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What seems to be the final stage of negotiation between India and France over the procurement of 126 Rafale fighter jets is turning into a circus, where New Delhi is walking on a tightrope, between approving the deal with dramatic cost increase (compared to the original budget) or ditching the plan, risking further delays in the IAF modernization.
Dassault Aviation and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) will be ‘joint prime contractors’ to manufacture 118 Rafale fighters in India clearing the way as to who will assume responsibility for timely delivery and quality of the aircraft. The decision was described by Dassault chief executive Eric Trappier as a ‘new development’, implying that it may have been arrived at during the last few days or weeks.
Following is a collection of photos taken at Aero India 2015, depicting some of the new unmanned systems we picked on display.
After 32 years of frustrating development, Hindustan Aeronautics yesterday delivered the initial, semi-operational, Tejas – the first modern, light combat aircraft designed and built (almost) entirely in India.
The first prototype of the Navalaized Tejas Indigenous Combat Aircraft (LCA) developed for the Indian Navy has took off saturday (December 20, 2014) from the Ski-Jump facility of Shore Based Test Facility (SBTF) at INS Hansa in Goa.
India and France agreed to accelerate contract negotiations towards concluding the acquisition of 126 French Rafale fighters for the multi-billion MMRCA program
As India and Russia are negotiating a follow-on contract for engineering phase of India's future stealth fighter, the Indian side is rising concern about the lack of access to technology and adequate work share assigned to the Indian side under the $25-30 billion program.
Paris, Le Bourget: On the occasion of the Paris Air Show, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd Chairman, Dr RK Tyagi and Dassault Aviation chairman, Eric Trappier...
The first prototype of Sukhoi T-50 PKA-FA 5th generation fighter aircraft, to be provided to India for integration Perspective Multirole Fighter (PMF) will land in India in two years. When it arrives, will it finally meet its match - the 'all Indian' AMCA?
The development of a weaponizaed version for the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) was far from a simple upgrade; the integration of multiple weapon systems simultaneously was a complicated task involving four major groups of systems and weapons, from eight countries - Israel, France, Belgium, South Africa, Germany, Italy, USA and India.
MOD firmly supports HAL's position as India's military aircraft manufacturer, despite increasing pressure mounted to expedite Rafale (MMRCA) fighter planes
Despite recent the recent problems with the engines and flight controls that have caused the crash of a Su-30MKI, the Indian Air Force stands behind its first line strike fighter, increasing the planned fleet to 272 aircraft. An order for 42 additional planes was signed yesterday. The IAF demanded quick resolution, paving the way for the new orders
With Night Hunter's Dropped, Apache Block III Remains the Finalist in India's Attack Helicopter Selection. Selecting the AH-64D will also pave the way for India to receive the AGM-114L-3 Hellfire Longbow anti-tank guided missile for the first time.
MBDA confirmed today that its PARS 3 Long Range (LR) guided missile system has been short listed for the Indian Army helicopter future air-to-ground...
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