SP's MAI - Issue No. 17 | September 1-15, 2016

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    MILITARY / REPORT
    US Secretary of State in India; Indian Defence Minister in US — Dialogue continues
    By R. Chandrakanth

    In recent years, India-US relationship has taken a new and invigorating turn where...

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    MILITARY / VIEWPOINT
    Kerry's visit: India, US focus on Pak terror
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Deliberations during the recent visit by US Secretary of State John Kerry is being hailed for delivering a blunt message to Pakistan, not to distinguish between good and bad...

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    MILITARY / VIEWPOINT
    LEMOA — An overall assessment
    By Lt General V.K. Kapoor (Retd)

    India and the United States have signed an important logistics agreement that will enable forces of both the countries to use each other’s bases for repair and replenishment of supplies.

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    MILITARY / VIEWPOINT
    A pioneering initiative!
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    LEMOA is a document that establishes basic terms, conditions and procedures for reciprocal provision of logistic support, supplies and services between the armed forces of India and the United States

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    MILITARY / VIEWPOINT
    Triple whammy for Indian bureaucracy
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    If one hallmark of US Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent visit to India was targeting Pakistan for exporting terrorism, the second was Kerry lambasting the Indian bureaucracy, the joke circulating on social media being that both these entities...

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    MILITARY / REPORT
    Chief of the Army Staff inaugurates the Army Design Bureau
    By Rohit Goel

    General Dalbir Singh, the Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), along with Lt General M.M.S. Rai, Vice Chief of Army Staff, and Lt General Subrata Saha, Deputy Chief of Army Staff (P&S), formally announced the establishment of the Army Design Bureau...

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    MILITARY / VIEWPOINT
    China: Self-appointed NSG policeman caught cheating
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    China, the self-proclaimed Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) policeman, has been caught, what may be described as with her pants down, violating NSG rules herself.

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    MILITARY / SPOTLIGHT
    Javelin Joint Venture signs letter of intent with Tata Power

    The Javelin Joint Venture team, a partnership between Raytheon Company and Lockheed Martin, signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Tata Power Company Limited...

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    MILITARY
    Maiden Annual Joint Disaster Relief Exercise Prakampana inaugurated

    The maiden Joint Disaster Management Exercise named Prakampana (‘Cyclone’ in Sanskrit) aimed at synchronising resources and efforts of all agencies involved in disaster management has been inaugurated at Visakhapatnam on August 30, 2016.

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    MILITARY
    Lt General Bipin Rawat takes over as the VCOAS

    Lt General M.M.S. Rai retired on August 31, 2016, relinquishing the appointment of the Vice Chief of the Army Staff (VCOAS) of the Indian Army. The General Officer hung his uniform after an illustrious military career spanning four decades.

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    MILITARY
    Indian warships visit Port Louis, Mauritius

    In a demonstration of India’s commitment to its ties with Mauritius and to promote maritime security in the Indian Ocean region, Indian naval ships Kolkata and Aditya under the Command of the Flag Officer Commanding Western Fleet...

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    MILITARY
    Rear Admiral R.S. Laswai, Commander of Tanzanian Navy, visits India

    Rear Admiral R.S. Laswai, Commander of Tanzanian Navy, was on an official visit to India from August 29 to September 1, 2016. His visit was to consolidate bilateral naval relations between India and Tanzania and to explore new avenues for naval cooperation.

  • MILITARY
    Regional Maritime Security Course commences at Naval War College

    In continuation of the Indian Navy’s foreign cooperation initiatives, a Regional Maritime Security Course (RMSC) for officers of the rank of Colonel/equivalent of maritime security agencies from friendly foreign countries (FFCs)...

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    AEROSPACE
    Delhi poised to get new Air Force Aerospace Museum

    Aerospace Museum Delhi will soon have a sprawling new Aerospace Museum close to the international airport focused mainly on nation’s rich aviation history. New Aerospace Museum is not only meant to preserve the glorious tradition of the Indian Air Force...

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    AEROSPACE
    Pasighat advanced landing ground gets operational

    The upgraded Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) at Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh was inaugurated by Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State for Home Affairs, in the presence of Air Marshal C. Hari Kumar, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Air Command.

