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GOI clears funds for development of Ghatak UAV and AMCA Stealth Fighter

Discussion in 'Indian Air Force' started by lca-fan, Feb 5, 2017.

  1. lca-fan

    lca-fan Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    As per the defence budget, the finance ministry has cleared Rs 231 crores towards the development towards two very essential projects that could change the face of aviation in India.

    Seed funding to commence design Work for Ghatak UCAV and AMCA has been processed and preliminary work will begin soon. A part of the funds will also be used to design and develop critical stealth technologies for the AMCA stealth fighter project.

    Both Ghatak ACAV and the AMCA 5th generation stealth fighter are awaiting final clearance from the Prime Ministers Office. Development time for both projects is estimated to be seven years according to government sources.

    If the work on Ghatak and AMCA commences in 2017 then both birds can debut in 2025.

    The Narendra Modi government is set to give the green light to a Rs 3,000-crore plan to develop Ghatak, a new engine that will power India's first unmanned combat aircraft, or drones capable of delivering bombs as well as tackling aerial threats, as part of a project that envisages major participation of the private sector.

    Ghatak will be a derivative of the abandoned Kaveri project that had been in the works for over two decades, officials said. The key difference in the current plan is the proposed participation of the private sector in a significant way.

    The drone is being designed to be invisible to radars with its radical 'flying wing design'.
    http://www.defencenews.in/article/G...of-Ghatak-UAV-and-AMCA-Stealth-Fighter-250298
     
  2. Schwifty

    Schwifty 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Isn't Ghatak a Kaveri variant engine?? are they referring to Ghatak jet engine or the UCAV name has been changed to Ghatak.
     
  3. randomradio

    randomradio Mod Staff Member MODERATOR

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    Ghatak is the name of the entire project.
     
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  4. Ankit Kumar 001

    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    If IHS Janes commits big mistakes , then the mistake of the original author here is justified.

    However for the members here.

    Please have a look at "Defence Related Questions Answered in Parliament " thread in Indian Army section.

    I have clearly updated about it. This has nothing to do with defence budget. A MP had asked a question about new projects of DRDO since 2014, with allocations of more than 100 crore.

    And work has already started.

    I am reporting the whole reply here.
     

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  5. venureddy

    venureddy Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    what is anvesha??
     
  6. Ripcord322

    Ripcord322 Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    I have a friend called 'Anvesha'...
    :lol: :lol: :lol:
    Well There is a saying that "You never judge a DRDO project by it's Name"...
    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    PS :
    /* "Gut Feeling Alert" , START*/

    This one sounds like a Radar from LRDE...
    They have Radars like the...
    Aslesha....Arudhra....
    (Feminine names from 'A')

    This could be one of those new and upcoming High Power/ Long Range AESA Radars...I say that because a lot of money is alloted to it...

    Anyway...It could also be something completely different altogether...
    :lol:

    /* "Gut Feeling Alert" , END*/


    PPS :

    Such Cute Names....
     
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  7. Schwifty

    Schwifty 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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  8. Ripcord322

    Ripcord322 Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo...
    (SMART)

    Very Very Very Very Interesting....
    Member do you have any idea about this...!?
    Sounds like one of those "game changing" weapon...
    And thing like this elsewhere!?

    There is a Periscope Project too... Finally...We will have our own Periscope...(Hopefully)....


    And there is also the legendary "Project Pralay"....Whose mysteries forever continue to Dodge me...
     
  9. Ankit Kumar 001

    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    More like 91RTE1/2 Klub.
     
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    Ripcord322 Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Could it be one of this stand off long range air launched torpedos....!?


    But I hope it's one of those fancy super-cavitating torpedos...I guess it can't be defended against.... Unless there is a very smart use of Decoys....Btw...Boy are those Torpedos Fast....


    And we know how those new(merous) PLAN subs scare the Sh!t out of our planners...

    :lol:
     
  11. GSLV Mk III

    GSLV Mk III Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Ashwini :D

    I hope this is a 3D L-band radar for our Navy. Those on RAWL 02s on models of future destroyers and failure to select an alternate for the 'blacklisted' RAN 40L is really worrying. We have even seen RAWL 02s on models of IAC-I :fie:

    @Ankit Kumar 001 @PARIKRAMA @Gessler is that really possible, given the state of the art of radar technology in our country ?
     
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  12. Schwifty

    Schwifty 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    But those things don't go supersonic, at least not yet.Better to stick a torpedo to a missile and be done with it.:(

    This system might be for surface combatants , what if we built one for subs too.No need of fancy torpedoes.
     
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    Ripcord322 Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Oh We definately need some Proper Naval S,L,D band Radars...like the LW-08's and the EL/M 2238's....Which we now import from Thales (France ) and ELTA (Israel)....We have the Sonar Side well covered though....

    I believe...
    Our Radar Tech is still too naive to replace those Shiny Good Looking :lol: Israeli 'MF-STAR' ST&FCR's (The 2248's They call them...)....But I hope we can replace the other less complex Surveillance and Tracking Radars....

    I bet this tech was included in that official list of "Indian Navies 100 wishes to DRDO"....


    I hope the DRDO delivers by 2025 (+5 Years IST)...


    PS : Does anyone have that 'list of 100' !?
     
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  14. venureddy

    venureddy Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    i am thinking about the same but am not sure about whether that is a radar or some thing else. you are right about DRDO project names though.
     
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  15. WhyCry

    WhyCry Reaper Love Developers -IT and R&D

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    More goodies are on the way.:rockroll:
     

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