NEW DELHI — The Indian air force (IAF) has ordered systematic technical checks on all Sukhoi Su-30MKI aircraft currently in service after one of the front-line twin-engine fighters crashed soon after takeoff on Oct. 14.
The 1,000-kilometer (620-mi.)-class missile, developed by the Defense Research and Development Organization, took off from the launch complex at Chandipur in the eastern Odisha state at 10:04 a.m. on Oct. 17.
"The spacecraft has been taken to a position farthest from the tail of the comet Siding Spring so that it doesn’t affect the satellite as it comes close to Mars," says an Indian Space Research Organization official.
The Indian air force (IAF) has ordered systematic technical checks on all Sukhoi-30MKI aircraft currently in service after one of the front-line twin-engine fighters crashed soon after takeoff on Oct. 14.
India’s aviation regulator has grounded three aircraft while stepping up safety inspections of leading Indian carriers over issues ranging from unfastened locks to untrained air staff of local carriers.
The Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS-1C), the country’s third navigation satellite, will be launched on Oct. 16, nearly a week after technical error forced postponement of its previously scheduled Oct. 10 liftoff.
NASA’s Wallops Incident Response Team has reported on its initial assessment following the catastrophic failure of Orbital Science’s Antares rocket shortly after liftoff on Oct. 28, from Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia....More
Polish Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak and German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen signed a statement of intent to increase Polish-German army cooperation on the fringes of the annual Bundeswehr conference in Berlin on 29 October.
German Ministry of Defense photo by Thomas Imo...More
The Euronaval show in Paris this week is not one where one expects to see demonstrations of people wearing strange electronic gadgets and sensors. That is usually reserved for homeland security shows such as Milipol or air-land shows such as Eurosatory....More