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Israel concludes exercise “Blue Flag’

Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced that Israel has concluded a 12-day-long international military aerial exercise ‘”Blue Flag’ on 14 Nov. It was the first international “Fifth Generation” exercise held in Israel involving F-35 warplanes. The “enemy” forces operated advanced surface-to-air anti-aircraft missiles to simulate the capabilities of the S-300 aerial defence system that Russia has ..

Rajnath Singh becomes first defence minister to fly in LCA Tejas

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on 19th September 2019 flew in the Tejas fighter aircraft from the HAL airport in Bengaluru. He becomes the first defence minister to fly in the indigenously built light combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas. Defence Minister Flies in Tejas Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was accompanied by Air Vice Marshal N Tiwari, ..

8 Apache Helicopter Inducted by the Indian Air Force

The Indian Air Force plans to induct the Advanced Multi-rope attack helicopters, the AH-64E into its fleet on September 3, 2019. The inducted Helicopters will provide a major boost to the attack and reconnaissance capabilities of the Indian Air Force. About the AH-64E Apache Helicopters The AH-64 Apache is a versatile and all-weather twin-turboshaft attack ..

Indian Air Force (IAF) recieves first AH-64E (I) – Apache Guardian helicopter at Boeing production facility

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has recently received the first AH-64E (I) – Apache Guardian helicopter at Boeing production facility in Mesa, Arizona in the United States. The AH-64E Apache is a leading multi-role attack helicopter and is flown by the US Army. The IAF had signed a multi-billion dollar contract with the US government ..

2 Marines killed in helicopter crash

Two marine corps died after their helicopter crashed near Arizona. The members were flying AH – 1Z Viper helicopter. They were on a routine training mission as a part of weapons and tactics instructor course. The identities of the pilots have not yet been released. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

12th edition of Aero India show 2019

The 12th edition of the country’s biennial air show and aviation exhibition – Aero India 2019 – has been launched by Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at the Air Force Station Yelahanka in Bengaluru on 20th Feb. The chiefs of the three Armed Forces — Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa, Admiral Sunil Lanba and General ..

US approves deal to sale of AH-64E Apache attack helicopters to India

On June 12, the United States government has approved a deal to sell the Indian military six AH-64E Apache attack helicopters for $930 million. The agreement has been passed to the US Congress for approval and if no US lawmaker raises an objection, the contract will go ahead. Boeing and Indian partner Tata have begun ..

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 ..