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** Official Media Partner: DEFEXPO INDIA 2016: 3 OFFICIAL SHOW DAILIES & 2 OFFICIAL SHOW MAGAZINE SPECIAL ISSUES **; Official Media Partner: INDIA AVIATION 2016 & DIMDEX 2016 NAVAL SHOW - 15 MARCH 2016 SPECIAL COLLECTOR'S ISSUE **           INDIA’s Leading & Oldest DEFENCE, Aerospace & Naval Magazine - 47th Year in Defence Publishing: 42nd Year of Monthly Publication                          

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FARNBOROUGH 2016 AIR SHOW PREVIEW

The biennial Farnborough International Air Show 2016 will be held from 11th to 17th July 2016 at the Farnborough Aerospace Centre UK, remains strong with participation from all the major Commercial and Defence Aerospace & Aviation manufacturers including Airbus Group, Airbus Defence & Space, Airbus Helicopters, BAE Systems, Bell Helicopters, Boeing, Beechcraft, Bombardier, CAE, Cobham, Chemring, Dassault Aviation, Elbit Systems, Embraer, Engine Alliance, Eurofighter, FLIR, Leonardo-Finmeccanica, GE Aviation, GKN Aerospace, General Dynamics Gulfstream, HAL, Harris, IAI, Irkut, Kongsberg, L-3, Lockheed Martin, MBDA, Orbital ATK, Pilatus Aircraft, Pratt & Whitney, Rafael, Raytheon, Rockwell Collins, Rolls-Royce, Rostec, Rosoboronexport, Russian Helicopters, Ruag, Saab, Safran Group, Sikorsky, Sukhoi, Terma, Textron Aviation, Thales, United Technologies Corporation (UTC), UTAS, etc.

FARNBOROUGH 2016 AIR SHOW PREVIEW
The biennial Farnborough International Air Show 2016 will be held from 11th to 17th July 2016 at the Farnborough Aerospace Centre UK, remains strong with participation from all the major Commercial and Defence Aerospace & Aviation manufacturers.

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EUROSATORY 2016 SHOW REPORT

Eurosatory 2016, the Exhibition for Land Systems, Air-Land Defence and Homeland Security, was  held from 13th to 17th June 2016 at Paris Villepinte. Major Companies participated at this exhibition displaying their Equipment and Systems and also conducted live indoor and outdoor demonstrations. Eurosatory presented strategic trends, technological developments and innovations in future defence, in the areas of UAVs, Helicopters, C4I and Joint Service Programmes, besides MBTs, Combat Vehicles, Artillery Systems, Missile Systems, Ordnance, Infantry Solutions, etc. Eurosatory 2016 also had Technology Clusters like CBRN; Homeland Security; Electronics; Individual Soldier Equipment; Training & Simulation; Night Vision; UAS-UGV; etc. Major companies exhibiting included: Airbus Defence & Space, Airbus Helicopters, MBDA, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, L-3, Harris, Flir, Cobham, Safran Group, Dassault Aviation, DCI, Nexter, Thales, General Dynamics, Rheinmetall, KMW, Rafael, IAI, Elbit Systems, IMI, BAE Systems, Diehl Defence, etc. 1,530 exhibitors from above 50 Nations participated, with 33 National Pavilions, from France, Germany, USA, UK, Russia, Italy, Israel, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Canada, Norway, Turkey, Finland, Austria, India, Brazil, South Africa, Korea, Belgium, Romania, Czech, etc.

EUROSATORY 2016 SHOW REPORT
Eurosatory 2016, the Exhibition for Land Systems, Air-Land Defence and Homeland Security, was held from 13th to 17th June 2016 at Paris Villepinte. Major Companies participated at this exhibition displaying their Equipment and Systems and also conducted live indoor and outdoor demonstrations. Eurosatory presented strategic trends, technological developments and innovations in future defence, in ...

