|JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2017: Today, start-ups depict
the growing entrepreneurial culture encouraging youth to become the
leaders of tomorrow. Start-ups are increasingly achieving success in
every sector-be it technology, healthcare, e-Commerce, services, etc.
However, defence sector is yet to witness the entry of budding entrepreneurs as well as investors.
Lack of funding, lack of trained technical manpower, unfavourable procurement policy of government and restriction on the export of defence items etc are some of the key challenges that affect the bright prospect of starts ups.
|NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2016: The Indian Army’s surgical strikes along the Line of Control (LoC) recently has once again highlighted the significance of having specialised forces in the military to handle critical combat missions.
After the terrorists attacked Uri army base of India, a team of special commandos of Indian Army carried out surgical strike in PoK along LoC. In its surgical strike in the month of October 2016, India destroyed seven terror launch pads and it was carried out by 70-80 commandos from two separate battalions of Para Special Forces (SF) with IAF attack helicopters kept ready at four bases in J&K to address any contingency.
|SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2016: In the age of satellite warfare, guns and assault rifles are still the main chorus of the war fighting despite the advent of new technologies that can decimate the targets within minutes to pulverize the battlefield hurdles for faster movement of ground formations.
Everything is going modular. Even though there is a sea change in the development of new technologies, standardized ammunition calibers and new plastic materials, over the years the assault rifle has evolved beyond expectations.
When one considers the shift from conventional wars to low-intensity urban conflicts, the radical changes in how rifles are built and designed seems inevitable.
|War sans warriors|
|JULY-AUGUST 2016: Modern war zone is full
of hazards but military commanders are often worried about the safety
of their soldiers and how effectively the operational readiness can be
ensured without compromising the swiftness of the battle formations.
Indeed, technology is ensuring that unmanned ground vehicles can be handy and operate in most lethal battlefield conditions without any pause despite the fact that it can be targeted by the enemy cross fire and aerial assault.
These days military and industrial researchers try to use more and more automatic applications in practice.
|MAY-JUNE 2016: Imagine a next-generation attack helicopter platform so advanced that it can reach speeds more than 220 knots (407 km/h), flying as high as 10,000 feet (3 km) in 95° of heat.
The new generation military attack helicopters are poised for a greater role in the modern battlefield where piking targets are crucial for winning the game.
Americans are always ahead in choosing finest technologies for the military. The Sikorsky S-97 Raider helicopter is poised to realize this vision and to revolutionize next-generation military aviation.
|MARCH-APRIL 2016: Since the nature and
contour of the 21st century battlefield is changing very fast, the rapid
introduction of new technologies and state of the art research and
development in this segment could alter the present approach by
invigorating the soldiers into a superhuman who will fight the war on
Soldier modernization programs have often focused on equipping soldiers with new technology in the simple belief that more information and functionality will result in a more effective soldier.
Clearly, any equipment providing increased situational awareness, more accurate observation and target information, and enhanced communication and navigation will improve a soldier’s effectiveness.
JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2016: The tank warfare just few years ago was being dubbed as ‘history’ after the invention of military satellite, ISR technologies, unmmaned aerial vehicles and robotic technologies but Russia has once again proved in Ukraine war that tanks are still relevant for 21st century warfare.
Suddenly, both Russia and the US are caught in crossfire for developing robotic and most sophisticated tanks for their militaries. While the NATO will go for CV90 Adaptive tank and US made GCV tank by 2019, Russia has already gone for mass production of world’s most deadly Armata T-14 tank which will be deployed by 2017.
|NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2015: With the introduction
of new generation war technologies, the modern warfare is all about
achieving swift victory in which the enemy is inflicted with massive
destruction within hours of the battle wave, leaving retaliation
capacity of the opponent to a nearly dead end situation.
Countries are investing huge sums of money into advanced technologies so that their militaries can be equipped with modern systems to deal with new situations where hi-speed data can enhance decision making process faster and neutralize high risk threats urgently.
|SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2015: The 21st century battle is going to be fought through various lethal bandwidths of beams than guns and rockets as modern militaries are keen to deploy precision weapon which can smash targets with the pressing of switch buttons than firing costly missiles.
The whole concept is flying an aircraft is getting a reduced option while firing long range missiles are going to be costly for battlefield commanders apart from handling and storing. But pressing a high powered microwave beam or electromagnetic pulse will cost quite cheaper and effective than missiles.
Thus, military forces have been actively developing next-generation weapons that can take warfare well beyond the guns and rockets that populate modern arsenals.
|Weapon of wheels|
|JULY-AUGUST 2015: With the advent of new technologies, unmanned ground vehicles are being increasingly used to defend ground targets and carry out reconnaissance in the battlefield which is filled with lots of hazards and release of toxic weapons by the adversary.
That is why unmanned armored vehicles are regularly used and are expected to remain a very important part in military operations.
These vehicles provide ground forces with enhanced capabilities in terms of mobility, firepower and protection. One of the major factors contributing the growth of the global armored vehicle market is the threats from bordering countries