The aircraft took off from the company’s manufacturing plant at Long Beach, California on June 11 and made several stops, including one at Barcelona, before it arrived in India.
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.
StratPost was invited to the annual Airbus Military Trade Media Briefing in Spain last week and, as it turned out, ended up getting a ride on the A400M. Read about the experience and check out all the pictures.
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’.
Rolls Royce is hoping the IAF will select it’s Trent 700 engine over the GE CF-6 engine for the Airbus A-330 MRTT aircraft and is relying on performance, costs and market leadership to make its case.
Here’s a look at the pattern of the defense budget in the past two years and the changes in priorities for expenditure in the year 2013-14.
Textron’s Ian Walsh talks about their Sensor Fused Weapons (SFW) system, which have been selected for the Jaguar aircraft of the Indian Air Force.
Shruti Pushkarna puts together a graphic representation of the process of selection of the AgustaWestland AW101 helicopter by the Indian Air Force (IAF), on the basis of the White Paper issued by the defense ministry on Thursday.
Here’s a quick narrative of how the alleged AgustaWestland corruption scandal unfolded, with links to the reports filed by the intrepid Manu Pubby of The Indian Express.
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.