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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Kalyani group form JV with Rafael 

India’s Bharat Forge arm Kalyani Strategic Systems today entered into a joint venture (JV) partnership with Israel's Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. The JV Company ‘Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems Pvt Ltd’ will address programmes in relation to BMP II upgrade, tactical control systems, other advanced systems and other such programmes floated or to be...

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FGFA likely to back on tracks; negotiation for 200 Kamov 226T helicopter begins

India and Russia has resumed the negotiations to resolve the stalled developmental cost issues with the Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA)/ Perspective Multi-role Fighter (PMF) -code name of the project in India, which is to be jointly developed by both the countries. Previously, both the countries had signed cooperation agreement in 2007 and...

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India plans to procure US-2 aircraft from Japan

India plans to procure six US-2 aircrafts for the Indian Navy between 2017 and 2022 from Japan-based ShinMaywa Industries. Six aircrafts are proposed to be bought in the next phase. The procurement is likely to be through government to government route with the initial purchase being off the shelf. Further, the deal when...

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Boeing offers to make F/A-18 fighters in India

US aircraft manufacturer Boeing has offered to manufacture its F/A-18 fighter jets in India through the Government's ‘Make in India’ programme. Previously, F/A-18 lost out in the Medium Multi-Role Fighter Aircraft (MMRCA) procurement programme, initiated to replace the ageing aircrafts for the Indian Air Force.The F/A-18 Super Hornet is a twinengine, supersonic, all...

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LCA Tejas fires Derby Missile

India's Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas achieved a major milestone by firing a Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM) Derby from its one of the limited series production - LSP-7. These weapon trials are part of the Final Operational Clearance (FOC) mandate. Tejas is also scheduled to fire a Close Combat Missile (CCM)...

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Appointment

Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba took over the reins of Western Naval Command (WNC) as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C) from Vice Admiral SPS Cheema. Vice Admiral Lanba is a recipient of the Param Vishist Seva Medal and the Athi Vishist Seva Medal for distinguished service of an exceptionally high order. He is a...

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Russian company may open service centre in India

Russian company ASC Aeronautical Equipment - is planning to open a service centre in India by creating a Joint Venture. This company will be engaged in repairing and maintaining components of the Antonov and Ilyushin transport aircraft and Mi series helicopters currently operating in India, supplying accessories and ground equipment, and ensuring all...

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