BrahMos missile successfully test fired with new indigenised components

Indo-Russian joint venture supersonic cruise missile BrahMos is slowly but steadily turning into an indigenous system. The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Tuesday conducted a developmental trial of the world class missile with several indigenous components incorporated for the first time. The missile…

BrahMos missile successfully test fired under life extension program along the Odisha coast

India today successfully test-fired the Indo-Russian joint venture BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a test range along the Odisha coast to validate some new features. The missile was test-fired from a mobile launcher stationed at Launchpad 3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur…

BrahMos to attain 76% localisation in six months

BrahMos, the world’s fastest supersonic cruise missile, will be achieving 75 per cent localisation in the next six months from the current 65 per cent domestic components that goes into its production, a top BrahMos Aerospace official has said. “As of today 65 per cent…

China installs cruise missiles on South China Sea outposts

China has installed anti-ship cruise missiles and surface-to-air missile systems on three of its outposts in the South China Sea, US news network CNBC reported on Wednesday, citing sources with direct knowledge of US intelligence reports. The installations, if confirmed, would mark the first Chinese…

Why It Might Be Impossible to Stop a Cruise Missile Attack For Now

Is there a way to defend large swaths of land against a cruise missile attack? Right now, there is no operational weapons system that can provide area air defense against terrain-hugging cruise missiles over land—only point defense is possible. However, there are systems and technologies…

Pakistan Navy releases images of Zarb coastal defence system

The Pakistan Navy (PN) has released one of the first images of its Zarb land-based anti-ship cruise missile (ASCM) system (also known as the Zarb Weapon System) being test-launched. In the April issue of its Navy News magazine, the PN published a photograph of the…

IS NEW DEFENCE PLANNING COMMITTEE DIFFERENT FROM PAST EFFORTS

Have you seen the Emily Blunt-Tom Cruise blockbuster The Edge of Tomorrow ? If not then you probably should as it is perhaps the single most profound insight into India’s defence thinking. The story goes something like this (spoiler alert): Aliens have invaded and overrun…

Air Force awards nearly $1 billion contract for a hypersonic cruise missile

The U.S. Air Force has selected Lockheed Martin to design and prototype a new hypersonic cruise missile, as part of a broad Pentagon push to kickstart America’s hypersonic arsenal. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the “design, development, engineering, systems integration, test, logistics planning, and aircraft integration…

Syria hands over two unexploded cruise missiles to Russia found after US strike — source

Syria hands over two unexploded cruise missiles to Russia found after US strike — source DAMASCUS : Two cruise missiles found unexploded by the Syrian military after the US missile strike on April 14 have been handed over to Russia, a source in the Syrian…

Russian Navy gets nuclear sub, 3 warships and Kalibr cruise missiles this year

Russian Navy gets nuclear sub, 3 warships and Kalibr cruise missiles this year MOSCOW : The Russian Navy received a nuclear submarine, three warships, two helicopters and almost 50 Kalibr cruise missiles in the first three months of 2018, Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said…