Defence Current Affairs - 2019

Defence Current Affairs of 2018-19 related to India’s Defence, Indian Armed Forces, Defence Production, Defence Acquisition and related matters for SSC, States Civils, UPSC and Other Competitive Examinations.

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Russia starts its largest naval exercise in post-Soviet era

The Russian Navy has kicked off a 9-day exercise in the high Mediterranean and Black seas off the shores of Syria. It is the largest naval maneuvers since the collapse of the Soviet Union.  The objective behind the war games is to improve coordination b/w different naval groups during missions in far-away sea zones.

As per experts, the exercises will serve to demonstrate Russia’s naval power to a highly explosive region and render moral support for the embattled regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Russia leases a naval base at the Syrian port of Tartous.

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DRDO to complete technology demonstration of PGMs in a year

The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) will complete the technology demonstration of an ambitious project to fire hi-tech Precision-Guided Munitions (PGMs) from a mother missile at various targets simultaneously. After technology demonstration, the first test fire of a 200-km tactical missile to launch the PGMs is projected to be carried out in 2 years.

What are PGMs?

Precision-Guided Munitions (PGMs) are miniaturized missiles with small seekers, actuators and on-board computers and will be integrated with tactical missiles having a range of 100-200 km. PGMs could prevent collateral damage while attacking multiple targets in a war scenario with sub-metre accuracy. PGMs could be integrated with a surface-to-surface missile or an air-to-surface missile.

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