27 Feb 08. India will jointly build a surface-to-air missile with its second biggest weapons supplier Israel and hopes for such collaborations with other countries. “A project has been finalised with (state-run) Israeli Aerospace Industry for the joint development of a futuristic long range surface-to-air missile,” Defence Minister A.K. Antony announced in parliament. He did not give details of the project but others said New Delhi earlier this month had approved the $625m joint venture with the Jewish state to build the anti-aircraft missiles for the Indian navy. The announcement in parliament came a day after India conducted its first test of a nuclear-capable missile from an undersea platform, completing its goal of having air, land and sea ballistic systems. (Source: Google)
27 Feb 08. Raytheon Company’s JPS Communications has collaborated with Aurora, Ill.-based Clarity Communication Systems to integrate cellular push-to-talk and land mobile radio interoperability product offerings. Using this new technology, digital push-to-talk cellular users will now be able to instantaneously communicate with land mobile radio users without compromising voice quality and network efficiency. This capability will be marketed to cellular service providers and public safety, enterprise, utility, education and healthcare markets.