• 18 August, 2022
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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)

U.N. talks adjourn without deal to regulate ‘killer robots’

By Emma Farge GENEVA (Reuters) - Countries taking part in U.N. talks on autonomous weapons stopped short of launching negotiations on an international treaty to govern their use, instead agreeing…

U.N. chief urges action on ‘killer robots’ as Geneva talks open

By Emma Farge GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Monday for new rules covering the use of autonomous weapons as a key meeting on the issue…

UAE, Israel to jointly develop unmanned military, commercial vessels

DUBAI (Reuters) - Emirati and Israeli state-owned weapons makers on Thursday signed a strategic agreement in Dubai to jointly design unmanned vessels capable of carrying out anti-submarine warfare. United Arab…

Robotic Weapons – A Moral Dilemma

Autonomous weapon systems – commonly known as killer robots – may have killed human beings for the first time ever last year, according to a recent United Nations Security Council report…

By PTI and Chanakya Forum

The UNMANNED WINGMAN: A Loyal Ally in the Skies

Image Courtsey: theaustralian.com.au Hypothetical Scenario- August 2025:   A UAV takes off from Jammu Sector for a surveillance mission along the Working Boundary (WB), in response to Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

Unmanned Ground Vehicles: Augmenting Our Frontline Warriors

Outcomes in battles are a fallout of the side with better morale and will; but also the one with superior training and equipment. Indeed, all other factors considered, the side…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)