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New Delhi approves acquisition of 56 C295 transport aircraft for IAF

by Rahul Bedi

India's CCS approved on 8 September the procurement of 56 C295MW medium transport aircraft (similar to this one) for the IAF to replace the service's ageing Avro 748M transport fleet. (Airbus)

India's Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) approved the procurement of 56 Airbus Defence and Space C295MW medium transport aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF) on 8 September that will replace the service's ageing Avro 748M transport fleet.

The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) said in a statement that 16 aircraft will be acquired directly from Airbus and delivered in fly-away condition from Spain within 48 months of the signing of the contract, whereas the remaining 40 platforms will be manufactured by the Tata consortium – as part of a joint venture (JV) with Airbus – within 10 years of the contract award.

Although not officially announced, the acquisition is estimated to be valued at INR210 billion (USD2.86 billion), according to industry sources.

These sources alsor told Janes that, in accordance with the 2013 medium transport aircraft (MTA) tender, 24 of the 40 aircraft will be imported in kit form for local assembly and include a 30% indigenous content, the latter of which is set to double for the remaining 16 platforms. These aircraft will be manufactured by the JV and several local companies will be involved in the production of components.

The C295 procurement is expected to take place under the MoD's Defence Procurement Procedure 2011 (DPP-2011), which entails a 30% offset liability to be discharged through India's military and civil aviation sectors.

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India's Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) approved the procurement of 56 Airbus Defence and Space ...

New Delhi approves acquisition of 56 C295 transport aircraft for IAF

by Rahul Bedi

India's CCS approved on 8 September the procurement of 56 C295MW medium transport aircraft (similar to this one) for the IAF to replace the service's ageing Avro 748M transport fleet. (Airbus)

India's Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) approved the procurement of 56 Airbus Defence and Space C295MW medium transport aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF) on 8 September that will replace the service's ageing Avro 748M transport fleet.

The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) said in a statement that 16 aircraft will be acquired directly from Airbus and delivered in fly-away condition from Spain within 48 months of the signing of the contract, whereas the remaining 40 platforms will be manufactured by the Tata consortium – as part of a joint venture (JV) with Airbus – within 10 years of the contract award.

Although not officially announced, the acquisition is estimated to be valued at INR210 billion (USD2.86 billion), according to industry sources.

These sources alsor told Janes


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Hanwha Systems, LIG Nex1 secure contacts for South Korea's ANASIS-II

by Alessandra Giovanzanti

Portable terminals from Hanwha Systems for receiving data from South Korea's ANASIS-II military communications satellite. Hanwha System was awarded a KRW360 billion contract on 15 September for the production of both portable ground terminals and network control systems. (Hanwha Systems)

Hanwha Systems and LIG Nex1 announced on 15 September that they have secured contracts from South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) linked to ANASIS-II, the country's first dedicated military communications satellite.

Hanwha Systems said it was awarded a KRW360 billion (USD307 million) contract to both establish a network control system and manufacture portable ground terminals by 2024 linked to the ANASIS-II satellite system, which launched into space in July 2020.

On the same day, LIG Nex1 announced that it had secured a KRW214.6 billion (USD183 million) contract to series-produce terminals for the new military satellite communication system by 2025.


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DSEI 2021: BAE Systems and Malloy Aeronautics unveil T-650 all-electric UAS

by Nigel Torp-Peterson

BAE Systems displayed the T-650 all-electric heavy lift UAS on its stand at DSEI 2021. (Janes/Nigel Torp-Petersen)

BAE Systems unveiled the T-650 all-electric heavy lift unmanned aircraft system (UAS) at the 2021 DSEI exhibition held from 14 to 17 September in London.

The T-650 is capable of lifting 300 kg (661 lb) and BAE Systems is currently working with Malloy Aeronautics to develop the platform so that the company can offer a complete system to potential customers.

BAE envisages a range of applications for the UAS, including automated resupply, casualty evacuation, anti-submarine warfare using the Sting Ray torpedo , maritime mine countermeasures using the Archerfish expendable mine clearance ordnance, maritime search and rescue, surveillance tasks, and close air support. It has a ferry range of up to 80 km or up to 30 km with maximum payload, travelling at speeds of up to 140 km/h.

The UAS is intended to be a versatile lifting platform, capable of being quickly reconfigured. BAE stated that the T-650 will have an open-systems architecture, enabling user-specific customisation and rapid update for new tasks.


