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(Bad) PICTURES: joint Russia/India medium transport aircraft

Yesterday India’s HAL, Russia’s United Aircraft, and thetwo firms’ joint venture signed an agreement to get started on the MediumTransport Aircraft programme.I found a few images of what this aircraft is supposed tolook like. From a public relations perspective, it would be greatif these guys could align their images, and then furnish us journos withnice, […]

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VIDEO: Finally, footage of ‘naval’ Tejas maiden flight

One month after the fact, a video showing the ‘naval’variant of the HAL Tejas during its maiden flight has appeared on YouTube. After being rolled out inJuly 2010, this variant only made its first flight nearly two years later, on27 April 2012. While the main landing gear on this variant appears to bemore robust than […]

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LCH at the Bangalore baggage carousel

Arriving in Bangalorelast night it was cool to see that Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) isdominating the signage in the airport arrival area. Above the immigrationcounters was a big HAL sign with a Tejas, SU-30MKI, and Light Combat Helicopter- all of which should fly at the show. I would have snapped a photo, but therewere dozens […]

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Picture of India’s light combat helicopter having first flight

I received a very nice picture today from the office of R Srinivasan, managing director of Hindustan Aeronautics’ (HAL) helicopter complex. It shows HAL’s light combat helicopter (LCH) having its first flight on 29 March in Bangalore. This helicopter was originally due to have first flight in 2008 but, not surprisingly, there were some delays. […]

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