INAS 315 ‘Winged Stallions’ – which has the unique distinction of operating the same aircraft type throughout its entire 46-year history – finally stood down the Indian Navy’s last Ilyushin Il-38SD Sea Dragon maritime patrol aircraft on October 31. Angad Singh reports from INS Hansa in Goa
In partnership with India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the Indian Navy carried out guided flight trials of its indigenously developed Naval Anti-Ship Missile-Short Range (NASM-SR) on November 21, when the weapon was fired from a Sea King Mk 42B ASW/ASuW helicopter for the second time
With a booming population and economy, plus heavy investment, could India’s aviation sector be on course for global domination? The experts at Cirium take a closer look
The Indian Ministry of Defence has announced that one of its limited series production Tejas Mk 1 light combat aircraft successfully launched an ASTRA all-weather BVRAAM for the first time during a test off the coast of Goa in southwest India on August 23
New Delhi has formally announced the selection of the Rafale Marine (M) multi-role fighter to replace the Indian Navy’s ageing Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29K/KUB Fulcrum-D fleet, marking a major export boost for Dassault Aviation and another loss for Boeing’s continued push to sell more F/A-18E/F Super Hornets
In 1977/8 a team of Haydon-Baillie Aircraft & Naval Collection volunteers retrieved eight ex-Indian Air Force Spitfires from five widely-separated locations in India. The aircraft had been abandoned on military airfields, where they had served as decoys for many years. In an interview featured in the December 1979 issue of Aeroplane Monthly, Wensley Haydon-Baillie, co-founder of the collection, explained to the Editor some of the problems of retrieving these forgotten aircraft.
The Indian Navy has recently marked a major milestone in the extensive aviation trials currently being conducted by the service’s first indigenously designed, developed and manufactured aircraft carrier, INS Vikrant (R11), after Indian Naval Test Pilots landed two different fighter types on the vessel for the first time
India’s Union Cabinet has approved the procurement of 70 new-build, turboprop-driven HTT-40s from Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd in a bid to mitigate the shortage of basic training aircraft in the Indian Air Force’s fleet
On Monday March 6, the latest iteration of the biannual Exercise Cobra Warrior (CW23-1) will take place over the skies of the United Kingdom.
In what was a close race between the Indian-made HAL Tejas and KAI’s FA-50 Fighting Eagle, it has been revealed that Malaysia will acquire 18 examples of the latter to fulfil the requirements set out in its Fighter Lead In Trainer-Light Combat Aircraft (FLIT-LCA) tender