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Taiwan shows ‘carrier killer’ missile as China launches aircraft carrier


BNS Even as China’s lone aircraft carrier embarked on its maiden voyage, Taiwan, in a defiant show of strength, has displayed an indigenous “carrier killer” supersonic cruise missile. As it opened the biennial Taipei Aerospace and Defense Technology Exhibition (TADTE) 2011 on Wednesday, a day when China commenced sea trial of its Soviet-era aircraft carrier, [...]

Army to test 2 Agni missiles


Express News Service , The New Indian Express The Indian Army has planned to conduct flight tests of two Agni variant missiles from the missile testing range off the Orissa coast in the next 45 days. These tests are aimed at gauging the effectiveness of the weapons and their performance in real time situation. Defence [...]

India soon to be ready for any missile attack


CNN-IBN India is likely to come up with a state of the art technology which will allow it to counter any missile attack. The new missile defence system is likely to be up and running in two years. When Pakistan tested its 60-km range tactical nuclear missile, the Nasr, a few months ago, the message [...]

Preparations apace for Agni V launch


THE HINDU The defence establishment of the country will be keeping a close watch as India’s Main Battle Tank Arjun Mark II, which can fire missiles to destroy long range targets, goes through trials in the dessert environs of Pokharan. The pre-induction trials, which started Saturday, are about the efficacy of scientific and technological up [...]

Prahaar missile test-fired successfully


PTI Chandipur-on-sea: India Thursday successfully conducted the first test-fire of its indigenously developed short-range, quick reaction, tactical missile ‘Prahar’ from the Integrated Test Range off Orissa coast. “The test launch was fully successful as the surface-to-surface, sleek missile mounted on a road mobile launcher, roared into an overcast sky, seconds within it’s blast off,” defence [...]

New Tactical short-range missile test July-end : DRDO


DECCAN CHRONICLE The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a new tactical short-range missile which has greater accuracy than the unguided missiles currently being used by the Indian Army.Called Prahar, the missile has a range of 150 km. Six missiles can be loaded on to a single launcher, making it more cost-effective than [...]

Russian-Indian JV to develop Brahmos-2 hypersonic missile


RIA Novosti The Russian-Indian joint venture Brahmos Aerospace will start developing a new Brahmos-2 hypersonic missile this year, Brahmos Aerospace Director Alexander Maksichev said on Sunday. “During the year, we are planning to start work on a hypersonic missile, Brahmos-2. This will be a completely new missile,’ he said on the sidelines of a conference [...]

Air chief PV Naik in favour of flexing missile power


Hindustan Times India must develop strategic missiles with intercontinental reach to deliver warheads more than 5,500 km away, the country’s senior-most military commander has said, proposing a dramatic increase in the country’s strike range. India plans to cap its strategic missile reach at 5,000 km, establishing a posture of deterrence against China and Pakistan. India’s [...]

With China in mind, Agni-V test scheduled for December


TNN India finally plans to test its most ambitious strategic missile Agni-V, with near ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile) capabilities, this December after some delay. With high road mobility, fast-reaction ability and a strike range over 5,000 km, Agni-V would even bring China’s northernmost regions within its nuclear strike envelope if it is ever required. The [...]

India developing interceptor missile with 5,000 km range


PTI India has started working on a network of air-defence systems which would be able to shoot down any enemy missile even at a distance of 5,000 kms, before it can enter the Indian air space. The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has already developed a missile that can intercept an incoming aerial threat [...]

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