting system
  • AVision Systems developed the PALM 400 in a joint venture with Aditya Precitech Private Ltd
  • The PALM 400 is a precision attack loitering munition designed to fly over concentrations of armored vehicles

II. PALM 400 Capabilities

A conceptual image of PALM -400
  • The PALM 400 can loiter over a kill zone for up to 120 minutes
  • It can fly at 3,000-4,000 feet above the ground at speeds of 50-140 knots
  • The system has state-of-the-art, stabilized, dual electro-optical/infrared cameras for day and night targeting
  • It has high-end homing capabilities to track static and moving targets
  • The PALM 400 fires armor-penetrating projectiles from the top when armored vehicles enter the kill zone,
  • The system is effective against strategic enemy targets and has customizable warheads for different types of targets

III. Trials and Success

  • Trials have shown exceptional maneuverability and a mid-air abort capability for the PALM 400
  • Its navigation methods allow it to operate in environments where GPS is denied
  • Recent test a PALM RPV passed trials in extreme altitudes and fired a thermobaric warhead that struck a target 8 km away
  • AVision Systems was chosen from 21 companies in a global request for proposal
  • The PALM system needs to pass trials in Pokhran

IV. Importance of Armed Drones

  • The 44-Day War in 2020 and the Russia-Ukraine War have established armed RPVs as battle-winning weapons of modern warfare
  • India is taking steps to remain a formidable military power in the region by equipping itself with armed drones
  • The PALM 400 has exceptional capabilities that can tilt the balance in conflicts on the Sino-Indian frontier and in the deserts of Rajasthan

V. Final Thoughts

  • India's testing of armed drone variants shows its commitment to modernizing its armed forces
  • The PALM 400 has state-of-the-art technology and exceptional capabilities
  • India is preparing itself for the challenges of the modern battlefield by developing and testing its armed drone capabilities

Revolutionary Jetpacks for Armed Forces Soon!

In January, the Indian Army released a Request For Proposal for 48 jetpack suits, indicating that jetpacks are becoming a part of armed forces worldwide for quick movement of individual personnel in emergency situations. The military has recognized the need for advanced mobility technology that provides a tactical advantage on the battlefield.

The race to create the next generation of combat technology has never been more intense, and one company in Bengaluru is leading the pack. The team at Jetpack Aviation has developed a revolutionary new jetpack that is set to change the face of modern warfare forever.

Designed specifically for use by the armed forces, this cutting-edge technology offers unparalleled speed, mobility, and agility. With a range of up to 200 km/h and a flight time of up to 10 minutes, it is the perfect tool for rapid deployment and tactical maneuvers.

A great deal of attention from military organizations around the world was recently given to company ,and it has already demonstrated at Aero India's show. The Jetpack Aviation jetpack was showcased its capablities in aeroindia so, and the company is currently in talks with several major players in the defense industry.

Gravity Industries - Another Groundbreaking Jetpack Technology

Today Gravity Industries, the inventor of jetpack system, demonstrated its jetpacks in Agra, India. The company has developed a range of advanced jetpack systems that offer unmatched speed, maneuverability and safety.

A prototype jetpack is demonstrated by

gravity industries to Indian army in Agra.

Gravity Industries jetpacks use a unique system of miniature jet engines that allow users to fly at speeds of up to 135 km/h and reach altitudes of up to 3,650 meters. The jetpacks are designed for use in a range of applications, including military, emergency response, and recreational activities.

With their unparalleled speed and flexibility, Gravity Industries jetpacks are quickly becoming one of the most sought-after technologies in the military and defense industries. The company has already attracted a great deal of interest from military organizations around the world, and their jetpacks are set to play a key role in the future of combat technology.

The Future of Combat Technology

As military organizations around the world continue to invest in advanced mobility technologies, it's clear that jetpacks are becoming an increasingly important part of the modern battlefield. Whether it's for rapid deployment, tactical maneuvers or long-range reconnaissance, jetpack technology offers an unprecedented level of speed, agility, and flexibility that can give soldiers a tactical advantage over their enemies.

Jetpack Aviation and Gravity Industries are leading the way in the development of cutting-edge jetpack technology, and their revolutionary systems are set to change the face of modern warfare forever. So, whether you're a military strategist, a defense contractor, or simply a technology enthusiast, keep an eye on these groundbreaking companies and their jetpack technologies. The future of combat technology is here, and it's more exciting than ever

The video shows A gravity industries personel showing the use of jetpack to Indian army in Agra.

Chinese J-11 Fighter Equipped with Four Air-to-Air Missiles Encounters U.S Poseidon P-8 Aircraft

The recent news of the Chinese J-11 fighter equipped with four air-to-air missiles and its encounter with the U.S Poseidon P-8 aircraft carrying U.S media personnel has been making waves in the international community. The J-11 is a formidable aircraft that has been in service with the Chinese Air Force since the early 2000s. The addition of four air-to-air missiles to the fighter's arsenal has significantly increased its capability, and the recent encounter with the U.S aircraft raises concerns over the increasing tensions between the two countries. In this article, we will take a detailed look at the J-11 fighter and the encounter with the U.S Poseidon P-8 aircraft.

