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Indigenous airborne radar for IAF trials soon


September 20th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 20 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) will soon fly the first indigenous airborne radar system mounted on the Brazilian Embraer jet for flight trials and induction by ... Read more...

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Embraer-based airborne warning system reaches India


August 23rd, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) India's first indigenous Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C;) system based on a fully-modified Embraer aircraft has reached Bangalore from Brazil, ahead of integration of ... Read more...

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Sukhoi T-50 stealth fighter undergoes trial


August 21st, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian fighter maker Sukhoi's T-50 fifth-generation stealth fighter has completed initial approach trials to a flight refuelling aircraft, the company said Tuesday.The aircraft, T-50-2, made ... Read more...

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India signs $640-mn deal for 75 Pilatus trainers


May 24th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) India Thursday signed a $640 million (Rs.2,900 crore) deal with Swiss firm Pilatus to buy 75 basic trainers for the Indian Air Force (IAF), an ... Read more...

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India clears $600-mn deal for air force trainers


May 10th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The cabinet Thursday gave the Indian Air Force to buy 75 basic trainer planes from a Swiss firm under a long due deal worth $640 ... Read more...

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India successfully tests second indigenous airborne radar flight (Lead)


April 5th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) India's second indigenous airborne warning radar, formidable eyes in the sky, built aboard a Brazilian Embraer plane has been successfully flight tested, an official said ... Read more...

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Second indigenous airborne radar flight tested


April 5th, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) India's second indigenous airborne warning radar built on board a Brazilian Embraer plane has been successfully flight tested, an official said Thursday.The test of the ... Read more...

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HAL sales growth dips in fiscal 2011-12


April 1st, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 1 (IANS) The annual sales growth of state-run defence behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) at 6.7 percent in fiscal 2011-12 was less than half of 14.5 percent it ... Read more...

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India readies to select mid-air refueler


March 21st, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) India is readying to select the winner of the $2-billion tender for six mid-air refuelers for its air force, with both the contending planes from ... Read more...

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Pilotless target aircraft Lakshya-II successfully tested


January 27th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) India's indigenous Lakshya-II pilotless target aircraft has been tested successfully off a test range in Balasore, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has said.Flying ... Read more...

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‘Indigenous jet trainer to get initial clearance by July’


February 10th, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 10 (IANS) India's indigenous intermediate jet trainer (IJT) is all set to obtain its initial clearance for air force pilots to start operational flying on the aircraft by July this ... Read more...

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Nishant UAV successfully tested by army ahead of induction


February 3rd, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) India's indigenous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) Nishant has successfully completed its series of confirmatory trials carried out by the army at the Chandan ranges in Pokhran, Rajasthan, ... Read more...

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DRDO’s UAV ‘Nishant’ completes confirmatory flight trials


February 3rd, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 3 (ANI): Nishant, the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) has successfully completed the series of confirmatory trials conducted by the Indian Army at Chandan Range Pokharan recently.The Army conducted ... Read more...

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US will have to offer India generous terms to seal combat aircraft deal: Expert (Part-II)


January 28th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Because of the dramatic transformations in combat aviation technology currently underway, the Indian Government should select the least expensive, mature, combat-proven fourth generation fighter for the IAF as a bridge toward ... Read more...

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Look-to-shoot helmet to redefine aerial dogfights


January 4th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 4 (IANS) A fighter pilot can shoot down enemy planes by just glancing at them, thanks to a futuristic new helmet.The Striker integrated display helmet marks one of the biggest ... Read more...

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India mulls developing 90-seater civilian aircraft


December 30th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 30 (IANS) A grant of Rs.49.56 crore has been made for conducting a feasibility study for an indigenous 90-seater civilian plane to fly on regional and feeder routes, an ... Read more...

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Feasibility study for 90-seat Indian civilian aircraft


December 29th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) A high-powered committee under space scientist G. Madhavan Nair is conducting a feasibility study for an indigenous 90-seat civilian plane to fly on regional and feeder routes, ... Read more...

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DRDO conducts successful maiden flight test of Kaveri Engine


November 4th, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 4 (ANI): The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested the indigenously designed and developed 'Kaveri Engine' during the Flying Test Bed (FTB) Trials at Gromov Flight ... Read more...

