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Cochin Shipyard launches first fast patrol vessel for Coast Guard


The Hindu Business Line Cochin Shipyard Ltd has launched the first fast patrol vessel (FPV), being built for the Indian Coast Guard, on Wednesday. The vessel — Aadesh — was launched by Jayasree Muralidharan, in the presence of M.P. Muralidharan, Director General, Indian Coast Guard (ICG). K. Subramaniam, Chairman and Managing Director, senior officials of [...]

Indian Army held artillery demonstration in Nashik


PTI Indian Army today held a spectacular demonstration of its fire power with 155 mm Howitzers blazing and multi-role helicopters displaying their might in the sky at the annual event organised by Artillery Division at Deolali Camp near here. Under “Exercise Topchi”, major artillery guns including 120 mm mortar, Indian Field Gun, 155 mm Bofors [...]

Russia, China Plan to Boost Cooperation on Missile Defense


RIA Novosti Russia and China are planning to intensify their cooperation on missile defense in response to America’s growing missile defense potential around the globe, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev said on Wednesday. [AdsWithin] “We are concerned about US plans to build a global missile defense system, including in the Asia-Pacific region,” Patrushev said [...]

Indian Coast Guard beef up patrolling fleet


IANS The Indian Coast Guard further augmented their patrolling capacity with the commissioning of inshore patrol vessel ‘Rajkamal’ by union Minister of State for Defence Jitendra Singh here Tuesday. The 50-metre vessel that can achieve a maximum speed of 34 knots is armed with state-of-the-art weaponry and advanced communication and navigational equipment, said a statement [...]

India test-fires manoeuvrable version of BrahMos missile


PTI India on Wednesday successfully test-fired a highly manoeuvrable version of the 290-km range supersonic cruise missile BrahMos from a naval warship off the coast of Vishakhapatnam in Bay of Bengal. “At 9.30 am, the missile blasted off in a pre-designated war scenario taking a ‘double-manoeuvre in S-form’ hitting the designated target ship just one [...]

Russia to Get 20 New Aerospace Defense Radars


© RIA Novosti Russia’s Aerospace Defense Forces will received about 20 new radar stations this year, a Defense Ministry spokesman said on Tuesday. The radars will include systems of different classes and modifications, including Gamma-S, Nebo-U and Podlyot-K, as well as modernized Desna and Kasta systems, Col. Alexei Zolotukhin said. He said on Sunday the [...]

Russia’s defense steps up in aerospace missiles

800px-S-400_Triumf_SAM After shutting down production of the S-300 missile defense system, Russia is moving to equip its new S-400 and S-500 systems with hypersonic missiles. A shortage of more advanced missiles, however, stands in the way of the Ministry of Defense’s plans. Russia is planning to open two major plants to produce much-needed advanced hypersonic [...]

IAF strengthening VIP fleet with new Embraers


IANS The Indian Air Force (IAF) is strengthening its VIP fleet with four new Embraer 145 aircraft and AW101 chopppers. The IAF’s Delhi-based Communication Squadron, which has just got the first lot of three VIP role helicopters, already has four Embraer 135s. The newer aircraft, being acquired from Brazil, will have some security features similar [...]

Pak troops cross LoC, kill 2 Indian jawans brutally


PTI In a gruesome attack, Pakistani troops on Tuesday crossed into Indian territory and ambushed an Army patrol party killing two soldiers whose heads were reportedly chopped off. The attack took place along the Line of Control in Poonch district when Pakistanis came about 100 metres into Indian territory and assaulted the patrol party. Besides [...]

Russia takes delivery of fighters, bombers


UPI The Russian air force has received two new batches of fighter and bomber aircraft from Sukhoi. Sukhoi said the deliveries last month were comprised of six Su-35S production multifunctional fighter aircraft and five serial Su-34 frontline bombers. The Su-35S, called the Flanker-E by NATO, is an upgraded single-seat, twin-engined 4++ generation fighter with a [...]

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