ADVANCED MEDIUM COMBAT AIRCRAFT
Chinese navy trains more fighter pilots to command warships
China currently has one aircraft carrier, Liaoning, a refit of the Soviet era ship which was commissioned in 2012. It is being largely used for training, especially to test the carrier fighter jet J-15 which has been specifically developed to operate from the decks of the aircraft carriers. According to a media report China has established a huge aircraft carrier factory. .
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...
Singapore, India air forces hold joint training exercise
To commemorate the 10th edition of the Joint Military Training, the scope of the exe...
Navy requests government for additional funds, cuts 200-ship requirement
The navy has reworked its plan of having 200 warships by 2027, in view of its fund crunch. Navy Chief Admiral said that the navy’s share of the defence budget has decreased to 13 percent this financial year from 18 percent in 2012. Another senior official said that the navy has approached all forums of the government for getting additional funds.
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.
Will Rafale be a 'game changer' for India?
Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria had said soon after taking over as air chief on September 30 that induction of the Rafale is going to be a "game changer".
Three Rafale jets handed over to India: Government
"Three Rafale fighter aircraft have been handed over to the Indian Air Force (IAF) till date which are being used for training of IAF pilots and technicians in France," Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik said in reply to a question in Lok Sabha.
India, France to deepen defence ties; agree to combat terrorism
The two ministers comprehensively reviewed the entire gamut of the bilateral defence cooperation, which is a key pillar of the India-France strategic partnership, the defence ministry said in a statement.
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.
Rafale to boost India’s air dominance, ensure security in region: Rajnath Singh
The on-time delivery was termed as an addition to the strength of the Air Force by the minister who said that the jets would live up to its name which means ‘a gust of wind’.
Rafale Judgement: End to political dogfights
The apex court's rejection on all objections on the three aspects of the deal - decision-making, pricing and the India offset partner - ratifies the right and the mandate of a government to take decisions effecting national security with different degrees of scrutiny.
India's Rafale edge: A look at all the special features of the advanced fighter jet
India in September 2016 inked a direct deal with French government to purchase 36 Rafale jets for €7.87 billion. Deal includes over €3 billion of work for the Indian industry over the next 7-8 years India to get 28 singleseater jets and 8 twinseaters for training.
Rajnath Singh flies in Tejas fighter jet, becomes first Defence Minister to fly in light combat aircraft
After the sortie which lasted for around 30 minutes, the defence minister said he chose the aircraft because it was built indigenously and described the flying experience as thrilling.
Rafale with Meteor and Scalp missiles will give India unrivalled combat capability: MBDA
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will receive the first Rafale fighter jet in Paris next week.
Apache choppers need integration with ground forces: Experts
The choppers, known as 'Tank Killers', provide close air support to armoured formations and ground forces by flying at 'tree-top heights'.
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