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Once Bitten, HAL Pushes Spin Kit On Basic Trainer

It’s prized HJT-36 intermediate jet trainer in the doldrums after failing to prove capable of stall-and-spin maneouvers (and forcing the Indian Air Force to consider reformatting its training curriculum) India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HA...
by Defense news alert on Dec 21, 2016

Israel Aerospace Industries Delivers First G550-Based AEW Aircraft to Italy

At a ceremony held at Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), Israel and Italy have marked another significant step in the realization of the agreement signed in 2012 with the delivery of the first of two CAEW aircraft to Italy. The ceremony was attended...
by Defense news alert on Dec 20, 2016

Finland Issues RFP for Future Ships’ Combat System

The Finnish Defence Forces’ Logistics Command will send requests to 12 domestic and foreign companies to participate in tendering for a battle system for the Squadron 2020 vessels. Replies are expected by 13.2.2017.After this date an invitation to...
by Defense news alert on Dec 20, 2016

China’s AC352 Completes First Flight with WZ16 Engine

The first flight of the Avicopter AC352, powered with WZ16 engine, took place today in Harbin. The AC352 is a new seven-ton, twin-engine, multi-purpose rotorcraft jointly developed by Avicopter and Airbus Helicopters.The WZ16 met all the performance...
by Defense news alert on Dec 20, 2016

China returns seized US naval sea drone

China on Tuesday returned a US underwater probe it seized in the South China Sea, the Pentagon confirmed after Beijing’s capture of the craft sparked a dispute between the two powers.The Chinese navy handed over the drone near where it was seized,...
by Defense news alert on Dec 20, 2016

Bird-like drone uses feathers for a more precise flight path

A new bio-inspired drone uses bird-like feathers to adjust its wingspan while in flight. The ability allows for a more precise flight path and more exact maneuvers.Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, or EPFL, wanted...
by Defense news alert on Dec 20, 2016

China returns seized US naval sea drone

China on Tuesday returned a US underwater probe it seized in the South China Sea, the Pentagon confirmed after Beijing's capture of the craft sparked a dispute between the two powers.The Chinese navy handed over the drone near where it was seized, th...
by Defense news alert on Dec 20, 2016

Intel acquires ESA incubator company

There are thousands of drone companies out there, but Intel has chosen to acquire Mavinci, a start-up from one of ESA's business incubators in Germany that has developed an easy-to-use system for land surveillance."They focus on precision payloads fo...
by Defense news alert on Dec 20, 2016

Acquisition of Israeli Radars – First Phase of Czech Air Defense Modernization

The Czech Army 25th Air Defence Missile Regiment based in Strakonice, south Bohemia, has four Soviet-made KUB systems equipped with missiles whose lifespan will expire in 2020. The SA-6B GAINFUL Mod 1 is the last version of the system with reinforced...
by Defense news alert on Dec 20, 2016

HQ Base Workshop Group EME Recruitment 2017 - 68 Vacancies

HQ Base Workshop Group EME Recruitment 2017 - 68 Electrician, Telecom Mechanic, MTS, LDC and other HQ Base Workshop Group EME invite prescribed format applications from interested eligible candidates to recruit 68 Group C Vacancies by the candidates...
by Livelatest on Dec 20, 2016

Alpha Defence Company To Make Navigation Satellites For ISRO

Leading defence electronics and aerospace firm Alpha Design Technologies Ltd. announced on Monday signing a contract to make navigation satellites for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)."The contract envisages assembling, integrating, test...
by Defense news alert on Dec 20, 2016

Underwater radio, anyone?

Here's something easy to forget when you are chatting on your cell phone or flipping channels on your smart TV: although wireless communication seems nothing short of magic, it is a brilliant, reality-anchored application of physics and engineering i...
by Defense news alert on Dec 20, 2016

IAEA content with oil-rich Iran, Iran seeks sanction review

The director-general of the nuclear watchdog for the United Nations said oil-rich Iran is meeting its commitments to downplay weapons concerns.Yukiya Amano, the director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, spent the weekend in Tehran d...
by Defense news alert on Dec 20, 2016

HHI Wins $1.5 Bn Contract for LPD 28 Amphibious Ship

Pentagon Contract Announcement(Source: US Department of Defense; issued Dec 19, 2016)Huntington Ingalls Industries, Pascagoula, Mississippi, is being awarded a $1,463,276,000 fixed-price-incentive modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024...
by Defense news alert on Dec 20, 2016

Australia, France Sign Inter-Governmental Agreement on Future Subs

Australia and France Sign Future Submarine Inter-Governmental Agreement(Source: Australian Prime Minister’s Office; issued Dec 20, 2016)In Adelaide today, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (R) and French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian...
by Defense news alert on Dec 20, 2016

Court to Rule on Canada’s $15Bn Saudi Arms Deal

(Source: The Globe and Mail; published Dec. 18, 2016)OTTAWA --- The federal government is defending its decision to export combat vehicles to Saudi Arabia by arguing in court that the Canadian Foreign Minister has such broad authority to green-light...
by Defense news alert on Dec 20, 2016

Australia inks mega deal to buy French subs

Shortfin Barracudas SubmarineAustralia on Tuesday signed a mega deal to purchase a fleet of next-generation submarines from France, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull hailing the vessels’ “cutting-edge technology”.French Defence Minister Jean...
by Defense news alert on Dec 19, 2016

US Secretary of the Navy Announces Need for 355-ship Navy

The Secretary of the Navy announced the results of the 2016 Force Structure Assessment (FSA), a year-long effort which began in January that was conducted to evaluate long-term defense security requirements for future naval forces today at the Pentag...
by Defense news alert on Dec 19, 2016

China Agrees to Return US Naval Drone, Trump Says Beijing Can Keep it

The Pentagon says it has “secured an understanding” with Beijing that it will return a U.S. Navy underwater drone seized in the South China Sea.The seizure of the submersible on December 16 sparked a row between Washington and Beijing that drew i...
by Defense news alert on Dec 19, 2016

US Army’s first armored multi-purpose vehicle rolls off production line

The first Armored Multi-Purpose Vehicle rolled off the production line in York, Pennsylvania, Dec. 15, 2016. It is shown here during a demonstration shortly after roll-out. (Photo Credit: Courtesy of PEO Ground Combat Systems)The first armored multi-...
by Defense news alert on Dec 19, 2016


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