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Indian LCA Tejas PICS

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Chinese AWACS KJ-2000

This Chinese Awacs is just like phalcon Awacs.

Pakistani JF-17 THUNDER--- Chinese FC-1 Pics Part-2

Pakistani JF-17 THUNDER--- Chinese FC-1 Pics

HAL To Co-Design, Co-develop And Manufacture 200-250 FGFA Fighters


HAL would be joining Russia's Sukhoi Corporation to co-design, co-develop, and manufacture 200-250 FGFA; each separately for its respective air force. Joint development and production by HAL for the Indian Air Force are estimated to cost Rs 135,000 crore ($30 billion) or around Rs 500 crore each.

HAL's Chairman, Mr Ashok Nayak, told Business Line that the requirements for the Indian version were known but the work packages, that is, HAL's share in the design and development, were to be specified. “We would like to do as much as we can of the design aspect,” he said.

Although the Russian side was testing a single-seater FGFA prototype for its air force, he explained that the Indian version would demand lot of work in new design as well as changes for what could be a two-seater for the IAF.

Samtel to build Cockpit Displays for Sukhoi-30MKI

Delhi-based Samtel Display Systems has vaulted a giant hurdle on the way to its declared goal of becoming a major supplier to the armed forces. After a year of rigorous flight trials in the Indian Air Force’s frontline Sukhoi-30MKI fighters, Samtel’s home-built cockpit displays have been certified as suitable for introduction into frontline service.

Multi-Function Displays (MFD), as these cockpit displays are termed, are ranged in front of the Su-30MKI pilots. They get digital signals from dozens of sensors on various aircraft systems and display these to the pilot on an easy-to-read screen. A quick glance across his MFDs tells the pilot how his aircraft is flying and fighting.

So far, a French company, Thales, has provided the Sukhoi-30’s high-tech MFDs. But Samtel has aggressively targeted this market, even choosing to go it alone rather than work through its joint venture with Thales. With Samtel’s price significantly cheaper than Thales’, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), which builds the Sukhoi-30 at its Nashik facility, has placed orders on Samtel.

China Develops Stealth Fighter Military Technology

China is developing new 5th generation "stealth" fighter, which is being developed under a programmed variously referred to as XXJ, J-X, or J-XX by Western intelligence sources and is apparently designated as J-14. Here, Coniglio details China's internal installations and full scale development of J-14.

The first picture has recently become available of the new Chinese 5th generation "stealth" fighter. The aircraft, which is being developed under a programme variously referred to as as XXJ, J-X or J-XX by Western intelligence sources (the real Chinese name is not known), is apparently designated as J-14.

The aircraft in the above photo looks at first sight as a complete prototype, but it  
actually is a very detailed full-scale engineering mock-up. It can be speculated that, after having been used to study the aircraft's internal installations, the mock-up has also received an external finish for presentation purposes. Its real function at this point, however, is probably to buttist in the definition of the required logistic support (i.e., access to the various avionics boxes and on-board systems, ground support equipment like the various ladders and the external power source units, air conditioning units and so on) as well as to study the engines' removal-installation procedures.

Since some time now it has been known that the rapidly-developing Chinese aeronautical industry is studying a new and technologically very advanced combat aircraft, also boasting significant low signature characteristics. This programme is a logical step in China's "Long March" towards full independence in designing, developing and producing combat airplanes of a technological level in line with China's status as the "other" world superpower, on an equal footing as Russia and eventually even the USA.

The scarce information available about this new advanced combat aircraft indicates that two, possibly competing, study groups (both part of the AVIC I Group of aeronautical industries) are or have been working on the subject. One of these groups (601 Insbreastute) originates from Shenyang Airplane Corporation (SAC) which is in charge of the large, twin-engine J-8 fighters in service with the PLAAF (People's Liberation Army Air Force) as well as of licence production of the Su-27SK under the local designation of J-11. The overall configuration of SAC's preliminary design, apparently designated J-13, owes significantly to the American F-A-22, being a tailed delta but with wing and horizontal tailplanes more in line with those of the F-16. The other study group (611 Insbreastute) from Chengdu Airplane Corporation (CAC), has developed the J-12, a concept which follows the less conventional canard layout used with success in the company's J-10.

Pakistani’s 5th generation Stealth Fighter Pics

HAL Dhruv Weapons system integration

  HAL started Weapons system integration (WSI) project of DHRUV and is facing some delays however the work is going on in full swing.

 HAL hopes to use the ALH Dhruv platform to develop two variants, one for Navy and another for Air-force and Army. Currently prototype's of both variants are flying, HAL is using old Navy Dhruv ASW helicopter (IN701) which was rejected by navy to develop the Naval variant. 

People living around HAL Airport in Bangalore were seeing this aircraft undergoing Radar and Sonar tests. Wide array of sensor and weapons are being integrated into the helicopter to make it more lethal.

Taliban Attack on Afghan Nato helicopter


At least one person was killed and eight wounded when a rocket-propelled-grenade was fired at a Nato helicopter in Afghanistan, Nato officials say.
They say that the Chinook helicopter had just landed in the eastern province of Kunar and was off-loading when it was hit through its cargo bay.

The attack by the Taliban killed an Afghan interpreter and wounded seven Nato soldiers and an Afghan policeman.

Correspondents say that an attack such as this is rare in Afghanistan.

It is certain to raise questions about security at the Kunar base.

A Nato statement said the landing site had now been secured by troops.

There were about 26 people on board at the time of the attack.

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