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India to buy 20 more Hawk jets for aerobatics team


September 14th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) India has initiated the process of buying 20 additional Hawk advanced jet trainers (AJTs) from British aerospace major BAE Systems for over Rs.2,000 crore ($340 ... Read more...

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Pilot killed in US air show crash


September 2nd, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) A plane performing at an air show in the US crashed and exploded, killing the pilot in front of thousands of spectators, CNN reported Sunday.The crash ... Read more...

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Pilot killed in South African jet crash


July 1st, 2012 - 4:38 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 1 (IANS) A pilot was killed after a jet plane crashed at an air show in South Africa, Xinhua reported.The pilot lost control over the jet -- a ... Read more...

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BAE bags $91 mn order to supply Hawk spares


December 12th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) British aircraft major BAE Systems has won a $91 million deal to supply spares and ground support equipment to the Indian Air Force (IAF) and ... Read more...

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HAL’s Baldev Singh was ace fighter pilot


October 12th, 2011 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 11 (IANS) A pall of gloom descended on the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) Tuesday as the news spread of the death of its corporate planning and marketing ... Read more...

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MiG crashes due to pilots’ inexperience: IAF chief


October 8th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Hindon (Ghaziabad), Oct 8 (IANS) A day after a MiG-21 combat plane crashed near Uttarlai in Rajasthan, Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal Norman Anil Kumar Browne Saturday ... Read more...

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India withdraws tender for newer Jaguar combat jet engine


May 19th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The defence ministry has withdrawn its tender for re-engining the Indian Air Force's Jaguar combat jets after one of the two contenders opted out, a ... Read more...

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The fighter deal and US pique (Comment)


May 2nd, 2011 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
A. Vinod Kumar It took ages for India to decide on its Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT). Though the British Aerospace (BAe) Hawk was a consistent frontrunner, the final run-up was enriched ... Read more...

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Trainer aircraft crashes, two pilots eject safely (Lead)


April 29th, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Chennai/Bangalore, April 28 (IANS) Two test pilots of a trainer aircraft belonging to Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) ejected to safety minutes before the plane crashed near a forest in Krishnagiri ... Read more...

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BAE Systems upgrades Hawk trainer to near-front line status


April 19th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) BAE Systems has upgraded to near-front line status its Hawk jet trainer, an aircraft the Indian Air Force (IAF) is in the process of inducting."Fast ... Read more...

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Fighter procurement for dummies: Ashley Tellis does it again! (Part-3)


February 13th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
By Admiral Arun Prakash New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): Amongst the strategic analysts on the Indo-US horizon, few are as incisive and diligent as Ashley J Tellis. In this context Tellis has ... Read more...

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Technical snag cuts short indigenous chopper’s flight


February 10th, 2011 - 7:28 pm ICT by IANS
By N.C. Bipindra Bangalore, Feb 10 (IANS) A technical snag Thursday forced India's indigenous light combat helicopter (LCH) to cut short its flying display at the AeroIndia air show soon after it took ... 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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Dazzling fly-past, daring aerobatics mark Aero India launch (Lead)


February 9th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 9 (IANS) A spectacular flying display and breathtaking aerobatics in formations by Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots marked the launch of Asia's biggest air show Aero India-2011 here on ... Read more...

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General Dynamics to deliver Hawk trainer support to HAL


February 8th, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 8 (IANS) The British arm of General Dynamics Tuesday signed its first contract in India for delivering maintenance solutions and new approaches to sharing its intellectual property with Hindustan Aeronautics ... Read more...

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BAE gets 500 mn pound order for Hawk jets for Indian forces


July 28th, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 28 (IANS) In a move underlining the importance of BAE Systems' presence in India, the company has secured a new order, worth over 500 million pounds, with Hindustan Aeronautics ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan showcase aviation wares at Farnborough airshow


July 19th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri Farnborough (Britain), July 19 (IANS) Led by their respective state-run agencies, India and Pakistan are exhibiting their aviation wares at the Farnborough International Airshow that got underway Monday at ... Read more...

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HAL forms JV with Rolls-Royce for aero engine part


March 30th, 2010 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 30 (IANS) State-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) Tuesday announced a joint venture (JV) with Rolls-Royce of Britain to manufacture compressor shroud rings for aero engines. The 50:50 JV will build a ... Read more...

