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Kim Jong-Un: Little Known Ruler of an Unpredictable State

Kim Jong-Un: Little Known Ruler of an Unpredictable State

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Dec , 2011

One need not be surprised by the regional and global nervousness over the death of Kim Jong-Il, the ruler of North Korea, following a heart attack reportedly suffered by him on board a train on...

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Rajya Sabha recommends one rank one pension

Rajya Sabha recommends one rank one pension

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 20 Dec , 2011

The Rajya Sabha Committee on Petition in its report tabled on 19 Dec 2011 strongly recommended the grant of One Rank One Pension (OROP) to the Defence Personnel. It found the Govt contention for...

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MBDA Incorporated Purchases Northrop Grumman's Viper Strike Munitions Business

MBDA Incorporated Purchases Northrop Grumman's Viper Strike Munitions Business

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Dec , 2011

International guided weapons leader MBDA expands its footprint in the United States MBDA Inc., the wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of missile manufacturer MBDA, has purchased Northrop Grumman...

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Mexican Air Force takes delivery of Airbus Military C295

Mexican Air Force takes delivery of Airbus Military C295

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Dec , 2011

The Mexican Air Force has taken delivery of a new C295 aircraft that it ordered from Airbus Military. This order is in addition to the five C295s delivered last year and that the Mexican...

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EADS & DolphiTech are cooperating in the development of non-destructive...

EADS & DolphiTech are cooperating in the development of non-destructive...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Dec , 2011

EADS Innovation Works, the corporate Research and Technology network of EADS, and the Norwegian SME DolphiTech AS have signed a cooperation agreement for the development of a new non-destructive...

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Lost opportunities in Operation Parakram

Lost opportunities in Operation Parakram

By: Brig. Gurmeet Kanwal | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Dec , 2011

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the horrific attack on Parliament which sparked off India’s attempt at military coercion vis-a-vis Pakistan. But the lessons learnt seem to have been...

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China's state sponsored tweeters and their paid tweets

China's state sponsored tweeters and their paid tweets

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Dec , 2011

On December 9,2011, Radio Free Asia, funded by the US State Department, disseminated a report attributed to the Agence France Presse (AFP) regarding how China has been trying to counter...

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Boeing Receives US Air Force Reusable Booster System Contract

Boeing Receives US Air Force Reusable Booster System Contract

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Dec , 2011

The Boeing Company has received a $2 million contract from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to define requirements and design concepts for the Reusable Booster System (RBS) Flight...

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DCNS launches programme to build two BPCs for Russia

DCNS launches programme to build two BPCs for Russia

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 08 Dec , 2011

The design for the BPC-type force projection and command vessels ordered by the Russian Federation is now underway. DCNS, prime contractor for the programme, has begun studies to tailor the...

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Speculation Regarding Zardari

Speculation Regarding Zardari

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Dec , 2011

The “Dawn News” of Karachi has reported as follows: “President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday (December 6,2011) arrived in Dubai for a medical check-up. According to presidential spokesperson...

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Parliament Delegation Witnesses the Might of Indian Army at Exercise...

Parliament Delegation Witnesses the Might of Indian Army at Exercise...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Dec , 2011

A delegation of Parliamentarians of India, visited Rajasthan and witnessed the Southern Army along with South western air command(SWAC) in action as part of one of the largest exercise of Indian...

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Possible Misuse of New TECHINT Capabilities

Possible Misuse of New TECHINT Capabilities

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Dec , 2011

Since the Indo-Pakistan conflict in the Kargil heights in 1999, there has been a major increase in the Technical Intelligence (TECHINT) capabilities of the Indian security community, which...

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Boeing Opens Interiors Fabrication Facility in South Carolina

Boeing Opens Interiors Fabrication Facility in South Carolina

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Dec , 2011

Boeing celebrated the opening of its new Interiors Fabrication facility in North Charleston. The Interiors Responsibility Center South Carolina team will manufacture 787 interior parts including...

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Patroller drone of Sagem successfully completed flight tests of long...

Patroller drone of Sagem successfully completed flight tests of long...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Dec , 2011

These 14 test flights, carried out at the Istres air force base in southern France from September 19 to October 21, met the following objectives: Qualification of the aircraft’s in-flight...

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Australian Aerospace Delivers Final Tiger Helicopter to Defence

Australian Aerospace Delivers Final Tiger Helicopter to Defence

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Dec , 2011

A program to provide the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with an unrivalled armed reconnaissance helicopter capability achieved a major milestone with the delivery of the last production Tiger...

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Boeing expanding Pilot Training Program in Africa

Boeing expanding Pilot Training Program in Africa

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Dec , 2011

Boeing is expanding its partnerships in Africa, announcing an agreement to jointly offer a comprehensive pilot training program with 43 Air School (Pty) Ltd., Africa’s largest flight training...

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Lockheed Martin tests new scalable warhead on GMLRS-Plus rocket

Lockheed Martin tests new scalable warhead on GMLRS-Plus rocket

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Dec , 2011

Lockheed Martin tested a new Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System-Plus (GMLRS+) ‘scalable effects’ warhead, which enables users to select the range of the warhead’s detonation power depending on...

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Afghanistan: Strategic Alliance vs Strategic Depth

Afghanistan: Strategic Alliance vs Strategic Depth

By: Lt Gen Harwant Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Dec , 2011

Historically, Afghanistan has been the most difficult country for military campaigns and equally difficult to govern. The nature of terrain, the climate and the tribes that inhabit the land make...

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Bangladesh Army Chief visits India

Bangladesh Army Chief visits India

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Dec , 2011

Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne presenting memento to General Mohammed Abdul Mubeen, Chief of the Army Staff, Bangladesh at Air Headquarters (Vayu Bhawan) on 1st December...

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Boeing upgrade the visual systems in the F-15C

Boeing upgrade the visual systems in the F-15C

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Nov , 2011

The Boeing Company received a $20 million contract in September from the U.S. Air Force to upgrade the visual systems in the F-15C Mission Training Centers. Twelve MTCs, located at Langley Air...

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