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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 …
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.
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.
Bernhard Gerwart, CEO of Military Air Systems at EADS Defence & Security, said, “Yesterday, I had some meetings with the leaders of the IAF and the MoD and it was more or less confirmed that we had done the flight trials very well,” adding, “Mind you it’s just a feeling,” while pointing out the IAF had made no official statement to him.
Lockheed Martin’s magazine, Code One, has unveiled a new avatar on the internet and if you’ve got an aviation history itch that needs scratching, the website is especially cool, as they’ve got their hands on LM’s film archives, and uploaded footage of first flights of some aircraft Lockheed Martin and its predecessor companies have produced in the past.
The engines pounded away into your correspondent’s chest, as he watched the brilliant flame that pushed the shuttle from the launch pad, at a distance of almost four miles from the press site observation area, into the clear skies above and beyond in a matter of a few seconds, and into Low Earth Orbit in barely four or five minutes.
The two armies to have agreed to hold three major exercises within India and the US.
The Rwandan envoy to India, Lieutenant General Kayumba Nyamwasa, having apparently defected from the Rwandan government, has been sacked from his position as High Commissioner to India and is reported to be on the run.