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IAF crew starts training on Chinook helicopters at US facility

IAF crew starts training on Chinook helicopters at US facility Oct 17,2018

he Chinook heavy helicopters are all set to arrive in India as IAF has commenced training on the heavy helicopters in United States of America. According to Indian Air force, the crew has commenced training on Chinook helicopters on October 8 at Delaware, USA. During the initial conversation phase, four pilots and four flight engineers of Indian Air Force are training on Chinook helicopters. The acquisition of these heavy lift helicopters will going to add to the capabilities of the

UAE shows interest in Tejas LCA, UAE’s defence minister to be shown the Tejas LCA today

UAE shows interest in Tejas LCA, UAE’s defence minister to be shown the Tejas LCA today Oct 17,2018

India and the UAE are planning to expand their joint military training with a focus on improving capabilities to conduct operations in deserts. With this step up in defence cooperation, the UAE has shown interest in the Tejas Light Combat Aircraft and several ‘Make in India’ military platforms, government officials said. These issues were discussed between Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and UAE’s Minister of State for Defence Affairs, Mohammed Ahmed Al Bowardi Al Falacy, on Tuesday.

After Upgrade, Decades-Old MiG-29s Ready To Strike In Modern Warfare

After Upgrade, Decades-Old MiG-29s Ready To Strike In Modern Warfare Oct 07,2018

The air-superiority fighter jet MiG-29 has gained in strength and ferocity after the latest upgrade, giving the Air Force that has been battling a shortage of warplanes a much-needed boost, officials have said.The Russian origin aircraft is now capable of mid-air refuelling, compatible with the latest missiles and can launch multi-dimensional attacks, said Flight Lieutenant Karan Kohli, who is deployed at Adampur Air Force Station. Even in the previous legacy version, the aircraft played an

Rafale Will Be A Game Changer, Says Air Marshal R Nambiar

Rafale Will Be A Game Changer, Says Air Marshal R Nambiar Oct 07,2018

Chief of the Eastern Air Command, Air Marshal R Nambiar Saturday said the Rafale fighter jets will be a game changer for the force. The Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Eastern Air Command said all Air Force units in the region, except for some in West Bengal, would get the modern platforms, including the Rafale, the Chinook and the Apache attack helicopters. “The Rafale is an excellent aircraft. I had the opportunity to fly it in France two weeks ago. Let me assure you that this

Astra launched in salvo mode and in combat configuration ready for integration with other Jets

Astra launched in salvo mode and in combat configuration ready for integration with other Jets Oct 07,2018

India’s pursuit of the complex air-to-air missile system seems to be over as the smoke-less and fastest in its class, Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAM) Astra is ready for induction in the Air Force after more than 15 years in the making. The indigenously developed all-weather and all-terrain missile, capable of detecting and killing highly manoeuvrable targets, has completed a series of pre-induction trials between September 26 and October 3. Six rounds of the missile were

Rafale, LCA Tejas will do away with aircraft shortage: IAF to PM Modi

Rafale, LCA Tejas will do away with aircraft shortage: IAF to PM Modi Oct 03,2018

The Air Force has told Prime Minister Modi that the Rafale jet and the indigenous LCA Tejas will help it in doing away with its aircraft shortage. In its presentation to the prime minister, the service highlighted the shortages faced by it and how the inclusion of the Rafale and indigenous LCA and the futuristic Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) will help it meet the shortages by 2035,” top sources said. The project for acquiring 110 multirole fighter aircraft was also highlighted by

Upgraded MiG-29 fighter planes Increase IAF’s 4.5 generation fighter Inventory

Upgraded MiG-29 fighter planes Increase IAF’s 4.5 generation fighter Inventory Sep 30,2018

The duration of sorties of MiG-29 combat aircraft of Indian Air Force (IAF) is set to increase soon.Air Commodore Samir Borade, commanding officer of the IAF Station Ozar in Nashik, told reporters on Friday that MiG-29 fighter planes are being upgraded in such a way that it will join the 4.5 generation of fighter jets. The Air Force Station Ozar, the only Fighter Aircraft Repair Depot of Indian Air Force, is presently working on capacity upgradation of the MiG-29 frontline fighters.

