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The Indian Navy has selected Stratford-based Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of Hartford-based United Technologies Corp., to provide 16 Seahawk helicopters.
Kolkata: India will now export two warships to Sri Lanka after delivering a warship to Mauritius for the first time, Minister of State for Defence Production Rao Inderjit Singh said on Saturday.
Preparations are afoot at the defence base off Odisha coast for the first canister launch of India’s longest range nuclear capable missile Agni-V. The test is likely to be conducted on January 7 or 8 and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been invited to witness the launch.
India today tested a one ton indigenously-developed glide bomb which successfully hit a target 100 kms away. The precision-guided bomb, tested in the Bay of Bengal off the coast of Odisha, was dropped by an Indian Air Force aircraft.
Thirty-two years after the LCA project was sanctioned, IAF will finally get its first home-grown Tejas fighter in March 2015. The multi-role jet is now ready to fly in all-weather conditions but cannot yet fire long-range missiles as well as undergo mid-air refuelling to double its strike range.
New Delhi: At least 54 missing defence personnel of 1965 and 1971 wars are believed to be in custody in Pakistan, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar told parliament Friday.
NEW DELHI: Indian Air Force received 81 Sukhoi-30 MKI aircraft as against 112 due till 2012-13 from state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) because of delay in receipt of technical documents from Russian manufacturer Rosoboronexport (ROE).
New Delhi, Dec. 19 (ANI): Defence Research and Development Org (DRDO) on Friday successfully tested a 1000 kg glide bomb designed and developed by it.
Giving a boost to India's defence, the Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) Technology Demonstrator TD-3 recently made its successful maiden flight.
International Defence News

TAIPEI – The US government awarded a $308 million contract modification Tuesday to Lockheed Martin to supply Taiwan with 144 active electronically scanned array (AESA) radars for the upgrade of 144 F-16A/B Block 20 fighter aircraft.
WASHINGTON – It took the better part of two years, but Congress has finally approved the potential transfer to Taiwan and Mexico of six frigates being decommissioned by the US Navy.
OTTAWA — Canada's defense minister announced Friday the addition of a fifth military transport jumbo jet to its fleet, as the nation continues expanding its combat and humanitarian reach around the world.
The Joint Precision Airdrop System (JPADS) is meant to land cargo exactly where it needs to go. But how would Tobyhanna Army Depot deliver an upgraded component of the systems where they needed to go, when they needed to be there in less than 10 days?
WASHINGTON — The US State Department has signed off two potential sales to Iraq, one for for M1A1 Abarams tanks and another covering M1151A1 up-armored Humvees.
The enemy has a new name. Many people are starting to reject acronyms like ISIS and ISIL to refer to the Islamic extremist group in Iraq and Syria.
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