U.S. Army Chooses Lockheed Martin

NEW DELHI: The U.S. Army through the Consortium Management Group (CMG)/ Consortium for Command, Control and Communications in Cyberspace (C5), awarded Lockheed Martin a Project Agreement to continue development of the Terrestrial Layer System (TLS) program, which will provide critical situational awareness capabilities to the U.S. Army. In today’s complex, digital environment, the U.S. military […]

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Indian Navy expands maritime reconnaissance capabilities with delivery of 11th P-8I

NEW DELHI: Boeing is continuing to expand the Indian Navy’s long-range maritime reconnaissance anti-submarine warfare capabilities with the delivery of the country’s 11th P-8I. The patrol aircraft is an integral part of the Indian Navy’s fleet and has surpassed 30,000 flight hours since it was inducted in 2013. This is the third aircraft to be […]

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Airbus Helicopters UH-72 Lakota fleet surpasses one million flight hours

NEW DELHI: The Airbus Helicopters UH-72 Lakota fleet has exceeded the one million flight-hour mark, some 15 years after the first Lakota UH-72A entered service for the U.S. Army and following the first delivery of the newest UH-72B to the National Guard, as announced at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) trade show […]

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Jyotiraditya Scindia virtually flags off 6 routes expanding aerial connectivity in North East India

NEW DELHI: Union Minister of Civil Aviation, Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, MoS, Civil Aviation, General Dr. V K Singh (Retd.) along with Shri Rajeev Bansal, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) virtually flagged off 6 routes expanding the aerial connectivity of North-East India. The routes commencing operations from today are Kolkata – Guwahati, Guwahati – Aizawl, […]

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Procurement of expensive plane parts after senior official’s nod: Air India

NEW DELHI: New aircraft parts worth more than Rs 10 lakhs and non-aircraft parts worth more than Rs 5 lakh will now be procured only after the approval of the either Director Finance or Executive Director Finance, Air India said on Sunday. Moreover, the airline in an order stated that if the repair of aircraft […]

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Government paying Rs 20 crore daily on Air India, wants quick handover: DIPAM Secretary

NEW DELHI: Two aborted missions, three different ministers, multiple rule changes and two decades later, Indian taxpayers will no longer have to pay Rs 20 crore per day to keep the loss-making Air India flying. While opposition Congress expectedly attacked the decision as selling the family silver, DIPAM Secretary Tuhin Kanta Pandey said what Tata […]

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DGCA temporarily suspends SpiceJet’s licence to carry dangerous goods

NEW DELHI: Aviation regulator DGCA has temporarily suspended SpiceJet’s licence for the transportation of ‘dangerous goods’ for alleged violations, according to sources. The suspension is for 30 days, and during this period, SpiceJet will not be allowed to carry dangerous goods, including lithium-ion batteries, on its domestic as well as international flights, the sources told […]

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Work to monetise Alliance Air, 3 other Air India subsidiaries to start: DIPAM Secretary

NEW DELHI: After the historic Air India privatisation, the government will now start work on monetising its four other subsidiaries, including Alliance Air, and over Rs 14,700 crore worth non-core assets like land and building, DIPAM Secretary Tuhin Kanta Pandey said. The government on October 8 had announced that salt-to-software conglomerate Tatas have won the […]

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Three units of IAF get chief’s citation for role in eastern Ladakh

NEW DELHI: Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhary on Friday awarded ‘unit citation’ to three squadrons of the Indian Air Force for their role in boosting India’s military presence in eastern Ladakh last year following the military standoff with China in the region. The units presented with the ‘Chief of Air Staff’s citation’ are No. 47 […]

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China’s continuous build-up matter of concern: Indian Army Chief

NEW DELHI: The military build-up by China in the eastern Ladakh region and new infrastructure development to sustain the large-scale deployment are matters of concern and India has been keeping a close watch on all the activities by the Chinese PLA, Chief of Army Staff Gen MM Naravane said on Saturday. He said if the […]

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