HAL needs major restructuring, introduction of accountability

HAL needs major restructuring, introduction of accountability Sep 30,2018

It had started as a private company in Bangalore prior to Independence in December 1940, as Hindustan Aircraft Pvt Ltd belonging to Walchand Hirachand, in association with the then Government of Mysore. The government took control of it in 1942 and then in collaboration with the Intercontinental Aircraft Company engaged in manufacturing four different American fighter aircraft of that era. But these programmes were abandoned a year later in favour of overhauling and repairing aircraft to

Amid No Experience claims, Reliance manufactures Nose Cone for Dassault Falcon

Amid No Experience claims, Reliance manufactures Nose Cone for Dassault Falcon Sep 28,2018

About 3km inside the Mihan-SEZ, a largely desolate area, ‘DRAL’ reads a signboard outside a fenced plot flanked by expanses of vacant land. DRAL stands for Dassault Reliance Aviation Limited (DRAL), the name linked with the Rafale controversy.A shed spread over a 10,000 square feet area is the only workplace as of now. It houses the full workforce of around 50 persons engaged by DRAL. There are 8 to 10 personnel deputed from Dassault, the French joint venture partner of Reliance

Lightning warning for F35-A fighters

Lightning warning for F35-A fighters Sep 18,2018

Australia’s new F-35A strike fighters are subject to “operational control measures” to minimise flights around thunderstorms, the Defence Department says.But the fighters have had modifications to install “effective lightning protection systems”.The fifth generation plane ironically called the Lightning II has been subject to concerns over its vulnerability to a lightning strike which has led to a requirement for more modifications. Protective systems in the fuel tank had to be

Tejas Mk1, Mk1A, and Mk2 will be the mainstay of IAF’s inventory

Tejas Mk1, Mk1A, and Mk2 will be the mainstay of IAF’s inventory Sep 13,2018

With the number of the Indian Air Force’s fighter squadrons expected to decrease quickly from the present 31 as the current fleet ages, there has been a decisive endeavor to accelerate the recapitalization of the fighter fleet. The majority of the new fighters are to bear the “Make in India” label. By 2032, the Indian Air Force plans to have at least 18 squadrons of Indian-made fighters, said the Deputy Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal R. Nambiar, at a conference held in Delhi this

Government may clear purchase of two more AWACS for around $800 million

Government may clear purchase of two more AWACS for around $800 million Sep 11,2018

India is finally back on track to acquire two more airborne warning and control systems (AWACS), which are potent force-multipliers as “eyes in the sky”, for around $800 million in a tripartite venture with Israel and Russia after price wrangling kept the acquisition derailed for several years. Defence ministry sources on Monday said a fresh procurement case for the two AWACS, with Israeli Phalcon early-warning radar systems mounted on Russian Ilyushin-76 heavy-lift aircraft, is now with

LCA Tejas MK 1 superior than Pakistan’s JF-17? Mid-air refuelling, other parameters prove so

LCA Tejas MK 1 superior than Pakistan’s JF-17? Mid-air refuelling, other parameters prove so Sep 10,2018

Two days after the Indian Air Force (IAF) shared a video of its Tejas Mark-1 fighter jet refuelling mid-air on Twitter, the combat jet has clearly emerged as superior to the JF-17 Thunder which is co-developed by Pakistan and China. The mid-air refuelling capability will help the fighter jet to strike deep inside enemy territory and stay airborne for a couple hours longer than the JF-17 Thunder. Currently, LCA Tejas has 3,000-liter fuel capacity with 850km combat radius. Now, with the mid-air

