Bengaluru's skies dazzled with somersaults and stunts by metal birds on the breathtaking display of manoeuvres by military aircraft and drones on Thursday, the second day of Aero India
Aerospace company Boeing on Thursday held talks with Mahindra Defence Systems (MDS) and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), on the proposed F/A-18 Super Hornet 'Make in India' plan.
The discussion aimed at developing comprehensive plans to set-up a new 'factory of the future' to manufacture Super Hornet locally. ( Image featuring Boeing CH-47 Chinook) (Source: Boeing)
In addition, Boeing also laid out at Aero India its future defence plans proposing the KC-46A aerial refueler, AH-64E Apache attack helicopter, additional P-8 long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine aircraft, and the twin-engine Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft.
Apache attack copters will commence deliveries by July this year.
(Image featuring Apache) (Source: Boeing)
The presentation of Russia's advanced MiG-35 light-class fighter jet aircraft to India's Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was also held on Wednesday on the sidelines of the Aero India show.
(Source: Image tweeted by @UAC_Russia_eng, Clicked by: Vladimir Karnozov)
A day after the HAL-made fighter jet received the Final Operational Clearance (FOC) at the air show, Army chief General Bipin Rawat Thursday took to the skies in the home-grown Light Combat Aircraft Tejas at the Aero India show in Bengaluru.
He described the flight experience as a "wonderful aircraft" and said the Tejas would add to the air power.