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  • Post-Nepal earthquake evacuation operation success, IAF to buy three more C-17 aircraft

    04/26/2015 5:31:54 PM PDT · by IndianChief · 15 replies
    The Economic Times ^ | 27 Apr, 2015, 05.44AM IST | By Manu Pubby, ET Bureau
    NEW DELHI: Indian Air Force has initiated a proposal to purchase three more Boeing C-17 Globemaster III aircraft from the US for about Rs 8,700 crore, impressed as it is by the cargo carrier's varied utility that includes carrying out of large-scale humanitarian assistance operations such as the ongoing relief effort in earthquake-hit Nepal. The IAF has told the government that it wants to add three very heavy transport aircraft to its fleet of 10 C-17s that were ordered in 2011 and inducted in 2013, officials said. The IAF has pressed the case for three more C-17s after being informed...
  • Russian-Indian joint development of 5G fighter jet to cost $6 billion - HAL

    02/11/2011 4:26:09 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld
    RIA Novosti ^ | 2/10/2011 | RIA Novosti
    The Russian-Indian joint development of a fifth generation fighter jet will cost some $6 billion, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) Financial director D. Shivamurti said Russia and India signed in December last year a contract to jointly develop a design for a new 5G multirole fighter. Russia's Sukhoi holding and India's Hindustan Aeronautics Limited agreed in early 2010 to jointly develop a fifth-generation fighter jet based on the T-50 design. "A detailed design phase, including the cost of the project, is likely to cost more than $6 billion," Shivamurti said. "The work between us and them [India and Russia] will be...
  • Roadmap revealed for Medium Combat Aircraft

    02/10/2011 6:54:08 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1+ views
    Flight Global ^ | 2/11/2011 | Greg Waldron
    The head of India's Aeronautical Development Agency yesterday revealed key details of the roadmap for development of the proposed indigenous medium combat aircraft (MCA) in an interview with Flight Daily News. ADA will complete a feasibility study on the MCA by the end of 2011. The study will be submitted to the Indian government and air force, and discuss key aspects of the programme, says PS Subramanyam, programme director at the ADA. The study will consider several areas: the number of MCA prototypes, prototype timelines, funding, and production schedules for the final aircraft. "The MCA will be in flight trials...
  • Sukhoi updates on Russian-Indian project to develop perspective multi-functional fighter (PMF-FGFA)

    02/10/2011 6:22:38 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld
    Defemse Professionals ^ | 2/9/2011 | Defense Professionals
    Development and production of perspective multi-role fighter is the largest joint project of Russian-Indian military-technical cooperation. In December 2010 during the visit of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to India, the Rosoboronexport, the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and the Sukhoi Company signed a contract to develop a preliminary design project of the new aircraft. This is the first of a series of documents governing the obligations of the parties at different stages of the program. The PMF project includes the design and development of a next-generation fighter, which will have such advanced features as stealth, supersonic cruise speed, high maneuverability, highly integrated...
  • India hopes to seal fighter jet deal by March 2012

    02/09/2011 9:28:34 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld
    Reuters ^ | 2/9/2011 | Bharghavi Nagaraju
    India's contract process to buy 126 fighter jets valued at about $11 billion is "going smoothly" and is expected to be completed in the fiscal year ending March 2012, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said on Wednedsay. Saab's JAS-39 Gripen is competing with Boeing's Super Hornet, Dassault's Rafale, Lockheed Martin Corp's F-16 and Russia's MiG-35 to win a contract from India for the fighter jets. Cassidian, the recently renamed defence arm of EADS and a partner in the Eurofighter Typhoon, is also vying for the Indian fighter award. Eurofighter is a four-nation consortium of EADS, representing Germany and Spain, Britain's BAE...
  • Russia may deliver first upgraded MiG to India in 2011

    02/09/2011 9:23:55 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld
    RIA Novosti ^ | 2/9/2011 | RIA Novosti
    Russia could deliver the first modernized MiG-29 fighter jet to India as early as in 2011, the head of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) said on Wednesday. India signed a $960 million contract with Russia in 2008 to upgrade its five squadrons of 69 MiG-29 fighters, which have been in service with the Indian Air Force (IAF) since mid-1980s. "The first upgraded plane, I think, will be delivered in 2011," Mikhail Pogosyan said on the sidelines of the Aero India 2011 air show, which opened on Wednesday in Bangalore. "The whole upgrade program will be carried out on schedule agreed...
  • Upgraded MiG-29 has maiden flight

