light combat aircraft

IAF to open bids for heavy choppers, tankers (Lead)


September 20th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 20 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) would soon open bids for heavy-lift helicopters and flight fueling tankers and finalise bids for 22 Apache attack choppers, IAF chief ... Read more...

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India test flies naval variant of LCA (Lead)


April 28th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 27 (IANS) India Friday joined an elite club of countries by test flying the naval variant of its Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) in this tech hub under a ... Read more...

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India test-flies naval version of LCA


April 27th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 27 (IANS) India Friday conducted the maiden flight of the naval version of its Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) over this tech hub under a partially cloudy sky."With 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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Defence panel approves LCA for Indian Navy


February 27th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) In a boost to India's indigenous maritime combat plane development programme, a top defence panel has approved the limited series production of the Tejas light ... Read more...

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The twists and turns of India’s biggest defence deal


January 31st, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) This is how India's biggest defence deal -- a $10.4-billion tender for 126 combat aircraft -- panned out:* 2000: Indian Air Force (IAF) conveys to ... Read more...

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Beg, borrow or steal: IAF chief’s advice to defence scientists


October 19th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) "Beg, borrow or steal", was the advice the Indian Air Force (IAF) chief, Air Chief Norman Anil Kumar Browne, had for defence scientists Wednesday for ... 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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Naval LCA engine test successful


September 27th, 2011 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) India's bid to build its own carrier-borne fighter plane got a boost with the naval version of the Light Combat Aircraft successfully completing its first ... Read more...

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Training of fresh pilots puts Sagar Pawan shows on hold


September 3rd, 2011 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 3 (IANS) The engaging aerobatic demonstrations of the Indian Navy's elite Sagar Pawan team, based in Goa, have been put on hold because of heavy training pressures on ... Read more...

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Kaveri engine completes tests in Russia


May 2nd, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) The India-made aircraft engine Kaveri has successfully completed its first phase of testing at a Russian centre, in a step towards its operationalisation on the ... Read more...

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Timeline for India’s combat jet deal


April 28th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Following is the timeline of India's $10.4-billion tender for 126 advanced combat aircraft, a proposal originally mooted in 2000:* 2000: Indian Air Force (IAF) conveys ... Read more...

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Govt to phase-out MiG fighter aircraft by 2017: Antony


February 23rd, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): Defence Minister A. K. Antony on Wednesday said that the Government is planning to phase-out the MiG fighter aircrafts from Indian Air Force (IAF) by 2017.Addressing Rajya ... Read more...

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Government will insist on probity in armed forces: Patil


February 21st, 2011 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) Against the backdrop of the armed forces being hit by series of land scams in recent years, President Pratibha Patil Monday said the government would insist ... Read more...

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Aerobatic stunts, flying thrills mark AeroIndia finale


February 13th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 13 (IANS) Dazzling displays by fighter planes and daredevil acts by aerobatic teams marked the grand finale of South Asia's biggest air show Sunday in this aerospace hub.As the ... Read more...

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Thousands flock in as air show opens to public


February 12th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 12 (IANS) AeroIndia Saturday became a grand public event with thousands of people, young and old, flocking to the venue to witness scintillating flight displays and breathtaking aerobatics by ... Read more...

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Ratan Tata to fly F/A-18 Super Hornet at Aero India


February 10th, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghBangalore, Feb 10 (ANI): Tata Group chairman, Ratan Tata, who is a keen aviation enthusiast, is not a man to miss Aero India and will fly in Boeing's ... Read more...

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‘Decision on $10.4 bn combat jet order likely by September’


February 10th, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
By Gulshan Luthra Bangalore, Feb 9 (IANS) India would take a decision on a $10.4 billion order for 126 combat jets by mid-2011 or latest by September, a top commander said Wednesday.Releasing ... Read more...

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Advanced version of indigenous combat jet by 2015


February 9th, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
By N.C. Bipindra Bangalore, Feb 9 (IANS) With the successful development of of the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, India is gearing up to ready its Mark-II version for induction into the ... Read more...

