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India’s most potent missile Agni-V to be inducted soon

India’s longest-range ballistic missile, Agni-V, will be inducted into the nuclear arsenal very soon, according to official sources. Agni-V is an Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) with a range of over 5,000 km and can reach most parts of China. “It is a strategic asset which will act as a deterrent. We are at the […]

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‘Given a national mandate, India could target the first human flight in space within next 6-7 years’

Indian Space Research Organisation will turn 50 next year. Dr K Radhakrishnan, ISROs former head who oversaw the Mars Orbiter Mission (popularly called ‘Mangalyaan’) – which established India as the first country to have a successful mission to Mars in its maiden attempt – gives an overview of the organisation’s performance and future goals in a conversation with Mr Sugandha Indulkar:  India’s satellite […]

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Airbus C Series: New, state-of-the-art jetliners single-aisle aircraft

Airbus now owns a 50.01% majority stake in C Series Aircraft Limited Partnership, while Bombardier and Investissement Québec own approximately 34% and 16% respectively. CSALP’s head office, primary assembly line and related functions are based in Mirabel, Québec. Airbus’ global reach and scale combine with Bombardier’s state-of-the-art jet aircraft in the C Series, now being produced in […]

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Boeing, Embraer in ‘advanced’ talks over merger

US aerospace giant Boeing and Embraer are in “advanced negotiations” over a much-anticipated tie-up, the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer said. The proposed merger, which would need the go-ahead from the Brazilian government, would leave Boeing as the majority partner, according to Brazilian newspaper Valor. Embraer would, however, keep sole control of its military activities. Valor said […]

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Civil aviation research centre to come up in Hyderabad

A ₹250-crore Civil Aviation Research Organisation (CARO) will come up within 18 months at Begumpet in Hyderabad. Laying the foundation stone for the CARO project to be implemented under the Airports Authority of India, Union Civil Aviation Minister Mr Suresh Prabhu said the focus of the centre will be on pursuing inter-disciplinary solutions to improve the […]

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Aerospace rockstar WITH A VISION Roddam Narasimha, the man for all seasons

A recent news report – ‘Monsoon Covers the Entire Country 17 Days Ahead of Schedule’ – must have been music to Professor Roddam Narasimha’s ears. One can easily imagine the connoisseur of Indian classical music enjoying the monsoon showers, listening to Pandit Bhimsen Joshi’s sonorous voice: “Mile sur mera tumhara… Baadalon ka roop lekar, barse […]

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Tejas’ price can’t come down

Even as the Indian Air Force has got the Defence Ministry’s nod to get the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas’s price reviewed by a committee following reports that the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited(HAL) has quoted an exorbitant price for the MK-1A version of the aircraft, the Bengaluru- headquartered defence Public Sector Undertaking has defended its price tag. Defence […]

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Counter-drone strategy for country’s airports is ready

Aviation security watchdog BCAS has finalised a strategy to neutralise drones near airports, with the government set to unveil a framework to regulate unmanned aircraft systems in the country. The counter-drone plan prepared by a committee headed by Director General of BCAS (Bureau of Civil Aviation Security) Kumar Rajesh Chandra has proposed neutralising drones through […]

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ISRO to launch rocket solely for foreign satellites in September

Highlights ISRO is gearing up for full-fledged commercial launches from September onwards A PSLV rocket will be launched in that month solely for foreign satellites The full-fledged commercial mission is scheduled after many years To compete with rivals in the satellite launch market, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is gearing up for full-fledged commercial launches […]

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Naval prototype, with an arrester hook, undertook a test sortie this week after a gap of more than a year

The Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Navy programme, which has been lying low for almost a year, has once again taken to the skies. It was reportedly kept on hold after Indian Navy rejected the project, saying that it did not suit the requirements. Pictures of LCA Naval Prototype (NP-2), with an arrester hook, has been doing […]

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