US rejects Poland’s offer of MiG-29 fighter jets for Ukraine

WARSAW (POLAND): The Pentagon on Tuesday rejected Poland’s surprise announcement that it would give the United States its MiG-29 fighter jets for use by Ukraine, a rare display of disharmony by NATO allies seeking to boost Ukrainian fighters while avoiding getting caught up in a wider war with Russia. Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Poland’s […]

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US ‘working actively’ on deal for Polish fighter jets to Ukraine

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Sunday that the United States was “working actively” on a deal with Poland to supply Ukraine with jets to fight invading Russians. The deal, according to reports, could involve Poland handing over its existing MIG-29s, a Soviet/Russian-made jet fighter Ukrainian pilots are familiar with, and the US would […]

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India’s Defence Ministry signs Rs 423 crore contract with US for procurement of arms

NEW DELHI: The defence ministry has signed a contract with the US government to procure MK 54 torpedo and expendables such as chaff and flares for the Indian Navy’s anti-submarine warfare aircraft P-8I at a cost of Rs 423 crore, its spokesperson said on Friday. The Indian Navy has a total of 11 P-8I aircraft, […]

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Boeing to Build New Factory in Illinois to Produce MQ-25 Stingray

NEW DELHI: Boeing will build the Navy’s newest carrier-based aircraft at a new high-tech facility in Illinois, bringing the benefits of digital aircraft design and production to the Navy and up to 300 advanced manufacturing jobs to the greater St. Louis region. The new 300,000 square-foot facility at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport, scheduled for completion […]

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Indian Navy receives first two of 24 MH-60R helicopters from USA

NEW DELHI: In yet another sign of strengthening India-US defense relationship, the US Navy has handed over the first two MH-60R Multi Role Helicopters (MRH) to the Indian Navy. The Indian Navy is procuring 24 of these helicopters manufactured by Lockheed Martin under foreign military sales from the US government at an estimated cost of […]

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Imposing sanctions on India would be victory for Russia: Republican Senator

WASHINGTON: A top Republican Senator has said that imposing CAATSA sanctions on India for buying the multi-billion-dollar S-400 missile system from Russia would be a geostrategic victory for Moscow. Senator Todd Young, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, wrote in the Foreign Policy magazine that if the Joe Biden administration imposes sanctions on […]

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US navy ship near Lakshadweep: New Delhi conveys concerns to Washington

NEW DELHI: India on Friday said it has conveyed concerns to the United States over a US Navy ship carrying out a freedom of navigation operation in the Indian exclusive economic zone (EEZ). In a statement, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said US Navy ship John Paul Jones was continuously monitored transiting from the […]

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United States and India: Major defense partners at Aero India 2021

NEW DELHI: United States (US) participation in Aero India 2021 is another example of the deepening defense and strategic partnership between the United States and India. Don Heflin, U.S. Chargé d’Affaires, will lead a high-level delegation of U.S. Government officials and defense industry representatives to the event. “I am pleased to head this year’s U.S. […]

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Airbus Zephyr new test flight campaign in Arizona

NEW DELHI: Airbus Defence and Space has successfully completed a new test flight campaign for its Zephyr High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) in Arizona, U.S.A. The 2020 flight campaign succeeded despite global slowdowns due to the Covid19 pandemic. It focused on aircraft agility, control and operations to build upon previous campaigns, which have already proven […]

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