Russia is ready to both upgrade the IL-76, IL-78 and IL-38s aircraft already in service and supply new equipment meeting long-term requirements of Indian partners, United Aircraft Corporation’s Vice President for Transport Aviation and CEO of Ilyushin Aleksey Rogozin has said.
UAC’s Transport Aviation Division made a detailed presentation of its IL-76MD-90A and IL-78MK-90A aircraft to the Indian delegation, which is on a tour of defense facilities in Russia’s Privolzhsky Federal District.
Il-76/78 family of aircraft are suitable for regional airlift of troops, military equipment, and cargo, as well as their air dropping. The IL-76/78 can be deployed from unpaved runways and can be deployed in roles that include fire-fighting, tanker, transport, flying hospital, airborne CP, and AWACS, Rosoboronexport said in a statement Monday.
India's delegation led by Apurva Chandra, Director General Acquisition of the Ministry of Defense, on tour of defense facilities in Russia’s Privolzhsky Federal District visited Ulyanovsk-based Aviastar-SP, constituting a part of the United Aircraft Corporation’s Transport Aviation Division.
The platform also dubbed as, ‘Universal Soldier’, has a replacement of the original D-30KP2 engines with modern PS-90A-76s.
Russian Ilyushins are heavy-lift aircraft.
India might face US sanctions for its purchase of S-400 air defense system from Russia under the Countering Americas Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA). India is likely to request the US to exempt its sanctions over Russia to clear its path to purchase S-400 air defense system from Moscow
Tata Lockheed Martin Aerostructures Limited (TLMAL), a joint venture between Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) and Lockheed Martin, inaugurated Indias first-of-its-kind metal-to-metal bonding facility at Adibatla, Hyderabad on Wednesday. The new 4,700 square-meter metal-to-metal bonding facility adds a new cutting-edge capability to the Indian aerospace industry and enables TASL to use this technology across manufacturing programmes for complex aerostructures manufacturing and increased indigenisation, which directly supports the Government of Indias “Make in India” initiative
The Indian government has decided to create a permanent planning committee for defense that will overlook military and security strategy, draft capability development plans and guide (and accelerate) defence equipment acquisitions. The DPC (Defense Planning Committee) body will be chaired by the National Security Advisor and will comprise the chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee, three service chiefs, the defense, expenditure and foreign secretaries,
Russia and India are likely to sign a contract for construction of four Project 11356 or Grigorovich-class, also designated Upgraded Krivak III frigates in June, TASS reports Tuesday quoting a source in diplomatic and military circles as saying
The Indian company PEL, active in the field of explosives and solid propellants, and the French defense company Nexter, specialized in land systems and ammunition have decided to tie-up for manufacturing Bi-Modular Charge Systems (BMCS) in order to respond to the needs of the Indian Ministry of Defense. The partners decided to answer to the BMCS RFP relative to a 10 year contract by manufacturing in India, combining the experience of Nexter with the pyrotechnics knowledge of PEL
Indias Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved capital acquisition proposals of the services valued at over Rs 3,687 crore (US $552 million) which includes home grown NAG Missile System (NAMIS) and 127 mm calibre guns for the Navy. The DAC, chaired by Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, approved procurement of Defence Research and Development Organisations (DRDOs) designed and developed NAG Missile System (NAMIS) at the cost of Rs 524 crore (US $78
Russias state-run Rosoboronexport today announced that it is participating in the Turkish Eurasia Airshow 2018, a move certain to invite anger of the US and other NATO nations against Ankara. Russia has been previously banned from displaying its military hardware in airshows of NATO member nations such as at Farnborough, Paris and Berlin
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