Action-packed Drone Olympics on Day 2 of Aero India 2019
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
Action-packed Drone Olympics
The second day of the Aero India 2019 witnessed an action-packed Drone Olympics. The event which marked the dawn of a new drone era for the nation awarded cash prizes and medals to the winners. (Image tweeted by Aero India 2019)
Boeing proposed 'Make in India' plan
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)
Apache attack copters to commence deliveries by July 2019
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.
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)
Army chief took to the skies in home-grown Tejas
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.