Indian Defence Update Blog

LCH fires Mistral-2 missile, inches close to induction

Bengaluru: Wriggling out of the slugfest over the Rafale controversy, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) on Thursday said the Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) has completed all weapon trials making it ‘eligible’ for operational induction. The...

Is China ahead of India in the space race?

The probe named Chang’e 4, launched from southwest China in early December, landed on the Von Karman crater within the moon’s South Pole-Aitken basin, the largest impact crater in the solar system, at 10:26...

HAL fights for indigenous HTT-40 trainer, over Swiss Pilatus

In a coup for indigenisation, the Hindustan Turbo Trainer – 40 (HTT-40) basic trainer aircraft, designed and built by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), has outperformed all the Indian Air Force’s (IAF’s) demanding specifications. The...

Now, IAF wants new canopy for LCA

The Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas aircraft, in its final operational clearance (FOC) configuration will have a new, thicker canopy with the Indian Air Force (IAF) having demanded the same. The same canopy is...