The Indian Navy wants 'day and night capable, all weather multi-role deck based combat aircraft which can be used for air defence, air-to-surface operations, buddy refuelling, reconnaissance, electronic warfare missions' from its aircraft carriers.Ajai Shukla reports. After declaring that the indigenous Tejas light combat aircraft was not suitable for operations from aircraft carriers, the Indian Navy has declared its interest in buying 'approximately 57' multi-role carrier-borne fighters for ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar says global aircraft makers will have to get approval from their own governments to transfer technology and build jets in India. Alnoor Peermohamed reports from the Aero India show. IMAGE: Indian Air Force Commandoes exit a Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Super Hercules after its induction ceremony at Hindan Air Force Station in Uttar Pradesh. Lockheed Martin has offered to transfer its Fort Worth, Texas, production line to India and make the latest Block-70 ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Two prospective fighter aircraft deals are likely to hot up Aero India 2017, beginning in Bengaluru a week from now. While the navy has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to purchase 57 carrier-borne fighter aircraft, the government is exploring the ...Deccan Herald, 1 month ago Foreign defence firms line up to 'Make In India' DNA, 1 month ago Saab offers to set up advanced jet production hub in India Deccan Herald, 1 month ago
The big birds have flocked at the 11th edition of the international aerospace and defence exhibition -- Aero India 2017 -- at the Air Force Station, Yelahanka in Bengaluru. One of the most sought after exhibitions in Asia, as many as 549 companies are participating this year with 53 fighter aircraft on display. While the Sukhoi 30 MKI, the indigenous light combat aircraft Tejas, Lockheed Martin's F-16 Falcon from the US, the Gripen fighter from Sweden's SAAB and the French Rafale have been ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'Modernisation will bolster our capabilities to counter military challenges in the future.'Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa speaks to BharatShakti.in Editor-in-Chief Nitin Gokhale. IMAGE: Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa before his solo MiG-21 flight, January 13, 2017. It is rare for an air chief to fly solo and the flight highlighted the air chief marshal's courage and impressive flying skills. The biennial Aero India Show 2017 will begin at Bengaluru on Tuesday, February 14. The Indian Air Force is ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Having rejected indigenously built 'Tejas' as too heavy, the Indian Navy has launched a Request for Information to procure 57 multi-role combat aircraft for its carrier. Last month, Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba had said the "present LCA does not meet the ...Business Standard, 1 month ago
The IAF has just 33 squadrons, 9 short of the 42 squadrons needed to tackle China and Pakistan together, says Ajai Shukla. On December 28, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, the retiring Indian Air Force chief, declared in New Delhi that the IAF requires 200 to 250 medium fighters in addition to the 36 Rafale multi-role fighters that were contracted with French vendor Dassault earlier this year. The 36-Rafale contract was signed for €7.8 billion (Rs 55,600 cror/Rs 556 billione). Another ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
on your WebpageAdd Widget >Get your members hooked!