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Britan proposes help in upgrading Jaguar jets


November 27th, 2009 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Britain Friday proposed to help India in the upgradation of Indian Air Force's (IAF) twin-engine Jaguar fighter jets, a defence official said. A three-member delegation led by British ... Read more...

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11th Dubai Air Show begins amid much fanfare


November 15th, 2009 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Nov 15 (IANS) The 11th Dubai Air Show started Sunday in the presence of delegates from around the world amid mutual regional and international interests providing impetus to the show, a ... Read more...

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MiG crash ‘flamed out’ another IAF pilot


September 10th, 2009 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Known as "flyboy" to his friends, 26-year-old Flt Lt Manu Akhouri of the Indian Air Force (IAF), killed in a MiG-21 crash Thursday, was a second generation ... Read more...

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Air Force T-38 Talon crashes in California killing one


May 22nd, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by John Le Fevre
An Air Force T-38 Talon jet on a training mission from Edwards Air Force Base in California has crashed in the Mojave Desert, killing one crew member and injuring the other. The ... Read more...

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India’s aero show takes off with a roar


February 11th, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 11 (IANS) Aero India 2009 took off to a roaring start Wednesday with India flaunting its air power in a stunning aerobatics display by fighter jets, helicopters and jet trainers. ... Read more...

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IAF to showcase vintage aircraft at Aero India


February 9th, 2009 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 9 (IANS) Amidst the thunderous din of the modern-day supersonic fighter jets at Aero India 2009 beginning here Wednesday, aviation enthusiasts will also be able to savour a slice from ... Read more...

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IAF jet trainer crashes in Karnataka, pilot killed (Lead)


January 21st, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) A Surya Kiran jet trainer of Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed during a routine flight in Bidar town in Karnataka Wednesday morning, killing the pilot, Wing Commander ... Read more...

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Air force, navy to showcase new acquisitions at Jan 26 parade


January 16th, 2009 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The air force and the navy will showcase some recent acquisitions at the Republic Day parade, including the Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) and Advanced Jet ... Read more...

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IAF jet crashes, pilot safe


September 1st, 2008 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad/New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) A MiG-29 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force (IAF) Monday crashed into the Arabian Sea off Gujarat during a training sortie, but the pilot ejected and ... Read more...

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IAFs MiG-29 aircraft crashes near Jamnagar, pilot safe


September 1st, 2008 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Jamnagar, Sept 1 (ANI): A MiG-29 aircraft of Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed near Jamnagar today during a training sortie. The pilot, Flight Lieutenant Dheer ejected out safely. The aircraft had got airborne ... Read more...

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HAL bets on more overseas orders for Dhruv choppers


August 14th, 2008 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 14 (IANS) State-run Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) is hard-selling its flagship advanced light helicopter (ALH) Dhruv in the international market for orders to supply 16-18 of them in South America, Middle ... Read more...

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Antony says that Armed Forces are being modernised


August 14th, 2008 - 8:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, August 14 (ANI): On the eve of Indias 62 nd Independence Day, Defence Minister A.K. Antony today said that various steps have been taken to modernize the Armed Forces. ... Read more...

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HAL delivers first Indian-built Hawk to IAF


August 14th, 2008 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 14 (IANS) State-run defence behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) Thursday delivered the first indigenously built Hawk Mk-132 advanced jet trainer (AJT) to the Indian Air Force (IAF). Designed by the ... Read more...

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Samtel to make avionics systems for Sukhoi, Tejas


July 9th, 2008 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 9 (IANS) Joint venture Samtel HAL Display Systems has secured a Rs.2.2-billion ($50 million) order to develop display systems for fighter aircraft such as Sukhoi (Su-30 MKI) and Tejas Light ... Read more...

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MiG 21 crashes in Bengal, pilot safe (Lead)


May 23rd, 2008 - 8:40 pm ICT by admin
Kolkata/New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) In a fifth crash of an Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft this year, a MiG-21 fighter caught fire while landing at West Bengal's Bagdogra airport Friday, but ... Read more...

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Jet trainer crashes, pilots safe


April 30th, 2008 - 6:27 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) A recently inducted advanced jet trainer Hawk crashed near the Bidar air base in Karanataka, an Indian Air Force spokesperson said here Wednesday, adding that both pilots ... Read more...

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HAL to make 187 light choppers, army says ‘nothing doing’


April 10th, 2008 - 9:28 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) will manufacture 187 of the 384 light helicopters the Indian military requires. But the Indian Army has "put its foot down" against the ... Read more...

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