The Indian Air Force's (IAF's) fleet of Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jets could soon be upgraded with advanced avionics, radar and weapons with negotiations on the project with Russia currently underway. "India has plans to upgrade the Sukhoi-30MKI with modern radar and weapons capabilities, and also enhance features that tackle obsolescence management and electronic warfare aspects," IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Bhadauria was quoted as saying by
Indias premier defence manufacturing firm, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has declared an indefinite strike call by its employees as “illegal” and threatened to withdraw company benefits. The All India HAL Trade Unions Coordination Committee (AIHALTUCC) has issued an indefinite strike notice effective from October 14, 2019 at all the nine locations of HAL with regard to settlement of wage revision effective from January 1, 2017
Israel Ministry of Defense is building a new research institute and is investing NIS 200 million ($56.35 million) to study light particles or photons, and develop powerful laser weapons
Russia has offered its S-400 air defense systems to Saudi Arabia after Yemeni Houtis managed to attack worlds largest oil facilities located in the country, dodging its protective armour that includes Patriot systems. "In order to protect Saudi Arabia, we are ready to provide the corresponding aid to the country
Indias locally-made Rustom-II medium-altitude long-endurance reconnaissance drone crashed Tuesday morning in Chitradurga district of Karnataka state, during flight tests. "Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) being developed by DRDO on experimental flight trial in new configuration has crash landed in fields near ATR Chitradurga
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)s Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) demonstrated high altitude capability in hot and high weather conditions in the Himalayas. With this test, the LUH has complied with all the requirements of the users and with the completion of hot and high altitude testing, it is close to operational clearance certification, says Mr R Madhavan, CMD, HAL
The Indian Ministry of Defense is negotiating with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to place an order for 83 Tejas fighter jets for an estimated price to be around $3 billion (INR 22,000 crore), down from HAL-quoted price of $5 billion (INR 37,350 crore). "HAL quoted INR 450 crore per aircraft as the basic price
India's state-owned defense enterprise Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) delivered the first Chetak single-engine, light utility helicopter to the Indian Navy on Wednesday. In August 2017, HAL entered into an agreement to supply eight Chetak helicopters to the navy
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has an order to manufacture 12 Su-30MKI jets and 61 AL-31FP engines at its Nashik and Koraput plants respectively. Indian Minister of State, Defence, Shripad Naik said in a written reply in Parliament yesterday that HAL had prepared a proposal to enhance the Repair and Overhaul (ROH) facility for the AL-31FP engines used in the SU-30MKI fighter
The fuel tank of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas belonging to the Indian Air Force (IAF) decoupled from the jet while it was flying over Tamil Nadu state, south India, and landed over agricultural field in the outskirts of the state-capital Chennai, on Tuesday morning. The unfortunate incident happened when the fighter was on a routine sortie
UVision Air Ltd will unveil the Hero-400EC loitering system's Multi-Canister Launcher at the Paris Air Show scheduled to take place between 16-23 June, 2019. Due to its long range and endurance capabilities, the Hero-400EC loitering system can be launched from the new multi-canister launcher safely away from enemy lines from a modular multi-tube canister launcher mounted on a range of land or naval platforms, the company said in a statement Wednesday
Ministry of Defense (MoD) of India is evaluating whether it should continue to invest in the development programme of aircraft carrier-based version of the countrys Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), the Tejas. The MoD is seeking a six-month time period to arrive at the decision, according to a report published by
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