Private entities can roll out commercial space services

India has opened up its space programme for private entities to produce components and sub-systems for space craft besides create space based applications using satellite data and also roll out of commercial services.

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Australia rejects Beijing’s claims in South China Sea

Australia, a significant ally of India, US and Japan, has shed its ‘reticence’ on the South China Sea and ‘rejected’ China’s expansive maritime claims while terming these ‘inconsistent’ with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

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US alters category of armed drones to avoid MTCR rules

US President Donald J. Trump, on July 24, lowered a subset of UAS from category I, with highest restrictions, to category II, allowing easier exports without getting bogged down with MTCR rules. All other US rules will continue to apply on such equipment.

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Industry-led Tech schemes with US and Russia indicate change

Balancing its equation between the US and the Russia, India has signed separate agreements that promote industry-to-industry joint ventures in key areas of military equipment like drones, robotics and artificial intelligence , among other

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Indo-Pacific will continue to see infusion of tech & military platforms

“The Indo-Pacific region will continue to lead by most macroeconomic indicators, such as trade flows, net investment flows, and real GDP growth.

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India-US to co-develop Air launched UAV

India and the US are at an advanced stage of collaborating on co-developing an ‘air launched UAV’ that will include participation of an Indian private sector start-up company.

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Rafale has game-changing weapons; IAF crew ‘fully operational’

Planes will arrive at Ambala July 29 IDD Bureau India’s latest fighter jet acquisition, the Rafale, is set to arrive on July 29 and is fitted with ‘game-changing’ weapons which are unmatched in the neighbourhood – Pakistan and China. Just days before the Rafale fighter  jets made by Daasult aviation of France are set to

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After ‘Free & Open’ Indo-Pacific, USS Nimitz exercises with India

India hold key to China’s Malacca Dilemma IDD Bureau  Just days after the US Navy carriers, the USS Nimitz and USS Ronald Reagan, led their respective strike groups to show China ‘its place’ in the South China Sea and enforced a ‘free and open’ Indo-Pacific, the US Nimitz had turned west-wards towards the middle east,

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Kiran Dambala to head Tata-Lockheed JV in India

A Lockheed Martin veteran since 2002, Dambala will provide strategic oversight to the TLMAL business and manufacturing activities while ensuring alignment to planned strategies and commitments.

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India could opt for two types of drones from General Atomics

New Delhi is looking to source two variations of an unmanned aerial systems (UAS), or Drones. One for a sea-going role and another one, a weaponised version for use over-land.

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