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    http://www.nti.org/gsn/article/india...medium=twitter

    [*******#485057][FONT=Helvetica Neue]India is expected to conduct a trial launch of a ballistic missile interceptor on Friday, the Xinhua News Agency reported (see [/FONT][/COLOR]GSN[*******#485057][FONT=Helvetica Neue], Jan. 19, 2011).[/FONT][/COLOR][*******#485057][FONT=Helvetica Neue]"The interceptor will be launched to intercept the indigenously developed surface-to-surface ballistic missile Prithvi in midair over the Bay of Bengal" near Orissa state, defense insiders said.[/FONT][/COLOR]
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    [*******#485057][FONT=Helvetica Neue]The interceptor trial is in accordance with the South Asian state's program to field a two-tiered ballistic missile shield.[/FONT][/COLOR]
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    [*******#485057][FONT=Helvetica Neue] India in 2011 test-fired an interceptor that successfully eliminated a dummy ballistic missile above the Bay of Bengal ([/FONT][/COLOR]Xinhua News Agency,[*******#485057][FONT=Helvetica Neue] Feb. 8)[/FONT][/COLOR]
    Not surprised that the Chinese news agencies are first to report it

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    india tries to soothe upset Britain

    With the loss of the multi-million dollar MMRCA fighter-jet deal causing much heart-burn in the United Kingdom, the Indian government has sought to reassure the British by saying that it appreciates the cooperation extended by them in various fields.
    India has been slammed in the UK by various quarters for deciding on French company Dassault Rafale as the preferred bidder for the MMRCA. The loser in the race was the EADS, a four-nation consortium of which the UK is a part.
    Attempting to apply salve on Britain’s wounds, the ministry of external affairs in a statement here on Wednesday said: “Relations between India and UK are warm and friendly and have stood the test of time.” It added, “India appreciates cooperation extended by UK in a number of areas, which have contributed to India’s overall development efforts, particularly through capacity building, exchange of best practices, knowledge sharing and sharing of technology and technical expertise. The cooperation between India and UK has been and remains mutually beneficial.” Its hopes dashed for not bagging the deal, a section of the UK media has been harsh in its criticism of India.
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    [SIZE=5]Saab believes in India Order despite Jas not getting picked[/SIZE]

    Saab CEO Hakan Buskhe is still hopeful of air defense-related orders from India,although the country in the spring of 2011 excluded the Saab from the procurement of the so-called Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft, and despite media reports at the last month that India has chosen French Dassault Rafale as the main bidders.

    "You should know that India is huge and will need different types of solutions for itsair defense, and I still feel that there is an interest in our technology," he told news agency Direkt after publishing year-end report for 2011.

    He also adds that Saab has been a positive development for its entire portfolio in India.

    "Then, who has won what and not in India, which we should probably wait a whilebefore one really knows how that looks. More than that, I would not comment, but if you read the official comments by the Indian government is not entirely so that it corresponds with what competitors have said, "said Mr Buskhe.

    On January 31, reported include the Financial Times that Dassault by the Indian government appointed "preferred bidder" in the procurement of 126 fighters, butany press release or official spokesperson was quoted not.
    Google translated from this article.
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    Do I dare to say that he hopes for that additional order of 80 jets that India were talking about?[/FONT][/COLOR]

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    http://livefist.blogspot.in/2012/02/...terceptor.html

    DRDO Statement:[*******#444444][FONT=Georgia] India's DRDO today conducted a successful test launch of its endo-atmospheric interceptor missile., part of the country's ballistic missile defence (BMD) programme DRDO’s Air Defence Missile AAD-05 ([/FONT][/COLOR]Photo 1) successfully hit a modified Prithvi ballistic missile (Photo 2) and destroyed it at a height of 15 kms off the coast of Orissa near Wheeler Island. Radars located at different locations tracked the incoming ballistic missile. With the target trajectory continuously updated by the radar, the onboard guidance computer guided the AAD-05 towards the target missile. The onboard radio frequency seeker identified the target missile, guided the AAD-05 to hit the target missile directly and destroyed it. Radar and Electro Optic Tracking Systems (EOTS) tracked the missile and also recorded the fragments of the target missile falling into the Bay of Bengal. The interceptor hit the incoming ballistic missile directly and destroyed it at an altitude of 15-km. The mission was carried out in the final deliverable user configuration mode.
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    http://livefist.blogspot.in/2012/02/...ucav-aura.html
    [*******#444444][FONT=Georgia]Commissioned exclusively for [/FONT][/COLOR]Livefist, and unofficially endorsed by a couple of people familiar with the secret programme, these are the first 3D artist's impressions of India's stealth unmanned combat aerial vehicle, AURA, a programme first revealed here on Livefist two years ago. Currently in the preliminary design phase, the AURA is likely to draw design philosophies and technologies from the European flying wing UCAV concepts.

