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Aero India 2009 – part 2

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After a stroll in the Halls it was time to look at some of the displays kept outside the halls. There was a lot of stuff that one could look at if one had enough time for that. Some of the most interesting were being displayed by DRDO like Rustom UAV, Akash missile, Nishant UAV, Radars etc. There was also a very small UAV being displayed by a foreign company which looked cute but I could not understand what use it will be of practically.
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Written by Amit Rai

February 21, 2009 at 1:03 pm

Aero India 2009 – part 1

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The 7th edition of Aero India was held at Bangalore’s Yelahanka Air Force Station from 11th to 15th February, 2009. Aero India is a biennial Indian air show and aviation exhibition which is organized by the Ministry of Defence, Government of India and managed by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
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LCA India’s soaring ambition and the sobering reality

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India initiated the Light Combat Aircraft program in 1983 to indigenously develop a multi-mission single seat tactical aircraft. As of 2009 it is yet to complete development and there seems to be no firm date when it will be inducted in the Indian air force. Different sources claim that the date may vary between 2010 and 2015. This has been one of the most expensive and painfully slow defence projects that India has ever undertaken.
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Written by Amit Rai

February 1, 2009 at 10:42 am