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    January 11, 2016

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    Army Gets Taste of Airbus A400M

    The Indian Army is getting its first taste of the Airbus A400M multirole transport aircraft at Jaisalmer air force base, with the French Army contingent... >>

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    January 11, 2016
    Stealthy Push For Non-Stealth Drones At DRDO

    With DRDO's Rustom-II MALE UAV still to take to the air, work is currently gathering pace to provide the platform with greater low-observability features. >>

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    January 11, 2016
    More Teeth For Indian Navy's Il-38 Flee

    With plans to beef up anti-submarine warfare doctrines in the coming year, the Indian Navy, as part of a comprehensive modernisation plan, has decided to draw in all platforms for an rapid ramp-up in capabilities. >>

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    January 11, 2016
    IAF Scouts 8 More Medium Altitude Aerostats

    The IAF has expressed interest in 4-8 new medium altitude surveillance/early warning aerostats on a fast track basis. The IAF wants static, mobile or portable systems deployable at altitudes of about 15,000 feet, stipulating that the mooring system... >>

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    January 11, 2016
    Russia Pushes Skat UCAV to India

    While there was plenty on the table when PM Modi visited Russia recently, a prestigious but little spoken of programme is back on the table in earnest. After BAE Systems, EADS, Saab and Dassault, the latest contractor now apparently ready... >>

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    January 11, 2016
    No Movement On Army's Hand-launched UAS Push

    A routine procurement is now an emergent situation for the Indian Army's Northern Command, with zero movement over three years in the effort to procure up to 50 hand-launched tactical surveillance drones. >>

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    January 11, 2016
    DRDO Reminds Govt About Snow Studies Aircraft Requirement

    The DRDO has applied afresh to the government for an urgent requirement of a specialised aircraft to undertake survey missions and data gathering... >>

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    January 11, 2016
    New Assault Rifle Push For IAF Garud Squads

    The Indian Air Force is learnt to have pegged up interest in its three-year hunt for new assault rifles for its special units (Garud), that should be compact, foldable, easy to carry, handle, operate, simple to maintain and with high range. >>

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    November 30, 2015

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    Ukraine delivers final batch of upgraded and overhauled An-32RE to India

    In big relief to the Indian Air Force after months of uncertainty and assurances... >>

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    November 30, 2015
    IAF For Indian EW Suite For Mi-17 V5 Fleet

    In a commitment towards Indian avionics and electronic technology that have made a global mark in recent years, the Indian Air Force has announced its intention to procure and install electronic warfare suites comprising Radar Warning Receiver, Missile Approach Warning System and Counter Measure Dispensing... >>

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    November 30, 2015
    DRDO to wrap up Nishant UAV project

    It's curtains for the DRDO's Nishant tactical surveillance drone programme, with the Army, the drone's only customer at the moment, deciding against a repeat order of upto 10 units from its maker. >>

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    October 19, 2015
    Boeing offers to build full fighters in India

    Fresh from the twin victories of the Chinook and Apache deals with the Indian Air Force, and brimming with confidence after becoming the single largest supplier... >>

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    October 19, 2015
    Major assembly of Chinook & Apache in India?

    While aero structures and electrical systems on Boeing's CH-47F Chinook are already sourced in India from a host of private companies, the company has decided to up its 'Make in India' game on the back of the twin Chinook & Apache deals it bagged recently from the Indian Air Force. >>

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    October 12, 2015
    What's Inside The AH-64E Apache for India?

    The AH-64E Apache Longbow attack helicopter that India has contracted 22 of is possibly the world's most advanced helicopter of its kind. The re-designated AH-64D Block III will be arrive in an unspecified mix of Longbow and non-Longbow configurations and will form two helicopter units within the Indian Air Force. >>

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    October 12, 2015
    What's Inside The CH-47F Chinook for India?

    The CH-47F Chinook being configured to Indian Air Force specifications is all set to be a formidable special heavylift capability helicopter. The 15 choppers, once delivered will be part of a single helicopter unit, with the country expected to exercise... >>

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    October 12, 2015
    IAF Scouts 60 Armoured Vehicles For Commando Units

    In a first, the Indian Air Force is looking to give its commando squads protected mobility during operations on the lines of their counterparts in the Army. The Indian Air Force has announced interest in procuring 50-60 armoured vehicles on the lines of protected personnel carriers intended to be used by its special forces Garud units... >>

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    October 12, 2015
    For EW Boost To Mi-17 V5 Fleet

    In a decision that had been expected ever since the IAF threw in its lot with the formidable Mi-17 V5 medium-lift multirole helicopter platform... >>

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    October 12, 2015
    More Capable Indo-Israeli LRSAM To Be Tested In India Soon

    In one of the most anticipated and significant weapons tests, the India-Israel LR-SAM, a joint development of the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and India's DRDO, will be test-fired from the Indian Navy destroyer INS Kolkata before the end of this year. >>

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    April 18, 2015
    Apache Exercise With 'Asian' Setting Interests IAF

    The Indian Air Force has keenly kept track of a slew of exercises and operations led by U.S. Apache squadrons in the U.S. and outside in the recent past as it prepares for a conclusion to a contract for 22 AH-64E Apache Block III helicopters. >>

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    April 18, 2015
    IAF Keeps Abreast Of Chinook Ops Ahead Of Capability

    The Indian Air Force, which is hoping to see a long-pending deal for 15 Boeing CH-47F Chinook heavylift helicopters concluded by June this year, has been keeping keen tabs on Chinook operations around the world as it prepares for operations... >>

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    April 18, 2015
    DRDO Scouts Landing Gear Kit For Panchi UAV

    The DRDO is looking for a newly designed landing gear kit for its recently unveiled Panchi UAV, a wheeled version of the in-service Nishant surveillance drone. Panchi is designed take-off and land from a prepared run way like a conventional aircraft... >>

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    April 18, 2015
    CABS for JV to build Operator Workstations For Airborne Plartforms

    The Centre for Airborne Systems (CABS), currently developing India's AEW&C and AWACS platforms, is scouting a joint venture partner to develop... >>

  • April 18, 2015
    DRDO scouts vision-assited recovery system for UAVs

    With a view to test a vision-assisted take-off and landing system for small size UAVs, the Aeronautical Development Establishment in Bengaluru has called upon Indian vendors to design and develop necessary navigation algorithms...

  • April 18, 2015
    HAL Scouts Radar Partner For IAF Requirement

    HAL is looking for a technology partner for a tie-up to supply high-power radars (HPRs) to the Indian Air Force to meet a long-standing requirement. The HAL Avionics Division in Hyderabad has announced that it is looking to jointly bid...

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    April 18, 2015
    HAL Powers On LUH Ahead Of First Flight

    HAL is powering on with the LUH ahead of a potential first flight in July or August this year. HAL, which has responded to the Indian Army RFI for reconnaissance & surveillance helicopters (RSH) has decided to play its hand aggressively... >>