IAF presses ‘reset’ button on modernisation plans to push ‘Make in India’
The AMCA is a 5th generation-plus fighter, which would have a multitude of technologies borne out of the indigenous production of Tejas Mk-II and other contracts under `Make in India’. We expect the AMCA development to take place in a time-frame of next 15 years.
View: Bumpy road to rebuilding air power; IAF likely to remain on tenterhooks
The euphoria generated by the arrival of Rafale should not blin...
HAL to provide IAF with 83 Tejas fighters in Rs 39,000 crore deal
The biggest deal in the indigenous military aviation sector has been finali...
Now, UK pitches for joint development of future fighter jet engine
Making a pitch for the ambitious Indian plan to achieve self reliance when it comes to combat engines – a key technology area that only top defence production nations have expertise in – the UK has said that the two countries are `natural partners’. The offer comes even as Safran has said that it is ready to transfer the full technology for jet engines.
No major ‘Make in India’ defence project has taken off in 6 yrs
None of the major ‘Make in India’ projects in the defence arena, ranging from new-generation stealth submarines, minesweepers and light utility helicopters to infantry combat vehicles, transport aircraft and fighter jets, have actually taken off in the last six years. The long-pending projects are either stuck or still meandering.
Defence ministry to seek Cabinet nod for prototype of desi stealth jet
The defence establishment plans to seek the Cabinet Committee on Security’s approval for the detailed design and prototype development of the advanced medium combat aircraft by early next year with the IAF committed to the development of FGFA.
How a dogfight drove home the allure of India's arms market
Defence manufacturers big and small suddenly have a clear hint of what a lucrative market India could be.
Prime Minister's no-show makes Aero India 2019 lukewarm
The Rafale fighter jet was the centre of attraction - its flying capacity and the Make in India plans as part of the offsets for the 36-jet deal was part of display.
Ready to help India on Tejas and advanced combat aircraft projects: Lockheed Martin
"We are very open to any requirement from the government of India or the Indian Air Force for any help for the Tejas as well as the AMCA (advanced multi-role combat aircraft) project," Vivek Lall, vice president of Strategy and Business Development for Lockheed Martin told PTI in an interview without divulging specifics.
We propose full technology transfer for engine to power next gen fighters: French manufacturer Safran
Our technologies make France one of the four countries in the world to master the complete development of a fighter jet engine. And if India needs us on this particularly strategic field, we will be there. Safran is definitely ready for a partnership with India, with the full support of the French government, Safran said.
Ready to partner India, transfer technology of jet engine: Safran
The offer gains significance as India has embarked on an ambitious plan to develop an advanced multirole fighter jet, with the Air Force insisting that it should be powered with an indigenous engine and home developed weapon systems.
IAF to add clause on local engines for Advanced Multirole Combat fighters
Plans to develop the indigenous Kaveri fighter jet engine as part of the Rafale offsets deal have not taken off.
In 5 years, we aim to be self-reliant in missiles, radars and armaments: DRDO chief
The private sector has been playing a great role in the production of DRDO products. When Dr (former President APJ Abdul) Kalam started work, there were barely 30 partner companies, but now we have more than 1,800, says DRDO chief G Sateesh Reddy while inviting companies as development and production partners.
Tamil Nadu to build India’s next generation defence aircraft
The project — to be implemented in Sulur in Coimbatore district which may house the permanent base of the Tejas squadron — marks Tamil Nadu’s first major defence aircraft project.
IAF Chief strongly backs indigenous 5th generation jet, says no plan to import
Last year, the IAF issued the initial tender known as the Request for Information to global aircraft companies to produce the jets in India along with an Indian firm.