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Russian no-show at VSHORAD trials

Rosoboronexport wrote to Indian evaluators saying that they did not feel it necessary to conduct a proper summer demonstration of their Igla-S VSHORAD system.

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APKWS: How to make a dumb rocket smarter

BAE Systems has figured out a way to convert unguided 70 mm rockets into guided weapons, typically onboard attack helicopters, with a component that has a tongue-twisting acronym.

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India, US to hold defense panel meet

The Indo-US Defense Policy Group meet to be held in Washington DC this week comes shortly after a perceived snub to the US offer to co-produce Javelin ATGMs with the Indian order for Israeli Spike ATGMs.

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Navy loses pioneering aviator

Captain HS Jhajj was the first navy pilot to be trained on the Boeing P-8I Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance aircraft and would have been the first CO of the P-8I Sqn.

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Army to investigate cadet beating video, hold enquiry

“It is clarified that any form of corporal punishment or ragging is unacceptable in any Army training institution and we have a zero tolerance policy towards such behaviour,” said Major General Shokin Chauhan.

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Video: Military cadet gets beating

Is corporal punishment an acceptable way to discipline juniors in the military? Watch this video and tell us what you think.

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Saab offers #MakeinIndia plan for the Gripen (+ Video)

Saab’s Lars-Olof Lindgren says his company has been quietly working on a plan to build the Gripen in India and has already done a lot of the homework for it.

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RAF Eurofighters, Airbus A-330 tanker to stop by in Delhi

RAF Eurofighter Typhoons and Airbus A-330 MRTT refueling and transport aircraft will be in the capital on their way to Malaysia.

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Indian defense ministry team in US

The team is in the US to discuss the Defense Trade and Technology Initiative (DTTI) and terms for the new Defense Framework Agreement in a trip timed just before the Modi visit.

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Vivek Lall quits Reliance for General Atomics

While General Atomics’ Predator and Reaper drones are not licensed for export to India, Lall will be promoting a line-up of commercial products, besides the EMALS system being developed by the company.

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