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Boeing Receives Small Diameter Bomb Contract Extension from US Air Force

Boeing Receives Small Diameter Bomb Contract Extension from US Air Force

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 November 2010

Boeing has received a $106 million contract extension from the U.S. Air Force for nearly 2,700 Small Diameter Bomb Increment I (SDB I) munitions and approximately 380 BRU-61 carriages. Boeing...

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Lockheed Martin's First F-35C carrier variant arrives at US Naval Air Station

Lockheed Martin's First F-35C carrier variant arrives at US Naval Air Station

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 November 2010

The first F-35C Lightning II carrier variant, the U.S. Navy’s first stealth fighter, arrived at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Md. on Saturday, Nov. 6 at 2:37 p.m.  The aircraft,...

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Intelligence: Need for Enhanced Focus on China

Intelligence: Need for Enhanced Focus on China

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 November 2010

Since 1947, India has had four reviews of its intelligence capabilities. The first was after the Sino-Indian military conflict of 1962 in which the Indian Army did badly. The review led to two...

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Policy changes for Defence Industry of India

Policy changes for Defence Industry of India

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 November 2010

Indian Defence Industry is poised to witness major policy changes. Disclosing this at a function after presenting the Raksha Mantri’s Awards for Excellence for the Year 2008-09 to Ordinance...

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Global Terrorism and Responses

Global Terrorism and Responses

By: Vikram Sood |Issue: Vol 21.2 Apr-Jun 2006 | Date: 09 November 2010

In today’s context when we talk of international terrorism, we invariably refer to Islamic/jehadi terrorism. Unfortunately, the response to this, described as the global war on terror, is...

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India's Defence Economics

India's Defence Economics

By: Vice Adm (Retd) GM Hiranandani |Issue: Vol 21.4 Oct-Dec 2006 | Date: 09 November 2010

Indian media often highlights the criticism voiced against the Ministry of Defence and its Departments of Research & Development, Defence Production and Defence Finance regarding the cost and...

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A400M : The perfect paratrooper and aerial deliverer

A400M : The perfect paratrooper and aerial deliverer

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 November 2010

The Airbus Military A400M military airlifter has dropped paratroopers for the first time in a successful demonstration of one of its key roles. Six freefall paratroopers made jumps from aircraft...

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Obama's visit: India-US Roadmap for Strategic Partnership

Obama's visit: India-US Roadmap for Strategic Partnership

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 November 2010

A comprehensive roadmap for giving shape to the Indo-US strategic partnership has been the most important outcome of the very successful visit of President Barack Obama to India from November 6...

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India's soft response to Chinese assertiveness

India's soft response to Chinese assertiveness

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 November 2010

The Government of India has sought to play down the worrisome implications of China’s new policy on Kashmir favouring Pakistan, its growing strategic presence in the Gilgit-Baltistan area of...

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The return of the US to Asia : Core Interests vs Mutual Interests

The return of the US to Asia : Core Interests vs Mutual Interests

By: B Raman |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 November 2010

The visit of President Barack Obama to India, Indonesia, Japan and South Korea will be as important  as his earlier swing through the Asia-Pacific region after assuming office in January 2009....

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Boeing Launches 4th Earth-Observation Satellite

Boeing Launches 4th Earth-Observation Satellite

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 November 2010

The Boeing Company on Nov. 5 successfully launched the last in a series of four SkyMed spacecraft for the Italian Constellation of Small Satellites for Mediterranean basin Observation (COSMO). A...

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Lockheed Developing Unmanned Helicopter

Lockheed Developing Unmanned Helicopter

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 November 2010

Aerospace major Lockheed Martin is developing an unmanned helicopter called the Kaman K-MAX that will fly without a pilot and will carry 6,000lbs of cargo at a maximum speed of 92 mph. It will...

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India to Enhance AWACS Fleet

India to Enhance AWACS Fleet

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 November 2010

After having received the first of the three contracted Ilyushin Il 76-based Airborne Warning & Control Systems (AWACS) aircraft modified by Elta Systems, a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace...

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Diagnosing the Pakistani Overreach

Diagnosing the Pakistani Overreach

By: Lt Gen Vinay Shankar |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 November 2010

Our Foreign Secretary in a recent talk has stated that “India’s efforts to bridge the trust deficit and pave the way for a serious and comprehensive dialogue were thwarted by a level of...

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Pitfalls in Arms Procurement Process

Pitfalls in Arms Procurement Process

By: Maj Gen AK Mehra |Issue: Vol 25.1 Jan-Mar 2010 | Date: 05 November 2010

Modernization of armed forces is a very capital intensive and long drawn process wherein the armed forces first identify their needs and then acquire the same through some rather complex...

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Maoist Warriors: More than foot soldiers

Maoist Warriors: More than foot soldiers

By: Prakash Nanda |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 November 2010

Predictably, Delhi’s Left-dominated intellectual circles have condemned the reported move on the part of Chhatisgarh police to implicate a high-profile Delhi University Professor for her...

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Does India have National Security

Does India have National Security

By: Lt Gen HC Dutta |Issue: Vol 24.2 Apr-Jun 2009 | Date: 05 November 2010

Pakistan has been a volatile and turbulent neighbor to India. Since partition, India has had to resort to war on three occasions – 1947, 1965, 1971 plus two sizeable conflicts in Rann of Katchh...

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Boeing-KAI sign agreement for production of F-15 Silent Eagle Conformal...

Boeing-KAI sign agreement for production of F-15 Silent Eagle Conformal...

By: IDR News Network |Issue: Net Edition | Date: 04 November 2010

Boeing has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement with Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd. (KAI) for KAI to design, develop and manufacture the Conformal Weapons Bay (CWB) for the F-15 Silent...

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India's sea-blindness

India's sea-blindness

By: Cdr Gurpreet S Khurana |Issue: Vol 24.1 Jan-Mar 2009 | Date: 03 November 2010

Despite lessons from the past when India was subjugated by major sea powers, modern India is not particularly known for a maritime outlook. Recent events go further to underscore the...

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Media: the Force-Multiplier

Media: the Force-Multiplier

By: Bharat Verma |Issue: Vol 16.1 Jan-Mar 2001 | Date: 03 November 2010

Media can mar or make the war efforts. Enhance or rubbish the image within minutes if the communication skills remain poor. There was a time when whatever little the military public relations...

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