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Hypersonic weapons
Most militaries are now focusing on hitting a target with a missile or autonomous weapon anywhere in the world in less than an hour which is steadily encouraging the development of hypersonic weapon that can decimate a target with high level of precision as well. Both the US and China are getting into a race for developing such weapon
 
Hitech sensors
It has become a truism of military operations that static defences tend to induce a sense of complacency and false invincibility among the defenders. Hence a pervasive use of day and night sensors that are intended to expand battlefield awareness at all times. Nonetheless, in the final analysis, everything depends on the presence, efficiency and morale of personnel assigned responsibilities as first responders.
 
PSLV launch service
After a smooth and majestic take off from the first launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), the Indian spaceport in Sriharikota island on the eastern coast of the country, the four stage, 44-metre tall and 227-tonnetrusted Indian space workhorse, PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) successfully placed six satellites from Singapore into a
 
Critical role of satellites
For more than a decade now, the passionately deliberated proposal for the creation of a tri service Indian aerospace command, has been in the limelight with the eight decades plus old Indian Air Force (IAF) stridently articulating the need for such a formidable military structure fully well supported by a string satellites meant for a variety of end uses.
 
Aerospace command
The rationale for an Aerospace Command was succinctly articulated by the doyen of strategic thinkers in military uniform, a Vir Chakra recipient, the late Air Commodore Jasjit Singh. He had written in his call for military synergy: A century of air power has progressively shifted the equation where the air forces have provided the central capability in the use of force for political purpose.
 
Intelligence gathering
With the introduction of new generation war technologies, the modern warfare is all about achieving swift victory in which the enemy is inflicted with massive destruction within hours of the battle wave, leaving retaliation capacity of the opponent to a nearly dead end situation. Countries are investing huge sums of money into advanced technologies so that their militaries can be equipped with modern systems
 
GSLV launch-Boost
In a major thrust upwards for the Indian space program, the three stage, heavy weight mark two version of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-MKII) equipped with an Indian made upper cryogenic engine stage scripted a vibrant success story by delivering 2117-kg GSAT-6 communications satellite into
 
NCW operations
Military strategists are unanimous in their view that network centric battlefield philosophy is the future of the warfare. For the defence forces in the thick of the battlefield, Network Centric Warfare (NCW), is a game changer and a force multiplier. In recent years, a range of satellites meant for a variety of end uses have become a critical element of the holistic and integrated NCW strategy. Synchronization and coordination between all combat formations through the efficient utilization of satellite resources is vital for successful NCW operations.
 
AWACS for India
Living In the neighborhood of nuclear weapon equipped supersonic fighters and cruise and ballistic missiles, Indias armed forces needs super agile electronic eyes in the sky with 24X7 seven monitoring capability. India has got long coastline of more than 7,000 kms, more than 14,000 kms of land border and two major island groups for which Indian Air Force has got only three Early Warning Systems. India signed a deal for three AWACS in 2004
 
Tracking space debris
In a striking technological achievement, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), which has achieved the distinction of pulling off of a successful Indian space story on a shoe string budget, has developed a high end multi object tracking radar(MOTR) that can track space debris, which, in recent years, has become a major threat to orbiting satellites and space missions.