Thursday, March 8, 2012

India makes payments to French firm to upgrade Mirage fleet

India has started making payments to French defence major Dassault Aviation for upgrading its fleet of Mirage 2000 aircraft under a deal worth $2.4 billion. The Indian government has started making payments for the deal to upgrade the Mirage aircraft, sources said.

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Israel 'surprised' by India's arms sale ban

Israel's defence ministry said on Tuesday it was surprised by India's decision to blacklist six weapons firms, including a top Israeli manufacturer, in connection with a 2009 bribery scandal. "We are surprised by the Indian defence ministry's decision (against Israeli Military Industries) because the process of hearings over the intended sanctions against the company has not been completed," spokesman Josh Hantman 

HAL likely to handover 1st batch of Tejas to IAF by next year

The first batch of the country's indigenously developed light combat aircraft (LCA) "Tejas" was likely to be handed over to the Indian Air Force by next year, a senior Aeronautical Development Agency official said today. "As far as LCA is concerned, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is the prime agency. Last year they have started production. I hope from next year onwards they (the LCAs) will start entering the service..", Kota Harinarayana, Dr D S Kothari DRDO Chair, ADA, Bangalore, told reporters here. 

Second Indian Mirage-2000 Crash

South Korean SSM-700K Hae Sung I (Sea Star) Anti-ship Missile

SSM-700K Hae Sung I (Sea Star) Anti-ship Missile which are deployed guided missile destroyers of Republic of Korea Navy (ROKN).

Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) Detection Dog in Afghanistan

An Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) detection dog with his U.S. Marine dog handler in the Helmand province of Afghanistan.

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New Build Xian H-6K Bomber

New build Xian H-6K bomber powered by by new fuel efficient D-30KP turbofan engines

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J-20 Mighty Dragon Fighter Jet Demonstrates Its Maneuverability

Amazing shots of the J-20 Mighty Dragon fifth generation fighter jet while it was displaying its maneuverability on 27th February, 2012.

JF-17 Thunder Destroys Targets With Live Ammunition In Exercis

The JF-17 Thunder fighter jets of the Pakistan  Pakistan Air Force have for the first time participated in squadron level exercise which included the use of live ammunition

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Field Training Exercises of SPD’s Special Response Force (SRF)

Field training exercises of the Strategic Plans Division(SPD) Special Response Force (SRF).

Pakistan Tests Hatf II Abdali ballistic missile

Pakistan Army Strategic Forces Command (ASFC) has successfully tested Hatf II Abdali ballistic missile with range 180 kilometres.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

India To Test Agni-V Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM)

India has begun final preparations for the first test of its most-ambitious strategic missile, the 5,000-km Agni-V, which will prove to be both a technical as well as logistical challenge. The Agni-V, which will bring the whole of Asia, 70% of Europe and other regions under its strike envelope, will be tested from Wheeler Island off the Odisha coast towards end-March to early-April, top defence sources said. "We are almost ready for the test. There are no technical glitches or problems. It's more of a scheduling and logistical issue now since the missile will travel halfway across the Indian Ocean," said a source. 

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Kim Jong-un Inspects Nuclear, Missile Unit

New North Korean leader Kim Jong-un inspected the North Korean Army's 842nd Unit, North Korea's state-run media reported on Tuesday. The unit, which is under the direct control of the General Staff in charge of all military operations, is said to be tasked with handling the North's nuclear weapons and medium and long-range missiles.

Iranian Air Defence Exercise

Iran's air defense units exercised their capability of targetting Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) during massive air defense drills in the Southern province of Bushehr. Iranian forces shot down a hypothetical enemy's drone on the final day of Sarallah military drills. 

The air defense units of Iran's Army deployed various systems on Thursday to counter low-altitude aerial threats and successfully identified and destroyed the mock enemy's UAVs and radar-evading aircraft at an altitude of around 10,000 feet (about 3 kilometers). 

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

No corruption cases in US arms deals

A Parliamentary Security and Defense Commission member denied today any corruption cases in arms deals with the United States. "Contracts were made with the USA to buy M1 Abrams Main Battle Tanks and fighter planes," MP Qassim al-Araji told Aswat al-Iraq. 

Russia to deliver 120 T-90 main battle tanks to Algeria

Algeria has signed a contract with Russian state arms exporter Rosoboronexport for 120 additional T-90 main battle tanks. In 2006 Algeria purchased 180 of the type. Algeria signed the contract for the T-90s in September last year, according to the Russian daily economic newspaper Vedomosti, which quoted sources close to Rosoboronexport and Russian Technologies. The 120 tanks are valued at around US$470 million.

Iranian navy ships return from Syria

Two Iranian warships sent by Tehran to the Mediterranean last week to help “train the Syrian navy” entered the Suez canal early on Tuesday on their way back to Iran, a canal authorities source told AFP, as Tehran warned it would take pre-emptive action against its enemies if it felt its national interests were endangered.The ships, a destroyer and supply vessel, came from the Syrian port of Tartous and were heading south towards the Red Sea, the source said, adding that they were due to complete their transit of the canal by Tuesday afternoon.

Russia To Counter US Missile Defence System

Russia will continue with the overhaul of its missile defence unless the US drops its plans for a European missile shield or proposes a scheme for a joint effort, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said. Russia delivered Tuesday new S-400 Triumf air defence systems to its Western Military District and pledged to put them on alert duty in a month. 

Indian Transport Mi-17V-5 Helicopters

Indian Air Force Has Recently Inducted Armed Multi-Purpose Transport Mi-17V-5 Helicopters

Chinese PTL02 6x6 Wheeled Self-Propelled 100mm Tank Destroyer

The PTL02 6x6 Wheeled Self-Propelled 100mm Tank Destroyer of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) in Action.

Chinese Triman Littoral Combat Ship

New photos of the Chinese proof of concept for Chinese high-speed trimaran Littoral Combat Ship has appeared on the Chinese internet.

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

India to Develop Advanced Seekers for Tactical Missiles

Imagine a war scenario in which miniaturised missiles equipped with Precision-Guided Munitions (PGMs) are unleashed from a mother missile to take out select enemy targets like an ammunition depot while avoiding collateral damage. 

A mother missile acts as a “force multiplier” and to achieve the desired result, each miniaturised missile will have a seeker to ensure its independent motion, irrespective of the mother missile's motion. 

India is building up its armed forces: US intelligence

For the second time in less than a fortnight, top American intelligence officials have claimed that India is building up its armed forces focused at China’s perceived aggressive posture in the Asia-Pacific region, Indian media reported on Saturday. "The military situation along the contested border is quiet. However, India is concerned over Chinese logistical improvements and is taking steps to improve its own capabilities," Director of the Defence Intelligence Agency Ronald L Burgess said in his testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee. 

Indian Air Force to Procure 71 More Armed Helicopter

The MI-17 V5 falls in armed helicopter category, with substantial and effective firepower. It has latest and more powerful engines that enhance its payload carrying capability at higher altitudes. Of the 80 choppers ordered earlier, Defence Minister AK Antony formally inducted their first batch on Friday. Of the 71 helicopters to be ordered, 59 would be provided to the IAF for replacing its old Mi-8 and Mi-17IV choppers and six would be given to the Border Security Force.

IAF In Muddle As Crucial Trainer Jet Deals Fails To Takeoff

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