StratPost was invited to visited Airbus Military facilities at Getafe in Spain last week to get a sense of the aircraft acquisition under consideration by the IAF, after the A-330 MRTT was announced as the preferred bid in the refueler competition. Here’s a look at what goes into the aircraft.
India’s topline Sukhoi-30 MKI combat aircraft will soon be a permanent fixture in the skies over Rajasthan, with the Indian Air Force (IAF) deploying a squadron of the air superiority fighter jets at the Jodhpur air base on Saturday, from where the Pakistan border is a mere two minute flight away.
The process leading up to the decision by the Indian Ministry of Defense to issue invitations to eliminate four of the six companies in the contest to win the Indian Air Force tender for 126 Medium Multi Role Combat Aircraft (MMRCA) has large holes in its standard of diligence.
28 aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) and army will overfly the Republic Day parade next Wednesday in New Delhi including 13 fighters and five transport aircraft. Ten helicopters, including three Indian Army Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH) will also be part of the flypast.
The Gwalior Air Base of the India Air Force (IAF) became the first IAF base to get a second operational runway, parallel to the first, on Wednesday. Air Marshal GS Kochar, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Central Air Command inaugurated the second runway at Gwalior which also inducted the Sukhoi-30 MKI aircraft on Wednesday.
The exercise Garuda 2010, which began on June 14 at Istres Air Base in France, conducted between the Indian Air Force (IAF), French French Armée de l’Air (ALA) and the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF), is nearing its end now, with over 60 missions successfully flown.