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    February 18, 2015
    Future Aircraft: Low Observable Progress?

    Plenty about the Indian aerospace scene perplexes analysts and observers. Examples are plentiful. One of them is activity in the stealth aircraft area, where India has the distinction — it's arguable what sort of distinction — of working on two separate and comparable stealth combat aircraft.

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    February 18, 2015
    India awaits the big take-off

    They say the passage of time brings clarity. Hindsight brings learnings. As Aero India 2015 begins, there are two parallel sentiments, each contradicting the other. The first is of hope.

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    February 9, 2015
    Israeli Defence Minister to attend Aero India for first time

    Given the quantum of defence business that flies from Israel to India, it's something of a surprise that this will be the first year that an Israeli defence minister will grace an Aero India. Moshe Ya'alon will be at the Yelahanka show this year accompanied by a delegation 100-strong from Israeli defence industry, many already well-versed with the Indian market, but many looking for emerging opportunities.

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    February 9, 2015
    Textron offers Scorpion jet to IAF

    The Indian Air Force, which receives pitches both solicited and unsolicited, has received one of its most interesting in recent times. Faced with a training void in the intermediate jet trainer space, the IAF had resorted to a global request...

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    February 9, 2015
    LCA Navy NP2 heads to Goa next month

    The first LCA Navy single-seat fighter prototype that made its debut flight yesterday, will join the existing carrier compatibility test schedule at INS Hansa, Goa from next month. The platform, designated NP2 took to the air just weeks after the first prototype, a twin-seat fighter trainer, made its first launch from the ski-jump...

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    February 9, 2015
    BAE Systems begins negotiations for 20 more Hawks

    BAE Systems, now comfortably in the Indian fixed wing space with its Hawk advanced jet trainer, has begun negotiations with HAL to transfer equipment to support the license build of 20 more Hawks for the IAF's erstwhile Surya Kiran aerobatics team.

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    February 9, 2015
    DRDO develops new coatings for Combat Aircraft

    Importing the special paint coating for combat aircraft for decades, the Indian armed forces will soon have an indigenously developed special coating that its developer, the DRDO, says will have better performance as well as be more cost effective.

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    February 9, 2015
    Navy announces requirement 50 Shipborne UAS

    In its largest stated requirement for unmanned aerial systems so far, the Indian Navy has announced that it is looking to procure at least 50 Naval Shipborne Unmanned Aerial System (NSUAS) for "Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), sea-lanes of communication monitoring and coastal/ EEZ surveillance, anti-piracy...

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    February 2, 2015
    PM's 1st Defence Show, To Pump 'Make In India': Modi's 'Defence Manufacturing Panchsheel'

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has had multiple trysts with the armed forces since he took office in May 2014, showing an unprecedented interest in matters military...

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    February 2, 2015
    Three Rafales Returning To Aero India, Good News In Store?

    Three Armée de l'Air Rafale multirole fighters will be making a return to Aero India this year, just seven months since their last dash into the country for the Indo-French Garuda-V joint air exercise in Jodhpur.

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    February 2, 2015
    ISIS threat in mind, biggest US air exercise begins

    The world's largest multilateral air exercise is under way. The Red Flag Nellis air exercise over the skies of Southern Nevada, U.S.A., began on Jan 26 and continues till Feb 13. The Indian Air Force, a past participant in the Red Flag exercise, has kept close tabs on the most awaited air force event of the year.

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    February 2, 2015
    1st time at Aero India - Wingwalkers!

    If breathtaking stunts in the cockpit are your cup of tea, you've probably loved a lot of what's up on show at successive Aero India shows. This year, the stunts will be up in the air as usual, but not all of it inside a cockpit.

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    February 2, 2015
    Chinook, Apache Deals Costlier After March

    The visit of U.S. President Barack Obama definitely provided a push to pending Indo-US defence deals, but time may be of essence for two crucial contracts of the Indian Air Force.

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    February 2, 2015
    US-2i aircraft plan moves forward

    The Indian Navy is progressing its effort to acquire 12 Japanese-built Shimaywa US-2i amphibious aircraft. The $1.65 billion deal for a dozen specialised jets is being progressed as part of the Services Capital Acquisition Plan (SCAP) for 2015 at the MoD.

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    February 2, 2015
    Indian Navy & Coast Guard for briefing on Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey

    Top sources indicate the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard have asked for technical briefings on the V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft from Bell and Boeing.

