Post Archive

2010

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is looking for 22 attack helicopters through a tender, where Boeing’s Apache is up against the Russian Mi-28, and in the event the former is selected, some components of the aircraft will have to be purchased through an FMS.

The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has issued a notification to the US Congress for the possible Foreign Military Sale of ’21 AGM-84L Harpoon Block II Missiles and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for a complete package worth approximately $200 million’.

Indian government-owned defense company Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has delivered its Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Interrogator to Boeing’s facilities in Renton in the US state of Washington, for installation in the P-8I Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance aircraft being built for the Indian Navy.

US defense major Boeing will be pitching a ‘diet’ version of the P-8 Poseidon aircraft in response to the Request for Information issued by the Indian Navy for Medium Range Maritime Reconnaissance (MRMR) Aircraft, due by the end of the year, next week.

The first of six C-130J Super Hercules aircraft was handed over to the Indian Air Force today, at Marietta in Georgia in the United States.

The Indian Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Vijay Kumar Singh will visit Nepal on Monday on a four-day trip where, as is traditional, he will be commissioned an honorary rank of General of the Nepalese Army at a special investiture ceremony by Nepalese President Ram Baran Yadav.

The acquisition process for 126 Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft by the Indian Air Force is facing delays due to uncertainties about offset policy and with vendors facing the prospect of having to redo their homework.
Video: Indian Foxtrot’s last dive

The Indian Navy decommissioned its last Foxtrot-class submarine, the INS Vagli, last Thursday after 36 years in service. See videos of the boat’s last dive and the decommissioning ceremony.

According to a statement issued by Boeing, Spirit AeroSystems’ workers ‘ cut the P-8I’s first part, a bonded aluminum panel that later will be installed on the fuselage’s upper lobe to support an antenna’.

The Indian Navy’s Offshore Patrol Vessel (NOPV), Sumitra, the fourth in its class, was launched at Goa Shipyard on Monday.

Air-Independent Propulsion is an auxiliary system for increasing the endurance of the boat’s sub-surface operability. The DCNS system, known as MESMA (Module d’Energie Sous-Marine Autonome), is based on the combustion of stored oxygen and ethanol to augment battery-powered propulsion.

The first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC), the Vikrant-class carrier being built at the Cochin Shipyard has been delayed due to problems with the gearbox and a truck carrying the generators suffering an accident. Listen to audio inside.

The head of the Indian Navy, Admiral Nirmal Verma said on Thursday that India would have in place a nuclear triad for assured second-strike capability, with the deployment of India’s first nuclear-powered nuclear armed submarine, the INS Arihant. Listen to audio inside.

The company will deliver Light Duty Ejector Release Units and Carrier Bomb Light Stores (CBLS) training aids for IAF Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer aircraft.

A statement issued by the Ministry of Defense said the launch took place at 1020 hours local time and that ‘the missile followed the trajectory in a copybook style and reached the designated target in the Bay of Bengal’.

In an exclusive interview, StratPost spoke to the lawyer representing the relatives of Rabbi Gavriel Noach Holtzberg, James P. Kreindel, who said he hopes to depose Lashkar e Taiba agent David Headley and get compensation from the terrorist group as well as Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence.

Almost two years after the 26/11 terrorist attacks on Mumbai, Swedish defense company Saab has won a contract to supply a coastal surveillance system for the entire 7400-kilometer long Indian coast.

A statement from Saab on Wednesday said the order was worth 2.2 billion Swedish Kronor, around USD 310 million. The Royal Thai Air Force already operates four single-seat ‘C’ variants and two ‘D’ versions of the aircraft, which were acquired in 2008.

This is what happens when you throw together an obsessed and qualified hobbyist, augmented reality and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.

Indian security forces are bracing themselves for a possible hike in terrorist infiltration into the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir before winter sets in, rendering the traditional ingress routes unnavigable.