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Air Marshal NAK Browne: The new VCAS

Air Marshal NAK Browne: The new VCAS

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 03 Jan , 2011

Air Marshal NAK Browne PVSM, AVSM, VM assumed the charge as the new Vice Chief of the Air Staff (VCAS) at Air Headquarters, today. He was formerly the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C)...

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The end of Shangrila

The end of Shangrila

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 Dec , 2010

As the year comes to a close, one could ask: What was the most depressing news during 2010? There were so many contenders for this description — from the shoddy preparations for the...

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Liang Guanglie: Wars Are Unlikely, but Military Friction Can't Be Excluded

Liang Guanglie: Wars Are Unlikely, but Military Friction Can't Be Excluded

By: Contributed by Claude Arpi | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 31 Dec , 2010

On December 29, 2010, People’s Daily published a December interview of Liang Guanglie, China’s Defense Minister. Li stated in the interview, “Looking at the current world situation, a full-scale...

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Elbit to Supply EHUD Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation Systems

Elbit to Supply EHUD Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation Systems

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Dec , 2010

Elbit Systems Ltd. announced that it was awarded an approximately $18 million contract, for the supply of an EHUD® Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation (ACMI) system for an Asian air force....

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The Shadows in J&K

The Shadows in J&K

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Dec , 2010

In his message of February 12, 2007, Ayman al-Zawahiri, the No.2 to Osama bin Laden, has spoken of a global Jihadi Intifada. Has he spoken of any special areas of focus for this...

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Is letting Pakistan collapse an option?

Is letting Pakistan collapse an option?

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Dec , 2010

“The News”, a daily of Pakistan, has carried on December 24, 2010, an analysis by Amir Mir, the well-known Pakistani journalist, of acts of suicide terrorism in Pakistan during 2010.It...

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Aster-the first European missile to successfully carry out a ballistic intercept

Aster-the first European missile to successfully carry out a ballistic intercept

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 27 Dec , 2010

MBDA is celebrating the total success of an Aster missile firing carried out on 18th October 2010 by the DGA EM (Direction Générale de l’Armement – Essais de Missiles) in the Landes region of...

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Seven new radars to be set up in Lakshadweep to boost coastal security: Antony

Seven new radars to be set up in Lakshadweep to boost coastal security: Antony

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 24 Dec , 2010

Indian Defence Minister A K Antony says, seven new radars will be set up in different islands of Lakshadweep to prevent illegal entry into the country’s territorial waters. He said, the radars...

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Airbus Military A330 MRTT ends 2010 on a high note

Airbus Military A330 MRTT ends 2010 on a high note

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Dec , 2010

The Airbus Military A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport is poised to be delivered to three different customers in 2011, following a flurry of activities which ended 2010, and with its position...

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Boeing to Build 3-Satellite System for Mexico

Boeing to Build 3-Satellite System for Mexico

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Dec , 2010

Boeing announced that it has received a contract for approximately $1 billion from the government of Mexico to deliver an end-to-end satellite communications system. The system, known as MEXSAT,...

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Boeing Receives P-8I Equipment from India's BEL

Boeing Receives P-8I Equipment from India's BEL

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 23 Dec , 2010

Boeing received a key sensor technology for the Indian navy’s P-8I long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft last week from Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL). BEL...

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Pakistan, a valuable asset for China

Pakistan, a valuable asset for China

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Dec , 2010

Prime Minister Wen Jiabao of China visited Pakistan from December 17 to 19,2010, after having completed a three-day visit to India from December 15 to 17. During his stay in Pakistan, he...

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Fourth Airbus Military A400M makes first flight

Fourth Airbus Military A400M makes first flight

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Dec , 2010

The fourth Airbus Military A400M military airlifter has made its first flight – the culmination of a highly successful 2010 which also saw the fleet of Grizzly development aircraft complete just...

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Rheinmetall transferred Multi A4 FSA Vehicles to German military

Rheinmetall transferred Multi A4 FSA Vehicles to German military

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 21 Dec , 2010

Made by Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles GmbH (RMMV), the first Multi A4 FSA protected military transport vehicle has been formally transferred to the Bundeswehr at an official rollout ceremony...

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China seeks to bring in Pakistan as an interested party

China seeks to bring in Pakistan as an interested party

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Dec , 2010

In my previous article (China supports Pakistan’s claim on Kashmir!), I had stated as follows: “By questioning the legitimacy of India’s sovereignty over J&K, the Chinese may be creating a...

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Elbit will supply Multi-Sensor Monitoring and Surveillance Systems

Elbit will supply Multi-Sensor Monitoring and Surveillance Systems

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Dec , 2010

Elbit Systems Ltd. announced that it was awarded a contract valued at approximately  $16 million from the Polish Ministry of National Defense to supply mobile multi-sensor monitoring and...

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Eurocopter's Tiger HAD support and attack helicopter for France

Eurocopter's Tiger HAD support and attack helicopter for France

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Dec , 2010

The first pre-serial Tiger HAD (fire support and destruction) for France made its maiden flight from Eurocopter’s Marignane, France facility. It marks an important step towards the Block I...

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Rheinmetall will modernize Leopard tanks and weapon systems for Canada

Rheinmetall will modernize Leopard tanks and weapon systems for Canada

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Dec , 2010

Rheinmetall has just booked two important orders for equipping the Canadian armed forces, worth a total of €87 million. Rheinmetall Canada Inc. of Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Québec, has been...

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New Delhi's political incompetence creates a valley of discontent

New Delhi's political incompetence creates a valley of discontent

By: Lt Gen Harwant Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Dec , 2010

It was winter- of 1963 when the holy relic at the Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar went missing. News spread like wild fire and a crowd of more than quarter of a million assembled in Srinagar town. A...

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China wins in New Delhi

China wins in New Delhi

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Dec , 2010

What are the concrete results flowing from the just concluded high profile visit of Chinese premier Wen Jiabao to India? The answer depends on whether one is seeking it from the Indian point of...

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