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Friday, July 1, 2016

Tejas best aircraft I’ve flown so far: Group Capt Ranga

Read the report here: http://bit.ly/297DKln

I am Tejas! I've arrived!

Thank You ‪India‬ for standing by me.For believing me. I'm late, but I'm light. I'm lethal. I'm ‪Tejas‬.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Medium range missile has successful twin strikes

Bengaluru, June 30: India on Thursday successfully test-fired the Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile (MRSAM) for the first time from the Integrated Test Range (ITR), off Odisha coast.
The missile, jointly developed by Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), was test-fired from LC-III (Launch Complex) of ITR situated in Chandipur at around 8.15 am. The MRSAM is being developed for the Indian Air Force (IAF).
Interestingly, the missile was test-fired for the second time today, successfully. 
Full report, here: http://bit.ly/292xBBY

Breaking News: MRSAM successfully test-fired

The maiden test-firing was held against a PTA at Balasore. Missile demolishes the target.
Stay-tuned for more

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Sukhoi pilot dedicates BrahMos mission to late wife

Bengaluru, June 28: “This one is dedicated to her. She would have been the happiest soul to see me achieve this. It is a special day in my life,” Wg Cdr Prashanth Nair is said to have told his parents over phone from Nashik.
Thirty-nine-year-old Wg Cdr Prashanth lost his wife Dr Rekha to cancer in 2014. They were married for nine years and blessed with a daughter Prashasthi, now seven years old.
Wg Cdr Prashanth created military aviation history on June 25, when he successfully carried out the first flight of frontline fighter Sukhoi (Su-30MKI) fitted with supersonic cruise missile BrahMos. His buddy Wg Cdr M S Raju, was the co-pilot, playing the role of a Flight Test Engineer. 
Both Test Pilots are posted to Aircraft and Systems Testing Establishment (ASTE), a premier wing of Indian Air Force (IAF) in Bengaluru. 
* Mission mattered, despite tragedy at home
* Schoolmates plan to honour Top Gun
* A perfect middle-class success story
*We are proud of the pilots: BrahMos CEO
Read full report here: http://bit.ly/2915JRh

Saturday, June 25, 2016

We have fulfilled Kalam’s desire: BrahMos CEO S K Mishra

Bengaluru, June 25: BrahMos Aerospace CEO Sudhir Kumar Mishra said that his team has fulfilled one of the desires of former President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam on Saturday.
In an interview to Mathrubhumi, after the Su-30MKI touched down at HAL’s Nasik unit successfully completing a 58-minute demonstration flight carrying the 2.4 tonne BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, Mishra said he is an ‘extremely satisfying man’ executing another dream of Dr Kalam.
“We are all delighted that such a heavy missile was carried airborne by Sukhoi safely, securely and successfully during its first demonstration flight. No other country in the world has done this exercise so far and that makes our mission so special. It is a happy moment in my life,” Mishra said.
He said the mission also demonstrated India’s increasing technology capabilities in missile and military aviation fields.
* Test-firing in October or November this year
* Irkut Corporation excited about Sukhoi prospects
* Dr Kalam knew the potential of the missile * More trials ahead of final firing from Balasore
Full report here: http://bit.ly/28TBtpM

Video: Sukhoi taxing with BrahMos ahead of 1st demo flight


Sukhoi does demo flight with BrahMos integrated

It will be No 45 Tejas Sqn

Stay tuned for a report on this great event soon.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

SP-3 warming up for first flight

HAL hoping to have have 1st flight of SP-3 soon, just in time for #TejasSqn formation.

#TejasSqn: A symbolic event now

IAF to set the ball rolling by forming the first #TejasSqn. More Sqns to follow when more SPs fly out of HAL hangars.

Finally, Tejas Sqn at striking distance

Finally, finally India's #Tejas set to enter #IAF Sqn. July 1 is what we hear. Watch this space.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Shutterbug Sharath | Tarmak007 intern's day out at AFA

Tonnes of pix, here: http://bit.ly/1Xx9pOO
Photos: Sharath Pillai

Shutterbug Sharath | Tarmak007 intern's day out with HTT-40

Tonnes of pix, here: http://bit.ly/1ZZGfWJ
Photos: Sharath Pillai

Woman heading IAF in future a possibility: Arup Raha

Read report, here: http://bit.ly/1PzNfnh (First appeared on June 18, 2016)

Photo Feature | Women fighter pilots ready to touch the sky with glory

Album here: http://bit.ly/1PzM07E
Photos: Sharath Pillai/Tarmak007

Women fighter pilots have made us proud: Air Marshal Nair

Read report here: http://bit.ly/1PzEiuh (First appeared on June 18, 2016)

More women will get inspired to join IAF: Parrikar

Read report, here: http://bit.ly/1Uh8lhC (First appeared on June 18, 2019)

Red letter day for IAF with women fighter pilots checking in

Read report here: http://bit.ly/1UFTrvE (First appeared on June 18, 2016)

Photo Feature | When Parrikar batted for young India’s plane dreams…

Photos: Sharath Pillai/Tarmak007

Parrikar sees huge potential for HAL’s HTT-40

Read report here: http://bit.ly/267nG6x (First appeared on June 18, 2016)

We are encouraging defence exports to friendly nations: Parrikar

Read report: http://bit.ly/1rtfq12 (First appeared on June 18, 2016)

HTT-40 has the full backing of IAF: Manohar Parriakar

Full report: http://bit.ly/1QbNLh9 (First appeared on June 18, 2016)

Parrikar terms Chinese intrusions as an ‘annual affair’

Report here: http://bit.ly/1W3uAXV (Appeared on June 18, 2016)

Women pilots have equally opportunities in IAF: Air Marshal Nair

Report here: http://bit.ly/28ItqwZ (Report appeared on June 17, 2016)

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Propelled by HAL youngsters, HTT-40 ready to impress Parrikar

Bengaluru, June 16: Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) will roll out their Basic Trainer Aircraft (BTA) – the Hindustan Turbo Trainer (HTT-40) – for an ‘official flight’ at Old Airport in Bengaluru tomorrow.
Witnessing the event will be Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, whose backing has infused fresh life into this HAL-funded project, which had earlier flown into turbulent weather, with a not-so-happy-customer in Indian Air Force (IAF).
As first reported by Mathrubhumi, the BTA had its maiden flight last month (May 31) with HAL’s Chief Test Pilot Group Capt Subramaniam (Retd) undertaking a ‘normal circuit flying mission’ for around 30 minutes. Co-piloting the maiden mission was Group Capt Venugopal (Retd), a Test Pilot with HAL.
In the last two weeks, the HTT-40 had seven flights, logging over three-plus hours totally.
Read full report here: http://bit.ly/1WORcfF

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