Contents tagged with India

  • India launches several commercial satellites, undermining Russia's monopoly

    India’s Space Agency launched 20 satellites into the Earth’s sun-synchronous orbit using one carrier and thus undermined the Russian monopoly on such launches.

    The main satellite, the new Indian Cartosat-2, will take pictures of the Earth’s surface at intervals of less than a meter for use by the country's military. Among the smaller satellites there are 13 American, two Canadian, one German and one Indonesian.

    As the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has reported, the PSLV carrier …

  • India chooses Ukrainian An-178 cargo plane over Russian Il-214

    Russian aircraft experts are concerned that India suspended a preliminary contract for the development and production cargo aircraft for the country. According to the contract, Russia was to build Il-214.

    However, according to Russian expert Vladimir Tuchkov, recent actions by India show that Delhi intended to terminate the contract with Russia and sign a similar contract with Ukraine. Unlike the Russian Il-214 which has not been tested, Ukraine has proposed the An-178 which has already been …

  • Antonov showcases its aircraft at arms exhibition in India

    The delegation of the Antonov State Company of Ukraine is participating in DefExpo-2016, the Land, Naval and Internal Homeland Security Systems Exhibition, in Goa, India, the company said in a statement. As noted in the statement, the promising projects of the Antonov State Company can become the basis of further development of fruitful cooperation between Ukraine and India in the aviation industry.

    "The Antonov State Company proposes the latest multi-purpose An-132 transport aircraft with …

  • India gives bad press to Russian jets

    According to India's autonomous auditing agency Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), the Russian Sukhoi SU-30MKI jets suffer from poor serviceability. The CAG report presented to Indian Parliament on Dec.18 notes that the operational readiness of the Russian jet was too low due to high rate of “Aircraft on Ground”, low serviceability and less achievement in flying hours. The unacceptable rate of AOG (Aircraft on Ground) means that out of 210 SU-30MKI with the Indian Air Force, more than 120 …