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    February 2, 2015
    National Civil Aircraft programme targets 2020

    At Aero India this year, the NAL-HAL National Civil Aircraft programme could have fresh contours, with officialy likely to scout fresh partnerships in taking the ambitious project forward.

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    February 2, 2015
    Agni V Enters Service This Year

    The Agni V ballistic missile, India's longest range nuclear delivery system, enters service by the end of this year. At this stage, top sources say development test routines are complete, with the system to be handed over to the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) to populate deterrent units in the country.

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    January 28, 2015
    IAF required full-mission simulators for An-32 RE

    The Indian Air Force has announced its intention to procure two full mission simulators for the upgraded AN-32 RE aircraft. The full mission simulator is intended to be used for flying and mission training of pilots on all roles of the upgraded AN-32 RE aircraft.

  • January 28, 2015
    IAF for Geospatial Information System software

    In an effort to enhance the aeronautical data processing prowess of the Indian Air Force, the government intends to procure Geospatial Information System (GIS) related aeronautical software and associated hardware, and published interest in making an acquisition shortly.

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    January 28, 2015
    HAL draws up priority project plan

    As part of its effort to gear up for a higher-tempo role in defence production, a total of 111 technology projects have been identified by HAL in the areas of design, manufacture, avionics and material to support indigenisation and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' campaign.

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    January 28, 2015
    AMCA announcement at Aero India 2015?

    Hectic activity at the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) in Bengaluru suggests that there could be news to share on the indigenous Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) fifth generation multirole stealth fighter programme.

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    January 28, 2015
    Aero India spotlight on LCA Tejas Mk.2

    With the first production series LCA Tejas Mk.1 handed over to the IAF, and with more in the pipeline this year for squadron service first in Bengaluru and then Sulur in Tamil Nadu, this year's Aero India will fix the spotlight on the LCA Mk.2.

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    January 28, 2015
    HAL's LCH speeds towards September IOC target

    HAL's Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) aims at initial operational clearance by September this year, and will be one of the star attractions at Aero India this year where at least two technology demonstrators of the three are expected to fly.

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    January 28, 2015
    DRDO's new wheeled UAV to star at Aero India

    The DRDO is hoping to show off its new wheeled UAV 'Panchi' at Aero India. The newest variant of the in-service Nishant surveillance drone, the Panchi has been developed with joint Indian Air Force and Army requirements in mind.

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    January 28, 2015
    Navy wants comprehensive Aviation Management System, calls for consultancy

    The Indian Navy has announced interest in engaging consultants from India to help create a comprehensive naval aviation management system (NAMS) to handle...

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    November 24, 2014
    Parrikar To Revamp How DAC Works

    The MoD's apex Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), usually the last MoD stop proposals or deals pass through before clearance by the Cabinet Committee on Security, could function very differently in the future. Chairing his first meeting of the DAC on November 22, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has called for more frequent meetings (the current default is once a month or less) with more focused agenda items, which would allow the council more time to discuss each item before according necessary approvals.

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    November 24, 2014
    Obama Coming, Indo-US Copter Deals Imminent?

    U.S. President Barack Obama's consent to be chief guest at India's Republic Day 2015 celebrations has sparked word that some pending Indo-US defence deals could be cleared before his arrival in New Delhi.

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    November 24, 2014
    Akash Blasts Through Training User Tests

    The indigenous Akash SAM system, already in service with the Indian Air Force and Indian Army, has just completed a high-tempo series of training user trials with a high degree of success and satisfaction to the end user.

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    November 24, 2014
    Bharat Dynamics Prepares For Big Leap

    India's only manufacturer of missiles, Bharat Dynamics Ltd, has scouted two new locations to set up new units with upgraded infrastructure in preparation for new contracts - these include prospective manufacture of the Indo-Israeli LRSAM & MRSAM, a likely SRSAM and the VSHORADS system currently still in the competitive trials phase between Russia, Sweden and France.

  • November 24, 2014
    MIDHANI Scouts Govt support for new steel hub

    Keeping China's growing prowess and massive appetite for steel in mind, Defence PSU Mishra Dhatu Nigam Ltd (Midhani) has approached the MoD's Department of Defence Production to seek investment of 500 crore for a greenfield advanced steel forge that will offset the huge consumption pressure China exerts in the region.

