AARJAY INTERNATIONAL

Aarjay International PVT. Ltd., an India based electronic and electromechanical components has partnered with U.S. based Elkay International in offering one-stop source for branded, critical electronic and electromechanical components, systems and instruments. The group offers components in RF & Microwave, Wireline & Wireless, Optical and Electromechanical, as well as for Test & Measuring Instruments, addressing the Military & Space Electronics,...

Iran, Belarus Discuss Export of Russian Iskander-M Surface Attack Missiles

While deliveries of Russian S-300 air- and missile defense systems to Iran are not likely to happen soon, Iran could be getting a more offensive weapon system from Russian ally and neighbor Belarus. The two countries are discussing the delivery of Russian made Iskander-M tactical missile systems to Iran. This is not the first time Iran indirectly obtaining Russian origin offensive...

US Proposed ‘Nuclear Umbrella’ to Israel is Dubious

Iran's defiant pursuit of it's nuclear technology has already raised the specter of a nuclear war in the Middle East to dangerous proportions and the US, Israel's staunchest ally is seeking ways to bolster it's survival against what s expected being an existential threat looming on the Middle East horizon. The search for viable solutions has already led to a...

Australia Launch A$6 Billion Super Hornet Acquisition

Australia decided to acquire 24 F/A-18F Block II Super Hornet multi role aircraft to close a potential air combat capability gap that could have opened in 2010, when current F-111 are retired and 2015, when JSF fighters are expected to be fully operational in Australia. A dozen Super Hornets will be delivered starting in 2009. The remaining twelve will...

Rifle Input Control

Today's soldiers are required to operate a number of electronic devices – each with its own functionality and controls, all that, without taking hands off the weapon and eyes off the performing task. Thales Australia and Kord Defence are developing a rifle input control (RIC) interface, adaptable to various rifles which enables warfighters to do this virtually impossible task....

India’s Private Industry Demand More Volume to Enter HS748M Avro Replacement Program

In an effort to expand its domestic supplier base, India’s Ministry of Defense is planning to open the tender for medium transport aircraft beyond the government owned HAL. Last week India's Defense Acquisition Council (DAC) approved US$2.6 billion (12,000 crore) for a global tender for 56 transport aircraft for the Indian Air Force, replacing the obsolete fleet of HS748M Avro planes.

Singapore Airshow – Event Highlights

Positioned as the leading aerospace event in the booming Asian aerospace and defense market, the Singapore Airshow 2012 opening for business 14-19 February, is expected to be 25% larger than the 2010 event, covering some 50,000 square meters of exhibition space at the Changi Exhibition Centre. Singapore’s leading defencse manufacturer Singapore Technologies (ST) Engineering is the biggest exhibitor at...

Time to Call Ahmadinejad’s Provocative Bluff

A year ago, Iran inaugurated its experimental uranium enrichment plant at Natanz. This facility is an underground site that, according to Iranian claims, houses 3,000 centrifuges. According to Israeli intelligence sources and foreign reports, Iran has encountered technical difficulties in connecting the centrifuges and operating them at high speed – which is imperative in order for the uranium enrichment...

China Marches 108 Missiles to Demonstrate its Strategic Might

New missiles were demonstrated today at a military parade, part of the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. Among the missiles demonstrated at the parade were several intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM), such as the road-mobile Dong Feng 31 (DF-31A) modified to carry three multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicles (MIRV). The Chinese...

Raytheon Awarded $925 to Develop, Manufacture SM-3 Block IIA Interceptors

The Missile Defense Agency has awarded a $925 million contract to Raytheon for continued development of the Standard Missile-3 Block IIA missile, which is a co-development effort between the U.S. and Japan. The company said in a statement the SM-3 IIA is on track for deployment in 2018. This advanced missile is one of several variants of the Standard...

Malaysia Defense Update

Market Research and Other Regional Defense Updates: Afghanistan | Australia | Brunei | Bangladesh | China | India | Indonesia | Japan | Malaysia | Myanmar | North Korea | Pakistan | Philippines | Singapore | South Korea | Sri-Lanka | Taiwan | Thailand | Vietnam. Research Focus: The Malaysian Defense Industry to 2016: Malaysian military expenditure expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.25 percent by 2016 Between 2005 and 2010, Malaysian military expenditure increased at a CAGR of 2.75% and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.25% during the forecast...

Britain to deploy Additional 1,400 Troops to Afghanistan

The British Ministry of Defense announced today (February 26, 2007) that the UK will deploy an additional force of approximately 1,400 troops to southern Afghanistan at NATO's request. This will bring the total number of UK forces in Afghanistan to around 7,700 personnel. The UK will provide a maneuver battalion for Regional Command (South), an area which covers Helmand,...

India Defense Report

Other Regional Defense Updates: Afghanistan | Australia | Brunei | Bangladesh | China | India | Indonesia | Japan | Malaysia | Myanmar | North Korea | Pakistan | Philippines | Singapore | South Korea | Sri-Lanka | Taiwan | Thailand | Vietnam.

V-Communicator Improves Cross-Language Gaps

The US Army is evaluating a new language translation system promising to improve communications between troops and the local population. The solar-powered iPod-based V-Communicator has been designed to help Soldiers communicate with locals in Iraq and Afghanistan and gives the Soldiers access to more than 400 phrases in five different languages to include Pashto, Iraqi Arabic and Modern Standard...