Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) has received approval to manufacture 32 Dhruv Mk III advanced light helicopters, to be divided equally between the Indian navy and the country’s coastguard.
Approved by the Indian government’s Defense Acquisition Council, the deal is worth around $1.19 billion, also including spare parts, maintenance and in-service support.
The Indian navy already operates eight Dhruv rotorcrafts, while the coastguard has four, and the first navy squadron to be used for search and rescue and armed patrol tasks was commissioned last November.
Hindustan Aeronautics has delivered almost 150 Dhruv helicopters to India’s armed services and paramilitary forces since 2002, the majority flown by its air force and army.
Lockheed Martin reported a drop in the first-half sales, Telegraph reported. F35 Joint Strike Fighter failed to make its international debut at Farnborough Air Show
Thales today showcased the 13-pound, unpowered glide weapon to support UAVs and light attack aircraft at the on-going Farnborough Airshow. Known as FFLMM (free-fall light multi-role missile), the weapon draws on many of the components developed for the powered LMM weapon that Thales is producing for the Royal Navys FASGW(L) requirement
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) said Bahrain has sought support to maintain the Hawk fleet of Bahrain Air Force. Bahrain's Minister for Transport Kamal bin Ahmed Mohamed who also looks after his country's defense matters has conveyed this to HAL Chairman R K Tyagi and other company Directors when he visited HAL Chalet at the on-going Farnborough International Air Show, London, HAL said in a release
Thales, Air Bus expressed desire to take forward the on-going business activities in India in cooperation with HAL at the ongoing Farnborough Air Show. Mr
Poland considered an association of Thales and European MBDA alongwith Raytheon for its mid-range missile defense system worth $5 billion, the defense ministry said in a statement on Monday.Israeli government and MEADS consortium led by Lockheed Martin were excluded from the bids in the tender
Indias Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) conducted noise measurement flight trials of Advance Light Helicopter (ALH)-Dhruv as part of the process to acquire European Space Agency (ESA) certification at Mysuru airport Thursday. The tests involved acoustic programming and compensation for atmospheric variables against measured noise levels and in compliance with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
Saab announced today that it has received follow-on orders worth US$ 78 million (SEK 740 million) from Hindustan Aeronautic Limited (HAL), India, to produce integrated electronic warfare self-protection system for installation on the Indian Armys and Air Forces Advanced Light Helicopter Dhruv. Integrated Defensive Aids Suite (IDAS) protects crew by enhancing platform survivability in sophisticated, diverse and dense threat environments
Boeing has delivered the fifth P-8I maritime patrol aircraft to India Tuesday as part of a contract for eight aircraft to support the Indian Navys maritime patrol requirements. The aircraft arrived at Naval Air Station Rajali, after a flight from Seattles Boeing Field, and joined the four previously delivered P-8Is
INS Sindhurakshaks commanding officer (CO) is likely face a court martial for alleged lapses that led to sinking of the Russian-made Kilo-class submarine on August 14, 2013, according to Hindustan Times newspaper. Three officers and 15 sailors lost their lives in the mishap involving the submarine following which the naval headquarters had ordered an inquiry
Indian Minister of Defense today announced in Parliament the successful air launch trials of three visual range air-to-air missile system, Astra were conducted from Su-30 Mk-I aircraft during May-June 2014. Missile control, guidance, long range capability and safe separation of missile from the aircraft have been demonstrated successfully, he said
The procurement of 16 multi-role helicopters for Indian Navy is deferred by Indian government until the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) completes its probe in the AgustaWestland VVIP helicopter deal, reported the pioneer. Finmeccanica, parent company of AgustaWestland is one of the two companies in the fray
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