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    November 18, 2014

    SPECIAL REPORT

    Minister Parrikar 'Deals' A New Mantra

    Transparency, efficiency and accountability are the stated touchstones for defence procurement under India's new Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.

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    November 15, 2014
    LCH TD3 first flight

    With the first two technology demonstrators of the indigenous LCH logging about 388 flights and 285 hours, and with the third technology demonstrator taking to the air, HAL will be speeding towards getting the TD4 ready.

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    November 3, 2014
    Fresh 197 light RSH chopper bids invited

    Will the Indian Army and IAF finally get the light helicopters they so desperately need, to augment and replace their obsolescent fleet of Cheetah and Chetak LUHs? After cancelling the Reconnaissance & Surveillance Helicopter (RSH) helicopter...

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    November 3, 2014
    IAF floats tender for 32,000 assault rifles

    The Indian Air Force has floated a tender for the procurement of 32,000 assault rifles under the Buy & Make (Indian) route using an Indian partner. The IAF has stipulated that the assault rifles should be compact, foldable, easy to carry, handle, operate, simple to maintain and with high effective range.

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    October 20, 2014
    Nirbhay success catches world attention

    The DRDO's Aeronatical Development Establishment (ADE) is looking to conduct manned aircraft flight trials of DGPS (differential GPS) for the Rustom I unmanned air system using an assisted take-off/landing system (ATOL) feeding off the GAGAN geo-navaigation system.

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    October 20, 2014
    Naval utility helicopter tender scrapped, made bigger

    Following the recent cancellation of the 197 reconnaissance & surveillance helicopter (RSH) competition, the MoD has followed up by cancelling the 56 naval utility helicopter (NUH) tender as well, and refloating it as a similar 'Buy & Make (Indian)' competition for 100 helicopters.

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    October 20, 2014
    NAL mini UAVs demonstrated to CRPF & NSG

    The CRPF and National Security Guard have expressed interest in NAL's SlyBird and Pushpak micro air vehicles for over-the-hill surveillance and intelligence gathering.

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    October 20, 2014
    Su-30 crash raises fly-by-wire scare again

    The crash of a Su-30 MKI heavy fighter last week near the Lohegaon air base in Pune has once again raised concerns about the aircraft's fly by wire (FBW) system that first came to the attention of the IAF between 20011-12.

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    October 20, 2014
    DRDO's new target: No missile imports from 2022

    The success of the Nirbhay has instilled fresh confidence in the DRDO to set an ambitious new target. DRDO chief, and therefore the country's seniormost missile scientist, Dr Avinash Chander said on Saturday at the IIT Bhubaneshwar...

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    October 20, 2014
    IAF for new sub-machine carbines for Garud teams

    The Indian Air Force is looking to purchase approximately 1500-1900 sub machine carbines for its Garud commando units. The IAF wants a modern light weight Sub Machine Carbine with "effective handling, high accuracy and simple maintenance".

  • October 6, 2014
    Flight trials for GAGAN-aided Take-off/Landing System

    The DRDO's Aeronatical Development Establishment (ADE) is looking to conduct manned aircraft flight trials of DGPS (differential GPS) for the Rustom I unmanned air system using an assisted take-off/landing system (ATOL) feeding off the GAGAN geo-navaigation system.

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    October 6, 2014
    IAF Chief Expresses Faith In Tejas Month After Talking Tough

    A month after mincing no words during a visit to the Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) in Bangalore for a first-hand review of the LCA Tejas project, Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Saturday professed faith that the indigenous jet would soon surmount the considerable hurdles before it.

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    October 6, 2014
    Second LCA Navy Prototype Ready To Fly

    The second prototype of the LCA Navy Mk.1, currently in ground and taxi tests, is ready for its first flight and could take to the air just after Diwali, top sources tell SP's.

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    October 6, 2014
    IAF Mirage 2000 Upgrade Update

    By December, HAL will receive two newly upgraded and certified IAF Mirage 2000 jets, the first of nearly fifty aircraft to be souped up as part of a $2.2 billion deal. Starting next year, HAL's licensed upgrade technology will be in place from Dassault Aviation and Thales Systems to begin upgrading the remaining Mirages to the Dash-5...

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    September 15, 2014
    Tender out for snow survey aircraft

    The DRDO's Chandigarh-based Snow & Avalanche Study Establishment has published a requirement for one advanced surveillance aircraft to undertake snow and avalanche studies in the high altitude northern parts of India.

