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World Powers Modernize, Improve Nuke Arsenals

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released today the findings of SIPRI Yearbook 2018, which assesses the current state of armaments, disarmament and international security. One of the key findings includes the state of world's nuclear forces as of January 2018. "All the nuclear weapon-possessing states are developing new nuclear weapon systems and modernizing their existing systems" the report stated. The inventories listed in the table above show a small decline in the U.S. and Russian inventories, as Russia modernizes its strategic weapon's arsenal, and the US phases out some of the oldest warheads, under the nuclear disarmament agreements.

World Powers Modernize, Improve Nuke Arsenals

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released today the findings of SIPRI Yearbook 2018, which assesses the current state of armaments, disarmament and international security. One of the key findings includes the state of world's nuclear forces as of January 2018. "All the nuclear weapon-possessing states are developing new nuclear weapon systems and modernizing their existing systems" the report stated. The inventories listed in the table above show a small decline in the U.S. and Russian inventories, as Russia modernizes its strategic weapon's arsenal, and the US phases out some of the oldest warheads, under the nuclear disarmament agreements.

India Tests Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet for Future AAM/SAM Propulsion

June 3, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: India, Russia, Syndicated Industry News 
The Indian Defense Research & Development Organization (DRDO) completed a first test flight of an advanced propulsion system that promises to enhance the range and agility of air-to-air (AAM) and surface-to-air missiles (SAM). The Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) developed under a joint Indo-Russian R&D project achieved a speed of Mach 3 on its first flight.

DEFEXPO 2018 HIGHLIGHTS – Armored Vehicles (Part III)

Part III of our photo review of DEFEXPO 2018 features news of armored vehicles.

DEFEXPO 2018 HIGHLIGHTS – Unmanned Systems

The fourth part of our photo report highlighting UAV topics from the DEFEXPO 2018 exhibition in India.

DEFEXPO 2018 Artillery Highlights (Part II)

April 13, 2018 by · Comment
Filed under: BAE Systems, IAI, India, Syndicated Industry News 
Part II in our photographic coverage of DEFEXPO 2018 features artillery systems.

DEFEXPO 2018 – Photo Highlights (Part I)

Following are our first photographic impressions from DEFEXPO 2018 that was held south of Chennai, in South India this week. Follow-up reports will highlight specific areas including combat aircraft and weapons, unmanned systems, armor and artillery.

New Orders Expand Indian LRSAM Integration to More Vessels

May 20, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: IAI, India, Syndicated Industry News 
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced today it has been awarded an additional, $630 million- contract for the supply of LRSAM air & missile defense systems for four ships of the Indian navy. The type of ships was not released but are likely to be Project 15B Visakhapatnam-class missile destroyers, scheduled for commissioning from 2018 through 2024.
              

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New Indian Order Brings Barak-8 Order Book to US$ 5 Billion

April 6, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: India, missile defense, Syndicated Industry News 

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Entry of International Players Could Change India’s Aerospace Landscape Forever

February 13, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: Boeing, IAI, India, Lockheed Martin, Syndicated Industry News 
The Aero India 2017 airshow opening today (February 14) at Indian Air Force (IAF) Station Yelahanka, Bengaluru marks the 11th Aero India airshow. Unlike past events dominated by competitors seeking to sell aircraft to India, this time the world’s largest aerospace industries are offering to deliver complete production lines that will roll out today’s fighter […]
              

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Larsen & Toubro and MBDA establish Joint Venture for missile systems development in India

February 13, 2017 by · Comment
Filed under: France, India, Syndicated Industry News 
Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and European weapon system specialist MBDA have announced the formation of an Indian based Joint Venture to pursue opportunities for the development and supply of missiles systems to meet the growing potential requirements of the Indian armed forces. To begin with, the JV will look to develop and supply fifth generation anti-tank guided missiles, anti-ship missiles for coastal defense and high-speed target drones.
              

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IAI Introduces an Export Version of Heron TP

February 8, 2017 by · Comment
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First Flight for Rustom II – India’s MALE Drone

November 18, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: India, Israel, Syndicated Industry News 
The Indian Tapas 201 (Rustom II) remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) made its first flight on November 16. Photo: DRDOThe Indian Tapas 201 remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) made its first flight on November 16, the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) announced. The aircraft, formerly known as 'Rustom II,' was developed by the DRDO's Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE). The flight took place at the Aeronautical Test Range in Chitradurga, in the south of India.
              

