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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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Rolls-Royce reported for using agent in India


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.

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Indian Navy gets 1st Hawk AJT

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.

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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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