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Hindustan Aeronautics carries out maiden flight of upgraded Jaguar 'Darin III'

Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) on Thursday announced it had successfully carried out the maiden flight of the avionics upgraded Jaguar aircraft ‘Darin III’.
“This is a significant moment for us as the upgrade will result in major operational improvement with regard to all-weather air-to-ground, air-to-sea and air-to-air capabilities through the incorporation of the multi-mode radar,” said R K Tyagi, Chairman, HAL. Darin III upgrade, with re-engining and its change over to higher capacity alternators can make Jaguar one of the most potent aircraft in the arsenal of the IAF with an extended life-span.
The total design from system requirement capture, specification preparation, software, hardware, electrical, mechanical design and development has been done indigenously by the HAL at its Mission & Combat System Research & Design Centre (MCSRDC) and aircraft trial modification is done by HAL’s overhaul division. The fleet compliance will also be carried out by HAL. SDI of IAF is …

Advanced Air Defence Interceptor Test

Multiple missiles intercepted in DRDO test off Orissa coast

India on Friday demonstrated its capability to intercept multiple missile attacks that will help it build a missile defence shield for the National Capital Region by 2014. The feat was achieved after scientists of the Defence Research and Development Organisation intercepted a real ballistic missile as well as a computer-simulated missile off the coast of Orissa. During Friday’s test, a real interceptor almost simultaneously destroyed an incoming target missile in endo-atmosphere (inside Earth’s atmosphere), 14.5 km over the Bay of Bengal, and a computer-simulated missile in exo-atmosphere (outside Earth’s atmosphere), over an altitude of 120 km. The test was overseen by DRDO Chief V K Saraswat, who has been piloting the project to develop an indigenous missile shield. After the test firing, the DRDO said that it was in the position to set up a missile shield for the National Capital Region as early as 2014, but maintained that a few more tests need to be conducted. DRDO spokesman Ra…