Aircraft: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Indian Navy Boeing P-8I Maritime Patrol Aircraft completes first flight

Boeing’s first long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft P-8I for the Indian Navy recently completed its initial flight at the Boeing Field in Seattle, USA. Its worth note that India had awarded a $2.1 bn contract to Boeing in January 2009 for 8 such planes to change the ageing fleet of Soviet-era Tu-142s. Background: ..

Current Affairs: December 6, 2011

Pentavalent Vaccine Project to be launched in Kerala on Dec 14 Kerala is among the first two states (other Tamil Nadu) selected in the country to replace five different immunisation vaccines with a Pentavalent Vaccine. It provides protection against the most dangerous childhood diseases. The pentavalent vaccine is WHO-approved and will encompass the regular DPT ..

ALH Rudra

Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) ‘Rudra’ ready to be inducted into Army Aviation Corps ‘Rudra’: India’s first weaponised chopper It is all set to be inducted into the Army Aviation Corps soon Rudra built in the country by the HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited) Rudra is an armed variant of the ALH Dhruva chopper Army’s aerial firepower ..

Russia to give 5 MiG-29K fighters to India

The India-Russia 2004 contract of 16 MiG-29K/ KUB carrier-based fighters to the Indian Navy is going to be completed by the end of this year. The contract, a part of USD 1.5 billion Gorshkov aircraft carrier deal inked in January 2004, provides for the deliveries of 12 single seat MiG-29Ks and four twoseat MiG-29KUBs for ..

Phaseout of MiG-21

The Flying Coffins MiG-21s, which have been in news for frequent crashes, will be phased out by the Indian Air Force by 2017 and replaced by modern fighter aircraft such as Su-30MKI and indigenous LCA. The phase-out will begin from 2015-16 and last of the squadrons of the aircraft will be phased out by 2017 ..