Category: Indian Airforce

Indo-Israeli Barak 8 Missile System will provide ‘Unmatched’ Air Defence capability to Armed Forces

India and Israel are jointly developing and producing the Barak 8 missile system for the Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force (IAF). While the long range surface-to-air missile (LR-SAM) variant is meant for the Indian Navy, the medium range surface-to-air missile (MR-SAM) version has been developed for the IAF. The missile system can detect…

Boeing to clarify F/A-18 Make in India offer

Boeing is set to meet the Indian defense ministry to offer details on its offer to set up an assembly line for the F/A-18 Super Hornet in India. Shelly Lavender, President and CEO of Boeing Military Aircraft, told Indian journalists at the Farnborough Air Show 2016 held earlier this month, that Boeing and the U.S.…

India And Pakistan In A Tug-Of-War Over Stealth Fighters

If India is on the verge of acquiring fifth-generation fighter aircraft, can Pakistan be far behind? With the decks cleared for the Indian Air Force (IAF) to co-produce 127 PAK-FA stealth fighters with Russia for 25 billion dollars, Islamabad has also declared its intention to catch up. In December 2015, Pakistan Air Force Chief Sohail…

Tejas to replace all mig fighter Aircraft in IAF Fleet,Says Chief Designer

Bhubaneswar: Padmashree Dr Kota Harinarayan, chief designer of Tejas, India’s indigenously developed light combat aircraft (LCA), today averred that the single-engine fighter aircraft recently inducted into the air force will soon replace all variants of the MIG in the near future. Talking exclusively to OTV, the Berhampur-born scientist, who was on an Odisha visit to…

Pentagon to offer F-35 to India in upcoming tech transfer talks

Accompanied by a high-level official delegation and representatives of several US defence companies, under secretary of defence for acquisition, technology and logistics Frank Kendall will arrive here next week. Topping his agenda would be the review of existing transfers and identifying new high-end technologies to strengthen New Delhi’s military capabilities. Kendall, a top Pentagon official,…

HAL to service helicopters engines with Safran

State run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) and French manufacturer Safran Helicopter Engines have agreed to set up a support centre in India for national and international rotorcraft customers. The centre will provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for Safran TM333 and HAL Shakti engines that power HAL-built helicopters, country's aircraft maker said in a…

India to buy 12 S-400 systems, 4 Tu-22M3 bombers, 2 Akula-2 SSN & 1000 T-90 MBTs

India's Ministry of Defence is soon expected place orders for the purchase of 12 S-400 'Triumph' Anti-Aircraft missile systems to secure Indian skies. This was stated as the official stand of the Make in India program spearheaded by India's PM Narendra Modi at the international industrial exhibition “Innoprom” in Yekaterinburg. According to information at the…

India Will No Longer Require Israel’s Heron or US Predator Drones

India's homemade medium altitude long endurance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Rustom II is due for its first test flight by the end of this month. If successful, Rustom II, manufactured by the state-run Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), can eliminate the need to import American Predator drones or Israel's Heron drones. India's Defense Minister…

In exclusive deal, India to get ‘Most Advanced’ F-16 fighter jets by 2019-20

US defence major Lockheed Martin has firmed up its plans to produce the latest version of its iconic F-16 fighter jets only in India under the ‘Make in India’ programme. The multi-billion dollar deal was “finalised” during the recent visit of Lockheed Martin’s Chairman, President and CEO Marillyn Hewson here last week, a top official,…

Saab in Hunt for India Partner to Help Modi Overhaul Forces

  Sweden’s Saab AB will join Lockheed Martin Corp. and Boeing Co. in the search for local partners to help build its fighter jets, as competition increases for a slice of India’s planned $150 billion military modernization. While certain parts of the Gripen E planes will be built in factories fully owned by Saab, other…

India pushes talks with Russia for 5th-generation fighters and ‘Super Sukhois’

NEW DELHI: India is finally taking forward the negotiations with Russia on stalled mega projects to jointly develop a futuristic fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) as well as upgrade its existing Sukhoi- 30MKI jets into 'Super Sukhois' with advanced avionics and weapons. Though India and France are now close to inking the estimated 7.8 billion euro…

Parrikar: HAL may acquire EDC’s GAAL

COLVA/PANAJI: Promising to generate employment for Goans, defence minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday hinted that negotiations with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to take over Goa Auto Accessories Limited (GAAL) were in the final stages of completion. Defence ministry sources said Parrikar had convinced French aerospace firm Safran to partner HAL and overhaul helicopter engines in…