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A330 AWACS Plan Shelved, India To Go Narrow Body

A330 AWACS Plan Shelved, India To Go Narrow Body

Jul 20, 2023

Eight years after they began, India has dropped plans to develop a homegrown AWACS (airborne warning and control system) capability around the Airbus A330 platform and has decided to focus all energies around the A321. Less than two years after…

Delays Endless, Now Indian Army Wants To LEASE Light Helicopters

Delays Endless, Now Indian Army Wants To LEASE Light Helicopters

Jul 19, 2023

In the latest chapter of its stupefyingly endless quest for critically needed light helicopters, the Indian Army has just sent word officially out that it is looking to lease 20 light helicopters for the reconnaissance and surveillance role. The reason…

After 2 Aborts, Here’s How Airbus Feels About India’s Tanker Needs

After 2 Aborts, Here’s How Airbus Feels About India’s Tanker Needs

Jul 19, 2023

GETAFE, SPAIN It’ll soon be two decades since the Indian Air Force began a search for new air to air refuelling (AAR) aircraft that can outpace and outclass its small fleet of increasingly unavailable Russian Ilyushin Il-78Ms. But two contests,…

India All Set To Order 26 Naval Rafale Jets

India All Set To Order 26 Naval Rafale Jets

Jul 10, 2023

Seven years after India ordered 36 Rafale fighters for the Indian Air Force, advance clearances went through today to procure 26 naval versions of the French fighter for the Indian Navy. The Indian Ministry of Defence provided a crucial piece…

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