The inaugural firing of 70mm rocket and 20mm turret guns of Light Combat Helicopter LCH Prachand, was successfully executed, both by day & night.
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) handed over the Twin-Seater trainer version of LCA Tejas to the Indian Air Force in Bengaluru on October 04. HAL has an order of 18 Twin-Seater from IAF and is planning to deliver eight Twin-Seater in FY 2023-24. Further, 10 Twin-Seater would be delivered progressively by 2026-27. LCA Tejas Twin-Seater is a lightweight, all-weather multi-role 4.5 generation aircraft.
The Indian Air Force is planning to order 156 more Prachand Light Combat Helicopters from HAL, as part of the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative. These helicopters will be deployed at both the China and Pakistan border by the IAF and the Indian Army. The IAF has already inducted 15 of these helicopters in the past 15 months.
Chandrayaan-3 on Thursday achieved a significant milestone as the Vikram lander detached from the spacecraft’s propulsion module.
The Lander Module comprising the lander (Vikram) and the rover (Pragyan) is now ready to be lowered to an orbit that takes it closer to the Moon’s surface. The soft landing on the Lunar south pole is scheduled on August 23.
U.S President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed India’s plans to procure General Atomics MQ-9B High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) Unmanned Aerial vehicles (UAV), the joint statement issued last week after talks between the two leaders said. This sets the stage for the acquisition of 31 of these armed UAVs, 15 SeaGuardians for the Indian Navy and 16 SkyGuardians — eight each for the Indian Army and Air Force.
The National Aerospace Laboratories (NAL), which has developed HANSA-New Generation (NG), a two-seater trainer aircraft, is in the process of finalising a production partner to manufacture the aircraft. HANSA-NG features a state-of-the-art glass cockpit, Rotax-912iSc sports engine and steerable nose wheel and is a successor to the HANSA aircraft which was developed two decades ago…
Ten Test Pilots and fourFlight Test Engineers of the 45th Flight Test Course graduated from the Air Force Test Pilots School (AFTPS) in Bangalore yesterday, after successfully completing 47 weeks of a rigorous and multi-discipline training curriculum. AFTPS is integral to the Aircraft and Systems Testing Establishment (ASTE), and is among the eight recognised Test Pilot Schools globally.
NEW DELHI — India’s top decision-maker on defense matters has endorsed the purchase of 70 locally made HTT-40 basic trainer aircraft for $388.5 million. Defence Minister Rajnath Sigh tweeted on Wednesday that the Cabinet Committee on Security, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the procurement plan. The government will sign a contract for the…
The 14th edition of the Aero India airshow will be held in Bengaluru from February 13-17. The event will include a significant trade fair of the aerospace and defence sectors, as well as involvement from international think tanks. The event will support the goal of Make in India in addition to boosting the local aviation…