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    September 15, 2014
    Breakthrough in indigenous E/O sensor tech

    A heartening new indigenous development could take care of India's over-dependence on foreign suppliers for critical electro-optical sensors for surface payloads. The DRDO's Instruments Research and Development Establishment (IRDE) in Dehradun has developed a Stabilised Electro Optical Sight (SEOS) with two-axis stabilisation and an integrated automatic video tracker facility.

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    September 15, 2014
    ADE scouts mini flying test bed

    The Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), the DRDO's laboratory focusing on unmanned air systems, has published a requirement for a mini flying test bed.

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    September 1, 2014
    Apache capability blitzkrieg for IAF as decks cleared for deal

    As the IAF awaits contract signature on the keenly awaited Apache attack helicopter deal, it has been given a chance to savour the future of its attack copter capability...

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    September 1, 2014
    Indian Army operating from CH-47F Chinook

    The Indian Air Force is keenly looking forward to operating the Boeing CH-47F Chinook. The MoD has cleared the decks for a contract for 15 helicopters, though an internal assessment suggests the IAF may ultimately looking to order another 15.

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    August 30, 2014
    Crucial to IAF plans, all eyes on LCA Tejas Mk.2

    With the Indian Air Force all but officially writing off the LCA Tejas Mk.1 as a fast jet trainer with limited offensive capabilities, all eyes are now on the LCA Mk.2 that will sport a more powerful engine and an upgraded flight envelope.

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    August 30, 2014
    Update on PMF/FGFA programme

    India and Russia will soon sign new $11 billion contract for the crucial experimental design phase of the Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) programme. This follows a series of contracts since 2007, including a general contract on joint design...

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    August 30, 2014
    HTT-40 wind tunnel tests by year end

    HAL has revealed that it plans to undertake comprehensive wind tunnel tests to study spin and recovery characteristics for compliance to FAR-23 (aerobatic category) standards on its HTT-40 basic trainer aircraft by the end of this year or early 2015.

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    August 30, 2014
    HAL to accelerate LUH programme

    The scrapping of the 197 reconnaissance and surveillance helicopter (RSH) programme has placed fresh onus on HAL's Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) project that targets a first flight by next year.

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    August 30, 2014
    TCAS cleared for Indian Navy special aircraft

    The government has cleared the purchase and integration of Traffic Collision Avoidance Systems on the Indian Navy's Tu-142, Dornier Do-228 and Il-38SD aircraft fleets, in a crucial move to shore up flight safety during extended operations at sea.

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    August 30, 2014
    Next phase of Aviaindra 2014 in India in November

    With Indian pilots flying joint sorties with their Russian counterparts in Russian Air Force Su-30SM fighters and Mi-35 attack helicopters kicking off the Aviaindra 2014 joint exercise on Friday over Russia's Pogonovo and Ashuluk test ranges in Voronezh and Astrakhan regions near the Caspian Sea...

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    August 29, 2014
    IAF for 200 light bulletproof vehicles

    The Indian Air Force is looking to procure 160-200 light bulletproof vehicles for movement and operations of small independent teams.

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    August 29, 2014

    BREAKING NEWS

    MoD approves Chinook & Apache purchase

    The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved the purchase of 22 Boeing AH-64D Apache Block III and 15 CH-47F Chinook helicopters for the IAF...

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    August 29, 2014

    BREAKING NEWS

    Bids in Indian Navy MRH to be opened

    The Indian Navy has breathed a sigh of relief with the MoD deciding to open bids in the delayed multirole helicopter (MRH) competition.

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    August 29, 2014

    BREAKING NEWS

    Light Helicopter acquisition scrapped, to be re-tendered

    For the second time, the Indian government has decided to scrap the 197...

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    August 19, 2014
    HAL reaches out to Indian electronics industry

    With several development projects on its hands, as opposed to a skewed order book of license-produced aircraft, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) is making a concerted effort to ramp up cooperation with India's electronics industry, both large firms as well as (and especially) small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to build a more...

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    August 19, 2014
    IAF scouts Jaguar DARIN II/III full mission simulators

    The Indian Air Force is looking to procure 1-3 Jaguar DARIN-III ‘Fixed Base Full Mission' and 1-3 Jaguar DARIN-II ‘Fixed Base Full Mission’ simulators.

