Category: Blogs

The Threat in your Pant (Pocket)

These devices that are being passed off as phones aren’t phones at all. A phone used to be a mix of a speaker, a microphone, a dialer, and an antenna or wire to connect to a network. That’s it. Today’s handheld devices are computers, and very powerful ones at that.

The Age of Stuxnet

The world changed forever in 2010 and the jet age is firmly behind us. As we explore this brave new world, we will, in the interests of informing each other, reach into bits of the Internet that are perhaps best left alone. This is old-fashioned reporting combined with internet-age opinion, with a few glances thrown at a crystal ball, now and then.

Images: The LCH in distress

My friend and fellow traveler on the defense beat in India, Indo-Asian News Service reporter Nallan Chakravarthy Bipindra reported the story of the indigenous Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) having to cut short its flight in distress on the second day of Aero India 2011 in Bangalore last month. StratPost photographer Shashanka Nanda took pictures of it happening.

MMRCA offsets reported compromised

It was reported on Friday that an Indian Ministry of Defense secret file relating to offsets for the procurement of 126 Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) by the Indian Air Force (IAF) was discovered on the roadside in New Delhi. Figuring out offsets for the MMRCA tender is a major hurdle for both the…

USAF F-22 to get auto recovery system

The United States Air Force F-22 Raptor’s planned evolution includes an auto recovery system, called the Auto Ground Collision Avoidance System). This system allows the aircraft to recover to level flight, automatically, if the pilot is momentarily incapacitated.

Blog: Ex-navy chief’s letter to news mag

Written by former navy chief Admiral Arun Prakash to the editor of Outlook magazine, but never published, it took issue with their coverage of the naval war room leak case and makes interesting reading as it details the admiral’s side of the story. His wife’s nephew, Ravi Shankaran was implicated in the case and was arrested last May in London.