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    http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-...e1-815042.aspx

    Indian Army’s modernisation plan for current fiscal has been seriously hit with Finance Ministry re-appropriating Rs 3,000 crore ostensibly on account of delayed spending last month and the force left with only Rs 950 crore to spend for its 106 plan proposals.

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    http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/...issing/?src=tp

    An avalanche in Kashmir kills 12 soldiers and injures 4, 7 soldiers reported to be missing.

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    http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/...cle2924675.ece

    ISRO sets the ball rolling for Indian regional navigation system.

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    Agni V test would be held end of march, early april. Also, MIRV warheads are in development for Agni series.
    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/i...w/12011833.cms

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    India chopper deal figures in Italy graft investigation


    The deal for choppers for VVIP transport is under investigation in Italy. Also under investigation is the contract to supply radar and other equipment for IAC by Selex. I sense dark clouds on the horizon.


    Indian eye in the sky


    A detailed article about the capabilities of DRDO-EMB-145 AEWCS. DRDO claims that it can track 500 targets simultaneously. Considering that there are only 8 operators on that plane, it better have some considerable MMI to reduce the workload.


    While this aircraft will now undergo a full certification process over the next two years, India will receive two more Embraer aircraft by the middle of next year to be integrated with the AEW&C System.


    The Indian AESA radar is the primary sensor for the indigenous AEW & C. The radar can look 240 degrees within a short time and has a range of 350 km; it can track more than 500 targets simultaneously.

    The Defence Acquisition Council has given approval for the indigenous development of 2,700 IFF systems and the Services want a single-box solution in the IFF system. The government has the option of buying the remaining 500 IFF systems in the global market.

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    Leased Nerpa (K-152 of Project 971 "Shchuka-B") nuclear sub to arrive in India in late March.
    The nuclear-powered submarine leased from Russia for ten year, will arrive in India in late March, a source close to the Indian Ministry of Defense, told Itar-Tass.

    The submarine will arrive in the town of Visakhapatnam on March 30-31, the course underlined. After being handed over to the Indian Navy, it would be commissioned as INS Chakra.
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    Mirage 2000 fighter plane crashes, both pilots eject safely


    A twin seater Mirage 2000 crashed after taking off from Maharajpur AFB. First mirage crash due to engine failure.

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    Approval granted for issue of RFP for MRMR tender.
    http://www.stratpost.com/india-appro...l-aircraft-buy
    The Defense Acquisitions Council of the Ministry of Defense has accepted the necessity for procuring nine Medium Range Maritime Reconnaissance (MRMR) aircraft for the Indian Navy. The Acceptance of Necessity (AON) this week came after the evaluation of data provided by vendors in response to the Request for Information (RFI) issued almost exactly a year back.


    Interestingly, while earlier the perceived requirement was for six aircraft, this has now been upped by three, with an option for additional aircraft, the number of which is yet to be carved in stone.

    Aircraft Manufacturers and Makes


    Boeing: Boeing P-8 (Turbofan)


    Airbus: Airbus A-319 (Turbofan)


    Embraer: 145 MP (Turbofan)


    Dassault: Falcon 900 MPA (Turbofan)


    Saab: Saab 2000 (Turboprop)


    ATR: ATR 72 (Turboprop)


    Bombardier: Q400 (Turboprop)


    Casa: C-295 (Turboprop)


    Lockheed Martin: C-130 [Interestingly, the RFI had required the aircraft to be a twin engine aircraft. The four turboprop engines of the Hercules may be considered to merely exceed requirements. And the same goes for the Dassault Falcon's three engines.]

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    US troops to celebrate Holi with Indian Army.


    New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) A group of 200 US army troops will get a taste and a feel of Holi, the Indian festival of colours, even as they test their battlefield skills with Indian Army personnel during an annual war game in the Rajasthan desert beginning next week.

    With barely a week left for the exercise to begin, a group of 30 American troops along with their Stryker reconnaissance armoured personnel carriers and support equipment arrived here Monday. The rest will arrive later.

    The American troops will participate in the bilateral Yudh Abhyas-2012 war games involving the mechanised forces of the two countries, an army spokesperson said here.

    'With Holi falling within the training calendar (on March 8), the US troops will also get a colourful experience of this vibrant festival as a part of the cultural exchange between troops,' the spokesperson said.
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    DCNS India delivers to MDL the first locally produced Scorpene submarines equipments
    The delivery, managed by DCNS India, was achieved on time, meeting all the stringent quality standards required for on-board use on a submarine (100% quality compliance).

    The shipyard Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL) has received the first Indian made equipment for the Scorpene submarines programme (P75). MDL has congratulated this successful industrial performance during the recently held Government to Government (G2G) meeting between India and France.

    MDL is producing six SSK Scorpene submarines (P75) under transfer of technology (ToT) from DCNS. Simultaneously, DCNS India*, DCNS Group’s subsidiary in India, is working at the selection and qualification of Indian companies as partners for local production of the Scorpenes’ equipments.
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