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Why India needs to invest more in indigenously built Tejas fighter jet to power up Indian Navy

Why India needs to invest more in indigenously built Tejas fighter jet to power up Indian Navy May 11,2018

In its pursuit of global maritime dominance, China has decided to create a force of three aircraft-carriers — one for each of its fleets. Like India, China first acquired an old Soviet-era aircraft-carrier, but (unlike us) refurbished it at home and commissioned it as the ski-jump equipped Liaoning in 2012. A bigger, indigenously-designed and- built ship, designated “Type 001A”, followed in April 2017. An even larger successor, designated “Type 002”, shunning the ski-jump and

Let's put our money in the light combat aircraft

Let's put our money in the light combat aircraft May 11,2018

By Admiral Arun Prakash (Retd) In its pursuit of global maritime dominance, China has decided to create a force of three aircraft-carriers -- one for each of its fleets. Like India, China first acquired an old Soviet-era aircraft-carrier, but (unlike us) refurbished it at home and commissioned it as the ski-jump equipped Liaoning in 2012. A bigger, indigenously-designed and- built ship, designated "Type 001A", followed in April 2017. An even larger successor, designated "Type 002", shunning the

Israeli Super AESA Radars for India's LCA Fighter Jet with enhanced combat capability

Israeli Super AESA Radars for India's LCA Fighter Jet with enhanced combat capability May 11,2018

The home grown Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) is set to be equipped with Israeli super radars that will give it the combat edge to engage multiple air and ground targets simultaneously. Israeli firm ELTA is likely to shortly bag an order for a new set of AESA (Active Electronically Scanned Array) radars for an air force order of 83 LCA Mk 1A jets. The Israeli firm appears to have beat off competition from French firm Thales for the contract that has been in the works since 2016. Sources said

Why Walking out of Indo-Russian FGFA will do wonders for India’s AMCA fighter program

Why Walking out of Indo-Russian FGFA will do wonders for India’s AMCA fighter program May 05,2018

When India confirmed to Russia that it is no longer Interested in pursuing joint development of 5th generation fighter jet program based on its Su-57 fighter. Back Home Air Chief B.S.Dhanoa had some pretty serious explaining to do to the media on why Indian Air Force decided and even recommended Ministry of Defence (MOD) to pull out from such a prestigious program. In one to one Interaction with media, Dhanoa, when asked how IAF plans to counter Chinese developed 5th generation fighter which

IAF adds Dakota DC-3 aircraft to its historic collection

IAF adds Dakota DC-3 aircraft to its historic collection May 05,2018

To add to its collection of historic aircraft; Indian Air Force (IAF) on Friday welcomed a refurbished World War-II Dakota DC-3 VP 905 aircraft in at Hindon Air Force station. According to an official release by the Air Force, the aircraft commenced its journey from the United Kingdom on April 17 and covered a distance of 9,750 km to India and making several stops in France, Italy, Greece, Jordan, Bahrain and Oman. The aircraft landed at Jamnagar Air Force Station on April 25 and reached its

AIR DEFENCE UPGRADE

AIR DEFENCE UPGRADE May 02,2018

AIR DEFENCE UPGRADED Air defence upgrade S-400 Triumf deal is welcome but India’s military purchases are moving at a snail’s pace After several years of talks and negotiations, the Narendra Modi Government is in the final stages of negotiations for acquiring the S-400 Triumf surface-to-air air defence system from Russia. This highly advanced air defence system, one that is feared by opposing air forces from across the world, would be a major upgrade for air defence systems in Indian

Lockheed offers F-35 radar tech to India in fighter jet bid

Lockheed offers F-35 radar tech to India in fighter jet bid May 01,2018

n defense contractor Lockheed Martin is sweetening a potential deal with India, offering to fork over the latest fighter jet technologies in a bid for the world’s largest aircraft order. India is seeking proposals for a total 110 aircraft, totaling a reported minimum of US$15 billion. Advanced radar fitted on their fifth-generation F-35 combat jets will be offered on the F-16 jets, Lockheed vice-president Vivek Lall said in an interview reported by Bloomberg. “There are a lot of

Tough bargain may halt Rs 2,000 crore Indian Air Force deal of 20 Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer planes

Tough bargain may halt Rs 2,000 crore Indian Air Force deal of 20 Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer planes Apr 30,2018

A defence deal expected to cost over Rs 2,000 crore to buy 20 Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer planes is likely to be called off by the Air Force as the negotiations for it have been stuck for almost three years now over steep price hike by the vendors. The Air Force is also not interested in the upgrade of its fleet of over 120 Hawk planes that were inducted into service after a deal with Britain in 2004. The HAL is offering to upgrade the Hawk fleet of the Air Force to Hawk India jets by adding

Il-38 plane of Indian Air Force makes emergency landing at Moscow Region’s airport

Il-38 plane of Indian Air Force makes emergency landing at Moscow Region’s airport Apr 29,2018

The Ilyushin Il-38 plane of the Indian Air Force has safely landed at Moscow’s Zhukovsky airport, with its nose landing gear fold, a spokesman for the Ilyushin company said on Saturday. “The Il-38 has safely landed with its nose landing gear fold. No fire followed,” the spokesman said, adding that no one was hurt. The airport has temporarily stopped receiving civil flights following an emergency landing of the Ilyushin Il-38 plane, a source in emergencies services told

Tejas carries out successful test firing of BVR missile

Tejas carries out successful test firing of BVR missile Apr 28,2018

In a major milestone, indigenously developed Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas has successfully fired an air-to-air beyond visual (BVR) range missile, demonstrating its overall capability as an effective combat jet, and inched closer to receive final operational clearance. Defence Ministry officials said the test firing of the missile from a Tejas jet was carried out yesterday off the Goa coast and it met all operational requirements. Earlier, Tejas was given clearance for deployment of

RIP: Russia and India Had Big Plans to Build a Deadly Stealth Fighter. What Happened?

