The IAF has just 33 squadrons, 9 short of the 42 squadrons needed to tackle China and Pakistan together, says Ajai Shukla. On December 28, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, the retiring Indian Air Force chief, declared in New Delhi that the IAF requires 200 to 250 medium fighters in addition to the 36 Rafale multi-role fighters that were contracted with French vendor Dassault earlier this year. The 36-Rafale contract was signed for €7.8 billion (Rs 55,600 cror/Rs 556 billione). Another ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The DARIN-III navigation attack system allows a Jaguar pilot to feed in the coordinates of targets deep inside enemy territory, says Ajai Shukla. IMAGE: The Jaguar aircraft with upgraded Darin III avionics makes its maiden flight. Photograph: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited The Indian Air Force took a vital step last week towards boosting its dwindling fleet of combat aircraft. As MiG-21s and MiG-27s retire, forcing the IAF to close down squadrons, a new avionics upgrade for the nuclear-capable ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
A US aircraft carrier strike group has begun patrolling in the disputed South China Sea despite Chinas warning to America against challenging its sovereignty in the area. The US Navys Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 1, an operational formation of the United States ...Deccan Herald, 1 week ago
The big birds have flocked at the 11th edition of the international aerospace and defence exhibition -- Aero India 2017 -- at the Air Force Station, Yelahanka in Bengaluru. One of the most sought after exhibitions in Asia, as many as 549 companies are participating this year with 53 fighter aircraft on display. While the Sukhoi 30 MKI, the indigenous light combat aircraft Tejas, Lockheed Martin's F-16 Falcon from the US, the Gripen fighter from Sweden's SAAB and the French Rafale have been ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
[India], Jan. 2 (ANI): Air Marshal Anil Khosla AVSM VM has taken over as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Air Command. He was formally inducted on Sunday. Air Officer Khosla has vast instructional experience and has been Directing Staff at prestigious ...Sify, 1 month ago
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