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Indian Sukhoi jets to have indigenous flight display system


October 20th, 2010 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 20 (IANS) Russian-designed Sukhoi fighters (Su-30MKI) with the Indian Air Force (IAF) will soon have in their cockpit an indigenous multi-functional display system manufactured by Samtel in a joint ... Read more...

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‘IAF combat jet selection will be political decision’


August 12th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) might have laid down 643 parameters while evaluating the six fighters in contention for its $10 billion order for 126 medium ... Read more...

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UK unveils next-gen unmanned combat jet prototype


July 13th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 13 (ANI): The British Ministry of Defence (MoD) has unveiled a prototype of its first unmanned combat aircraft, also called 'Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle' (UCAV).According to the BBC, the ... Read more...

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India readies to evaluate C-17 airlifter


June 24th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Gulshan R. Luthra New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) The Boeing C-17 Globemaster-III strategic airlifter is in India to begin flight trials this week towards clearing the last formality from the Indian Air ... Read more...

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Eurofighter to offer renewed bid for IAF order soon (Lead)


June 9th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
By D. Balaji Berlin, June 9 (IANS) European aerospace consortium Eurofighter GmbH will re-submit its bid proposal this month for hard-selling 126 of its advanced fourth generation fighters Typhoon to the Indian ... Read more...

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Eurofighter to quote price for IAF order this month


June 9th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
By D. Balaji Berlin, June 9 (IANS) European aerospace consortium Eurofighter GmbH will submit its bid price this month for hard-selling 126 of its advanced fourth generation fighters to the Indian Air ... Read more...

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India begins feasibility study on 90-seater civilian aircraft


May 27th, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, May 27 (IANS) India began a feasibility study to design and develop an indigenous 90-seater civilian plane to fly on feeder and trunk routes, a top official of the national ... Read more...

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Acquisition of 126 fighter jets on track, deadline can be extended: IAF Chief


May 4th, 2010 - 12:10 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghNew Delhi, May 4 (ANI): Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal P V Naik, has said the acquisition of the 126 Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft ... Read more...

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LCA Tejas completes successful maiden flight


April 24th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Apr 24 (ANI): The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on Saturday conducted a successful maiden flight test of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), "Tejas" Limited Series Production (LSP)-3 aircraft.Wing ... Read more...

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India test flies light combat chopper successfully


March 30th, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 30 (IANS) India has successfully flight tested a prototype of the Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), designed and developed by the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), a top official said Tuesday. "The ... Read more...

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Upgraded Eurofighter offered to Indian Air Force


January 4th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) European aerospace conglomerate EADS, the manufacturer of the Eurofighter Typhoon, has aggressively pushed for an Indian Air Force (IAF) order for 126 combat jets by offering ... Read more...

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Indian-made fighter plane Tejas clocks fastest speed


December 8th, 2009 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 8 (IANS) Light combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas notched a speed of over 1,350 km per hour -- the fastest by an indigenously-made fighter aircraft -- during its sea level flight ... Read more...

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Hindustan Aeronautics to fly light combat chopper soon


November 21st, 2009 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Nov 20 (IANS) A prototype of the light combat helicopter (LCH), designed and developed by the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), is set for its maiden flight soon, a top ... Read more...

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Flight trials of F/A-18 Super Hornet begin


August 17th, 2009 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Bangalore, Aug 17 (IANS) The much-awaited flight evaluation trials of the medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA) that are vying for an Indian Air Force (IAF) order for 126 jets ... Read more...

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Trials to select new Indian Air Force combat jet begin in July


June 21st, 2009 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Gulshan Luthra Paris, June 21 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) is set to begin from July the flight trials of the six US and European aircraft, including the French Dassault ... Read more...

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IAF chooses Boeing’s latest C-17 for heavy-lift transport aircraft


June 14th, 2009 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Gulshan Luthra New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) has shortlisted the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III as its new Very Heavy Lift Transport Aircraft (VHTAC).Chief of Air Staff ... Read more...

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Flight trials in May of combat jets in running for IAF order


April 15th, 2009 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Flight trials are likely to begin in May of planes in the running for a $10 billion Indian Air Force (IAF) order for 126 medium multi-role ... Read more...

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