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New York (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Asia / Pacific) Jun 13, 2010

Hindustan Aeronautics India's need to replace its Hindustan Aeronautics HPT-32 Deepak basic trainers could be satisfied by a future deal involving the Polish-designed PZL-130 Orlik, Airbus Military believes. The company, which is responsible for the activities of EADS PZL, says it has submitted a bid for the Indian air force competition. The Polish air force operates 20 of the turboprop-powered type, including two in an upgraded TC-II configuration. "We are working with India to deliver what India wants," says Airbus Military managing director Domingo Urea. Jun 9, 2010

Hindustan Aeronautics India's first operational-standard HAL Tejas light combat aircraft made its maiden flight from Bangalore on 2 June, reaching Mach 1.1 and an altitude of 36,000ft (11,000m). The Aeronautical Development Agency's fourth limited series production aircraft is the first Tejas built in the configuration that will be inducted into Indian air force service from late 2010. The IAF is...

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