Rustom-2 drone to be delivered to armed forces by 2020 DRDO chief

THE Rustom-II Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), which is being developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), will be delivered to the armed forces by 2020, said DRDO Chairman S Chistopher, in Pune on Friday. Christopher was speaking to the media on the sidelines…

INDIA’S TEJAS MK 1A PROGRAM FACES DELAYS AS IAF INSISTS ON ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Serial production of India’s indigenously developed Tejas Mk-1A Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) could face further delays as the Indian Air Force (IAF) demands the incorporation of new and upgraded systems. Sources from within manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) told Jane’s on 22 May that the…

IAF’s Sukhoi Su 30 MKI jet vs China’s J 20 stealth fighter

India and China are the two major military powers in Asia and they have procured and developed some of the best weapons platforms available today for their defence forces. China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) deployed its latest fighter Chengdu J-20 in February 2018…

ISRO to test space robustness of indigenous atomic clocks this December

The robustness of the indigenous atomic clocks developed by the ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) will be known when one of the clocks developed at the Ahmedabad’s Space Application Centre (SAC) will be sent to outerspace in December, this year. The Indian space agency ISRO…

Foreign Nations Showing Interest In India’s Akash Missile DRDO

Several countries have shown interest in procuring the indigenously developed Akash missile, a top Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) official said here today. There is a growing demand for the Akash, an all-weather medium-range surface-to-air missile, and many nations have shown interest in it,…

China’s First Home-Made Aircraft Carrier Takes to the Sea, Another in the Works

China’s first domestically developed aircraft carrier has left for its sea trials, the country’s official media announced here. The completely home-made aircraft carrier known only as ‘Type 001A’ departed for sea trials on Sunday morning, state-run China Daily said in a brief report. China launched…

L&T to deliver first lot of 25 K9 VAJRA T guns by the end of May

The first lot of 155 mm/52 calibre tracked self-propelled gun system, K9 VAJRA-T, developed by the Larsen and Toubro (L&T) Defence will be handed over to the Indian Army by the end of this month. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) had given a contract to…

ISRO DEVELOPS DESI ATOMIC CLOCK, TO BE USED IN GPS SATELLITES

In a significant development, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has developed an atomic clock that will be used in navigation satellites to measure precise location data. The space agency currently imports atomic clocks from European aerospace manufacturer Astrium for its navigation satellites. Tapan Misra, director…

Norman History and Knights – YouTube

We discuss how Vikings founded the Duchy of Normandy which came to rule England and developed a cavalry force known across Europe. The Normans and their Knights will be an invasion force that appears in the late game of Total War Sage: Thrones of Britannia….

Blast at India developed hydroelectricity project in Nepal weeks before inauguration by Modi

A bomb exploded today at the office of a hydroelectricity project being developed with Indian assistance in eastern Nepal, an official said, weeks before its inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The compound wall of the 900 MW Arun III Hydroelectric Power Plant’s office in…