Boeing will be displaying its F-15 Strike Eagle for the first time in Aero India, USAF’s F-16s, C-17 Globemaster III, US Navy’s P-8A Poseidon and KC-135 are other aircraft that will be on display during the show.
The F-15 will fly from Kadena in Japan. A F-15C made an appearance during the Cope India joint exercise at Gwalior in 2004.
The US Air Force will be sending two F-15 and a F-16 aircraft to Aero India 2015 to be held in Bangalore from February 18.
The Lockheed Martin F-16 aircraft was one of the two US contenders for the Indian Air Force tender for the 126 Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA), besides the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet and Dassault Rafale.
France is expected to send three Rafale aircraft to the air show. India is looking at buying Russian Sukhoi-30MKI aircraft in case Rafale aircraft deal falls apart.
The USAF will also fly a C-17 Globemaster III, a US Navy P-8A Poseidon and a KC-135 aircraft.
The Indian Air Force already operates the Boeing C-17, while the Indian Navy operates the Boeing P-8I Long Range Maritime Reconnaissance (LRMR) aircraft.
The US is also planning to send a US Army Special Forces parachute display team to Aero India 2015.
BAE Systems will be debuting Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) rocket, S3000 and Mission Adaptable Crew Seats (MACS), Striker helmet-mounted display (HMD) and an array of equipment during the upcoming Aero India show, the company said in a statement. BAE will showcase commitment to a range of platforms and technologies eyeing Make In India program and will emphasize development of Hawks training, performance and operational capabilities
OIS-Advanced Technology (OIS-AT) announced Tuesday that it has indigenously produced new radar that offers protection to aircraft against the bird hits while another can detect and track unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), IANS reported. The company further stated that, the two radars would be unveiled at the Aero India 2015 Airshow later this month
Lockheed Martin has expressed that it is on a lookout for more opportunities with key industries in India. Lockheed Martin will focus on AGM-114R multipurpose HELLFIRE II, DAGR missile systems, K-MAX, E2D Hawkeye and Javelin during the upcoming Aero-India show
MKU will be showcasing 6th Generation armour protection technology ‘Modulare Schutz Technik' at Aero India, held from February 18th to 22nd, 2015. ‘ModulareSchutzTechnik uses advanced materials, and specialized manufacturing processes, to reduce the weight and thickness of armour solutions by almost 40%, resulting in operational benefits like increased useful payload and endurance
Indian Defense Research Development Organization (DRDO)'s in-service surveillance drone, Panchi will be showcased in the upcoming Aero India Airshow commencing from 18-22 Feb 2015. The UAV currently available with the the Army is an un-wheeled version launched from a pneumatic rail launcher and uses a parachute drop system for recovery
Boeing has signed a multi-year contract with Bharat Forge of India to supply titanium forgings for wing components for the Next-Generation 737 and 737 MAX. Bharat Forge will begin supplying pre-machined forgings from its facilities in Pune and Baramati to Boeing in the first quarter of 2016
Boeing has won a $29.5 million contract to design and develop a beam control system that could provide exceptional accuracy for laser weapons on U
Rostec, Rosoboronexprot, Almaz-Antei and 38 other Russian defense firms will be attending Aero India Airshow later this month, Indian Defense Ministry reported Tuesday. United Aircraft-Building Corporation Sukhoi, MiG, Irkut civilian and military aircraft manufacturers are other companies that will be at the air show
Prime Minister Narendra Modis ‘Make in India (MII) call seems to have rung a bell with the global aviation majors, who have military manufactures in their portfolio. They, 330 of them, have bought space at the venue of the tenth Aero India 15, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) own air field
India has cancelled the tender for 56 medium-lift military aircraft worth $3 billion. Instead it will now purchase Multi-Role Transport Aircraft (MRTA) manufactured jointly by Russia and India, Tass reported today
Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon is on his first visit to India after assuming office since bilateral relations were established in 1991. Yaalon will be meet senior Indian counterparts and will visit Aero India exhibition starting February 18
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