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Indian Mi-17-V5 Copter To Be Based In Punjab

Mi-17-V5 Mi-17-V5 A more powerful and versatile variant of the Mi-17 military chopper is slated to arrive from Russia in 2-3 weeks to beef up the Indian Air Force fleet. It will be based in Punjab.  Sources confirmed that the first lot of the latest Mi-17-V5 is to arrive in the next couple of weeks and will be stationed at ...

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Indian Navy To Get INS Kamorta ASW Corvette Next June

INS Kamorta, the first in a series of four anti-submarine corvettes being built by the Kolkata-based Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE), a defence shipyard, will be delivered to the Navy in June 2012. The shipyard, he said, was also constructing eight inshore patrol vessels for the Coast Guard. “We have also concluded negotiations with the Navy for construction of ...

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Russian Military Rejects MiG-29K For Admiral Kuznetsov

At the MAKS-2011 August 16 revealed that the Defense Ministry refused to buy from the RAC “MiG” 24 aircraft for the aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov”. Not only that the machine gives the characteristics of a heavy Su-33, so still it turned out that she has a problem with the onboard electronics. In addition, it is still unclear why the plane ...

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India Army To Order For 37 Crores Arjun Mark-II MBT Version

 Arjun Mark-II  MBT  Arjun Mark-II  MBT  Arjun Mark-II  MBT Limited technical trials with some major and minor improvements on Main Battle Tank (MBT) Arjun Mark-I, as part of MBT Arjun Mark-II, have been carried out by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in the deserts of Rajasthan.       Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has cleared the proposal for placement of indent ...

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No Pakistani OFFicial Had Knowledge OF Osama–Robert Grenier

CIA WASHINGTON: Former station chief of the CIA in Islamabad, Robert Grenier has said that the US must realise immediate threats being faced by Pakistan and try to be on the same page with Islamabad. He also said that he did not believe any one in the Pakistani leadership knew bin Laden was hiding in Abbottabad. Speaking to Express 24/7 ...

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Netherland Sells OFF F-16 Fighter Jets To Chile

Netherlands F-16 Netherlands F-16 Five F-16 fighters from the Netherlands are on their way to Chile as the government continues to cut expenditures. The planes, which departed Monday from Volkel Air Base, are part of a 2009 sales agreement between the two countries. The Dutch Ministry of Defense said the first two batches of F-16s — totaling 12 aircraft in ...

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China On Fast Track To Match U.S. Drone Capabilities

At the most recent Zhuhai air show, the premier event for China’s aviation industry, crowds swarmed around a model of an armed, jet-propelled drone and marveled at the accompanying display of its purported martial prowess. In a video and map, the thin, sleek drone locates what appears to be a U.S. aircraft carrier group near an island with a striking ...

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Russia To Develop 5th Generation Stealth Helicopters

A Russian helicopter company is planning to develop the world’s first fifth-generation combat helicopter, which experts say would be able to attack fighter jets and be invisible for radars, the Gazeta daily said on Thursday. “We are working on the concept of the fifth-generation combat helicopter,” the paper quoted the company’s CEO, Andrei Shibitov, as saying at a news conference ...

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China Deploys N-Capable CSS-5 MRBMs On Indian Border: US

China has deployed more advanced and survivable solid-fuel nuclear capable CSS-5 MRBM missiles against India as a ‘deterrent posture’, Pentagon has said warning that a high degree of mistrust continues to strain their bilateral ties. The PLA has replaced liquid-fueled, nuclear-capable CSS-2 IRBMs with more advanced and survivable solid-fueled CSS-5 MRBM systems to strengthen its deterrent posture relative to India, ...

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Agni-II Missiles Moved To China Border

In the wake of a recent Pentagon report that China is moving advanced CSS-5 ballistic missiles to areas close to the Sino-Indian border, New Delhi is clearly taking no chances. The government is now ready to induct the nuclear-capable Agni-III ballistic missile — with a range of 3,000-3,500 km and capable of hitting targets in China — into the Indian ...

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