Action-packed Drone Olympics on Day 2 of Aero India 2019

Updated: Feb 22, 2019, 11:33 AM(IST)

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)

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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)

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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.

(Image featuring Apache) (Source: Boeing)

 

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Russia's advanced MiG-35 light-class fighter jet aircraft

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)

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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.

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