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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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  • AERO INDIA: Airbus sole bidder for Indian AWACS project


    ​Airbus Defence & Space has emerged as the sole bidder for a global tender put out by New Delhi's Defence Research and...


  • AERO INDIA: Russian Helicopters expects further Indian Mi-17 orders


    Russian Helicopters expects to receive additional Indian orders for Mil Mi-17 V5 medium transport helicopters.


  • Last prototype Tejas trainer makes flight debut


    A twin-seat trainer variant of India’s Tejas Mk1 light combat aircraft has performed its first test flight from...


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  • AERO INDIA: Airbus sole bidder for Indian AWACS project

    News | 19 Feb 2015 13:11 | Atul Chandra

    ​Airbus Defence & Space has emerged as the sole bidder for a global tender put out by New Delhi's Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for an "AWACS India" programme. The tender – for six airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) system aircraft – was issued in March 2014.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AERO-INDIA-Airbus-sole-bidder-for-Indian-AWACS-project-409208/
  • AERO INDIA: HAL unveils avionics upgrade for Hawk fleet

    News | 19 Feb 2015 10:44 | Atul Chandra

    ​Hindustan Aeronautics displayed a proposed display and avionics upgrade for India's license-built BAE Systems Hawk 132 on the opening day of the Aero India show in Bengaluru on 18 February.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AERO-INDIA-HAL-unveils-avionics-upgrade-for-Hawk-fleet-409209/
  • AERO INDIA: Russian Helicopters expects further Indian Mi-17 orders

    News | 18 Feb 2015 18:08 | Atul Chandra

    Russian Helicopters expects to receive additional Indian orders for Mil Mi-17 V5 medium transport helicopters.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AERO-INDIA-Russian-Helicopters-expects-further-Indian-Mi-17-orders-409202/
  • ANALYSIS: Flood relief to nation building among roles for India's military transport fleet

    News | 16 Feb 2015 09:19 | Atul Chandra

    ​Logistics support for remote outposts, humanitarian relief, paramilitary assistance and tasks associated with nation building are important missions for India’s air force and indeed the Indian armed forces. On average, the air force airlifts about 35,000t of cargo in support of the army and an about 45 state and central agencies.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Flood-relief-to-nation-building-among-roles-for-Indias-military-transport-fleet-408268/
  • ANALYSIS: India's Tejas continues on its turbulent development

    News | 12 Feb 2015 09:47 | Atul Chandra

    ​Since the last Aero India two years ago, the torturous development of the Tejas fighter for the Indian air force (IAF) and Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) for the navy has continued. But while the outlook for the future Tejas Mk2 remains uncertain, the navy’s pragmatic approach towards the LCA programme could see India’s future carrier fleet operating a capable light fighter.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Indias-Tejas-continues-on-its-turbulent-development-408270/
  • ANALYSIS: India's fighters battle for relevance

    News | 09 Feb 2015 11:13 | Atul Chandra

    ​Aero India provides a unique opportunity for a close look at the eclectic mix of Russian, American and European platforms operated by India’s air force. A keen observer will look beyond the cold war era aircraft on show, to notice the transformation from what was once a tactical air force, to an air arm that by the end of this decade will be able to project power well beyond India’s borders.http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ANALYSIS-Indias-fighters-battle-for-relevance-408269/