The Indian Air force has committed to buy 324 indigenously-built Tejas Light Combat aircraft (LCA), which also includes 201 upgraded versions of the aircraft, to make up for the fast-depleting number of fighter squadrons. According to a report by Times of India, IAF has “firmly committed” to 123 Tejas jets at present, which will come at a cost of over INR 75,000 crore (US$ 11
Indias Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas demonstrated a hot refueling capability meeting a major requirement of the Indian Air Force Inching close to Final Operational Clearance (FOC) of the Tejas, its manufacturer, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) carried out a hot refueling, which means to fill fuel while the engine is on, followed by a sortie at HAL airport, Bengalore yesterday. The system performance during the refueling session was in-line with design requirements and was satisfactory
The government of India has clarified its stand on the allegations in regard to the 2016 Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) to procure 36 Rafale aircraft in fly-away condition from France today. “Unfounded allegations are being made regarding the 2016 Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) to procure 36 Rafale aircraft in fly-away condition from France
The Chief of Staff of the French Air Force, General André Lanata flew the Indian Air Forces domestically built Tejas Light Combat Aircraft on Wednesday during his visit to an Air Force station in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The Indian Air Force (IAF) in a tweet said, “The Chief of the Staff of French Air Force, General André Lanata, while on a goodwill visit to India, flew a sortie in ‘Made in India – LCA Tejas Aircraft at AF Station Jodhpur, today”
Russia has sought Turkeys help to recover the engine among debris of its Sukhoi-25 ground-attack aircraft to determine the type of missile used to shoot at the plane. The Su-35 was brought down by what is believed to be a man-portable missile (MAN-PAD) fired from a shoulder-mounted launcher by militant in Syrias northwestern Idlib province on Feb
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), has marked the first flight of the locally-assembled Hawk-i trainer jet with an indigenous Real Time Operating System (RTOS) developed by it. It is the first RTOS that has been developed in the country and certified by CEMILAC, the Indian military aviation certification agency, says Mr
The US Air Force Chief of Staff General David L Goldfein has flown the Indian Air Forces domestically built Tejas Light Combat Aircraft from an Air Force station in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. This was the first time that a foreign military head has flown the fighter aircraft
The Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) and the Armed Police Force have banned alcohol consumption among its soldiers and officers. State controlled Global Times reported that the ban has been strictly implemented in many regions including the Eastern and Western Theater Commands with their headquarters in Nanjing and Chengdu
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) carried out the first flight of Light Combat Helicopter (Technology Demonstrator-2) with an in-house developed Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS) for the first time in the country. The maiden flight was flawless and flew for 20 minutes with the engagement of the system throughout, a HAL release said
ASEAN Nations are looking to purchase certain weapon systems from India, including Indias indigenously built Akash surface to air missile (SAM) and BrahMos cruise missile. When the 10 Asean leaders meet for the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit in New Delhi on Thursday, sources told
Indias first indigenously-developed weapon system integrated helicopter Rudra will make its maiden appearance in the Republic Day parade in New Delhi on January 26, PTI reports. Rudra is an attack helicopter manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), for the Indian Army
The addition of Brahmos and Astra missiles have enabled the Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jet to bolster India's strategic capability. With these advancements, the reach with air-to-air refueling and standoff performance, Su-30 MKI is a truly potent platform and is bolstering IAFs strategic capabilities, said Indias Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, after a sortie on the multi-role fighter in Jodhpur airbase on January 17
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