The aircraft, named DEFIANT X, will be the fastest, most maneuverable and most survivable assault helicopter in history. Combined with the team’s unsurpassed experience in mission systems, training and sustainment, it will revolutionize the way the Army meets threats in 2035 and beyond.
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MoD signs contract with MDSL to supply Light Specialist Vehicles to Indian Army
Providing further boost to ‘Make in India’, Ministry of Defence (MoD) signed a contract with Mahindra Defence Systems Ltd (MDSL) for supply of 1,300 Light Specialist Vehicles to the Indian Army, at a cost of Rs 1,056 crore, in New Delhi on March 22, 2021. The induction of vehicles is planned to be completed in four years.
The Agreement on the Modernization and Licensed Production of IL-103 in Hungary Concluded
The agreement on the modernization and licensed production of IL-103 in Hungary was concluded on March 17 between Ilyushin Aviation Complex (part of Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) under Rostec State Corporation) and the Hungarian company Aviation Engineering Zrt The signing ceremony took place in the presence of Russian Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Oleg Bocharov and Counselor, Deputy Ambassador of Hungary to the Russian Federation Laszlo Vida. The document was signed on the Russian side by the First Deputy General Director of UAC, Managing Director of ILYUSHIN Sergey Yarkovoy, and on the Hungarian side by the General Director of Aviation Engineering Zrt. Laszlo Boros.
DRDO conducts successful flight test of Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully carried out a flight demonstration based on Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet (SFDR) technology from Integrated Test Range Chandipur off the coast of Odisha on March 05, 2021. All the subsystems, including the booster motor and nozzle-less motor, performed as expected. During the test, many new technologies were proven, including Solid Fuel based Ducted Ramjet technology.
National Airlines appoints Nihal Wickrema as VP strategy, revenue optimization
The American airline National Airlines announced the appointment of NihalWickrema a veteran from Emirates Sky Cargo, as their vice president of strategy & revenue optimization.
Boeing Inducts First EA18G Growler for U.S. Navy Modification Program
Boeing has started a five-year modification program for the U.S. Navy’s EA-18G Growler fleet with the induction of the first jet at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. The modifications are focused on updating the jets’ structural and mission systems architecture, enabling future capability growth for the Navy’s 160 Growler aircraft. Growlers serve a critical role in jamming radar and communications signals of threat forces, disabling their ability to detect and track U.S. and allied military forces.
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Indian HAM Radio Operators: An integral element of communication in times of crisis
During the last one year from March 2020 till date, COVID-19 pandemic triggered an unprecedented lockdown of 1.3 billion population in the country, Bengaluru city - the IT hub of India was no exception. The Government of Karnataka set up a ‘COVID-19 war room’ in the Chief Ministers office to create awareness and to mitigate this enormous crisis situation in the state involving civil preparedness organizations under its administration including Ham Radio operators.
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Daniel Carrera steps up to become president of UPS operations in Europe
UPS has appointed Daniel Carrera as the new president of its European operations. In his new role, based at the firm’s European headquarters in Brussels, Mr Carrera will be responsible for managing operations and more than 50,000 staff across 56 countries and territories.
Airbus pioneers first satellite factory in space
Airbus has been selected by the European Commission to study spacecraft manufacturing in space through the Horizon 2020 Programme. The PERIOD (PERASPERA In-Orbit Demonstration) project focuses on satellite assembly and manufacturing in orbit. This A/B1 phase study contract, worth € 3 million, will last two years, with the objective to continue with a demonstrator in orbit.
MICROSOFT WINS $22 BILLION DEAL MAKING HEADSETS FOR US ARMY
Microsoft won a nearly $22 billion contract to supply U.S. Army combat troops with its augmented reality headsets.
CHINA NOT READY TO ALLOW THE BOEING 737 MAX BACK IN THE AIR
Beijing isn’t ready to follow the United States in allowing Boeing’s 737 Max back into the air after a pair of fatal crashes two years ago.
NASA bands together with industry for a return to the moon
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Boeing To Outsource It Work To Dell, Eliminate 600 Jobs
Boeing Co. has said it will outsource a significant amount of information technology work to Dell starting in April, including support of cloud services, databases and information technology. The move is expected to eliminate 600 jobs.
CANADA OKS RETURN OF BOEING 737 MAX AIRCRAFT
The Boeing 737 Max can return to Canadian airspace beginning this week, officials said, concluding nearly two years of government review after the aircraft was involved in two deadly crashes that saw the planes grounded worldwide.
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The Christmas Clock
It was December 2012, a week before Christmas. I was sitting alone at my kitchen table in Missouri, watching the hands of my Christmas clock tick toward the hour. I was waiting to hear it play “Silent Night,” which it did every night at 11 o’clock. The tune always lifted my spirits. But the second hand passed the hour mark without a peep. My heart sank. The music mechanism must have broken. You couldn’t have picked a better metaphor for my life—I kept on ticking, but the joy was missing.