US President Barack Obama has ordered the imposition of sanctions on eight Iranian officials for human rights abuses.
Fire-X, an unmanned cargo version of the Bell 407 utility helicopter was supplied external power for the first time earlier this month and is expected to fly by the end of the year. The Fire-X combines the qualities of the Bell 407 and Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout.
The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan’s Joint Command reported today that an ‘air weapons team’, comprising helicopters followed insurgents across the border into Pakistan on Friday and engaged them, ‘killing more than 30 militants’.
Once operational, the USAF SBSS satellite will be its ‘only space-based sensor capable of detecting and monitoring debris, satellites and other space objects without the disruptions from weather, atmosphere or time of day that limit ground-based observations’.
Six major western industry associations have written to the Indian Ministry of Defense asking for measures to ease their prospects for commerce in defense equipment, including elimination of the ceiling on Foreign Direct Investment as well as capping financial penalties.
The Indian purchase of Harpoon anti-ship missiles has settled the issue of end use monitoring by the US, with both sides agreeing to a compromise that can be a model for future deals.
The exercise, called Neptune-II, was conducted for the second time and saw participation from the Indian Army and Indian Air Force (IAF) in addition to other agencies involved in coastal security.
The first Indian Air Force C-130J ran its engines for the first time on Tuesday, September 21. The aircraft is being prepared for its maiden flight early next month. The aircraft’s distinctive air-to-air refueling probe can be seen over the left side of the cockpit.
The latest attempt took place on Wednesday when the guided missile destroyer was tasked with escorting six merchant vessels with an assortment of 40 Indians among the 147 crew aboard the ships.
A line of MV-22 Osprey aircraft from Marine Medium Tilt-Rotor Squadron 266 arrives at Naval Air Station Sigonella, Italy, Sept. 10, 2010. The squadron is deployed aboard USS Kearsarge, which is en route to provide relief to flood-stricken regions of Pakistan. US Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Dean Sears
The gigabyte digital information grid of the Indian Air Force (IAF), AFNET (Air Force Network) went live after Defense Minister Arackaparambil Kurian Antony inaugurated it in New Delhi on Tuesday.
The European arms firm MBDA has offered its services for stockpile management to the Indian armed forces, saying it can help achieve cost savings of up to 30 per cent, besides configuring life extensions of existing stock and improving safety.
The Indian Army has issued a Request For Information (RFI) seeking details of available Mobile Cellular Communication Systems (MCCS) based on Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) cellular communication systems technology for deployment in the ‘northern and northeastern regions of India’.
Defense and Aerospace major Lockheed Martin called a ‘Bring Your Wings to Work Day’ last week for its, reportedly, 14,600 employees at Forth Worth, Texas. Enjoy the pictures.