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South Korea aims to launch indigenous solid-propellant space-launch vehicle by 2023

by Gabriel Dominguez & Dae Young Kim

After the ADD conducted combustion tests of a new solid-propellant rocket engine on 29 July, South Korea's MND announced that the country aims to develop and begin operating a new solid-propellant space launch vehicle by 2024. (Agency for Defense Development)

South Korea plans to develop and start operating a new space launch vehicle by 2024 from its Naro Space Center in Goheung County, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) in Seoul disclosed on 16 September.

The announcement comes after the country's Agency of Defense Development (ADD) carried out successful combustion tests of a new solid-propellant rocket engine on 29 July.

The planned space launch vehicle will be used to place small satellites or multiple ultra-small satellites into low Earth orbit, increasing South Korea's space-based defence capabilities, noted the MND, pointing out that the indigenous development of such technologies only became possible after the lifting of restrictions under the US-South Korea missile guidelines agreement.

On 7 September South Korea's Ministry of Science and Information and Communication Technology announced that it intends to support know-how transfers to private local companies to promote the development of the domestic space-launch vehicle market.


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India's Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) approved the procurement of 56 Airbus Defence and Space ...

New Delhi approves acquisition of 56 C295 transport aircraft for IAF

by Rahul Bedi

India's CCS approved on 8 September the procurement of 56 C295MW medium transport aircraft (similar to this one) for the IAF to replace the service's ageing Avro 748M transport fleet. (Airbus)

India's Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) approved the procurement of 56 Airbus Defence and Space C295MW medium transport aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF) on 8 September that will replace the service's ageing Avro 748M transport fleet.

The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) said in a statement that 16 aircraft will be acquired directly from Airbus and delivered in fly-away condition from Spain within 48 months of the signing of the contract, whereas the remaining 40 platforms will be manufactured by the Tata consortium – as part of a joint venture (JV) with Airbus – within 10 years of the contract award.

Although not officially announced, the acquisition is estimated to be valued at INR210 billion (USD2.86 billion), according to industry sources.

These sources alsor told Janes


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Hanwha Systems, LIG Nex1 secure contacts for South Korea's ANASIS-II

by Alessandra Giovanzanti

Portable terminals from Hanwha Systems for receiving data from South Korea's ANASIS-II military communications satellite. Hanwha System was awarded a KRW360 billion contract on 15 September for the production of both portable ground terminals and network control systems. (Hanwha Systems)

Hanwha Systems and LIG Nex1 announced on 15 September that they have secured contracts from South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) linked to ANASIS-II, the country's first dedicated military communications satellite.

Hanwha Systems said it was awarded a KRW360 billion (USD307 million) contract to both establish a network control system and manufacture portable ground terminals by 2024 linked to the ANASIS-II satellite system, which launched into space in July 2020.

On the same day, LIG Nex1 announced that it had secured a KRW214.6 billion (USD183 million) contract to series-produce terminals for the new military satellite communication system by 2025.


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DSEI 2021: BAE Systems and Malloy Aeronautics unveil T-650 all-electric UAS

by Nigel Torp-Peterson

BAE Systems displayed the T-650 all-electric heavy lift UAS on its stand at DSEI 2021. (Janes/Nigel Torp-Petersen)

BAE Systems unveiled the T-650 all-electric heavy lift unmanned aircraft system (UAS) at the 2021 DSEI exhibition held from 14 to 17 September in London.

The T-650 is capable of lifting 300 kg (661 lb) and BAE Systems is currently working with Malloy Aeronautics to develop the platform so that the company can offer a complete system to potential customers.

BAE envisages a range of applications for the UAS, including automated resupply, casualty evacuation, anti-submarine warfare using the Sting Ray torpedo , maritime mine countermeasures using the Archerfish expendable mine clearance ordnance, maritime search and rescue, surveillance tasks, and close air support. It has a ferry range of up to 80 km or up to 30 km with maximum payload, travelling at speeds of up to 140 km/h.

The UAS is intended to be a versatile lifting platform, capable of being quickly reconfigured. BAE stated that the T-650 will have an open-systems architecture, enabling user-specific customisation and rapid update for new tasks.


