February 2021 – AERO INDIA

Rafael Completes the Development of the I-Derby ER Air-to-Air Missile

 Rafael Completes Development of the Ground-based Air Defense Version
 Rear Admiral Ajay Kochhar Assumes FOCWF
 Indian Navy Signs Contract for Eight Missile Cum Ammunition Barges
 Rafael wins U.S. Contract for EMP-Protected Radio
 Rear Admiral Tarun Sobti Takes Over As FOCEF
 Egypt Awards Contract to MBDA for VL MICA New Generation Surface-to-Air System
 Tawazun and MBDA Parter SmartGlider Development
 GA-ASI and GKN Aerospace Expand Strategic Partnership
 Rear Admiral Atul Anand Takes Over as FOMA
 CAS Visits Bangladesh
 DRDO Hands Over Licensing Technology to Godrej & Boyce for MML SP
 Arquus launches the Scarabee at IDEX 2021
 French Minister Florence Parly to soon Launch SNLE 3G for the Navy
 Germany to Procure Rafael’s Trophy APS for Leopard 2 MBTs
 Debrief Regarding TROPEX-21 Held in Kochi
 INS Pralaya Set to Participate in NAVDEX 21 and IDEX 21
 Nexter Group to Participate at IDEX 2021
 Army and Air Force Carry Out Joint User Trials of Helina Missile
 China’s Turns Adversity into Advantage In Case of Zhuhai Air Show
 BAE Systems Bags a Multimillion Dollar Contract from US Space Force
 L&T Completes Delivery of K9 Vajra Howitzers to the Indian Army
 GRSE Delivers One Fast Patrol Vessel to Seychelles
 BNS Prottoy on a Visit to Mumbai
 ALINDIEN Visits Western Naval Command
 Indian Navy to Acquire Five Diving Support Craft
 Kalashnikov to Present AK-19 Assault Rifle at IDEX-2021
 TROPEX-21 Underway, to Culminate by Third Week of February
 IIT Delhi and Indian Navy Sign MoU
 Nordic Unmanned Acquires Two Camcopter S-100 UAS
 Lockheed Martin, TASL Join Hands for Navy’s NUH Programme
 MSMEs to Aerospace & Defence Manufacturing to double in the next five years: Dr. Ajay Kumar, Defence Secretary, Government of India
 HAL Hands Over ALHs to the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard
 HAL’s LUH (Army Variant) Receives IOC
 HAL and Rolls-Royce Expand Partnership
 GRSE Undertakes Order to Build One FPV for Seychelles
 CAS Launches ‘HAVAI’ Portal
 Armies of the US and India Begin Ex Yudh Abhyas in Rajasthan




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The ambitious programme has a long way to go

The Indian Connection

Lockheed Martin manufactures the empennages of C130-Js in Hyderabad

Rolls-Royce is committed to partnering India’s progress towards self-reliance

Rolls-Royce, President, India & South Asia, Kishore Jayaraman

A New Era is Here

Boeing’s KC-46A Pegasus refueller can be a boon for the IAF

RAC MiG enters into a Strategic Partnership with AEPL

AEPL will provide post-warranty product support of MiG 29K/KUB aircraft, Associated Systems, Ground Support Equipment (GSE) and Special to Type Test Equipment (STTE) present in the inventory of the Indian Navy

Airbus and Flytech to Train Drone Pilots in India

The partnership will help to develop a drone ecosystem in the country

The Future is Bright

Though policies are in place, Bharat Forge says that attitudes need to change too

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Working Together

Boeing and Air Works announce strategic collaboration for maintenance support of key defence platforms

HAL, MIDHANI Sign MoU for Collaboration for Development and Production of Composite Raw Materials
HAL, GE Aviation Sign Contract for Supply of Forgings
One Step Closer to Indigenisation

HAL’s new facility has production capacity of making 16 aircraft every year

Traffic on the Runway

Defence minister Rajnath Singh opens Aero India 2021 with the contract of 83 Tejas for HAL

Dash of Spice

Rafael extends SPICE 250 range with new turbojet engine

Desi Vibes

BEL delivers transmit/receive modules to Thales for Rafale RBE2 Radar

MiG-35: Legacy Plane for the Indian Air Force

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The Show Must Go on

Foreign participation is much less at Aero India 2021 as compared to last time

F-15EX First Flight Clears Path for Deliveries to USAF

IAI to Supply Loitering Munition Systems to Asian Countries
Lockheed Martin reaffirms commitment to advancing India’s security and industrial capabilities at Aero India 2021
The Commonality and Interoperability Benefits That Indian Navy Will Get as a Result of F/A-18 Super Hornet on Indian Navy Carriers Would Be Unmatched
MBDA showcases Make in India commitment during Aero India 2021
Rolls-Royce reaffirms India commitment at Aero India 2021
HAL-Built Helicopters are at Par with any Contemporaries in its Class and are Capable of Fulfilling Various Operational Requirements of Indian Armed Forces
Accelerating the modernisation of the Indian armed forces with future-ready aircraft
Rosoboronexport to Present Russia’s Aviation, AD and EW Products at Aero India 2021
Rafael to Showcase Air Defence and Other Capabilities at Aero India










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