India notifies drone certification scheme to boost indigenous manufacturing

NEW DELHI: India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) on Wednesday notified a drone certification scheme to ensure minimum safety and quality requirements as it will boost indigenous manufacturing, an official statement said. “The drone certification scheme notified on January 26, 2022, under Rule 7 of the liberalized Drone Rules, 2021 will help in simpler, faster […]

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China sends 39 warplanes toward Taiwan, largest in new year

By Huizhong Wu TAIPEI: China flew 39 warplanes toward Taiwan in its largest such sortie of the new year, continuing a pattern that the island has answered by scrambling its own jets in response. The formation Sunday night included 24 J-16 fighter jets and 10 J-10 jets, among other support aircraft and electronic warfare aircraft, […]

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DRDO to display two tableaux during Republic Day parade 2022

NEW DELHI: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will display two tableaux during the forthcoming Republic Day Parade on January 26, 2022. The tableaux are ‘Suite of Indigenously Developed Sensors, Weapons and Electronic Warfare Systems for LCA Tejas’ and ‘Air Independent Propulsion System (AIP)’ developed for the submarines of Indian Navy. The first tableau displays […]

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Airbus cancels $6 billion contract with Qatar Airways after paint fight

NEW DELHI: Airbus has taken the extraordinary step of cancelling a multi-billion-dollar order of 50 planes from Qatar Airways, a major customer, in an escalating feud over the airline’s grounding of A350 aircraft. The Qatari company, one of the Gulf region’s “big three” carriers, has grounded nearly half of its 53-plane A350 fleet over degradation of […]

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Modair sets up tech-enabled air logistics firm

NEW DELHI: Aviation firm Modair said on Friday it has set up a tech-enabled air logistics company Modair Express to cater to the cargo market, connecting Tier-II and Tier -III towns with the key cities across the country. Making same day delivery feasible, the newly launched company is a multi-phased project to ensure maximum coverage […]

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HAL Signs Contract for Export of ALH to Mauritius

NEW DELHI: In-line with government of India’s vision to boost defence exports to friendly foreign countries, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has  signed a contract with Govt. of Mauritius (GoM) for export of one Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH Mk III) for Mauritius Police Force. The government of Mauritius already operates HAL built ALH and Do-228 aircraft. […]

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Won’t let any attempt to change status quo along India’s border to succeed, says Army Chief Gen M M Naravane

NEW DELHI: The Indian Army’s message is clear that it will not let any attempt to unilaterally change the status quo along the country’s borders succeed, Army Chief Gen M M Naravane said on Saturday. In an address at the Army Day Parade here, he said last year was extremely challenging for the Army and […]

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Boeing Expands Partnerships with German Industry on F/A-18 Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler

NEW DELHI: Boeing has announced the expansion of its industrial partnership strategy in Germany in support of the F/A-18 Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler offering to the Bundeswehr. A Request for Information (RFI) was issued to more than 10 German companies to solicit bids. German industry partners will play a significant role in providing support […]

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India’s advanced version of BrahMos missile test-fired

NEW DELHI: India on Tuesday successfully test-fired a naval variant of the advanced supersonic BrahMos cruise missile from a stealth guided-missile destroyer of the Indian Navy. The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said the missile hit the designated target “precisely”. “Advanced sea to sea variant of BrahMos Supersonic Cruise missile was tested from INS […]

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