SP's MAI - Defexpo 2020 Special

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    MILITARY / VIEWPOINT
    NEST, the Military and DefExpo
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    According to media reports, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has established a new ministerial division termed ‘NEST’ denoting New, Emerging and Strategic Technologies.

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    MILITARY / VIEWPOINT
    Indian Defence Industry
    By Major General Arun Kumar Varma (Retd)

    In order for India to possess a technologically advanced and self-sufficient defence industry, a lot will depend on maintaining a conducive eco-system for all stakeholders and a robust framework for effective implementation of reforms.

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    MILITARY / PROFILE | VIVEK LALL
    Well Above the Standard Mark of Achievement
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    During his outstanding career, Dr Vivek Lall has steered numerous multi-billion dollar deals, is recognised by several governments to be a knowledgeable person on technology and foreign policy issues and has been commended by several US Presidents as well as world leaders from across the globe

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    MILITARY / VIEWPOINT
    India’s First CDS - What Should be the Priorities
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Speaking to reporters India’s first CDS General Bipin Rawat has said, ”As per the task given to the CDS we have to enhance integration and do better resource management. We have to achieve more synergy and integration. This is the motive. All the three services will work as a team.

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    MILITARY / VIEWPOINT
    Key Priorities for New Army Chief
    By Lt. General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Soon after taking over as the new Chief of Army Staff, General M.M. Naravane warned Pakistan to desist from sponsoring terrorism, saying, “We have evolved a strategy of resolute punitive response against sponsored terrorism.

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    MILITARY / UPDATES
    CDS’ 1st Directive: Prepare for a unified Air Defence Command
    By Vishal Thapar

    The newly-appointed Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat has directed the Integrated Defence Staff to prepare a proposal to create a unified Air Defence Command for India, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Defence on January 2.

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    MILITARY / UPDATES
    L&T hands over 51st of the 100 K9 Vajra-T artillery guns ordered for Indian Army
    By Vishal Thapar

    The 51st gun of the 100 K9 Vajra-T 155mm/52 calibre tracked self-propelled...

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    MILITARY / SPOTLIGHT
    Lt General Satinder Kumar Saini assumes appointment of VCOAS

    Lt General Satinder Kumar Saini on assuming the charge of Vice Chief of the Army Staff paid tributes at the National War Memorial on January 28, 2020. Before assuming the appointment of Vice Chief of the Army Staff, the General Officer was heading the Southern Command of the Indian Army.

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    AEROSPACE / DEVELOPMENTS
    Induction of 222 Squadron at Air Force Station Thanjavur

    No 222 Squadron, the Tigersharks were inducted at Air Force Station Thanjavur in a ceremony attended by General Bipin Rawat, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria, Chief of the Air Staff, Dr G. Satheesh Reddy, Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman, DRDO...

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    AEROSPACE / DEVELOPMENTS
    IAF announces induction of Astra, its most potent air-to-air missile
    By Vishal Thapar

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) on January 13 announced the induction of the indigenous, 110-km range Beyond Visual Range (BVR) air-to-air-missile, Astra.

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    AEROSPACE / UNMANNED
    Leonardo’s Falco Xplorer Drone Completes First Flight

    Leonardo has announced the maiden flight of its new Falco Xplorer drone aircraft. Falco Xplorer S/N0001 took off from Trapani Air Force base on January 15, cruised over the Gulf of Trapani in a dedicated fly zone, for around 60 minutes and then returned to base, landing safely.

  • AEROSPACE / UNMANNED
    GA-ASI Begins MDO Demonstrations Using Gray Eagle ER

    General Atomics Aeronautical Systems on November 19, 2019, completed the first in a series of internally funded Multi-Domain Operations (MDO) demonstrations using a company-owned Gray Eagle Extended Range (GE-ER) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).

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    INTERNAL SECURITY / BREACHES
    American actor Adam Sandler’s Twitter account hacked

    Hollywoodreporter.com has reported that American actor and comedian Adam Sandler’s official Twitter account was hacked on January 2 afternoon, according to a representative for the actor.

  • INTERNAL SECURITY / BREACHES
    UK Government accidentally publishes home addresses of over 1,000 New Year Honours recipients

    The UK Government accidentally published the home addresses of more than 1,000 New Year Honours recipientsin December 2019 as reported by various newspapers in United Kingdom.

  • INTERNAL SECURITY / BREACHES
    Card details of US Wawa customers are being sold for just $17 online

    Hackers have put the payment card details of more than 30 milion Americans and over one million foreigners up for sale on the Internet's largest carding fraud forum, Joker's Stash.

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    CORPORATE / NEWS
    MKU Showcases Advanced Techologies in Electro Optics and Armour Solutions

    MKU, a leading defence and security solutions provider will be participating in DefExpo 2020, scheduled to be held from February 5th to 8th at Vrindavan Yojna, Sector 15, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

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    CORPORATE / NEWS
    CEO Urs Breitmeier to leave RUAG

    RUAG International’s Board of Directors and CEO Urs Breitmeier have separated by mutual agreement. Urs Breitmeier held senior positions at RUAG for 18 years, the last seven of which as CEO.

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    CORPORATE / NEWS
    Lohia’s aerospace venture to contribute to the $ 26 billion Aerospace and Defence exports targets by 2025

    India aims to double and then treble its defence focused exports in the next five years and the Lohia Aerospace Systems, an aerospace and defence subsidiary...