Current Affairs Today 07 July 2017

Current Affairs Today 07 July 2017

Current Affairs Today 07 July 2017

Current affairs today 07 july 2017

Sukhoi goes missing near Tezpur in Assam
A Su-30MKI fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force went missing while on a routine sortie in Assam.
‘A Su-30 aircraft airborne on a routine training mission lost radar and radio con- tact approximately 60 km North of Tejpur. The aircraft is overdue and actions have been initiated,’ sources in the IAF said.
Su-30MKI is the mainstay and the most modern fighter aircraft in the IAF invento- ry. India has contracted 272 Su-30MKIs from Russia, of which over 240 have been inducted so far.
Tejas successfully test fires Derby air-to-air Beyond Visual Range Missile
Tejas, the Light Combat Aircraft successfully demonstrated an air-to-air Beyond Visual Range (BVR) missile firing capability by releasing Derby air-to-air BVR missile in RADAR guided mode.
The objective of the test was to assess the Derby integration with aircraft systems on- board Tejas including the aircraft avionics, fire-control radar, launchers and Missile Weapon Delivery System and to verify its performance.
The test was conducted on a Manoeuvrable Aerial Target at the Interim Test Range (ITR), Chandipur.
ISRO’s most powerful rocket planned to be launched in June
India plans to launch next month its most powerful rocket that is capable of transport- ing a heavier 4-tonne communications satel- lite and described as a “game-changer” in the first of its kind space mission.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said it is hoping to launch the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mark-III in the first week of June.

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