HAL has designs on a full LCA for Navy

  After playing a prominent supporting role in the Light Combat Aircraft naval prototype’s tricky landing and take-off debuts from a Navy ship last week-end, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd eyes the prospect of fully designing and developing a twin-engine fighter plane for the Navy if or when an occasion comes up.…

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India 5th Gen AMCA Program will boost defence industry

  It is expected that one of the most ambitious ventures by India’s defense establishment ever undertaken involving design and prototype development of Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) would get the approval by the Cabinet Committee on Security early next year. This project involves the development of a fifth-generation fighter…

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Air Force Chief Goes For Sortie On HAL’s Trainer Aircraft

  Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria on Thursday undertook a sortie in the basic trainer aircraft HTT-40 in Bengaluru, becoming the first serving Chief of Air Staff to fly in the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited developed aircraft at the prototype stage. During the sortie he assessed the aircraft's flying characteristics including…

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Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria to fly HAL’s HTT-40 next week

  In his maiden visit as a Chief of Air Staff to Bangalore from November 13-15, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria will be flying Hindustan Aeronautics Limited’s (HAL), HTT-40 (Basic trainer aircraft). Confirming this, the top HAL officer told Financial Express Online that, “The Air Chief will fly one of…

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Short of fighter planes, Air Force wants HAL to hasten production

  Faced with a depleting jet fleet, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has suggested to the government that it needed a speedier ‘make in India’ by public sector giant Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. Over the next 16-18 years, the IAF would require more than 300 jets made by the HAL. At…

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