India is likely to introduce prototype of indigenously developed Tejas light combat aircraft's advanced version in 2019.
The project for design and development of Tejas Mk2 was sanctioned in November 2009 at a cost of $370 million. It was thought that MK2 project may not succeed but the recent request for proposals (RFP) indicate that manufacturer may be simultaneously working on MK-1A and MK-2 versions.
Indian aircraft manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has floated a tender for the supply of valves and wheel tires for Tejas MK2. The open tender is for domestic as well as global manufacturers, Sputnik News reported Wednesday.
The Indian Air Force had to accept a less advanced version of Tejas due to the delay in getting the MK2 project off the ground. The project has suffered because of the delay in finalization of the engine contract.
Tejas MK2 aims to have home-developed Active Electrically Scanned Array (AESA) radars, unified EW suites, on board oxygen generation systems and upgraded avionics.
India has sent requests for quotations from seven global manufacturers for electronic warfare (EW) self-protection suites to accelerate the upgrading of its self-developed light combat aircraft Tejas Mark-1A. Surprisingly, India did not send request to the Russian manufacturer Rosoboronexport though it was selected to compete in the tender to provide AESA radars for the same aircraft,
Indian Air Force (IAF) Sukhoi Su-30MKI aircraft currently in service is said to last for another 30-40 years in operation, IAF chief Arup Raha said. Raha during a press conference in New Delhi on Wednesday said that India has enough numbers of Sukhois in service that will last for another 30-40 years
In last one week, the Indian Air Forces (IAF) Su-30MKI has been deployed to test the Astra air-to-air beyond visual range missile and the Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon, to add to the heavy BrahMos air launched cruise missile which was tested earlier. Last week, India's Defense and Research Development Organisation (DRDO) flight tested the Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW) from a Sukhoi-30 MKI aircraft of IAF
India has decided to put its indigenously developed Sitara Intermediate Jet Trainer through fresh wind tunnel tests following upgrade of its design. “The plan is to put the trainer aircraft through the crucial Spin Test - in which the plane is deliberately allowed to stall midair and recovered as part of the training process within the next six months
Indian Air Force will have 123 indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas fighter jets in its fleet by 2024-25 provided that the current development and capacity enhancement plans move as per schedule. Currenly, "Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is engaged with setting up a new assembly line and is also involving the private sector in a big way," the Chief Managing Director (CMD) of HAL T
India has outsourced Part-production of its home-made Light Combat Aircraft, ‘Tejas to Indian private companies by Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) as part of ‘three pronged program to speed up production of the fighter jets. “We are getting fuselage (body) made by private companies and the HAL, in future, will just be an integrator
Indias indigenous light combat aircraft (LCA), Tejas will get a second production line to ramp up production. “The government had just approved an investment of 1
India will allow prospective customers to fly the indigenous light combat aircraft LCA Tejas prototype at the upcoming Aero India air show. “We will have Prototype vehicle 5 and 6 (PV5 and PV6) at the air show
Indias locally developed Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas will be demonstrated during the countrys Republic day parade on January 26. LCA Tejas is the first advance fly-by-wire (FBW) fighter aircraft designed, developed and manufactured in India
General Bipin Rawat and Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa took over as the new chiefs of the India Army and Air Force respectively on Saturday. Lt General Rawat commanded an infantry battalion, along the Line of Actual Control in the Eastern Sector, a Rashtriya Rifles Sector and an Infantry Division in the Kashmir Valley, a Corps in the Eastern theatre and the Southern Command, the Indian MoD announced
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