Indonesian homegrown gunship displayed at Singapore Airshow

first_img“[The CN235] can provide air support for ground troops, combat search and rescue missions, naval patrols, as well as border patrols,” Adi said in a statement on Tuesday. He added that Pakistan, the Philippines, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Senegal were potential markets for the gunship.Such African and Middle Eastern countries are among the many nontraditional markets eyed by PTDI as Indonesian businesses seek to fill global supply gaps arising from the US-China trade war.The company exported at least two planes last year — one to Thailand and one to Nepal — and is slated to ship another plane to Senegal this year.Through its participation at the air show, Adi said that the Bandung-based company was also trying to expand marketing and increase the sales of its products and services, include planes, helicopters and most recently, long-range military drones, as well as maintenance, repair and overhaul services. (nor) State-owned aircraft manufacturer PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) is displaying a CN235 gunship at the Singapore Airshow held at the Changi Exhibition Center from Feb. 11 to 16.PTDI corporate communication manager Adi Prastowo said the company was seeking to “expand marketing and increase sales of products and services” by participating at the show.He added that the CN235 gunship — a multifunctional vehicle that can carry cargo, paratroopers, medical teams and patrol squads — had been developed to meet market demand. The particular model displayed in Singapore also sported a 30-caliber machine gun. Topics :last_img read more

Yadav Failed Drugs Test Result of ‘Sabotage’

first_imgThe 26-year-old was provisionally suspended from competing at the Rio Olympics and replaced by Parveen Rana.However, India’s wrestling federation (WFI) will now try to reinstate Yadav.The WFI says it will write to the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) and United World Wrestling (UWW) regarding the issue.“There is no fault or negligence on the athlete’s part and he is a victim of sabotage,” said Navin Agarwal, the National Anti-Doping Agency’s director-general.Yadav was picked over two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar after he won India’s quota place with bronze at last year’s World Championships.“I want to thank everyone who supported me,” he said. “It’s a triumph for truth. Now I want to go to Rio and bring back a medal for India.”Indian shot put champion Inderjeet Singh also claimed he had failed a drugs test because of a “conspiracy” against him.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav’s failed drugs test was a result of “sabotage”, according to a ruling by his country’s anti-doping disciplinary panel.He tested positive for banned substances but claimed his food was spiked with steroids by two fellow wrestlers and made a police complaint.last_img read more