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South Korea aims to launch indigenous solid-propellant space-launch vehicle by 2023

by Gabriel Dominguez & Dae Young Kim

After the ADD conducted combustion tests of a new solid-propellant rocket engine on 29 July, South Korea's MND announced that the country aims to develop and begin operating a new solid-propellant space launch vehicle by 2024. (Agency for Defense Development)

South Korea plans to develop and start operating a new space launch vehicle by 2024 from its Naro Space Center in Goheung County, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) in Seoul disclosed on 16 September.

The announcement comes after the country's Agency of Defense Development (ADD) carried out successful combustion tests of a new solid-propellant rocket engine on 29 July.

The planned space launch vehicle will be used to place small satellites or multiple ultra-small satellites into low Earth orbit, increasing South Korea's space-based defence capabilities, noted the MND, pointing out that the indigenous development of such technologies only became possible after the lifting of restrictions under the US-South Korea missile guidelines agreement.

On 7 September South Korea's Ministry of Science and Information and Communication Technology announced that it intends to support know-how transfers to private local companies to promote the development of the domestic space-launch vehicle market.


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India's Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) approved the procurement of 56 Airbus Defence and Space ...

New Delhi approves acquisition of 56 C295 transport aircraft for IAF

by Rahul Bedi

India's CCS approved on 8 September the procurement of 56 C295MW medium transport aircraft (similar to this one) for the IAF to replace the service's ageing Avro 748M transport fleet. (Airbus)

India's Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) approved the procurement of 56 Airbus Defence and Space C295MW medium transport aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF) on 8 September that will replace the service's ageing Avro 748M transport fleet.

The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) said in a statement that 16 aircraft will be acquired directly from Airbus and delivered in fly-away condition from Spain within 48 months of the signing of the contract, whereas the remaining 40 platforms will be manufactured by the Tata consortium – as part of a joint venture (JV) with Airbus – within 10 years of the contract award.

Although not officially announced, the acquisition is estimated to be valued at INR210 billion (USD2.86 billion), according to industry sources.

These sources alsor told Janes


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Hanwha Systems, LIG Nex1 secure contacts for South Korea's ANASIS-II

by Alessandra Giovanzanti

Portable terminals from Hanwha Systems for receiving data from South Korea's ANASIS-II military communications satellite. Hanwha System was awarded a KRW360 billion contract on 15 September for the production of both portable ground terminals and network control systems. (Hanwha Systems)

Hanwha Systems and LIG Nex1 announced on 15 September that they have secured contracts from South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) linked to ANASIS-II, the country's first dedicated military communications satellite.

Hanwha Systems said it was awarded a KRW360 billion (USD307 million) contract to both establish a network control system and manufacture portable ground terminals by 2024 linked to the ANASIS-II satellite system, which launched into space in July 2020.

On the same day, LIG Nex1 announced that it had secured a KRW214.6 billion (USD183 million) contract to series-produce terminals for the new military satellite communication system by 2025.


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DSEI 2021: BAE Systems and Malloy Aeronautics unveil T-650 all-electric UAS

by Nigel Torp-Peterson

BAE Systems displayed the T-650 all-electric heavy lift UAS on its stand at DSEI 2021. (Janes/Nigel Torp-Petersen)

BAE Systems unveiled the T-650 all-electric heavy lift unmanned aircraft system (UAS) at the 2021 DSEI exhibition held from 14 to 17 September in London.

The T-650 is capable of lifting 300 kg (661 lb) and BAE Systems is currently working with Malloy Aeronautics to develop the platform so that the company can offer a complete system to potential customers.

BAE envisages a range of applications for the UAS, including automated resupply, casualty evacuation, anti-submarine warfare using the Sting Ray torpedo , maritime mine countermeasures using the Archerfish expendable mine clearance ordnance, maritime search and rescue, surveillance tasks, and close air support. It has a ferry range of up to 80 km or up to 30 km with maximum payload, travelling at speeds of up to 140 km/h.

The UAS is intended to be a versatile lifting platform, capable of being quickly reconfigured. BAE stated that the T-650 will have an open-systems architecture, enabling user-specific customisation and rapid update for new tasks.


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South Korea aims to launch indigenous solid-propellant space-launch vehicle by 2023

by Gabriel Dominguez & Dae Young Kim

After the ADD conducted combustion tests of a new solid-propellant rocket engine on 29 July, South Korea's MND announced that the country aims to develop and begin operating a new solid-propellant space launch vehicle by 2024. (Agency for Defense Development)

South Korea plans to develop and start operating a new space launch vehicle by 2024 from its Naro Space Center in Goheung County, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) in Seoul disclosed on 16 September.

