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IAF to hold competition for swarm drones technology

IAF to hold competition for swarm drones technology Oct 17,2018

In the first of its kind in the Indian defence sector, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has announced the Mehar Baba prize under which individuals, start-ups and other “for profit” entities can compete to build a swarm of 50 drones to be employed in Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief (HADR) operations. The competition aims to tap into the young talent pool available across the country and leverage its expertise to meet the emerging requirements of the armed forces. If successful it can be a

Rafale Deal Better Than One Negotiated Earlier: Air Force Deputy Chief

Rafale Deal Better Than One Negotiated Earlier: Air Force Deputy Chief Sep 26,2018

Air Force Deputy Chief Air Marshal R. Nambiar on Tuesday asserted that the deal for 36 Rafale aircraft by the PM Modi government was “much better” than the one negotiated earlier for 126 planes, contending that “people are misinformed” about the issue. The remarks came in the backdrop of a mounting multi-pronged attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government by the Congress, with the party on Monday moving the Central Vigilance Commissioner seeking an FIR and seizure of documents

IAF Deputy Chief, Who Struck Pakistani Intruders In Kargil, To Fly Rafale With India Specific Upgrades Tomorrow

IAF Deputy Chief, Who Struck Pakistani Intruders In Kargil, To Fly Rafale With India Specific Upgrades Tomorrow Sep 20,2018

Deputy Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar will tomorrow fly a Dassault Aviation-owned Rafale fighter jet which reportedly has India-specific enhancements and software, Livefist has revealed.These India-specific enhancements include an Israeli satellite communications system, a low band jammer, towed decoy system, upgraded engine, additional modes in the radar and higher resolution in the Front Sector Optronics. By some accounts, these upgrades make the Rafale that India has

1965 War: IAF recalls how Hunter jets destroyed Pakistna’s tanks and armoured vehicles

1965 War: IAF recalls how Hunter jets destroyed Pakistna’s tanks and armoured vehicles Sep 18,2018

The Indian Air Force on Monday relived the 1965 war against Pakistan, where the Hunter jets were used for ground attacks. “Hunters of No.7,20 & 27Sqns proved extremely effective in the war. The aircraft were deployed for ground attack role & they destroyed a number of Patton tanks & armoured vehicles. In the aerial combat, they shot down six Sabre Jets,” the IAF tweeted on Monday.Earlier, the IAF paid tribute to the iconic Arjan Singh, who was the first officer to receive five

Indian Air Force ready for space challenge

Indian Air Force ready for space challenge Sep 15,2018

The Indian Air Force and its arms are fully geared up for supporting the first Indian human space mission of 2022, IAF chief Air Chief Marshal B.S.Dhanoa said on Friday. Coming at a short notice, the Human Space Flight Programme or HSP is daunting and throws a different kind of challenge at the IAF, he said. “We have in-house capabilities at the Institute of Aerospace Medicine [IAM]; we have selected our cosmonauts in the past. IAM will play a key role in human engineering support and the

Tejas trivialised – Indian Defence Research Wing

Tejas trivialised – Indian Defence Research Wing Sep 14,2018

Such is the political phobia which plagues the nation ~ issues of national security included ~ that all attention was focused on the Chief of the Air Staff “batting” for the Rafale combat aircraft at a seminar in the Capital that only marginal attention was paid to a possibly more pregnant observation of Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa. He dubbed the much-hyped indigenous Tejas LCA as a “medium technology” fighter, and said given the demands on the IAF the home-built bird “alone just will

Rafale deal: Smear campaign to target Narendra Modi causes unacceptable damage to integrity of men in uniform

Rafale deal: Smear campaign to target Narendra Modi causes unacceptable damage to integrity of men in uniform Sep 14,2018

It is a little heartbreaking and depressing to see men in uniform come out in numbers to defend the Rafale and issue a clarion call not to ground the contract. Heartbreaking, because it couldn’t have been easy for former and serving air chiefs and other high-ranking officers — all accomplished and disciplined men — to wade into a political dogfight at the risk of being made into a target. That they felt compelled to do so points to the cynicism and wretchedness of our political discourse

