SP's MAI - Issue No. 20 | October 16-31, 2012<< Previous Issue Next Issue >>
India only believes in internalised perception management as in the instant...
Unfortunately, despite several organisational and doctrinal changes to...
Anticipates a demand for 700 new helicopters in the next seven years
The twelfth meeting of the India-Russia Inter-governmental Commission on Military Technical Cooperation was held in New Delhi recently.
BAE Systems has launched the Phoenix family of networking radios to meet the 21st century communications needs of the US military. Filling the gap between higher headquarters and the warfighter, Phoenix radios deliver secure, jam-resistant communications on the battlefield...
India recently successfully test-fired its nuclear-capable Prithvi-II ballistic missile with a strike range of 350 km from a test range near here as part of a user trial by the army.
Defence Minister A.K. Antony has said that nanotechnology is an emerging field, which can lead to the development of new weapon systems and products that can benefit our nation.
India has upgraded its BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles by installing the advanced satellite navigation systems from Russia’s Kh-555 and Kh-101 strategic long-range cruise missiles, adding GPSGLONASS technology to the existing doppler-inertial platform.
Alliant Techsystem Operations l.l.c., Independence, Missouri, was awarded a fixed-price–economicprice-adjustment with a maximum value of $8.4 billion.
Russia will deliver attack helicopters and mobile air-defense systems to Iraq in arms deals worth $4.2 billion signed earlier this year.
The US Army is refining an initial capabilities document for a new fixed-wing utility aircraft that is designed to replace more than 112 airframes with a common platform.
The Eurofighter Typhoon development fleet has begun flight testing the final part of the phase 1 enhancements (P1Eb) programme...
A French navy Rafale M shipboard fighter launched an AM39 Exocet anti-ship missile AM39 in an operational context recently. The aircraft, Rafale M27, was catapulted from the flight deck of the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle to validate the use of the missile.
Lockheed Martin received a $218 million contract for three additional HC-130Js for the US Coast Guard.
Boeing will continue assuring the worldwide availability of C-17 aircraft, which provide vital military and humanitarian airlift capability...
Czech Defence Minister Alexandr Vondra recently announced at a press conference that the Czech Government has agreed to deliver 28 L-159 aircraft to Iraqi Air Force.
Lockheed Martin was awarded a contract valued up to $1.85 billion by the US Government to initiate the upgrade of 145 Block 20 F-16A/B aircraft...
The IAF is planning to join hands with an Israeli firm to upgrade the UAVs of the three services under a project worth over Rs. 5,000 crore to enhance their snooping capabilities.
The DGA (French defence procurement agency) has officially taken delivery of the Rafale C137, the first production Rafale equipped with the Thales RBE2 AESA radar, at Dassault Aviation’s Mérignac establishment near Bordeaux.
The Russian armed forces will start receiving Il-476 heavy transport planes in 2014, the Defence Ministry said. The Il-476 is a significantly modernised version of Russia’s Il-76 Candid transport plane, featuring a fully-digital flight control system...
Poland plans to spend $3 billion on multirole military helicopters for its armed forces in the near future, local paper Rzeczpospolita reported recently, with a new competition replacing an earlier tender.
The US Navy recently awarded Boeing a $1.9 billion contract for 11 P-8A Poseidon aircraft, which will take the total fleet to 24 and bolster the service’s anti-submarine, anti-surface warfare and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.
The office of Naval Research has awarded a $13.5 million contract to an industry team led by Lockheed Martin to explore highly advanced autonomous technologies aboard an unmanned vertical take-off and landing aircraft.
Indonesia has developed an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The drone was developed jointly by the Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT) and the research and development division at the Defense Ministry.
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) demonstrated a drone recently which can fly 1,000 kilometres and stay in the air for 20 hours without refuelling, hover at 9,144 metres (30,000 feet) and provide high-definition radar and visual images of targets spanning hundreds of kilometres.
Keeping in view, chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (CBRN) safety and security of Parliament House Complex (PHC), the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) under the leadership of M. Shashidhar Reddy, Vice Chairman...
India’s National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon released a report on the “Recommendations of Joint Working Group on Engagement with Private Sector on Cyber Security”, in New Delhi on October 15, 2012.
South Korea’s Defence Minister Kim Kwan-jin has apologised over the security lapse at the heavily fortified border following revelations that a North Korean defector crossed over undetected.
According to technology experts, Sven Jaschan will be associated with some of the biggest viruses in the history of the Internet. The viruses: the Sasser and NetSky worms that Infected millions of computers and have caused millions of dollars of damage since their release in 2004.
Ghana President John Dramani Mahama recently stormed into the troubled town of Bawku in the Upper East Region without his convoy and his assigned security and medical cover in what many security experts...
India is among the countries that are at the centre of cyber attacks, according to a recent statement issued by Symantec.
More than 42 million people in India fell victim to cybercrime in the past 12 months, suffering approximately $8 billion ( Rs. 40,000 crore) in direct financial losses, according to a new report.
Five policemen have been suspended for the security breach at the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly recently. Three unauthorised youngsters had jumped into the well of the House shouting slogans against the Omar Abdullah government’s employment policies.
Following the announcements made by BAE Systems Plc and EADS N.V. on September 12, 2012 in relation to a possible combination of their businesses through a dual listed company structure, BAE Systems and EADS announce that they have decided to terminate their discussions.
With a continuing focus on lean and efficient operations, Lockheed Martin Corporation today announced it will reorganise its Electronic Systems business area into two new business areas that position the company for growth by increasing customer alignment and reducing costs.
Cassidian has acquired a majority shareholding in what was previously Carl Zeiss Optronics GmbH from Carl Zeiss AG. Cassidian now holds a 75.1 per cent stake in the new company, which has its headquarters in Oberkochen, Germany, while Carl Zeiss AG holds 24.9 per cent.
A mobile app developed by Northrop Grumman Corporation that quickly calculates transportation requirements for large quantities of operational rations is available for free through the Apple App Store.
Recognising the growing significance of Asia-Pacific to United States and Australian defence forces, Austal has entered into agreements to substantially expand its capability in Darwin, Australia, through the acquisition of Hydraulink NT and its associated business KM Engineering (HKME).
Intergraph Government Solutions (IGS) has partnered with Carahsoft Technology Corporation as a value-added reseller of Intergraph products to provide geospatial software to the US Federal Government expanding product options for government agencies and programme leadership.
Rheinmetall Defence is expanding its presence in Australia with the newly founded subsidiary Rheinmetall Simulation Australia Pty Ltd. The new company underscores its commitment to providing customers with comprehensive advice and support in all aspects of simulation and training technology.