Coronavirus company news summary – INDRA NAVY-2020 due to Covid-19

2 September 2020 (Last Updated September 2nd, 2020 10:22)

2 September

Soldiers of the Florida National Guard are donating convalescent plasma to combat the Covid-19 disease. Convalescent plasma may contain antibodies against the virus and could help hospitalised people fighting the infection. Soldiers who have recovered from the disease volunteered to donate. Currently, more than 1,000 soldiers remain in the fight against the pandemic and are working closely with civilian partners.

The joint exercise between Indian and Russia, INDRA NAVY-2020, has been postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic. A “non-contact, at sea only” Passage Exercise (PASSEX) has been suggested to be held. Recently, India withdrew its participation from the Kavkaz military exercise in Russia. Currently, Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is visiting Moscow from 3-5 September to attend the meeting of Defence Ministers of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) member States.

The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center is developing new solutions to help the US Air Force (USAF) with teleworking operations for the workforce. It has developed new business intelligence tools based on existing data on USAF facilities and infrastructure to make it easier to access data across the enterprise. Two pilot studies will be conducted at Luke Air Force Base (AFB) and Scott AFB to evaluate the feasibility of the solutions in real-world.