The announcement comes after the country's Agency of Defense Development (ADD) carried out successful combustion tests of a new solid-propellant rocket engine on 29 July.

The planned space launch vehicle will be used to place small satellites or multiple ultra-small satellites into low Earth orbit, increasing South Korea's space-based defence capabilities, noted the MND, pointing out that the indigenous development of such technologies only became possible after the lifting of restrictions under the US-South Korea missile guidelines agreement.

On 7 September South Korea's Ministry of Science and Information and Communication Technology announced that it intends to support know-how transfers to private local companies to promote the development of the domestic space-launch vehicle market.


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India's Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) approved the procurement of 56 Airbus Defence and Space ...

New Delhi approves acquisition of 56 C295 transport aircraft for IAF

by Rahul Bedi

India's CCS approved on 8 September the procurement of 56 C295MW medium transport aircraft (similar to this one) for the IAF to replace the service's ageing Avro 748M transport fleet. (Airbus)

India's Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) approved the procurement of 56 Airbus Defence and Space C295MW medium transport aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF) on 8 September that will replace the service's ageing Avro 748M transport fleet.

The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) said in a statement that 16 aircraft will be acquired directly from Airbus and delivered in fly-away condition from Spain within 48 months of the signing of the contract, whereas the remaining 40 platforms will be manufactured by the Tata consortium – as part of a joint venture (JV) with Airbus – within 10 years of the contract award.

Although not officially announced, the acquisition is estimated to be valued at INR210 billion (USD2.86 billion), according to industry sources.

These sources alsor told Janes


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Hanwha Systems, LIG Nex1 secure contacts for South Korea's ANASIS-II

by Alessandra Giovanzanti

Portable terminals from Hanwha Systems for receiving data from South Korea's ANASIS-II military communications satellite. Hanwha System was awarded a KRW360 billion contract on 15 September for the production of both portable ground terminals and network control systems. (Hanwha Systems)

Hanwha Systems and LIG Nex1 announced on 15 September that they have secured contracts from South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) linked to ANASIS-II, the country's first dedicated military communications satellite.

Hanwha Systems said it was awarded a KRW360 billion (USD307 million) contract to both establish a network control system and manufacture portable ground terminals by 2024 linked to the ANASIS-II satellite system, which launched into space in July 2020.

On the same day, LIG Nex1 announced that it had secured a KRW214.6 billion (USD183 million) contract to series-produce terminals for the new military satellite communication system by 2025.


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DSEI 2021: BAE Systems and Malloy Aeronautics unveil T-650 all-electric UAS

by Nigel Torp-Peterson

BAE Systems displayed the T-650 all-electric heavy lift UAS on its stand at DSEI 2021. (Janes/Nigel Torp-Petersen)

BAE Systems unveiled the T-650 all-electric heavy lift unmanned aircraft system (UAS) at the 2021 DSEI exhibition held from 14 to 17 September in London.

The T-650 is capable of lifting 300 kg (661 lb) and BAE Systems is currently working with Malloy Aeronautics to develop the platform so that the company can offer a complete system to potential customers.

BAE envisages a range of applications for the UAS, including automated resupply, casualty evacuation, anti-submarine warfare using the Sting Ray torpedo , maritime mine countermeasures using the Archerfish expendable mine clearance ordnance, maritime search and rescue, surveillance tasks, and close air support. It has a ferry range of up to 80 km or up to 30 km with maximum payload, travelling at speeds of up to 140 km/h.

The UAS is intended to be a versatile lifting platform, capable of being quickly reconfigured. BAE stated that the T-650 will have an open-systems architecture, enabling user-specific customisation and rapid update for new tasks.


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South Korea aims to launch indigenous solid-propellant space-launch vehicle by 2023

by Gabriel Dominguez & Dae Young Kim

After the ADD conducted combustion tests of a new solid-propellant rocket engine on 29 July, South Korea's MND announced that the country aims to develop and begin operating a new solid-propellant space launch vehicle by 2024. (Agency for Defense Development)

South Korea plans to develop and start operating a new space launch vehicle by 2024 from its Naro Space Center in Goheung County, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) in Seoul disclosed on 16 September.

The announcement comes after the country's Agency of Defense Development (ADD) carried out successful combustion tests of a new solid-propellant rocket engine on 29 July.

