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Light Combat Aircraft: Need for course correction II

Air Marshal M Matheshwaran analyzes exactly why the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft will never fully meet the ASR and cannot become the IAF ‘s frontline fighter in the Lo segment.

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Light Combat Aircraft: Need for course correction I

Air Marshal M Matheswaran (retired) goes back in history to examine the reasons why the Light Combat Aircraft project has failed to meet expectations.

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Indian defense ministry team in US

The team is in the US to discuss the Defense Trade and Technology Initiative (DTTI) and terms for the new Defense Framework Agreement in a trip timed just before the Modi visit.

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Video: India’s Arjun Catapult tracked artillery at DefExpo

DRDO’s AR Balasubramanium takes us around the Arjun Catapult at DefExpo, 2014, a system that could soon be firing salvos for Indian artillery.

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Navy issues medium range aircraft tender

The Acceptance Of Necessity (AON) was cleared by the Defense Acquisitions Council (DAC) in February, 2012 and at the time, the order was estimated to be worth around USD 1 billion.

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Replacing the MiG-21

It’s time for the defense ministry and IAF to question whether there is any aircraft that can replace the MiG-21 on the horizon, keeping in mind existing acquisition programs.

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Israel Military Industries loses Indian blacklist challenge

The Delhi High Court has dismissed the challenge filed by Israel Military Industries (IMI) to its blacklisting, saying there was no merit in its petition.

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Defense procurement changes fail to impress

Kavi kehna kya chahta hai? Giving the iteration a thumbs-down, defense industry executives questioned the rationale behind some of the amendments and also expressed pessimism, saying in some cased it would ‘make things worse’.

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Images: Aero India 2013

The IAF's aerobatic helicopter team Sarang | Photo: StratPost

Feast your eyes on a selection of the best imagery from Aero India 2013. These pictures include the ALH Dhruv, Embraer AEW&C, Rafale, Tiger Moth Light Combat Helicopter and the Czech aerobatic team, the Flying Bulls.

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K-15 submarine missile tested

The missile was launched from an underwater pontoon off the coast of Visakhapatnam and endured a flight test of its full range.

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