Friday, 20 May, 2022

Topic: helicopter

Ode to a powerful beast – What flying the Chetak is like at the daunting heights of Himalayas

For six decades now, the Chetak has been the backbone of the rotary wing fleets of the three military Services, BSF, many state governments and private aviation companies.

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.

Why aircraft accidents happen – Coonoor crash inquiry will have impact on IAF’s VVIP ops

The Swiss cheese model can explain Coonoor helicopter crash in which Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife and 11 other personnel died.

All about Mi-17V5, the helicopter that crashed with Gen. Bipin Rawat & 13 others on board

Mi-17V5 is part of the Russian Mi-17 series, which can fly at high altitudes in complex weather conditions, be it in tropical and maritime climates or even in desert conditions.

NASA’s helicopter completes first successful flight on Mars in major milestone

The flight of the tiny Ingenuity helicopter is the first powered, controlled flight on another planet. It is a part of the Mars 2020 mission which landed the Perseverance rover in February.

Nobody told me which law I violated: IAS officer suspended for searching Modi’s chopper

Mohammad Mohsin, the IAS officer suspended for checking Modi’s helicopter, says the EC never sought his version of events before suspending him.

India to help Afghanistan get 6 Soviet-era choppers back into combat

After basic repairs in India, New Delhi will pay for complete overhaul of the aircraft in Russia.

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.