Thursday, 20 January, 2022
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Topic: Tejas

India places orders for French HAMMER missiles to boost Tejas capabilities

Govt sources told ANI that the HAMMER missiles are in the process of being integrated with Tejas & will enhance aircraft's capability to take out hardened targets from stand-off distances.

 Tejas criticism is unfortunate, it has world’s best flying record, says IAF veteran

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Tejas flying record world’s best, criticism unfortunate, says IAF veteran who flew LCA at 78

Air Marshal Philip Rajkumar (Retd), who turns 80 Sunday, also became the oldest man to have flown the Light Combat Aircraft Tejas after a flight in February 2020.

Tejas aircraft tech comes in aid of oxygen-starved Indian cities. This is how it works

The tech is an offshoot of On-Board Oxygen Generation System project for medical grade oxygen generation on board Tejas. India is the 4th country to develop this.

Tejas aircraft cleared to carry Python-5 air-to-air missile in its weapons capability

Python-5 missile live firing was conducted to validate target engagement from all aspects & beyond visual ranges. In all live firings, missiles hit the aerial target, said official.

Tejas adds wings to indigenous development. Forces must aid India’s internal balancing

Power and interests of supplier States matter. Weapons acquisition from overseas is one area where the Indian State is acutely vulnerable.

India looking at Tejas exports at Rs 309 crore per aircraft, HAL chairman says

R. Madhavan, chairman of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, says countries from Southeast Asia and the Middle East have shown interest in Tejas fighters.

‘We’ll monitor HAL’s delivery’ — IAF appoints team to ensure mega Tejas order is on schedule

Defence officials also said the contract for 15 indigenous Light Combat Helicopter is set to be awarded by March this year.

Tejas keeps India’s capability gap with China under check. It is HAL’s game to lose now

Although several major air forces like France, Germany and the US are still inducting or ordering fourth-generation fighters, their capabilities and threats are distinct from India’s.

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.

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NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.

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File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
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.
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