Articles in Defence Industry

Boeing Delivers UK Royal Air Force's 7th C-17 Globemaster III

Boeing Delivers UK Royal Air Force's 7th C-17 Globemaster III

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

The Boeing Company delivered the United Kingdom’s seventh C-17 Globemaster III to the Royal Air Force (RAF) today during a ceremony at Boeing’s final assembly facility in Long Beach. “The...

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Honeywell will provide APUs to the Canadian Forces for its CH-147 helicopters

Honeywell will provide APUs to the Canadian Forces for its CH-147 helicopters

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

Honeywell announced that Boeing has selected the 36-150 Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) for CH-147 helicopters that will be delivered to Canada. “Honeywell engines and auxiliary power units are...

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Transformational Technologies for Navy of the Future

Transformational Technologies for Navy of the Future

By: Admiral Arun Prakash (Retd.) | Issue: Book Excerpt: From the Crow\'s Nest | Date: 17 Nov , 2010

Singapore is a unique city-state of our times, which stands as a beacon for democracy, order and stability in this region. I am pleased to be here as a guest of the Republic of Singapore Navy,...

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SELEX Galileo unveils the Mirach 100/X after the successful completion of...

SELEX Galileo unveils the Mirach 100/X after the successful completion of...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Nov , 2010

An intensive research and development programme that included project, modelling, simulation and test activities has borne fruit in the form of the Mirach 100/X Aerial Target, unveiled today by...

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Honeywell enhances passenger comfort and productivity in Boeing Business Jets

Honeywell enhances passenger comfort and productivity in Boeing Business Jets

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Nov , 2010

Honeywell announced that its Ovation Select Cabin Management System has been selected for installation in two different Boeing Business Jets, providing customers with superior in-flight...

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Lockheed Martin F-35 begins flying Block 1 Software

Lockheed Martin F-35 begins flying Block 1 Software

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Nov , 2010

The fundamental building block for all future avionics software on the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter has entered flight testing on an F-35 test jet. “Block 1,” the first of...

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60 military aircrafts crash in last three financial years

60 military aircrafts crash in last three financial years

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Nov , 2010

As many as 60 military aircrafts including fighter jets and helicopters have crashed in the last three financial years. The Defence Minister A K Antony told Lok Sabha that 48 persons including...

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Elbit Systems' EEMTraining System Inaugurated by Israeli Home Front Command

Elbit Systems' EEMTraining System Inaugurated by Israeli Home Front Command

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Nov , 2010

The Israeli Home Front Command (HFC) recently inaugurated Elbit Systems’ Emergency Events Management Training System (the System) by holding its first large scale exercise. The System is...

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Boeing SkyTerra 1 Satellite Sends 1st Signals from Space

Boeing SkyTerra 1 Satellite Sends 1st Signals from Space

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Nov , 2010

Boeing has received the first on-orbit signals from LightSquared’s SkyTerra 1 following the satellite’s launch at 12:29 p.m. Eastern time on Nov. 14 on an International Launch Services Proton...

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Honeywell T-Hawk: Hover and Stare capability provides real-time surveillance

Honeywell T-Hawk: Hover and Stare capability provides real-time surveillance

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Nov , 2010

Honeywell announced that its T-Hawk Micro Air Vehicle, the only fielded unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with hover and stare surveillance capability, has recorded its 10,000th flight since...

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Rheinmetall Defence on course for sustainable growth

Rheinmetall Defence on course for sustainable growth

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Nov , 2010

At Rheinmetall Defence, the first nine months of the fiscal year were strongly marked by increasing internationalization and the targeted expansion of operations, for example through the joint...

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Airbus CEO and OCCAR Programme Manager join parachutists in jump from A400M

Airbus CEO and OCCAR Programme Manager join parachutists in jump from A400M

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Nov , 2010

A ten-man team of parachutists who jumped from the new Airbus Military A400M airlifter yesterday included Airbus President and CEO Tom Enders, and the A400M Programme Manager at the OCCAR...

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MBDA's new Mine Clearing System for mobility support mission

MBDA's new Mine Clearing System for mobility support mission

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

The mine clearing system, SOUVIM 2, has been developed by MBDA for mobility support missions. These missions are served by carrying out the rapid opening of long stretches of mined routes at the...

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Boeing Opens New P-8 Production Facility in Seattle

Boeing Opens New P-8 Production Facility in Seattle

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

Boeing celebrated the opening of a new P-8 aircraft production facility near Boeing Field in Seattle. The refurbished factory gives Boeing and its P-8 teammates the space they need to install...

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Technologies and National Security

Technologies and National Security

By: Gp Capt Ajey Lele (Retd.) | Issue: Vol 24.1 Jan-Mar 2009 | Date: 11 Nov , 2010

The world has witnessed two significant events during last three decades which has changed the contours of global strategic thought. The first being the end of the Cold War and second is the...

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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 Nov , 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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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 Nov , 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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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 Nov , 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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India's quest for Anti-Ballistic Missile Defence

India's quest for Anti-Ballistic Missile Defence

By: Air Marshal AK Trikha | Issue: Vol 23.1 Jan-Mar 2008 | Date: 10 Nov , 2010

indian scientists launched an indigenously developed solid fuel rocket called the Advanced Air Defence (AAD) interceptor from Wheeler island to destroy a Prithvi target missile launched earlier...

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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 Nov , 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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