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Inducted in 1946, the Dakota was an iconic platform and in the initial years of post-independence India, was the mainstay of the transport fleet of the IAF
Exercise Gagan Shakti will also convey a message to Pakistan and China that any threat emanating from them, would be dealt with in a befitting manner
11000 sorties by 1100 aircraft, disaster-relief evacuation drills and more, the air warriors are ‘shaking the heavens and splitting the Earth’
One of the aerospace majors in the United States (US) is the Boeing Company that is virtually the pillar of strength for the US aerospace industry
Production of a fighter aircraft in India through a joint venture, will provide a major impetus to the Make in India programme in the Indian aerospace industry
While rivals battle controversies, the low-frills carrier kicks off the new financial year with impressive accolades
Rising from the ashes of 2008 economic crisis and dispelling Brexit fears, business aviators gear up for the upcoming EBACE 2018
When the G500 and G600 enter the market, they will offer the same high-speed capabilities as the G650 and G650ER and give customers additional range option for diverse business needs
The US has a lead in military UAV development in the world, but China is swiftly closing the gap, thanks to intellectual property theft, reverse engineering and innovative skills
The Dev.D actor tells us how daddy Joel Koechlin’s experiments with making light sport aircraft shaped her childhood
In the first week of April this year, a RFI for 110 fighter aircraft, single or twin-engine, was issued. Hopefully this will be pursued by the Ministry of Defence with vigour and the numbers will be appropriately enhanced to close the ever increasing deficiency in the combat fleet
Udet’s superiors soon recognised his suitability as a fighter pilot on account of his aggressive attitude and he found himself in a fighter unit flying the new Fokker EIII.
In its overall assessment, the IAF did not consider the FGFA platform suitable for induction and recommended cancellation of the project.
On April 17, 2018, the Board of Directors of the Company elected Nelson Krahenbuhl Salgado, as an interim measure, for the position of Executive Vice-President Finance and Investor Relations, replacing José Antonio de Almeida...
Czech Republic’s Aero Vodochody will team up with Israel Aerospace Industries to improve and market the light attack and trainer aircraft L-159. According to the technical and marketing cooperation agreement...
The inaugural meeting of the Defence Planning Committee (DPC) was held on May 3, 2018 under the Chairmanship of the National Security Adviser Ajit Doval.
The Indian government has announced its intention to amend a deal with the Pentagon. Instead of buying 22 unarmed Guardian naval surveillance drones, New Delhi now favours the acquisition of armed drones...
China’s fourth-generation J-10C Chengdu fighter aircraft has entered operational service with the People’s Liberation Army Air Force.
In a statement on April 14, 2018, Pakistan’s military said that it has conducted a successful test of an enhanced version of the locally-developed Babur cruise missile.
The production line of the AGM-84 Standoff Land Attack Missile (SLAM) is being restarted all for the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Israel is considering joining the potential procurement of V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft with a larger heavy-lift package that aims to replace its fleet of aged CH-53 Yasur helicopters.
The first range test of Lockheed Martin’s AGM-158C LRASM from an F/A-18 Super Hornet will take place later this year.
Marine Corps’ F/A-18 Super Hornet squadrons have fired the APKWS during recent training. The low-cost 2.75 rocket utilises a laser guidance kit that gives it a precision-kill capability and allows the Super Hornet pilots...
Lockheed Martin received on April 17, 2018, a $200 million modification for continued Terminal High Altitude Air Defense (THAAD) and Patriot system integration work.
During her keynote speech at the 34th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, on April 17, 2018, citing the National Defense Strategy, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced that beginning in 2019...
On April 19, 2018, President Trump signed a National Security Presidential Memorandum approving a new Conventional Arms Transfer (CAT) policy. He has also established a new Administration policy...
British aerospace equipment manufacturer Cobham has been selected by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) to provide oxygen systems for South Korea’s indigenous fighter KF-X.
Orbital ATK announced the successful test of a partially-3D printed warhead designed for hypersonic weapons on March 29, 2018. The testing comes just sixty days after conception...
ILA Berlin opened on April 25, 2018 and will close on April 29. Now in its 109th year, the bi-annual event held South of Berlin, presents modern aircraft, new air and space technology and features a programme of displays...