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  • 06-Jun-2019
  • India Test Fires Brahmos Supersonic Cruise Missile From Chandipur in Odisha 

    Supersonic cruise missile BrahMos on Tuesday was test fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Odisha.

    The anti-ship version of the missile was launched around noon from the launch complex-3 of the ITR, Defence Research and Development (DRDO)

  • 28-May-2019
  • India’s first all-women medium-lift chopper crew flies the battle mission

    Three women Indian Air Force officers were part of the country's first all-women crew to fly a medium lift helicopter Mi-17 V5 on Monday.

    Flight Lieutenant Parul Bhardwaj (Captain), Flying Officer Aman Nidhi (co-pilot) and Flight Lieutenant Hina Jaiswal (Flight Engineer) flew the chopper, which took off from a forward air base in South Western air command

  • New version of Akash missile test-fired successfully

    The DRDO on Monday successfully test-fired the new version of the Akash surface-to-air defence missile system with a new indigenously-developed seeker in Balasore off the Odisha coast.

    This is the second successful test of the missile following another on Saturday.

    The medium range multi-target engagement capable missile was developed as part of the Integrated Guided-Missile Development Programme (IGMDP) other than Nag, Agni, Trishul, and Prithvi missiles.

    The supersonic missile has a range of around 25 km and up to the altitude of 18,000 metres.

  • 23-May-2019
  • Brahmos Air Missile Successfully Launched From Su-30 MKI Aircraft

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) has successfully test fired the air-launched version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from its frontline Su-30 MKI fighter aircraft.

    The launch from the Sukhoi fighter jet aircraft was smooth and the missile followed the desired trajectory before directly hitting the land target.

    The air-launched version of BrahMos missile is a 2.5 ton supersonic air to surface cruise missile with a range of approximately 300 km, designed and developed by BrahMos Aerospace.

    The IAF became the first air force in the world to have successfully fired an air launched 2.8 Mach surface attack missile of this category on a sea target on November 22, 2017.

  • Tech Mahindra Signs Rs300 crore Defence Contract With Indian Navy

    Tech Mahindra today announced its biggest defence order worth over Rs 300 crore with the Indian Navy. As part of the ‘Armed Forces Secure Access Card’ (AFSAC) Project, Tech Mahindra will implement RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) based Access Control System across all naval bases and ships.

  • 11-May-2019
  • 1st Apache Helicopter Formally Handed Over To IAF

    The Indian Air Force has received its first Apache Guardian attack helicopter. The Apache Guardian attack helicopter was formally handed over to India on May 10 at the chopper production facility in Arizona, US.

    India signed a contract for 22 of the Apache Guardian choppers with the US in September 2015. Air Marshal AS Butola, who represented the Indian Air Force, accepted the first Apache in a ceremony at Boeing production facility where US government representatives were also present.

    The first batch of these helicopters is scheduled to be shipped to India by July. Aircrew and ground crew have already undergone training at the training facilities at US Army base Fort Rucker, Alabama.
  • 10-May-2019
  • Indian Army To Commemorate 2019 As ‘Year of next of kin’

    The Indian Army is commemorating this year as the ‘Year of Next of Kin’ and plans to reach out to the next of kin of battle casualties, ex-servicemen and serving soldiers to inform them of entitled financial benefits, welfare schemes and help resolve pension related problems.

    The issue gains importance in light of most next of kin of deceased soldiers being unaware of the financial benefits that are entitled to them. Incorrect and incomplete documentation is a common problem for most of the next of kin, which aggravates their plight.

  • 07-May-2019
  • The US Air Force Successfully Tested A Laser System To Shoot Down Multiple Missiles

    The US Air Force announced that it has successfully used a laser weapons system to shoot down multiple missiles while in flight. The system is designed to eventually be mounted on aircraft to be used to protect the vehicle from attacks.

    The Air Force Research Laboratory conducted the test at the US Army’s White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico in April. The system, called the Self-Protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiELD), was used from the ground, and was used to shoot down “multiple air launched missiles in flight.” Air Force Research Laboratory commander Major General William Cooley says that the test is a “big step ahead for directed energy systems and protection against adversarial threats.”

  • 30-Apr-2019
  • India 4th Biggest Military Spender in 2018: SIPRI Report

    India was the world’s fourth biggest military spender last year behind the United States, China, and Saudi Arabia, according to new data think tank Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released on Monday. India was the fifth largest military spender in 2017.

  • GRSE To Build 8 Anti-Submarine Warfare Shallow Watercraft For Indian Navy

    The Defence Ministry has awarded a contract of worth Rs 6,311 crore to Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited (GRSE) to build eight anti-submarine warfare shallow watercraft (ASWSWC) for the Indian Navy.

    As per the agreement, the first ship is to be delivered within 42 months from the date of signing of the contract and subsequently, two ships are required to be delivered per year. The project completion time is 84 months.

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