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    AEROSPACE
    Air Marshal H.S. Arora is Director General Air (Operations)

    Air Marshal Harjit Singh Arora, AVSM, has been appointed as Director General Air (Operations) on August 22, 2016. Commissioned in the Indian Air Force (IAF) as a figher pilot in December 1981, he has over 2,600 hours of operational flying on MiG-21...

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    AEROSPACE
    L-3 to supply electro-optical and infrared designating systems to Middle East

    L-3 Communications recently announced that its Integrated Sensor Systems (ISS) sector within its Electronic Systems segment has been selected under a US foreign military...

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    AEROSPACE
    US Marine Corps receives 50th KC-130J Super Hercules aerial refueller

    The US Marine Corps accepted delivery of its 50th KC-130J Super Hercules aerial refueller at the Lockheed Martin facility on August 18. This KC-130J is assigned to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California.

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    AEROSPACE
    A400M demonstrates sand runway capability

    Airbus Defence and Space has successfully demonstrated the capability of the A400M new-generation airlifter to operate on a sand runway – the last of three unprepared types of surface on which it will be certified.

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    AEROSPACE
    Japan's first F-35A makes first flight

    The first Japan Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) F-35A successfully completed its maiden flight August 24, 2016. The flight was piloted by Lockheed Martin’s F-35 test pilot Paul Hattendorf.

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    AEROSPACE
    Boeing awarded $2.8 billion for KC-46A tanker initial production

    The US Air Force awarded Boeing $2.8 billion on August 18 for KC-46A tanker low-rate initial production. The award includes the first two “production lots” of seven and 12 planes respectively, as well as spare parts.

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    AEROSPACE
    Successful testing of ISRO's Scramjet engine technology demonstrator

    The first experimental mission of ISRO’s Scramjet engine towards the realisation of an air-breathing propulsion system was successfully conducted on August 28, 2016, from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota.

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    AEROSPACE / UNMANNED
    Phantom flies final unmanned mission

    The QF-4 Phantom flew its final unmanned mission in the skies above White Sands Missile Range on August 17.

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    AEROSPACE / UNMANNED
    Elbit Systems introduces Skylark C

    Elbit Systems has developed the Skylark C, a new highly autonomous mini unmanned aircraft system (mini-UAS) specifically designed and built for maritime applications.

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    AEROSPACE / UNMANNED
    United Kingdom orders additional Zephyr

    The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence has announced its intention to exercise an option for the manufacture and operation of a third Airbus Zephyr S HAPS unit.

  • AEROSPACE
    C-17 exchanged broadband data over 2,400 km via HF

    In an industry first, Rockwell Collins completed the complex data transfer from a C-17 airborne aircraft to a ground station over a Wideband High Frequency (WBHF) channel.

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    INTERNAL SECURITY / BREACHES
    Top Gun actress Kelly McGillis attacked at North Carolina home

    In June this year, Top Gun actress Kelly McGillis was attacked by a woman in her North Carolina home. The actor was heard on a recorded 911 call screaming about a woman who broke into her home, saying the woman attacked her and claimed to know her.

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    INTERNAL SECURITY / BREACHES
    Fixing Pokémon GO security issues

    Pokémon GO has taken America and other countries by storm – but may have led millions of iPhone users to inadvertently give away access to their Google account...

  • INTERNAL SECURITY / BREACHES
    Nigeria tightens airport security

    The Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Saleh Dunoma, has said that the agency has made significant efforts to fortify security at the airports and beef up intelligence, after attacks in airports in Turkey...

  • INTERNAL SECURITY / BREACHES
    Frankfurt Airport security breach

    Frankfurt Airport got a scare when there was a security breach at Terminal 1 recently. However, after coming the airport resumed operations. The airport authorities evacuated passengers and others from Terminal 1 following reports...

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    CORPORATE
    Saab inaugurates new office in Denmark

    Defence and security company Saab inaugurated the company’s new office in Sønderborg, Denmark. Saab is growing in Denmark and acts as a hub for high technology communication systems.

  • CORPORATE
    Swedish firms eyeing 'early bird' advantages in liberalised defence environment in India

    In a bid to deepen Indo-Swedish defence and aerospace cooperation, the Government of India has urged Swedish companies to forge large-scale partnerships with Indian manufacturers...

  • CORPORATE
    India to invest over $300 million in Su-30MKI spare parts supply centre

    India is planning to invest more than Rs. 20 billion ($300 million) in setting up a spare parts supply centre for the Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jet with the help of Russia, according to a news agency report.