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INDIA AVIATION 2016 SHOW REPORT

The Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India, jointly with FICCI, organised the 5th Edition of India Aviation Series from March 16th to 20th 2016 at Hyderabad’s Begumpet Airport. India Aviation 2016 is the largest International Exhibition and Conference for the Civil Aviation Industry in India, with about 30 aircraft on static display and having participation of about 200 companies, including major companies like Airbus Group, Airbus Helicopters, ATR, Bell Helicopters, Boeing, Beechcraft, Bombardier, Cessna, CFM, Dassault Aviation, Embraer, Finmeccanica, GE Aviation, Gulfstream, Honeywell, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL), International Aero Engines, ISRO, NAL, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce, Sikorsky, Pawan Hans, Safran, Textron Aviation, United Technologies Corporation (UTC), etc.

INDIA AVIATION 2016 SHOW REPORT
The Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India, jointly with FICCI, organised the 5th Edition of India Aviation Series from March 16th to 20th 2016 at Hyderabad’s Begumpet Airport. India Aviation 2016 is the largest International Exhibition and Conference for the Civil Aviation Industry in India, with about 30 aircraft on static display and having participation of about 200 companies, includ...

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DIMDEX 2016 NAVAL SHOW REPORT

The 5th Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference (DIMDEX 2016) was held from 29th to 31st March 2016 in Qatar. World leading Naval and Maritime Companies like Airbus Defence & Space, Airbus Helicopters, Dassault Aviation, DCNS, Finmeccanica, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Navantia, MBDA, MTU, Damen, Raytheon, Saab, Thales, L-3, Atlas Elektronik, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, Fincantieri, DCI, Aselsan, etc. participated at DIMDEX 2016. Moreover, regional and overseas Navies sent their warships and crews to display today’s modern and capable ships. The warships for DIMDEX display were from many countries’ Navies, including Indian Navy’s INS Beas. DIMDEX 2016 had about 175 Naval & Maritime companies from around the world and Qatar exhibiting at Doha.

DIMDEX 2016 NAVAL SHOW REPORT
The 5th Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference (DIMDEX 2016) was held from 29th to 31st March 2016 in Qatar. World leading Naval and Maritime Companies like Airbus Defence & Space, Airbus Helicopters, Dassault Aviation, DCNS, Finmeccanica, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Navantia, MBDA, MTU, Damen, Raytheon, Saab, Thales, L-3, Atlas Elektronik, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems,...

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: GENERAL DALBIR SINGH SUHAG, CHIEF OF THE ARMY STAFF

The Chief of the Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh Suhag, was commissioned into 4/5 GR(FF) in June 1974 has had a distinguished military career, spanning four decades, and has tenanted critical Command and Staff and Instructional appointments, like Company Commander in Operation PAWAN in Sri Lanka, raised and commanded a Rashtriya Rifles Battalion in Nagaland, besides Commanding an Infantry Brigade and a Mountain Division in J&K, Commanding 3 Corps & Eastern Command. The General has also held the appointments of IG SFF, Cabinet Secretariat and was the Vice Chief of the Army Staff. In this EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW to Chanakya, the Chief of the Army Staff, GENERAL DALBIR SINGH SUHAG articulated on the focus areas of the Indian Army, including the F-INSAS, FRCVs, FICVs, Army acquisitions like Artillery, Spike ATGMs, Upgradation and Modernisation, Mountan Strike Corps & Digital Army.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: GENERAL DALBIR SINGH SUHAG, CHIEF OF THE ARMY STAFF: “F-INSAS to Give Adequate Impetus to Infantry Modernisation Programme”
The Chief of the Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh Suhag, was commissioned into 4/5 GR(FF) in June 1974 has had a distinguished military career, spanning four decades, and has tenanted critical Command and Staff and Instructional appointments, like Company Commander in Operation PAWAN in Sri Lanka, raised and commanded a Rashtriya Rifles Battalion in Nagaland, besides Commanding an Infantry Brigad...

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: AIR CHIEF MARSHAL ARUP RAHA, CHAIRMAN, CHIEFS OF STAFF COMMITTEE, & CHIEF OF THE AIR STAFF

The Indian Air Force’s Transformation is progressing through acquiring state-of-the-art assets and Upgrades, to boost India’s Air Power Dominance Capabilities, with planned induction programmes for Su-30MKI, Rafale MMRCA, LCA Tejas, C-17s, C-130Js, Avro replacement with MTAs, ALH Dhruv, LCH, Mi-17V5, Heavy-Lift & Attack Helicopters, various types of Radars, Weapons and SAGW Systems is continuing. Chanakya Interviewed AIR CHIEF MARSHAL ARUP RAHA, CHAIRMAN, CHIEFS OF STAFF COMMITTEE (COSC) & CHIEF OF THE AIR STAFF, who covered almost all the IAF programmes comprehensively, including Fighters, AWACS/AEW&Cs, Refuellers, Trainers, etc. Here are some Excerpts from the Exclusive Interview:

