SP's MAI Issue No. 7 | April 01-15, 2013 - Military Updates

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    MILITARY / EXPERT OPINION
    China's 'String of Pearls'
    By Air Marshal (Retd) Anil Chopra

    Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang have taken their destined places in the new Chinese hierarchy. Among Xi’s opening foreign policy remarks, relationship with India has figured prominently.

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    MILITARY / VIEWPOINT
    Serpentine manoeuvres
    By Lt General (Retd) P.C. Katoch

    By getting China into Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan hopes to divert attention of the Shia rebellion in the area, where the hapless Shias are being systematically killed through institutionalised attacks

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    MILITARY / FEATURE
    Rafael expanding relationship with Indian defence industry
    By Y. Yaari, President and CEO, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd.

    Rafael’s long-standing relationship with the Indian defence industry and military is of strategic significance to both Israel and India and to their industries.

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    MILITARY
    Third anti-submarine warfare corvette for Indian Navy launched

    The third anti-submarine warfare (ASW) corvette for the Indian Navy designed under Project-28 (P-28) by the Navy’s Directorate of Naval Design, being built by one of India’s leading shipbuilders, the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd. (GRSE), was launched in Kolkata, on March 26, 2013.

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    MILITARY
    India first country to have submarine launched cruise missile

    India, on March 20, successfully carried out the maiden test-firing of the over 290-km-range submarinelaunched version of BrahMos...

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    MILITARY
    Raytheon delivers 8th AN/TPY-2 radar to MDA

    Raytheon Company delivered its eighth AN/TPY-2 radar to the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in support of the US combatant commands.

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    MILITARY
    BAE Systems contract to produce more innovative explosives

    The US Army has awarded BAE Systems a contract valued at as much as $780 million over the next five years to continue producing explosives...

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    MILITARY
    Saab bags order for Arthur system

    Saab has bagged a new order for its Arthur weapon locating system from an unnamed customer. The order, valued at MSEK 128, will see delivery take place in 2014.

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    MILITARY
    Taiwan to test new MLR artillery in exercise

    The locally developed Thunderbolt-2000 artillery multiple-launch rocket system (AMLRS) will join the nation’s largest annual drill during a scheduled live-fire exercise next month, the Ministry of National Defense...

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    MILITARY
    Ground Master air defence radar for Estonia

    An official ceremony was held on March 26 on Muhu Island in Estonia to mark the entry into service of the first Ground Master 400 (GM 400) long-range air defence radar system supplied by Thales Raytheon Systems...

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    MILITARY
    HMS Duncan reaches Portsmouth naval base

    The 7,500-tonne vessel, HMS Duncan, armed with the world-leading Sea Viper missile defence system, has sailed to her new home in Portsmouth, where she will undergo a series of trials and tests...

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    MILITARY / SIMULATION
    Colombian marines procure tactical weapon simulators

    Laser Shot, in collaboration with the Programme Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Division, has been awarded a contract valued at $9,44,000 for the delivery and installation of tactical weapons simulators (TWS)...

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    MILITARY / SIMULATION
    Virtual convoy simulator

    Retired paratrooper Ronnie Bland is the senior enabler on a life-sized, virtual convoy-skills trainer called the Special operations reconfigurable vehicle...

  • MILITARY
    New British Army DEMS training regiment opens

    The British Army has officially opened its new Defence Explosive ordnance disposal, Munitions and Search Training Regiment (DEMS Trg Regt) at a new £100-million training facility at St George’s Barracks, Bicester.

  • MILITARY
    First rapid prototype torpedo warning system testing on board CVN

    USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) and Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) PMS 415’s Surface Ship Torpedo Defense (SSTD) team began at-sea testing and data collection of the rapid prototype torpedo warning system (TWS) and countermeasure antitorpedo (CAT) system, March 19.

  • MILITARY / SIMULATION
    Patriot simulator at Israeli academy

    The Aerial Defense Academy in southern Israel now hosts a new Patriot simulator, meaning service members training to operate the anti-aircraft and anti-missile weapon will be able to practise at home instead of travelling to the United States.