Future production of the Su-30MKI fighter jet is likely to be cheaper if a new order for bulk production is placed on HAL, Indian Minister of State for Defence, Subhash Bhamre has said. Replying to parliamentarians queries regarding the high cost of the Su-30MKI aircraft manufactured in India as compared to Su-30 in Russia, the minister justified the increased cost on ground that the Indian jet includes equipment not available on the Russia-made aircraft and having to pay royalty to the Russian firm for technology transfer
Indigenously developed and built Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas will get the Final Operational Clearance (FOC) on January 4, eighteen years after the aircrafts first prototype took shape, Indian media reported Wednesday. "LCA Tejas and Airborne Early Warning and Control System (AEW&CS) are on final induction after going through all the tests," said Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Chairman G Satheesh Reddy in an interview to the state-run All India Radio (AIR)
Israeli Elisra will develop electronic warfare suite for Indias Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas KM1A and upgraded MiG-29 fleet of the Indian Air Force (IAF). Indias state-run Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) has selected Elisra for the development of electronic warfare suite for LCA after issuing a multi-vendor tender in which around six to seven companies had participated, a unnamed senior Defence Ministry official was quoted as saying by ANI Wednesday
An unidentified drone used for a photo-shoot strayed into the flight path of Hindustan Aeronautics Rudra combat helicopter earlier this month. Two youths flying the drones were arrested for reportedly flying drones near HAL airport in Bangalore on Saturday evening as one of their drones partially obstructed the flight path of a combat helicopter at the facility, Bangalore Mirror reported Sunday
Indian HALs Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) project moved closer to production clearance with the flight of the third prototype yesterday, which is built to the standard of deliverable configuration. HAL flew the third prototype (PT3) for the first time on December 14, 2018
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) has achieved an important milestone of flying at 6000 meters altitude in Bangalore, recently. The flight was carried out under the envelope expansion tests and flying at 6 km altitude is a critical requirement towards the certification of LUH
Indian Bharat Electronics jumped 10 places from 74 to 64 in the Stockholm International Peace Research Institutes (SIPRI) list of top 100 arms-producing and military services companies for the year 2017. Three other companies figured in the top 100 list, namely, Ordnance Factory Board on 37, Hindustan Aeronautics on 38 and Bharat Dynamics Ltd on 94
India has decided to ship 6 Kiran Jet trainers to Myanmar without any payment, an indian news channel, Times Now reported Saturday. Kiran Jet trainers are used by the Indian Air Force (IAF) for basic jet aircraft training
The Iranian navy has received two home-grown new Ghadir-class mini submarines designed for operations in shallow waters such as the Persian Gulf. One of the submarines was built in 18 months
A trainer aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed in neighbouring Yadadri-Bhuvanagiri district of Telangana on Wednesday, a defence release said. However, the trainee pilot ejected safely, it said, adding the accident occurred at around 11
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)s HTT 40 Basic Trainer Aircraft began its in-flight `spin test by successfully entering in to two turn spin and subsequently recovering with the appropriate controls. The Indian MoDs Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved procurement of 70 Basic Trainer Aircraft from HAL
Indias state-run aircraft manufacturer, Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) is behind schedule by three years in the delivery of Su-30MKI fighters, Chief of the Air Staff said during a press conference Wednesday. "There has been a delay in delivery schedule in contracts already executed to HAL
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