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: AIR CHIEF MARSHAL ARUP RAHA, CHAIRMAN, CHIEFS OF STAFF COMMITTEE, & CHIEF OF THE AIR STAFF: "IAF's First LCA Mk-1A Tejas Squadron in Mid-2016"
The Indian Air Force’s Transformation is progressing through acquiring state-of-the-art assets and Upgrades, to boost India’s Air Power Dominance Capabilities, with planned induction programmes for Su-30MKI, Rafale MMRCA, LCA Tejas, C-17s, C-130Js, Avro replacement with MTAs, ALH Dhruv, LCH, Mi-17V5, Heavy-Lift & Attack Helicopters, various types of Radars, Weapons and SAGW Systems is continuing....

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DEFEXPO INDIA 2016 SPECIAL REPORT

Defexpo India 2016, the Ninth in the Series of biennial Land, Naval and Internal Homeland Security Systems Exhibition, was held at Naqueri Quitol in Quepem Taluka of South Goa, India from 28th to 31st March 2016. Defexpo India 2016 stayed on the path of steady growth and received unprecedented International and Indian companies response with above 1,055 companies participating from 47 countries.

DEFEXPO INDIA 2016 SPECIAL REPORT
Defexpo India 2016, the Ninth in the Series of biennial Land, Naval and Internal Homeland Security Systems Exhibition, was held at Naqueri Quitol in Quepem Taluka of South Goa, India from 28th to 31st March 2016. Defexpo India 2016 stayed on the path of steady growth and received unprecedented International and Indian companies response with above 1,055 companies participating from 47 countries.

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SINGAPORE AIR SHOW PREVIEW

The Singapore Air Show being held at Changi Exhibition Centre from 16th to 21st February 2016, is projected to draw a strong attendance from high-level Military Delegations, senior Government officials and leading industry players, featuring exhibitors from about 1,000 companies from about 50 countries.

SINGAPORE AIR SHOW PREVIEW
The Singapore Air Show being held at Changi Exhibition Centre from 16th to 21st February 2016, is projected to draw a strong attendance from high-level Military Delegations, senior Government officials and leading industry players, featuring exhibitors from about 1,000 companies from about 50 countries. The Singapore Air Show also includes Land Defence, Green Displays and Unmanned Systems. There ...

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PZL Mielec M28 05 Aircraft Geared Up for the Indian Market

M28 05 Aircraft As Universal Platform: The aircraft characteristics include: Short Take-off & Landing (STOL capability); high useful load, mission versatility; unpaved airstrip operating capability; easy access through rear cargo door, fitted with a hoist for cargo loading and relocation inside the cabin; high-wing arrangement for protection of engines and propellers against damage when operating from unpaved airstrips.

PZL Mielec M28 05 Aircraft Geared Up for the Indian Market
Polskie Zaklady Lotnicze Sp. z o.o. - PZL Mielec, a Sikorsky Aircraft Company, has now joined the Lockheed Martin Family. Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky, each have a deep heritage as Aviation pioneers. PZL Mielec is the biggest Polish manufacturer of aircraft, currently expanding its production profile to include aerostructures and helicopters. As a part of UTC earlier, PZL initiated cooperation wi...

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INDIAN ARMY AT 68 YEARS

General Dalbir Singh, Army Chief Addresses Media on 68th Army Day

“Total Focus on Army Modernisation,” Army Chief General Dalbir Singh

General Dalbir Singh, Army Chief Addresses Media on 68th Army Day
The Indian Army plays a crucial role in ensuring National Security. General Dalbir Singh, Chief of the Army Staff, addressing a Press Conference on eve of 68th Army Day, said “The existing & emerging internal, external and regional security dynamics dictate that our Modernisation & Technology Development initiatives have to be pursued with greater vigour. Large number of steps have been initiated...

