Air Force exercise in The U. Army began the first test of the newest component of future artillery system at the Yuma Proving Ground. Thousands of military members are supporting and participating in the exercise at Fort McCoy's military training installation during the Combat Air Force has taken another important step towards the development of autonomous combat aircraft under the program, known as Skyborg.
At a seminar held in New Delhi recently to mark the 10th anniversary of the Arun Singh committee on the management of defence, Chief of Air Staff P V Naik reignited the chief of defence staff CDS controversy when he claimed that it was not needed. His claims notwithstanding, there are significant problems in tactical interoperability , defence planning and overall coordination that suggest otherwise. The defence reforms process, initiated over a decade ago, has largely failed to deliver. Significantly, however, the Arun Singh committee itself was flawed in its approach. Hence, instead of contradicting the Kargil review committee, Naik would do better to focus on the need for the next generation of defence reforms. That the services lack the capability to operate seamlessly has been proven time and again in operations. During the deployment of the Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka, the army used to embed its radio detachments with naval ships and air force attack helicopters to enable communication links.
The Australian government has handed over a Guardian-class patrol vessel to Samoa. The boat, which has been named Nafanua II , was handed over to representatives from the Samoan government at Henderson, Western Australia on 16 August. According to a Sources Sought notification released on A marking has been spotted on a French Rafale fighter indicating it has shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle UAV. The Rafale, which had the UAV stencilled next to bomb markings symbolising ground attack missions it has performed, was seen in a photograph released by the French Ministry of Armed.