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  • The leads under consideration include a collision with another airborne object, a rocket from Iran's missile defence system, an engine explosion caused by a technical problem, and an explosion on board the aircraft due to an “act of terror”.

    The projectiles were fired 30 seconds apart and explain why the plane's transponder was not working as it hurtled to the ground -- it was disabled by the first strike, before being hit by a second, said the New York Times, which published the verified security camera footage Tuesday.

    The new technology, which Israel hopes to test later this year, uses electricity to power the lasers, doing away with the need for stocks of munitions. The lasers would be used to "complement" existing air defences such as the short-range Iron Dome system, David's Sling, which targets medium-range threats, and the Arrow, Israel's highest-altitude missile interception system.

    After the attacks subsided, Trump and Pence made a round of calls to congressional leaders, and even some of the president’s hawkish allies said that Trump should be measured in his response to the Iranian strikes.

    The high-powered Defence Acquisition Committee (DAC) is expected to look into the matter this month and decide on a way ahead for the critical purchase of self-propelled air defence gun missile system (SPAD-GMS), people aware of the development said.

    Iran, which has denied the Boeing 737-800 was downed by a missile, said it could take one or two months to extract information from the voice and flight data recorders. It said it could ask Russia, Canada, France or Ukraine if it needed help.

    Chandipur (Odisha), Dec 23 (ANI): Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully test-fired Quick Reaction Surface to Air...

    Fellow pilots from Britain, France and Denmark took to the air for close encounters at speeds of 900 km/hour (560 mph). Violations of NATO airspace over the Baltics have fallen since Moscow's annexation of Crimea in 2014, but air activity on allied borders remains constant as jets fly from the Russian mainland across the Baltic Sea to Kaliningrad.

    At a press meet here, Air Marshal Amit Tiwari said this would be the second frontline fighter squadron of the Indian Air Force (IAF) to be based in South. The induction ceremony would take place on January 20 and the fighters would have the most potent platform capable of long reach and multi-role capabilities, he said.

    Earlier in the day, more than a dozen missiles launched from Iran struck two air bases in Irbil and Al Asad, west of Baghdad. The Iranian strikes on the bases marked the first time in recent years that Iran has directly attacked U.S. positions rather than through proxies in the region.

    While the Iraqi military says there are no casualties among its troops as a result of an Iranian missile strike at bases in Iraq used by U.S. forces., Iran claims that 80 'American terrorists' had been killed. The military said in a statement carried by the state news agency Wednesday that the attack lasted half an hour, starting at 1:45 a.m. local time.

    Iranian officials said Tehran did not want a war and its strikes "concluded" its response to Friday's killing of Qassem Soleimani, a powerful general whose burial in Iran after days of mourning was completed around the same time as Iran's missile launches.

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