India setting up radar network in Maldives

Indian MountainIndia is installing 10 radars across islands in the Maldives to help it monitor the surrounding seas.

The radars, besides assisting the Maldives in building a maritime surveillance system, will also help India keep track of its strategic interests in the region.

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Russia Delivers First of 3 AWACS to India

A-50-2MOSCOW – Russia has delivered the first of three ordered A-50 Shmel (NATO code name Mainstay) early warning aircraft to India, Alexander Mikheyev, deputy head of the Russian arms export monopoly Rosoboronexport, said Aug. 19.

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India doesn’t have a temporary trainer aircraft

HPT-32 doesn't have a replacement for now

HPT-32 doesn't have a replacement for now

BANGALORE: The Indian Air Force has written to the government asking that it be permitted to recommence ab initio flying training of around 140 cadets at the Air Force Academy (AFA) at Dundigal near Hyderabad.

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Indian ‘Indigenous’ Tejas fighter (LCA) to get ‘foreign’ engines for power

Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA)

Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA)

NEW DELHI: India’s quest to develop its own multi-role supersonic fighter, the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), continues to falter even after25 years. Its heart also needs a foreign transplant surgery now to function properly. Continue reading

India: Bell To Withdraw From Attack Helo Trials

bell-helicopterNEW DELHI – Bell Helicopter will withdraw from India’s competition to purchase 22 attack helicopters for the Air Force. Sources close to the company here said Bell will not be able to spare the helicopter for trials as it is still in the evaluation stage. Continue reading

India Gets 1st Batch of Indigenous Cheetal Helos

Indian Home made Cheetal Helo

Indian Home made Cheetal Helo

NEW DELHI – The Indian Air Force has received four of the 10 homemade Cheetal helicopters it has ordered, with the remaining six to be delivered in two to three months, said an executive with state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL), developer of the helicopter. Continue reading

IAF aircraft crashes in Andhra, two pilots killed

IAF Trainer HPT-32

IAF Trainer HPT-32

NEW DELHI: An Indian military trainer plane ‘ HPT-32 training aircraft‘ crashed in southern India on Friday, killing its two pilots, a report said.

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