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‘Modern’ technologies may reasonably be understood to be a much larger set than ‘state of the art’ technologies. Only a test case would determine what would fly, though. 

Boeing, Saab and Lockheed Martin are offering to build fighters in India and each is bringing something different to the table.

Take a walk around a UAE Air Force Airbus A330 MRTT at the Dubai Airshow 2015 with Airbus’ MRTT Pilot Instructor Pedro Arjona as explains the capabilities of the aircraft.
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.
Video: Airbus A400M at #PAS15

Find out everything you ever wanted to know about the Airbus A400M but didn’t know who to ask, as Damien Allard of Airbus Defence and Space gives us the definitive tour of the aircraft at the Paris Air Show 2015.

Captain Inácio Pinto of the 502 Squadron of the Portuguese Air Force takes us around the C-295 at the Paris Air Show 2015. Airbus and Tata have proposed to build the C-295 in India.

The delayed approval for the acquisition of the M-777 ULH means that India will have to bear a much higher price because of the weaker rupee.

The tender to manufacture the C-295 was the first aircraft procurement plan especially intended by the IAF and the defense ministry to be solely partnered in India by private industry.

Christian Scherer, Head of Sales and Marketing at Airbus Defence and Space told StratPost about their plans to extend the validity of their A330 MRTT bid for the Indian Air Force.

StratPost spoke to Christian Scherer, Head of Sales and Marketing at Airbus Defence and Space the scope for the A-400M in India at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace exhibition (LIMA2015).

Airbus will offer the upgraded A-330 MRTT Enhanced variant to the IAF, which has selected Rolls Royce Trent 700 engines for the aircraft.

If the charges against Rolls-Royce are proved correct, there could be serious consequences for the Indian Air Force and navy. Here’s the how and why.

Rolls Royce is hoping the IAF will select it’s Trent 700 engine over the GE CF-6 engine for the Airbus A-330 MRTT aircraft and is relying on performance, costs and market leadership to make its case.

StratPost was invited to visited Airbus Military facilities at Getafe in Spain last week to get a sense of the aircraft acquisition under consideration by the IAF, after the A-330 MRTT was announced as the preferred bid in the refueler competition. Here’s a look at what goes into the aircraft.

The Defense Acquisitions Council of the Ministry of Defense has accepted the necessity for procuring nine Medium Range Maritime Reconnaissance (MRMR) aircraft for the Indian Navy. The Acceptance of Necessity (AON) this week came after the evaluation of data provided by vendors in response to the Request for Information (RFI) …

A cost escalation of 50 percent (INR 63,000 crore, in this case) or more, requires approval again from the Ministry of Finance, before the Defense Acquisitions Council (DAC) can proceed with it. With the cost of the tender for India safely ranging from INR 83,000 crore to 1,25,000 crore, the revision of the estimated expenditure on the MMRCA would require the approval of the finance ministry.

Airbus has pitched the aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF) competition for six mid-air refueling aircraft, in which it is likely to be competing with the Russian IL-78.

The Indian Air Force contest for mid-air refueling tanker aircraft will depend on how a United States Air Force competition for a massive order for 179 tankers plays out towards the end of the year.

Eurocopter announced its wholly owned India subsidiary, Eurocopter India Private Limited on Wednesday, saying it intends to develop a countrywide MRO network. The Indian unit is Eurocopter’s 25th subsidiary and will be headquartered in New Delhi.

Israel has developed a wheeled robot that serves as a pack animal and is designed to accompany troops on operations.