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A 5% increase in the global arms sales – SIPRI

According to a new report by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), in 2018, the global arms sale has increased by 5% in the market dominated by the US. As per the report, the turnover of the top 100 of the biggest arms manufacturers is 420 billion USD. The US arms manufacturers alone account for ..

DRDO successfully tests Man Portable Antitank Guided Missile

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully flight-tested a Man-Portable Antitank Guided Missile (MPATGM). Test Fire of MPATGM It was successfully tested in the ranges of Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh. The MPATGM was launched from a man-portable tripod launcher and the target was mimicking a functional tank. The MPATGM successfully hit the target ..

Modern-Age Weapons under Development at DRDO

To develop modern weapons for the future, the Hyderabad-based Centre for High Energy Systems and Sciences (CHESS) is working on new iterations of the weapons.? What is CHESS? The Centre for High Energy Systems and Sciences is a DRDO unit.? It is involved in the development of modern military and sensor technology for stealth and ..

New Precision Guided Missiles of Iran

Iran has unveiled three new precision-guided missiles. This signals the intent of Iran to ready itself in the face of its ongoing tussle with the US. Yasin, Balaban and Ghaem Yasin is a smart, guided-missile with folding wings that can be fired from a range of 50 kilometres (30 miles) of its target from manned ..

Bharat Dynamics Ltd signs a pact to supply heavy weight torpedoes to Indian Navy

The Hyderabad-based defence public sector undertaking, Bharat Dynamics Ltd (BDL) has recently signed a contract worth Rs 1,187.82 crores for supply of heavy weight torpedoes – Varunastra – to the Indian Navy. The execution of the contract will be in the next 42 months. The weapon will be manufactured at BDL Visakhapatnam Unit under collaboration ..

DRDO tests Inertial Guided Bomb (IGB) from Sukhoi combat jet

On May 24, the Defence Research and Defence Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested a 500 kg class Inertial Guided Bomb (IGB) from Su-30 MKI Aircraft from the Pokhran test range in Rajasthan. The guided bomb achieved the desired range and hit the target with high precision. The weapon system is capable of carrying different warheads. ..

Sub-sonic Cruise Missile Nirbhay Successfully Tested

Nirbhay the first indigenously designed and developed long-range sub-sonic cruise missile from a test-fired on 15th of April. This missile is capable of loitering and cruising at 0.7 Mach at altitude as low as 100 meter covered the designated target range in 42 minutes and 23 seconds. Key facts It is India’s first indigenously designed ..

DRDO successfully test fires underdevelopment long range subsonic cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has recently successfully test fired the underdevelopment long range subsonic cruise missile ‘Nirbhay’ from launch complex-3 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, Odisha. It has a operational range of 1000 km and can fly very low to the ground to avoid detection by enemy radar called ..