Asia Pacific Staff

Asia Pacific Staff
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).
India Delays Launch Of Elint Satellite 
The launch of India’s Emisat advanced electronic intelligence (Elint) satellite has been postponed until April to allow for more testing.
IAF MiG-21 Crashes After Bird Strike 
An Indian Air Force MiG-21 fighter jet crashed in western India on March 8 after a reported bird strike, a Ministry of Defense official says.
India To Launch Three Defense Satellites By August 
India will launch three defense satellites over the next six months aimed at boosting the strategic communications and networking potential of its military.
Pakistan, India Lose Aircraft In Dogfight 
A day after India launched an air strike against alleged terror camps in Pakistan, Islamabad claims to have shot down two Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG-21s.
India Tests Quick Reach Surface-to-Air Missile 
India has test fired its indigenously developed Quick Reach Surface-to-Air Missile (QR-SAM), intended for service with the country’s air force and army.
HAL Makes Naval Utility Helicopter Pitch 
India’s state-run military airframer HAL is offering a naval variant of its Dhruv light helo in response to the Indian Navy’s requirement for 111 utility helos.
Thales To Supply Rocket Launchers To HAL 
Thales has won a contract from state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) to supply 135 rocket launchers for Indian military attack helicopters.
India’s BEL Displays New Missile Concepts 
India is developing a new range of futuristic cruise and precision strike missiles.
Armed Tejas Gets Indian Air Force Greenlight 
India’s Tejas Light Combat Aircraft has received final operational clearance for induction into the Indian Air Force as a weaponized fighter.
F-21: New F-16 Variant For India Unveiled  2
Lockheed Martin has unveiled a version of the F-16, branded the F-21, specifically configured for the Indian Air Force.
India Unveils LCA-Based Medium Weight Fighter 
India has unveiled a model of an upgraded version of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), the Tejas Mk. 2, labeled the Medium Weight Fighter.
Russian Helicopters Signs Deal With Indian Partners 
Russian Helicopters Holding Company, a part of State Corporation Rostec, has signed a series of agreements with Indian companies to help make the Kamov Ka-226T in India.
BrahMos-NG May Be Fitted On LCA 
BrahMos Aerospace has unveiled a prototype of a new BrahMos NG missile that the company says could be installed on the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft.
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