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BAHRAIN AIR SHOW PREVIEW

BAHRAIN AIR SHOW PREVIEW
The Bahrain International Air Show will be held from 21st to 23rd January 2016 at Manama Airfield. With about 120 International participating companies, many Civil & Military delegations, 30,000 Trade visitors and 20,000 Public visitors, and 106 Aircraft on flying and static display, BIAS 2016 Air Show will also feature India’s DRDO with many displays and the LCA Tejas Flying. Manama Air Power Sy...

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Safran Sagem's Naval Systems

Sagem, a high-tech company of Safran Group, holds world or European leadership positions in Optronics, Avionics, Electronics and safety-critical software for both Civil and Military markets. Sagem is the No. 1 company in Europe and No. 3 worldwide for Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) used in Air, Land and Naval applications. It is also the world leader in Helicopter Flight Controls and the European leader in Optronics and Tactical UAV Systems.

Safran Sagem's Naval Systems
Whether for Surface Military Vessels, Submarines or Merchant Ships, Navigation and Optronics require a high level of precision and reliability. With its Optronics & Inertial Navigation Systems (INS), Sagem provides all its expertise and high-level innovation. Whatever the mission, Sagem’s Naval offer covers needs, in terms of assistance, support and through-life support services. Safran Sagem off...

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: SUDHIR MISHRA, CEO & MD, BRAHMOS AEROSPACE

In this EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW to Chanakya Aerospace, Defence & Maritime Review, SUDHIR MISHRA, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of BRAHMOS Aerospace, said “We have geared up our Production to meet Delivery Schedules of the Indian Army” and informed us that they have started working on the BRAHMOS Block IV Variant for the Indian Army.

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: SUDHIR MISHRA, CEO & MD, BRAHMOS AEROSPACE
In this EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW to Chanakya Aerospace, Defence & Maritime Review, SUDHIR MISHRA, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of BRAHMOS Aerospace, said “We have geared up our Production to meet Delivery Schedules of the Indian Army” and informed us that they have started working on the BRAHMOS Block IV Variant for the Indian Army. He articulated on the success achieved by the recent...

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OTO MELARA NAVAL GUN SYSTEMS

OTO Melara’s signature mark in the Naval business is without doubt the shape of the 76/62 mm Gun Shields - as seen on Vessels worldwide since 1970 - and its last integration: the Strales System with Dart Ammunition. Moving into the 21st Century, OTO Melara aims to further improve its leadership in Naval Artilleries.

OTO MELARA NAVAL GUN SYSTEMS
OTO Melara produces a host of Naval Weapon Systems like the 127/64 Light Weight V4 VULCANO Naval Gun System as well as the VULCANO Family of Guided Ammunition, with Naval & Land applications and is of interest to the Indian Navy & Army. OTO Melara has the complete range of Naval Systems, from 12.7 mm upto 127mm. The STRALES 76/62 Super Rapid (SR) Gun is the new technology capable of facing most c...

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Pilatus PC-7 Mk.II Boosts IAF’s Pilot Training

The first stage is now being conducted on newly-acquired Swiss propeller-driven Pilatus PC-7 Basic Trainer Aircraft (BTA), which can undertake instrument, tactical and night-flying as well as some aerobatics. The Pilatus aircraft were an emergency purchase after IAF training schedule went haywire following the grounding of the entire fleet of the 114 old piston-engine HPT-32 aircraft. The IAF may now have to restrict its fighter training to two stages, first on Pilatus and then the Hawk AJTs.

Pilatus PC-7 Mk.II Boosts IAF’s Pilot Training
Founded in 1939, Pilatus Aircraft Ltd is the only Swiss company to develop, produce and sell aircraft to customers around the world: from the Pilatus Porter PC-6 to the best-selling PC-12, a single-engine turboprop, and the PC-21, the Training System of the Future. Pilatus is developing the PC-24 - the world's first ever business jet for use on short unmade runways. The Indian Air Force PC-7 Mk.I...

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Lockheed Martin Delivered the 2,500th C-130 Hercules

Lockheed Martin delivered the 2,500th C-130 Hercules from its production line at Marietta on December 11th, 2015. This landmark Hercules is an HC-130J Combat King II Personnel Recovery Aircraft assigned to the U.S. Air Force’s 71st Rescue Squadron, which is part of the 347th Rescue Group. A U.S. Air Force crew ferried the HC-130J to its new home at Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta, Georgia.

