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2nd Boeing GPS IIF Satellite Sends 1st Signals from Space

2nd Boeing GPS IIF Satellite Sends 1st Signals from Space

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 18 Jul , 2011

Navigation satellite begins post-launch operational tests Boeing has received the first on-orbit signals from the second of 12 Global Positioning System (GPS) IIF satellites it is building for...

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Xinjiang, Tibet Continue to Haunt CPC/PLA Leadership

Xinjiang, Tibet Continue to Haunt CPC/PLA Leadership

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 15 Jul , 2011

 The situation in the Chinese-controlled Xinjiang region of China and in the so-called Tibet Autonomous Region continues to haunt the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC), which has...

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Refurbished Boeing 737 Paint Hangar Opens to Meet Rate Increase

Refurbished Boeing 737 Paint Hangar Opens to Meet Rate Increase

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

Boeing has opened a new paint hangar near its Renton, Wash., facility that will help increase its Next-Generation 737 production capacity. The 737 program currently produces 31.5 airplanes per...

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BPC Dixmude in Toulon for combat system integration and testing

BPC Dixmude in Toulon for combat system integration and testing

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

BPC Dixmude – the third Mistral/BPC-type force projection & command vessel for the French Navy – arrived in Toulon after sailing from Saint-Nazaire on 6 July. Over the coming six months, DCNS...

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French Defence Procurement Agency awards Thales contract to equip Mirage...

French Defence Procurement Agency awards Thales contract to equip Mirage...

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

Thales has been awarded a contract to supply more than 100 of its GNSS 1000-S GPS receivers to upgrade France’s fleet of Mirage 2000D aircraft within the framework of the French Army’s Global...

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Boeing EA-18G Growlers Complete 1st Combat Deployment

Boeing EA-18G Growlers Complete 1st Combat Deployment

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

EA-18G Growlers operated by U.S. Navy electronic attack squadron VAQ-132 safely returned to their home base at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Wash., on July 9, after completing an eight-month...

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Israeli Carrier Israir receives its first ATR 72-500

Israeli Carrier Israir receives its first ATR 72-500

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

The Israeli airline Israir has taken delivery of its first ATR 72-500, of a total order of two. The aircraft, equipped with PW 127M engines, is configured to transport 72 passengers. It will be...

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Pakistan's Confessions: Shouldn't go slow on defence modernisation

Pakistan's Confessions: Shouldn't go slow on defence modernisation

By: Lt Gen Harwant Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 13 Jul , 2011

Pakistan Defence Minister in a recent statement has acknowledged that his country just cannot match India in defence capabilities. This, it is argued, is due to the vast difference in the GDP and...

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DCNS delivers MU90 torpedo simulator to German Navy

DCNS delivers MU90 torpedo simulator to German Navy

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

DCNS has successfully delivered the SIMOPE (SIMulateur OPErationnel) MU90 torpedo simulator to the German Navy. SIMOPE is designed to prepare and simulate operational launch scenarios with the...

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China's Strategic Eggs in South Asia

China's Strategic Eggs in South Asia

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Jul , 2011

China is not a South Asian power, but it has been seeking to build up for itself a strong South Asian presence which could cater to its strategic needs in the long term. It has made inroads in...

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EADS broadens its technology licensing reach with new European, Indian...

EADS broadens its technology licensing reach with new European, Indian...

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Jul , 2011

Five agreements signed by EADS have extended the scope of the company’s technology licensing outreach with new industrial partners in India and Europe. These accords were inked during last...

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Evolution of Militancy in Indian Muslim Community

Evolution of Militancy in Indian Muslim Community

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 12 Jul , 2011

The following three events have contributed to the growth of militancy, often amounting to terrorism, in the Indian Muslim community, particularly among its young members: The demolition of...

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Karachi, Beirut of South Asia

Karachi, Beirut of South Asia

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 09 Jul , 2011

Karachi stands in danger of turning into another Beirut of the 1970s and 1980s if the Government of Pakistan does not wake up in time to the implications of the unending clashes between the...

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Thales completes coastal surveillance radar demonstration for NAVAIR

Thales completes coastal surveillance radar demonstration for NAVAIR

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

Thales’s naval business completed the testing and demonstration of its Coastwatcher 10 radar recently at the U.S. Naval Air Station (NAS) in Patuxent River, Maryland. NAS Patuxent River is home...

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Hate India to Survive in Pakistan

Hate India to Survive in Pakistan

By: Col US Rathore | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 07 Jul , 2011

Events leading to Cricket World Cup semi-final match between India and Pakistan at Mohali generated a lot of optimism. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh extended invitation to Pakistan’s...

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Lack of Command & Control

Lack of Command & Control

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Jul , 2011

Institutions and states tend to decay when there is a weakening of the command and control at the top. Many institutions and States do pass through such spells due to the failure of the human...

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Kashmir American Council: Games Intelligence Agencies Play

Kashmir American Council: Games Intelligence Agencies Play

By: B Raman | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 06 Jul , 2011

The practice of intelligence agencies floating and funding non-Governmental organisations and even publishing houses for using them for PSYWAR purposes was born during the Second World War and...

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Mumbai Blasts 13/7: Q& A with B Raman

Mumbai Blasts 13/7: Q& A with B Raman

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

 Q.Can the three blasts in Mumbai on July 13,2011, be attributed to an intelligence failure? A.Yes. I have always held that every successful terrorist strike is due to either an  intelligence...

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China is not Tunisia or Egypt

China is not Tunisia or Egypt

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

China is not Tunisia or Egypt. That is the message that the Chinese political leadership headed by President Hu Jintao and Prime Minister Wen Jiabao is seeking to send across to its own people...

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Boeing Opens New 787 Vertical Fin Assembly Line in Salt Lake City

Boeing Opens New 787 Vertical Fin Assembly Line in Salt Lake City

By: IDR News Network | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 29 Jun , 2011

Boeing commemorated the opening of a new 787 vertical fin assembly line at its production facility in Salt Lake City, Utah. Operated by Boeing Fabrication, the site will build the vertical fin...

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