aerospace

Russia, South Africa discussing joint weapons development


September 18th, 2012 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and South Africa are discussing the possibility of joint development of defence-related products, Russia's state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport said Monday."There is a great potential ... Read more...

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ISS astronauts take second spacewalk


September 6th, 2012 - 2:54 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS) Indian-origin astronaut Sunita Williams and Japanese Akihiko Hoshide began a spacewalk Wednesday in another attempt to install a power unit on the International Space Station, RIA ... Read more...

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Thales, BEL to form joint venture radar company (Lead)


August 29th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Bangalore, Aug 29 (IANS) French aerospace and electronics major Thales Wednesday said it would form a joint venture with India's Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) to build civilian and defence ... Read more...

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Thales, BEL to form joint venture radar company


August 29th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 29 (IANS) French aerospace and electronics major Thales Wednesday said it would form a joint venture company with state-run Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) to build civilian and defence ... Read more...

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Myanmar to launch satellite


August 22nd, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Aug 22 (IANS) Myanmar will launch a small satellite with Japanese assistance, official media reported Wednesday.The satellite will be launched with the help of Marubeni Aerospace of Japan for ... Read more...

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India successfully tests BrahMos (Lead)


July 29th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, July 29 (IANS) India Sunday successfully test-fired the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a defence base in Odisha, an official said. It has a range of 290 km and ... Read more...

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Bombardier showcases new corporate jet in India


July 5th, 2012 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Aerospace major Bombardier Thursday said that its new Global 6000 corporate jet world tour has reached India and will travel to various destination in the ... Read more...

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Iran threatens Israel


July 2nd, 2012 - 9:12 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran will respond with its new indigenously built anti-radar ballistic missiles if Israel attacks the Islamic republic, the official media reported.Iran will respond if Israel ... Read more...

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Google, Apple to produce aerial maps


June 11th, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 11 (IANS) US technology giants Google and Apple are racing to produce aerial maps so detailed they can show up objects just four inches wide, Daily Mail reported ... Read more...

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India clears $600-mn deal for air force trainers


May 10th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The cabinet Thursday gave the Indian Air Force to buy 75 basic trainer planes from a Swiss firm under a long due deal worth $640 ... Read more...

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UAE students to train in France


April 25th, 2012 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 24 (IANS/WAM) Seven UAE engineering students will receive training on aeronautics in France, it was announce here Tuesday.The students will train at Airbus, Toulouse in France. The ... Read more...

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Russia to build mini drone


March 15th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian warplane maker Irkut has signed a contract with Vietnam to build a small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), a media report said Thursday.The $10 million ... Read more...

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EADS Cassidian appoints new India CEO


March 14th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) European defence major EADS Cassidian Wednesday appointed Peter Gutsmiedl as the first chief executive officer of its India operations.Based in Bangalore, India's aerospace and defence ... Read more...

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Air expo opens in Abu Dhabi


March 7th, 2012 - 12:31 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, March 6 (IANS/WAM) A three-day aviation exhibition open here Tuesday at the Al Bateen Executive Airport.It was inaugurated by Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council Sheikh Hazza ... Read more...

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Lepakshi Knowledge Hub to set up textile park


February 29th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 29 (IANS) Lepakshi Knowledge Hub (LKH) will develop a state-of-the-art textile park in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur district with an investment of Rs.120 crore.LKH has received the nod from ... Read more...

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Newt Gingrich’s moon base receives mixed response


January 27th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Jan 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) New Gingrich’s proposed space program has been received with mixed reactions. The GOP presidential hopeful has promised that under his administration, the United States will return to ... Read more...

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Non-resident Indian woman jumps to death from 14th floor


December 18th, 2011 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Dec 18 (IANS) A non-resident Indian woman from the US Sunday committed suicide by jumping off the 14th floor of an apartment block in Ghaziabad, police said.Sunita Gupta, 55, ... Read more...

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Japan launches satellite to gather disaster data


December 12th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Dec 12 (IANS) Japan Monday launched a satellite to gather intelligence and data on natural disasters, authorities said.Japan launched an H-2A rocket carrying a radar satellite Monday morning, the ... Read more...

