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Aero India 2017 draws to a close

Curtains came down on the Aero India – 2017 at Air Force Station Yelahanka in Bengaluru. Having evolved over the years, the 11th edition of the event went through smoothly without a glitch drawing unprecedented crowds that bear testimony to the premier Air Show of Asia having come of age.

The highlights of this year’s show have been:

(a)        Participation… Read More

Aero India 2017: US, Indian govts talking on making F-16 in India

American defence major Lockheed Martin said discussions are currently taking place between the US and Indian governments on the company’s plans to set up manufacturing base for F-16 fighter jets in India.

American defence major Lockheed Martin today said discussions are currently taking place between the US and Indian governments on the company’s… Read More

Lockheed Martin Awarded U.S. Navy Contract for Full-Rate Production of Avionics Test System

The U.S. Navy has approved full rate production for Lockheed Martin’s Electronic Consolidated Automated Support System (eCASS). Lockheed Martin is set to deliver 63 eCASS stations to the U.S. Navy as part of a $166 million contract.

The new eCASS technology has a smaller footprint than the legacy CASS and is faster and more reliable. Customers will… Read More

Aero India 2017: BEL unveils first-ever digitised radio comm set

BEL is expected to hand over a couple of these radio sets to the Indian Army in March for evaluation, and a version for the navy is also under consideration.The Digital India initiative may have just received a boost with Bharat Electronics limited unveiling their first-ever digitised radio communication set, STARS-V mark III.Visitors at the BEL stall-Indian Bureaucracy

BEL’s Navratna Defense… Read More

Modi’s Make in India initiative comes good at Aero India show

Several global defence firms have signed up with local Indian companies during the ongoing Aero India show to expand, manufacture locally and encourage Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Make in India” initiative.

Defence firm Aequs Private Ltd said that it will open a multi-capability aerospace and defence manufacturing facility in Tuem, Goa, to … Read More

Saab, Adani Group in discussions for fighter jet manufacturing deal

Saab AB of Sweden, makers of Gripen fighter jets, is in talks with the Gautam Adani-led Adani Group for a manufacturing partnership, a person aware of the development said.

Saab is one of two firms in the race for India’s next multi-billion fighter jet order. The other is Lockheed Martin Corp. of the US, which makes the F-16 jets. Saab has promised to build what… Read More

Aero India 2017: Govt sets terms for fighter jet deals

Whoever bags the next big fighter jet deal will have to set up a facility in India and produce those planes under the proposed strategic partnership model—with no exceptions granted, defence minister Manohar Parrikar said .

He was responding to a question on recent reports that US-plane maker Lockheed Martin is reviewing the clearances taken to make F-16… Read More

Make in India recce jet, LCH steals aero show

Make in India seems to be the focus of this year’s Aero India. The 11th edition of Asia’s biggest aviation spectacle started at the Yelahanka airbase in Bengaluru .

A day after the IAF inducted the first indigenously developed all-weather airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) system on the inaugural day of the show, the Army on Wednesday… Read More

Aero India 2017: Netra, a home-grown eye in the sky

A few minutes after noon , Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar stepped out of a gleaming, silver colored aircraft, christened “Netra” at Aero India 2017, and remarked “it’s an important hallmark to have an indigenous system,” marking the fruition of late prime minister Indira Gandhi’s dream for a home-grown eye in the sky, the Airborne Early Warning… Read More

Russia pulls out all stops for Aero India 2017

Amid noise of fighter jets flying overhead and helicopters rumbling in the background, Aero India 2017 came alive on Tuesday. Amid the din, in Hall A at the air show, the Russians showed that they have arrived in force.

Be it the Su-30MKI multirole fighter or the IL-76MD-96a transport aircraft, Russia has always been India’s tried and trusted friend accounting… Read More

Anil Ambani to Fly Sortie in Rafale Aircraft at Aero India

Industrialist Anil Ambani is all set to take to the skies for a sortie in the French Rafale fighter at the Yelahanka IAF base in Bengaluru, venue of Aero India 2017.

Mr Ambani, also known as the Marathon Man for his distance-running abilities, will be kitted in flying overalls, G suit, Armee de l’Air jacket torso harness, flying boots and helmet with oxygen… Read More

Boeing to showcase range of advanced capabilities at Aero India 2017

Boeing will showcase a broad range of aerospace capabilities at the upcoming Aero India 2017 show, to be held from February 14-18 at Air Force Station Yelahanka in Bengaluru. Boeing’s participation at the show will highlight its enduring defense and commercial footprint in India and demonstrate alignment with the ‘Make in India’ initiative.

Boeing’s… Read More