With the Navy ruling out deploying indigenously-built Light Combat Aircraft Tejas on its aircraft carriers, Aeronautical Development Agency on Saturday said it was restricted only to Mark I which was a technology demonstrator and pinned hopes on Mark II for use by the Navy. ADA Director C D Balaji said he believed that the December 3 statement by Navy Chief that the aircraft was overweight and therefore would not be useful for the services was restricted to LCA Navy Mark I. "...We knew (it) ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
ADA pins hopes on LCA Mark 11 use by Navy - Business Standard, 2 weeks ago
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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 week ago
New Delhi: The Airborne Early Warning & Control System (AEW&C) developed by the Centre for Air Borne Systems (CABS), a Bengaluru-based DRDO lab, will debut during the Republic Day Parade 2017 fly-past. Ready to be indicted into the Indian Air Force (IAF) ...Mathrubhumi, 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, 1 month ago
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