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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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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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Obituary: MMRCA

This piece contains long sentences & might offend those without a sense of humor, Colonel Blimps on TV news, children, patent applicants and other cartoons. Reader discretion is advised.

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India could look at LCA-alternate to replace MiG-21

Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar: ‘A replacement (for the MiG-21) could be the LCA Tejas or another – I’ll not call it low end – but a single engine lighter aircraft. Tejas is a good aircraft but it has its limitations.’

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India may need to walk away from Rafale to buy MMRCA

Dassault can wait to have their way in the MMRCA negotiations knowing the aversion of the IAF and defense ministry to a re-tender, unless the defense ministry walks away from the table itself, first.

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HAL tops MoD list of public-private JVs

While HAL has 12 such ventures, Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has two and Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL), one.

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India to acquire Harpoons for HDW submarines

The new order for two of the Indian Navy’s four HDW Type-209 submarines is expected to cost an estimated USD 200 million and the planned purchase currently awaits the Indian govt’s approval of the US Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA).

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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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