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India’s HAL to Double Annual Production Rate of Tejas Light Combat Aircraft From 8 to 16
November 07, 2018

India’s HAL to Double Annual Production Rate of Tejas Light Combat Aircraft From 8 to 16

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited is opening a new production facility in 2020 to double the production of Tejas LCA per annum.
India’s Air Force Completes Development Trials of Astra Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile
October 05, 2018

India’s Air Force Completes Development Trials of Astra Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile

By Franz-Stefan Gady
India’s first domestically developed beyond visual range air-to-air missile is ready for induction into service.

India Successfully Test Fires Indigenous Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile
September 28, 2018

India Successfully Test Fires Indigenous Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Indian Air Force has successfully test fired the Astra air-to-air missile as part of a series of pre-induction trials.

India’s Tejas Light Combat Aircraft Conducts First-Ever Aerial Refueling
September 11, 2018

India’s Tejas Light Combat Aircraft Conducts First-Ever Aerial Refueling

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Indian Air Force carried out its first mid-air refueling of the indigenously developed Tejas LCA on September 10.

Lockheed Martin to Build F-16 Wings in India
September 06, 2018

Lockheed Martin to Build F-16 Wings in India

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Lockheed Martin announced that it will build all future F-16 wings with a local partner.
India Successfully Tests Indigenous Air-Launched Anti-Tank Guided Missile
August 23, 2018

India Successfully Tests Indigenous Air-Launched Anti-Tank Guided Missile

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A Helina anti-tank guided missile was successfully test fired from an Indian Army helicopter this month.

HAL Chief: Tejas Light Combat Aircraft Will Be ‘Backbone’ of Indian Air Force’s ‘Combat Power’
August 09, 2018

HAL Chief: Tejas Light Combat Aircraft Will Be ‘Backbone’ of Indian Air Force’s ‘Combat Power’

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The head of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited flew in the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft earlier this week.
India, Russia in Advanced Talks for 48 Additional M-17-V5 Helicopters
July 24, 2018

India, Russia in Advanced Talks for 48 Additional M-17-V5 Helicopters

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Indian defense ministry is in the final stages of concluding an agreement for the purchase of 48 M-17-V5 helicopters from Russia.

India’s Air Force to Participate in Australia’s ‘Pitch Black’ Air Combat Exercise
July 23, 2018

India’s Air Force to Participate in Australia’s ‘Pitch Black’ Air Combat Exercise

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Indian Air Force will for the first time participate in the Royal Australian Air Force’s biennial ‘Pitch Black’ air combat drill.

India’s Light Combat Aircraft Misses Deadline for Final Operational Clearance
July 10, 2018

India’s Light Combat Aircraft Misses Deadline for Final Operational Clearance

By Franz-Stefan Gady
India’s Tejas Light Combat Aircraft missed another deadline to become fully combat-ready.

US Approves Sale of 6 More Apache AH-64E Attack Helicopters to India
June 13, 2018

US Approves Sale of 6 More Apache AH-64E Attack Helicopters to India

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of the helicopter gunships on June 12.
India’s Tejas Light Combat Aircraft Faces Further Delays
May 24, 2018

India’s Tejas Light Combat Aircraft Faces Further Delays

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Serial production of the Tejas is encountering additional delays as the Indian Air Force is requesting the incorporation of new and upgraded systems.

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