Archive For The “Technology” Category

For the first time, Jaguar fighter plane flies with advanced radar

Test pilots at defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) flew for the first time an upgraded Jaguar fighter aircraft fitted with an AESA (active electronically scanned array) radar. The Jaguar Darin III, which HAL is upgrading for the Indian Air Force (IAF), will now boast of the state-of-the-art AESA radar and improved features like multi target tracking frequency agility, higher bandwidth of operation, […]

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ISRO to develop full-fledged hyperspectral imaging satellite

‘Hyspex’ imaging will enable distinct identification of objects from space A new set of future satellites called hyperspectral imaging satellites is set to add teeth to the way India is gleaned from about 600 km in space. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) says it plans to launch a full-fledged niche Earth observation (EO) satellite […]

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DRDO Has developed India’s First Unmanned Tank And It’s Awesome

We all know that how military tankers help in war situations. They are used to carry heavy weapons to the war field which cannot be carried by soldiers and it has many other benefits. All the military tankers were manned and were needed to be manually handled and driven until now, when India has successfully […]

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MARUTI 800 ENGINE TO POWER AIRBOATS

NAL plans to test the boat to clear weeds from Ulsoor Lake Owning a Maruti 800 was a dream for the middle class in the 80s and 90s. Its fuel-efficient and powerful engine made it the most-sought-after car for most Indians then. When the economy opened up, an avalanche of cars flooded our market, and […]

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PSLV best choice in global market for launching small satellites: ISRO chairman

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman Mr A S Kiran Kumar says the space body is working on new technologies and space programmes, especially for interplanetary missions. In an exclusive interview to TOI’s Surendra Singh , Padma Shri awardee Mr Kiran Kumar explains reasons as to why India, despite having so many remote-sensing satellites in orbit, is still […]

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China begins mass production of CH-5 drone

China has started commercial production of its CH-5 Rainbow drone, touted to be a rival to the US unmanned aerial vehicle MQ-9 Reaper, which could attack targets on the ground. Mr Wang Song, an associate professor with the school of aeronautic science and engineering at China’s Beihang University, said the first flight of a mass-produced […]

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India’s HAL targets growth through indigenous programmes

India’s state-owned aerospace manufacturer, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), has been set a target to achieve INR179 billion (USD2.8 billion) in revenue for fiscal year 2017–18, it announced on 12 July. The target, set by the Indian ministry of defence (MoD), represents a 3% increase over the record revenue achieved in 2016–17, which in turn was […]

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The future of aerospace manufacturing is digital

To keep pace with an increasingly competitive international market, it’s crucial that the UK’s aerospace industry continues to find ways to improve passenger experience whilst scaling back costs and becoming more energy efficient. To support this, the UK Government invested £100 million last year, aiming to attract new skills, technology and innovation to the industry. […]

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India’s Light Combat Aircraft to Be Armed With Beyond Visual Range Missile

Israeli defense contractor Rafael Advanced Defense Systems successfully completed integration of the I-Derby beyond-visual-range (BVR) air-to-air missile on the Indian Air Force’s Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) with test firing of the missile scheduled for the end of 2017, Flight Global reports. According to a Rafael representative, the new missile is slated to become the LCAs main air-to-air weapon […]

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ISRO develops ship-based tracking antenna terminal

In order to cater to specific tracking requirements of launch vehicles and post-launch activity, ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (Istrac), Bengaluru, has designed and developed a 4.6-metre Ship Borne Transportable (SBT) Antenna Terminal that meets the launch vehicle telemetry, tracking and command (TTC) requirements. Istrac is entrusted with the responsibility of providing tracking support for […]

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