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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.

BAE Systems has figured out a way to convert unguided 70 mm rockets into guided weapons, typically onboard attack helicopters, with a component that has a tongue-twisting acronym.
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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.

BAE Systems is showing off its 155mm 39 caliber towed howitzer, 127-mm 54-caliber naval gun, Wheeled and Light Armored Vehicles, and Helmet Mounted Displays.

India has ordered a total of 123 aircraft, with the navy order for 17 aircraft being part of the contract for 57 aircraft concluded in 2010. 40 of the aircraft will be delivered to the IAF.

These aircraft are part of a batch of 57 Hawks ordered jointly by the Indian Navy and Indian Air Force (IAF) for around 700 million pounds, the first 17 of which will go to the navy.

While this is the first time the conference is being held in India, the venue is quite appropriate, considering the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Indian Navy will, together, constitute the largest operator of the aircraft once all deliveries are complete.

India’s HAL has issued an RFP to BAE Systems for the license production of 20 Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer aircraft, meant to replace the HJT-16 Kiran Mk II aircraft of the IAF’s Surya Kiran aerobatics team.

The Italian defense major will be represented at DefExpo by its group companies AgustaWestland, Alenia Aermacchi, DRS Tactical Systems, Inc. (a division of DRS Technologies), SELEX Galileo, Oto Melara and WASS – in DEFEXPO 2012, exhibiting products, platforms and technological solutions in the field of helicopters, aeronautic, radar systems, naval and land armaments and underwater systems.

The company will deliver Light Duty Ejector Release Units and Carrier Bomb Light Stores (CBLS) training aids for IAF Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer aircraft.

Four ships of the Indian Navy that had been deployed for exercises in European waters since May, have returned home. This was the first time the joint Indo-British naval exercise Konkan and the joint Indo-French naval exercise Varuna have been conducted outside Indian waters. Images inside.

A squadron of four ships is on an extensive tour of ports in the Arabian Sea, Red Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic Ocean, North Sea and the Baltic Sea. The ships will also conduct major exercises with Russia, the UK and France.