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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.
The way forward, a journey of innovation and excellence. In conversation with Udayant Malhoutra, CEO & MD, Dynamatic Technologies
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.
Worry no more about your Excess Baggage Says Avaan India's Founding director Meera Singh in conversation with our Special Editor Rohith Reddy
WOMAN IN AVIATION
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.
Sometimes, an idea needs time to incubate until it’s ready to grow. That was the case with Sujata Massey’s series about Perveen Mistry, a woman attorney practicing in India during the 1920s.
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Recap of the 39th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Fall 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals
Klara Landrat & Her Journey with Endometriosis
Klara Landrat is an American-Israeli actress of Polish origin, producer, a writer known for her talent worldwide. She is starring in the Irish TV series – “Gods & Fighting Men” due for release in 2021.
HER MAJESTY PEDDLING HOMEMADE HOOCH!
QUEEN ELIZABETH looks like a dowdy, straitlaced granny, but she’s turned into a heck of a bartender — serving up her own brands of homemade hooch!
The Winter of Discontent
Even though america is preparing for a summer reopening, the Coronavirus will still be around to dog us when the temperatures fall.
India thought it had the virus beat. The virus had other ideas
Governments around the world keep repeating the same mistakes. In a country of 1.4 billion, the consequences are on a whole new scale
Reincarnation And Realpolitik
China, India, and the U.S. are vying to influence the selection of the next Dalai Lama
An Exclusive Interview With Nandakumar Narasimhan
The Little Red Train
A Room for Dad
Before Mom passed, I made a promise to her