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Tata to supply Dornier airframes to RUAG

The Dornier 228NG.

Tata Advanced Systems Limited is expected to deliver the first of eight airframes for the Dornier 228 NG to RUAG early next year from a facility in Hyderabad in a tie-up announced in June 2014.

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Video: Eurofighter Typhoon at Dubai Airshow 2015

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Check out the latest capabilities of the Eurofighter Typhoon as pilot Paul Smith takes us around the aircraft at the Dubai Airshow 2015.

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Year 01: Positive Scorecard for Defence Minister Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar | Photo: DPR

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has completed one year in office but defence preparedness and military modernisation continue to require his urgent attention, says Brigadier Gurmeet Kanwal (retd) in an annual report card.

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Boeing, Tata JV for helicopter production

Boeing India President Pratyush Kumar, Boeing International President, Marc Allen, Tata Advanced Systems Chairman S. Ramadorai and Tom Bell, senior vice president, Global Sales & Marketing, Boeing Defense, Space & Security and Tata Advanced Systems CEO Sukaran Singh at the signing ceremony.

Boeing and Tata plan for the joint venture to manufacture the fuselage of the Apache AH-64E attack helicopter for global customers at a new facility to be set up in Hyderabad.

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Navy to review LCA

LCA Navy prototype | Photo: HAL

With the IAF no longer interested in the development of the Mk2, the Indian Navy will undertake a process to determine if they should continue with the development of the model on their own.

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IAF waits for HAL LCA deliveries to go live

Photo: HAL

The IAF has lowered the bar for HAL and ADA and given up on the prospect of an LCA Mk2 by agreeing to accept the existing LCA in large numbers but HAL still has to deliver the first aircraft from the earlier order.

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India’s undeclared fighter contest

Boeing's Chairman Jim McNerney in New Delhi with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday | Photo: PIB, Government of India

The post-MMRCA narrative unfolding since April is one in which the Modi government has quietly reached out to at least three foreign OEMs to invite interest in building fighter aircraft in India.

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How did a non-compliant MMRCA bid become L1?

Former IAF chief Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne with the Commander of the Rafale Squadron (Squadron Leader) Kubiak Thierry, General Jean-Paul Paloméros, Chief of Staff of the French Air Force and Col Jean-Pierre Moontegu, Base Commander St. Dizier Airbase, after a one hour sortie in a Rafale during a visit to France in May 2012 | Photo: IAF

With force numbers declining and options like the LCA and the FGFA seem to be falling short, why did successive air chiefs advocate a there-is-no-alternative approach to a non-compliant MMRCA bid?

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Images: Admiral RH Tahiliani


Former Chief of Naval Staff of the Indian Navy Admiral RH Tahiliani passed away today. Here are some images from his life and career.

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Images: #AirForceDay

Indian Air Force Sarang Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter Aerobatics Team | Photo: Saurabh Joshi/StratPost

Enjoy these images of the Indian Air Force as it commemorated Air Force Day.

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