The planned space launch vehicle will be used to place small satellites or multiple ultra-small satellites into low Earth orbit, increasing South Korea's space-based defence capabilities, noted the MND, pointing out that the indigenous development of such technologies only became possible after the lifting of restrictions under the US-South Korea missile guidelines agreement.

On 7 September South Korea's Ministry of Science and Information and Communication Technology announced that it intends to support know-how transfers to private local companies to promote the development of the domestic space-launch vehicle market.


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India's Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) approved the procurement of 56 Airbus Defence and Space ...

New Delhi approves acquisition of 56 C295 transport aircraft for IAF

by Rahul Bedi

India's CCS approved on 8 September the procurement of 56 C295MW medium transport aircraft (similar to this one) for the IAF to replace the service's ageing Avro 748M transport fleet. (Airbus)

India's Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) approved the procurement of 56 Airbus Defence and Space C295MW medium transport aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF) on 8 September that will replace the service's ageing Avro 748M transport fleet.

The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) said in a statement that 16 aircraft will be acquired directly from Airbus and delivered in fly-away condition from Spain within 48 months of the signing of the contract, whereas the remaining 40 platforms will be manufactured by the Tata consortium – as part of a joint venture (JV) with Airbus – within 10 years of the contract award.

Although not officially announced, the acquisition is estimated to be valued at INR210 billion (USD2.86 billion), according to industry sources.

These sources alsor told Janes


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Hanwha Systems, LIG Nex1 secure contacts for South Korea's ANASIS-II

by Alessandra Giovanzanti

Portable terminals from Hanwha Systems for receiving data from South Korea's ANASIS-II military communications satellite. Hanwha System was awarded a KRW360 billion contract on 15 September for the production of both portable ground terminals and network control systems. (Hanwha Systems)

Hanwha Systems and LIG Nex1 announced on 15 September that they have secured contracts from South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) linked to ANASIS-II, the country's first dedicated military communications satellite.

Hanwha Systems said it was awarded a KRW360 billion (USD307 million) contract to both establish a network control system and manufacture portable ground terminals by 2024 linked to the ANASIS-II satellite system, which launched into space in July 2020.

On the same day, LIG Nex1 announced that it had secured a KRW214.6 billion (USD183 million) contract to series-produce terminals for the new military satellite communication system by 2025.


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DSEI 2021: BAE Systems and Malloy Aeronautics unveil T-650 all-electric UAS

by Nigel Torp-Peterson

BAE Systems displayed the T-650 all-electric heavy lift UAS on its stand at DSEI 2021. (Janes/Nigel Torp-Petersen)

BAE Systems unveiled the T-650 all-electric heavy lift unmanned aircraft system (UAS) at the 2021 DSEI exhibition held from 14 to 17 September in London.

The T-650 is capable of lifting 300 kg (661 lb) and BAE Systems is currently working with Malloy Aeronautics to develop the platform so that the company can offer a complete system to potential customers.

BAE envisages a range of applications for the UAS, including automated resupply, casualty evacuation, anti-submarine warfare using the Sting Ray torpedo , maritime mine countermeasures using the Archerfish expendable mine clearance ordnance, maritime search and rescue, surveillance tasks, and close air support. It has a ferry range of up to 80 km or up to 30 km with maximum payload, travelling at speeds of up to 140 km/h.

The UAS is intended to be a versatile lifting platform, capable of being quickly reconfigured. BAE stated that the T-650 will have an open-systems architecture, enabling user-specific customisation and rapid update for new tasks.


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South Korea aims to launch indigenous solid-propellant space-launch vehicle by 2023

by Gabriel Dominguez & Dae Young Kim

After the ADD conducted combustion tests of a new solid-propellant rocket engine on 29 July, South Korea's MND announced that the country aims to develop and begin operating a new solid-propellant space launch vehicle by 2024. (Agency for Defense Development)

South Korea plans to develop and start operating a new space launch vehicle by 2024 from its Naro Space Center in Goheung County, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) in Seoul disclosed on 16 September.

The announcement comes after the country's Agency of Defense Development (ADD) carried out successful combustion tests of a new solid-propellant rocket engine on 29 July.

The planned space launch vehicle will be used to place small satellites or multiple ultra-small satellites into low Earth orbit, increasing South Korea's space-based defence capabilities, noted the MND, pointing out that the indigenous development of such technologies only became possible after the lifting of restrictions under the US-South Korea missile guidelines agreement.