Lockheed Martin Delivered the 2,500th C-130 Hercules
Lockheed Martin is a Global Security and Aerospace Company, now with the addition of Sikorsky, is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services in Air, Land and Naval domains. With Lockheed Martin recently delivering the 2,500th C-130 Hercules from its production line at Marietta, Chanakya t...

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DUBAI AIR SHOW REPORT

The Dubai Air Show 2015 was held at DWC, Dubai Air Show Site, from 8th to 12th November 2015 had a larger exhibition area, new Industry Sector displays and increased trade visitor numbers as well.

DUBAI AIR SHOW REPORT
The 14th Dubai Air Show 2015, like the previous Shows, was again quite a success. The Dubai Air Show drew 66,346 attendees, above 150 Aircraft displays, with 1,103 exhibitors from 61 countries. Dubai Air Show 2015 had huge crowds to view the thrills of Al Fursan, the UAE Aerobatic Team and other fascinating air displays. Dassault Aviation’s Rafale & Mirage 2000-9 Fighters; Boeing’s F/A-18 Super...

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DCI’s Aeronautical Training Capabilities for Defence Forces

Created in 1972, Défense Conseil International (DCI) is an intermediate sized service company, with the French Government being the concurring shareholder. DCI is close to the French MoD. Its main mission is to transfer to France’s friendly foreign countries the French Armed Forces know-how through consulting and assistance throughout the life-cycle of armament programmes; training engineering in the academic, operational and technical fields.

DCI’s Aeronautical Training Capabilities for Defence Forces
Défense Conseil International (DCI) provides Training assistance to friendly foreign Forces for equipment sold by France, proposing services to foreign countries based on a capability approach. This approach consists in providing an operational capability and not merely accompanying equipment sales. Within this scope, the core of its activity concerns training engineering, in the academic, operat...

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: AIR CHIEF MARSHAL ARUP RAHA, CHAIRMAN, CHIEFS OF STAFF COMMITTEE, & CHIEF OF THE AIR STAFF

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: AIR CHIEF MARSHAL ARUP RAHA,
CHAIRMAN, CHIEFS OF STAFF COMMITTEE, & CHIEF OF THE AIR STAFF

“IAF is a Technology-Intensive Organisation”

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: AIR CHIEF MARSHAL ARUP RAHA, CHIEF OF THE AIR STAFF
Chanakya Interviewed AIR CHIEF MARSHAL ARUP RAHA, CHAIRMAN CHIEFS OF STAFF COMMITTEE (COSC) & CHIEF OF THE AIR STAFF (CAS), who covered almost all the IAF programmes comprehensively, including Fighters, AWACS/AEW&Cs, Refuellers, Trainers, Transporters, etc. We feature the comprehesive Exclusive Interview of the Air Chief with Chanakya:

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: NAVY CHIEF

“Indian Navy's Ongoing
Transformation is Focused on Evolving Into a Balanced Force”

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ADMIRAL R. K. DHOWAN, CHIEF OF THE NAVAL STAFF
In an EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW to Chanakya, ADMIRAL ROBIN DHOWAN, the Chief of the Naval Staff, on the occasion of Indian Navy Day, elaborated on the Indian Navy’s Ongoing Transformation, which is focused on evolving into a well balanced Maritime Multi-Dimensional Force capable of operating across the spectrum of Naval Operations. Navy aims to be a 198-Warships & 600-Aircraft force by 2027. Naval Acqu...

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DSEI 2015

DSEI 2015 SHOW REPORT
Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2015 was held from 15th to 18th September 2015 at ExCel in London, bringing together senior international trade and military experts from across the entire Global Supply Chain in an optimal business environment, with more exhibitors and educational content than ever before.

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INDIAN ARMY ARTILLERY

Indian Army’s Artillery ‘Make Indian’ Drive
The Acquisition Plan is for various types of 155mm/52-calibre Guns, under the overall Artillery Modernisation Programme of about R.100,000 crore. The 155mm acquisitions, delayed at different stages, include 145 Light Guns, 1,580 Towed Gun Systems (TGS), 814 Mounted Gun Systems (MGS), 180 Self-Propelled Wheeled Guns and 100 Tracked 155mm Artillery Gun Systems. The indigenous efforts of DRDO & OFB ...

