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India’s HAL begins 5.8t light combat helicopter production

India-based Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has commenced the production of a 5.8t light combat helicopter (LCH) for the Indian military. The twin engine LCH has been designed with narrow fuselage and tandem configuration for the pilot and co-pilot/weapon system operators. The helicopter is equipped with an indigenously developed integrated dynamic system, bearingless tail rotor, and […]

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CSIR ranked 9th public research institution of the world

India’s largest autonomous public research and development organisation Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has been ranked ninth in the world. The ranking is based on a composite indicator that combines research performance, innovation outputs and societal impact measured by their web visibility, so as to reflect scientific, economic and social characteristics of institutions. […]

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ISRO opens up satellite making to industry

The Indian Space Research Organisation has opened the door to domestic entities that can give it up to 18 spacecraft a year starting mid to late 2018. The Bengaluru-based ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC), which has so far produced about 90 Indian spacecraft, invited single or combined industries to apply for this opportunity. ISAC Director M. […]

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Defence Minister Arun Jaitley launches HAL’s light combat helicopter

Defence Minister Mr Arun Jaitley was in Bengaluru to launch HAL designed 5.8 ton category Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) and also to dedicate HAL’s role changer design upgrade programme of Hawk-i to the nation. The defence ministry had on November 7, 2016 cleared a Rs 2,911 crore procurement of 15 LCHs for the Army and Air Force. […]

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HAL aims to double production of LCA over next three years

Key Points HAL is looking to increase production of the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft from 8 to 16 platforms per year from 2019-20 The type only entered squadron service in January 2015, 32 years after the LCA programme began India’s state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) aims to double production of the indigenously developed Tejas Light […]

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HAL converts jet trainer aircraft into combat-ready Hawk-I

From a mere trainer, the HAL has upgraded its Hawk jet aircraft into a combat-ready platform. Union Defence Minister Arun Jaitley dedicated HAL’s 100th Hawk jet trainer aircraft with a new designation, Hawk-i (Hawk-India) in Bengaluru. He also launched the HAL designed 5.8-ton category Light Combat Helicopter produced by HAL. HAL took up the indigenous […]

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Three-day aerospace conference begins at Institute of Aerospace Medicine

AT what altitude is additional oxygen required in a fighter jet? What is the extent of load that the human body can take and how can this be maximised during combat? Answers to these questions are some of the outcomes of aeromedical research. The 56th annual three-day conference of the Indian Society of Aerospace Medicine […]

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India to Have Public-Private Aerospace Consortium to Conquer Global Industry

ISRO chief Mr A.S. Kiran Kumar has said that the agency is hopeful of roping in private players to build a consortium that would primarily build launch vehicles. The focus of such consortium would be to capture the global market for satellite launching. Breaking a record set by Russia, ISRO earlier this year launched 104 satellites using a single Polar Satellite Launch […]

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Boeing Talks 3D Printing for Aerospace

On the ground floor of 3D printing technology for years, aerospace manufacturers first began adopting the various additive manufacturing (AM) processes for use in prototyping. With each advance in the technology, they have been there as AM was used for the creation of tooling to, most recently, the mass manufacturing of end parts. GE increased […]

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Satellite built by ISRO-industry partnership set for launch

1,400-kg IRNSS-1H is first step in building closer links with private participants In what is seen as the first move for an independent Indian satellite-building industry, the first of two replacements or spare navigation satellites assembled in partnership with a private industry consortium, was flagged off from Bengaluru. The 1,400-kg IRNSS-1H satellite, is due to […]

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