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Opening up the space sector to private companies is likely to allow better availability of resources for ISRO to carry more ambitious space exploration missions
Finalisation of the long-pending deal for the C295 will bring much-needed relief not only for the IAF and the Indian aerospace industry, but also for the OEM
Clearance of the deal for 83 LCA Tejas Mk 1A will be a major step forward in the ambitious ‘Make in India’ programme aimed at achieving the national goal of Atmanirbhar Bharat
In the era of the bi-polar world, as India was close to the Soviet Union, the IAF had a dominating presence of Russian aircraft including fighters, transports and helicopters
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW TO SP’sMILITARY | CHIEF OF THE AIR STAFF
In an exclusive interview to Jayant Baranwal, Editor-in-Chief, SP’s Aviation on the occasion of Aero India 2021 Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria, Chief of the Air Staff, gave some very candid, genuine and insightful responses
India’s military planners have then to make crucial assessments and decide on a military air strategy that will allow the IAF to optimally employ the depleted air assets
The Government needs to appreciate the urgency of acquiring the 114 combat platforms that the IAF needs and move the plan forward without further delay
India’s military-industrial establishment needs to get cracking on sixth-generation technologies like optional manning, swarm drones, DEW, hypersonic weapons and ensure that they are effectively built into the AMCA
Unmanned aircraft technologies have matured well beyond just reconnaissance, security and targeting. Unmanned Aerial Systems are now undertaking a wide range of missions
As bombers are large aircraft, they have large radar cross-section (RCS) and as such, are vulnerable to both airborne and ground based air defence (AD) weapons
With the focus on F/A-18 Block III, F-15EX fighter solutions, the P-8I deliveries and Apache manufacturing, Boeing highlights advancements with the Indian Armed forces
The Indian Air Force and French Air and Space Force participated in Exercise Desert Knight 2021 at Air Force Station Jodhpur.
The Indian Air Force (IAF) has set a goal to replace its aging aerial refueling assets with at least six FRA tankers. This is the third time the IAF plans to convert this fleet, which operates six IL-78M FRA operated by IAF’s No 78 Mid Air Refueling Squadron (MARS) since 2003.
L&T MBDA Missile Systems Limited (LTMMSL), a joint venture company between Larsen & Toubro (L&T), India’s Multinational conglomerate, and MBDA France, a world leader in missile systems...
Our sincere gratitude to Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria for taking out the time to give some very enlightening and insightful answers, to our inquisitive questions on a diverse range of subjects.
On October 12, 1944, Chuck Yeager became the first pilot in his group to shoot down five enemy aircraft in one day, making him “Ace in a Day”
The Tri-Service Exercise Kavach and Amphex-21 was conducted under the aegis of Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) involving assets of Army, Navy, Air Force and the Indian Coast Guard...
On December 18, 2020, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh handed over three indigenously developed Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) systems to the Armed Forces Chiefs...
On January 13 this year, the Cabinet Committee on Security headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi cleared a Rs 48,000-crore deal for 83 light combat aircraft (LCA) with HAL...
On January 20, 2021, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh co-chaired the fifth India-Singapore Defence Ministers Dialogue along with Dr Ng Eng Hen, Minister for Defence, Republic of Singapore.
On December 17 last year, a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) held under the Chairmanship of the Defence Minister approved Capital Acquisition proposals of various...
Boeing is setting an ambitious target to advance the longterm sustainability of commercial aviation, committing that its commercial airplanes are capable and certified to fly on 100 per cent sustainable aviation fuels by 2030.
The French Defence Minister, Florence Parly, projected the induction of the Rafale jets into the IAF as “A new chapter in bilateral defence ties between France and India”