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    August 19, 2014
    LCA to miss December 2014 FOC deadline

    In yet another slippage, the LCA Tejas is all set to miss its December 2014 deadline for final operational clearance (FOC), and will instead achieve the milestone closer to June next year according to top sources on the programme.

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    August 19, 2014
    Grounded Dhruv fleet expected to fly soon

    The ALH Dhruv platform, grounded across the four armed services since July 25 when an IAF Dhruv crashed killing seven personnel on board, is likely to be cleared for flight soon. Individual inspections of each platform has taken place over the last three weeks, with concerns raised over certain safety-critical components...

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    August 19, 2014
    DRDO scouts long-range sensors for aerostats

    The DRDO is scouting a long range electro-optic (LREO) payload for day & night reconnaissance, surveillance and targeting at long ranges to be mounted...

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    August 19, 2014
    HAL for design review of proposed LUH rotor

    Learning from past mistakes that have spelt trouble for the ALH programme, HAL has decided to go in for a critical design review of the rotor system it has developed for the Light Utility Helicopter prototype.

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    August 19, 2014
    Big boost for BrahMos-M

    With the BrahMos Block II missile proving itself well during trials in multiple engagement modes, the focus has shifted to the next variants, with the incoming BrahMos CEO S.K. Mishra signalling that one of his priorities will be the BrahMos-M (now, officially the BrahMos-Mini), a compact, but fully capable version...

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    August 19, 2014
    IAF contests Russian A-50 buy claim

    The Indian Air Force has deflected claims emerging from senior Russian officials at the three-day Oboronexpo 2014 trade show, which ends today, that India is set to order three more A-50 PHALCON AWACS aircraft from Russia.

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    August 19, 2014
    HAL scouts integrated avionics tester for HTT-40

    New details have emerged throwing light on what the cockpit environment of the in-development HTT-40 basic trainer aircraft (BTA) will be like. HAL is pushing ahead with its HTT-40 propeller trainer effort, and has now declared a requirement...

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    August 19, 2014
    Saras ready to take off again

    India's first indigenous civilian aircraft, the 14-seater push-prop SARAS could get back into the air any day now. After a five-year grounding following a devastating March 2009 crash that killed its there-man IAF test crew, the National Aerospace...

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    August 19, 2014
    BrahMos-A wind tunnel test completed, many firsts

    The Bangalore-based National Aerospace Laboratory (NAL) has carried out crucial drop tests of the air-launched BrahMos-A from a Su-30MKI fighter model in a 1.5 m Low Speed Wind Tunnel to "estimate the actual trajectory of the missile at different conditions of the aircraft in a record time".

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    August 19, 2014
    5th generation AMCA on backburner

    The Aeronautical Development Agency's concept Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA), a stealth fifth generation concept, could be placed on the backburner with the Indian Air Force, HAL and DRDO deciding to bring to bear the full might...

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    August 19, 2014
    IAF to get 1st EMB145I AEW&C jet this year?

    With DRDO chief Dr. Avinash Chander publicly stating that the first EMB145I airborne early warning and control platform will be handed over to the Indian Air Force this year for acceptance tests, flight and systems/sensors tests will gather momentum to ensure there are no slippages ahead of operational service from next year.

  • August 19, 2014
    HAL reveals new turboshaft engine effort, scouts single crystal tech

    Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd has revealed that it is developing a new 1000 to 1200 kW turboshaft engine for helicopter applications and plans to use single crystal (SX) blades in the high pressure turbine rotor section of the engine.

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    July 7, 2014
    HAL For Re-Design Of HJT-36 Sitara IJT

    HAL has published a request for information announcing a requirement for technical assistance from global aviation firms to reduce the weight and optimise the HJT-36 Sitara intermediate jet trainer, essentially a structural re-design of the platform.

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    July 1, 2014
    Private test pilots required for AEW&C programme

    The DRDO is looking for 2 fully qualified test pilots from the private sector to speed up testing on the AEW&C programme. With two aircraft Embraer ERJ 145 aircraft fully fitted with the Indian sensors and mission systems...

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    July 1, 2014
    IAF to launch mobile air combat game Thursday

    The Indian Air Force will be releasing its long-awaited mobile air combat game, titled 'Guardians Of The Skies' on July 3. Touted to be India's first 3D air combat game, GOTS will feature playability across mobile platforms and will be released by the IAF's Air Officer Personnel in the presence of children, who will be invited to try out...

