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Indian Navy To Get More Israeli UAVs

India’s navy has operational requirements for additional unmanned air vehicles made by Israel Aerospace Industries, sources say, with these to potentially include improved Heron or Heron-TP systems carrying maritime sensor payloads. Evaluations using some systems have already been carried out, they add. The Indian navy in January stood up its second UAV squadron, with its current IAI-produced Heron and Searcher ...

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Pakistan Expands Arms Allegiance With China, Shifts Away From US

Pakistan is beefing up its arsenal of nuclear-capable missiles by embracing China as its new strategic arms partner and backing away from the U.S., analysts have told Fox News. Pakistan earlier this month test-fired a nuclear-capable missile from an undisclosed location – the second in a month of try-outs for its short-range surface-to-surface Hataf 2 class rocket, co-developed with the ...

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Pakistan To Become 4th Largest Nuclear State At The End Of Decade

Pakistan would become fourth largest nuclear state at the end of this decade, A US website, The Huffington Post reported. The website claimed that the world’s five original nuclear weapons countries have all suspended production of fissile materials for new weapons and are negotiating cuts in their nuclear arsenals. But Pakistan is steadily building more nuclear weapons, adding production capacity ...

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Chinese PLA Wants To Advance And Improve Defence Ties With India

Chinese military  said it is working to advance its ties with the defence forces of India, even as it intends to strengthen its already “multi-dimensional” relationship with the Pakistani military.In a 41-page “white paper” outlining the policies and perceptions of world’s largest standing military of 2.3 million personnel, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) said it intends to work at building ...

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Indian Pursuit Of Ballistic Missile Defence Program

Some days ago India conducted a successful ballistic missile defence test which was capable enough to intercept and kill the incoming missile. This shows that Indian ballistic missile defence program comprising of long range tracking radar, command and control system and the interceptor, is maturing at a faster pace. As a result, the South Asian strategic stability would be challenged ...

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China Tests Missile Air Defence System

Chinese military has conducted a drill to test its integrated air defence capability under the scenario of a massive air strike. The tests which were held last week were aimed at bringing compatibility among various kinds of missile systems built by China, official media reports here said. The tests included surface-to-air missiles, also known as SAM. Over the years China ...

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IAF Rejects Upgrades to Original M-MRCA Multi-billion Dollar Deal

The Indian Air Force (IAF) will not accept any last-minute offers from contenders for the multibillion-dollar deal for purchase of 126 medium-multirole combat aircraft (M-MRCA). “No offers for upgrades or changes in the original bid submitted by the six aircraft companies would be allowed as their aircraft have been judged on the basis of capabilities offered in the original bid ...

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TAI delivers First Turkish F-35 Composite Part To USA Northrop Grumman

Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc. (TAI, Ankara, Turkey), a major international F-35 Lightning II supplier to Northrop Grumman Corp. (El Segundo, Calif., USA), reported on March 22 that it has delivered its first composite production air inlet duct for the jet. The delivery of the all-composite duct, a major structural element of the F-35′s center fuselage, will support Northrop Grumman’s production ...

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Turkey Moves To Centralize Electronic Surveillance

Turkey’s intelligence operations and increasing cooperation between the country’s military and civilian intelligence gatherers is under way but will take as long as two years to complete, according to a senior security official. A senior security official said over the weekend that the General Staff had agreed to a proposal from the civilian government to transfer the administration of the ...

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