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TERMA

TERMA SYSTEMS

Terma Strengthens Presence in India
The Denmark based Aerospace, Defence and Security Group Terma, headquartered in Aarhus, Denmark, recently opened its office in India. Internationally, Terma has subsidiaries and operations in The Netherlands, Germany, the U.S., Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and India. Terma's activities in India are headed by Managing Director, Anupam Narain Mathur. At present, business opportun...

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INTERVIEW

INDERJIT SIAL, PRESIDENT
& MANAGING DIRECTOR, TEXTRON INDIA
 

“India Is a Promising Market”
Textron Systems' innovative businesses design, manufacture, field and support comprehensive solutions. Textron Systems consists of Advanced Information Solutions, Electronic Systems, Geospatial Solutions, Lycoming Engines, Marine & Land Systems, Support Solutions, TRU Simulation & Training, Unmanned Systems and Weapon & Sensor Systems businesses. Textron Systems, in conjunction with Bell Helicopt...

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INTERVIEW

CHRIS RAO, VICE PRESIDENT,
UTC AEROSPACE SYSTEMS
 

“We Offer Unique Capabilities”
UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) is one of the world’s largest suppliers of advanced Aerospace and Defence products, designing, manufacturing and servicing systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. UTAS is also a supplier to International Space Programmes. The company’s involvement in India in lar...

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INTERVIEW

ANTOINE CAPUT, VICE PRESIDENT
& COUNTRY DIRECTOR, THALES IN INDIA
 

“India is a Key Focus Area for Thales”
Thales is a stalwart in the areas of Military Avionics & Missions Systems, Air Surveillance & Air Defence and Maritime Surveillance. Chanakya Interviewed ANTOINE CAPUT, Vice President & Country Director, Thales India, who articulated on Thales’ contribution to strengthen local partnerships to deliver greater levels of support for customers. Thales' strategy of developing its industrial footprin...

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INTERVIEW

COLIN MAHONEY, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, INTERNATIONAL & SERVICE SOLUTIONS, ROCKWELL COLLINS

“We Are Uniquely Positioned to Bring Advanced Products & Systems”
Rockwell Collins leads the areas of Avionics, Communications, Information Management, Navigation, EW, Simulation, Training and Services. In an Interview to Chanakya, COLIN MAHONEY, Sr. Vice President, International & Service Solutions, outlines its involvement with the Indian market, among other things. A co-developed Simulator has been unveiled in the Zen Technologies exhibit at Aero India.

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INTERVIEW

LOIC PIEDAVACHE, MBDA COUNTRY HEAD, INDIA

“We Have Followed ‘Make-in-India’ Policy for Many Years”
With above 90 Armed Forces customers in the world, MBDA is a world leader in Missiles and Missile Systems. MBDA is the only Group capable of designing and producing 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 Group offers a range of 45 Missile Systems and Counter-Measures produc...

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INTERVIEW

RAINER FARID, VICE PRESIDENT,
SALES & CUSTOMER RELATIONS, INDIA & SOUTH ASIA, AIRBUS HELICOPTERS
 

“Airbus Helicopters is Looking to Enhance Industrial Footprint here”
Airbus Helicopters, formerly Eurocopter, is a Division of Airbus Group, a global pioneer in Aerospace and Defence related services. Airbus Helicopters is the world’s No. 1 helicopter manufacturer, with 46% market share in Civil and Parapublic Sectors, the company’s fleet in service includes some 12,000 helicopters operated by over 3,000 customers in 150 countries. Chanakya interviewed RAINER FARI...

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INTERVIEW

ROBERT KOKORDA,
VICE PRESIDENT, INTERNATIONAL, DEFENSE SYSTEMS & SERVICES, SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT
 

“Sikorsky is a Shining Example of Make-in-India”
UTC Sikorsky’s S-70B SEAHAWK ASW/ASuW helicopter recently won the bid for 16 Indian Navy Multi-Role Helicopters (MRH). Chanakya interviewed ROBERT (BOB) KOKORDA, Vice President, International, Defense Systems & Services, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., who spoke on various aspects, including the MRH for the Indian Navy, and the way forward for Sikorsky in India. We discussed the ‘Make-in-India’ campaign...

