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Indian Air Force Receives Twin-Seater Trainer Version Of LCA Tejas From HAL

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.


Chandrayaan-3 Hits Milestone

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.


The India-U.S. deal for 31 MQ-9B Drones

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.


Aero India to begin in February 2023

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…