A Chinese j-11 fighter jet during a takeoff , image credit :- Wikipedia

The Chinese j-11 fighter

The J-11 fighter is a Chinese-built version of the Russian Sukhoi Su-27 fighter. It is a twin-engine, supersonic, long-range fighter that is primarily designed for air-to-air combat. The J-11 is a highly maneuverable aircraft that is capable of performing a wide range of air combat missions. It is equipped with a sophisticated avionics suite that includes radar, electronic warfare systems, and data-link capabilities.

Four Air-to-Air Missiles:

The recent upgrade to the J-11 fighter involves the addition of four air-to-air missiles. These missiles are the PL-15, a long-range air-to-air missile with a range of over 300 km, and the PL-10, a short-range missile with a range of 20 km. The addition of these missiles significantly increases the J-11's air-to-air combat capability, allowing it to engage targets at long range and in close combat.

Encounter with U.S Poseidon P-8 Aircraft:

On February 24, 2023, a Chinese J-11 fighter intercepted a U.S Poseidon P-8 aircraft in international airspace over the East China Sea. The P-8 aircraft was carrying U.S media personnel, and the Chinese fighter flew dangerously close to the U.S aircraft, causing it to change course. The incident raised concerns over the increasing tensions between the two countries and the potential for a more serious incident in the future.

Impact on world society

The addition of four air-to-air missiles to the J-11 fighter has significant implications for world security. The recent encounter with the U.S Poseidon P-8 aircraft highlights the potential for escalation of tensions between the two countries. The J-11 is a highly capable fighter, and the addition of these missiles further increases its effectiveness in air-to-air combat. This capability could potentially challenge the air superiority of the US and its allies in the region, leading to an arms race and increased tensions.

The recent encounter with the U.S Poseidon P-8 aircraft carrying U.S media personnel raises concerns over the increasing tensions between the two countries and the potential for a more serious incident in the future. The international community should take note of its increasing threat.

Ins sindhukesari docked at Jakarta, a change of Indian policy

Ins Sindhukesari belongs to family of sindhughosh class submarines, they are the Kilo class diesel-electric submarines. They have designated 877EKM, and were built under a contract between Rosvooruzhenie and the Ministry of Defence (India).

The image show the insignia image of ins sindhukesari

The submarines have a displacement of 3,000 tonnes, a maximum diving depth of 300 meters, top speed of 18 knots, and are able to operate solo for 45 days with a crew of 53.

Ins sindhukesari was commissioned in 1989 , and recently undergone a major Rs 1,197-crore ‘medium refit-cum-life extension’ at Severodvinsk in Russia that ended in 2018, as part of the ongoing plan to upgrade four old Sindhughosh-class (Russian-origin Kilo-class) and two Shishumar-class (German HDW) submarines to stem depletion in the underwater fleet.

Recently the ins sindhukesari docked at Jakarta in Indonesia, this can be seen as a change in policy of India towards South-China sea. As recently Chinese spy ships was seen roaming in Indian Ocean after the India issue a no fly zone for a missile test. It will be really interesting to see the India's foreign policy how they gonna move ahead.

U.K is thinking of sending “long range missiles” to Ukraine.

The ongoing conflict in Ukraine has been a major challenge for the Ukrainian people and their government. Since the beginning of the conflict , the United Kingdom has been one of Ukraine's most steadfast supporters, providing vital assistance and support in a range of areas.

What help U.K had provided to Ukraine,
In conflict till now?

Here is a list of the some aid supplied by the UK to Ukraine, along with the quantity of each item:

  • Javelin anti-tank missile system launchers and missiles
  • LMM (Lightweight Multirole Missile) missiles
  • Starstreak missiles
  • Small arms ammunition rounds
  • Large calibre ammunition for artillery and mortars rounds.

UK has also supplied Ukraine with light, anti-armour, defensive weapon systems as well as an additional defensive package of body armour, helmets and combat boots.

Long Range missiles Might come in Action!

Now, U.K is thinking to send it's long range missiles to Ukraine, the final descision will be taken soon. But sending long range missiles to Ukraine can be tricky as it might increase Russian aggression. Russia has a history of responding harshly to what it perceives as threats to its security, and the deployment of UK missiles in Ukraine could be viewed as such a threat.

U.K Long Range Missiles

Let's see below what Missile options does U.K have.

UK Long-Range Missile Systems
Range Launch System Missile Type
Over 1,000 miles (1,600 km) Submarines and surface ships Tomahawk (subsonic cruise missile)
Approximately 250 miles (400 km) Aircraft Storm Shadow (air-launched cruise missile)
Approximately 140 miles (220 km) Aircraft SPEAR 3 (precision-guided missile)
Between 60-70 nautical miles (110-130 km) (Block II and Block II+ versions)
Up to 150 nautical miles (280 km) (Block III version)
Ships, submarines, and aircraft Harpoon (all-weather, anti-ship missile)

Let's see how it gonna help.

It will be really interesting to see how Russians air defense systems will take these long range missiles, as Russia's air defence systems are known to be one of the best air defense systems.