On 7 September South Korea's Ministry of Science and Information and Communication Technology announced that it intends to support know-how transfers to private local companies to promote the development of the domestic space-launch vehicle market.


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https://www.janes.com/defence-news/new-delhi-approves-acquisition-of-56-c295-transport-aircraft-for-iaf/

India's Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) approved the procurement of 56 Airbus Defence and Space ...

New Delhi approves acquisition of 56 C295 transport aircraft for IAF

by Rahul Bedi

India's CCS approved on 8 September the procurement of 56 C295MW medium transport aircraft (similar to this one) for the IAF to replace the service's ageing Avro 748M transport fleet. (Airbus)

India's Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) approved the procurement of 56 Airbus Defence and Space C295MW medium transport aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF) on 8 September that will replace the service's ageing Avro 748M transport fleet.

The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) said in a statement that 16 aircraft will be acquired directly from Airbus and delivered in fly-away condition from Spain within 48 months of the signing of the contract, whereas the remaining 40 platforms will be manufactured by the Tata consortium – as part of a joint venture (JV) with Airbus – within 10 years of the contract award.

Although not officially announced, the acquisition is estimated to be valued at INR210 billion (USD2.86 billion), according to industry sources.

These sources alsor told Janes


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Hanwha Systems, LIG Nex1 secure contacts for South Korea's ANASIS-II

by Alessandra Giovanzanti

Portable terminals from Hanwha Systems for receiving data from South Korea's ANASIS-II military communications satellite. Hanwha System was awarded a KRW360 billion contract on 15 September for the production of both portable ground terminals and network control systems. (Hanwha Systems)

Hanwha Systems and LIG Nex1 announced on 15 September that they have secured contracts from South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) linked to ANASIS-II, the country's first dedicated military communications satellite.

Hanwha Systems said it was awarded a KRW360 billion (USD307 million) contract to both establish a network control system and manufacture portable ground terminals by 2024 linked to the ANASIS-II satellite system, which launched into space in July 2020.

On the same day, LIG Nex1 announced that it had secured a KRW214.6 billion (USD183 million) contract to series-produce terminals for the new military satellite communication system by 2025.


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DSEI 2021: BAE Systems and Malloy Aeronautics unveil T-650 all-electric UAS

by Nigel Torp-Peterson

BAE Systems displayed the T-650 all-electric heavy lift UAS on its stand at DSEI 2021. (Janes/Nigel Torp-Petersen)

BAE Systems unveiled the T-650 all-electric heavy lift unmanned aircraft system (UAS) at the 2021 DSEI exhibition held from 14 to 17 September in London.

The T-650 is capable of lifting 300 kg (661 lb) and BAE Systems is currently working with Malloy Aeronautics to develop the platform so that the company can offer a complete system to potential customers.

BAE envisages a range of applications for the UAS, including automated resupply, casualty evacuation, anti-submarine warfare using the Sting Ray torpedo , maritime mine countermeasures using the Archerfish expendable mine clearance ordnance, maritime search and rescue, surveillance tasks, and close air support. It has a ferry range of up to 80 km or up to 30 km with maximum payload, travelling at speeds of up to 140 km/h.

The UAS is intended to be a versatile lifting platform, capable of being quickly reconfigured. BAE stated that the T-650 will have an open-systems architecture, enabling user-specific customisation and rapid update for new tasks.


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South Korea aims to launch indigenous solid-propellant space-launch vehicle by 2023

by Gabriel Dominguez & Dae Young Kim

After the ADD conducted combustion tests of a new solid-propellant rocket engine on 29 July, South Korea's MND announced that the country aims to develop and begin operating a new solid-propellant space launch vehicle by 2024. (Agency for Defense Development)

South Korea plans to develop and start operating a new space launch vehicle by 2024 from its Naro Space Center in Goheung County, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) in Seoul disclosed on 16 September.

The announcement comes after the country's Agency of Defense Development (ADD) carried out successful combustion tests of a new solid-propellant rocket engine on 29 July.

The planned space launch vehicle will be used to place small satellites or multiple ultra-small satellites into low Earth orbit, increasing South Korea's space-based defence capabilities, noted the MND, pointing out that the indigenous development of such technologies only became possible after the lifting of restrictions under the US-South Korea missile guidelines agreement.