    02/09/2011 4:34:03 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 15 replies
    Flight Global ^ | 2/9/2011 | Flight Global
    The RSK MiG-29UPG had its maiden flight at the Gromov LII airfield near Moscow on 4 February. The MiG-29UPG has been developed by RSK MiG at the request of the Indian Air Force (IAF). A Russian-Indian contract, worth $964 million, was signed on 7 March 2008 to upgrade 63 IAF MiG-29s. Six MiG-29s, including four single and two twin-seaters, will be upgraded at the RSK MiG facilities in Russia while the remaining 57 are to be fitted at the IAF's eleventh aircraft repair plant in India.
  • India:FGFA to be inducted in 2017, says defence minister

    02/09/2011 4:31:12 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld
    Flight Global ^ | 2/9/2011 | Greg Waldron
    Indian defence minister AK Antony has re-affirmed his nation's commitment to the fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) being jointly developed by Hindustan Aeronautics and Russia's Sukhoi, while also voicing his optimism about one of its other key military aviation programmes. "The difficulties in joining this programme are over," he says of the first project. "We've signed a deal with the Russians, and we will see the FGFA inducted by 2017." Russia's developmental PAK FA fighter had its maiden flight in early 2010, and late last year it agreed with India to cooperate on a combined project. New Delhi will send engineers...
  • MMRCA deal won't be a political decision: Antony

    02/09/2011 4:19:57 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies
    BNS via Brahmand News ^ | 2/9/2011 | BNS via Brahmand News
    The multi-million dollar Medium Multi-role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) deal floated by India will not be awarded on political grounds, Defence Minister A K Antony said Wednesday. “There won’t be any political decision on the acquisition of the fighter aircraft for the Indian Air Force. No political interference will be there while finalising the deal,” Antony told reports here. He said the final decision in this regard will be based on staff (IAF) evaluation report and user trials. “No other consideration would be there,” he said while addressing the media during the 8th Aero India 2011 in Bangalore. The Minister said...
  • Russia proposes equipping Indian SU-30MKI with AESA Radar

    02/08/2011 11:55:39 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies
    Defenseworld.net ^ | 2/9/2011 | Defenseworld.net
    Russia has offered to equip the Indian Su-30MKI aircraft with the electronically scanned array radar to bring them on par with the most modern fighter aircraft in the world. Currently the technical configuration of the upgraded aircraft with onboard AESA radar is being discussed by Russian and Indian experts. The upgraded aircraft could be equipped with perspective Russian or foreign-made weapon, including Indo-Russian “BrahMos” anti-ship missiles, an Irkut statement said at Aero India 2011 A multirole Su-30MKI aircraft which became a sort of symbol of the IRKUT Corporation deserves an honourable place in the exposition of the company (stand 24,...
  • BRAHMOS full-scale missile with Su-30 MKI on display at Aero India

    02/08/2011 11:36:28 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld
    BMS via Brahmand.com ^ | 2/9/2011 | BMS via Brahmand.com
    The air launched version of BRAHMOS supersonic cruise missile system integrated with Sukhoi 30 MKI fighter aircraft on display is a major attraction at Aero India 2011. The air launched version has lesser weight and additional rear fins for aerodynamic stability during separation from the aircraft and launch. The Indian Air Force (IAF) has chosen the Su-30MKI fighter aircraft as the launch platform for the BRAHMOS missile. Some exclusive modifications are being made in the aircraft to use it as a platform for launching the missile. The test of air-launched version of BRAHMOS is expected to take place in 2012,...
  • Gripen for Air Force M-MRCA - Sweden Promises Full, True Tech Transfer

    02/08/2011 3:46:55 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies
    Indian Defense ^ | 2/8/2011 | Indian Defense
    At a press briefing on the eve of Aero India 2011 here in Bangalore, Saab which is pitching the Gripen fighter jet for the USD 11 billion Air Force Multi-Role Combat Aircraft competition promised Swedish Ministry of Defence official Mr. Hakan Jevrell promised true and full technology transfer. Mr Hakan Jevrell, representing the Swedish government, focused his message on full support, long term co-operation, full and true technology transfer, zero-corruption and high levels of integrity. In addition to Mr. Hakan Jevrell, the press briefing featured Mr. Hakan Bushke, CEO of Saab and Mr. Inderjit Sial who is the country head...
  • Indian Air Force inducts 'Super Hercules' transport aircraft

    02/05/2011 9:22:10 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies
    PTI via Brahmand News ^ | 2/5/2011 | PTI via Brahmand News
    After four decades, the Indian Air Force (IAF) Saturday inducted an American origin aircraft, the C-130J 'Super Hercules' transport plane, augmenting its special operations capability. Defence Minister A K Antony formally commissioned the aircraft into the newly formed 77 Squadron of the IAF by handing over the keys of the aircraft to Unit Commanding Officer (CO) Group Captain Tejbeer Singh at Hindon air base near here. "C-130J will help the IAF to maintain its qualitative edge and enhance its war fighting capabilities," Antony said in his address at the induction ceremony. Besides the Defence Minister, IAF chief P V Naik...
  • Russia tests upgraded MiG fighter jet for India

