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US Navy Orders Two More Billion-Dollar DDG1000 Destroyers

The U. S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, a subsidiary of General Dynamics, a $1.8 billion contract for the construction of DDG 1001 and DDG 1002, the next two ships in the Zumwalt-class program. DDG 1001 is scheduled to be delivered in December 2015 and DDG 1002 is scheduled to be delivered in February 2018. “This contract ...

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DRDO Conducts First Engine Ground Run Test OF LCA (Navy) Prototype NP-1

The country’s first indigenous effort to build a carrier borne naval fighter aircraft got a fillip with the crossing of another significant milestone of the first Engine Ground Run of the first LCA (Navy) prototype NP1, DRDO said today. The team steering LCA (Navy) project comprises members of Indian Navy, Indian Air Force, HAL, DRDO, Centre for Military Airworthiness and ...

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CIA’s Biological Attack On Pakistan Suspected—Dengue Fever

CIA Islamabad—Fears are growing in Pakistan that the spread of dengue fever also known as break-bone fever may have been caused by some kind of biological experiment or deliberate release of virus by foreign elements. Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) representatives have called on security agencies to investigate fears of deliberate spread of dengue virus in Pakistan. According to a report, ...

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Indian DRDO To Test Fire Three Missiles Shourya –Prithvi-II And Agni-II

Prithvi-II Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will test-fire three surface-to-surface missiles, which can carry nuclear weapons, from Orissa’s coast. Hypersonic missile Shourya (valour), which can also carry conventional warheads, will be test-fired from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur near Balasore. This will be followed by the launch of Prithvi-II on September 26, also from Chandipur, and Agni-II on ...

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Super Sukhois To Give India A Generation Leap

India is poised to get fifth generation aircraft sooner than expected. While an Indo-Russian programme to develop a fifth generation fighter aircraft is already under way, Russia has agreed to provide India with an advanced version of the Sukhoi-30MKI, which boasts of fifth generation capabilities and stealth features. The Indian Air Force, which currently has over 100 Sukhoi MKIs, has ...

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US Confirms $5bn Taiwan F-16 Fighter Jet Upgrade Deal

The US has confirmed plans to upgrade Taiwan’s ageing fleet of F-16 US-built fighter planes. China considers Taiwan part of its territory and has warned Washington not to proceed with the $5bn (£3bn) deal. China’s foreign ministry expressed his country’s “strong indignation” over the move, saying it would damage ties. But the US is legally bound to help Taiwan defend ...

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First Indian P-8I Poseidon Nears Flight Debut

Boeing is close to conducting the first flight of a 737-800-based P-8I maritime patrol aircraft for the Indian navy, with its first example having emerged at the manufacturer’s Renton Field assembly site in Washington. The aircraft has already been painted in Indian markings and assigned the registration IN320. It is the first of eight P-8Is on order as replacements for the ...

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Pakistan Navy Fast Attack Craft launched PNS Azmat Was Launched At Tianjin China

The Pakistan Navy has become the first maritime force in the region that is equipped with stealth technology after its first Fast Attack Craft (FAC) equipped with missiles was launched on Tuesday. India also launched its FAC on the same day in Kochi. “The version Pakistan has bought has far better qualities and added features including cost efficiency and multi-role ...

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