SP's MAI - Issue No. 11-12 | June 1-30, 2017

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Issue Features

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    MILITARY / INDO-ISRAEL RELATIONS
    India-Israel bonding — The ‘I’ square equation
    By R. Chandrakanth

    India-Israel bonding is reaching new heights, thanks to the global leadership qualities of the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu

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    MILITARY / INDO-US RELATIONS
    A historic meeting
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    The historic meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump is expected to propel the relationship between India and the US to greater heights.

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    MILITARY / INDO-US RELATIONS
    Modi-Trump meet — Amidst Modi’s three-nation tour
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi met US President Donald Trump on June 26. Modi’s US trip starting June 25 was part of his three-nation tour commencing with Portugal.

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    MILITARY / REPORT
    Prime Minister Modi's four-nation tour
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Before Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarked on his four-nation tour to Germany, Spain, Russia and France on May 29, it was reported that his main focus would be bilateral cooperation on economic (in backdrop of India having passed the GST Bill...

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    MILITARY / EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW
    Rockwell Collins: Future is with innovations

    In the background of Paris Air Show 2017, Neetu Dhulia, Deputy Managing Editor of SP’s M.A.I., in exclusive interview with Colin R. Mahoney, Senior Vice President, International & Services Solutions, Rockwell Collins, discusses the company’s plans for future of aviation.

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    MILITARY / VIEWPOINT
    Indian Army in limelight
    By Lt General V.K. Kapoor (Retd)

    The Indian Army continues to be an institution that is loved and respected by the nation and its people. Let us not drag this fine institution in to politics and controversy.

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    MILITARY / SPOTLIGHT
    Defence Minister dedicates Aeronautical Test Range to the nation

    The Defence Minister Arun Jaitley recently inaugurated the newly built Aeronautical Test Range (ATR) of the DRDO at Chitradurga in Karnataka.

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    MILITARY
    Joint Indo-Thailand Military Exercise — Exercise Maitree 2017

    Indo-Thailand relations are multifaceted and founded on historical linkages. Both countries have a history of extensive cooperation. Taking it forward, Armies of India and Thailand have been conducting the yearly Joint Training Exercise named Ex Maitree.

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    MILITARY
    Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chairman COSC & Chief of Naval Staff visits Israel

    The visit to Israel by Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chairman COSC and Chief of the Naval Staff from June 12-15, 2017 is in continuation of such high level defence exchanges between the two countries.

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    AEROSPACE
    Lockheed Martin, Tata announce F-16 India partnership

    Lockheed Martin and Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) signed a landmark agreement affirming the companies intent to join hands to produce the F-16 Block 70 in India.

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    AEROSPACE
    Defence Minister witnesses flying display at HAL

    Defence Minister Arun Jaitley witnessed a spectacular flying display of the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) products at HAL Airport in Bengaluru on May 29, 2017.

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    AEROSPACE
    CAS visits Air Force Station Bhisiana

    Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa, Chief of the Air Staff, led a four aircraft, MiG-21 ‘Missing Man’ formation flypast recently, at Air Force Station Bhisiana, to honour the valour and supreme sacrifice of Kargil martyrs.

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    AEROSPACE
    Indian Navy P-8I fleet achieves 10,000 hours

    Boeing congratulates the Indian Navy and Indian Naval Air Squadron 312A’s P-8I fleet on achieving 10,000 flight hours since induction in 2015 and for receiving the Chief of the Naval Staff’s unit citation for outstanding operational performance.

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    INTERNAL SECURITY / REPORT
    Modernisation of India's Internal Security Mechanism
    By Neetu Dhulia

    The ninth edition of the Homeland Security programme was organised by FICCI on May 24 to 25, 2017, in association with Vivekananda International Foundation on the theme ‘Modernisation of India’s Internal Security Mechanism’.

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    CORPORATE
    Forging alliances in defence and aerospace

    Industry urges to put in place the right ecosystem to take cooperation between France and India in civil and military aerospace to the next level

  • CORPORATE
    Lockheed Martin Ventures announces investment in Terran Orbital

    Lockheed Martin Ventures is making a strategic investment in Terran Orbital, an expert in nanosatellite design, development, manufacturing, testing and launch.

  • CORPORATE
    Leonardo DRS completes acquisition of Daylight Solutions

    Leonardo recently announced that its US subsidiary, Leonardo DRS, completed the acquisition of Daylight Solutions, Inc., a leading developer and supplier of quantum cascade laser based products and technology.