Combat Aircraft

  • India rolls out its first indigenous Light Combat Aircraft Tejas 20-12-2013 10:03 AM

    Bangalore: India has rolled out its first indigenous Light Combat Aircraft Tejas in Bangalore on Friday. Defence Minister AK Antony, MoS Defence Jitendra Singh and Air Force chief NAK Browne attended the event. The launch comes after the ambitious project started nearly 20 years ago. The first batch of the...
  • IAF set to fly indigenous fighter Tejas after initial operational clearance 19-12-2013 01:37 PM

    World's lightest and India developed supersonic fighter Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas is battle-ready for testing by its air force pilots three decades after it was conceived, designed and developed with cost overruns and inordinate delays. "The home-grown aircraft is ready for flight tests by Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots...
  • INS Vikrant showcases our capabilities to the world: Surya Gangadharan 13-08-2013 05:20 PM

    India launched its first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant on Monday. It is the biggest warship to be built by India and will also mark India's entry into a select club of countries capable of designing and building a carrier of this size. India is now only the fifth county...
  • Antony's wife to launch 1st indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant 11-08-2013 01:48 PM

    Kochi: India will launch its first indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant on Monday, making an entry into a select club of countries capable of designing and building a carrier of this size and capability. Defence Minister AK Antony's wife Elizabeth will launch the 37,500 tonne carrier at Kochi shipyard close...
  • Air Chief Marshal Browne confirms MiG-21 phase out to begin in 2017 24-05-2013 10:47 AM

    New Delhi: After 50 years of service, the phaseout of the MiG-21 will begin in 2017 as confirmed by Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne. It is expected to be replaced by the Light Combat Aircraft (LAC) Tejas. IAF operates about 80 (four squadrons) of these Russian-origin planes in its fleet...
  • Tejas aircraft deficient in at least 100 technical parameters: Experts 12-04-2013 01:02 PM

    New Delhi: The light combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas is deficient in at least 100 technical parameters, said experts associated with the project. They also alleged that the initial operation clearance granted to Tejas two years ago was given despite the aircraft not meeting various crucial technical parameters. The experts said...
  • India to wrap up MMRCA deal in four weeks: IAF 19-11-2011 10:53 AM

    Bangalore: IAF will make public in four weeks the winner of India's biggest-ever Rs 42,000 crore military contract to acquire 126 medium multi-role combat aircraft (MMRCA), Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne said in Bangalore. "We are calculating very hard. There is a lot of work going on. I expect (in)...
  • Combat jet deal winner to be finalised in 6-8 weeks 04-11-2011 07:32 PM

    New Delhi: The multi-billion dollar deal to procure 126 combat aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF) entered its last phase on Friday with Defence Ministry opening commercial bids of the two European contenders to determine the lowest bidder, a process that is expected to take six to eight weeks....
  • Govt approves IAF's MMRCA offset proposals 07-10-2011 06:56 PM

    New Delhi: Defence Ministry on Friday cleared the way for opening the commercial bids of two shortlisted vendors in the multi-billion dollar combat aircraft deal by approving their offset proposals here. After the bids are opened, the Defence Ministry will be able to determine the lowest bidder in the deal...
  • Decision on $ 10 bn MMRCA deal today 07-10-2011 01:02 PM

    New Delhi: The Defence Acquisition Council will decide on Friday which company will be given India's over $10 billion Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) deal. The race to supply for 126 fighter jets is between two European offerings - the French Rafale and the Eurofighter Typhoon, manufactured by a European...
  • LCA project delayed: IAF Chief 04-10-2011 09:48 AM

    New Delhi: India's ambitious project to develop indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) has suffered a setback as the Initial Operational Clearance (IOC) for the aircraft was delayed by another year. "As far as LCA is concerned, there was an initial IOC in January this year. We were supposed to get...
  • 'The Tejas Story' is not an easy read 08-08-2011 06:56 PM

    This is a three year old book - but I got my hands on it quite recently. So please pardon the delay, if you're already familiar with the title. Personally, I was fascinated simply because it's about India's very own Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) project. Today, it goes by the...
  • HAL's first indigenous aircraft battling apathy 18-06-2011 04:28 PM

    Bangalore: On Friday, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) was all geared up for the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of one of their greatest contributions to Indian Aviation, HF-24 (Marut), but the organisation has fallen short of acknowledging their own work, as the fighter aircraft has not been featured on their own website....
  • Antony asks DRDO to build credible missile system 03-06-2011 05:24 PM

    New Delhi: Defence Minister A K Antony on Friday asked the DRDO to prioritise the development of 5,000 km range ballistic missile while building a credible missile defence system for the country. He also congratulated the Defence Research Development Organisation for developing the interceptor missile allowing India to join an...