Services Qualitative Requirement (SQR): Need To Realise the Potential of New Provisions

Making the Services Qualitative Requirement (SQR) for a weapon system or an equipment not only marks the beginning of a defence procurement case, but also is a foundation on which rests the entire edifice of the subsequent procedure. Whether the...

Technological and Scientific Studies

Internet of Things and Implications in a Developing Economy

Introduction

Internet, today, has become an essential element in people’s lives and, in an extended way, in the affairs of communities and in the conduct of everyday affairs. There is a pervading view that Internet access...

Technological and Scientific Studies

Beyond the Rhetoric - The Bottom line Challenges for Ground Based Air Defence

Gun Systems

No country the word over ever throws away its old calibres (implying gun systems). Russia is still going strong with its 57 mm, 85 mm air defence guns (besides the newer vintage of 23 mm and 30 mm). Sweden,...

Technological and Scientific Studies

Modernisation of Artillery- A Quantum Jump

Quantum Jump- Artillery Modernisation

The Indian Artillery is currently in a Network Centric Warfare (NCW) Environment and has to provide Surveillance and Reconnaissance resulting in Target Acquisition, which would lead to...

Technological and Scientific Studies

Pakistan’s Focus on Babur and Raad Cruise Missiles

Introduction

Cruise missiles, unlike ballistic missiles, fly an essentially horizontal cruise path for most of the duration of its flight and can manoeuvre like an aircraft through way points. They are difficult to locate and...

Technological and Scientific Studies

11th Aero India: Some of the Likely Technologies at Display

Professionals and Subject Matter Experts look forward with awaited breadth, the unfolding of the 11th Edition of Aero India at the Air Force Station Yelahanka, slated from 14-18 Feb 17; that is precisely 18 days on the countdown today. With more...

Technological and Scientific Studies

Agni I to VI and Counting...... - A Journey of Strength-to-Strength

This article chronicles the story of the Agni Surface-to-Surface Missile (SSM) from inception till date. In that, it brings out the rationale, as to why we moved from Agni I to Agni II and beyond up to Agni VI, and continuing further. It flags...

Technological and Scientific Studies

Bringing Down The Unmanned Machine: A Formidable Challenge and Suggested Way Ahead

The Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) is as much an attackers’ delight as it is a defenders’ nightmare. In that, while the attackers are celebrating many a virtues of the unmanned phenomenon (long range, tremendous endurance, precision kill, all...

Technological and Scientific Studies

Muddying the waters

Yopa mayatanam veda ayatanam bhavati
He who knows the source of water, becomes established in his Self
-- from Taithreeya Aranyakam (1.22) of Yajur Veda

Water, the life...

Technological and Scientific Studies

सैन्य मामलों में लंबित परिवर्तनः भारतीय सेना

इतिहास साक्षी है कि, उन्नत हो रही प्रौद्योगिकी और बदलती रणनीति ने युद्ध लड़ने के तरीके में क्रांति ला दी है। हालांकि, प्रौद्योगिकी ने जितनी तेजी से सूचना और संचार प्रौद्योगिकी (आईसीटी) एवं मीडिया के क्षेत्र में व्यापक रूप से अपनी पैठ बनाई है,...

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