The Indian Air Force has floated out a Request for Information (RfI) for seven signals intelligence (SIGINT) and communications jamming aircraft.
As per the requirement, IAF is looking for five aircraft that should be suitably integrated by original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and certified for signal intelligence (SIGINT) and communications jamming (COMJAM) duties and other two for SIGINT role, LiveFist reported Wednesday.
This marks the revival of a 2012 effort to obtain special mission aircraft. The IAF intends to push forward the contest with a possible RFP in the second quarter of 2018 and a stipulated delivery start 24 months from contract signature, the report says.
The RFI specifies that the airborne SIGINT system should have greater than a 400km range with 360-degree azimuth coverage. The aircraft must be able to operate from airfields as high as 3300m (10,800 feet) above sea level in both roles, and while carrying a minimum of 50 percent fuel load.
The aircraft must include a countermeasures dispensing system, radar warning receiver, missile approach warning system and directed infrared counter measures (DIRCM).
Indian Air Force Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) Birender Singh Dhanoa will visit France from 17-20 July where he will call on the headquarters of French Air Force and a few operational Air Bases. The CAS is planned to visit the facilities of Dassault Aviation where the Rafale aircraft meant for India are to be built
US military has considered to train its soldiers with DroneDefender, a point-and-shoot, electromagnetic, rifle-shaped weapon that disrupts communications of a remote-controlled drone and its operator. The system provides a safer and more accurate alternative than other methods, such as shooting drones with a rifle
US Micronet Enertecs subsidiary, Enertec Systems has teamed up with Indias Cyient DLM to jointly pursue contracts with Israeli Aerospace and Defense companies that have offset obligations in India. These obligations are based on an ongoing Aerospace and Defense trade agreement between the governments of India and Israel, the company announced today
UK-based Horizon Technologies released the first images of its Xtender technology Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) module mounted on a small rotary-wing UAV. UAV testing is being conducted in order to address customer requirements for small UAV-based Sat phone SIGINT (Thuraya, ISatPhone Pro and Iridium networks)
Japan Favours Home-grown Designs Over Western Offers for Indigenous Fighter Project
Tests of Russia’s S-500 Launcher in Final Stage
L3-Harris, Raytheon Net $1B for Anti-Jam SATCOM Software
Indonesia to Order 79 Additional Russian BT-3F Armored Vehicles
Chinese Military Docs Develop Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccine
Turkish Drone Strike Destroys Syrian Army’s Pantsir-S1 Air Defense System
China Replaces Russian Engine in J-10C Jet With Locally-made WS-10 Taihang
Syria Destroys 6 Turkish Combat Drones, Turkish F-16s Down 2 Syrian Su-24
China is pulling off the impossible- selling arms to nations it is in conflict with over its claim in the...
Several joint production and direct procurement programs could be halted if the US and Europe carry through with their threat...
Sanctions-hit Iran has found ingenious ways to develop military hardware
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly permeating the defence industry to aid and improve human decision-making
Upgrade of Russias Sukhoi Su-30SM fighters to equip them with armaments, radar, sensors and engines from the more powerful Su-35...
US companies sanctioned by China for supplying weapons to Taiwan may be denied rare earth elements (REEs), which have critical...