The cryogenic engine undergoing the hot bed test at the ISRO Propulsion Research Centre in Mahendragiri

ISRO set to launch “Game-Changer” GSLV MK-III Rocket next month

Indian Space Research Organisation plans to undertake next month the first developmental flight of a “game-changer” rocket capable of launching four-ton class of satellites from Sriharikota spaceport, says its Chairman A S Kiran Kumar. ISRO rockets (launch vehicles) at present have the capability to launch satellites up to 2.2 tons; it depends on international launchers…

Dhruv helicopter of the Indian Air Forces, Sarang Helicopter Display Team in 2008.

HAL assures 75 per cent availability of Dhruv fleet through a “performance based logistics” contract

In 2013, during the Uttarakhand floods, an embattled army and air force conducted relentless rescue operations for two weeks with 22 Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH), flying more than 1,000 sorties to save thousands of lives. Elsewhere, the Dhruv’s robust Shakti engine, optimized for high altitude flying operations, services the Indian Army’s daunting, 20,000 feet-high…

The maiden trial firing of newly installed surface-to-air missile (SAM) system from aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya.

Indian Navy fires surface-to-air missile from INS Vikramaditya

HIGHLIGHTS The Indian Navy this week successfully conducted the maiden trial firing of newly installed surface-to-air missile (SAM) system from its aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya. During the firing carried out in the Arabian Sea, the missile was fired against a live low flying high speed target, the official statement said. NEW DELHI: The Indian Navy…