Defence & Security Current Affairs - 2019
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Akash air defence missiles were test-fired successfully by Defence Research and Developmet Organization (DRDO) off the coast of Balasore in Odisha. Three Akash missiles were fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur (Odisha), on tow body target of Lakshya Pilotless Target Aircraft (PTA) moving at “low altitude for boundary” and ripple mode missions. The missiles were successfully guided by multi-function phased array radar developed by Electronics and Radar Development Establishment, a DRDO Lab and produced by Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL).
The navies of India and Singapore are conducting the 2014 edition of the ‘SIMBEX 14’ series of annual bilateral naval exercises in the Andaman Sea. SIMBEX 14 is the 21st in the series, designed to enhance inter-operability and mutual understanding between Indian Navy and Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN).
The two navies started formal bilateral cooperation in 1994 when RSN ships began training in Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) with the Indian Navy. SIMBEX stands for ‘Singapore Indian Maritime Bilateral Exercise’.