Aerial Systems

Southern Soiree – May 2018
DefExpo 2018 showcased India’s military might to the local populace
By Ghazala Wahab

Deft Move – May 2018
Boeing paves the ground for Next-Gen Super Hornet
A FORCE Report

Done Deal – May 2018
Russian Helicopters is waiting for the contract of 200 Ka-226T helicopters to be signed soon
By Younis Ahmad Kaloo

Critical Gap-Fillers – May 2018
Lockheed Martin packs in a comprehensive portfolio for India
By Aditya Kakkar

Ready for Action – May 2018
Saab is fully prepared to deliver India’s new very-short-range air-defence (VSHORAD) system by the end of the year

Step Forward – May 2018
Ukraine and India expand their military-technical cooperation
A FORCE Report

ILA 2018 at a Glance – May 2018
HENSOLDT, Elettronica, Indra and Thales Team Up for European MALE Drone Programme

Science of War – April 2018
An unreal Defence Production Policy cannot rejuvenate India’s defence industry
By Pravin Sawhney and Ghazala Wahab

Rethink and Reorganise – April 2018
Bhamre report is scathing in its attack on the MoD for the sorry state of affairs in defence procurement
By Maj. Gen. Mrinal Suman (retd)

Indigenise to Grow – April 2018
Defence investments should focus on technology that can help to Make in India
By RAdm. Sudhir Pillai (retd)

If Ka-226T Wins the Tender, Then a Synergetic Effect Will Appear Due to the Loading of the Russian and Indian Joint Venture, Where the Order Will Be Placed – April 2018
Director general, Russian Helicopters Holding Company, Andrey Boginskiy

In this interview, Thomas Breckenridge, Vice President, Global Sales – India, Boeing Defense, Space & Security, outlines Boeing’s proposal to make the F/A-18 Super Hornet in India and how it is evolving to meet future threat requirements of the warfighter – April 2018
F/A-18 Super Hornet for India: Multi-role, Combat Tested and Built for the Future

Future Forward – April 2018
Tata Boeing Aerospace Inaugurates Apache Fuselage Facility in Hyderabad

Seriously Lacking – April 2018
In the coming decade there will be a huge requirement of MALE-UAVs in the armed forces
By Prasun K. Sengupta

Real Threats – April 2018
India is developing sophisticated CBRN defence technologies to be prepared in case of an eventuality
By Younis Ahmad Kaloo

Sky is the Limit – March 2018
HAL offers private players to license manufacture ALH Dhruv for civil operations
By Younis Ahmad Kaloo

Time for Action – March 2018
Safran Helicopter Engines and HAL’s joint venture Helicopter Engines MRO Pvt Ltd set to take-off
A FORCE Report

Offshore Activities – February 2018
China is aggressively building on the reefs and shoals in South China Sea
By Prasun K. Sengupta

Leap of Faith – January 2018
With digital designing, Russian Helicopters moves towards modern production techniques for Ka-226T
By Ghazala Wahab

Flight of the ‘Gryfalcon’ – January 2018
The new generation MMRCA for PLAN is getting ready to take-off
By Prasun K. Sengupta

Weapon of Choice – November 2017
Air launch BrahMos-A is ready to be tested end 2017
By Pravin Sawhney

Wind Beneath India’s Wings – November 2017
IATA’s new report projects India as the third largest aviation market by 2025
By Aditya Kakkar

Poised for A Hattrick – October 2017
Astra-1 BVRAAM, QR-SAM and NG-ARM will be used by a family of precision-guided weapons
By Prasun K. Sengupta

The F/A-18 will provide unmatched benefits to not only the Indian armed forces but also to India’s indigenous aerospace manufacturing sector – October 2017
President Boeing India, Pratyush Kumar

Future Ready – October 2017
Boeing’s KC-46A tanker is more capable, efficient and versatile compared to others
By Jim Eisenhart

Fighter Par Excellence – October 2017
F-16 Block 70 stays ahead of its competitors with constant upgradation

Friendship Matters – September 2017
Delay in acquiring US-2 aircraft doesn’t bode well for Indo-Japanese ties
By Pravin Sawhney

It’s All in the Eyes – September 2017
Pilots gain the upper hand with new age helmet mounted display systems
By Younis Ahmad Kaloo

Apache Indian – September 2017
The Indian Air Force is preparing to induct the much sought-after Boeing AH-64E helicopters
By Jaison Deepak

Trained to Excel – September 2017
Boeing India and AIESL sign MoU for AME apprenticeship programme
By Younis Ahmad Kaloo

UDAN Takes-Off – September 2017
The second round of bidding for UDAN has piqued the interest of airlines but operational status remains hazy
By Aditya Kakkar

We are Keen on Inducting DRDO AIP Without Any Add-Ons. Our Prototype is Available and Working… (it) has Been Partially Tested. The Full Testing Should be Ready by the End of This Year – August 2017
Chairman, Defence Research and Development Organisation and Secretary, Department of Defence R&D, Dr S. Christopher

In Time UAC Will Become a Single Window For all Aftersales Support Activities for all Aviation Platforms Developed and Manufactured in Russia – August 2017
President, United Aircraft Corporation, Yury Slyusar

Nearly 800 Platforms Deployed by the Indian Armed Forces Are Equipped with Safran Inertial Reference Systems – August 2017
CEO, Safran India, Stephane Lauret

An Industrial Bonanza – December 2016
Lockheed Martin has offered to transfer its entire production line to the IAF
A FORCE Report

Done Deal – October 2016
The contract for 36 Rafale MMRCA is finally signed
By Prasun K. Sengupta

Sturdy Backbone – October 2016
Sweden aggressively pitches for Gripen-E sales in India
By Dilip Kumar Mekala

Top up Order – April 2014
IAF releases RFI for 106 PC-7 MK II Basic Trainers to be procured under the ‘Buy & Make (Indian)’ category
By Atul Chandra

The Game Changer – February 2014
The Avro replacement procurement plan can boost India’s indigenous industries
By AVM Manmohan Bahadur (retd)

Slow to Deliver – December 2013
As delays in the acquisition process pile up, more needs to be done to maintain the pace of modernisation of aviation assets
By Atul Chandra

Opportunity Beckons – August 2013
A multitude of programmes will stretch HAL’s capabilities to the limit
By Atul Chandra

Lost Opportunity – March 2013
Aero India 2013 too missed the bus
By Pravin Sawhney and Ghazala Wahab

Success in Simulation
HATSOFF offers full motion/full mission training on three different helicopter types
By Atul Chandra

Fast Track
HAL’s aircraft division will make, upgrade and overhaul over seven aircraft types by 2015
By Atul Chandra

Man, Money and Machines – December 2011
HAL and India’s future as an aerospace power are inextricable
By Atul Chandra