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Successful Tests for Indo-Israeli Land-Based Air Defense System

June 30, 2016 by · Comment
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Clearing MTCR Obstacle, India Requests the US to Supply Weaponized Drones

June 28, 2016 by · Comment
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India to Buy 145 M777 Howitzers From US

June 26, 2016 by · Comment
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Su-30 MKI Conducts First Flight with BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missile

June 25, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: India, Syndicated Industry News 
Su-30 MKI lands after first carraige test of the BrahMos A missile, June 25, 2016. Photo via Anantha Krishnan, TwitterIndia tested today an air-launched version of the BrahMos supersonic attack missile on an Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi Su-30 MKI aircraft. The missile was not launched on this test, as the flight was designed to test the weapon's aircraft integration.
              

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Indian Space Agency Tested a Reusable Satellite Launcher

May 25, 2016 by · Comment
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Successful Indian Missile Intercept was in fact a Failure!

May 24, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: India, missile defense, Syndicated Industry News 
News reports published pictures of the interceptor being launched from the missile test range off Odisha coast. Photo: DRDONews reports aired yesterday said it the recent 'successful' intercept of a ballistic missile target was, in fact, a complete failure, as the interceptor wasn't launched at all!
              

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Tata Power SED to Produce Active Protection Systems for Saab

March 29, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Force Protection, India, Sweden, Syndicated Industry News 
At Defexpo 2016 TATA Power SED displayed a model of the LEDS 150 active protection system integrated on a T-90 tank, anticipating Indian Army interest in such solutions. Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-UpdateThe Swedish defense company Saab and Indian company Tata Power Strategic Engineering Division (Tata Power SED) have started the process of manufacturing Self-Protection Systems for Land-based Platforms, for the Indian market and for export to Saab’s global market.
              

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Alpha Design to Assemble Hermes UAVs in India

March 29, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: Elbit Systems, India, Syndicated Industry News 
Alpha Design, a long term partner of Elbit Systems, will enter the UAV business as a supplier, manufacturer and subcontractor for Elbit Systems' for the Hermes 900 and 450 line of UAVs, providing the airframe manufacturing and assembly for the drones. Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-UpdateElbit Systems and Alpha Design company of India are announcing today (Wednesday) an agreement to build Hermes 900 and Hermes 450 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in India, for domestic customers and for export.
              

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DRDO Displays MRSAM Fire Unit at DEFEXPO

March 29, 2016 by · Comment
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MRSAM fire unit, unveiled at Defexpo 2016 by DRDO. Photo: Noam Eshel, Defense-UpdateThe Indian Defense Research & Development Organization (DRDO) unveiled at Defexpo 2016 the fire unit of Medium Range Surface-to-Air (MRSAM) missile system, developed and manufactured for the Indian Air Force and Army.
              

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Reliance Forms JV with Rafael, to Focus on Missiles & Aerostats

March 29, 2016 by · Comment
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DRDO Demonstrates Arjun Mk II, ICV Combat Vehicles in Action at Defexpo 2016

March 28, 2016 by · Comment
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58910India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Indian armored vehicle manufacturers displayed today for the first time a number of combat vehicles developed in India for the Indian armed forces. Among the new vehicles were Arjun Mk II, Kestrel Wheeled Armored Platform (WhAP) and 4x4 Armored Mine Protected Vehicle (MPV) developed by Tata.
              

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Israel’s EO Technologies Bolster Indian Homeland Security

March 27, 2016 by · Comment
Filed under: India, Syndicated Industry News 
Modular Long-Range EO/IR Day/Night Observation System from Controp. Photo: ContropA number of Israeli companies are displaying advanced technologies developed for military and security applications, that are made available for export to India. This report covers a long range observation system from Controp, a multi-sensor observation system from RP Opticals, FiberPatrol-PR fence and pipeline alert system from Magal and the new Cardinal SWIR IR detector from SCD.
              

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