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First Boeing C-17s to arrive in India by mid-2013


August 1st, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Long Beach (California), Aug 1 (IANS) Boeing Wednesday said the first of the 10 heavy-lift military aircraft, C-17 Globemaster III, for the Indian Air Force (IAF) will arrive in the ... Read more...

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India’s first Globemaster airlifter takes shape (With image)


August 1st, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
Long Beach (California), Aug 1 (IANS) The first of ten C-17 Globemaster III heavy airlifters being built by Boeing for India underwent a major production step with a ceremony at ... 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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Pakistan tests nuclear-capable Hatf-VIII missile


May 31st, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 31 (IANS) Pakistan Thursday test-fired its nuclear-capable cruise missile Hatf-VIII, the army said."Pakistan today conducted a successful flight test of the indigenously developed Air Launched Cruise Missile, ... Read more...

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Indian Rotocraft starts building chopper production centre in Hyderabad


March 15th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 15 (IANS) Indian Rotorcraft, a joint venture of Tata Sons and AugustaWestland, has started work on a helicopter production facility here to assemble, customise and flight test new ... Read more...

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Big Chinese chopper passes cold weather flight test


February 13th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Feb 13 (IANS) China's first independently-developed large civil helicopter has passed a cold weather flight test, said China Aviation Industrial Helicopter Co. Monday.The flight testing period for the 13-tonne ... Read more...

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Embraer jet for Indian airborne radar flight tested


December 7th, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 7 (IANS) The first fully-modified aircraft for India's indigenously developed Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AEW&CS;) has taken to the skies for its maiden flight from ... Read more...

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US tests hypersonic weapon


November 18th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US Army has conducted the first flight test of a new weapon-concept designed to fly within the earth's atmosphere at hypersonic speed and long ... Read more...

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South Africa to launch unmanned air vehicle in 2012


August 11th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Aug 11 (IANS) The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) global market, which is estimated at $14 billion per annum and is dominated by Israel and the US, will soon have ... Read more...

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China launches new unmanned helicopter


May 8th, 2011 - 10:19 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 8 (IANS) An unmanned helicopter, the largest of its kind in China, has successfully completed its first flight, Xinhua reported.The unmanned helicopter, with a maximum take-off weight of ... Read more...

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Virgin Galactic ‘hiring world’s first pilot-astronauts for private spacecrafts’


April 13th, 2011 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 13 (ANI): Virgin Galactic is hiring the world's first pilot-astronauts to fly passengers into space on the WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShipTwo spacecrafts, which are currently undergoing flight tests.The spacecrafts, built to ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan successfully test-fire n-capable missiles (Fourth Lead)


March 11th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Balasore/Bhubaneswar, March 11 (IANS) India Friday successfully test-fired its homegrown nuclear-capable Prithvi II and Dhanush missiles, a defence official said. Pakistan too tested its nuclear-capable Hatf-II ballistic missile.The Prithvi II ... Read more...

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DRDO conducts successful maiden flight test of Kaveri Engine


November 4th, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 4 (ANI): The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested the indigenously designed and developed 'Kaveri Engine' during the Flying Test Bed (FTB) Trials at Gromov Flight ... Read more...

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India test fires BRAHMOS cruise missile


September 5th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Balasore (Orissa), Sep 5 (ANI): India on Sunday test-fired the 290-km range BRAHMOS cruise missile from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur-on- sea off the Orissa coast."It was a user's trial ... Read more...

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Boeing finds problem in 787 Dreamliners’ tail


June 26th, 2010 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 26(IANS) The delivery of Boeing 787 Dreamliners may be further delayed with the company deciding to inspect the entire fleet after finding assembly problems in the tail area on some ... Read more...

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‘Indian rockets to use atmospheric oxygen as fuel by year-end’


May 29th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkatachari Jagannathan Chennai, May 29 (IANS) In an attempt to make its rockets lighter and carry heavier satellites, the Indian space agency is planning to flight test by the end of ... Read more...

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US jet shatters hypersonic flight record


May 28th, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, May 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A US Air force plane, the X-51A Waverider, created history, when it accelerated six times the speed of sound in 3 minutes, during an ... Read more...

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Rocket launch failure will not delay moon mission: ISRO chief


April 15th, 2010 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkatachari Jagannathan Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), April 15 (IANS) The failure of India's GSLV-D3 rocket launch powered for the first time by an indigenous cryogenic engine will not delay the realization of ... Read more...

