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    Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a ‘Gun on Drone’ technology under its ‘Asymmetric Warfare’ initiative.

    Agreement between Pentagon and Lockheed for 398 F-35 jets

    The F-35 Joint Program Office and Lockheed Martin have finalised the contract for the production and delivery of up to 398 F-35s, costing a total of £25bn, for the US, international partners and Foreign Military Sales aircraft in Lots 15 and 16.

    The Indian army has ordered nearly 2,000 surveillance drones.

    The army has ordered nearly 2,000 drones, some of which will be used to transport vital supplies to forward posts and others for surveillance and reconnaissance. 

    Validation of India’s First Revolutionary AeroSpike Engine carried out 

    Spacefields Private Limited revealed India first AeroSpike Engine and confirmed that it carried out Cold flow testing at Propulsion facility in Aerospace department, IISc in Bangalore to validate shock wave profiles and structural integrity of the propulsion system.

    Pentagon racing to restore US superiority in hypersonics

    the high-speed vehicle designed to travel at speeds of at least Mach 5 was dropped from under the wing of a B-52 bomber flying over the Mojave Desert in Southern California. Pilot Scott Crossfield carried the aircraft to an altitude of 52,341 feet and reached a peak speed of Mach 2.11.

    Indian Navy Plans to shift away from Ukrainian gas turbine engines

    Indian Navy has decided to shift from gas turbine engines of Ukrainian origin for its next-generation warships programs and shift to its own indigenous marine gas turbine engines for the medium class of warships

    Russians demand return of Liaoning – the Soviet aircraft carrier that China bought from Ukraine

    A Russian politician has proposed to buy back from China the Soviet aircraft carrier sold to it by Ukraine and name it after the founder of the Liberal Democratic Party Vladimir Zhirinovsky who passed away last year.

    Modi will open a new helicopter factory in Karnataka.

    On February 13, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) helicopter unit at Bidarehalla Kaval in Gubbi taluk.

    Russia’s hypersonic Zircon missile-armed ship to patrol global seas

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday sent a frigate armed with the country’s latest Zircon hypersonic missile on a trans-ocean cruise in a show of force as tensions with the West escalate over the war in Ukraine.