Category: Airforce

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India could become F-16 fighter jets maintenance hub

Indian Defence News: Lockheed Martin could make India the global maintenance hub for its F-16 fighter jets if the country chooses them in an ongoing selection process New Delhi: US defence and aerospace giant Lockheed Martin Corp. could make India the global maintenance hub for its F-16 fighter jets if the country chooses them in an ongoing selection process, a top...

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Indian Air Force Looks to Get Eyes in Skies

Indian Defence News: The Indian Air Force (IAF) has revived a five-years-old requirement of seven snooping aircraft to conduct signal intelligence and communications jamming (COMJAM) duties. New Delhi: The IAF has issued a request for information for the same to purchase the turbofan twin-engine aircraft with prolonged operations capability in heat, dust, and high humidity conditions as prevalent in India. The document shows five aircraft will be equipped with signal...

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IAF to enhance military flying in Northeast

Indian Defence News: With the increasing pressure on the Northern front from China, India is extending its footsteps to make their ground stronger by increasing its military flying in the Northeast as a large heliport will be operational in Tawang by September 2017. This will open up a new window for the Indian Air Force to enhance flying in areas close...

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US releases UAV technology to India, mulls Predator deal

Indian Defence News: In a recent development, The US has confirmed critical Category One UAV technology from US-based General Atomics has been released, acceding to India’s strong request. Also, the Indian Air Force has requested for 100 units of Predator C Avenger aircraft worth $8 bn. The US has confirmed that the critical Category One UAV technology from US-based General...

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Russian-Indian to sign for 5th Gen PAK-FA Fighter Jet

Indian Defence News: India, Russia To Sign Deal On Fifth-Generation Fighter Jet Design After years of delay, India and Russia are likely to soon ink a “milestone” pact to finalise the detailed The contract on creation of a Russia-India fifth-generation FGFA fighter will be signed shortly, the general director of Russia’s Rostec state corporation said Tuesday. The Russian-Indian Sukhoi/HAL Fifth Generation...

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Tejas nears missile test after I-Derby integration

Indian Defence News: Rafael has completed the integration of its I-Derby beyond-visual-range air-to-air missile on India’s Aeronautical Development Agency Tejas light combat aircraft, with a first test firing scheduled for the end of this year. Yossi Horowitz, director of marketing and business development at the Israeli company’s air superiority systems division, says the I-Derby will become the Tejas fighter’s main...

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Lockheed and Tata Advanced Systems(TAS) to make F-16 in India

Indian Defence News: Lockheed Martin signed a pact with Tata Advanced Systems(TAS), to produce the latest version of its F-16 fighter jets in India. The Lockheed-TAS’s joint venture was announced at the Paris Air Show on Monday Lockheed-Tata venture will “produce, operate and export the F-16 Block 70 aircraft” under the “Make in India” framework if selected. It’s a significant move...

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IAF insisted NHA to build 17 Highways for Jet Landing

Indian Defence News: India has announced a major overhauling of highways that can be used as airstrips for the Indian Air Force (IAF). Nitin Gadkari, India’s Minister of Road and Transport, has said 17 highways along border areas will be developed to double up as airstrips which will have immense strategic value. New Delhi: The IAF has insisted National Highway...

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IAF to set Rafale fighter jets in Ambala and Hashimara

Indian Defence News: Facing the dual challenge scenario from Pakistan and China, the Indian government has directed its Air Force to deploy the latest Rafale combat aircraft at Ambala in Haryana and Hasimara in West Bengal. These jet plane are expected to be arriving from France from 2019 onwards. Ambala being the and largest airbases that the IAF inherited from the Royal...

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India’s Ligh Aircraft Tejas Successfully Test Fires Beyond Visual Range Missile

Indian Defence News: Chandipur-India has successfully tested Tejas, a lightweight, highly agile and single seat fighter aircraft which demonstrated  Air-toAir Beyond Visual Range missile firing capability in Chandipur district of Odisha on Friday. This has been a collaborative effort of five organisations to produce a masterpiece. The LCA Tejas developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, an Indian single-seat, single jet engine,...