Indian Air Force pilots are increasingly using tablets to boost alertness levels and cognitive powers as well as fight fatigue and insomnia during round the clock combat exercises as well as long range sorties. The innocuous looking tablets, the ‘Go Modafinil pills are used for alterness-enhancing and fatigue-managing properties whereas the ‘no-Go Zolpidem, a sedative is used to treat sleep deprivation between successive missions
Yemens army has reportedly carried out ballistic missile attacks against the Mushait military air base in Saudi Arabias Asir region. Iranian
Japan is ready to share its secret stealth technology if it wins Australian Aus$50 billion (US$36 billion) contract to design and build next generation of submarines. France has lost significance in the submarine deal amid fears from US that DCNS might not be able to protect highly sensitive US military secrets
Japan may be closer to grabbing a US$34.55 billion Australian submarine fleet contract as Germanys ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) is reported to lose ground over technical concerns
France doubled its arms sale to 16 billion euors in 2015 as against 8.3 billion in 2014 and may be a close third behind Russia as the worlds largest arms exporter for the year
France is offering the Australian Government complete access to the stealth technologies utilised on board French nuclear-powered general-purpose attack submarines (SSNs) and ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs). The very nature of these stealth technologies and the decision to release them to the Australian Government is a significant demonstration of the strategic nature of this program for the French authorities, DCNS said in a press statement Tuesday
US firms will stress on implementing suggestions on offsets, technology transfer and engineering software as eligible offsets ahead of the Indian defense ministers visit to the nation. The group comprising US aviation and defense firms will be urging the ministry to throw more light on the much promoted ‘Make in India programme so as to enable active participation in the programme to meet Indias defence needs, Indian Express news daily reported Sunday
Germanys ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS), Frances DCNS and Japans Mitsubishi Heavy Industries-Kawasaki Heavy Industries today submitted bids to build Australias new submarines fleet. Australian and Japanese media reported that the bids by the companies were submitted by the November 30 deadline
The US has scheduled to demonstrate a 10-foot unmanned submarine, Large Displacement Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (LDUUV) in the early 2016. The vehicle is still under development and will be fitted for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, various media reported Wednesday
The Israeli Defense Force (IDF) is developing a new family of armored personnel carriers (APC)based on older Merkava Mk2 Tanks hulls to reduce cost. The Merkava Mk
Turkey is giving away 34 trainer-cum-fighter aircraft for free under a defense deal inked between the two countries. Turkey has decided to provide 34 T-37, a jet trainer and light attack aircraft and its spare parts, without charging a single penny, Pakistani Defense Ministry said in a statement Wednesday
India will set afloat Kalvari, first of Scorpene submarines for sea trials today. The event is significant given that it completes the building of the much-awaited platform and kickstarts the beginning of sea trials
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