On 7 September South Korea's Ministry of Science and Information and Communication Technology announced that it intends to support know-how transfers to private local companies to promote the development of the domestic space-launch vehicle market.


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https://www.janes.com/defence-news/new-delhi-approves-acquisition-of-56-c295-transport-aircraft-for-iaf/

India's Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) approved the procurement of 56 Airbus Defence and Space ...

New Delhi approves acquisition of 56 C295 transport aircraft for IAF

by Rahul Bedi

India's CCS approved on 8 September the procurement of 56 C295MW medium transport aircraft (similar to this one) for the IAF to replace the service's ageing Avro 748M transport fleet. (Airbus)

India's Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) approved the procurement of 56 Airbus Defence and Space C295MW medium transport aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF) on 8 September that will replace the service's ageing Avro 748M transport fleet.

The Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) said in a statement that 16 aircraft will be acquired directly from Airbus and delivered in fly-away condition from Spain within 48 months of the signing of the contract, whereas the remaining 40 platforms will be manufactured by the Tata consortium – as part of a joint venture (JV) with Airbus – within 10 years of the contract award.

Although not officially announced, the acquisition is estimated to be valued at INR210 billion (USD2.86 billion), according to industry sources.

These sources alsor told Janes


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Hanwha Systems, LIG Nex1 secure contacts for South Korea's ANASIS-II

by Alessandra Giovanzanti

Portable terminals from Hanwha Systems for receiving data from South Korea's ANASIS-II military communications satellite. Hanwha System was awarded a KRW360 billion contract on 15 September for the production of both portable ground terminals and network control systems. (Hanwha Systems)

Hanwha Systems and LIG Nex1 announced on 15 September that they have secured contracts from South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) linked to ANASIS-II, the country's first dedicated military communications satellite.

Hanwha Systems said it was awarded a KRW360 billion (USD307 million) contract to both establish a network control system and manufacture portable ground terminals by 2024 linked to the ANASIS-II satellite system, which launched into space in July 2020.

On the same day, LIG Nex1 announced that it had secured a KRW214.6 billion (USD183 million) contract to series-produce terminals for the new military satellite communication system by 2025.


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DSEI 2021: BAE Systems and Malloy Aeronautics unveil T-650 all-electric UAS

by Nigel Torp-Peterson

BAE Systems displayed the T-650 all-electric heavy lift UAS on its stand at DSEI 2021. (Janes/Nigel Torp-Petersen)

BAE Systems unveiled the T-650 all-electric heavy lift unmanned aircraft system (UAS) at the 2021 DSEI exhibition held from 14 to 17 September in London.

The T-650 is capable of lifting 300 kg (661 lb) and BAE Systems is currently working with Malloy Aeronautics to develop the platform so that the company can offer a complete system to potential customers.

BAE envisages a range of applications for the UAS, including automated resupply, casualty evacuation, anti-submarine warfare using the Sting Ray torpedo , maritime mine countermeasures using the Archerfish expendable mine clearance ordnance, maritime search and rescue, surveillance tasks, and close air support. It has a ferry range of up to 80 km or up to 30 km with maximum payload, travelling at speeds of up to 140 km/h.

The UAS is intended to be a versatile lifting platform, capable of being quickly reconfigured. BAE stated that the T-650 will have an open-systems architecture, enabling user-specific customisation and rapid update for new tasks.


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South Korea aims to launch indigenous solid-propellant space-launch vehicle by 2023

by Gabriel Dominguez & Dae Young Kim

After the ADD conducted combustion tests of a new solid-propellant rocket engine on 29 July, South Korea's MND announced that the country aims to develop and begin operating a new solid-propellant space launch vehicle by 2024. (Agency for Defense Development)

South Korea plans to develop and start operating a new space launch vehicle by 2024 from its Naro Space Center in Goheung County, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) in Seoul disclosed on 16 September.

The announcement comes after the country's Agency of Defense Development (ADD) carried out successful combustion tests of a new solid-propellant rocket engine on 29 July.

The planned space launch vehicle will be used to place small satellites or multiple ultra-small satellites into low Earth orbit, increasing South Korea's space-based defence capabilities, noted the MND, pointing out that the indigenous development of such technologies only became possible after the lifting of restrictions under the US-South Korea missile guidelines agreement.

On 7 September South Korea's Ministry of Science and Information and Communication Technology announced that it intends to support know-how transfers to private local companies to promote the development of the domestic space-launch vehicle market.


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