Achievements of Indian Armed Forces in 2020

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THESE ARE ACHIEVEMENTS OF INDIAN ARMED FORCES:

Here are we provide you the best and most major achievements of Indian armed forces in 2020. These are very amazing and valuable achievements of Indian armed forces.

Modernisation of Airfield Infrastructure (MAFI):

On 08 May 2020, MAFI Phase-II contract for 37 airfields was signed by the MoD with Tata Power SED (TPSED). The up-gradation of navigational aids and infrastructure under this project enhances the operational capability by facilitating air operations of the military. The 37 airfields of MAFI Phase-II include 24 of Indian Air Force (IAF), nine of Indian Navy (IN), and four of other services.MAFI project is a turnkey project that includes installation and commissioning of modern airfield equipment like Cat-II Instrument Landing System (ILS) and Cat-II AirField Lighting System (AFLS) etc.

Successful Flight Test of SMART:

Supersonic Missile Assisted Release of Torpedo (SMART) has been successfully flight tested on 5th Oct 2020 from Wheeler Island, off coast of Odisha. All the mission objectives including missile flight upto the range and altitude, separation of the nose cone, release of Torpedo and deployment of velocity reduction mechanism have been met perfectly.

Landing of LCA Navy onboard INS Vikramaditya:

After completing extensive trials on the Shore Based Test Facility (SBTF), Naval version of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) successfully landed onboard INS Vikramaditya on 11th January 2020.

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Rafale: Eight Rafale aircraft have been ferried to India from France. First Sqn of Rafale was successfully inducted on Sep 20.

Integration of BrahMos Air Launched Missile on Su-30 MKI Aircraft:

The Indian Air Force successfully integrated BrahMos air version missile on Su-30 MKI aircraft. The BrahMos missile provides Indian Air Force a much desired capability to strike from large stand-off ranges on any target at sea or on land with pinpoint accuracy by day or night and in all weather conditions.

3rdGeneration Helicopter Launched Anti-Tank Guided Missile (Dhruvastra):

DRDO successfully conducted three flight tests of its indigenously developed anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) ”Dhruvastra” at Chandipur in Odisha, in July 2020.

Successful Trials of 5.56×30 mm Joint Venture Protective Carbine:

DRDO designed 5.56×30 mm Protective Carbine has successfully undergone the final phase of User trials on 7th December 2020.  JVPC has successfully met the performance criteria of reliability. JVPC has key features like high reliability, low recoil, retractable butt, ergonomic design, single hand firing capability, and multiple Picatinny rails etc.

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Software Defined Radio-Airborne:

SDR is a secure indigenous system with legacy communication support and secure digital voice/data communication for Naval application with 3 channel, 4-channel for Tactical Communication and single channel operation in V/UHF and UHF band. During the month of March 2020, two Nos of 4-channel CEMILAC SOFT certified SDR-AR system installation and integration was successfully carried out on 02 Naval Dornier.

Indigenously Developed Anti-Radiation Missile (RUDRAM):

New generation Anti Radiation Missile (RUDRAM) was successfully Flight tested on 9th Oct 2020. The missile was launched from SU-30 MKI fighter aircraft. The RUDRAM is the first indigenous anti-radiation missile of the country, developed by DRDO. The missile is integrated on SU-30 Mk-I fighter aircraft as the launch platform, having capability of varying ranges based on launch conditions.

Air Defence Fire Control Radar (ADFCR) ‘Atulya’:

Air Defence Fire Control Radar (ADFCR) in conjunction with Anti- Aircraft Guns forms a Ground Based Air Defence System. The radar has been developed as an indigenous solution against DAC approval for large quantities required for Indian Army.  In February 2020, Phase-I of User Assisted Technical Trials (UATT) i.e. high-altitude low temperature tests were completed.

Advanced LightWeight Torpedo (ALWT):

Advanced Lightweight Torpedo (ALWT) is an anti-submarine torpedo launched from a ship, helicopter or from a fixed wing aircraft. During the month of March 2020, two nos of dynamic trials were conducted. ALWT has consistently achieved good homing range including 3 steer away with increased target range & reduced target strength.

 

Successful Flight Test of ABHYAS: Successful flight test of ABHYAS – High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) was conducted on 22nd SEP 2020 by DRDO from Balasore in Odisha.

AHSP Transfer of Pinaka Weapon System from DRDO to DGQA:

An important milestone was achieved on 25th September 2020 when Pinaka weapon system was handed over by DRDO to DGQA. AHSP transfer marks successful establishment of production of Pinaka rockets, Launchers, Battery Command Posts, Loader Cum Replenishment and Replenishment Vehicles. Pinaka is a free flight artillery rocket system that can be launched from a multi barrel rocket launcher which has capability to launch salvo of 12 rockets.

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Successful Flight Test of Brahmos Missile:

Brahmos surface-to-surface supersonic cruise missile was successfully flight tested for designated range on September 30, 2020 from Balasore in Odisha. On 18th Oct 2020, another BrahMos missile was successfully test fired from INS Chennai. The missile hit the target successfully with pin-point accuracy. BrahMos as a ‘prime strike weapon’ will ensure the warship’s invincibility by engaging naval surface targets at long ranges. On 1st Dec 2020, one more BrahMos Missile in Anti-Ship mode was successfully test fired.

Flight Testing of Laser Guided ATGM:

The indigenously developed Laser Guided Anti Tank Guided Missile was successfully test fired on 1st Oct 2020 defeating a target located at longer range. The test was conducted from MBT Arjun at KK ranges Ahmednagar. Laser guided ATGMs lock and track the targets with help of laser designation. It has been developed with multiple-platform launch capability.

Final User Trial of NAG Missile:

Final user trial of 3rd generation Anti Tank Guided Missile

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