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Pakistan Navy To Boost Air Surveillance Capability

The Pakistan Navy will increase its aerial surveillance capabilities with the acquisition of airborne early warning and UAV systems. This was announced by the Navy’s chief of staff, Adm. Noman Bashir, during a Jan. 29 visit to the service’s aviation base, PNS Mehran, in Karachi. The admiral was attending a ceremony to induct Fokker F-27 Friendship maritime surveillance aircraft into ...

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Indian Republic Day 2009

India show cased it’s military power this year in it’s republic day parade. The main attractions were of Indian Airforce inventory. India show cased a mock-up of yet-to-inducted Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS). The new AWACS from Israeli Aerospace Industries will fitted on a Russian made IL-76 aircraft as it’s base. There were also fly-past featuring helicopters Mi-17IV and ...

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Two Spanish Mirage F1 warplanes crashed

Two Spanish Mirage F1 warplanes crashed during a training mission in Albacete yesterday, killing all three airforce crew, the country’s defence ministry said. Carme Chacon, the defence minister, yesterday left Madrid for the south-eastern province to visit the site and meet relatives of the dead, who were based at the town of Los Llanos. It was not immediately clear whether ...

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Indian forces prepared to meet any eventuality: Air Chief

The Indian armed forces are prepared to meet any eventuality, Air Force (IAF) chief, Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major, said on Saturday.pTies between nuclear-armed Pakistan and India, which have fought three wars since 1947, have deteriorated sharply after coordinated attacks by 10 gunmen on Mumbai in late November that killed 179 people./pp”If you are talking of the armed forces, ...

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JF-17X- A Pakistani Stealth Fighter

In what is seen as a counter to India’s effort to jointly develop the Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) with Russia’s Sukhoi Aircraft Corp, Pakistan’s Kamra-based Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) and China’s Chengdu Aerospace Corp (CAC) last October inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly develop an advanced, stealthy, single-seat and single-engined derivative of the JF-17 Thunder fourth-generation light ...

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India signs $3 billion deal with Boeing

India has signed a US$2.1 billion (S$3 billion) with US aerospace giant Boeing to buy maritime surveillance aircraft for the Indian navy,br /br /The agreement to buy eight P-81 long-range reconnaissance aircraft marks India’s biggest military aircraft deal with the United States, defence ministry officials said. The contract was signed on January 1 2009 in New Delhi.br /br /’The deal ...

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What will Obama do about the F-22?

Sometime during his first couple of months in office, President-elect Barack Obama will have to confront one of his first big decisions about U.S. defense policy and budgets.br /br /And it’s a thorny one.br /br /Specifically, Obama and his as-yet-unnamed circle of top defense advisers will have to determine whether to continue spending roughly $4 billion a year to buy ...

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