RIP: Russia and India Had Big Plans to Build a Deadly Stealth Fighter. What Happened? Apr 28,2018

In April 2018, India’s Defense Secretary Sanjay Mitra met with a Russian delegation to announce that India was withdrawing from its joint development of the FGFA stealth fighter. This rupture was years in the making, and does not constitute a surprise—but finally clears the air for the Indian military to explore a different path to acquiring stealth aircraft. Back in 2007, India’s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) entered into a partnership agreement with Russian aviation

Will India Soon Build F-16s (Armed with F-35 Technology?)

Will India Soon Build F-16s (Armed with F-35 Technology?) Apr 28,2018

American defense contractor Lockheed Martin is sweetening a potential deal with India, offering to fork over the latest fighter jet technologies in a bid for the world’s largest aircraft order. India is seeking proposals for a total 110 aircraft, totaling a reported minimum of US$15 billion. Advanced radar fitted on their fifth-generation F-35 combat jets will be offered on the F-16 jets, Lockheed vice-president Vivek Lall said in an interview reported by Bloomberg. “There

No import of defence platforms at the cost of indigenisation: Air Force chief

No import of defence platforms at the cost of indigenisation: Air Force chief Apr 28,2018

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has sought to dispel any notion about its so-called fondness for imported platforms, including fighter jets, at the cost of indigenisation. IAF chief BS Dhanoa said that while many people “pontificate about indigenisation”, the air force has paid with the lives of its pilots and engineers to take homegrown projects further. He was delivering a talk on ‘The Role of IAF in the Changing Security Environment’ at Delhi-based think tank Vivekananda

We Are ‘Not Interested’ in US F-35 Fighters – Indian Air Force Chief

We Are ‘Not Interested’ in US F-35 Fighters – Indian Air Force Chief Apr 27,2018

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has once again denied reports that it is interested in procuring Lockheed Martin’s F-35 fighter jets. IAF chief B. S. Dhanoa has categorically rubbished such reports in a section of the Indian media. “There is not talk on F-35. The Indian Air Force has not evinced interest and not talked to anyone. It is incorrect to report that we are interested in F-35,” Air Chief Marshal B. S. Dhanoa said at a program organized by a think tank in New Delhi on Thursday

Paks JF-17 aircraft of present, but Tejas aircraft of future : IAF chief

Paks JF-17 aircraft of present, but Tejas aircraft of future : IAF chief Apr 27,2018

Air Force Chief B S Dhanoa today said if Pakistans fighter jet JF-17 is an aircraft of the present, then indigenously developed Tejas is the future. JF-17 is a lightweight, single-engine, multi-role combat aircraft developed jointly by Pakistan and China. “There is a very good article in one of the aviation journals. He (the author) says JF-17 is not as technologically advanced as Tejas. So, he said JF-17 aircraft is of today because they have fielded much more squadrons than us, and Tejas

We are ready to manufacture the MiG-35 in India’

We are ready to manufacture the MiG-35 in India’ Apr 27,2018

Ilya Tarasenko, Director General, JSC Russian Aircraft Corporation ‘MiG’ is looking to offer its latest MiG-35 warplanes under the Indian Air Force’s global tender to acquire 110 fighters for around $20 billion. In an interview to BusinessLine, Tarasenko said the company is ready to build the fighter planes here under the transfer of technology at a competitive price. Excerpts: Are you going to respond to the global tender floated by the Indian Air Force to acquire 110 fighter jets? Of

Vintage military aircraft Dakota reaches Jamnagar IAF station

Vintage military aircraft Dakota reaches Jamnagar IAF station Apr 26,2018

A fully refurbished Dakota DC3l, a World War II-era vintage military transport aircraft, landed at the Air Force station in Jamnagar in Gujarat today. The aircraft will fly to the Air Force Station at Hindan in Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh tomorrow for induction into the Vintage Aircraft Fleet of the IAF formed in 2012, a Defence release said here. Dakotas had played a crucial role in the 1947-48 Indo-Pak war, especially in ferrying the Indian troops to Srinagar. The aircraft commenced its

IAF hits the runway again for a new fighter

IAF hits the runway again for a new fighter Apr 24,2018

The Ministry of Defence (MoD), under pressure to formally push out a Request for Information (RFI) before the DefExpo 2018 kicked off, released a rather long-winded document just five days before the expo started. The RFI had much the same effect as a wild mating call; an ensemble of hopeful suitors set off apposite and loud responses. As is the wont of mating rituals, the noises were made for the intended partner as also for other contending suitors! An RFI issued in 2004 was a single-page