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Status of HAL Tejas for the Indian Navy

Status of HAL Tejas for the Indian Navy

The Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) a.k.a HAL Tejas for the Indian Navy is 100% indigenous and is being made in India. The indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Navy is a Short Takeoff but Arrested Recovery (STOBAR) configuration aircraft designed to suit the Indian Navy’s aircraft carriers. The Shore Based Test Facility (SBTF) built at INS Hansa, Goa specifically as part ...

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Lockheed Martin receives almost $1 billion for new hyper-sonic weapon system

Lockheed Martin receives almost $1 billion for new hyper-sonic weapon system

Pentagon’s No.1 weapons supplier Lockheed Martin Corp. has received a $988,8 million U.S. Air Force contract modification for the next-generation hypersonic weapon system, U.S. Department of Defense reported on Monday. The modification to the previously awarded contract covers critical design review, test and production readiness support of the Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon, or ARRW, program. The ARRW is one of ...

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Belarus criticizes Su-30, F-16 cheaper to maintain

Belarus criticizes Su-30, F-16 cheaper to maintain

Russia has started implementing a contract on the delivery of a batch of its newest Su-30SM multirole fighter jets to Belarus, but some analysts raised concerns about costs over the entire life cycle of the aircraft, from fabrication to maintenance. The publication Lenta.ru reported Friday that a wide range of renowned experts has expressed their concerns regarding Belarus selected Russian-made ...

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Chinese navy set to build fourth aircraft carrier, but plans for a more advanced ship are put on hold

Chinese navy set to build fourth aircraft carrier, but plans for a more advanced ship are put on hold

The Chinese navy is moving ahead with plans to build another aircraft carrier, but plans for a fifth have been put on hold for now, according to military insiders. They said that technical challenges and high costs had put the brakes on the programme and the recent merger of the country’s two major shipbuilders was unlikely to have a significant ...

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Boeing Starliner placed atop United Launch Alliance rocket for first flight

Boeing Starliner placed atop United Launch Alliance rocket for first flight

Boeing’s new CST-100 Starliner is now connected to the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket that will launch the spacecraft on its first flight test to the International Space Station. Liftoff from Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station is targeted for Dec. 17. Starliner was mated to the rocket’s upper stage in ULA’s Vertical Integration Facility ...

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Indian HAL Tejas likely contender for Malaysia’s LCA programme

Indian HAL Tejas likely contender for Malaysia’s LCA programme

Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), India’s indigenous single-engine supersonic fighter and one of the flying machines in the Indian Air Force (IAF) arsenal, is likely to be one of the jets which Malaysia is keen to evaluate as part of the defence modernisation programme. Malaysia will call for bids from global defence majors in early 2020 for the supply of ...

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Turkey has activated at least one battery of S-400 missile system

Turkey has activated at least one battery of S-400 missile system

Turkey has started testing the Russian-made S-400 air defense systems purchased from Moscow, despite threats of sanctions from the United States. As seen in the picture, American made F-16 was used for testing and calibration of a 91N6E surveillance & acquisition radar and a 96L6E air search & acquisition radar (mounted on an 40V6M mast) on an S-400 battery. Turkey ...

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Missile battery on the roof of a Building near the White House

“Mystery” missile battery spotted on roof of building across street from White House

NBC News reported Tuesday that the White House and also the U.S. Capitol were placed on temporary lockdown following an airspace violation in Washington D.C., per law enforcement sources. The Secret Service said in a statement that the temporary lockdown was because of a “potential violation of the restricted airspace within the Capital Region.” During lockdown also was noticed the ...

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