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India cannot depend on foreign suppliers for state of art weapons system: Antony


February 9th, 2011 - 10:10 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghBangalore, Feb 9 (ANI): Stressing the need for more indigenisation in military technology, Defence Minister AK Antony on Wednesday said that for the supply of state of art weapons ... Read more...

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India’s Tejas, light combat helicopter dazzle participants at Aero India


February 9th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghBangalore, Feb 9 (ANI): India's own first supersonic multi-role combat aircraft Tejas and light combat helicopter (LCH) dazzled participants at the Aero India 2011 on Wednesday with their breathtaking ... Read more...

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Antony opens Asia’s biggest air show in Bangalore


February 9th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
By Praful Kumar SinghBangalore, Feb 9 (ANI): Asia's biggest air show, Aero India 2011, was inaugurated today by Defence Minister AK Antony at Air Force Station, Yelahanka.Asia's premier air show will ... Read more...

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Aerobatic display by fighter jets, copters to be major attraction of Aero India 2011


February 8th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Feb 8 (ANI): Aero India 2011, Asia's biggest air show, which gets underway at the Yelahanka Air Force base near Bangalore from February 9, will be the largest ever with ... Read more...

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IAF wants more improvements in Tejas: Antony


February 7th, 2011 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 7 (IANS) India's indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, which obtained its initial clearance to be eligible for flying by the Indian Air Force (IAF) last month after 27 years ... Read more...

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India’s indigenous fighter to soar high at aero show (Lead, With Images)


February 7th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Bangalore, Feb 7 (IANS) Almost three decades after it was conceived and after running up a staggering 3,000 percent cost escalation, India's indigenously developed fighter will Wednesday for the first ... Read more...

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India to flaunt indigenous fighter at aero show


February 7th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Bangalore, Feb 7 (IANS) It's been almost three decades in the making and has seen its development costs escalate a whopping 3,000 percent. But come Wednesday and India's first indigenously ... Read more...

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India to develop new aerospace products for security needs


February 7th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 7 (IANS) India is set to develop new aerospace technologies and products to meet its growing security needs, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said Monday. "We have chalked out an ... Read more...

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Eighth Aero India 2011 - International Seminar to be held in Bangalore


January 29th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Jan 29 (ANI): The eighth Aero India 2011 - International Seminar conducted will held at National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) Convention Centre here from February 7 to ... Read more...

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India unveils LCA at R-Day parade


January 26th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) India Wednesday unveiled for the first time at its Republic Day parade its indigenous Light Combat Aircraft that obtained its initial operational clearance to be fully airworthy ... Read more...

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Indian culture, military might unfold at R’Day (Second Lead)


January 26th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) India Wednesday celebrated its 62nd Republic Day, displaying its military might and vibrant cultural diversity, a spectacle witnessed by the country's who's who and tens of ... Read more...

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India showcases military might at 62nd R’Day parade (Lead)


January 26th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) The 62nd Republic Day celebrations saw a spectacular showcase of India's military might here, witnessed by millions on a cold but sunny Wednesday morning, to mark ... Read more...

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Indigenous aircraft to be main draw at Republic Day parade


January 23rd, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) With the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) taking its penultimate step before induction into the air force this month after being in the works for 27 years, India ... Read more...

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Navy to operate Viraat aircraft carrier for another decade


January 19th, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) The navy is planning to operate its lone aircraft carrier INS Viraat, which has already completed 50 years of service, for another decade, a top official said ... Read more...

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Israel bars AESA radar export to India


January 14th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Jerusalem, Jan 14(ANI): The Israeli Defence Ministry has blocked the potential export sale of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)'s EL/M-2052 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar to a number of countries, including India.According ... Read more...

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India to form indigenous Tejas fighter squadron by 2013 (Lead, with Images)


January 10th, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 10 (IANS) Nearly three decades after it was conceptualised, the country's first indegenous combat jet Monday received its initial operational clearance, with the Indian Air Force (IAF) saying it would ... Read more...

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