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U.S. Military places $68 Million Contract with Elbit America

U.S. Military places $68 Million Contract with Elbit America

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Oct , 2010

Elbit Systems of America was awarded a 5-year, $68 million Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract from the US Army Contracting Command in Huntsville, Alabama, to supply the...

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Obama's Gesture to China on Eve of Indian visit

Obama's Gesture to China on Eve of Indian visit

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Oct , 2010

On the eve of his forthcoming visit to India next month, President Barack Obama has made an important gesture to China. Even while supporting the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Chinese...

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No stability in Tibet-Xinjiang without Pakistan, says Chinese Writer

No stability in Tibet-Xinjiang without Pakistan, says Chinese Writer

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Oct , 2010

An article published on October 12, 2010, by the Chinese Communist Party-controlled “Global Times” has questioned the reported description of Pakistan as a cancer by President Barack Obama. It...

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MBDA's New Bunker Buster Warhead

MBDA's New Bunker Buster Warhead

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Oct , 2010

The second test firing of the Hard and Deeply Buried Target (HARDBUT) Next Generation Multiple Warhead System (NGMWS) was carried out successfully at the Biscarrosse test range of DGA Essais de...

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Elbit America RPDA Computer and Tacter for U.S. Army

Elbit America RPDA Computer and Tacter for U.S. Army

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Oct , 2010

Elbit Systems of America, announced it was awarded follow-on orders from the United States Army PM Battle Command and PM Mortars for Rugged Personal Digital Assistant Computers (RPDA) and...

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Going global: Rheinmetall takes over Laingsdale Engineering

Going global: Rheinmetall takes over Laingsdale Engineering

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Oct , 2010

The Defence arm of the Düsseldorf-based Rheinmetall Group continues to expand its foothold in South Africa. Rheinmetall has agreed to buy Laingsdale Engineering (Pty) Ltd of Maitland from the...

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Soldier's Final Inspection in Heaven by the Lord!

Soldier's Final Inspection in Heaven by the Lord!

By: Sgt Joshua Helterbran | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Oct , 2010

The Soldier stood and faced God,  Which must always come to pass.  He hoped his shoes were shining,  Just as brightly as his brass.   ‘Step forward now, Soldier,  How shall I deal with...

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Indian AWACS to participate in Indo-UK Air Exercise Indradhanush

Indian AWACS to participate in Indo-UK Air Exercise Indradhanush

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Oct , 2010

Indo-UK Air Force Exercise named Ex-Indradhanush would be taking place at Air Force Station Kalaikunda, in West Midinapur district, West Bengal from 18 Oct 2010 till 03 Nov 2010. This would be...

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Beechcraft T6C military trainer is scheduled for evaluation by the IAF

Beechcraft T6C military trainer is scheduled for evaluation by the IAF

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

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced its Beechcraft T-6C military trainer is scheduled for evaluation by the Indian Air Force (IAF) in field evaluation trials beginning Oct. 11 at...

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Impressive Parade by IAF

Impressive Parade by IAF

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

The Indian Air Force (IAF) celebrated its 78th anniversary today. A ceremonial Air Force Day Parade (AFDP) was held at the airbase in Hindan, near Ghaziabad commemorating the occasion. The Chief...

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KMW delivers 20 upgraded LEOPARD 2 main battle tanks to Canada

KMW delivers 20 upgraded LEOPARD 2 main battle tanks to Canada

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

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) has handed over the first of 20 LEOPARD 2 A4M CAN modernised battle tanks to the Canadian armed forces yesterday, October 7th 2010. The roll-out took place in the...

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Leopard 2 steals the show in South Africa

Leopard 2 steals the show in South Africa

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

Marking the African debut of the Leopard 2A4, Rheinmetall Defence of Germany took advantage of Africa Aerospace & Defence 2010 (AAD) in Cape Town to put the world’s finest main battle tank...

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Lockheed Martin F35 selected by Israeli MoD for its next generation fighter

Lockheed Martin F35 selected by Israeli MoD for its next generation fighter

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

Following the Israeli Government decision to select the Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35 Lightning II as the Israel Air Force’s next-generation fighter aircraft, Israeli Ministry of Defense...

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Aerospace and Defence News

Aerospace and Defence News

By: Priya Tyagi | Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 Oct , 2010

IAF Mirage Upgrade by France After protracted negotiations, a deal worth $2.2 billion for the mid-life upgrade of the fleet of 51 Mirage 2000 combat aircraft acquired by the IAF in the mid...

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Pakistan's Islamic Odyssey : dangers ahead

Pakistan's Islamic Odyssey : dangers ahead

By: Anand K Verma | Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 Oct , 2010

The movement for Pakistan, as envisaged by its chief promoter Mohammed Ali Jinnah, was not intended to produce a religion dominated theocratic state. No doubt he engaged in communal tactics and...

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Strategic Aspects of Climate Change-1

Strategic Aspects of Climate Change-1

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 Oct , 2010

A misplaced paranoia A couple of months back Islamabad went hysterical again. India as usual was the target. This time it is not about Kashmir or the fate of the Muslim population in India, but a...

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An anatomy of India-Pakistan Dialogue

An anatomy of India-Pakistan Dialogue

By: Kanwal Sibal | Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 Oct , 2010

It is very easy to take the position that we must have a dialogue with Pakistan. Arguments in favour can appear plausible. Pakistan is a neighbour and you cannot wish it away. It is better...

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Trends in Space Weaponisation

Trends in Space Weaponisation

By: Gp Capt Ajey Lele (Retd.) | Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 Oct , 2010

The first orbital flight of X-37B (called as USA-212) the United State’s (US) space plane was launched on an Atlas V rocket from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida on Apr 22, 2010....

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Denigrating the Armed Forces : a dangerous agenda

Denigrating the Armed Forces : a dangerous agenda

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 Oct , 2010

While addressing the Passing Out Parade at the U.S. Naval Academy on 07 April 2010, Secretary of Defence Robert M Gates said, “You have answered the trumpet call, and the whole of America is...

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Capture of India : the Maoist blueprint

Capture of India : the Maoist blueprint

By: Maj Gen GD Bakshi, (Retd) | Issue: Vol 25.3 Jul-Sep 2010 | Date: 06 Oct , 2010

In 2003-2004 the former Peoples War Group (PWG) and the Maoist Communist Centre held a series of confabulations to work out their merger. Their Central Committees met five to six times to...

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