HAL Light Utility Helicopter Project Achieves Another Milestone

Soon after flying at 6 KMs altitude recently, the Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) project of HAL gathered momentum as the third prototype (PT3) made its maiden flight on December 14, 2018. The chopper was flown by Test Pilots, Wg Cdr (Retd) Anil Bhambhani and Gp. Capt (Retd) M R Anand V M. The flight was […]

Airbus to provide Surface-to-Air Missile Operations Center to Hungarian Air Force

Airbus Defence and Space has been awarded a contract to provide Hungary Air Force with a Surface-to-Air Missile Operations Center (SAMOC). This complete infrastructure will allow country-wide coordination, at a strategic level, of all Ground Based Air Defence (GBAD) assets.   SAMOC guarantees common situational awareness on attached units, using synchronization and distribution of the […]

Mr Anil D. Ambani, Chairman, Reliance Group on the SC judgement

“I welcome the judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Court today, summarily dismissing all PILs filed on the Rafale contracts and conclusively establishing the complete falsity of the wild, baseless and politically-motivated allegations levelled against Reliance Group and me personally. We remain committed to India’s national security and to making our humble contribution towards the ‘Make […]

A soldier in the boardroom. Revisiting the DefenceIndia Excellence Awards

There are numerous unsung heroes, professionals who are doing a fantastic job, adding value not only in their chosen vocations but also giving back to the society. Startups and tech professionals have impacted the economy and generated numerous opportunities for the society at large.Within the bouquet of success stories are also about those who are […]

Barbara Bergmeier Appointed Head of Operations at AIRBUS

Airbus Defence and Space has appointed Barbara Bergmeier, 50, as Head of Operations and Member of the Executive Committee, effective 1 December 2018. She succeeds André-Hubert Roussel, 53, who will become Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ArianeGroup, a 50-50 joint venture between Airbus and Safran, effective 1 January 2019. “I am happy that Barbara Bergmeier […]

HAL’s Subsidiary (NAeL) Delivers Helicopter Structures Giving Boost to ALH Production

The HAL’s Helicopter Division in Bengaluru received the first batch of helicopter structures and sub-assemblies manufactured by HAL subsidiary Naini Aerospace Limited (NAeL), Prayagraj for Advanced Light Helicopter (Dhruv). The ‘Certificate of Conformity’ of sub-assemblies and bottom structure assembly was formally handed over yesterday at a function in Naini. Mr. R. Madhavan, CMD, HAL had […]

Defence Minister says strengthening defence ties between India, Singapore & their commitment to further initiatives will promote stability in ASEAN region

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitaraman has said that deepening defence ties between India and Singapore and their commitment to further initiatives will promote stability in ASEAN region. Speaking at the press meet on concluding day of 3rd India-Singapore Defence Minister dialogue in Visakhapatnam yesterday, Ms Sitaraman reaffirmed India’s belief that disputes should be resolved through peaceful […]

Russia’s Igla Wins $1.5Bln Tender for Air Defence Systems in India – Sources

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia and its man-portable air defence system Igla won a tender in India to deliver $1.5 billion worth of short-range air defence systems, a source in the cooperation industry told Sputnik on Tuesday. There have been no comments from the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSMTC) on this issue so far. […]