SP Guide Publications puts forth a well compiled articulation of issues, pursuits and accomplishments of the Indian Army, over the years

— General Manoj Pande, Indian Army Chief

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— Admiral R. Hari Kumar, Indian Navy Chief

My compliments to SP Guide Publications for informative and credible reportage on contemporary aerospace issues over the past six decades.

— Air Chief Marshal V.R. Chaudhari, Indian Air Force Chief

MMRCA Deal - Gripen IN Offers Futuristic Warfare Tech

Issue: 04-2009By Eddy de la Motte, Marketing Director, Gripen International IndiaIllustration(s): By Eddy_de_la_Motte.jpg

We Firmly believe that Gripen IN is the best choice for India. The Next Generation aircraft being offered by Saab for the Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) programme is the world’s most technologically advanced multi-role fighter aircraft with futuristic warfare technologies developed specifically for India. Gripen meets or exceeds every operational requirement raised by the Indian Air Force (IAF) in all roles: air-to-air fighter Beyond Visual Range/Within Visual Range, air-to-surface land and sea, and reconnaissance. The Gripen IN is a medium weight multi-role fighter aircraft with its 16.5 tonnes maximum take-off weight and will, on scheduled delivery, be ahead of the entire generation of aircraft in contention for the MMRCA.

Gripen IN—a version of the Gripen NG Next Generation fighter—is the most advanced multi-role fighter in the world today with a highly developed secure and multi-frequency data link providing total situational awareness for the pilot in all roles. The fully integrated avionic mission system, including an Active Electronically Scanned Array Radar, Infra Red Search and Track sensor, advanced active and passive electronic-warfare system, provides superior sensor fusion and decision support capabilities. The above, together with a missile approach warner, laser warner, towed decoys and built-in jamming capability, provides excellent offensive and defensive characteristics.