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The week-long biennial event, being held from July 16-22, is the perfect opportunity for veterans as well as newbies in the aerospace field. Over 1,500 trade exhibitors, 150 aircraft and 1,50,000 trade and public visitors are expected to visit the show this time.
The need for a deal has recently become more pressing since its European rival, Airbus, took control of Bombardier’s C-Series regional jet programme
Not so long ago, very light jets (VLJs) were a buzzword in the aviation world as plane manufacturers saw the huge potential for small, efficient, and simple jets.
The most delivered jet, HondaJet, is drumming up a storm with their latest offering
The AH-64 Apache is the only combat helicopter in service with the ability to rapidly detect, classify, prioritise and engage stationary or moving enemy targets at standoff ranges in allweather conditions
Technology has been tardy in addressing speed and design problems of rotary-wing platforms; but there are some developments afoot in the vertical lift machines
IAF will need to induct more than 300 combat aircraft by 2025 to restore and maintain its operational status. Further, another 100 aircraft would be required by 2032 to replace those retiring from service.
Undue delay in the procurement of military hardware has serious implications for the Indian armed forces and in turn for national security
India has deployed more troops and significantly increased patrolling in the mountainous terrains of Dibang, Dau-Delai and Lohit valleys along the borders with China in the Tibetan region in Arunachal sector...
In 115 years of powered flight, there have been many great aviators, but Robert Hoover was considered to be one of the most accomplished of them all
There is compelling need to finalise the contract for the C295 with Tata-Airbus joint venture to provide the much needed impetus for the success of the ‘Make in India’ programme
Aerion, the leader in supersonic flight, has appointed Roger Noble as Vice President of Sales for the Eastern United States, CFM International has appointed Jean-Marc Domergue as Vice President of Contracts...
Under a Foreign Military Sales (FMS) for $38.43 million contract modification, MD Helicopters will provide Afghanistan for performance based, contractor-managed operations to support systems readiness...
A Mi-17 V5 Helicopter of the Indian Air Force (IAF) was requisitioned on June 17, 2018 for dousing the flames on a merchant vessel MV SSL on the shores of Sunderbans.
The Israeli defence manufacturer Blue-Bird Aero Systems is currently promoting the newly developed cargo variant of its ThunderB UAV. The ThunderB is a highwing UAV integrating a V-shaped tail and housing a gimballed payload unit in the forward section of its fuselage.
For three months, starting June 18, 2018, the IAF has created an airbridge between Pithoragarh and Gunji, in an effort to airlift 1080 registered passengers to Gunji to enable them to continue their journey...
It has been reported that the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has given its final approval to an agreement to purchase S-400 air defence missile systems from Russia, despite opposition from Washington.
It has been reported that the Ministry of Defence has set up a committee to audit the high cost of Tejas Mark 1A quoted by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). In April 2018, HAL quoted 463 crore per jet for a total of 83 aircraft.
The first green helicopter for the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has completed the installation of basic systems and had a successful maiden ground run on June 29, 2018.
Designed in the 1950s, the T-38 Talon is a tandem, two-seat aircraft that became the world’s first and most produced supersonic trainer with over 1,100 being built and thus far, has trained an estimated 72,000 pilots from the US Air Force, foreign nations and NASA.
The current modernisation programme of the Air Force’s B-52H aims to make the platform even more lethal. According to a recently published RFI, the Air Force plans to equip the B-52H wing pylon to carry a single weapon weighing up to the 20,000lb...
The US Air Force Space and Missile Systems Centre has awarded a $47 million contract to Northrop Grumman in support of the Next Generation Overhead Persistent Infrared (OPIR) Polar Space Vehicles 1 and 2.
It is reported that the A400M programme has been unpredictable in results due to the challenges of developing a multi-role heavy-lift aircraft using new engine and composite technologies which has set back the planning...
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has carried out a major technology demonstration on July 5, 2018, the first in a series of tests to qualify a Crew Escape System, which is a critical technology relevant for human spaceflight.
The USAir Force Space and Missile Systems Center has contracted SpaceX for a $130 million contract for the delivery of the Air Force Space Command-52 satellite by Elon Musk’s Falcon-Heavy Rocket.