SP's MAI Issue No. 3-4 | February 01-28, 2015 - Aerospace Updates

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    AEROSPACE / AERO INDIA 2015 CURTAINRAISER
    Aero India 2015 – What to expect
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    The long awaited tenth edition of the prestigious biennial event Aero India International Airshow to be held at Air Force Station Yelahanka from February 18 to 22, 2015, is finally upon us.

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    AEROSPACE / VIEWPOINT
    Stealth in the skies
    By Lt General P.C. Katoch (Retd)

    Fifth-generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) is an improvement over the fourth-generation fighter aircraft...

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    AEROSPACE
    Embraer KC-390 military makes successful first flight

    Embraer successfully performed the first flight of the new military transport and aerial refuelling jet, the KC-390. Test pilots Mozart Louzada and Marcos Salgado de Oliveira Lima and flight test engineers Raphael Lima...

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    AEROSPACE
    LCA Tejas achieved yet another accomplishment

    With three consecutive start-ups of its engine after overnight soak in extreme cold (around -15 degrees Celsius) conditions of Laddakh winter, that too without any external assistance, Tejas, the Indian light combat aircraft...

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    AEROSPACE
    HAL bags Rs. 1,090 crore contract for supplying 14 Do-228 aircraft to IAF

    Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has bagged a major defence contract for supplying 14 Do-228 aircraft produced by HAL to the Indian Air Force.

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    AEROSPACE
    Maiden flight of LCA Fighter, Naval Prototype 2

    The Indian Naval Aviation, carrier-borne aircraft development programme LCA (Navy) got an adrenaline shot in the arm on February 7, 2015. The first LCA (Navy) Fighter, Naval Prototype (NP2) made its maiden flight...

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    AEROSPACE
    Sikorsky S-97 Raider Programme begins ground tests

    Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced the start of bladed ground testing, a major milestone, for the S-97 Raider programme. The Raider is an armed reconnaissance rotorcraft designed to significantly outmatch conventional...

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    Maiden flight of first A400M for Malaysia

    The first of four Airbus Defence and Space A400M new generation airlifters ordered by the Royal Malaysian Air Force has made its successful maiden flight, marking a key milestone towards delivery.

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    Kaman bags agreement by Boeing for KC-46A Tanker fixed trailing edge kits

    Kaman Corporation announced that its Aerosystems division (Kaman) has been awarded a multi-year contract for the production of the fixed trailing edge (FTE) kits...

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    Complex firing of MBDA's Aster 30

    After the missile test division of the DGA (French Defence Procurement Agency) carried out a complex test firing of the Aster 30 air defence missile on behalf of the French Navy at its Levant test centre.