India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has demonstrated flight of 10kg Rotary Wing (Helicopter) unmanned Aerial Vehicle (RUAV).
The RUAV is of a 2-stroke petrol engine, twin blade main rotor and tail rotor, payload capability of 2.5Kg including live stream video camera and range of the vehicle is 8-10 Km with an endurance of one hour, the company said in a statement Friday. The flight lasted for about ten minutes during which the Attitude Control Attitude Hold (ACAH) mode, Position Control, Position Hold mode (autonomous hover), low speed flight in forward, backward and sideward directions, were demonstrated.
The video feed from onboard the helicopter was streamed live and shown on the dedicated video receiver. The status of the helicopter, its parameters and its real-time position on the map were also shown.
The US Missile Defense Agency has awarded a $73 million worth contract to L-3 Communications for upgrading the High Altitude Observatory (HALO) systems for carrying out the Ballistic Missile Defense System tests requirement. The contract announced by the Department of Defense on Friday has the basic contract ceiling being increased by $73,223,000 from $564,153,809 to a maximum of $637,376,809
Lockheed Martin and ThalesRaytheonSystems will provide NATO with a Territorial Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) command and control capability (C2). ThalesRaytheonSystems will be the prime contractor and system integrator the defense solution, while Lockheed Martin is developing the ballistic missile defense planning capability through its Defense Design System (DDS), the company said in a statement Thursday
Lockheed Martin has teamed up with Raytheon and Thales to provide the NATO Alliance with a territorial Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) command and control capability. The Teaming Agreement, signed with ThalesRaytheonSystems establishes a transatlantic team that combines the depth and breadth of decades of expertise from Lockheed Martin and Raytheon, with the European air command and control capabilities of Thales
In a first, Indias state-owned general insurer New India Assurance (NIA) will have to shell out INR 273 crore ($39 million) for an under-production Sukhoi jet that recently crashed during its test flight near Nashik, Maharashtra. This is the largest insurance claim in the aviation sector for Indian insurers involving a fighter jet
Indias indigenously developed helicopter-launched, anti-tank guided missile HELINA was successfully flight tested in the desert areas of Pokhran in Rajasthan on a Sunday afternoon. It was tested from a Army helicopter for its full range of capabilities, a Defence Ministry statement said Sunday
Indias long-range ballistic missile, Agni-V will undergo one more test in October before being inducted into the countrys arsenal at the end of the year, according to senior defence ministry officials. The missile with a range of 5000-5500 km range underwent its penultimate pre-induction test in June and was expected to be inducted by next year
The Indian defense acquisition council (DAC) headed by the defense minister, Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday approved the acquisition of six next-generation offshore patrol vessels (NGOPVs) from Indian shipbuilders for an approximate ₹4941 crore (US $706 million) for the Indian Navy. The MoD had issued a request for information (RFI) to procure Six NGOPVs class of ships from Indian Shipyards in January this year
Indias state-run Hindustan Aeronautics has appointed R Madhavan, presently executive director as its new chairman and managing director. He will take charge of the top post when incumbent T Suvarna Raju retires on August 31, they said
The Indian Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) pulled up the previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government for changing parameters of the deal for the procurement of Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance Anti-Submarine Warfare (LRMRASW) aircraft to unduly favour Boeing. In its report submitted in the parliament, the CAG said that Boeing is yet to fulfil the offset obligations as part of the contract for the acquisition of LRMRASW aircraft that was signed in 2011,
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