Mantis shrimp inspires 'stronger' body armor, athletic gear design

Mantis shrimp has inspired the scientists to create new range of stronger aerospace and automotive frames, body armor and athletic gear like football helmet.

Germanwings crash: Pilot feared going blind, contacted 41 doctors in 5 years
Germanwings crash: Pilot feared going blind, contacted 41 doctors in 5 years

The Germanwings co-pilot who deliberately ploughed a plane into the French Alps saw 41 doctors in five years, seven of them in the month before the crash that left 150 dead, a prosecutor said Friday.

Germany grounds Airbus A400M after Spain crash

Germany`s air force has temporarily grounded its sole Airbus A400M until an investigation determines the cause of the crash of a plane of the same type in Spain, a military spokesman said Sunday.

White paper sought from NAL on development of Civil Aircraft

Union Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Harsh Vardhan on Sunday said he has sought a white paper from the National Aerospace Laboratories regarding the development of Civil Aircraft.

South Korea opts for KAI-Lockheed in USD 7.8 bn fighter deal

South Korea on Monday selected Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and partner Lockheed Martin for a multi-billion-dollar contract to develop 120 "indigenous" fighter jets to replace Seoul's ageing fleet.

Andhra Pradesh govt mulls setting up aerospace, aviation hubs in state

In a bid to attract investments into the aerospace, defence and aviation sectors, the Andhra Pradesh Government on Thursday said it is mulling to set up related industrial hubs in the state.

Sukhoi30 fighter jet crash: Russia blames human factor; Indian Air Force denies
Sukhoi30 fighter jet crash: Russia blames human factor; Indian Air Force denies

Russia on Thursday blamed "human factor" for the crash of a Sukhoi 30 MKI fighter aircraft in October last year that led to the grounding of the entire fleet of India's frontline fighter plane for a month, a charge denied by the Indian Air Force.

Egypt ends US arms 'monopoly' with French jet fighter deal

Egypt`s decision to buy 24 Rafale jet fighters from France underscores its determination to diversify its sources of weapons and reduce its dependence on the United States, experts said.

3D-printed engine parts future of space launches: NASA
3D-printed engine parts future of space launches: NASA

 A team of NASA researchers has found that 3D manufactured copper parts could withstand the heat and pressure required of combustion engines used in space launches.

Indian-origin researcher develops new quality control system

An Indian-origin researcher Mitul Tailor from the Loughborough University in Britain has developed a computer software system that can be used in quality control in virtually any industry -- from car and aerospace to beauty treatments.

IAF transforming into strategic power: Air Force chief

Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Friday said that the IAF was poised to transform into a strategic aerospace power with the ongoing modernisation.

France woos Indian students

France is all set to establish human resource managers club in India to assist Indians who have studied in France to get jobs in companies in the two countries.

Defence Ministry issues multi-crore tender for 56 new aircraft

Defence Ministry has issued a tender expected to be worth over Rs 12,000 crore to replace IAF`s Avro planes with 56 new aircraft which will be produced by the Indian private sector firms.

Six foreign nationals get Padma awards

Six eminent foreign nationals, including scientists and philosophers, are among 108 personalities chosen for the coveted Padma awards this year.

China to launch 25 satellites in 2011

China will have launched 20 rockets and 25 satellites by the end of 2011, an aerospace expert said Sunday.

Lockheed Martin thwarts "significant" cyber attack

No customer, programme or employee personal data has been compromised.

Scope of defence offsets expanded to aerospace, security

The indigenous aerospace and
internal security industry on Thursday received a major boost as the
Government announced major changes in its defence procurement