• 24 February, 2024
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India’s Loitering Munitions: Building ‘Atmanirbharta’ For Lethal Battlefield Engagements!

In a cornerstone advancement towards indigenization of battlefield capability, the Indian Air Force (IAF) received its first consignment of ALS-50 indigenous Loitering Munitions (LM) from Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL)…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) And The Armed Forces

Let me begin on a personal note. In the late 1990s, the efforts did not always bear fruit as we trawled the forests in the upper reaches of mountains in…

By Maj Gen Neeraj Bali (Retd)

Artificial Intelligence In Military Systems: India Needs To Bridge The Technological Asymmetry

Swarms of robots with the ability to kill humans are no longer only the stuff of science fiction movies like the Terminator but an ‘in your face’ reality today. Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems…

By Col Deepak Kumar

Shipborne Unmanned Aerial Systems: Extending India’s Maritime Reach

In keeping with the requirement to enhance the Indian Navy’s (IN) maritime intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR) capabilities, the Indian Armed Forces’ Technology Perspective & Capability Roadmap, a…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

Logistics Drones For The Indian Army

“Mountains are the acid test of logistics- the ability of Armies to provide sustenance and maintain warfighting potential is nowhere more tenuous”                                                                                                                         - By the Author…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

Micro-Missiles: Kinetic Response To The Drone-Swarm Juggernaut!

Incidents of use of drones for hostile attacks on civil and military installations have been increasingly witnessed over the last decade since the advent of this paradigm in September 2011,…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

The Farnborough Air Show 2022: Prospects For India?

The Farnborough International Air Show (FIAS)-2022, in vogue since 1948, was held at Farnborough, UK from 18 to 22 July 2022. The five-day event is the world’s largest airshow, hosted…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

Government Invites Applications From Drone Industry For Production Linked Incentive

The Government of India has invited applications from drone industry for Production Linked Incentive (PLI). PLI scheme was notified on 30th September 2021. The total incentive is INR 120 crore spread…

Autonomous Copters : Full-Scale Autonomy In Rotary Wing Operations

 08 February 2022.  The US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced the first unmanned flight of a Black Hawk helicopter fitted with DARPA’s Aircrew Labour In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS). This…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

The Singapore Air Show 2022: Opportunities For The Indian Armed Forces?

 The Singapore Air Show (SAS) 2022 was held at the Changi Exhibition Center, Singapore from 15 to 18 February 2022. The last SAS, held in 2020, saw diminished participation in wake…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

Despite battlefield success, small killer drones slow to spread in Southeast Asia

(Reuters) - Small, cheap, deadly drones caught the attention of military planners in 2020 when used to devastating effect in the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, but political sensitivities may…

Maritime Unmanned Systems: Shaping A Seamless Ocean

Hypothetical Scenario-25 August 2024.    In response to continued development of military infrastructure by China in the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea (SCS), the US Navy, in consonance with…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)