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  • ​India’s Tejas light fighter crosses milestone


    The first series production example of India’s Tejas Mk1 light combat aircraft (LCA) completed its maiden flight on 30 September. The single-engined aircraft took to the air – without any telemetry support – from Hindustan Aeronautics’ (HAL) airport in Bengaluru, and landed safely after a flight lasting less than 30min.


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  • India triumphs with Mars arrival in busy week at red planet


    India has joined a very exclusive club of spacefaring nations, with the successful arrival of its Mars Orbiter Mission....


  • Indian air force continues Dhruv grounding


    ​The Indian air force has grounded its Hindustan Aeronautics-built Dhruv advanced light helicopters, following a fatal...


  • MBDA signs Indian ASRAAM contract


    India’s defence ministry has signed a £250 million ($428 million) contract with MBDA to equip its Sepecat/Hindustan...


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  • ​India’s Tejas light fighter crosses milestone

    News | 02 Oct 2014 11:21 | Atul Chandra

    The first series production example of India’s Tejas Mk1 light combat aircraft (LCA) completed its maiden flight on 30 September. The single-engined aircraft took to the air – without any telemetry support – from Hindustan Aeronautics’ (HAL) airport in Bengaluru, and landed safely after a flight lasting less than 30min.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Indias-Tejas-light-fighter-crosses-milestone-404383/
  • India triumphs with Mars arrival in busy week at red planet

    News | 24 Sep 2014 15:14 | Atul Chandra

    India has joined a very exclusive club of spacefaring nations, with the successful arrival of its Mars Orbiter Mission. Named Mangalyaan – “Mars craft” in Sanskrit – India’s orbiter spent 300 days enroute and will now be readied for its scientific mission, to study the planet’s atmosphere and geology with five sensors with a combined mass of just 15kg.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/India-triumphs-with-Mars-arrival-in-busy-week-at-red-planet-404102/
  • India looks to acquire 18 ShinMaywa US-2 amphibians

    News | 04 Sep 2014 14:09 | Atul Chandra

    The Indian navy is looking to acquire 18 ShinMaywa US-2i amphibian aircraft, informed sources have told Flightglobal.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/India-looks-to-acquire-18-ShinMaywa-US-2-amphibians-403341/
  • New Delhi approves Apache buy, cancels long-running tender

    News | 29 Aug 2014 17:38 | Atul Chandra

    ​India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has cleared the procurement of attack and heavy-lift helicopters for the Indian air force, cumulatively worth an estimated $2 billion, while cancelling a decade long effort for the procurement for 197 “Reconnaissance and Surveillance Helicopters” (RSH) worth $1 billion.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/New-Delhi-approves-Apache-buy-cancels-long-running-tender-403173/
  • HAL readies Cheetal delivery for Afghanistan air force

    News | 27 Aug 2014 16:29 | Atul Chandra

    ​Indian state owned airframer Hindustan Aeronautics is preparing to deliver three Cheetal light helicopters to the Afghanistan air force next month. The unarmed helicopters are be transferred via a commercial cargo plane to Kabul International Airport from its Helicopter Division located in Bangalore.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/HAL-readies-Cheetal-delivery-for-Afghanistan-air-force-403076/
  • Indian air force continues Dhruv grounding

    News | 04 Aug 2014 09:37 | Atul Chandra

    ​The Indian air force has grounded its Hindustan Aeronautics-built Dhruv advanced light helicopters, following a fatal crash that happened on 25 July. All seven personnel on board were killed when the Mk III production standard aircraft came down after its crew had issued a mayday call.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Indian-air-force-continues-Dhruv-grounding-402337/