The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, gave its approval for the procurement of 83 Light Combat Aircraft , Tejas, fighter jets.
490 fighter jets are needed by the Indian Air Force (IAF) over the next 20 years, or roughly by end of 2040. Inductions will be in batches from November 2020 which literally lays down the future of military aviation in India.
Planes will arrive at Ambala July 29 IDD Bureau India’s latest fighter jet acquisition, the Rafale, is set to arrive on July 29 and is fitted with ‘game-changing’ weapons which are unmatched in the neighbourhood – Pakistan and China. Just days before the Rafale fighter jets made by Daasult aviation of France are set to
IDD Bureau US giant Boeing has completed delivery of all new AH-64E Apache and CH-47F(I) Chinook military helicopters to the Indian Air Force (IAF). The final five of the 22 Apache attack helicopters were handed over to the IAF at Air Force Station, Hindan, located just east of the national capital in New Delhi in
IDD Bureau The Indian Air Force has been using the C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to great effect for military usage, in the process several milestones are getting created for the iconic plane manufactured by US giant Lockheed Martin. The IAF, On May 3, flew a pair of C-130 J from Srinagar in the northern part
IDD explainer India’s decision to procure an additional 83 single-engined indigenous Tejas fighter jets for Rs 38,800 crore ($ 5.31 Biillion), indicates a slowing down of the existing programme inviting global biggies to make another 114 fighter jets. On March 18, the Indian Ministry of Defence announced that the Defence Acquisition Council headed by Minister
IDD Bureau By the end of May, this year, India is slated to raise the second squadron of the Light Combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas. It shall comprise the upgraded version of the Tejas having enhanced war fighting abilities, over the first twenty of the jets produced so far. The first series production plane of the
IDD Bureau India will protect its capital city, New Delhi, with a US made systems supplied by Raytheon. As of now the Indian air defence uses a mix of Russian, Israeli and Indian missile systems. This will include a clutch of ground based radars, fire control centres, ground launched air defence missiles and also air
IDD Bureau As India struggles to maintain the desired number of fighter jets for its air force, a fresh contract to procure 83 more jets of the next version of the light combat aircraft, the Tejas, is expected to be inked this year. Part of the production work is expected to be outsourced. The 83
IDD Exclusive IDD Bureau India has successfully completed modernization of 30 airfields used by the Indian Air Force, widening its operational footprint for all weather conditions all helped by secure communications, navigation aids, landing aids, direction finding instruments and automated air traffic management systems. The massive US $ 8.6 billion dollar project better known by