The naval variant of Indias home-grown light combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas successfully snagged the jets tail hook on the arresting wire of the flight deck of the navys only aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya at a test facility in Goa. This was the first in a series of rigousous tests that will be carried out before the fighter can be tested for actual flight deck operations, which could take more than a year, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) said in a statement Thursday
The Indian Defense Ministry has signed two-thirds of defense contracts with local vendors in the past three years. During the last three years and current year (up to June, 2018) out of total 168 contracts, 106 contracts have been signed with Indian vendors for procurement of defence equipment for Armed Forces such as helicopters, radar, ballistic helmets, artillery guns, simulators, missiles, bullet proof jackets, electronic fuzes, and ammunition, Indian Minister of State for Defense, Dr
Indias Ministry of Defence has set up a committee to examine prices on defense equipment quoted by the Indian public sector companies to the armed forces, based on the allegations that the indigenously produced military products are costing higher than the ones offered by the foreign vendors. The Army, Navy and the IAF have been complaining about Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs) pricing higher than what the original manufacturer supplied the same equipment for
Russian, Chinese, Iranian and Pakistani intelligence directors met in Islamabad to discuss regional cooperation to combat the Islamic State in Afghanistan. The meeting was held in Pakistan and included the participation of Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) under the Pakistans Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) directorate and was attended by senior officials from Pakistan, Russia, Iran and China, Sergei Ivanov, Spokesperson for SVR was quoted as saying by
The Indian Air Force is likely to depute an officer of air marshal rank to head Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas programme. The head of LCA division is currently an officer at the executive director level and programme director of ADA, an H-level scientist, may then report to the IAF official who will be given command, if the plans take off smoothly,
In a first, Indias state-owned general insurer New India Assurance (NIA) will have to shell out INR 273 crore ($39 million) for an under-production Sukhoi jet that recently crashed during its test flight near Nashik, Maharashtra. This is the largest insurance claim in the aviation sector for Indian insurers involving a fighter jet
India is ready to reconsider its decision on joint development of the Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA) with Russia if an appropriate cost sharing formula is arrived at. Although India has conveyed to Russia its unwillingness to go ahead with the FGFA m due to high cost involved in the project, the negotiations between the two countries have not yet been shelved, Official sources were quoted by PTI as saying Sunday
India will be soon inducting the first batch of its Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, Agni-V. The missile systems will be inducted into the Strategic Forces Command (SFC), Official Sources were quoted as saying by PTI Sunday
The first green helicopter earmarked for Indian Coast Guard has completed its build with installation of basic systems and had a successful maiden ground run in Bangalore, India today. It was handed over to the Rotary Wing R&D Centre, a design house of HAL for integration and certification of 19 new systems
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An Indian Air Force Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jet crashed early this morning on a test flight. Both pilots ejected safely before the plane crashed
The Indian defense ministry has set up a commercial negotiations committee to look into the ‘high price quoted by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) for the manufacture of Tejas Mark1A fighter jet. The HAL based in Bangalore has quoted a price of Rs 463 crore ($67
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