PHILIPPINE SEA (July 10, 2018)

Damage Controlman 3rd Class Johnnie Vitello reports a flooding casualty to a damage control locker during a general quarters drill aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG 65). Benfold is forward-deployed to the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security…

Centre No allegations against govt officials in Ukraine letter

The Centre here on Thursday rejected reports alleging kickbacks to government officials through Global Marketing SP Ltd in the contract for spares for AN-32 Aircraft. Reports said that Ukraine’s National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NAB) was probing the alleged kickbacks in New Delhi’s purchase of…

Russia’s Minister of Defense Speaks About Su 57’s Combat Debut in Syria

Earlier, reports surfaced suggesting that two fifth generation Russian fighter jets had arrived in Syria along with four Su-35S planes. The new jet has still not entered serial production. Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu reported on May 25 that tests of new cutting edge cruise…

SHOULD THE STATE OF INDIA’S PRIVATE SHIPYARDS AFFECT ITS $8-BILLION SEARCH FOR SUBMARINES?

Recent reports in the media about the nomination of Mazagon Docks Shipbuilders Ltd (MDL) for the construction of submarines under the much-delayed Project 75(I), costing approximately $8 billion, have evoked strong criticism from certain quarters, particularly since this was supposed to be the flagship program…

AIRCRAFT IL38 IN RUSSIA FOR OVERHAUL, MID LIFE UPGRADATION NAVY

The Indian Navy on Sunday responded to reports of its plane, Il-38, making a crash landing in Russia, saying that the aircraft was in the country for overhaul and mid-life upgradation. “The aircraft is in Russia for Overhaul (OH) and Mid Life Upgradation (MLU). No…

Indian Army needs more snipers

Reports have surfaced recently about the Indian Army starting the process of importing 5,000-6,000 modern sniper rifles for ?982 crore to replace the Dragunov sniper rifle that is in service currently. It may take three to five years for the import/manufacture to fructify. There were…

IMPLICATIONS OF CAATSA FOR INDIA’S DEFENCE RELATIONS WITH RUSSIA AND AMERICA

Recent reports have highlighted that India’s planned defence procurement from Russia could potentially come under US sanctions under a newly enacted law, Countering America’s Adversaries through Sanctions Act (CAATSA).1 The Act, if implemented in its extreme form, has the potential to adversely affect India’s defence…

Remarks on the Release of the 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices,UNITED STATES, 04.20.18

Defense Flash News: Remarks on the Release of the 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES 04.20.2018 Courtesy Video U.S. Department of State Release of the 2017 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO MY CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/c/DefenseFlashNews PLEASE CHECK…

Dassault Reports Rafale Delivery Progress In India

This video shows you that Dassault Reports Rafale Delivery Progress In India. The training of Indian pilots and maintenance personnel in preparation for delivery of Rafale fighters is in progress in France, Dassault Aviation chairman and CEO Eric Trappier told AIN in describing progress with…

Is JF 17 Thunder Fighter Jet a Worst Choice than HAL Tejas

With reports of Malaysia and Pakistan discussing the export of the JF-17 Thunder Fighter Jet, comparisons between Pakistan’s JF-17 Thunder and the Indian HAL Tejas have surfaced again. Although the JF-17 Thunder and HAL Tejas are comparable at many levels like easy maintenance, lightness and…