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Turkish Reconnaissance Anka UAV Ready For Operational Service

A Turkish reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) Anka which has been designed in-house, carried out ​​its first successful two-hour test flight and is now ready for use, the Zaman newspaper reports. The Turkish Armed Forces plans to use the UAV Anka in combating terrorism. Earlier, Turkish Defence Minister Ismet Yilmaz said tthe UAV will go into service in 2012 and ...

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India’s Decision To Stop Nuclear Program May Trigger Problems

India is experiencing a wave of protests against the construction of Russian nuclear power plants. Public fears, fuelled by the Fukushima accident and exacerbated by the regional politicians’ populist slogans, may provoke a chain reaction of problems, hampering power generation development and depriving the Indian economy. Russian and Indian nuclear experts cannot meet to discuss the launch of Kudankulam NPP’s ...

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PAF Fully Aware OF Defence Needs, Exploiting All Avenues To Deter Adversaries

Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Mohammad Asif Sandila said on Thursday that Pakistan Air Force (PAF) is fully cognizant of its defence needs and is exploiting all avenues to deter country’s adversaries.Addressing the Graduation Ceremony of No 127th GD (P), 71st Engineering and 85th Air Defence Courses and Commissioning Parade of 129th GD (P), 75th Engineering and 11th A&SD Courses ...

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Swedish Air Force Commander Visits Pakistan Air Force HQs—-IS MRCA Result?

Major General Anders Silwer, Commander Swedish Air Force visited Air Headquarters in Islamabad on Wednesday. On his arrival at Air Headquarters, Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force received the distinguished guest. A smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Air Force presented the Guard of Honour, says a press release issued here. After ...

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Agni-III Could Be Modified For Use As Anti-Satellite Weapon

An anti-satellite missile that can put in the leaage of countries like the US and China is feasible with Agni III intergrated with a satellite kill vehicle, according to DRDO Chief and Scientific Advisor to the Defence Minister V K Saraswat. Delivering a lecture on ‘DRDO, the Challenges Ahead’ at Air Marshal Y V Malse Memorial Lecture at the University ...

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South Africa, Brazil Ready For A-Darter Missile Test

A South African Air Force Saab Gripen D fighter is expected to perform the first live firing of an A-Darter short-range air-to-air missile later this month, advancing a joint project with Brazilian industry. Launched in April 2007 under a 66-month development and production programme co-funded by the Brazilian and South African air forces, the A-Darter is intended to arm the ...

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Iranian Experts Develop Electromagnetic Gun— Railgun

Iranian experts announced that they have designed and developed an electromagnetic gun that fires steel bullets without explosive propellant.   The home-made advanced gun (Railgun) enjoys a capability to fire thirty 8mm steel bullets per minute at targets. The gun needs 2 seconds to recharge after each shot and fires bullets at a velocity of 330 meters per second (about the ...

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India”Not Satisfied” With Joint Indo- Russia Multi-Role Transport Aircraft Project

 Indo-Russian Joint project to develop a multi-role transport aircraft is facing hurdles after the Centre raised objections over the business plan proposed by Moscow for the project. India was “not satisfied” over the business plan submitted by the Russian side as there was nothing much for its engineers and scientists to do in the development of the proposed aircraft, Defence ...

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Chinese President Stresses Quality In Weaponry Research And Manufacture

President Hu Jintao has urged the country’s military industry to improve its quality and efficiency in weaponry research and production so as to promote the modernization of national defense and the army. Hu made the remarks in a congratulatory letter addressed to a meeting held Thursday to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the founding of the country’s military industry. In ...

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Technology Transfer Important For FX-III Fighter Jet Project–South Korea

Foreign competitors Indicate willingness to help Korea acquire combat aircraft technology. Attention is being drawn to what technology foreign competitors can offer for South Korea’s next generation fighter procurement. Under the “FX-III” project, the Seoul government plans to purchase a high-end fleet of about 60 fighter jets with a budget of around 8.3 trillion won ($7.3 billion), seeking to deploy ...

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