Aerial Systems

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