Air Force top brass bat for Rafale jet deal

Air Force top brass bat for Rafale jet deal Sep 13,2018

The Indian Air Force Chief, Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa, on Wednesday said the government was strengthening the air force by providing the Rafale fighter from France and the S-400 Triumf air defence system from Russia. Addressing a seminar in New Delhi, the air chief said: “By providing the Rafale and the S-400 (anti-missile system), the government is strengthening the Indian Air Force to counter the shortfall of our depleting numbers of aircraft.” According to him, “Very few

Rafale, S-400 missiles necessary to boost India’s defence capabilities: Air Force Chief BS?Dhanoa

Rafale, S-400 missiles necessary to boost India’s defence capabilities: Air Force Chief BS?Dhanoa Sep 12,2018

The deal to buy the high-tech Rafale jets would partially offset the Indian Air Force’s depleting number of fighter squadrons needed to match force levels of its regional adversaries, Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa said on Wednesday. The IAF chief’s strong defence of the decision to buy the fighter jets comes against the backdrop of sharp attacks from the Congress-led opposition that accuses the government of negotiating an overpriced deal to buy 36 fighter jets in flyaway condition from

IAF chief Dhanoa backs Rafale deal

IAF chief Dhanoa backs Rafale deal Sep 12,2018

Amid the rising clamour on the Rafale deal, the Indian Air Force Chief, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa, on Wednesday said by procuring Rafale fighter jets the IAF was strengthening its depleting fleet.”By providing the Rafale jet and the S-400 (anti-missile system), the government is strengthening the Indian Air Force to counter the shortfall of our depleting numbers of aircraft,” he said at an event here. Pointing to IAF’s strength coming down to 31 squadrons from the sanctioned strength

India Joins Elite Club Possessing Air-to-Air Fighter Jet Refueling Capability

India Joins Elite Club Possessing Air-to-Air Fighter Jet Refueling Capability Sep 11,2018

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has successfully completed air-to-air refueling in actual terms on the domestically built fighter aircraft Tejas MK1 with an IL-78 MKI tanker. India’s state-owned aerospace behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) announced that Tejas had successfully completed the wet (actual) engagement on Monday by transferring 1,900 kilograms of fuel from the IAF IL78 mid-air refueling tanker. “The refueling was carried out at an altitude of 20000 ft. The aircraft’s

Indian Air Force? quietly making preparations to welcome Rafale jets

Indian Air Force? quietly making preparations to welcome Rafale jets Sep 10,2018

In the midst of a political firestorm over the Rafale jet deal, the Indian Air Force is quietly making preparations, including readying required infrastructure and training of pilots, to welcome the fighter aircraft, official sources said. They said the IAF is sending a batch of pilots by the end of this year to France for training on Rafale jets.A number of IAF teams have already visited France to help Dassault Aviation, the manufacturer of Rafale, incorporate India-specific enhancements

What 3 French Rafale jets were really doing with IAF in Gwalior this week

What 3 French Rafale jets were really doing with IAF in Gwalior this week Sep 07,2018

Trust the French to make a virtue out of a necessity. And India to play down an opportunity due to political exigencies.Three French Rafale jets flew away from Gwalior this week after being hosted at the Indian Air Force’s Tactics and Combat Development Establishment (TACDE) in the air force station. The Rafales were staging back to France after they had participated in the largest multilateral air exercise hosted by Australia in end-August called ‘Pitch Black’. An Indian Air Force

IAF Vice Chief tears into Congress Leadership, says critics 'don't have information' and 'Rafale is a beautiful aircraft'

IAF Vice Chief tears into Congress Leadership, says critics 'don't have information' and 'Rafale is a beautiful aircraft' Sep 06,2018

