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Rising Cost and delays in FOC’s, How HAL lost LCA-Tejas Program to IAF !

Rising Cost and delays in FOC’s, How HAL lost LCA-Tejas Program to IAF ! Aug 07,2018

The Indian Air Force (IAF), which has long opposed the large-scale induction of the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), could soon be given charge of manufacturing the Tejas in the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) complex in Bengaluru. And Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who has not so far toured the facilities of HAL, which remains India’s only aircraft manufacturer, is poised to accept the IAF’s bid for control. The defence ministry, the IAF and HAL have all declined to comment on

Rafale deal: Internal notes flag loss of L1status if plane was made locally

Rafale deal: Internal notes flag loss of L1status if plane was made locally Aug 07,2018

One reason for the NDAgovernment’s June 2015 decision to scrap a request for proposal (RFP) for a 126 fighter aircraft deal arrived at under the previous administration was because DassaultAviation, the L1or lowest bidder, would have lost that position after taking into account its commercial offer to state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), where some of the aircraft were to be locally manufactured. Moreover, the Eurofighter, produced by EADS, would have come into contention. In the event

How will Rafale 2.0 play out? The story runs between ‘arms dynamic’, state, contractors and taxpayers

How will Rafale 2.0 play out? The story runs between ‘arms dynamic’, state, contractors and taxpayers Aug 07,2018

Front-line fourth-generation modern fighter Rafale, manufactured by the French major Dassault Aviation, was chosen as the winner in the global tender for 126 MMRCA (medium multi-role combat aircraft) for the Indian Air Force (IAF) before the Narendra Modi government took over in 2014. The deal was shelved and subsequently replaced by announcement of a new contract for direct purchase of 36 Rafale at a cost of about Rs 60,000 crore—the process for which has already been under way since 2015

LCA-Tejas Program under IAF Soon, MK-2 flight by 2023 to surpass Mirage-2000 performance

LCA-Tejas Program under IAF Soon, MK-2 flight by 2023 to surpass Mirage-2000 performance Aug 06,2018

The government is poised to hand over control of the Bengaluru division of State-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to the Indian Air Force (IAF). This is to prevent more time and cost overruns on the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) project. This comes at a particularly crucial time as the next phase of the LCA project, development of the MK2 variant, as well as the country’s next fighter aircraft programme, the Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA), begin to take

HAL successfully completes demonstration flight of 10 kg Rotary wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

HAL successfully completes demonstration flight of 10 kg Rotary wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Aug 03,2018

Defence Aviation PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) successfully demonstrated flight of a 10 Kg Rotary Wing (Helicopter) Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (RUAV) here.HAL in a statement here on Friday said the RUAV is powered by a 2-stroke petrol engine, with twin blade main rotor and tail rotor, It had a payload capability of 2.5 Kg including live stream video camera and range of the vehicle is 8-10 Km with an endurance of one hour. The flight carried out recently lasted for about ten minutes

Lockheed Martin engages Indian MoD over C-130J offsets

Lockheed Martin engages Indian MoD over C-130J offsets Aug 03,2018

Lockheed Martin told Jane’s on 1 August that it is co-operating with the Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) to discharge defence offset obligations linked to its sales of C-130J-30 Hercules transport aircraft to the Indian Air Force (IAF). The comments follow media reports in India that the MoD has cashed in part of a bank guarantee from Lockheed Martin in relation to a fine linked to an alleged breach of offset obligations tied to the C-130J programme. As per Indian defence offset rules if

LCA-Tejas FOC most likely only mid of 2019

LCA-Tejas FOC most likely only mid of 2019 Aug 01,2018

The target for the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas to achieve Final Operational Clearance (FOC) is December 2018, the Government informed Parliament on Monday. However, official sources said this is likely to slip further to the middle of next year as there are several capabilities yet to be validated. “Production for 20 LCA will be taken up after FOC by Aeronautical Development Agency, for which current target is December 2018,” Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre

NDA bought customised war machines for IAF: Pon Radhakrishnan

NDA bought customised war machines for IAF: Pon Radhakrishnan Aug 01,2018

With the Centre coming under fire from the Congress on the Rafale deal, Union Minister of State for Finance and Shipping Pon Radhakrishnan, justified the agreement for 36 Rafale fighter jets valued at Euro 7.87 billion or about Rs 59,000 crore, and asserted that the NDA did not buy “flying tins” but bought “customised war machines for stronger IAF.” Lashing out at the Congress president Rahul Gandhi for targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government on the defence deal between

Government Confirms FOC of LCA-Tejas Changed again

Government Confirms FOC of LCA-Tejas Changed again Jul 31,2018

Two contracts were signed between IAF & Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for procurement of (i) 20 Initial Operational Clearance (IOC) standard aircraft on 31st March 2006 to be completed by December 2011 and (ii) 20 Final Operational Clearance (FOC) standard aircraft on 23rd December 2010 to be completed by 2016. Out of total 20 IOC aircraft (16 fighters and 4 trainers), 9 fighters have been delivered by HAL to IAF till date. The production of remaining 11 IOC aircraft (7 fighter + 4

IAF considering more Israeli Weapons for LCA-Tejas : Israeli Media

IAF considering more Israeli Weapons for LCA-Tejas : Israeli Media Jul 18,2018

The Indian Air Force is planning a series of tests to prove the integration potential of some advanced Israeli-developed systems on its Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), Tejas. The list includes air-air missiles and precise air-ground weapon systems.Recently, a Rafael I-Derby air-air missile was launched from the LCA over a test range in the Goa region. Following the successful test launch and integration, the Indian DRDO has decided to equip one squadron of the LCA with the Israeli missile. The

