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.’
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’.
Aero India 2013 to be held from February 06 to 10 in Bangalore will include participation by the following aircraft. 1. Pilatus PC-12 NG 2. DRDO-ADA Embraer EMB-145I 3. Embraer Legacy 650 4. Embraer Lineage 1000 5. Army Aviation ALH Dhruv (7) 6.HAL ALH WSI (3) 7. HAL LCH (2) 9. HAL Dornier 228-202(K) 10.…
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.
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.
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.