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New Delhi: India’s state-run company Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) aircraft Tejas, flew for the first time at the Bahrain International Air Show on Thursday.

“Two Tejas fighters are participating in the three-day Bahrain air show to display its air prowess through aerobatic manoeuvres like 8-G gravity pull, vertical loop, slow fly past and barrel roll,” HAL chairman and managing director T Suvarna Raju said in a statement from the island country in the Persian Gulf.

Designed and developed by the city-based aeronautical agencies of state-run Defence Research and Development Organsiation (DRDO), Tejas is a single engine, light weight, agile, multi-role supersonic fighter.

“It is important that indigenous aircraft fly outside India in international air shows,” Raju said.

HAL has set-up a dedicated division in Bengaluru to manufacture a fleet of Tejas for induction in the Indian Air Force (IAF) as frontline fighters.

“Tejas is a 4.5 generation aircraft with supersonic capability at all altitudes. It has fly-by-wire, open architecture computer for avionics and combat capability,” Raju added.

India is also displaying the HAL-made four advanced light helicopters (ALH) Dhruv of the IAF as aerobatic team Sarang to enthrall visitors at the air show.

Developed for the Indian armed services, Dhruv is suitable for increased payload at higher altitudes.

HAL delivered about 200 Dhruv in variants for military and civilian use over a decade.

The company is also displaying its light combat helicopter (LCH), which completed trials recently as an attack chopper at 10,000-12,000 feet altitude with weapons.(IANS)(image: en.wikipedia.org)

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Indian rocket lifts off with two earth observation satellites from UK. Flickr

Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) lifted off successfully with two British satellites, NovaSAR and S1-4, from the rocket port here on Sunday night.

The PSLV-CA (Core Alone) version, standing 44.4 metres tall and weighing 230.4 tonnes, with thick orange flame at its tail lighting up the night skies rose up at 10.08 p.m. from the first launch pad.

The rocketport here has two launch pads.

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Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle  lifts off with two British satellites NovaSAR and S1-4, as seen from Chennai. IANS

According to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), after 17 minutes, 44 seconds following the PSLV lift-off, the two earth observation satellites will be launched into a 583 km sun synchronous orbit.

NovaSAR weighing 445 kg is a S-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar satellite intended for forest mapping, land use and ice cover monitoring, flood and disaster monitoring.

 

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Indian rocket Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle  lifts off with two British satellites NovaSAR and S1-4, as seen from Chennai on Sept 16. IANS

S1-4 weighing 444 kg is a high resolution Optical Earth Observation Satellite, used for surveying resources, environment monitoring, urban management and for disaster monitoring.

 

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Two satellites aboard the PSLV belong to Surrey Satellite Technologies Ltd (SSTL), UK, and is carried under commercial arrangement with Antrix Corp Ltd – the commercial arm of ISRO. (IANS)