military aviation

Russian deputy PM backs hypersonic bomber


August 27th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin Monday reiterated his appeal for developing a hypersonic aircraft for its PAK-DA long-range bomber requirements."I think we ... Read more...

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Iran to manufacture passenger planes


August 6th, 2012 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 6 (IANS) Iran will manufacture passenger planes, as the country requires 600 such planes in about a decade, an Iranian official has said.According to President of Tehran's Amir ... Read more...

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Iran strengthens national fleet with 25 planes


December 19th, 2011 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 19 (IANS) Iran has enhanced its national fleet with 25 passenger planes since June and plans to purchase 20 more in future, the Tehran Times has reported.The country ... Read more...

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Mirage combat jet upgrade contract signed for $2.4 bn (Lead)


July 29th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) India Friday signed a $2.4 billion contract with two French defence firms for upgrading its 51 Mirage combat jets that were acquired in the 1980s."Thales ... 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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The $10bn jet fighter deal: IAF went by the rule book


May 1st, 2011 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) India's decision to shortlist two European combat planes for a $10.4 billion tender for 126 multi-role jet fighters was dictated by its air force's ... Read more...

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US sends high tech trade mission to India


February 3rd, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 3 (IANS) With the controls on export of high tech items to India eased, US Commerce Secretary Gary Locke is leading a trade mission to India next ... Read more...

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AeroIndia show to be the largest ever


February 1st, 2011 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) India's air show in Bangalore next week will be the largest ever with 29 countries bringing their aerospace products, including fighter jets and transport aircraft, for ... Read more...

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Revealed: RAF’s bizarre plot to kidnap Hitler through his pilot


January 31st, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 31 (ANI): It has been revealed that the RAF chiefs had drawn up a bizarre plan to kidnap Adolf Hitler by hoping to recruit his personaal pilot as a secret ... Read more...

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Ace fighter pilot Browne is new IAF vice chief (Lead)


January 1st, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) Air Marshal N.A.K. Browne Saturday took over as the new vice chief of the Indian Air Force (IAF), succeeding Air Marshal P.K. Barbora, who retired a day ... Read more...

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Top Air Force Commanders review ‘Aerospace Security’


November 11th, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Chandigarh, Nov 11 (ANI): As the mission of Flight Safety of Indian Air Force is to ensure operational capability by conserving human and material resources through prevention of aircraft accidents, the Air ... Read more...

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Russia continues to dominate Indian military aviation


August 19th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
By Gulshan Luthra and Ashok Goel New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Russia is set to win another Indian order for 59 multi-role helicopters in addition to the 80 ordered earlier, retaining Moscow's traditionally ... 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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India, Russia sign nuclear pacts, seal Gorshkov deal (Round-up)


March 13th, 2010 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Infusing new vigour in their time-tested ties, India and Russia Friday signed a slew of pacts, including three nuclear accords that could see Moscow building at ... Read more...

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Indian company makes chopper airframes for US


February 18th, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishnu Makhijani New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The first India-made airframe of the Sikorsky S-92 medium-lift helicopter will be handed over to the US firm in November and there is the distinct ... Read more...

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HAL to deliver 350 combat jets, choppers by 2012


February 19th, 2009 - 11:47 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 19 (IANS) state-owned aerospace major Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) has sharply ramped up its manufacturing capacities and is set to deliver 350 combat jets, trainers and helicopters worth Rs.500 billion ... Read more...

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Thales awaits IAF nod for Mirage-2000 upgrade


February 8th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) Even as it supports a French bid for an Indian Air Force tender for 126 combat jets, European aerospace major Thales is awaiting the IAF's final nod ... Read more...

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Russia may station combat aircraft in Cuba


July 21st, 2008 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
RIA Novosti Moscow, July 21 (RIA Novosti) Russian combat aircraft could be stationed in Cuba in a bid to counter US plans to deploy a missile shield in central Europe, a Russian daily ... Read more...

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Defence Ministry brings down chopper order to 197 from 384


June 6th, 2008 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 6 (ANI): Ostensibly to boost the indigenous industries, the government of India has decided to bring down the global tender for the purchase of helicopters from 384 to ... Read more...

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