An unidentified drone used for a photo-shoot strayed into the flight path of Hindustan Aeronautics’ Rudra combat helicopter earlier this month.
Two youths flying the drones were arrested for reportedly flying drones near HAL airport in Bangalore on Saturday evening as one of their drones partially obstructed the flight path of a combat helicopter at the facility, Bangalore Mirror reported Sunday.
TKrishna Naik, chief manager, Helicopter Division of HAL, filed a complaint on Thursday with HAL police stating that a pilot, Hari Nair, was flying a helicopter on December 12 for testing around 1.30 p.m. when the drone was detected by radar. The drone could pose a threat to aircraft using HAL airport, the Hindu reported Sunday.
Police registered a case under Sections 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 287 (negligent conduct with respect to machinery), 336 (act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of duty) of the Indian Penal Code, the news daily reported.
Marshall has won a contract to sustain Royal Netherlands Air Force C-130H fleet through to its out of service date. Air Cdre Richard Laurijssen, Director of Sustainment and Logistics & Commander Logistics Centre Woensdrecht said, “The new contract comprises a lot more than previous separate contracts and defines a future collaboration
Indian HALs Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) project moved closer to production clearance with the flight of the third prototype yesterday, which is built to the standard of deliverable configuration. HAL flew the third prototype (PT3) for the first time on December 14, 2018
The French defence procurement agency (DGA) has placed an order for an Antares-LP (low profile) airborne active array satcom antenna prototype with Thales to develop satellite connectivity solutions for the armed forces. The Antares-LP antenna operates in the Ka frequency band using sovereign and/or commercial satellites
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 Government of India has directed drones to be installed with a kill switch that can disable a drone in case it turns rogue. “The government wants drone manufacturers to add a chip at the hardware level to ensure that security agencies can disable the drone remotely in case it turns rogue,”
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