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Creation of armed forces space cell significant: Report


March 30th, 2010 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The creation of an Integrated Space Cell (ISC) for the armed forces is "a significant step forward towards modernisation", the defence ministry said in its annual ... Read more...

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India’s ballistic missile defence shield test fails


March 15th, 2010 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) India's ballistic missile defence shield test failed Monday after one of the two rockets involved in the exercise deviated off course due to an "on board systems ... Read more...

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India tests cheaper rocket to reduce launch vehicle cost


March 4th, 2010 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Bangalore, March 4 (IANS) India successfully conducted the flight test of a new rocket that will drastically reduce the cost of its launch vehicles by using oxygen in the ... Read more...

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Boeing unveils first 787 Dreamliner interior on 3rd flight-test airplane


February 4th, 2010 - 4:09 am ICT by BNO News
EVERETT, WASHINGTON (BNO NEWS) -- Boeing Co. unveiled on Wednesday the first 787 Dreamliner featuring interior components, the company said.The third flight test airplane has a partial interior that provides a ... Read more...

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‘Beast of Kandahar’ drone has capability of including Pak, Iran in its range


December 10th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec. 10 (ANI): The U.S. Air Force has acknowledged the existence of a new unmanned aircraft, which aeronautics fans have nicknamed the "Beast of Kandahar", and according to an aerospace engineering ... Read more...

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Hydrogen-powered unmanned plane sets 26-hour flight endurance record


December 1st, 2009 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 1 (ANI): The Naval Research Laboratory's Ion Tiger, a hydrogen-powered fuel cell unmanned air vehicle (UAV), has flown 26 hours and 1 minute carrying a 5-pound payload, setting another unofficial ... Read more...

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Tejas’s trainer version makes successful maiden flight


November 26th, 2009 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The maiden flight of the two-seater trainer version of the indigenous light combat aircraft "Tejas" Thursday was successful, officials said. The flight took off at 1 p.m. ... Read more...

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NASA finally launches the Ares I-X rocket


October 29th, 2009 - 3:49 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Cape Canaveral, Oct 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) After being postponed so many times, NASA was finally able to successfully launch its Ares I-X rocket. It had been postponed today on Wednesday, itself ... Read more...

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NASA successfully launches Ares I-X rocket


October 28th, 2009 - 10:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Cape Canaveral, Oct 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) After being postponed so many times, NASA was finally able to successfully launch its Ares I-X rocket. It had been postponed today itself some hours ... Read more...

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NASA’s Ares I-X rocket launch postponed yet again to 10:30am EDT


October 28th, 2009 - 8:28 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Cape Canaveral, Oct 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) NASA is still not able to launch the Ares I-X rocket on Wednesday morning after its attempts to do so were completely thwarted on Tuesday, ... Read more...

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Airborne laser to shoot ballistic missile as part of flight test


September 12th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 12 (ANI): Soon, the Airborne Laser (ABL), built into a customized Boeing 747, is ready for flight tests, in which it will try to shoot a ballistic missile.According to a ... Read more...

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Unmanned aerial system achieves flight endurance milestone


August 7th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 7 (ANI): The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has completed a successful flight test of the fuel cell powered XFC (eXperimental Fuel Cell) unmanned aerial system (UAS), in which the aircraft ... Read more...

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US gives green light to Boeing-India arms deal


March 17th, 2009 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 17 (Xinhua) The US government has given the go-ahead to the $2.1-billion contract for Boeing Co. to supply eight P-8i long-range maritime surveillance planes to India, a media report said. ... Read more...

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Three IAF pilots die in test flight crash (Lead)


March 6th, 2009 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 6 (IANS) Three Indian Air Force (IAF) test pilots were burnt to death Friday when the prototype Saras aircraft of the state-run National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL) crashed and caught fire ... Read more...

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Second phase of weapon testing on indigenous combat jet begins


March 5th, 2009 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The second phase of weapon testing on the indigenous light combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas has begun successfully in the northwestern sector with the jet scoring a direct ... Read more...

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Second phase of weapon testing on Tejas is underway


March 4th, 2009 - 9:23 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 4 (ANI): The second phase of weapon testing on Tejas, Indias indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), is currently underway from an Air Force base in the north-western sector. ... Read more...

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NASA comes a step closer to sending humans to the Moon


January 23rd, 2009 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): NASA has completed rocket hardware critical to the first flight test of the rocket that will send humans on their way to the moon as part of ... Read more...

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