May 27, 2017
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Impenetrable defence
MARCH 2014: As the security environment in the South Asian region remains volatile and the armies of three countries India, Pakistan and China continue to face each other backed by a force of hundreds of nuclear bombs the governments are
Valuable assistance
FEBRUARY 2014: Unmanned robots already have proven their worth on the battlefield, neutralizing improvised explosive devices, and more capable ones are
Self navigation
FEBRUARY 2014: The US Army Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) and Lockheed Martin have demonstrated the
Plugging loopholes
FEBRUARY 2014: Indian armed forces are now focusing on the advancement in new generation military technology realizing the eventuality of a possible
Augmenting strength
FEBRUARY 2014: With the dwindling squadron strength, the IAF had long ago adopted a viable strategy to maintain its combat potential by moving on two tracks
Vertical flight
JANUARY 2014: Sikorsky Innovations, the technology development organization of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp has won a contract for Phase 1 of the Vertical Take-Off and Landing Experimental Aircraft (VTOL X-Plane) program by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
Paradigm shift
JANUARY 2014: The US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) with funding from SwampWorks at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Department of Defense Rapid Reaction Technology Office (DoD/RRTO) recently demonstrated the launch of an all-electric, fuel cell-powered, unmanned aerial system (UAS) from a submerged submarine.
Destroying targets
JANUARY 2014: The US Army has for the first time successfully tested a vehicle-mounted laser that managed to shoot down incoming mortar rounds and drone aircraft. Installed in a dome-shaped turret atop a military vehicle, the high-energy laser hit more than 90 mortar bombs and several small unmanned planes over a six-week test at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.
Heavy protection
JANUARY 2014: It could be said that the modernization of the Indian Army’s Armored Corps is progressing by fits and starts while the Mechanized Infantry is in the throes of formulating the basic parameters of its Future Main Battle Tank and Future Infantry Combat Vehicle to be inducted in the second quarter of the 21st century.
Suffering setback
JANUARY 2014: The Indian Army of over 1.1 million soldiers operating in variety of terrain, from high altitude jungles to snowy mountains of Ladakh and Kashmir and plains of Punjab to the hot deserts of Rajasthan is extremely poorly equipped in terms of its aviation equipments.