China tested ‘nuclear capable hypersonic missile’, says report

What is the News? China’s military has carried out its first-ever test of a “nuclear capable hypersonic missile”. What is a Hypersonic Missile? Hypersonic speeds are those that exceed five times the speed of sound, that is, anything that can move at speeds of Mach 5 or above, which means at least 1.6 km per… Continue reading China tested ‘nuclear capable hypersonic missile’, says report

U.S. expresses unease over S-400 deal

What is the news?  Recently, the American Deputy Secretary of State described the S-400 missile deal between India and Russia as dangerous, expressed hope that the India and US could solve the issue amicably.  About S-400 Triumf Missile It is a mobile, surface-to-air missile system (SAM) designed by Russia. The missile can destroy airborne targets within the range… Continue reading U.S. expresses unease over S-400 deal

DRDO tests Akash Prime missile

What is the News? Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully tested a new version of Akash missile named Akash Prime. What is Akash Prime? Akash Prime is a medium-range mobile surface-to-air missile (SAM) system developed by the DRDO and produced by Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL). It was developed to replace the Russian 2K12… Continue reading DRDO tests Akash Prime missile

Electronic polymer based low-cost sensor developed to detect explosives rapidly

What is the news? For the first time, Indian scientists have developed a thermally stable and cost-effective electronic polymer-based sensor for rapidly detecting nitro-aromatic chemicals (NACs)  used in high-energy explosives. About the findings Poly-nitroaromatic compounds in explosives generally require sophisticated instrumental techniques to detect them. But in the field, like military sites, extremists locations, they… Continue reading Electronic polymer based low-cost sensor developed to detect explosives rapidly

₹7,523-cr. order for Arjun Mk-1A tanks

What is the News? The Ministry of Defence(MoD) has placed an order with Heavy Vehicles Factory (HVF), Chennai for the supply of 118 Main Battle Tanks (MBTs) Arjun Mk-1A for the Indian Army. What is Arjun Mk-1A? The development of Arjun Tank was started by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in the late… Continue reading ₹7,523-cr. order for Arjun Mk-1A tanks

Key trial of 5,000-km ICBM Agni-V in October

What is the News? India is set to conduct the first user trial of Agni-V Missile. What is Agni-V? Agni-V is a nuclear-capable InterContinental Ballistic Missile(ICBM). The missile has been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL). What are the key Features of Agni-V missiles? Expected Range: The… Continue reading Key trial of 5,000-km ICBM Agni-V in October

Israeli firm unveils armed robot to patrol volatile borders

What is the News? Israel Aerospace Industries has launched a remote-controlled armed robot named “REX MKII”. About REX MKII REX MKII is a remote-controlled armed robot that can patrol battle zones, track infiltrators and open fire.   It is operated by an electronic tablet and can be equipped with two machine guns, cameras and sensors.… Continue reading Israeli firm unveils armed robot to patrol volatile borders

LCA-Mk2 to roll out next year, first flight in 2023, says scientist

What is the News? The preliminary design for the Light Combat Aircraft(LCA)-Mk2 and the fifth-generation Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) has been completed. About LCA-Mk2 Light Combat Aircraft (LCA)-Mk2 is a single-engine multirole fighter aircraft designed by Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) in collaboration with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). Payload Capacity: It is a 1,350 mm longer… Continue reading LCA-Mk2 to roll out next year, first flight in 2023, says scientist

DRDO hands over air defence missile (MRSAM) System to Indian Air Force

What is the News? The Defence Minister has handed over the first deliverable Firing Unit (FU) of Medium Range Surface to Air Missile(MRSAM) System to the Indian Air Force(IAF). About Medium Range Surface to Air Missile(MRSAM)  Developed by: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) in collaboration with the Indian industry.… Continue reading DRDO hands over air defence missile (MRSAM) System to Indian Air Force

INS Tabar conducts Maritime Partnership Exercise with Egyptian Navy

What is the News? Indian Navy’s INS Tabar has carried out a military exercise with a frontline warship of the Egyptian Navy in the Mediterranean Sea. About the Exercise with Egyptian Navy The exercise involved multiple activities covering a wide range of naval operations. These included drills for transit through asymmetric threat environments, operations for… Continue reading INS Tabar conducts Maritime Partnership Exercise with Egyptian Navy