Wednesday, 19 January, 2022
TopicHAL

Topic: HAL

French firm & HAL in talks to make new indigenous chopper engine, power ‘Make in India’ push

HAL is working on a twin-engine, multi-role, multi-mission chopper of about 13-tonne weightage, termed the Indian Multi-Role Helicopter (IMRH), with more endurance than Mi-17s.

HAL choppers get defence ministry nod in bid to replace Cheetah & Chetak, Kamov hangs in balance

The 12 helicopters, six each for the Army and the IAF, will be delivered in August 2022.

At Aero India, India pitches defence partnership to nations in Indian Ocean Region & beyond

On the air show’s last day, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh says India plans to move from $11 bn defence base to $25 bn by 2025, with a $5 bn export component.

HAL successfully test fires smart anti-airfield weapon from Hawk-i aircraft

The indigenous stand-off weapon, developed by DRDO, is the first smart weapon fired from an Indian Hawk-Mk132.

Tejas, a tale of India’s nascent aerospace system with a happy ending

It was in 1983 when India rolled out the project to build a new light combat aircraft as a replacement for Russian MiG 21s, which continue to fly despite being obsolete.

Will order for 83 Tejas soon, HAL to deliver 70 aircraft by 2026: IAF chief Bhadauria

Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria said the plans were being drawn up to depute more officers to HAL to increase accountability.

HAL needs new orders to prevent complete halt of production after 2021-22

The company is betting on the IAF to place a multi-billion dollar order for an advanced version of the indigenously produced LCA Tejas before the financial year ends.

HAL eyes first foreign sale of Tejas as Malaysian air force shortlists contenders

Tejas is among the contenders as Malaysia looks to issue request for proposal for its new 36-jet contract next year. But diplomatic ties could hurt the deal.

Tejas successfully performs critical test of ‘arrested landing’ on an aircraft carrier

The DRDO is involved in development of the naval variant of Tejas along with Aeronautical Development Agency, and the Aircraft Research and Design Centre of HAL among others.

HAL ties up with Larsen & Toubro, others as Modi govt taps private talent for Tejas Mark 1A

HAL will now be more of a systems integrator, with private firms playing a major role in the manufacturing of fighter aircraft and helicopters.

On Camera

YourTurn

What it will take to vaccinate the world against Covid

A Q&A with vaccine scientist Peter Hotez, author of 'Preventing the Next Pandemic', on developing a low-cost Covid vaccine, and why Omicron won’t be the end of the pandemic.
File photo of Mukesh Ambani | Photographer: Prodip Guha/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.

Defence

National Defence Academy | Twitter | Headquarters Integrated Defence Staff

Why was number of women cadets for NDA fixed at 19 in 2022, same as 2021, SC asks Centre

UPSC notification issued December 2021 says first phase of NDA exam for 2022 scheduled in April. Notification declares 19 women candidates will be chosen out of 400 successful ones.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
×