Naval Systems

Southern Soiree – May 2018
DefExpo 2018 showcased India’s military might to the local populace
By Ghazala Wahab

ILA 2018 at a Glance – May 2018
HENSOLDT, Elettronica, Indra and Thales Team Up for European MALE Drone Programme

Science of War – April 2018
An unreal Defence Production Policy cannot rejuvenate India’s defence industry
By Pravin Sawhney and Ghazala Wahab

Rethink and Reorganise – April 2018
Bhamre report is scathing in its attack on the MoD for the sorry state of affairs in defence procurement
By Maj. Gen. Mrinal Suman (retd)

Indigenise to Grow – April 2018
Defence investments should focus on technology that can help to Make in India
By RAdm. Sudhir Pillai (retd)

Plan is in Place – February 2018
The Chinese Navy now boasts of 14 newly commissioned warships
By Prasun K. Sengupta

Deep Connect – January 2018
Between capabilities and ToT, Airbus Helicopters believes it has the best solution for navy’s NUH programme
By Ghazala Wahab

Flying Predator – December 2017
The Indian Navy gets GA-ASI’s latest SeaGuardian

The French Connection – November 2017
On her first visit, French armed forces minister gets a sense of Indo-French cooperation
A FORCE Report

Building the Future – November 2017
Larsen & Toubro Launches Offshore Patrol Vessel for Indian Coast Guard

Best Practices – November 2017
Cyber-physical security is a must for military critical infrastructure nowadays
By Swami Iyer

And it Begins – September 2017
Russians are gung-ho about Indian Navy’s P-75I submarine programme
A FORCE Report

India’s Unresolved Coastal Quandary – September 2017
Use of technology and multi-agency coordination is the way ahead for safer coasts
By Aditya Kakkar

We are Keen on Inducting DRDO AIP Without Any Add-Ons. Our Prototype is Available and Working… (it) has Been Partially Tested. The Full Testing Should be Ready by the End of This Year – August 2017
Chairman, Defence Research and Development Organisation and Secretary, Department of Defence R&D, Dr S. Christopher

Naval Group in India is Keen to Have the DRDO AIP Integrated in the P75 Submarines Sooner or Later’ – August 2017
Managing director, Naval Group in India, Bernard Buisson

Seaward Ho – December 2016
INS Chennai is a milestone, but ship-building industry has miles to go before it can pat itself
By Pravin Sawhney and Ghazala Wahab

AUSS You Like It – December 2016
Unmanned underwater vehicles gain popularity in naval warfare
By Dilip Kumar Mekala

Towards Self-Reliance – November 2016
The government is in the process of finalising a strategic partner for P-75(I) programme
By Dilip Kumar Mekala

Long Term Ties – May 2016
As INS Kalvari undergoes sea trials, DCNS works out a maintenance model for the navy
A FORCE Report

Light at the End of the Tunnel – February 2015
The LCA programme continues to notch up developmental milestones
By Atul Chandra

Designs on the Future – December 2014
The strengths and limitations of building a home-grown navy
By RAdm. N.P. Gupta (retd)

Relook at Safety – December 2014
The sinking of the TRV-A72 has raised the need for urgent modernisation of the navy
By Dilip Kumar Mekala

Fleet Airpower – December 2014
The Indian Navy is acquiring a broad range of capabilities for its naval air arm
By Atul Chandra

Eyes on the Future – October 2014
Pipavav Shipyard has an expansive warship-building capability
By Pravin Sawhney and Ghazala Wahab

Sea Strike – July 2014
Plans are afoot for the Indian Navy to induct a variety of potent anti-ship weapons in this decade
By Atul Chandra

Sea is Home – December 2013
INS Vikramaditya finally sets sail for the Indian shores
By Vladimir ‘Vovick’ Karnozov

Big and Beautiful – December 2013
The 44,500 tonne INS Vikramaditya is the largest ship to be operated by the Navy
By Dilip Kumar Mekala

A Long Road Ahead – September 2013
India launches its first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant
By Dilip Kumar Mekala

Power Under Water – September 2013
Indigenously-Built Arihant Nuclear Submarine Activated
By Dilip Kumar Mekala

Sailing With the Tide – December 2012
India must revamp its shipbuilding industry to regain its position as a maritime power
By Vice Admiral Anup Singh (retd)

Maiden Flight – May 2012
LCA Navy NP-1 aircraft makes history with successful maiden flight
By Atul Chandra