SP's MAI - Issue No. 6 | March 16-31, 2012<< Previous Issue Next Issue >>
The undeniable fact is that terror capability in Pakistan is being constantly energised through institutionalised radicalisation
The Defence budget has been substantially increased in the 2012-13 Union Budget and the allocation is Rs. 1,93,407 crore, up from Rs. 1,64,415 crore, a jump of over 17 per cent.
China has reportedly increased its defence budget by a whopping figure, raising alarm in various quarters, including in India, Philippines, Japan and Taiwan.
BAE Systems has been awarded a fouryear US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) contract to produce tactical vests equipped with soft body armour...
Elbit Systems will feature a variety of its next-generation systems at Defexpo India 2012 (Israel Pavilion, Booth 11.10B) in New Delhi.
HDT Global is exhibiting its guided precision aerial delivery Systems (GPADS) during Defexpo 2012 in New Delhi.
Northrop Grumman Corporation has announced the recent production and delivery of the 100th Litening G4 targeting pod.
Navistar Defense, LLC received an award to conduct the installation work associated with its January order to upgrade 2,717 International MaxxPro mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles with a new vehicle chassis.
The US Navy issued contract modifications to Lockheed Martin and Austal USA under their respective littoral combat ship (LCS) block buy contracts to add funding for construction of two littoral combat ships each.
ReconRobotics has been awarded a contract for 126 Recon Scout XT micro-UGV kits by the US Marine Corps (USMC) through the Robotic Systems Joint Project Office (RS JPO).
Lockheed Martin has completed delivery of all hardware and components associated with the terminal high altitude area defence (THAAD)...
The use of ground robots in military explosive-ordinance-disposal missions already saves many lives and prevents thousands of other casualties.
It is impossible to discuss the issue of full-fledged state security without a reliable air and missile defence system. This is sort of an axiom. Especially nowadays when there are so many examples of armed conflicts whose outcome has been decided by massed air strikes.
DCNS, a world leader in naval defence, signed through DCNS India a contract with SEC Industries worth Rs. 310 crore (approximately €50 million) for the local manufacture of equipment for the P75 Scorpene submarines.
Acquisition of weapons and equipment for defence forces is a complex activity and is carried out in accordance with the provisions of Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP).
India, China and Japan have recently agreed for better coordination amongst their Naval ships deployed for anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden.
The US Army awarded Raytheon Company a $79.2 million contract to develop a system that will detect and destroy incoming rockets.
The Defence Minister A.K. Antony has asked the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to realign its business processes for strategic alliances and joint ventures, as also to step up R&D efforts to remain globally competitive.
The Russian Defence Ministry has signed a deal for 92 Su-34 Fullback fighter-bombers from the Sukhoi aircraft maker.
The Japan Ministry of Defence recently signed a contract with Eurocopter to acquire an EC225, a heavy twin-engine helicopter from Eurocopter’s Super Puma family.
Boeing has recently delivered the first production P-8A Poseidon aircraft to the US Navy in Seattle.
Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, and the United States Air Force will soon begin flight tests of an engine upgrade...
The first squadron of medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA) consisting of 18 aircraft is expected to be inducted into the IAF within three to four years of signing of the contract with its supplier.
Schiebel announced the first flight of a heavy-fuel powered Camcopter...
AAI Corp. was awarded an $18,09,00,000 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract.
Boeing announced that the Phantom Eye high altitude long endurance (HALE) unmanned aerial vehicle has conducted...
Sagem (Safran group) has just signed a contract with SIMMAD, on behalf of the French Ministry of Defence...
AeroVironment, Inc. has announced it received a new $11,095,872 costplus-fixed-fee sole source contract award on March 1, 2012...
An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), developed by Delhibased Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) association, will be showcased at the Defexpo 2012 in New Delhi.
Iran has manufactured a new drone which is capable of carrying out military and border patrol missions.
In an effort to boost defence industry exports to Islamic states, Turkey has recently sold 10 mini drones to Qatar, a senior procurement official has said.
L-3 Wescam has announced that it has received an order from CHC Ireland to provide MX-15 electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) imaging systems for installation on the S-92 search and rescue (SAR) aircraft selected...
Bell Helicopter announced that it has signed a contract with the Turkish National Police for the purchase of 15 Bell 429s with deliveries to begin in May 2013.
Northrop Grumman Corporation has been awarded a cybersecurity task order by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)...
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the DARPA (Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency)...
General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems was awarded a contract to continue its cyber network defence, operations and exploitation support...
High-profile celebrities David and Victoria Beckham swapped planes at the last minute for “security reasons recently”.
It was 1969. The US was fighting a war in Vietnam and was involved in a Cold War with the Soviet Union.
Muammar Gaddafi’s son, Al-Saadi, and his family had to call off their plan to settle in a Mexican paradise after Mexican authorities pulled...
According to media reports, a suspended sub-inspector of police has been arrested in connection with the leak of information regarding an alleged attempt to hack the personal e-mails of some muslim leaders in Kerala.
For the third year in a row, Rockwell Collins was selected as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute, a leading international think-tank dedicated to the creation, advancement and sharing of best practices in business ethics...
Astrium and Air Liquide have announced the creation of a European strategic partnership called EuroCryospace. It is an extension of Cryospace, which was set up 25 years ago to develop and manufacture Ariane cryogenic fuel tanks.
Indian Rotorcraft had a ground breaking ceremony recently at Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, marking the start of construction of a new helicopter production facility.
Thales has reported a marginal increase in its order intake closing at Euro 13.21 billion (1 per cent organic growth) in 2011.
ATK will highlight a variety of capabilities in several business areas including integrated weapon systems, precisionguidance for artillery and mortars, advanced programmable artillery fusing, ammunition and accessories...
Mobility will be the dominant theme among BAE Systems’ displays at the seventh Defexpo India being held in New Delhi from March 29 to April 1 this year.
Navratna Defence PSU, the Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) will showcase its R&D might by displaying its latest range of products and systems, developed in-house.