Indo-Russian joint venture for light military helicopters moves to next stage
Defence acquisition council to examine bid that promises 62 percent technology transfer on platform; production line being readied. The joint venture – the supply 200 of the Kamov Ka 226T choppers to the army and air force – was the first government level defence deal finalised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi after he came to power.
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HAL posts over Rs 21,100 crore turnover in 2019-20
During 2019-20, 31 new aircraft / helicopters and 117 new engines were produced and overhaul of 199 aircraft / helicopters and 490 engines were undertaken.
Boby Chemmanur group to invest Rs 250 crore in helicopter taxi service
The group will acquire ten helicopters on wet lease in phases to ferry people to tourist destinations.
India likely to sign multi billion dollar naval helicopter deal with US by year end
The Navy considers these choppers extremely essential as their absence poses serious operational risks to warships at sea.
US Naval helicopter purchase: It's been requirement of Indian Navy, says defence expert PK Sehgal
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In a first, India figures on arms exporters list
The latest data on global arms transfer by SIPRI shows that Indian imports have come down since 2015.
HAL gets initial clearance for light helicopter that will replace aging Cheetah & Chetak choppers
Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) is a single-engine, lightweight and highly agile three-ton utility helicopter, indigenously designed and developed to meet the operational requirements of the Army and the Indian Air Force. The LUH will soon replace the ageing fleet of Cheetah and Chetak helicopters.
Agusta chopper scam: Two government officials claim secret information was leaked
Middleman Christian Michel hired ex-air force official to track file movement, say witnesses. The duo — a former Indian Air Force official have recently deposed in a special court as CBI witnesses. According to them, Michel had “religiously kept track” of the movement of the file of the deal through the retired official.
HAL offers new multirole chopper to Indian armed forces
"We have apprised Defence Minister Rajnath Singh of the progress made on the design and development of the multirole helicopter for induction in the IAF, Navy and Army," HAL Chairman R. Madhavan said. "We hope to develop the new helicopter in the next 8-10 years when the present fleet of medium lift copters are scheduled to be phased out," he said.
India, US sign contract for additional Apache attack choppers
The FMS contract for the Apache includes munitions, training, aircraft certification, and components includes engines, EO sensors and the radar. The direct commercial sale portion of the contract primarily consists of the aircraft (less engines/sensors), logistic support, spares and services.
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