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INTERVIEW

JEAN-MICHEL PALAGOS, PRESIDENT &
CEO, DEFENSE CONSEIL INTERNATIONAL (DCI)
 

“French Know-How Recognised in all Fields: Land, Sea, Air & Space”
DCI implemented a platform based on a system used by many international companies and recognised Universities. The platform enables better exchanges between the instructors and the trainees via for example the possibility to share documents and exercises before the training and after in order to strengthen the know-how acquired. The platform is also a great interaction tool between our instructor...

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INTERVIEW

AVM (RETD.) ARVIND WALIA,
REGIONAL EXECUTIVE, INDIA & SOUTH ASIA,
SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
 

“Sikorsky Well Positioned to Provide Solutions”
Indian Navy has selected Sikorsky’s S-70B SEAHAWK to fulfill its Multi-Role Helicopter (MRH) requirement for ASW/ASuW, among other Maritime roles. Negotiations are ongoing to procure 16 S-70B SEAHAWK helicopters, with an option for 8 more. Chanakya Interviewed AVM (Retd.) Arvind Walia, Regional Executive, India & S. Asia, Sikorsky, who spoke on the Indian requirements and Sikorsky’s India busines...

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INTERVIEW

CHRISTIAN SCHERER, EVP MARKETING & SALES, MILITARY AIRCRAFT, AIRBUS DEFENCE & SPACE

“C295 is Perfect for Avro - A Superb ‘Make-In-India’ Project with Tata”
Airbus Defence and Space has a host of Military Aircraft on offer to India, like the C295 Medium Airlifter, which is in contention for the Avro Replacement Programme in collaboration with Tata, and is also suitable for the Maritime Patrol Aircraft role. Chanakya interviewed CHRISTIAN SCHERER, EVP Marketing & Sales, Military Aircraft, Airbus DS, who outlined the participation of the C295 in the IA...

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

SUDHIR MISHRA, CEO & MD, BRAHMOS AEROSPACE
 

“BRAHMOS Missile has Attained Continuous Successes”
BRAHMOS Aerospace Private Limited is a Joint Venture between the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) of India and the Federal State Unitary Enterprise NPO Mashinostroyenia (NPOM) of Russia. The aim of the agreement and formation of a JV was to design, develop, manufacture and market the world's fastest Supersonic Cruise Missile System. India owns 50.5% and Russia own 49.5%. BRAHM...

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

S. K. SHARMA, CMD, BHARAT ELECTRONICS LIMITED (BEL)

“Make-in-India Will Help BEL”
BEL was established in Bangalore under the MoD in 1954 to meet the specialised electronic needs of the Indian Defence Services. Over the years, it has grown into a multi-product, multi-technology, multi-unit company serving the needs of customers in diverse fields in India and abroad. BEL offers products & services in a wide spectrum of technology like Radars, Military Communications, Naval Syste...

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

VICE ADMIRAL R. K. PATTANAIK, DY. CHIEF OF THE NAVAL STAFF, INDIAN NAVY

“Naval Air Arm is Poised for Significant Growth”
The Indian Naval Aviation Wing provides the Navy with crucial Air Power & Support at Sea. With two Carrier Task Groups being envisaged for both Coasts, VICE ADMIRAL R. K. PATTANAIK, DY. CHIEF OF THE NAVAL STAFF (DCNS), elaborated upon Naval Aviation issues and developments, and acquisition programmes, in this Exclusive Interview with Chanakya. He spoke on Aircraft Carrier related aspects and Carr...

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

DR. AVINASH CHANDER, SECRETARY, DEPT. OF DR&D, SA TO RM, & DIRECTOR GENERAL, DRDO
 

“We Have Been Working On Futuristic Technologies”
Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) is the R&D arm of the MoD, created in 1958 to provide technological solutions for India’s Defence Forces. During 1980s, DRDO emerged as a system developer designing India’s 1st MBT and the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP). In 1990s, DRDO initiated development of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) and Electronic Warfare (EW) Sy...

