SP's MAI - Issue No. 10 | May 16-31, 2012<< Previous Issue Next Issue >>
US-Pakistan strategic partnership will likely continue to outweigh US-India equation because of US national interests in Afghanistan and Central Asia
A day-long conference on the Defence Procurement Procedure organised by SP Guide Publications in collaboration with ORF in New Delhi on May 2 emphasised on the need to streamline our defence procurement system...
INS Viraat has completed 25 years in the Indian Navy. HMS Hermes became INS Viraat on May 12, 1987, under the command of Captain (later Vice Admiral) Vinod Pasricha.
Describing the emerging security matrix in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) as “really complex”, with “some political developments” and worrisome factors...
United State’s third littoral combat ship, USS Fort Worth (LCS 3) has completed its US Navy acceptance trials and will be delivered to the Nav...
The US Army has qualified an ITT Exelis goggle that allows soldiers to detect and identify potential threats while maintaining a secure position in various environmental conditions during nighttime missions.
Goodrich Corporation recently delivered its first composite sail cusp to Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS)...
ATK has received orders totalling more than $266 million for small calibre ammunition under an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract with the US Army Contracting Command, Rock Island.
Mike Alvis, Vice President of International Business Development, ITT Exelis
Raytheon has fired four Excalibur 155mm precision-guided artillery projectiles from the Denel-manufactured G6 self-propelled howitzer as part of a field trial demonstration.
Airbus Military has received the initial type certification for the A400M new generation airlifter, marking a key milestone on the road to first delivery...
The Royal Australian Air Force will buy ten C-27J transport aircraft to replace the DHC Caribous it retired in 2009. Deliveries of C-27J will begin in 2015.
The Boeing KC-46 tanker programme has completed a preliminary design review (PDR) with the US Air Force...
Goodrich Corporation has been selected to provide the air data system, ice detector, windshield ice protection controller...
Two Lockheed Martin F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) production aircraft were ferried to Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, recently...
Indigenously designed and developed Rustom-1 made 14th successful flight recently at Kolar with attainment of about 11,500 ft AGL (above ground level) and speed of above 140 kmph during 2 hrs 10 minutes of cruise.
Lockheed Martin has announced that two unmanned K-MAX helicopters will remain in theatre in Afghanistan until September on a deployment extension.
Brazilian firm Avibras is concluding final assembly of the prototype of the ‘Falcão’ [Falcon] unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)...
Schiebel’s Camcopter S-100 has taken a further step in consolidating its strong maritime position by being the first UAS (unmanned air system)...
Finland’s defence ministry has selected Aeronautics Defense Systems’ Orbiter 2 unmanned air system (UAS) for its operational needs.
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, have repeatedly proved their worth in recent conflicts.
The first prototype of TAI-modernised T38 jet trainer aircraft was delivered to Turkish Air Force (TurAF) recently at TAI’s facilities.
Pratt & Whitney has delivered the 50th production F135 engine – powering Lockheed Martin’s fifth-generation F-35 Lightning II – to the US Department of Defence.
BAE Systems has taken a step closer to removing pilots from fighter jets by launching the first major test flights for a new generation of intelligent drone aircraft.
Boeing has completed the first delivery of its tactical cross-domain technology, eXMeritusHardwareWall, to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) for integration into the ground control station (GCS) of the Predator/reaper remotely piloted vehicle (RPV).
Lockheed Martin successfully conducted the first launch of a Shadow Hawk precision-guided weapon recently from a Shadow 200 unmanned Air system (UAS), achieving a direct hit on the target.
EADS Cassidian are to create a new dedicated business, Cassidian Cyber-Security, entirely devoted to addressing the fast-growing cyber security market across Europe and Middle East...
Because the United States and China have developed technological capabilities in the cyber arena, the nations must work together to avoid misperception that could lead to a crisis, the Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has said.
Not even a strong presence of bodyguards could protect Demi Lovato’s luscious locks from overzealous fans in Venezuela recently.
In 2011, an Israeli Air Force officer was detained at Budapest Airport after a gun was found in his baggage, casting doubts on security procedures at Ben-Gurion Airport where he boarded a plane to the United States, via Hungary.
A new, “more sophisticated” underwear bomb style has been discovered by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in Yemen in April 2012.
The meeting of the Chief Ministers of all States on National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) concluded in Delhi with the States highlighting various concerns on the issue and offered different suggestions to strengthen the counter-terrorism apparatus in the country.
Lockheed Martin (LMT) will team with the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) to thwart another type of enemy – cyber criminals.
NASA had 5,408 computer security lapses in 2010 and 2011, including the March 2011 loss of a laptop computer that contained algorithms used to command and control the International Space Station (ISS), the agency’s Inspector General recently told the US Congress.
Sikorsky Aircraft and Terma have announced that the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed in February 2010...
The Israeli defence company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems announced the acquisition of a 40 per cent stake in the Brazilian aerospace company GESPI Aeronautics, deepening its position in the growing Brazilian homeland security and defence market.
In connection with Saab’s Gripen NG proposal to Brazil the Defence and Security Company, has expanded its planned cooperation with Aeroeletronica Ltda (AEL) of Brazil and now also includes development, production and long term logistics of the Gripen NG avionics package.
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, a leading national security solutions provider in US, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100 per cent of the stock of Composite Engineering, Inc.
AeroVironment has announced a realignment of its senior management team to support its growth plans. The company promoted Senior Vice President and UAS General Manager Tom Herring to the newly established position of Chief Operating Officer.
Warfighters who encounter enemy forces on the ground benefit from overhead aircraft support. Some capabilities are lost, however, when cloud-cover obscures the view.
The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) of the United Kingdom has developed a new virtual training concept that will enable the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to train its armed forces to combat ready proficiency.