The recommendations of a Defence Ministry task force, set up to identify Indian private companies as strategic partners for development of critical military platforms such as aircraft, warships and armoured fighting vehicles, are likely to be contentious.
Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.'s (IAI) (TASE: ARSP.B1) new missile, the Barak 8, is on the road to being declared operational by the Israel Navy. Sources involved in the multi-purpose defensive missile, whose trial last Thursday was successful, believe that that the Navy will be able to declare it operational within a few months.
Earlier reports of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) had indicated Indian human Spaceflight programme will be accomplished in 2015. Later, it was envisaged to happen by 2017. Since budget for could not be included in the current five-year plan, now, India's First Manned Space Mission is being planned for 2021.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to try out electric propulsion on its satellites. The project, if successful, will increase the life and payload capability of satellites.
China has signed a 10-year agreement that will allow it to set up and use a naval logistics base in Djibouti, an enclave-sized African nation near the strategic maritime chokepoint connecting the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden.
Manohar Parrikar will head for his first official visit to the US as defence minister later this week to discuss a slew of proposals for co-production of top-notch military equipment as well as bolstering maritime security, counter-terrorism and intelligence-sharing between the two countries.
What will happen if an enemy nation, or a terrorist organisation, were to fire a missile at an Indian city or a naval ship? The simple answer: There is no guarantee that India’s air defence systems would be able to detect them and launch a counter-attack to shoot it down before it wreaks havoc on targets.
Encouraged by the successful landing of a Mirage 2000 fighter jet on the Noida-Agra expressway in May this year, the Air Force has written to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways to allow it to land planes during peacetime for training 'once in a while', according to documents accessed by NDTV.
India's largest-ever military deal is likely to bring in big business for the private sector with the French side looking to set up a production centre for the Rafale fighter aircraft as well as a low-cost executive jet in India, besides sharing vital aircraft technology for the indigenous Tejas project.
China is set to host the chief of Indian Army's Northern Command next month, a development that comes after almost five years of calling off military exchanges between the northern regions of the two countries.
Chief of Naval Staff Admiral RK Dhowan, who was the Reviewing Officer at the passing out parade of the National Defence Academy’s 129th batch on Saturday, said that like the Indian Air Force’s decision to induct women pilots into combat roles, the Indian Navy would also have women pilots and officers on its ships.
From a militant’s son to a soldier in the Indian Army, 21-year-old Tahir Ahmad Mir has come a long way. Dressed in combat fatigues with close-cropped hair, rifleman Mir was a picture of pride as he took the oath with 145 recruits to join the latest batch of the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JAK LI) last week.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) is set to add a Dakota DC3 aircraft in its vintage squadron next year as a refurbished DC3 with IAF colours is now flying over the UK.
Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag left for Sri Lanka on Sunday on a four-day visit during which he will review bilateral defence ties and discuss new avenues of cooperation with the key neighbour. His visit assumes significance in the light of the increasing bilateral defence and maritime cooperation.
India can begin import of uranium from Australia immediately, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has said, days after prime ministers of the two nations announced the completion of procedures necessary for a landmark bilateral nuclear deal.
If the hostile entry of United States Navy 7th fleet in the crucial stage of the 1971 war for the liberation of Bangladesh sent a shiver down the spine of Indian military commanders, events of last month gave them some relief.
Nepal will not accept the “big brother” attitude of India though it intends to maintain cordial bilateral relations with the country, a senior leader of ruling Nepalese CPN(UML) said today.
Country: Russian Federation
Russia is to create several large missile and artillery units within its ground forces by 2021, the ground forces’ commander, Mikhail Matveyevsky told the media on Thursday, November 26, 2015.
Russia is trail testing its RKhM-5M Chemical reconnaissance vehicle prototypes that are designed to conduct chemical, radiation and biological reconnaissance within Airborne Force units.
Poland’s newly appointed defence minister, Antoni Macierewicz, has raised fresh doubts about Warsaw’s proposed acquisition of 50 Airbus Helicopters H225M rotorcraft for its armed forces.
The Belgium-based arms manufacturer Forges de Zeebrugge (FZ), subsidiary of Thales Group, announced on Friday, Nov. 27, the completion of a successful test firing campaign with its 70 mm laser-guided rocket. The test firings of the new FZ275LGR rocket were conducted in South Africa in late October from a Rooivalk helicopter in service with the South African Air Force (SAAF).
The Chinese Ministry of Nationa Defense announced that a new logistics support ship of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) began its service in Sansha City, south China's Hainan Province, on the morning of November 23, 2015.
A squadron of upgraded Mikoyan MiG-31BM (NATO reporting name: Foxhound) fighter jets has arrived for the Russian Aerospace Force’s air base in the Nizhny Novgorod Region in the Volga area, the Russian Defense Ministry’s press office said on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015.
The Russian S-400 Triumf (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) air defense missile system has gone on combat duty at the Hmeimim airbase in Syria, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Friday.
Lithuanian military personnel have begun training in the KMW PzH2000 self-propelled howitzer. A team of soldiers from the Iron Wolf Mechanized Infantry Brigade has already travelled to Germany, where it will be trained by their German colleagues in Bundeswehr, in the use and employment of the new system, as per the contract.
The French defense procurement agency (DGA) qualified on November 12 2015 the RIFAN (Réseau IP de la Force AeroNavale or naval aviation's IP netorwk) in its "step 2". RIFAN Step 2 system's function is to secure the services of voice and data information exchange among naval aviation forces guaranteeing the security level and quality of service required by users.
Country: United States
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and United States Air Force completed the third development flight test of a non-nuclear B61-12 nuclear gravity bomb at Tonopah Test Range in Nevada on October 20, 2015, the NNSA announced on Nov. 16, 2015.
Andaman & Nicobar Islands to be new military hub.
The Sukhoi 30 MKI ::: Introduction to Indian Air Forces main stay fighter aircraft.