RADAR

  • First doppler radar to be put up in Tehri July 15, 2014

    A doppler radar, which was necessitated after the last year's natural calamity in Uttarakhand, will be put up in Tehri district to strengthen advance weather information gathering mechanism in the state. The radar, first in the state, will be put up near the highaltitude Surkanda Devi temple in the district with...
  • Mysterious 'magic island' detected on Saturn moon June 23, 2014

    New York: Astronomers have discovered a bright, mysterious geologic object that appeared and then vanished again from Ligeia Mare, the second largest sea on Saturn's moon Titan. The object was captured by NASA's Cassini mission radar last year as it swung around Titan. However, pictures of the same spot captured...
  • Beas tragedy: Special search fails, rescuers to use sitescan radar June 14, 2014

    Mandi: The rescue agencies have decided to use sitescan radar for underwater search to trace the 17 missing engineering students from Hyderabad, who had drowned in the Beas river, after Saturday's special search operation yielded no results. "We have procured a sitescan radar for underwater search and divers will be provided...
  • MH370 skirted Indonesia to avoid radar, claims report April 6, 2014

    Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 flew around Indonesian airspace apparently to avoid detection after vanishing from radar screens on March 8, a media report said on Sunday, suggesting the possibility of a more sinister reason behind the jet's disappearance. Malaysian authorities, citing expert analysis of satellite, radar and other data available, concluded...
  • Thai radar might have tracked Malaysian plane March 19, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Ten days after a Malaysian jetliner disappeared, Thailand's military said on Tuesday that it saw radar blips that might have been from the missing plane but didn't report it "because we did not pay attention to it". Search crews from 26 countries, including Thailand, are looking for Malaysia Airlines...
  • New radar to be commissioned at Kochi airport Friday September 12, 2013

    Kochi: A new state-of-the-art radar system installed at the International Airport here by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) will be dedicated to the nation by Minister of State for Civil Aviation K C Venugopal Friday. The use of the Radar, costing Rs 16 crore, will aid the air traffic controllers...
  • Need to have sophisticated radars in critical areas: Kalam July 2, 2013

    Mumbai: Former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on Monday stressed the need for having sophisticated radars installed in critical areas to predict exact rainfall and forewarn about the calamity of Uttarakhand magnitude. "We must have polarimetric radar and Doppler radar in critical areas such as Uttarakhand as they will help...
  • Delhi: Radar failure at IGIA, several flights delayed February 8, 2013

    New Delhi: A radar failure at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in the capital led to the radar screens going blank leading to delay in several flights. The scheduling of the flights will have to be done manually till the error is rectified. The airport saw similar radar failures in...
  • India to soon fly homegrown surveillance radar September 21, 2012

    Bangalore: India will soon join the elite group of countries by flying its own airborne radar for surveillance to detect enemy fighters and cruise missiles, as also track troop buildup on the ground. "We will start flying the indigenous Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AEW&CS) soon after its integration with...
  • AK Antony launches coastal surveillance system August 25, 2012

    Mumbai: Defence Minister AK Antony inaugurated the Maharashtra cluster of chain of static sensors aimed at proving real time surveillance cover along the coastline. The sensors are operational with radar stations fitted at Tarapur, Korlai, Tolkeshwar and Devgad as part of the chain of static sensors project by the Coast Guard. The...
  • Delhi airspace to be closed from 13 pm today July 21, 2012

    New Delhi: The Delhi airspace will be closed between 1 and 3 pm on Saturday for defence radar calibration, Air Force sources said. The airlines were reportedly informed at the last minute because of which many flights were affected. Most flights are expected to be delayed. Air Force sources say the exercise...
  • Now, India gets a powerful eye in sky with RISAT1 April 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Days after its first InterContinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) AgniV was test fired successfully, India on Thursday launched its own spy satellite RISAT1 from Sriharikota. RISAT1 is capable of delivering crystal clear pictures in all weather conditions. The indigenous RISAT1, which stands for Radar Imaging Satellite, has a lifespan of...
  • 71hour countdown begins for RISAT 1 launch April 23, 2012

    Chennai: The 71hour countdown for the launch of 1,858 kg RISAT 1, India's radar imaging satellite, the heaviest one to be lifted by ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle commenced this morning. "The countdown for radar sensing satellite RISAT1 started this morning at 6.47 AM at Sriharikota. This is a 71hour long...
  • ISRO to launch radar imaging satellite on April 20 April 2, 2012

