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SpaceX has hurtled to the top of the launch industry over the past decade, last year bringing in more revenue than any other rocket company, according to Jefferies on Sunday.

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China is having to reassess its naval shipbuilding plans in the face of economic, technical and strategic challenges at home and abroad, according to military insiders.

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Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq: ESLT; TASE: ESLT) announced today that it has been awarded a $127 million contract to supply vehicular tactical radio systems to the Army of a country in South Asia. The contract will be performed over a three-year period.

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Multi-Role Helicopters are an essential part of any modern naval fleet. They have a critical role in the fleet’s anti-submarine capabilities.

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Islamabad made a rare exception for External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to fly directly through Pakistani airspace to attend the SCO meet in Bishkek last week, officials in Delhi and Islamabad confirmed to The Hindu.

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India’s first high capacity indigenous long range 155mm/52 gun and Dhanush’s supplement ATAGS (Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System) firing user trials of next stage began from Friday.

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India has sent a team to France to probe the “break-in” into its Rafale project management team’s office in the suburbs of Paris in France on May 19, in what was possibly an espionage attempt to steal data related to the fighters being acquired by the IAF.

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How do stars form? What is the connection between galaxies and black holes? Is there life beyond Earth? A next-generation telescope is expected to answer these grand questions .

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As a new government is set to take over, the task at the Ministry of Defence is well cut out. The decisions, especially those on induction of critical military equipment, will define the level of military readiness for India in the coming years.

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The country may soon see defence pilots join the civil aviation sector to tackle the staff crunch. On Saturday, Usha Padhee, joint secretary of the civil aviation ministry, met defence personnel to discuss the feasibility of pilots making the transition from fighter planes to passenger aircraft.

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The Assam Rifles, a central paramilitary force that guards India's border with Myanmar, will soon have presence in Jammu and Kashmir as the government has approved conversion and placement of one of its battalion into the NDRF.

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Defending Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks that clouds can help planes elude radar, Army chief General Bipin Rawat has said that some types of radar cannot see through clouds because of the manner in which it operates.

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Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat has said the Balakot attack in February was to ensure that terrorists being trained across the border do not survive to carry out action against India.

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Pakistan is ready to hold talks with the new Indian government to resolve all outstanding issues, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said.

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Having retired many years ago, my request to fly in the naval version of the light combat aircraft, also ‘Tejas’, may have seemed whimsical or eccentric to naval headquarters.

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China has a history of overwhelming its enemies with sheer numbers of troops. Now, China may have a modern iteration on that tactic: swarms of tiny rocket-armed helicopter drones that will swamp enemy forces like angry bees.

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Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Altaf Hussain felicitated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the sweeping victory of BJP-led NDA government in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections.

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Clearly, as the challenge from the Chinese Navy grows, the US needs to work with core allies and partners to shape more effective defenses in the years ahead.

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