Rafale will give India unprecedented edge over adversaries, says IAF vice chief

Rafale will give India unprecedented edge over adversaries, says IAF vice chief Sep 05,2018

The Rafale is a beautiful aircraft which will give India "unprecedented" combat capabilities, the Indian Air Force said Wednesday amid escalating controversy over the Rs 58,000 crore deal. Vice Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal S B Deo also said those criticising the Rafale deal must understand the laid down norms and procurement procedure. "It is a beautiful aircraft...It is a very capable aircraft and we are waiting to fly it," he said on the sidelines of an event when asked about the

India’s Tejas Fighter Refuels Mid-Air For The First Time

India’s Tejas Fighter Refuels Mid-Air For The First Time Sep 04,2018

In a big step in its development cycle, a made-in-India Tejas fighter jet today refueled mid-air from an Indian Air Force tanker aircraft for the first time.The sortie, flown by test pilot Group Captain Rajeev Joshi of the National Flight Test Centre, is a key step in expanding the range of the single engine fighter for it to receive its Final Operational Clearance (FOC) certificate. The test conducted on Tuesday, shortly after 1 pm, involved a ‘dry’ link up. In other words, there was no

Away From Politics, Air Force Pilots Train On Rafales In Gwalior

Away From Politics, Air Force Pilots Train On Rafales In Gwalior Sep 03,2018

Far removed from the politics surrounding India’s Rs. 58,000 crore deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets, three of the fighters are presently in India and are exercising with the Indian Air Force at the Gwalior and Agra air base. Air Force pilots will get an opportunity to fly the French fighters, which are transiting through India. India will receive the first of its own Rafale fighters in the middle of next year. The government of France terms the present deployment of the fighter jets as an

Defence Acquisitions Council Set to clear Mega Purchase of 114 fighter aircrafts

Defence Acquisitions Council Set to clear Mega Purchase of 114 fighter aircrafts Sep 03,2018

The government is now getting set to grant initial approval to the long-drawn acquisition project for 114 new fighter jets for over $20 billion (Rs 1.4 lakh crore), with a seventh contender flying into the competition, amidst the ongoing political dogfight between BJP and Congress over the Rs 59,000 crore contract for 36 French Rafale jets + . Defence ministry sources say the Defence Acquisitions Council, chaired by minister Nirmala Sitharaman, is likely to consider “acceptance of necessity

Don’t ground the Rafale

Don’t ground the Rafale Sep 01,2018

The Indian Air Force is on the verge of getting an advanced technology combat aircraft, the Rafale, that surpasses the capability of most of its existing fleet and that of its adversaries. Careful evaluation has confirmed its capability and potential. But recent public debate has taken the worst possible turn, discrediting the deal and blaming the government and the prime minister in public. The government has been equally strong in countering the allegations. The tit-for-tat has plunged to the

IAF to test-fire advanced version of BrahMos cruise missile before the end of 2018

IAF to test-fire advanced version of BrahMos cruise missile before the end of 2018 Aug 31,2018

Indian Air Force (IAF) will test fire an advanced version of the supersonic BrahMos Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) before the end of 2018. IAF has already started the process of mounting BrahMos on its frontline Sukhoi Su-30MKI air superiority fighters and the plan is to integrate the cruise missile on 40 jets. “Before the end of this year, the air-launched cruise missile BrahMos will be tested taking into account the new, expanded demands of the Indian Air Force command. It will have

DRDO wants to sell super radar technology for fighter jets to industry, invites applications

DRDO wants to sell super radar technology for fighter jets to industry, invites applications Aug 29,2018

India’s Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) wants to sell tech that it says it has developed for a `super radar’ for fighter jet aircraft and has asked the Indian Industry to submit proposals for transfer of technology (ToT). The Electronics and Radar Development Establishment (LRDE) has said that it is ready with its “Active Electronically Scanned Array Radar (AESAR)” technology and has four licenses to offer to the Indian industry. The lab has asked interested