Archive For November, 2016

HAL, Safran announce joint engine partnership

Joint venture will provide maintenance and other services for engines used by India’s helicopters. Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd., or HAL, and Safran Helicopter Engines announced a new joint venture that will provide maintenance and other services for the Indian military’s helicopters. Officials said the deal with create jobs and boost economic activities in Goa, where the […]

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Airbus to overtake Boeing on aircraft output rates by 2020: CEO tells paper

European aircraft maker Airbus (AIR.PA) aims to overtake arch rival Boeing (BA.N) in terms of annual plane deliveries by 2020, having fallen behind in recent years, Chief Executive Fabrice Bregier said in a German newspaper interview published. “In 2020 we will deliver more planes than Boeing again,” Fabrice told the Welt daily newspaper. While Airbus […]

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Hope to sign Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft deal with India by year-end: Russia

  With military deals worth about Rs 60,000 crore signed and sealed with India here, Russia is hopeful that another big ticket agreement on Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft will be inked by year-end.  “The agreement had been completed on our end, we are ready to sign it. It is now down to the Indian side.  […]

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Sweden’s SAAB sweetens deal for Gripen jet

In an aggressive push to capture a share in India’s fighter aircraft market, Swedish aerospace major SAAB has offered its latest radar technology as part of the Gripen fighter package along with significant technology transfer in addition to design consultancy for developing the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Mk-1A which the Indian Air Force (IAF) plans […]

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Iran Unveils ‘Suicide Drone’ That Can Blow Up Targets On Land, Sea

Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards said they had developed a “suicide drone” capable of delivering explosives to blow up targets at sea and on land. The new drone is primarily for maritime surveillance and “has not been designed to be armed with missiles,” the Tasnim news agency, which is close to the Guards, reported. “(But) it […]

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ON YOUR MARS, GET SET, GO

ISRO has received the scientific proposals and the institutions whose proposals are shortlisted will make presentations in front of the Advisory Committee for Space Science Responding to Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO’s) call for scientific proposals for participation in the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM)-2, nine Indian institutions including ISRO have submitted details of experiments that […]

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ISRO starts landing tests for Chandrayaan-2 mission

The Indian Space Research Organsiation started a series of ground and aerial tests linked to the critical Moon landing of Chandrayaan-2, at its new site at Challakere in Chitradurga district, 400 km from Bengaluru. ISRO Satellite Centre or ISAC, the lead centre for the second Moon mission, has artificially created close to ten craters to […]

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NASA probe spots possible clouds over Pluto; indicate more complex weather

NASA’s New Horizons space probe has spotted possible clouds hovering over Pluto, indicating that the weather on the icy dwarf planet is more complex than thought. “We’re excited about the exploration ahead for New Horizons, and also about what we are still discovering from Pluto flyby data,” said Alan Stern, principal investigator from Southwest Research […]

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NASA unveils a new testbed for electric aircraft

In order to hit its ambitious goal of transitioning aircraft to electric propulsion in the next ten years, NASA has announced a new research wing at the NASA Glenn Research Center’s Plum Brook Station in Ohio. Meet NASA’s Electric Aircraft Testbed – or “NEAT” for short — a new space for NASA Glenn engineers to design, develop […]

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ISRO in talks with international bodies for setting up remote-controlled telescope on Moon

While addressing the students of IIT Madras, ISRO chief A S Kiran Kumar revealed that the Indian space agency is in talks with foreign agencies for sending a remote controlled telescope on Moon in order to improve scientific research and obtain more accurate data. ISRO will start developing the telescope as soon as the deal […]

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