Preliminary study underway on helicopter unit in Goa: Parrikar

 A preliminary assessment by HAL and consultation with his ministry will decide on Goa's feasibility for setting up a helicopter manufacturing unit, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Monday.

HAL's operations to be expanded: Manohar Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said the operations of the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) would be expanded to compete with global aerospace and defence equipment manufacturing companies.

Kiran trainer aircraft to be maintained 3-4 more years: HAL

As it celebrated 50 years of flying home grown 'Kiran' trainer aircraft, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited says it will continue its maintenance for next three to four years.

HAL to make light utility choppers

State-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) will make military and civil variants of light utility helicopters (LUH) for the Indian and global markets, a top official said Thursday.

Aero India show: Metal birds awe spectators with aerial aerobatics

A breathtaking display of air power and brilliant aerobatics by fighter jets and helicopters on Wednesday enthralled the audience at the 10th Aero India show where famed international aerobatic teams left the crowd awestruck with their death-defying stunts.

Second prototype of naval version of LCA-Tejas tested successfully

Hindustan Aeronautical Limited (HAL) on Saturday successfully tested the second prototype of naval variant of Light Combat Aircraft (LCA)-Tejas here.

HAL bags Rs 1090 Crore contract for supplying 14 Do-228 aircrafts to IAF

The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) on Thursday bagged a major defence contract for supplying 14 Do-228 aircrafts to the Indian Air Force.

Dhruv helicopters are good, says Parrikar after Ecuador's move

 Asserting that Dhruv helicopters are good, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday said HAL has been asked to set up additional depots for spares after Ecuador put the Indian choppers on "restricted" operations following a spate of accidents.

Indian Navy strengthening its air warfare capability

The Indian Navy is working towards a new fleet of aircraft and helicopters for maritime surveillance, electronic warfare and anti-submarine and anti-ship warfare, its top commander has said.

Aiming indigenous engines for space missions: ISRO

Aiming for indigenous engines for India's space missions, ISRO chairman Dr K Radhakrishnan on Monday laid the foundation stone for Integrated Cryogenic Engine Manufacturing (ICEM) facility here.

Odisha govt issues show cause notice to 21 industries

 Odisha government has issued show-cause notices to 21 major industries, including central public sector companies Nalco and HAL, who defaulted in paying water cess since 2005-06, officials said.

Top IAF commanders discuss operational preparedness

Top commanders of the Indian Air Force are brainstorming on issues ranging from operational preparedness of the Commands to maintenance and administration challenges.

HAL flies Tejas fighter built for IAF

The first of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas, built for the Indian Air Force (IAF) by the state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), was flown here Tuesday, the defence behemoth said Wednesday.

HAL, DRDO test first LCA built for IAF

State-owned HAL and DRDO on Tuesday carried out the maiden sortie of the first LCA Tejas aircraft produced for the Indian Air Force by them in Bengaluru.

IAF to extend technical life of Kiran trainer planes

Due to "inordinate delay" in Intermediate Jet Trainer programme of the HAL, the IAF has initiated action to look for alternatives and extending the technical life of the Kiran trainer aircraft, Rajya Sabha was informed Tuesday.

Indo-Russia pact planned for new BrahMos missile version

Supersonic cruise missile manufacturer BrahMos Aerospace on Friday said it is hopeful that a pact to develop a sleeker and faster `mini` version of the missile will be signed during Russian President Vladimir Putin`s visit to India in December this year.

HAL to analyse black box of crashed ALH Dhruv

The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited will analyse the black box of Air Force`s ALH Dhruv chopper that crashed on Friday, killing seven military personnel including two officers, to find out the exact reasons behind the mishap.

Facing CBI probe, Rolls-Royce seeks meetings with Defence Ministry

Facing a CBI probe for allegedly involving middlemen in its dealings with the state-owned HAL, British engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce has sought meetings with the top brass of the Defence Ministry where it is expected to discuss
the corruption allegations against it.

Defence Ministry clears acquisition proposals worth Rs 21,000-cr

Pressing ahead with its policy to promote domestic military industry, the government on Saturday cleared procurement proposals worth over Rs 21,000 crore and also okayed a project for the production of transport aircraft which is open only to Indian private sector companies.

IAF, HAL to play big role in defence preparedness: Arup Raha

Indian Air Force (IAF), Department of Defence Production and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) will continue to play a big role in the defence preparedness of the country, IAF chief Arup Raha said here on Sunday.