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  • News

    India resumes Su-30MKI flights following safety checks

    2014-11-20T09:37:11Z

    ​The Indian air force has resumed flying activities with its Sukhoi Su-30MKI combat aircraft, after removing a grounding order imposed after an uncommanded ejection involving the type on 21 October.

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    Last prototype Tejas trainer makes flight debut

    2014-11-13T11:29:01Z

    A twin-seat trainer variant of India’s Tejas Mk1 light combat aircraft has performed its first test flight from Bengaluru in a final series production configuration meant for the Indian air force.

  • Indian PC-7 MkII - Atul Chandra
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    Pilatus waits on Indian trainer decision

    2014-11-13T11:11:32Z

    ​Swiss airframer Pilatus has quickly established itself as a trusted supplier to the Indian air force, because of the smooth entry into service and performance of its PC-7 MkII basic trainer aircraft (BTA). As of last month, its in-service examples had exceeded 22,000 flying hours and accumulated well over 42,000 ...

  • Fennec India - Airbus Helicopters
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    India restarts reconnaissance helicopter contest

    2014-11-05T17:13:51Z

    ​India’s defence ministry has released a fresh request for information (RFI) for reconnaissance and surveillance (RSH) rotorcraft to be acquired for the nation's army and air force.

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    India halts Su-30 flights after latest crash

    2014-10-25T21:16:00Z

    The Indian air force has temporarily suspended flying on its entire fleet of an estimated 200 Sukhoi Su-30MKIs, following an uncommanded ejection involving the type on 21 October.

  • Tejas Mk1 first flight - HAL
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    ​India’s Tejas light fighter crosses milestone

    2014-10-02T12:21:28Z

    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

    2014-09-24T16:14:40Z

    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 ...

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    Jet Airways to begin four new services to Abu Dhabi

    2014-09-24T04:58:09Z

    ​Jet Airways will begin four new services from India to Abu Dhabi, starting 14 November.

  • US-2 - JMSDF
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    India looks to acquire 18 ShinMaywa US-2 amphibians

    2014-09-04T15:09:03Z

    The Indian navy is looking to acquire 18 ShinMaywa US-2i amphibian aircraft, informed sources have told Flightglobal.

  • Dhruv crash - Rex Features
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    Indian air force continues Dhruv grounding

    2014-08-04T10:37:35Z

    ​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.

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    ANALYSIS: India's air force modernisation challenge

    2014-08-04T09:43:00Z

    The modernisation of the Indian air force is massive in scale and hugely expensive, but will deliver capability that will put the service at the forefront of any battle in the future.

  • Indian AF C-130J
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    India finalises follow-on C-130J buy

    2014-07-24T10:30:01Z

    ​Lockheed Martin has received a contract worth almost $565 million to produce an additional six C-130J-30 tactical transports for the Indian air force.

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    India advances Avro replacement programme

    2014-07-23T14:10:40Z

    India's Avro programme to replace obsolete Hindustan Aeronautics-built HS-748 transports will be handled by the nation’s private sector. The decision – taken during a Defence Acquisition Council meeting led by defence minister Arun Jaitley – means state-owned airframer HAL will have no role to play in the estimated $2.2 billion ...

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    India orders more Dhruv helicopters

    2014-07-23T14:07:17Z

    ​Hindustan Aeronautics has received approval to manufacture 32 Dhruv Mk III advanced light helicopters, to be divided equally between the Indian navy and Indian coastguard.

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    MBDA signs Indian ASRAAM contract

    2014-07-10T11:29:00Z

    India’s defence ministry has signed a £250 million ($428 million) contract with MBDA to equip its Sepecat/Hindustan Aeronautics Jaguar strike aircraft with the company’s ASRAAM short-range air-to-air missile. A company source has confirmed the signing, but declined to provide any further specifics.

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    ANALYSIS: India powering ahead with heavy-lift launcher programme

    2014-06-06T14:13:00Z

    India’s 12th five year plan period (2012-2017) has been generous to the Indian Space Research Organisation: 25 launches, 33 satellites into orbit and an overall budget of $6.4 billion. During 2014-2015, the space agency will spend just over $1 billion on its satellite, launcher and space exploration programmes.

  • Indian PC-7s - Pilatus
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    India agrees new PC-7 bid deadline

    2014-06-03T17:02:30Z

    ​India’s defence ministry has agreed to give potential domestic bidders for the local production of 106 Pilatus PC-7 Mk II basic trainers until 21 July to prepare their proposals.

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    Indian firms seek PC-7 bid extension

    2014-05-18T11:05:00Z

    ​Indian companies seeking to answer a request for information for the procurement of an additional 106 Pilatus PC-7 Mk II basic trainers for the nation's air force have requested a further extension to the date by which responses need to be submitted.

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    Fresh delay hits Indian Jaguar upgrade

    2014-05-15T14:18:08Z

    Hindustan Aeronautics’ efforts to upgrade Sepecat Jaguar strike aircraft belonging to the Indian air force to the "Darin III" standard are to be delayed by at least a couple of years.

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    HAL hands over Do-228 flying test bed to DRDO

    2014-05-05T04:38:08Z

    ​India’s state owned airframer Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), delivered a Dornier Do-228, modified to act as a flying test bed (FTB) to the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO), at Kanpur on May Day.