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Airbus, Tata set precedent with C-295 approval

The tender to manufacture the C-295 was the first aircraft procurement plan especially intended by the IAF and the defense ministry to be solely partnered in India by private industry.

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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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Airbus to extend A330 MRTT bid

Christian Scherer, Head of Sales and Marketing at Airbus Defence and Space told StratPost about their plans to extend the validity of their A330 MRTT bid for the Indian Air Force.

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Airbus sees potential for A400M in India

StratPost spoke to Christian Scherer, Head of Sales and Marketing at Airbus Defence and Space the scope for the A-400M in India at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace exhibition (LIMA2015).

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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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Rolls-Royce debuts new Advanced Military Fan at Aero India 2015

The new concept is a spin-off from the hollow titanium blisk (bladed disk) of the Trent 700 engine and also derived the Rolls-Royce LiftSystem for the Pratt and Whitney F-135 vertical lift engine for F-35B.

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Boeing to set up IAF C-17 training facility

Boeing is expecting a contract from the IAF this year to set up a facility for training pilots and loadmasters for the C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at Hindon.

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USAF to display F-15, F-16 at Aero India

The Boeing F-15 Strike Eagle aircraft will fly from Kadena in Japan for what will be their first appearance at the Indian air show, which will also see F-16, C-17, P-8A and KC-135 aircraft.

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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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