The discussion moved to the IAF’s tender for acquisition of 126 Medium Multi Role Combat aircraft with the question being: How does MMRCA fit future air power needs, costs, squadron strength?
In the next round, the roundtable discussed the balance of air power in India’s neighborhood and the challenges posed by the air forces of Pakistan and China.
In the second session, moderator Inderjit Badhwar initiated the discussion deconstructing the evolution and process of the Indian Air Force (IAF) competition for 126 Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA).
Pushpinder Singh, Editor of Vayu, introduces the state of Indian air power in comparison to neighboring countries and presents some stark realities in an authoritative presentation, which is essential viewing.
Airbus will offer the upgraded A-330 MRTT Enhanced variant to the IAF, which has selected Rolls Royce Trent 700 engines for the aircraft.
Although Textron has offered the Scorpion to India, there is no aircraft in production anywhere in the world, which meets the specifications of the IAF RFI for intermediate jet trainers.
Take a look at the C-27J Spartan showcased at the Singapore Airshow 2014 being offered by Alenia Aermacchi to replace the 56 Avro transporters of the Indian Air Force (IAF).
Boeing will show-off models of the C-17, P-8I, Apache and Chinook helicopters, ScanEagle UAV and the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft.
The India-Japan Joint Working Group (JWG) have held preliminary meetings to initiate the process for acquisition of the ShinMaywa US-2i amphibious aircraft for the Indian Navy.