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Boeing 787 and V-22 Osprey to make Middle East debut

Boeing 787 and V-22 Osprey to make Middle East debut

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Nov , 2011

The Boeing Company underscored the Middle East’s current and future growth potential for both the commercial aviation and defense sectors. Boeing intends to continue building its presence in...

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MBDA prepares VL MICA land systems for delivery

MBDA prepares VL MICA land systems for delivery

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Nov , 2011

While the first VL MICA naval surface-to-air defence systems are being delivered to customers, the production of VL MICA land systems for an export customer is in full swing ready for deliveries...

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Special Powers for Armed Forces : We need clarity, not emotions

Special Powers for Armed Forces : We need clarity, not emotions

By: Lt Gen Vijay Oberoi | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Nov , 2011

The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, better known as AFSPA, has been brought out of wraps at various opportune times – opportune for those who have either something to gain, i.e. the...

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Korea Receives First Boeing Peace Eye 737

Korea Receives First Boeing Peace Eye 737

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Nov , 2011

In a ceremony attended by officials from the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF), the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), the governments of South Korea and US, industry partners...

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Lockheed Reveals Its Stealth 'Speed Agile' Craft

Lockheed Reveals Its Stealth 'Speed Agile' Craft

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Nov , 2011

Christened as the “Speed Agile” Lockheed Martin’s new military transport aircraft is slated to take over from the C-130 Hercules sometime around 2020. A radical new aircraft design has led to...

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India Test Fires Nuclear-Capable Prithvi-II Missile

India Test Fires Nuclear-Capable Prithvi-II Missile

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Nov , 2011

On September 26, 2011, India test fired its indigenously developed nuclear capable ballistic missile Prithvi-II off the Orissa coast. The missile was blasted off from the Integrated Test Range...

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Agni-II Missile Test-Fired

Agni-II Missile Test-Fired

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Nov , 2011

India’s nuclear-capable, surface-to-surface Agni-II ballistic missile, with a strike range of 2000 kms, was successfully test-fired fired by personnel of the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) on...

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China takes over Nepal

China takes over Nepal

By: Claude Arpi | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Nov , 2011

What is going on in Nepal? If one goes by the latest news, nothing good for India. Why did Mr. Shyam Saran, the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy had to pay a quick visit to the former Himalayan...

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IAF's Exercise Mahagujraj to be conducted from 20 Nov to 13 Dec 2011

IAF's Exercise Mahagujraj to be conducted from 20 Nov to 13 Dec 2011

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Nov , 2011

An Indian Air Force exercise in South Western Air Command (SWAC) named Exercise MahaGujRaj-2011 is planned to be conducted in its area of responsibility (AOR) from 20 Nov to 13 Dec 11.  The...

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Pratt & Whitney successful Sea Trials for F-35 Program

Pratt & Whitney successful Sea Trials for F-35 Program

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Nov , 2011

Sea trials have concluded for the F-35B Lightning II’s Short Takeoff and Vertical Landing (STOVL) aircraft. Flying under the power of Pratt & Whitney’s F135 propulsion system, two STOVL variants...

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The snows of hope

The snows of hope

By: Lt Gen Kamal Davar (Retd) | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 10 Nov , 2011

Notwithstanding the separatists and their masters, Pakistan’s infamous Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) engineered grenade blasts in the last month, come the next  few weeks, the beautiful...

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Three cheers for AFSPA

Three cheers for AFSPA

By: Prakash Nanda | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Nov , 2011

By no stretch of imagination, Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah can be considered a competent administrator. His record in office has been pathetic, to say the least. Yet, he does...

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Nexter Systems-Renault Trucks Defense cooperation

Nexter Systems-Renault Trucks Defense cooperation

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Nov , 2011

Nexter Systems and Renault Trucks Defense have signed a cooperation agreement to offer a unique solution to fulfil the request for proposal for the VBMR programme. The VBMR programme is intended...

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KMW gets the order for logistic support to the Brazilian Army

KMW gets the order for logistic support to the Brazilian Army

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

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), Europe’s market leader for armoured wheeled and tracked vehicles, and the Brazilian Army signed a comprehensive Industrial Logistic Support (ILS) contract. For a...

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Tibetan unrest spreads

Tibetan unrest spreads

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 02 Nov , 2011

The unrest of Tibetan monks, which has so far led to 10 attempts to commit self-immolation — seven of them successful resulting in deaths — in Western Sichuan, is now showing signs of spreading...

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Armed Forces to leverage latest defence technologies

Armed Forces to leverage latest defence technologies

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

The Defence Minister Shri AK Antony has called upon the Armed Forces to forge strong partnerships with the industry and the academia to secure the goals of national security.  In a message read...

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Big scope for India-Italy Defence Industry Cooperation: Pallam Raju

Big scope for India-Italy Defence Industry Cooperation: Pallam Raju

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

The Minister of State for Defence Dr. MM Pallam Raju has said that there is tremendous potential for defence cooperation with Italy.  Addressing a roundtable on ‘Indo-Italian Defence...

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Cobham Partners with Carson Helicopter to Retrofit Sikorsky Aircraft with...

Cobham Partners with Carson Helicopter to Retrofit Sikorsky Aircraft with...

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

Cobham and Carson Helicopters have announced a partnership to provide an advanced suite of avionics for Sikorsky S-61, S-76, and UH-60 derivative helicopter retrofits. The Integrated Systems...

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Convergence of Terror

Convergence of Terror

By: RSN Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 01 Nov , 2011

The insurgencies that impacted the Indian landscape till early this decade were generally in isolation. Though, they, like all insurgencies had external links, but the internal linkages between...

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DCNS and Thales have overcome a new hurdle for the automatic deck-landing of...

DCNS and Thales have overcome a new hurdle for the automatic deck-landing of...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 28 Oct , 2011

DCNS and Thales today announced the launch of a supplementary phase for the Technology Demonstration of a system for automatic landing and deck-landing of UAVs (D2AD), which has just been...

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