    Bangalore: Preparations are underway for this month's launch of an indigenously designed and developed satellite that has the unique capability of imaging during day and night and in all weather conditions. ISRO is looking at 'lucky April 20' for the blastoff from India's spaceport of Sriharikota. RISAT1, a...
  • Indian Navy to boost its arsenal, add 101 ships May 17, 2011

    Singapore: India is to invest $46.96 billion as part of moves to boost up its naval forces over the next 20 years adding 101 new warships, ranging from sophisticated destroyers to nuclear submarines. "Going by the investment value, India is expected to build sophisticated destroyers, new generation and new radar vessels,...
  • Pak Air Force activates radars on Afghan border May 10, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistani Air Force (PAF) on Tuesday activated its air defence radars on the western border with Afghanistan. PAF said that the radars had been activated as all foreign forces in Afghanistan are considered threats. PAF Chief Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleiman, however, claimed that the radars were not jammed...
  • Mumbai Airport gets Surface Movement Radar December 17, 2010

    A system to monitor ground traffic at the airport and also crucial to avert near misses is all set to be commissioned. ...
  • Mumbai airport lacks crucial radar, gets risky July 8, 2010

    Mumbai: India's busiest airport, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, could get even more chaotic and dangerous. Weeks after CNNIBN reported how crucial radar equipment at the airport was missing; further investigation shows that there will be a delay of eight months in the installation of the Surface Movement Radar. The...
  • Disaster in waiting at Mumbai airport June 3, 2010

    Mumbai: A disaster is waiting to happen at the Mumbai airport, according to a CNNIBN exclusive report. CNNIBN has learnt that a vital radar that can help prevent disasters is lying locked up, gathering dust, for the last two years. The airport has witnessed several cases of nearmisses in the recent past. Some...
  • IAF's radars 'inadequate, obsolete': MPs' panel April 29, 2010

    New Delhi: In a damning indictment, a parliamentary panel said on Thursday the surveillance radars of the Indian Air Force (IAF) were not only inadequate but were also obsolete and prone to frequent breakdowns. Noting that air defence is "critical to the nation's security", the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), in...
  • Iran tests radar evading aircraft February 8, 2010

    Tehran: Iran has conducted a successful test of its first domestically developed radarevading aircraft, a senior military official said. The prototype of the aircraft named 'Sofreh Mahi'(flatfish) which staged a "successful flight" passed all radarevading tests, Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Army Air Force General Aziz Nasirzadeh said on Sunday. The General...
  • Tommy Lee has Pammie 'Google Alerted' June 24, 2008

    London: Pamela Anderson has revealed that her former husband Tommy Lee keeps constant track of whatever she does via Google Alerts. Speaking to Radar magazine, the exBaywatch star revealed that Lee knows about every headlinemaking incident before she does because it's sent direct to his computer. "For some reason, Tommy has...
  • Scare for PM's plane minutes before landing April 22, 2008

    New Delhi: A plane carrying Prime Minister Manmohan Singh got a security scare on Tuesday evening when an unidentified object was spotted flying close to it. Singh was returning from Jamshedpur when Delhis air traffic control (ATC) picked up an unidentified blip on its radar. The blip could have been an...
  • Blip on radar causes delay in landing of PM's flight April 22, 2008

    New Delhi: An unidentified blip on the radar of the air traffic control in Delhi on Tuesday caused a scare leading to a delay in the landing of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's special aircraft at the IGI airport in Delhi. The Airport Authority of India has begun an enquiry into the...
  • Another mess at Delhi airport, radar conks off December 8, 2007

    New Delhi: Indira Gandhi International Airport refuses to stop making news. On Saturday afternoon, the multiple radar system that handles over 600 traffic movements a day, stopped working because of a software failure. The breakdown lasted nearly an hour. There is a software that identifies each blip on the Air Traffic...
  • Were there UFOs over PM's house? March 14, 2007

    New Delhi: Were there some unidentified flying objects over Delhi last Wednesday or was it a security lapse near the Prime Minister's residence? On March 7, 2007, air traffic control radars in Delhi picked up two unidentified flying objects over Delhi moving northwest to south between 0930 hours and 1000 hours...