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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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Navy to get 1st Hawk AJTs in July

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.

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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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Honeywell issued re-engine RFP for IAF Jaguars

Honeywell will first be required to conduct a trial modification of two Jaguar aircraft with its F-125IN engines, which is expected to be completed by 2015-2016.

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IAF’s Avro successor aborts take-off, global tender likely

The program was for the procurement of 56 aircraft of which 16 would be delivered off the shelf by a foreign manufacturer and 40 were to have been manufactured in India. Indian industry has found the order to be too small to justify the capital expenditure.

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HAL looks to build 20 BAE Systems’ Hawk trainer jets

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.

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