WARN # 38:DRDO BLACK BOK, OFB, JAMES MATTIS, INTELLIGENCE AIRCRAFT, AGM-158A JASSM, PUTIN, CHINA-J20

WARN # 38:DRDO BLACK BOK, OFB, JAMES MATTIS, INTELLIGENCE AIRCRAFT, AGM-158A JASSM, PUTIN, CHINA-J20


Welcome to World Action and Reaction News. todays News headlines are… DRDO has developed an ejectable and floating
black box for planes. The machine will eject from an aircraft when
it sinks after an accident and will get activated after coming in contact with water. Developed as part of �Make in India� initiative,
the product, aimed for use on planes and submarines, has received �notice of allowance for patent�
in the US and Russia. The product can prevent situations like the
AN32 crash where in spite of using deep-sea probes, authorities were not able to trace
debris in the sea. The ejectable black box becomes crucial for
an aircraft as majority of the air routes are over the high seas where currents carry
away crash debris making them difficult to find. —————————- The Vice Chief of the Army, Lieutenant General
Sarath Chand, stated in a seminar a few days ago that Indian ordnance factories have not
been able to keep pace with changing technologies as �there is no competition whatsoever�
and it is an �unsuccessful method of supporting our defence requirements�. He went on to add that �Pakistan probably
has a better industrial base, as far as defence production is concerned, than our country. In fact, they export defence equipment abroad,
definitely more than what we are doing.� He was expressing his frustration with the
functioning and quality of products of Indian ordnance factories. All who have dealt with our ordnance factories
would more than agree with the Vice Chief. Ordnance factories in India function under
the Ordnance Factories Board (OFB), located in Kolkata. The OFB operates under the Ministry of Defence
(MoD). There are over 40 ordnance factories in India,
eighteen pre-independence and balance post- independence —————————- In a sign of the Trump administration deepening
its ties with India, the two countries are currently planning visits by at least two
key members of the US government to India in the next three-four months, besides one
by the US president�s daughter Ivanka Trump. Expected soon in New Delhi are US defence
secretary James Mattis and energy secretary Rick Perry. Trump�s daughter Ivanka is to visit India
in November for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit likely to be held in Hyderabad. —————————–
Aimed at countering a perceived threat from China, India is seeking to acquire seven aircraft
with signals intelligence and communication-jamming capabilities with a budget of about $570 million. �The requirement is for aircraft to carry
out a unique list of missions centered around a two-front threat from China and Pakistan,�
said Daljit Sigh, a defense analyst and retired Indian Air Force air marshal. ——————————— The US Air Force wants to extend the maximum
range of its Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile in response to growing threats in
Eastern Europe and the western Pacific. Lockheed Martin received a $37.7 million contract
from the Air Force for continued development of a wing design for the extended range JASSM,
according to a company news release. The current design, the AGM-158B JASSM-ER,
has a range of roughly 540 nautical miles. Its predecessor, the AGM-158A JASSM, has a
range of 200 nautical miles, according to The National Interest. ——————————————— Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Microsoft founder
Bill Gates were recently in the news for overtaking each other as the world�s richest man. While Bezos fought hard for the position and
a sudden surge in Amazon shares made him the world number 1, Gates overtook him after a
few hours, according to Forbes and Bloomberg ranking. Meanwhile, there is this man who might be
worth more than both of them combined. A financier Bill Browder has said that the
net worth of Putin is expected to be around $200 billion. The CEO of Hermitage Capital Management reportedly
testified to a Judiciary Committee, and the full text of the testimony was obtained by
The Atlantic. To give you a perspective, Bill Gates and
Jeff Bezos are together worth around $175 billion, according to Forbes data. ————————————————– “China attaches great importance to the development
of relations with the Russian Aerospace Forces and is ready to organize further bilateral
exchanges and cooperation in various fields, including joint training, and cooperation
in the field of missile defense and logistics,” Ma Xiaotian said. He touted China and Russia as “friendly immediate
neighbors which play an important role in the world arena.” “In the current complex and volatile situation
related to the structure of international relations, both countries have common interests
and strategic needs,” he pointed out. Praising the armed forces of Russia and China’s
“close and long-term cooperation,” May said that they exchange high-level visits, conduct
joint exercises and international competitions as well as interact in various professional
areas.” ——————————————————– Russia will always be India’s strategic partner
despite New Delhi’s growing ties with countries like the US, France and Israel as there are
certain defence products and technology that “no one else will give” except Moscow, a top
Russian official has said. Sergei Chemezov, the CEO of the Rostec State
Corporation, said cooperation with India will certainly continue, regardless of whether
India cooperates only with Russia or also with Israel, France, the US or other countries. “We have our own niche, these countries have
their own directions for cooperation. Therefore, this does not mean that if India
will work with some other countries, cooperation with Russia will cease. No,” Chemezov told a select group of reporters
on the sidelines of Russia’s premier air show MAKS 2017 here. “There are defence products and technology
that no one else will give except Russia. Therefore, Russia has always been and will
be a strategic partner of India,” he asserted when asked about the prospects of Indo-Russia
cooperation given India’s growing defence collaboration with other countries. ——————————————————————

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