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HAL designs two-in-one plane to train in peace, fight during war

From cruise missiles to laser-guided bombs and antishipping missiles to smart weapons and modern radars and avionic systems, the new aircraft designed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) promises a lot. Design work for the plane that doubles as a new generation fighter trainer is complete. The Supersonic Omni Role Trainer Aircraft (SpORT), a lead-in-fightertrainer (LIFT) […]

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Israel’s first spacecraft to moon sends selfie to earth

An Israeli spacecraft on its maiden mission to the moon has sent its first selfie back to Earth, mission chiefs said. The image showing part of the Beresheet spacecraft with Earth in the background was beamed to mission control in Yehud, Israel — 37,600 km away, the project’s lead partners said. The partners, NGO SpaceIL […]

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ISRO to collaborate with academic institutes to bolster space tech

India’s space research organisation (ISRO) recently made an Announcement of Opportunity (AO) to academic institutes around the country to collaborate on space technology. The AO will identify institutes with “proven credibility” in certain fields and the ISRO will recruit them as a Space-National Academic Partner (S-NAP). Through this, the academic provider will be involved in or facilitate research in […]

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NASA Discovers Water Molecules Moving on The Surface of Moon

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft has observed water molecules moving around the dayside of the Moon, a finding that may prove beneficial as the agency plans to put astronauts back on the lunar surface. Lyman Alpha Mapping Project (LAMP) — the instrument aboard LRO — measured sparse layer of molecules temporarily stuck to the […]

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HAL RUAV:- India’s First Unmanned Rotary-Wing Aerial Vehicle

Indian aerospace and defence company Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) unveiled a full-scale prototype of a locally designed rotary-wing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at the Aero India 2019 defence exhibition being held in Bangalore on 20-24 February. Specifically designed to perform intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) operations, the UAV was developed by HAL in co-operation with […]

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India to launch electronic intelligence satellite Emisat for DRDO on April 1

India on April 1 will launch an electronic intelligence satellite Emisat for the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) along with 28 third-party satellites and also demonstrate its new technologies like three different orbits with a new variant of PSLV rocket, ISRO said. According to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), a new variant of its Polar […]

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ISRO working on ground-based Pseudolites to improve navigation

After its success with the satellite-based Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System — renamed Navigation Indian Constellation (NavIC) — the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is working towards developing a Pseudolite Based Navigation System (PBNS) that aims to benefit the aerospace industry in navigation. The navigation system will be based on Pseudolites or pseudo satellites, which […]

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India has potential for ‘nose-to-tail’ aircraft production: defence minister

India has established itself as a hub for manufacture and export of quality aerospace components, and now has the competence for “nose-to-tail production,” defence minister Mrs Nirmala Sitaraman has said.  Speaking after inaugurating the 12th edition of the biennial Aero India 2019, Mrs Sitharaman said the Make in India initiative has provided a strong impetus […]

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Saras Mk II design to be finalised after more sorties

The design for an improvised version of Saras MK II will be finalised after more sorties in the Saras PT1N by March. Saras MK II is expected to complete the certification process for both military and civilian use within the next four years. “The Finance Ministry has given in-principle approval for two prototypes of Saras […]

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India likely to induct air-launched BrahMos-A by early 2020

The air-launched BrahMos cruise missile developed by the Indo-Russian joint venture (JV) BrahMos Aerospace is likely to be inducted with the Indian Air Force (IAF) in early 2020, a JV official told Jane’s during the 20-24 February Aero India 2019 exhibition in Bangalore. The official said that the BrahMos-A cruise missile is set to begin […]

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