Defence & Security 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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U.S. House of Representatives approved the Defense Authorization Act of 2013, and it is now headed to the Senate for passing the $633 billion Pentagon budget.
Highlights in the Bill:
India once again successfully test-fired indigenously developed Beyond Virtual Range (BVR) "Astra" missile.
Test-fired from the Integrated Test Range at Chandipur, 15 km from Balasore in Odisha.
- Surface to Surface
- Single stage solid fuelled
- Payload capacity of 15 kg conventional explosives
- Capable of engaging and destroying highly maneuverable supersonic aerial targets
- Can be integrated with Sukhoi-30 MKI, MiG-29, Mirage-2000, Jaguar and the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft