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Recent photographs of a JF-17/FC-1 Fierce Dragon fighter aircraft with the insignia of the Myanmar Air Force (MAF) on its tail conducting test flights in a Chinese airfield in Chengdu has lent strong credence to reports that the aircraft may be in the final stages of being supplied to Myanmar, possibly by the year-end.

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On June 19, Lockheed Martin announced in advance of a U.S. visit by Indian prime minister Narendra Modi that it had reached a joint-venture agreement with Tata Advanced Systems to move its F-16 production line to India.

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Pakistan's claim this week that it shot down an Iranian drone that had crossed into its airspace is heating up tensions already on the rise over cross-border skirmishes and diplomatic rifts over alleged militancy, analysts say.

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Russian military aviation firm MiG said on Friday it was ready to deepen its cooperation with India, just days after US arms maker Lockheed Martin Corp agreed with Tata Advanced Systems to build F-16 fighters there.

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The Indian Air Force (IAF) has yet to sign a service and maintenance contract with Swiss aircraft maker Pilatus for the 75 PC-7 Mk II tandem-seat basic trainer aircraft (BTA) it acquired in May 2012 at a cost of around USD1 billion.

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Russian Helicopters and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) have registered a joint venture (JV) for the production of Ka-226T light helicopters in India, Russian Helicopters announced on 19 June.

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Officials are working overtime to complete negotiations on moving the assembly line for the F-16 fighter jet to India to enable Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump to jointly make an announcement on the deal.

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Just days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets President Donald Trump for the first time in Washington, the US has cleared the sale of 22 unmanned Guardian drones to India, news agency Press Trust of India reported on Thursday.

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In less than a decade, the Indian Air Force (IAF) is going to run seriously short of fighter aircraft. The venerable MiG 21s and 23s would be retiring.

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Following up on news of India’s Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) signing an agreement with US aircraft maker Lockheed Martin confirming the companies’ intent to set up a joint production facility for F-16 Block 70 fighter planes in India, we spoke to F-16 experts at . . . .

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