    02/04/2011 6:37:59 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 2/5/2011 | RIA Novosti
    Russia's MiG corporation on Friday carried out the first test fight of a MiG-29 fighter modernized under a contract with the Indian Air Force (IAF). "On February 4, 2010, a MiG-29UPG fighter carried out its first test flight. The flight lasted for an hour and was flawless," MiG said in a statement. The IAF has awarded the MiG corporation a $900 million contract to upgrade all of its 69 operational MiG-29s. These upgrades include a new avionics kit, with the N-109 radar being replaced by a Phazatron Zhuk-M radar. The aircraft is also being equipped to enhance beyond-visual-range combat ability...
  • Indian Air Force MiG-21 Fighter Jet Crashes in Madhya Pradesh; Pilot Safe

    02/04/2011 3:24:01 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 10 replies
    Indian Defense ^ | 2/4/2011 | Indian Defense
    A Soviet-era MiG-21 of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in Madhya Pradesh Friday but there were no casualties as the pilot ejected safely, an official said. The incident occurred at around 11.20 a.m. at Anup Nagar, 150 km southwest of this Madhya Pradesh town, an IAF spokesperson. "The pilot ejected safely and was picked up the IAF," he said. The crash comes after the Indian Army Wednesday lost two of its experienced pilots when their helicopter crashed into a residential area in Maharashtra's Nashik city. In the last three years, a total of 60 aircraft, including MiG-21 and helicopters,...
  • Indian Air Force to Induct Lockheed Martin C-130J on Saturday

    02/03/2011 9:29:30 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies
    Indian Defense ^ | 2/3/2011 | Indian Defense
    The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal P. V. Naik today said C-130J, which is capable of landing on all terrains and in varied altitudes, would be inducted into the Indian Air Force on February 5th 2011. "The aircraft is capable of landing on all sorts of terrains and altitudes. C-130 J has been made capable of special operations, missions also. So all these are the reasons why we went in for the aircraft," said Naik. "Yes, all kinds of special missions, but I would not like to specify any of them," he added, when asked about the...
  • Aero India 2011: Homegrown birds to steal the show

    01/31/2011 9:32:07 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 10 replies
    Team DNA ^ | 1/31/2011 | Team DNA
    Besides the Eurofighter Typhoons and the F16s, two home-grown metal birds— the Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) and the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Navy— will be seen at the upcoming Aero India 2011, which will be held at the Air Force Station Yelahanka between February 9 and 13. Both the LCH and the LCA are the latest indigenous efforts to come out from the stables of the state-owned defence laboratories and production units. Defence sources said that the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited manufactured the LCH, India’s first dedicated attack helicopter. The LCH features a narrow fuselage and a tandem seating for the...
  • With own 5G jet plan, India 'rejects' US offer

    01/29/2011 9:11:34 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 5 replies
    Times Of India ^ | 1/29/2011 | Rajat Pandit
    India has no plans as of now to either join the US-led joint strike fighter (JSF) programme or buy the F-35 'Lightning-II ' fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) when it finally becomes operational. "We cannot have two types of FGFA. We have already launched preliminary work for our FGFA after inking the $295 million preliminary design contract (PDC) with Russia last month," said a top defence ministry official on Friday. This comes in the wake of comments made by a top Pentagon official, undersecretary of defence for acquisition, technology and logistics Ashton Carter, in Washington that the US was open to...
  • ''Hercules'' to be inducted in IAF on Feb 5

    01/24/2011 6:08:46 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 11 replies
    PTI via OneIndia News ^ | 1/24/2011 | PTI via OneIndia News
    Boosting its Special Operations capabilities, the Indian Air Force will formally induct its first C-130 J ''Hercules'' transport aircraft on February 5. Buzz up!The aircraft is likely to arrive in the country by theend of this month and would be formally inducted into the IAF at a ceremony at its home base Hindan air base near here on February 5, IAF officials said here. The first of the six aircraft procured by India under a USD 970 million deal was handed over to IAF in mid-December. The aircraft is expected to enhance IAF''s special missions capability along with transporting men...
  • Of aircrafts, friends and foes

    01/23/2011 10:43:51 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies
    The Times of India ^ | 1/24/2011 | TheTimes of India
    Ever wondered how to identify if an aircraft around you is a friend or a foe? How to determine its intent? Well, an electronic system that can detect an aircraft's intent is sure to enthuse electronic, computer science and electrical buffs. Such pin-point technologies are now coming from defence PSU Bharat Electronic Limited (BEL), which is all set to showcase Network Centric Warfare (NCW) technologies developed in-house during Aero India 2011. NCW makes use of computer processing power and networking communications technology to provide shared information of the battle space among defence forces. The shared awareness increases synergy for command...