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

GENERAL DALBIR SINGH SUHAG,CHIEF OF THE ARMY STAFF

“Impetus to Major Modernisation”
The Chief of the Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh Suhag, was commissioned into 4/5 GR(FF) in June 1974 has had a distinguished military career, spanning four decades, and has tenanted critical Command and Staff and Instructional appointments. He was a Company Commander in Operation PAWAN in Sri Lanka, raised and commanded a Rashtriya Rifles Battalion in Nagaland, besides Commanding an Infantry Br...

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TOP STORY

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW:
ADMIRAL R. K. DHOWAN,
CHIEF OF THE NAVAL STAFF
“Our Endeavour is to Constantly Upgrade, Modernise & Transform”
 

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
Chanakya Interviewed Admiral Robin Dhowan, the Chief of the Naval Staff, on the occasion of Indian Navy Day. The Chief of the Naval Staff articulated on the Indian Navy’s long-term plans, being a multi-dimensional force capable of operating across the spectrum of operations in the Maritime Domain. He informed that currently 41 Ships and Submarines are under construction at Indian Shipyards, both...

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INTERVIEW: KHALIL RAHMAN, MD, ATLAS ELEKTRONIK INDIA

INTERVIEW: KHALIL RAHMAN, MD, ATLAS ELEKTRONIK INDIA

INTERVIEW
Atlas Elektronik and the Indian Ministry of Defence have signed a contract for the delivery of six Active Towed Array Sonar Systems (ACTAS) for the Indian Navy. The total contract volume is approximately 40 million Euros. Delivery of the first system is planned for 2016. Commenting on the contract, Khalil Rehman, MD, Atlas Elektronik India, said, “Atlas Elektronik are pleased that the Indian Navy...

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INTERVIEW: SAMIR MEHTA

INTERVIEW: SAMIR MEHTA
President, Sikorsky Defense Systems & Services
“India is an Emerging & Significant Market”

INTERVIEW
Indian Navy has selected UTC’s Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation’s S-70B SEAHAWK to fulfill its Multi-Role Helicopter (MRH) requirement for ASW/ASuW, among other Maritime roles. Negotiations will now begin to procure 16 S-70B SEAHAWK helicopters, with an option for 8 more. Chanakya Interviewed SAMIR (SAM) MEHTA, President, Defense Systems & Services, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., on their Military Rotorcr...

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INTERVIEW: AVM WALIA, SIKORSKY

“India Would Need Upwards of 1,000 Helicopters”
INTERVIEW: Air Vice Marshal (Retd.) ARVIND WALIA, Regional Executive, India & South Asia, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. “India Would Need Upwards of 1,000 Helicopters” Chanakya Interviewed Air Vice Marshal (Retd.) ARVIND WALIA, Regional Executive, India & South Asia, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., who gives an insight into Sikorsky’s engagement with the Indian market focussing on S-70B, S-70i, S-92, S...

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Nik Khanna, Country Director & Senior Executive, Raytheon India

“Popularity of Javelin Continues to Grow”
U.S. Defence major Raytheon has been active in the Indian Defence & Security market for over six decades and has embarked on a journey towards exploring new businesses in addition to its traditional missile market for the Defence Forces. In an Interview with Chanakya, Nik Khanna, Country Director, Raytheon India, spoke about Raytheon’s offerings for the Indian market and the Indian Army's interes...

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INTERVIEW

Ulderigo Rossi, Senior V.P., Marketing & Sales, OTO Melara

“We Propose a Collaboration For All Caliber Guns the Indian Navy Needs”
Chanakya interviewed Ulderigo Rossi, Senior Vice President, Marketing & Sales, OTO Melara and covered a host of Systems like 127/64 Light Weight V4 VULCANO Naval Gun System as well as the VULCANO Family of Guided Ammunition, which has Naval & Land applications and is of interest to the Indian Navy. OTO Melara has the complete range of Naval Systems, from 12.7 mm up to 127mm. The STRALES 76/62 SR ...

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

S. K. Sharma, Chairman & Managing Director, Bharat Electronics Limited

“We have Deployed Many Initiatives For Generating Offset Business”
Navratna PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL) boasts an attractive order book position of about R.25,000 crore, comprising major programmes like Missile Systems for the Air Force & Army, Command Information Decision Support System, Battlefield Surveillance System, Fire Control Systems, Passive Night-Vision Devices, Missile Approach Warning Systems, Radars, Sonars & EW Systems. In an Exclusive Interv...

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