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Thursday , December 13 2018

Defence Ministry to Buy Bulletproof Jackets from two Companies

The Defence ministry has decided that Tata Advanced Materials and MKU, the two Indian contenders shortlisted for supplying 50,000 bulletproof jackets, will supply 25,000 such jackets each. The decision is aimed at faster procurement of these jackets for jawans. The decision to choose Indian contenders to manufacture these jackets is …

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IDN TAKE: Why India Should Seriously Consider the SAAB JAS-39 GRIPEN Fighter

Gripen is a unique fighter concept, bringing a perfect balance between excellent operational performance, high-tech solutions, cost-efficiency and industrial partnership into one, smart fighter system. That’s why we call it “The smart fighter”. Gripen is a new generation of multi-role fighter aircraft featuring state-of-the-art technology. It is capable of performing …

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Indian Nuclear City: ‘Open Secret’

by Maimuna Ashraf A while back, Foreign Policy Magazine reported that “two Indian secretive agencies were behind a project at Challakere, located in India’s Southern Karnataka state, that experts say will be the subcontinent’s largest military-run complex of nuclear centrifuges, atomic-research laboratories, and weapons- and aircraft-testing facilities when it’s completed, …

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Chinese Y-12F, Light Transport Turboprop Aircraft Type Certified

A Y-12F Light Transport Aircraft The Y-12F, advanced turboprop aircraft developed by the Aviation Industries Corporation of China (AVIC) has been awarded type certification by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). The aircraft can be used for various civil and military applications such as freight and passenger transportation, maritime …

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United States: Secret New UAS Shows Stealth, Efficiency Advances

Northrop Grumman RQ-180 Stealth Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Surveillance Aircraft A large, classified unmanned aircraft developed by Northrop Grumman is now flying—and it demonstrates a major advance in combining stealth and aerodynamic efficiency. Defense and intelligence officials say the secret unmanned aerial system (UAS), designed for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance …

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Time for Sharif to stand up and be counted

The impromptu visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Pakistan to greet his counterpart Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on his birthday has taken the world by surprise. In fact it has created a diplomatic history by virtue of its sheer boldness and diversion from convention. One thing that stands out …

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