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India’s new Light Utility Helicopter is nearing fruition

India’s new Light Utility Helicopter is coming towards the end of an arduous design and development programme. We were granted an exclusive behind-the-scenes look...

Indian Navy commences P-8I ops from INS Hansa

The Indian Navy has commenced Boeing P-8I Neptune maritime patrol aircraft operations from INS Hansa, Goa-Dabolim, after the first two examples arrived at the base on December 30, 2021

Indian defence chief killed in helicopter crash

India's Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Bipin Rawat, has been killed after an Indian Air Force Mi-17V5 helicopter in which he was travelling crashed on the morning of December 8

India's third MH-60R completes pre-delivery testing

Lockheed Martin India announced on October 13 that the third Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk for the Indian Navy - serial IN753 - has completed pre-delivery testing ahead of schedule

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India finalises acquisition of 56 Airbus C295s

India has formalised the acquisition of 56 Airbus C295 medium transport aircraft to replace its ageing fleet of HAL/BAe 748M Subroto aircraft, which are primarily referred to locally as the Avro, after the company which originally designed the type. The finalisation of the deal was announced by Airbus Defence and Space on September 24

Indian Navy leases Dornier 228 to Mauritius Coast Guard

An official ceremony was conducted at the Maritime Air Squadron of the Mauritius National Coast Guard at Plaisance/Sir Seewoosagur International Airport on September 13 to hand over a Passenger Variant Dornier on lease from the Indian Navy

India approves purchase of 56 C295MWs

The Indian Air Force’s airlifting capabilities are set to be boosted after the nation’s Cabinet Committee on Security approved the procurement of 56 C295MW medium-lift tactical transports from Airbus Defence and Space on September 8

Lockheed Martin receives Indian C-130J-30 support contract

Lockheed Martin announced on August 24 that it has been awarded a US$328.8m, five-year contract from the Indian Air Force to provide dedicated and comprehensive support for India's fleet of 12 C-130J-30 Super Hercules tactical transports

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India’s first two MH-60Rs inducted into naval service

The navies of India and the US marked a historic milestone on July 16, when the first two Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk multi-mission maritime utility helicopters were inducted into the Indian Naval Fleet during a ceremony at NAS North Island, California

Indian Navy receives tenth P-8I Neptune

Delivery of the tenth Boeing P-8I Neptune to the Indian Navy was completed on July 13, when the aircraft – serial IN329/N536DS (c/n 64891/8296), callsign ‘BOE232’ – arrived at INS Hansa in Goa-Dabolim