In a gamechanging development in the ongoing political controversy over the Rafale deal, over which the Congress has mounted an unabating broadside against the Modi government, for the first time, the Indian Air Force has broken its silence. Speaking to Republic TV, Air Marshal Shirish Baban Deo, the Vice Chief of Air Staff of the Indian Air Force, said the following about the Rafale controversy: "Actually, I shouldn’t comment but I can tell you... all this discussion and all these things

Indian Air Force makes its longest non-stop flight to Australia

Indian Air Force makes its longest non-stop flight to Australia Aug 31,2018

The Indian Air Force has set a new time record of its own by flying its longest non-stop flight. The feat came last month, when an IAF heavy lift transport plane flew at least 8100 km at a stretch, from Chennai to Australia. The Indian Air Force transport plane was flown to Australia to take part in the multi-nation Pitch Black air exercises that were hosted by Australia in August. The non-stop flight, which took about 11 hours, happened in August 16. The Boeing C-17 Globemaster of the IAF

Royal Enfield Classic Signals 350 ABS Motorcycle Pays Homage to Indian Armed Forces

Royal Enfield Classic Signals 350 ABS Motorcycle Pays Homage to Indian Armed Forces Aug 29,2018

Royal Enfield has launched a new model under its classic range of motorcycle called Classic Signals 350 in two new colours in India for Rs 1.61 lakh (ex-showroom, Chennai). Conceived as a tribute to Royal Enfield’s 65 years of association with the Indian armed forces (since 1952) the Classic Signals 350 is inspired by the Enfields that have been in service, and the men and women who ride them. Expanding Royal Enfield’s offering in the 350cc segment and building on the military heritage,

Exercise Pitch Black 18- After flying high Down Under, IAF team set to return

Exercise Pitch Black 18- After flying high Down Under, IAF team set to return Aug 19,2018

The Indian Air Force was invited for the first time to participate in Exercise Pitch Black –– a biennial multi-national large force employment warfare exercise hosted by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). This exercise was conducted between July 24 to August 18. Indian contingent consisted of 145 air-warriors including Garud team, 04 X Su-30 MKI, 01 X C-130 and 01 X C-17. Group Captain CUV Rao VM was  leading the contingent. IAF men created many histories

IAF to do detailed analysis of women fighter pilots before charting road ahead

IAF to do detailed analysis of women fighter pilots before charting road ahead Aug 06,2018

Having inducted six women into its fighter flying stream on an ‘experimental basis’, who will be followed by a few others if found suitable, the IAF is now getting set to conduct a thorough analysis of ‘employability’ of women in its future combat philosophies and policies. IAF sources said the ‘experimental scheme’ to induct women as fighter pilots, which will be reviewed in December 2020 after being launched in December 2015, will be examined on several fronts before a decision

IAF 110 jet deal: F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, F-16, Rafale, Eurofighter Typhoon, Saab Gripen, MiG-35 in race

IAF 110 jet deal: F/A-18E/F Super Hornet, F-16, Rafale, Eurofighter Typhoon, Saab Gripen, MiG-35 in race Aug 01,2018

Indian Air Force (IAF) is likely to issue the request for proposal for 110 fighters around mid-2019, according to a report in The Hindu. The daily claimed that a senior defence source had told the newspaper that the IAF was in the process of studying the request for information from six global defence majors who had sent their proposals to supply the fighters. Top fighter jet producers Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Dassault Aviation, Eurofighter, Saab and United Aircraft Corporation have envisaged

Ex Pitch Black 2018: IAF shares stunning video of SU30MKI & C-130 J aircraft’s historic flight in RAAF Australia

Ex Pitch Black 2018: IAF shares stunning video of SU30MKI & C-130 J aircraft’s historic flight in RAAF Australia Aug 01,2018

The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Tuesday shared a stunning video of SU30MKI and C-130J aircraft undertaking their maiden flight operations from Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) base in Darwin, Australia, a day before. Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules, a military transport aircraft, and four fighter planes Sukhoi Su-30MKI are a part of the IAF contingent taking part in the multinational air exercise – Ex Pitch Black 2018. A Garud team and an X C-17 are also the part of the Indian