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Category Archives: Defence

Indian Coast Guard | Efforts on ready for Cyclone ‘FANI’

Indian Coast Guard (ICG)

Indian Coast Guard (ICG) initiated series of pre-emptive measures from first sign of weather disturbance in Bay of Bengal on Apr 23, 2019 and implemented lessons learnt from Cyclone Ockhi to ensure safety of lives at sea. Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm Fani is presently 260 nautical miles SE of Vishakhapatnam and likely to intensify further and cross Odisha… Read More

MoD | Cyber Exercise on Scenario Building & Response

Cyber Exercise on Scenario Building & Response

After the successful conduct of workshop on Cyber Warfare & Technology, wherein plethora of lessons emerged, Directorate of Indian Defence University is organising a two day Cyber Exercise on Scenario Building & Response on       29-30 Apr 19 at Purple Bay, Jodhpur Officers’ Hostel, New Delhi.  The Exercise is represented by Services, NSCS, … Read More

Futuristic Engine for the SCAF

Futuristic Engine for the SCAF

At the start of 2019, Safran and MTU Aero Engines signed an industrial partnership to design and produce an engine for the SCAF, tomorrow’s fighter jet. Stéphane Cueille, the Director of R&T and Innovation, explains its characteristics and the project’s challenges.
What is the SCAF program?
In French, SCAF stands for système de combat aérien du futur:… Read More

Vice chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Anil Khosla retires

Vice chief Vice chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Anil Khosla retiresof the Air Staff, Air Marshal Anil Khosla PVSM AVSM VM ADC retires

Indian Bureaucracy Defence Update | Air Marshal Anil Khosla PVSM AVSM VM ADC, Vice Chief of the Air Staff retired today after an illustrious career spanning four decades.Born on 09 April 1959, the Air Marshal was commissioned in Fighter stream of Indian Air Force in the year 1979 and had more than 4000 hours of accident free flying mainly on Jaguar, Mig-21 and … Read More

Indian Navy | CSL & GRSE sign contract for Acquisition of 16 Anti Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Craft 

GRSE for Acquisition of Sixteen Anti Submarine Warfare

Contracts for Sixteen Anti Submarine Warfare Shallow Water Craft (ASW SWC) ships have been signed for construction of eight ships each from M/s CSL, Kochi and GRSE, Kolkata respectively. delivery of ships is scheduled to commence from October 22, with two ships per year subsequently, by each shipyard. In view of India’s vast coastline of 7516.6 kilometer… Read More

Gen Bipin Rawat COAS commends the Winners of National level essay competition at CLAWS

COAS Gen Bipin Rawat

With the aim of promoting a strategic culture and interest in national security related issues amongst the youth, the Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS), New Delhi, the Think Tank of the Indian Army, had organised a national-level essay-writing competition on the theme of National Security.

The COAS praised the participants for their effort and said… Read More

Lockheed Martin | AEHF-4 On-orbit Test

Lockheed Martin-built AEHF

The AEHF-4 on-orbit test (A4 OOT) successfully activated the payload, built by its major subcontractor, Northrop Grumman, and demonstrated that AEHF-4 met all of its requirements. A4 OOT was the first ever test to have all six AEHF operational terminals communicating over XDR. The terminal types include AEHF SMART-T, FAB-T, MMPU, NMT, Global ASNT and ACF-IC2.… Read More

Lockheed Martin | Inking Long-Term Contracts with more F-35 Suppliers

Lockheed Martin Inks Long-Term Contracts With More F-35 Suppliers

Lockheed Martin has transitioned additional F-35 suppliers to longer term Performance Based Logistics contracts and Master Repair Agreements to enhance supply availability and reduce sustainment costs.”As the F-35 fleet expands, we are partnering with our customers and taking aggressive actions to enhance F-35 readiness and reduce sustainment… Read More

FANI Update | Indian Navy on high alert for Cyclone FANI

Indian Navy

As the cyclone Storm ‘FANI’ intensifies into a Severe Cyclonic Storm over South East and adjoining South West Bay of Bengal and lie about 770 km East-South-East of Chennai at 1730 hrs on 29 Apr 19, the Eastern Naval Command(ENC) has assumed high degree of readiness to render necessary humanitarian assistance. Indian Naval ships at Visakhapatnam and Chennai… Read More

FANI Update | NCMC meets again to take stock of the preparatory measures

NCMC

The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) under the chairmanship of Sh. P. K. Sinha, Cabinet Secretary,met here today for the second time in as many days and reviewed the preparedness with the States and concerned Departments of Government of India, to deal with the situation arising out of the Cyclonic Storm ‘Fani’.

The India Meteorological Department… Read More

Lockheed Martin | US Army Awards $1.13 Billion Contract for Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System Production

(PRNewsfoto/Lockheed Martin)

The contract calls for the production of more than 9,500 GMLRS Unitary and Alternative-Warhead (AW) rockets, more than 300 Low-Cost Reduced-Range Practice Rockets (RRPRs) and integrated logistics support for the U.S. Army and international customers. Work will be performed at the Lockheed Martin facilities in Camden, Ark.; Dallas and Lufkin, … Read More