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India test fires nuclear capable strategic ballistic missile Agni-I

India test fires nuclear capable strategic ballistic missile Agni-I

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Nov , 2010

India test-fired its nuclear-capable Agni-I strategic ballistic missile on 25-Nov, with a range of 700 kilometers off the Orissa coast. The missile was launched as part of the Army’s user trial...

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Eurosam achieves Europe's first ever intercept of a tactical ballistic missile

Eurosam achieves Europe's first ever intercept of a tactical ballistic missile

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

Within the framework of the FSAF development programme whose goal is to provide the SAMP/T system with an anti-tactical ballistic missile defence capability, EUROSAM carried out a system firing...

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Saab receives FMV Gripen order for Thailand

Saab receives FMV Gripen order for Thailand

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

Defence and security company Saab has received an order from FMV (Swedish Defence Material Administration) for six Gripen aircraft intended for the Royal Thai Air Force. The order is worth...

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Private sector's involvement must to promote indigenisation

Private sector's involvement must to promote indigenisation

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

Admiral Nirmal Verma, Chief of the Naval Staff, Integrated HQ of MoD (Navy), while delivering the inaugural address during the NAVARMS 2010: Emerging Trends & Opportunities in Naval Armaments,...

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1st National Electronic Warfare workshop in Bangalore

1st National Electronic Warfare workshop in Bangalore

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

Modern day war cannot be won without Electronic warfare system and hence India is developing its own state of the art Electronic warfare system by 2013. Dr.Prahlada, Chief Controller, R and D of...

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IAF to develop airbase in northern region

IAF to develop airbase in northern region

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

The Indian Air Force’s Western Air Command (WAC) decided to develop its airbase and landing ground infrastructure in the entire northern region, particular in Jammu and Kashmir. On the last day...

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Boeing offers new Surveillance Detection System

Boeing offers new Surveillance Detection System

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

The Boeing Company announced that it has begun offering a Surveillance Detection System (SDS) capable of near real-time, 360-degree detection of optical threats. The system identifies when...

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Indian Navy and Coast Guard intercept merchant ship

Indian Navy and Coast Guard intercept merchant ship

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

The Coast Guard received a request from the Police for intercepting a merchant ship MV Dynamic Striker which had left Mumbai port. CG Ship Amrit Kaur was sailed and a Dornier aircraft was...

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UK underlines strong support for the Eurofighter Campaign in India

UK underlines strong support for the Eurofighter Campaign in India

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

UK’s Secretary of State for Defence Dr. Liam Fox visited the Eurofighter Typhoon Office in New Delhi and met high-level company officials. Bernhard Gerwert, CEO of Cassidian Air Systems and...

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'Indian Armed Forces are being modernized in phases' : AK Antony

'Indian Armed Forces are being modernized in phases' : AK Antony

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

Every Indian Air Force Equipment has a specified life. Once the life term is complete, the equipment is considered obsolete. The IAF is continuously modernizing its fleet of equipment by phasing...

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Defence Procurements : learning from past mistakes

Defence Procurements : learning from past mistakes

By: Maj Gen Mrinal Suman | Issue: Vol 24.4 Oct-Dec 2009 | Date: 23 Nov , 2010

“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.”  John Powell Every review of defence procurements by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) highlights the same...

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Boeing Phantom Ray Completes Low-speed Taxi Tests

Boeing Phantom Ray Completes Low-speed Taxi Tests

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Nov , 2010

Boeing Phantom Ray unmanned airborne system successfully completed low-speed taxi tests on Nov. 18 at Lambert International Airport in St. Louis. “Phantom Ray did exactly what it was supposed to...

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Fast delivery - Norwegian DINGO-2 to Afghanistan three weeks after order

Fast delivery - Norwegian DINGO-2 to Afghanistan three weeks after order

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Nov , 2010

10 new vehicles already on the way to Aghanistan  KMW proves once again its ability for quick and reliable delivery Only three weeks after the order agreement between the Norwegian Army...

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Final AW159 Lynx Wildcat Test Aircraft Makes Its Maiden Flight

Final AW159 Lynx Wildcat Test Aircraft Makes Its Maiden Flight

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Nov , 2010

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the third and final AW159 test aircraft successfully completed its maiden flight on November 19th at AgustaWestland’s Yeovil...

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Boeing Delivers US Navy's 10th C-40A Derivative Aircraft

Boeing Delivers US Navy's 10th C-40A Derivative Aircraft

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Nov , 2010

Boeing delivered the 10th C-40A transport/cargo aircraft to the U.S. Navy. The Boeing 737-700 commercial derivative was modified at the company’s Wichita facility for its Navy mission. “The...

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Airship for US Army from Northrop Grumman

Airship for US Army from Northrop Grumman

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Nov , 2010

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $517-million contract to develop up to three Long Endurance Multi-intelligence Vehicle (LEMV) systems to provide US troops in Afghanistan an unblinking...

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DRDO-IIT Powai Develops ''Netra' to Aid Anti-terror Ops

DRDO-IIT Powai Develops ''Netra' to Aid Anti-terror Ops

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Nov , 2010

Pune-based DRDO has developed an UAV called ‘Netra’ to aid counter-insurgency operations to be inducted into the armed forces by the year-end. Weighing 1.5kg, the Netra is the result of...

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Swedish Radar for Anti-Naxal Role

Swedish Radar for Anti-Naxal Role

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Nov , 2010

To counter the increased use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) by the Naxals, Indian security forces are testing a Swedish radar which is designed to detect deeply buried IEDs. India’s DRDO...

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Chinese avionics & missiles for Pakistan

Chinese avionics & missiles for Pakistan

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Nov , 2010

The Chinese Communist Party controlled “Global Times” has reported as follows on November 18,2010: Pakistan inks deal for Chinese missiles by Xu Tianran in Zhuhai and Chris Dalby in...

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KMW Training & Simulation selected by the Norwegian Armed Forces for LEOPARD 2

KMW Training & Simulation selected by the Norwegian Armed Forces for LEOPARD 2

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 17 Nov , 2010

German KMW Training & Simulation has been selected by the Norwegian Armed Forces to deliver the BATSIM® Classroom for the main battle tank LEOPARD 2. The BATSIM® Classroom provides state of the...

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