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Chinese-built Pakistan Navy ship to visit Malaysia


December 5th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 5 (IANS) A Pakistan Navy ship, built in China, will visit Malaysia to participate in a five-day long maritime and aerospace exercise.PNS SAIF is representing Pakistan Navy in ... Read more...

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Boeing, Emirates announce $18-bn order for 50 777-300ERs


November 13th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Nov 13 (IANS) US aerospace major Boeing and Dubai-based Emirates Airline Sunday announced a $18-billion deal for 50 Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) jetliners, which also allows a $8-billion repeat ... Read more...

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China to launch 25 satellites in 2011


October 30th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 30 (IANS) China will have launched 20 rockets and 25 satellites by the end of 2011, an aerospace expert said Sunday."This year, we are supposed to launch 20 ... Read more...

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Work on BrahMos’ hypersonic version on


October 10th, 2011 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Tiruchirapalli (Tamil Nadu), Oct 9 (IANS) Several Indian and Russian companies are working to develop components for the proposed hypersonic variant of Brahmos stealth missile, said a top defence official ... Read more...

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Work on BrahMos’ hypersonic version to begin this year: Russian official


June 12th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Development of a hypersonic version of the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile will begin this year, while tests of the air-launched version of the existing missile ... Read more...

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Water may be trapped in lunar potholes, suggest scientists


April 4th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 04 (ANI): Water molecules, which was found in 'significant amount' on the moon's surface in October 2009, may be trapped in the pits of its surface, say scientists.In 2009, the ... Read more...

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Bombardier aircraft sales slip 19 percent


February 18th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 18 (IANS) Metro and aircraft maker Bombardier Thursday reported an almost one-fifth drop in its aircraft sales in the fiscal year ending Jan 31 as compared to the last year.The ... Read more...

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Sanmina SCI worker’s strike enters second day (Lead)


February 16th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 16 (IANS) The sit-in strike by workers of Sanmina SCI India demanding wage hike and health insurance among other things entered the second day with women workers joining the protest ... Read more...

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AgustaWestland sells two more VIP helicopters in India


February 9th, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 9 (IANS) AgustaWestland, a subsidiary of Italian aerospace major Finmeccanica focusing on helicopter manufacturing, Wednesday announced that it has sold two more AW-139 medium twin-engined helicopters to Indian customers.The firm ... Read more...

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‘Fishing net’ to collect space debris


February 3rd, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 3 (IANS) Japan's space agency and a 100-year-old fishing net company have designed a huge net to collect space junk, a British report said. Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and ... Read more...

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‘Fishing net’ to collect debris from space


February 2nd, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 2 (ANI): In collaboration with a 100-year-old fishing net company, Japan's space agency has built a giant net several kilometres in size to collect debris from space.The Japan Aerospace Exploration ... Read more...

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JAXA confirms that its Venus probe ‘Akatsuki’ misses orbit


December 9th, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, Dec 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In some news that is going to provide a setback to the scientific community, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has revealed that its Venus probe ... Read more...

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Venus Probe Misses Its Target, Will Return After 6 Years


December 9th, 2010 - 8:35 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dec 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a recent development, a Japanese space probe which was sent to orbit around Venus skipped its target and it would not be able to move ... Read more...

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Experts Claim “Optical Illusion” in Mystery After Missile Fired Off California


November 11th, 2010 - 3:32 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Nov 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to the Daily Mail, despite the fact that the missile which was fired off of the southern California Coast was caught on film, the Pentagon has still ... Read more...

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Hong Kong airline to replace ‘fixed-back shell’ economy seats after complaints


October 13th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Oct 13 (ANI): Hong Kong's biggest airline, Cathay Pacific, is set to replace its "fixed-back shell" economy-class seats in long-haul planes after passengers complained they were uncomfortable.Sources have revealed that the ... Read more...

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Crashed Chinese plane’s pilot alive, but unable to talk


August 25th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Aug 25 (ANI): The pilot of a passenger plane that crashed in China's Heilongjiang Province, killing 42 people and injuring 44 others on Tuesday, is reportedly alive but unable to talk.Doctors ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia unveils world’s largest clock


August 3rd, 2010 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Aug 2 (DPA) Saudi Arabia is ready to begin operating the world's largest four-faced clock, in Makkah, Islam's holiest city, Saudi state news agency reported Monday. The tower, designed by German and ... Read more...

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