Fighter Jet

  • MiG jets designer Rostislav Belyakov dies at 94 01-03-2014 11:00 PM

    Moscow: The maker of MiG fighter jets says that its chief designer Rostislav Belyakov has died. He was 94. The company said in a statement that Belyakov died on Friday in Moscow following an unspecified illness. Belyakov became the MiG chief designer in 1969, succeeding the firm's founder, Artyom Mikoyan,...
  • HAL Tejas Light Combat Aircraft joins the Indian Air force

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    Alright folks, the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Tejas Mk-I is all set to achieve Initial Operational Clearance-2 on December 20. Forget the critics, this combat...

  • India to finalise Rafale deal by March: IAF official 17-10-2013 09:17 PM

    India will finalise a $15 billion deal to buy 126 Rafale fighter jets from France's Dassault Aviation by March 2014, an Indian air force official said on Thursday, after the deal had been held up by differences over local manufacturing. New Delhi picked the Rafale for exclusive negotiations in January...
  • UK fighters escort Pakistan plane to airport; 2 arrested 24-05-2013 09:13 PM

    London: British fighter jets escorted a Pakistan International Airlines passenger plane to Stansted Airport near London on Friday, where police went on board and arrested two men on suspicion of endangering an aircraft. Passengers were leaving the plane and no one was hurt in the incident, a spokesman for the...
  • UK: Fighter jets escort a Pak passenger plane in British airspace 24-05-2013 06:58 PM

    London: Britain launched fighter jets on Friday to escort a Pakistan International Airlines plane carrying 297 passengers from Lahore after it was diverted from Manchester, a spokesman for the Defence Ministry said. Flight PK709 from the city of Lahore in Pakistan was due to land at Manchester Airport in north...
  • China deploys Su-27 fighters in Tibet, can target key Indian air bases 20-05-2013 11:52 AM

    New Delhi: China's all-weather fighter base in Tibet is now widening its range of options in the event of a conflict with India. Intelligence intercepts and satellite monitoring has confirmed that China may have to some extent overcome Tibet's extreme altitude and temperatures to operationalise an all-weather airfield near the...
  • Iran unveils new indigenous fighter jet 03-02-2013 09:42 AM

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  • Japan sends fighters up after China plane flies over disputed islands 13-12-2012 02:36 PM

    China's Foreign Ministry has said Japan should stop entering the disputed territory. ...
  • India becomes third biggest US arms purchaser 08-12-2011 02:44 PM

    Washington: Just years after US resumed weapons sales to New Delhi, India has jumped to become third biggest arms purchaser from America logging contracts worth over USD 4.5 billion last year alone. Had the US firms bagged India's biggest ever deal for fighter jets, New Delhi would have been on...
  • 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....
  • Pentagon awaits India's interest in fighter jets 02-11-2011 09:07 AM

    Washington: The Pentagon is still interested in selling its fighter jets to India, which recently decided against it, and is seriously exploring the potential of co-development of military weapons systems with India. In a nine-page report to the Congress on Tuesday, the Pentagon acknowledged that India's recent decision not to...
  • 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...
  • Prince Harry wants to be an astronaut: report 07-08-2011 07:25 PM

    London: Britain's intrepid Prince Harry wants to be the first Royal in space and wants to undergo NASA training, according to a media report. "It's his dream to be the first Royal in space," The Sun quoted a Royal source as saying. Army pilot Harry, 26, is a Star Trek...
  • India to build its own stealth fighter jet 07-08-2011 06:33 PM

    New Delhi: India is getting ready to add another fighter aircraft to its fleet with the DRDO working on an Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft. In a little over a decade from now the Indian Air Force will be needing replacements for its MiG-29, Mirage and Jaguar fighters. The DRDO through...
  • CNN-IBN flies light combat aircraft Tejas 12-02-2011 05:54 PM

    CNN-IBN brings you the thrill involved in flying India's first home-grown fighter jet. ...
  • IAF's aerobatic team set to perform at Aero India 11-02-2011 11:28 AM

    Bangalore: The Indian Air Force's aerobatic team - Surya Kiran - will perform at the Bangalore air show on Friday. The pilots of the Surya Kiran team feel it is a privilege to fly the machines and say it's a different high when they paint the Indian skies in tri...
  • India's indigenous fighter to fly at aero show 07-02-2011 05:23 PM

    Bangalore: Almost three decades after it was conceived and after running up a staggering 3,000 percent cost escalation, India's indigenously developed fighter will on Wednesday for the first time be seen in its true role of a combat jet at the AeroIndia international air show in Bangalore. The Tejas light...
  • Boy, 7, almost buys fighter jet on eBay 04-02-2011 03:02 PM

    Sydney: A seven-year-old British boy nearly bought a real-life Harrier fighter jet for $ 113,515 via online shopping. The boy hit the "buy it now" button to purchase the fighter jet, which was put on sale at the online store eBay. But his father quickly apologised to the sellers, saying...
  • US may allow India to acquire fifth-gen jets 28-01-2011 08:25 AM

    Washington: The US is open to Indian participation in its Joint Strike Fighter programme that would finally lead to its purchase of fifth generation F-35 Lightning II stealth fighter, a top Pentagon official said on Thursday. "There is nothing on our side, no principle which bars that on our side,...