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Eurocopter’s EC175 sets new climb records
Eurocopter’s EC175 which opens new standards for the medium-sized twin-engine helicopter market. The two records for the EC175 are: time-to-climb to an altitude of 6,000 meters, performed in 6 minutes, 54 seconds; and time-to-climb to 3,000 meters, achieved in 3 minutes 10 seconds.
Secretary General of Defence Ministry of Defence, Oman discussing during the meeting with Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, Chief of the Air Staff
Further progressing the Indo - Oman Air Force to Air Force Defence co-operation, a meeting was held in the office of Chief of Air Staff at Vayu Bhavan between HE Mohamed Bin Basser Al-Rasby, Secretary General of Defence Ministry of Defence, Oman and Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, Chief of Air Staff (CAS).
President's Bodyguards assembled in the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
President's Bodyguards assembled in the forecourt of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Courtesy: Sumit Walia
Col Tej K Tikoo presents a copy of his book to Narendra Modi
Col Tej K Tikoo presents a copy of his book to Narendra Modi. Narendra Modi met a delegation of Kashmiri Pandits on the morning of 19th January, 2014 at Delhi. Mr Modi spoke about his concern for Kashmiri Pandits and the injustice meted out to them. The delegation presented Lancer Publishers book “Kashmir: Its Aborigines and their Exodus” written by Col Tej K Tikoo.
Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha paying tribute at Amar Jawan Jyoti. on 01 Jan 2014
Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha paying tribute at Amar Jawan Jyoti on 01 Jan 2014 after taking over the charge of the Chief of the Air Staff
Multi Activity Display at OTA Gaya
Multi Activity Display at OTA Gaya. As a prelude to the Passing Out Parade on 14 Dec 13, a Multi Activity Display showcasing various aspects of military training imparted to the Gentlemen Cadets, coupled with interesting and awe inspiring acts of combat skills and adventure, was staged in the Rajyavardhan Stadium of Officers Training Academy, Gaya. A key aim of training at the Academy is to inculcate a sense of adventure, in addition to developing physical fitness. The display showcased the skills that the Gentlemen Cadets learnt during the course of their training.
Eurocopter delivers two EC225 aircraft to Waypoint Leasing
Eurocopter delivers two EC225 aircraft to Waypoint Leasing. Waypoint executes sale and lease back transaction with Bond Helicopters Australia for the two EC225s
Paying homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti on occasion of Navy Day
On the occasion of the Navy Day, in a solemn homage ceremony at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate, wreath's were laid by Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshall NAK Browne, Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral DK Joshi and Vice Chief of the Army Lt Gen SK Singh .
Eurocopter demonstrates EC225 helicopter’s capabilities for the offshore oil and gas industry
Eurocopter Canada Ltd. is showcasing the EC225 helicopter in St. John’s this week to demonstrate the rotorcraft’s features and capabilities for the offshore oil and gas community in Canada’s Newfoundland and Labrador province. The helicopter is in St. John’s for three days to highlight its ideal suitability for use as a crew transport aircraft, and in search and rescue missions for offshore operations. Flight opportunities will be provided for more than 30 representatives of the oil and gas sector, along with members of key industry associations. The EC225 is the latest evolution of the company’s Super Puma rotorcraft family and benefits from the experience accumulated by almost 1,000 aircraft of this family delivered to some 100 operators. The EC225 came to Canada (Iqaluit) for extreme cold weather testing in winter 2004 and 2007.
Life in the Army
Water, Water everywhere but not a drop to drink. Troops heating snow in a barrel to make water in a high altitude post.
Gulf Helicopters Signs Orders for AW189 Helicopters
Gulf Helicopters Signs Firm Orders for 15 AW189 Helicopters. Gulf Helicopter, an already prime operator to the AW139 in the region, will also become the first customer introducing the Family concept into operational service in the Middle East.
INS Vikramaditya: putting the 900 tonne ski jump in place
Two days from now INS Vikramaditya will join the Indian Navy! Defence Minister Shri AK Antony will be commissioning Indian Navy’s aircraft carrier ‘Vikramaditya’ at Severodvinsk in the Russian Federation on 16 November 2013.
IAF C 130 J leaves on a humanitarian aid mission to Philippines
In a display of solidarity with the citizens of Hurricane ravaged Philippines, Government of India today despatched relief package comprising of medicines, hygiene and chemicals, tentage, blankets, tarpaulins and ready to eat meals ex Armed Forces stocks by an Indian Air Force C-130 aircraft to Mactan. This will help meet the urgent need for life-saving medical care, food supplies and construction of temporary shelters in this hour of need in the face of a serious humanitarian crisis. The Eastern Coast of Philippines has been severely battered by the cyclone HAIYAN recently where over 10,000 people are feared dead and about 4 million people have been affected. A similar aid was provided to Philippines by India in 2006 as well. Plans are underway to further supplement the effort and provide additional relief material through an Indian Naval Ship that will set sail at the earliest.
Indian Navy inducted its first Advance Jet Trainer (AJT) Hawk 132
The Indian Navy inducted the Hawk 132, a fourth generation Advanced Jet Trainer aircraft, on 06 Nov 13 at an impressive ceremony held at Naval Air Station INS Dega. Admiral DK Joshi, Chief of the Naval Staff, who was the chief guest at the event, inducted the aircraft in the presence of Vice Admiral Anil Chopra PVSM AVSM, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command.
Indian Army celebrated Infantry Day
27 October is a historic day, not only for the Infantry but for the entire Indian Army. It was on this day, 65 years ago, that the first Infantryman from the FIRST battalion of The SIKH Regiment landed at Srinagar air field in Kashmir Valley to chase away Pakistani invaders. The enemy was thrown back and the valley was saved. It was the first glorious action undertaken by the Indian Army in the post independence era. Therefore, 27 October is celebrated as Infantry Day throughout India.
TriState CareFlight Reaches Fleet Milestone of 60,000 Hours
TriState CareFlight (AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company), an air medical transport service operating in the Southwestern United States, has reached a fleet milestone of 60,000 hours. TriState Care Flight operates a total of 40 aircraft, including 22 AW119’s and 10AW109 Power’s. The EMS configured interiors allow for the finest patient care environment within a cabin that exceeds basic standards in air medical transportation.
Airbus Military A400M development fleet makes 2000th flight
Airbus Military’s five-strong development fleet of A400M new generation airlifters has completed its 2,000th flight. The aircraft that made the milestone flight, a routine flight-test sortie from Manching to Toulouse on 18 October, was the 5th aircraft, known as MSN6 and nicknamed Grizzly 5. Since the first flight of the A400M on 11 December 2009, the development fleet has clocked up 5,665 flight hours.
Advanced Helmet Mounted Display system
Elbit Systems will supply the Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) systems to Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd. (KAI), the original manufacture of the SURION helicopter.
Glimpses of Air Force Day 2013 Dress Rehearsal
Glimpses of Air Force Day 2013 Dress Rehearsal at Air Force Station Hindan on 06 Oct 2013
General Bikram Singh with Nepalese Army Chief
Indian and Nepalese Armies crossed another historic milestone when a battalion from each of the countries took part in a combined training programme conducted to ensure inter operability of both Armies in the disaster prone region of Uttarakhand. The Indian Army Chief, Gen Bikram Singh and the Nepalese Army Chief, Gen Gaurav Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana witnessed the combined training exercise presently underway in Pithoragarh District of Uttarakhand Lt Gen Rajan Bakhshi, Army Commander Central Command was present on the occasion.