Boeing Defense, Space & Security has received a contract worth nearly $1.5 billion from the U.S. Navy for P-8A Poseidon aircraft. Under the contract from the Naval Air Systems Command, Nine of the aircraft will be for the U.S. Navy and four will be for the Royal Australian Air Force.
The planes will be manufactured under Lot 2 full-rate production work. Continue reading
India’s state-owned space agency Saturday said it has successfully done the first orbit raising of the country’s latest communication satellite GSAT-6.
“The first orbit raising operation of GSAT-6 was successfully completed by firing the Apogee Motor for 3,385 seconds at 8.35 hrs (local time) on August 28,” the Indian Space Research Organization said. Continue reading
SOURCE : PTI
Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Saturday said Indian Air Force’s mission was to build a modern, flexible and credible aerospace power with full spectrum capability to safeguard the national interest.
SOURCE : PTI
The US has decided to provide Ah-1Z Viper attack helicopters to Pakistan to sharpen up its counter-terrorism efforts, a media report said today.
The Department of Defence has already awarded nearly USD 58 million in contract to Bell Helicopter for providing the choppers to Pakistan as part of a larger USD 581 million deal, most of which goes to the American Navy, the Dawn reported.
The first of four F-35 Lightening II fighters currently in production for Norway has rolled off the Lockheed Martin production line in Texas.
The jet, designated as AM-1 by Lockheed Martin, is now undergoing coating with low-observable finishes, followed by functional fuel system checks, operational ground checks, and first flight. Continue reading
SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)
With Government of India asking Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to engage with the French firm MBDA missile systems for the development of short-range surface-to-air missile system (SRAM),Senior serving Indian Air force officials told idrw.org that they are firmly backing DRDO’s Akash Mark-II project, on contrast to governments decision.
Indo-French $6 billion surface-to-air missile systems project has been in doldrums for last Five years. Project was initiated in 2007 and a MoU to co-develop the surface-to-air missile (SRSAM) was signed nearly two years ago but Army has refused to officially comment on the program, While Indian Air-force have officially remarked that it is unwanted Project and is firmly backing DRDO’s Akash Mark-II and Indo-Israeli Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM) Project instead . Continue reading
Indian Il-76 AWACS at the Tashkent factory in May 2005
Israel and Russia have started creating two aircraft for Airborne Early Warning and Control for India. Work has already started in Taganrog, where they are installing Israeli radar on an IL-76.
The Military Gazette wrote that Israel and Russia have started creating two aircraft for Airborne Early Warning and Control for India. This is the joint project called Falcon – an airborne early warning radar system created by Elta, installed on the IL-76 aircraft manufactured by the Ilyushin Company. Continue reading
SOURCE: Mir Robotov.
In an effort to compensate for the absence of detailed information in the company’s official press release, Vladimir Mikheyev, first deputy general director of KRET Radio-Electronic Technologies Concern, candidly spoke with the correspondent from the British magazine Flightglobal.com, who was interested in a strange-looking drone model displayed at KRET’s exhibition pavilion. Mikheyev said it was one of the two UAVs on which KRET was working along with the UAC. Once it is introduced into service, it could be used to counter the American F-35 and F-22 stealth fighters. He added that this UAV would carry out the same missions as the Chinese Divine Eagle. Continue reading
SOURCE: THE HINDU
Stung by Afghanistan’s security and strategic shift towards Pakistan in the past year, India has rebuffed another invitation from Kabul to revive the Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) signed in 2011 to hold a meeting of the Strategic Partnership Council (SPC).
Diplomatic sources at the highest level have confirmed to The Hindu that India has conveyed its inability to hold the meeting that would be chaired by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Afghan counterpart Salahuddin Rabbani “due to prior commitments.” Continue reading
The Pentagon’s research and development agency wants to design a fleet of drones that could self-launch from a larger plane before swarming enemy aircraft and returning to their mothership after a mission.
These “gremlins,” as the researchers at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have dubbed them, would be cheaper than standard drones and have a lifespan of about 20 flights. Continue reading
SOURCE: IDRW NEWS NETWORK (INN)
Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) and Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Joint Development of 3rd Generation Man-Portable Anti – Tank Guided Missiles (MPATGM) leading to its subsequent production for the Indian Army.
The MoU was signed by Director (Technical), BDL Air Vice Marshal NB Singh, and DRDL Director, Dr K. Jayaraman. BDL CMD V. Udaya Bhaskar was also present on the occasion. Continue reading
Pakistan on Friday rejected as “utterly baseless” a report by leading American thank-tanks which said that Islamabad has the fastest growing nuclear arsenal in the world.
“We reject the report’s assertion that Pakistan has the fastest growing nuclear arsenal as utterly baseless,” Foreign Office said in a statement. Continue reading
SOURCE: INDIA TODAY
China’s invitation to the Pakistani military and perceptions of an anti-Japanese sentiment may have led to India rejecting a Chinese request to send troops for a high-profile military parade on September 3. The Beijing parade next week will see as many as 1,000 foreign troops from 17 countries march in China for the first time alongside the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), which will hold a rare public display of some of its most advanced battle-tanks, bombers and missiles. Continue reading
SOURCE: Mumbai Mirror
Pakistani terrorist of Lashkar-e-Toiba Sajjad @ Abu Ubaidullah told the interrogators that he is better trained to fight with Indian Army. He also said that he has done arms training (Darua Aaam) in Mansera and Daura Khas (Special training) in Muzaffarabad before he infiltrated into Kashmir eight days ago through Bijhama Uri sector of the Line of Control along with 4 others who were killed.
He said that three other groups were also ready to infiltrate after we left to cross the Line of Control in Uri sector. Continue reading
SOURCE: ECONOMIC TIMES
Pakistan, during the 1965 war with India, wanted an assurance from the United States and United Nations for a plebiscite in Kashmir but failed in its efforts, declassified documents from the American State Department show.
Days after national security adviser-level talks between India and Pakistan were called off because Pakistan insisted on including Kashmir in the talking points and bringing separatists into the picture, the declassified US documents show that Pakistan doggedly pursued its agenda on Kashmir in the face of defeat even half a century ago. Continue reading