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Army's Advanced Light Helicopter MK-IV
The Chairman, HAL, Dr. R.K. Tyagi handed over the advanced light helicopter MK-IV Army Version ‘Rudra’ to the Deputy Chief of Army Staff (P & S), Lt. Gen. Narendra Singh, during Aero India 2013, at Yelahanka air base, Bangalore on February 08, 2013
LCA Tejas displaying low-flying aerobatic skills
India’s own LCA (Light Combat Aircraft) Tejas displaying low-flying aerobatic skills at Yelahanka Air Base, Bangalore
A view seen from the cockpit of US C-17 Globemaster
A view of spectators seen from the cockpit of US C-17 Globemaster aircraft in Aero India 2013 at Yelahanka Air Base, Bangalore
HAL's Advance Light Helicopter
HAL Advanced Light Helicopter Mark IV at Aero India 2013 at Yelahanka airbase in Bangalore.
BEL Weapon Locating Radar
Bharat Electronics displaying Weapon Locating Radar during Aero India 2013 at Yelahanka airbase in Bangalore.
Claude Arpi with French Air Force Pilot at Aero India 2013
Consultant Editor Claude Arpi can't hide his excitement as he gets up close and personal with a pretty French Air Force pilot, with the mighty Rafale in the background at Yelahanka airbase on day two of Aero India 2013.
Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne flew Jaguar
During his two day visit to Rajasthan Gujarat Sector, Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne Chief of the Air Staff flew Jaguar aircraft based at Bhuj airbase. He had commanded this Squadron, called ‘The Cobras’, from 1990 to 1992 as a Wing Commander and is now the Commodore Commandant of ‘The Cobras’.
INS Tarkash Arrives In India
The Indian Navy's brand new Krivak-II class stealth frigate arrived off the coast of Mumbai today to join the Western fleet. The ship sailed from Russia to the UK and back via Oman. The first of the follow-on three frigates, INS Teg, was commissioned in April this year.
Boeing used potatoes to improve Wi-Fi
Boeing engineers have managed to improve the Wi-Fi signal in their plane cabins with the help of 20,000 pounds (more than 9,000 kilos) of potatoes. The sacks of spuds took the place of human volunteers in the signal tests as the way they physically interacted with the electronic signals proved very similar to their human counterparts (to say nothing of the fact that potatoes can be kept cooped up in a grounded plane for days on end without becoming irate). The tests were designed to investigate wireless signal behaviour which can be problematic in the enclosed space of an airplane cabin as it deviates as passengers get up and move about. This then leads to weak and strong patches of signal, disrupting connectivity in some seats. "Inside the aircraft it's a very complex electromagnetic environment," said metrology engineer, Dennis Lewis. "Some seats might have very strong signal and some might have very weak signal. As things move around -- as people move and the galley carts are pushed up and down the aisles -- then those signal levels can change." But using a combination of specially developed measuring and analysis tools and lots of potatoes, the Boeing engineers have been able to better understand the distribution of these hot and cold spots and safely tweak the Wi-Fi setup accordingly. "Every day we work to ensure that Boeing passengers are travelling on the safest and most advanced airplanes in the world," said Dennis O'Donoghue, the vice president of Boeing's Test and Evaluation sector. "This is a perfect example of how our innovations in safety can make the entire flying experience better." The substitution project was known by the researchers as Synthetic Personnel Using Dielectric Substitution.
Indian Navy receives first P-8I
Indian Navy receives its on-site delivery of the first P-8I aircraft from Boeing in Seattle, in accordance with the contract. India will receive this aircraft and two more of its eight contracted P-8Is in 2013. The program is progressing on schedule as Boeing assembles the fourth and fifth P-8Is, which are designed for long-range maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare. The photo (left to right) depicts the P-8I being used for weapons testing, the P-8I delivered on-site, and the third P-8I aircraft, which recently entered the company’s mission systems installation facility.
First Upgraded MiG-29s for IAF
JSC Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG (part of the United Aircraft Corporation) began to supply upgraded MiG-29 fighters to the Indian Air Force. The first three aircraft are delivered to India by An-124 transport aircraft. Modernization significantly extends the range of tasks performed by MiG-29. The upgraded aircraft, along with increased capability to fight air targets, acquire the ability to strike ground (surface) moving and stationary targets with precision weapons by day and night and in any weather conditions.
Chiefs paying homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti
Tri Service Chiefs paying homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate on 04 Dec 2012 on the occasion of Navy Day.
Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne presenting memento to General Haruhiko Kataoka, Chief of Staff, Japan Air Self Defence Force
General Haruhiko Kataoka, Chief of Staff, Japan Air Self Defence Force is on a three day goodwill visit to India from 19-21 Nov 12. The visit assumes special significance in the light of improving military cooperation between the two countries in consonance with India’s growing relationship with Japan. Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne presenting memento to General Haruhiko Kataoka, Chief of Staff, Japan Air Self Defence Force during his visit to India
INS Tarkash (F46) is a Talwar-class frigate constructed for the Indian Navy. She is part of the second batch of Talwar-class frigates ordered by the Indian Navy. She was built by the Yantar shipyard in Kaliningrad, Russia.
Indian Navy Food Relief Operation in Andhra Pradesh
Aftermath of cyclone ‘Neelam’, several districts in North and Central Andhra Pradesh, especially in the coastal areas, have been experiencing incessant rains, resulting in floods in many parts of the state. The Indian Navy responded speedily to assist the states administration in rendering relief and undertook rescue operations in affected areas in the state. The support operations are being coordinated by the Eastern Naval Command, based at Visakhapatnam.
Commander of the Turkish Naval Force visiting India
Admiral E Murat Bilgel, Commander of the Turkish Naval Forces visiting India from 04-08 Nov 12.
Learning the Art of War on a Sand Model
The character and mode of warfare changes with time and region. The Indian Army is currently fighting proxy wars, insurgency and terrorism, even while it maintains the utmost level of vigil, preparation and readiness for a conventional war that may be forced upon by its adversaries. Soldiers must therefore be physically and mentally robust to meet the demands and operational challenges of difficult terrain.
Major General Ng Chee Meng, Chief of Air Force, RSAF, calls on Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, Chief of IAF
Major General Ng Chee Meng, Chief of Air Force, Republic of Singapore Air Force calls on Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, Chief of the Air Force, Indian Air Force at Air Headquarters (Vayu Bhawan), New Delhi on 31 October 2012.
On the firing range
The training of young recruits introduces new entrants to the profession of arms. It makes them physically fit, mentally robust and adept in use of their personal weapons.