Category: Indian Airforce

LCA Tejas the proud child of India’s aeronautical sector.

LCA programme was perhaps the most gruelling test for the maturing aerospace fraternity of India, as it demanded them to work in unison to achieve the impossible. Today, LCA Tejas is considered as one of the best aircraft in its class. Developed in-house with minimum foreign help, the aircraft is a symbol of achievement for…

France Promises 50 Years of Support to Indian Rafale Jets

The Indian Government on Tuesday disclosed some details of the $ 8.85 billion deal to purchase French combat aircraft. Among them is a promise by French company Dassault Aviation to provide product support for five decades. India had cancelled a 126 jet tender in which the French company had emerged the winner. It later awarded…

Strategic Weapons in Wrong Hands:- Paksitani Analyst

During the Indian Premier Narendra Modi’s last trip to Moscow, there was no progress made on the sale of missile defense system S-400 and Akula class nuclear submarines. Although two leaders were agreed on jointly producing Kamov-226 military helicopters and building nuclear power plants. Indian defence ministry on the behalf of Indian Air Force showed…

India Took a Shocking 33 Years to Develop a Jet Fighter

The Indian government is proposing to export its Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Tejas light combat aircraft to other Asian nations. New Delhi hopes that the indigenously developed fighter’s relatively simple design and potentially low maintenance costs will be a selling point for the jet. But India’s prospects for selling the its “new” fighter are highly…

Turkmenistan also shown keen interest in buying Indigenous Tejas Combat Aircraft

Many were taken back when DRDO Chief S. Christopher while speaking to Indian media revealed that indigenous light combat aircraft (LCA)-Tejas was flown by Air chief of Turkmenistan and Turkmenistan is among few countries which has shown interest in the combat jet and with whom India is carrying out the discussion for its export .…

DRDO decides to produce 10 UAV’s like Rustom-II to speed up R&D

Close on the heels of Rustom-II, India's indigenously developed long-endurance combat-capable drone successfully completing its maiden-flight, DRDO today decided to produce 10 such unmanned aircraft for induction into the Indian armed forces in the future. "We have decided to produce 10 pilot less or unmanned aircraft like Rustom-II, aimed at giving a boost to India's…

DRDO ties up with Snecma to revive gas turbine engine for Tejas

India’s defence research agency has signed a deal with French engine maker Snecma to revive and certify the Kaveri engine, before powering a flight of Tejas light combat aircraft prototype by 2018. Snecma, as part of the offsets deal for the 36 Rafale jets India bought for its air force, would handhold the Gas turbine…

Deliveries of 36 Rafale Fighter Jets To Commence From September 2019

Following the signing of an Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) along with Aircraft & Weapons Package Supply Protocols and Technical Arrangement with the French Government on 23rd September, 2016 for procurement of 36 Rafale aircraft in fly-away condition, the deliveries of the fighter jets will commence from September, 2019, Dr Subhash Bhamre informed the Lok Sabha on…

Rustom-2 similar to the US Predator, will be able to deliver precision bombs deep inside Pak And China

Rustom-2, India’s long endurance Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) has finally completed its first flight early on November 15 in Challakere, about 200 km from Bengaluru. Once inducted, this indigenous medium altitude long endurance (MALE) multirole drone is likely to be an asset for Indian armed forces for its surveillance capability as well as for…

India set to Acquire 100 Avenger Armed Aerial Drones from the US

  The Indian Air Force is on the verge of acquiring its first missile-armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) while the Indian Navy will purchase more reconnaissance UAVs for its surface warships. The government approved a request by the Air Force to acquire 10 Heron TP medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) UAVs made Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI) in…

We’re not selling obsolete Fighter Jets to India with a dead shelf life: Lockheed

Aerospace and Defence major Lockheed Martin, which has offered to bring its only functional F-16 fighter jet manufacturing facility to India, says that it is not selling an aircraft with a dead shelf-life. Reports quoting experts in the US have debated that the aircraft's current orders can only keep it running up to 2017, or…

After the Rafale Deal, Is the Ghost of the MMRCA Back in India?

Last month, India and France concluded a long-awaited deal that would see the transfer of 36 Dassault Rafale multi-role fighters to India in fly-away condition. Despite lingering questions around pricing, the Rafale deal will help the Indian Air Force fill an important capability starting in 2019, when the first Rafale jet is expected to arrive…

Indonesia, Chile Interested In Buying India’s Air-Launched Version Of BrahMos Missile

Indonesia and Chile have shown interest in India’s air-launched version of BrahMos missile that will be tested in February next year. “The center (Indian government) had given clearance for identifying markets for the missile. Chile and Indonesia had shown interest. Modalities were being worked out for marketing the missiles,” Raja Singh Thangadurai, Deputy Programme Director,…

India’s Light Combat Helicopter enters Series Production

India’s Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), currently under development by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for service in the Indian Army (IA) and Indian Air Force (IAF) is undergoing weapons integration, according to local media reports. “LCH is ready, we are integrating its weapons, we tried rockets and it was good, we need to try missiles ATGM…