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HAL Develops Weapon Carriers for Manned-Unmanned Teaming
India's leading aerospace manufacturer Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) unveiled today the Combat Air Teaming System (CATS) at the Aero India airshow in Bengaluru. CATS aligned with similar teaming concepts underway in the USA and Europe, integrating manned and unmanned aerial platforms in cohesive, dynamic future air combat.
Ditching Rafale? – a high risk alternative for IAF modernization
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, HAL likely to become joint primes for MMRCA
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.
Aero-India 2015 Photo Report – Unmanned Systems
Following is a collection of photos taken at Aero India 2015, depicting some of the new unmanned systems we picked on display.
The Indian Air Force Receives its First Indigenous ‘New’ Fighter
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.
LCA completes first ski-jump takeoff
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, France put MMRCA ‘on the fast track’
India and France agreed to accelerate contract negotiations towards concluding the acquisition of 126 French Rafale fighters for the multi-billion MMRCA program
Indian role in future Indo-Russian stealth fighter remains unclear
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.
Rafale Deliveries Could Begin in 2016-2017
Paris, Le Bourget: On the occasion of the Paris Air Show, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd Chairman, Dr RK Tyagi and Dassault Aviation chairman, Eric Trappier...
PMF vs AMCA – Indigenuity At What Cost? (Updated)
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?
Rudra Growing Claws
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.
Despite French Pressure, HAL Remains India’s Lead Integrator for the Rafale
MOD firmly supports HAL's position as India's military aircraft manufacturer, despite increasing pressure mounted to expedite Rafale (MMRCA) fighter planes
Indian Air Force Opts for More Su-30MKI, Despite Problems
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
Apache Block III Remains the Finalist in India’s Attack Helicopter Selection
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.
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