Mission DefSpace: We have to work fast to solve various challenges in space technology:PM

Source: The post is based on the article “We have to work fast to solve various challenges in space technology:PMpublished in The Hindu on 19th October 2022.

What is the News?

Prime Minister has launched ‘Mission DefSpace’ at the ongoing DefExpo. He also unveiled the HTT-40 (Hindustan Turbo Trainer-40) indigenous trainer aircraft.

What is Mission DefSpace?

Aim: To develop innovative solutions for the three Services (Indian airforce, Navy and Army) in the space domain through the Indian industry and start-ups.

– To develop a range of military applications for space warfare and to enable the private industries to offer solutions to the armed forces for future offensive and defensive requirements.

Under the mission, 75 challenges are being opened to get innovative solutions, based on the defence requirements in the space domain.

– Startups, innovators and the private sector will be invited to find solutions for the problems that will include both offensive and defensive capabilities.

What is HTT-40 Indigenous Trainer Aircraft?

HTT-40 is a basic training aircraft developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for the Indian Air Force (IAF).

It will replace the ageing fleet of HAL HPT-32 Deepak trainers that are in service with the IAF.

Features: It takes off from a short distance and has a high climb rate.

– It has a maximum speed of 450km/h and can reach a maximum distance of 1,000 km. The stall speed with flaps down is 135 km/h.

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