Tejas’ price can’t come down

Tejas’ price can’t come down Jul 18,2018

Even as the Indian Air Force has got the Defence Ministry’s nod to get the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas’s price reviewed by a committee following reports that the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited(HAL) has quoted an exorbitant price for the MK-1A version of the aircraft, the Bengaluru- headquartered defence Public Sector Undertaking has defended its price tag. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman last week said that a committee had been formed to look into the cost of products

IAF maintenance commmand chief pitches for more indigenisation

IAF maintenance commmand chief pitches for more indigenisation Jul 14,2018

A top IAF official today stressed the need for indigenising more aircraft components by the personnel of maintenance depots for greater self-reliance of the country in defence products. Air Marshal Hemanth Sharma, Air Officer Commanding In Chief of the IAF Maintenance Command, stated this during his maiden visit to the 5 Base Repair Depot (BRD) at nearby Sulur Airforce station. Taking note of the progress made by the depot in indigenising aircraft parts, he urged the personnel to be

LCA Tejas introduced because of my efforts: Manohar Parrikar

LCA Tejas introduced because of my efforts: Manohar Parrikar Jul 14,2018

The Tejas light combat aircraft (LCA) of the Indian Air Force has been introduced because of his efforts when he was Defence Minister, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Saturday, stating that the project was “not going anywhere” before he assumed charge of the ministry in 2014. “Lot of things have been done during my tenure as a Defence Minister… Make in India, for example, was one of the best. Tejas fighter aircraft has been introduced because of my efforts. It was not going

India tells Russia to go ahead with fifth-generation fighter aircraft project; says it may join at a later stage

India tells Russia to go ahead with fifth-generation fighter aircraft project; says it may join at a later stage Jul 14,2018

ndia has conveyed to Russia that it will not be part of the project now to develop a fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) and may join the programme at a later stage, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said today. “It was conveyed to Russia that they can go ahead with the project and we may join it at a later stage,” the defence minister told reporters. India’s decision came after years of negotiations between the two countries could not yield a concrete result on

Panel to review cost of Tejas

Panel to review cost of Tejas Jul 14,2018

The Defence Ministry has formed a costing committee to review the prices of Tejas Light Combat Aircraft produced by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited after the aircraft manufacturer quoted an exorbitant price tag to deliver the indigenous fighters to the IAF. “I have asked the panel (headed by the director of the cost in the ministry) to look into the costing of products manufactured by the Defence Public Sector Undertakings. The Indian Air Force offered to get the LCA Tejas price examined

Rafale deal offsets : JVs to help create 3,500 hi-tech top jobs in India

Rafale deal offsets : JVs to help create 3,500 hi-tech top jobs in India Jul 13,2018

France’s Thales is confident of creating more than 3,500 high-end jobs in India over the next three years, as it executes $1 billion (Rs 6,850 crore) worth of offsets over the Rafale fighter jet deal in partnership with local companies Bharat Electronics and Reliance Defence. The company, which had revenue in excess of $17 billion in 2016, is looking at India as a major hub for international orders, and has pledged to transfer key technology for radars, optronics and integration of systems

Russia Will Not Mass-Produce 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Jet

Russia Will Not Mass-Produce 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Jet Jul 13,2018

Russia has no plans for mass-producing the PAK/FA Sukhoi Su-57 fighter jet, the country’s first indigenously designed and built fifth-generation stealth fighter aircraft, Russian Deputy Defense Minister, Yuri Borisov, said during an appearance on Russian television on July 2. In the interview, the deputy defense minister spoke about the aircraft’s recent deployment to Syria, but also noted that serial production of the Su-57 does not make sense at this stage and would only occur once the

HAL readies Tejas SP-10 for first flight

HAL readies Tejas SP-10 for first flight Jul 12,2018

The 10th series production fighter (SP-10) from Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas production line is ready. It has completed the full performance engine ground run. Weather-permitting, the low and high speed taxi trials are lined up next leading to its first flight soon. The SP-10 will be likely to be piloted by Air Cmde K A Muthanna (Retd) or Gp Capt K K Venugopal (Retd), both Test Pilots with the National Flight Testing Centre here.Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), under immense pressure from

Russia May Sell 48 Mi-17 Helicopters to India

Russia May Sell 48 Mi-17 Helicopters to India Jul 12,2018

Russian Helicopters is prepared to sign a contract to export 48 Mi-17-V5 helicopters to India. A source within the company confirmed to Sputnik that the deal, which the company is preparing in cooperation with Russia’s Rosoboronexport agency, is currently underway: “We are looking forward for the buyer’s final decision to sign the contract. After that we can start executing it,” the source added. The Mil-17-V5 military and transport model, which is equipped with the new Klimov VK-2500

IAF may take over Tejas project from HAL due to delays

IAF may take over Tejas project from HAL due to delays Jul 11,2018

The Indian Air Force (IAF) may get the control of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas programme from Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) and Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA). The decision, likely to be made official by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) soon, is aimed at ending the blame game over the project delay, often being played out by the stake-holders of the flagship ‘Make in India’ project. Military sources confirmed to Onmanorama that the idea of an IAF official being given