Airbus to show advanced aircraft, choppers at Aero India 2021

Aviation major Airbus will showcase a wide selection of its advanced aerospace technologies and services at the Aero India 2021 exposition, all set to be held at the Yelahanka Air Force Station here from February 3 to 5.

Airbus exhibits will be located at Stand B.2.6 in Hall B. On display…


Israeli warplanes hit Gaza after rocket fire: Army

Israel’s military said Monday its fighter planes struck Hamas facilities in the Gaza Strip after Palestinians fired rockets at the Jewish state.
Two rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip towards the coast near the southern city of Ashdod, according to a military statement.
“In response…fighter jets struck military targets belonging to…


Aero India 2021 next month will showcase a range of indigenously developed helicopters

With an emphasis on promoting defence exports, the India Pavilion at Aero India 2021 next month will showcase a range of indigenously developed helicopters while Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is scheduled to hold a conclave of Defence Ministers from the Indian Ocean Littoral (IOR) states, according to a senior defence…


Boris Johnson invites PM Modi to G7 in June, says will visit India before the summit

Almost a fortnight after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called up Prime Minister Narendra Modi and expressed “regret” that he would not be able to visit India as Chief Guest for the Republic Day 2021 celebrations in view of the pandemic, he has invited the Indian Prime Minister to the…


On Reports of Chinese Construction in Arunachal Pradesh, MEA Says India on 'Constant Watch'

Amid reports that China has made constructions in Arunachal Pradesh, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has said in a statement that India has kept a constant watch on all developments having a bearing on India’s security and has stepped up border infrastructure including the construction of roads and bridges.

The…


At $43 million each, the Tejas Mark 1A competes in the export market

On Wednesday, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced the Union Cabinet’s clearance for Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) to build 83 Tejas Mark 1A light combat aircraft (LCA) for Rs 45,696 crore. This raised concerns that the improved version of the current Tejas Mark 1 fighter would cost a daunting Rs…


IAF says Astra officially inducted, Next in Mirage-2000, Tejas and MiG-29 fleet

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on January 13 announced the induction of the indigenous, 110-km range Beyond Visual Range (BVR) air-to-air-missile, Astra. While detailing its show of strength in the forthcoming Republic Day 2021 Parade, the IAF declared that the “Astra has been integrated with Sukhoi-30MKI and will be integrated…


Key Role for Private Sector, No Choice for State-owned Firms: How Tejas & Rafale are Making India 'Atmanirbhar'

On January 13, 2021, PM Modi-led Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) gave the green signal for procurement of 83 Light Combat Aircraft, LCA Tejas MK IA for a deal whose cumulative value would be around Rs 48,000 crore. And though it is certainly not the first major domestic defense deal…


China may be using its submarine drones for undersea recce in Indonesian waters

China’s alleged expansionist activities in the disputed South China Sea and extensive oceanographic research in regions believed to be of military significance are increasingly becoming a concern for major seafaring nations.

Over a fortnight ago, Indonesian fishermen found an underwater drone near Selayar Island in Indonesia’s Flores Sea which according to…


Space Force awards Lockheed Martin $4.9 billion for missile warning satellites

WASHINGTON — Lockheed Martin secured $4.9 billion to build three missile warning satellites for the U.S. Space Force, according to a Jan. 4 announcement.
The company already received $2.9 billion in 2018 to begin work on the satellites, which will be part of the Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared (Next Gen…

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