Pakistan Navy Gets Its First ATR-72 Maritime Patrol Aircraft

Pakistan Navy received its first ever ATR-72 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (MPA) in the second quarter of 2018, revealed a German subcontractor Aerodata AG. Aerodata AG revealed this in an official news release, stating that the contract was initially signed back in 2015 to convert two…

Mission Fighting Fit The Indian Army faces restructuring challenge

The Indian Army – the second largest in the world – will be undergoing a restructuring. Unfortunately, the health of the Indian Army, which we are all proud of, isn’t good. The big question is: will this restructuring be able to address all these issues?…

Taiwan puts second squad of US Apache attack helicopters on duty as Beijing boosts military presence

Taiwan puts second squad of US Apache attack helicopters on duty as Beijing boosts military presence Taiwan’s second squadron of US-made Apache AH-64E attack helicopters has gone into service as tensions build with Beijing. The 15 helicopters, known as the “tank busters”, were commissioned on…

Hawaii volcano Update: Fresh Warning as Summit Crater EXPLODES for SECOND TIME in a Week – YouTube

Hawaii volcano Update: Fresh Warning as Summit Crater EXPLODES for SECOND TIME in a Week The Mount Kilauea crater has exploded for a second time in the space of a few days with the force of a 5.4 magnitude earthquake that delivered more tremors to…

No plan to contain China, says India

India on Friday reaffirmed that its Indo-Pacific strategy was not aimed at China’s containment. During the second India-China Maritime Affairs Dialogue held in Beijing, the Indian delegation led by Pankaj Sharma, Joint Secretary (Disarmament and International Security Affairs) in the Ministry of External Affairs, cited…

NOD FOR BANGLADESH’S 2ND 1,200 MW N POWER PLANT

Construction work for Bangladesh’s second nuclear power plant will start soon with the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority (BAERA) granting licence to the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission, said ASE Group of Companies, a part of Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corp (Rosatom). India will also participate…

Plans for India’s second indigenous aircraft carrier continue to stall

The Indian Navy’s (IN’s) longstanding plan to build and commission its second indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC-2) into service by 2030–32 has been further postponed due to steadily declining budgets, technological hurdles, and, above all, enduring delays by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in approving the…

US DoD Budget Assessment, 2019 2023

The second budget under the Trump administration, which includes the fiscal year 2019 Department of Defense (DoD) budget request highlighted in this research, has been published. The DoD request for 2019 is notably higher than that of 2018 and may encounter opposition from both sides…

China’s Electromagnetic Railgun Progress Goes into Overdrive

The Chinese navy plans to equip an electromagnetic railgun onto a second type of surface warfare vessel, before the United States Navy puts such a weapon on one ship, according to a US intelligence report cited by CNBC last week. In February, the People’s Liberation…

Indian Navy to get Second DSRV before year end

The second of two deep search and rescue vehicle (DSRV) destined for the Indian Navy’s fledgling submarine rescue capability will finish its build process in November 2018, ahead of an expected entry in service in March 2019. Earlier this year the first submersible undertook open…