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    June 9, 2014
    Official Top 20 'Buyorities' for Indian Armed Forces

    Over the last 10 days, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley has been busy receiving a flurry of briefings from the Indian armed forces chiefs as well as senior leadership on the various priorities for each force, and the guidance they require from the new man in the hot seat.

  • June 9, 2014
    DRDO releases offsets wishlist, sets sight on 26 areas, facilities

    With billions of dollars worth of offsets set to flow into the country on the back of high-value armament system purchases, India's Defence R&D Organisation has compiled a list of 26 critical defence technologies...

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    June 5, 2014
    Exercise Garuda-V in Jodhpur

    Garuda-V is witnessing the maiden participation of France's Rafale in an air in Indian airspace. France has deployed four Rafale omnirole jets from the 3/30 Fighter Squadron “Lorraine” to the IAF's Jodhpur Air Force Station...

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    June 2, 2014
    LCA Tejas in winter trials

    The LCA Tejas has had an excellent 2014 so far, most recently with three platforms completing a rigorous round of weapons trials in Jamnagar. Equally crucial are ongoing weather trials and performance trials at hot and high airfields.

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    June 2, 2014
    Indo-French air exercise Garuda-5 kicks off tomorrow

    Four Armée de l'Air Rafale fighters will square off against Indian fighters, including Su-30MKIs, MiG-27s and MiG-21s over the Thar Desert in Garuda-5, the fifth iteration of the high-level India-France joint combat air engagement that kicks off on June 3.

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    June 2, 2014
    MiG-29K service centre for Indian Navy next year

    The Indian Navy can expect a full service centre for its fleet of MiG-29Ks next year as part of contract provisions. Last year, RAC-MiG signed offset agreements with Indian private firm Basant Aerospace worth $55 million, including a $43 million...

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    June 2, 2014
    NAL-IMD deal to joint-produce Dhrishti runway aid

    The National Aerospace Laboratories (CSIR-NAL) and Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) have entered into deal to joint produce the NAL Drishti system, a sophisticated transmissometer for measurement of runway visual range...

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    June 2, 2014
    LCA Navy back in the air after 2 years

    India's first indigenous naval fighter jet for aircraft carrier operations, the LCA Navy, is back in the air and has notched up 20 flights in its log book. After its maiden flight in April 2012 and quick routine of four flights, the aircraft was grounded...

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    May 31, 2014
    IAF for 3 spatial disorientation simulators for rookie pilots

    With spatial disorientation continuing to be a serious concern for flight safety and cockpit effectiveness, the Indian Air Force has called for information to procure three new spatial disorientation simulators for young pilots.

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    March 31, 2014
    IAF stunned by C-130J Super Hercules crash, L-M & USG offer help

    The Indian Air Force has been stunned by the March 28 crash of a C-130J, the third aircraft to be delivered in a fleet of six that began arriving in 2011.

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    March 31, 2014
    Indian Navy pleased with P-8I performance on first op deployment

    It was to scout the site of a tragedy that the Indian Navy had been enlisted for, but it also happened to be the first live operational deployment of its P-8I long range maritime reconnaissance aircraft.

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    March 31, 2014
    DRDO announces aircraft competition for AWACS programme

    With its three-aircraft AEW&C programme progressing satisfactorily, the DRDO has formally announced the re-launch of its AWACS programme and has called for vendor interest for the supply of six suitably modified aircraft.

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    March 31, 2014
    DRDO revs up for UAV testing season, requires test hardware

    The DRDO is in the market for specialised flight line hardware to support the testing of UAVs later this year, including the Rustom-2 medium altitude long endurance UAV.

  • March 31, 2014
    DRDO for portable radar simulator

    The DRDO is in the market for a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) portable radar simulator to simulate radar threat situations through generated radar emissions to test the efficacy of in-development sensor/warning systems under the Defence Electronics Research Laboratory (DLRL).

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    March 31, 2014
    IAF floats tender to 'buy/make' PC-7 in country

    The battle for basic trainers just went to the next level. While HAL has fought hard to keep its HTT-40 propeller trainer on the table for the Indian Air Force's basic training requirement, the IAF has dismissed HAL's reservations and formally called for 106...

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    March 31, 2014
    IAF floats RFI on intermediate trainer

    The inevitable has happened. With the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd HJT-36 intermediate jet trainer delayed beyond the IAF's planned induction schedule, a global RFI has been floated requesting global OEMs to pitch their products...