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Source: Saab

Saab has offered its cutting-edge Gallium Nitride AESA radar technology if India decides to produce the Gripen fighter aircraft for the IAF.
The Gripen E unveiled at Linköping in Sweden last month | Photo: Saurabh Joshi/StratPost

Saab proposes to train Indian engineers in Sweden to build Indian Gripen aircraft while simultaneously building a greenfield facility for Make in India.
Wing Commander (Flying) Michael Lundquist with Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha before the flight | Photo: Captain John Lidman, Såtenäs, F7

He is on a five-day tour of Sweden as part of discussions on cooperation in aerospace and defence between the two countries.
Apache AH-64E

Tata and Boeing will start work on a manufacturing facility for the Apache AH-64E gunship fuselage of which 22 have been ordered by the Indian Air Force.
Fighters

Boeing, Saab and Lockheed Martin are offering to build fighters in India and each is bringing something different to the table.
Photo: Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin is offering to transfer its F-16 assembly line to India with officials proposing the idea to the Indian government in April.
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When Parliament was told that there is no ‘bhaiya‘ system in the army, DefExpo is indeed happening in Goa and there’s no plan to put barcodes on uniforms.
French Armée de l'Air Dassault Rafale | Photo: StratPost

Our pseudonymous analyst Mark is back with his take on the story so far of the IAF’s quest for fighter aircraft. He last contributed a much talked-about two-part analysis of the MMRCA tender in April 2012.
Arms and ammunition recovered from terrorists killed at the Indian Air Force base at Pathankot.

A recent intelligence alert has warned of terror attacks by Laskhar e Toiba in Jammu and Kashmir in the coming days, putting the sputtering dialogue between India and Pakistan under pressure.
chinook

Check out the Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter ordered by the Indian Air Force (IAF) as Boeing’s Dave Palm takes us around a US Army CH-47 at the Dubai Airshow 2015.
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The Indian Air Force (IAF) has ordered 22 AH-64 Apache attack helicopters. Take a look at a UAE Air Force model as Boeing’s Dave Palm takes us around the aircraft at the Dubai Airshow 2015.
The Dornier 228NG.

Tata Advanced Systems Limited is expected to deliver the first of eight airframes for the Dornier 228 NG to RUAG early next year from a facility in Hyderabad in a tie-up announced in June 2014.
Boeing India President Pratyush Kumar, Boeing International President, Marc Allen, Tata Advanced Systems Chairman S. Ramadorai and Tom Bell, senior vice president, Global Sales & Marketing, Boeing Defense, Space & Security and Tata Advanced Systems CEO Sukaran Singh at the signing ceremony.

Boeing and Tata plan for the joint venture to manufacture the fuselage of the Apache AH-64E attack helicopter for global customers at a new facility to be set up in Hyderabad.
LCA Navy prototype | Photo: HAL

With the IAF no longer interested in the development of the Mk2, the Indian Navy will undertake a process to determine if they should continue with the development of the model on their own.
Photo: HAL

The IAF has lowered the bar for HAL and ADA and given up on the prospect of an LCA Mk2 by agreeing to accept the existing LCA in large numbers but HAL still has to deliver the first aircraft from the earlier order.
Boeing's Chairman Jim McNerney in New Delhi with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday | Photo: PIB, Government of India

The post-MMRCA narrative unfolding since April is one in which the Modi government has quietly reached out to at least three foreign OEMs to invite interest in building fighter aircraft in India.
Former IAF chief Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne with the Commander of the Rafale Squadron (Squadron Leader) Kubiak Thierry, General Jean-Paul Paloméros, Chief of Staff of the French Air Force and Col Jean-Pierre Moontegu, Base Commander St. Dizier Airbase, after a one hour sortie in a Rafale during a visit to France in May 2012 | Photo: IAF

With force numbers declining and options like the LCA and the FGFA seem to be falling short, why did successive air chiefs advocate a there-is-no-alternative approach to a non-compliant MMRCA bid?
Indian Air Force Sarang Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopter Aerobatics Team | Photo: Saurabh Joshi/StratPost

Enjoy these images of the Indian Air Force as it commemorated Air Force Day.

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Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar told Parliament on Thursday that the IAF tender for 126 Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) has been withdrawn.