Lohia Group enters the Aerospace and Defence sector with the acquisition of Light & Strong Limited (Israel)

Lohia Group enters the Aerospace and Defence sector Announces the acquisition of Light & Strong Limited (Israel) The Lohia Group marked its entry into the Aerospace and Defence sector with the acquisition of Israel-based Light & Strong Limited. Specializing in aerospace and military carbon fibre and glass fibre composite components production, the firm’s established pedigree […]

HAL Shows Growth in Nine Month Period (F.Y. 2018-19)

The financial results of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. approved at its Board Meeting held yesterday in Delhi for the nine month period ended December 31, 2018 has shown growth as compared to corresponding period ending 31st Dec 2017. The HAL revenue and profits before tax up to third quarter ended December 2018 (April–December 2018) have registered […]

Statement from Reliance Defence

A Reliance Defence Spokesperson said “the purported email being referred to by the Congress Party is regarding the discussion between Airbus and Reliance Defence, pertinent to Civil & Defence Helicopter Programs under the ‘Make in India’ program.   Discussions on the proposed MoU were clearly held with reference to cooperation between Airbus Helicopter and Reliance.  […]

Light Combat Helicopter Demonstrates Unique Capability; Completes Weapon Trials

The Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) indigenously designed and developed by HAL achieved a unique milestone by successfully carrying out air to air missile firing on a moving aerial target. During the tests conducted in integrated test range at Chandipur, Odisha recently, Wg Cdr Subash P John, VM (Retd), test pilot, Col Ranjit Chitale, (Retd), Flight […]

HAL Aims for Self-reliance in Power, Inaugurates Wind Energy Power Plant

Contributing towards green energy production and to achieve self-reliance in electricity power requirement, Mr R Madhavan,CMD-HAL inaugurated an 8.4MW wind energy power plant near Ilkal in Bagalkot district (Karnataka) on January 23, 2019. The power generated from this plant would be used for captive energy consumption at Bengaluru. “We are glad that through this green […]

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 […]

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 […]