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Video: Vayu-StratPost Air Power Roundtable IV

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?

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Video: Vayu-StratPost Air Power Roundtable III

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.

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Video: Vayu-StratPost Air Power Roundtable II

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).

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Video: Vayu-StratPost Air Power Roundtable I

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.

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What Ashton Carter wants from India

Carter is looking at the Indian defense ministry to make it easier for US companies to do business with it and wants resolution of issues related to offsets, limitation of liability and delays in decision-making.

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Replacing the MiG-21

It’s time for the defense ministry and IAF to question whether there is any aircraft that can replace the MiG-21 on the horizon, keeping in mind existing acquisition programs.

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Aircraft at Aero India

Tweet Aero India 2013 to be held from February 06 to 10 in Bangalore will include participation by the following aircraft. 1. Pilatus PC-12 NG 2. DRDO-ADA Embraer EMB-145I 3. Embraer Legacy 650 4. Embraer Lineage 1000 5. Army Aviation ALH Dhruv (7) 6.HAL ALH WSI (3) 7. HAL LCH (2) 9. HAL Dornier 228-202(K) […]

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Top Gun Saraswat

DRDO head, Dr. V.K. Saraswat, took a backseat ride in the Swedish Saab’s Gripen C/D aircraft on the sidelines of the Aerospace Forum held at Linköping, Sweden, last week.

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An alternate theory of the MMRCA process – I

This, first of a two-part analysis, examines the MMRCA process and invites you to draw your conclusions as to the veracity of the claims of transparency and adherence to the rule book.

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Naval LCA starts its engine

The naval LCA is still not ideally suitable for carrier-based operations, with the current GE-F404 engine slightly underpowered. This will change with the development of the naval version of the LCA Mk II, which will be powered by the GE-F414 engine.

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