Asia Pacific Staff

Asia Pacific Staff
India Launches Radar Observation Satellite 
India’s space agency has launched its latest Earth observation satellite, Risat-2B.
India Tests Medium-Range Surface-To-Air Missile 
The Indian Navy for the first time successfully conducted a cooperative engagement firing of its Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM).
Chandrayaan-2 To Carry NASA Experiment Module 
India’s second Moon mission, Chandrayaan-2, will carry 13 payloads and one passive experiment instrument from NASA, the Indian Space Research Organization says.
India Tests High-Speed Aerial Target Drone 
India’s official defense agency has successfully flight-tested Abhyas, a high-speed expendable aerial target (HEAT).
India’s Second Moon Journey To Begin In July 
India’s much-anticipated second Moon mission, Chandrayaan-2, is preparing for launch in mid-July, with the lander expected to touch down in early September.
Fire On Indian Aircraft Carrier Kills Officer 
India’s only serving aircraft carrier, the INS Vikramaditya, caught fire on April 26, killing a naval officer.
India Hopes To Induct New Trainer Soon 
India hopes to expedite work on its much-delayed Intermediate Jet Trainer after resuming test flights of a modified version of the aircraft.
India Pursuing Directed Energy Weapons 
India is developing directed energy weapons for aircraft and warships designed to destroy enemy ballistic missiles, akin to systems being tested by the U.S.
Indian Official: No Debris Risk From ASAT Test 
The head of India’s Defense Research and Development Organization insists the debris created by India’s anti-sat missile test will not be a danger to the ISS.
India Approved For $2.6B MH-60R Buy 
India plans to buy 24 MH-60R anti-submarine helicopters manufactured by Lockheed Martin at an estimated cost of $2.6 billion.
India Launches EMISAT Intel Satellite 
India’s national space agency has successfully launched its newest defense satellite, EMISAT, meant to provide electronic intelligence to the military.
India Tests Anti-Satellite System 
India has tested an Anti-Satellite Missile System by destroying one of its low Earth orbiting satellites.
India Rolls Out 16th Tejas Fighter 
India’s state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. has rolled out its 16th Tejas Light Combat Aircraft in the initial operational clearance (IOC) configuration.
India, France To Set Up Maritime Satellite Network 
India’s national space agency is collaborating with its French counterpart to build a satellite network to step up surveillance of Indian waters.
India Tests Man-Portable Anti-Tank Missile 
India’s defense R&D agency has successfully tested its latest indigenously-developed man-portable anti-tank guided missile (MPATGM).
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