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China Shows Armed UAV Designs In Zhuhai Air Show

Pterodactyl_UAV Between 40 and 50 unmanned air vehicle models were on display at Airshow China in Zhuhai in mid-November, including fixed- and rotary-wing designs. While most of the systems appear to be aimed at intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance applications, several were depicted carrying missiles. Among the more notable armed mock-ups were those on view at the stands of AVIC and ...

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Russia Offers Il-476 Aircrafts to China

Russia will offer China the new military cargo plane Ilyushin Il-476, which will be produced in Ulyanovsk, head of the Rosoboronexport department on exports of special property and services Sergei Kornev told reporters at Airshow China 2010 on Wednesday. He leads the Rosoboronexport delegation at the show. Il-476 is a new generation plane with profound modernization. We will offer this ...

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China Requests AL-117S Engine And S-400 System From Russia

China has made a request for the purchase of Russian aircraft engines AL-117S and advanced anti-aircraft missile system s-400, writes on Tuesday newspaper “vedomosti”, referring to the official MOD and a source close to the “Rosoboronexport. After the visit of Russian Defense Minister Anatoly serdyukov in China, held two weeks ago, a new package of proposals in the field of ...

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Aurora Flight Sciences Unveiled its Orion Unmanned Air System

Aurora Flight Sciences unveiled its Orion unmanned air system, a demonstrator that will stay aloft for up to five days, on 22 November in Mississippi. Orion was selected by the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in late August to meet the objectives of the Medium Altitude Global ISR and Communications (Magic) Joint Capability Technology Demonstration (JCTD). The programme’s goal ...

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Defence Research And Development Organisation Officials Are Planning Missiles Launches Before the Year Ends

Two months after its embarrassing failure in the test firing of nuclear-weapons capable, surface-to-surface Prithvi-II ballistic missile from Chandipur in Orissa, the Defence Research Development Organisation officials are planning a slew of high-profile missile launches before the year ends. On September 24, the Prithvi-II missile with a maximum range of 350 km dropped off a few seconds after it was ...

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First Operational Akash missile system, Will be Delivered by March 2011

India’s first modern air defence system readying to roll off the assembly line.  Bharat Electronics (BEL) in Bangalore, will deliver operational Akash missile system,    to the IAF by March 2011. This first Akash squadron will protect the Gwalior Air Base, where the IAF bases its Mirage-2000 fighters. BEL will follow this up quickly with a second Akash squadron by December ...

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Chinese PLAN Aircraft Carrier Varyag Latest Update

This is a shot of the Sea Eagle radar on top of Varyag Chinese Aircraft Carrier. The other thing we can see is wide installations of Type 730 CIWS and HQ-10 (Chinese version of SeaRAM) on Varyag. They are installed in the 4 locations that Kashtan and AK-630 used to be installed on Admiral K class.  In each of those ...

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India Fast-Tracking New Troop Formations In North-East For China

With China’s “assertive” behaviour showing no signs of abating, India is fast-tracking new troop formations for the North-East. Apart from the two new infantry divisions, this includes the interesting experiment of new Arunachal and Sikkim Scouts battalions. Defence ministry officials said the two fresh infantry mountain divisions, with 1,260 officers and 35,011 soldiers, should be “fully-operational with specialised equipment” by ...

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Indian Advanced Medum Combat Aircraft MCA

India has embarked upon an ambitious project to indigenously design and develop a fifth generation Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) by 2017. The government released Rs. 100 crore last month to the Bangalore-based Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), which will spearhead the project, to prepare feasibility studies in 18 months. The ADA is an autonomous organisation under the Ministry of Defence. ...

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Chengdu J-10 Next Variant Developing

Chengdu Aerospace’s most famous product, the J-10 fighter aircraft, made its inaugural appearance at Zhuhai’s Air Show China in 2008, offering one of the most remarkable flight displays of the event. In the intervening two years, the program has made notable progress. The J-10’s evolution mirrors that of another famous single-engine fighter aircraft, the Lockheed Martin F-16 in more than ...

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