Supreme Court ensures glitch-free Rafale induction into IAF

The Supreme Court of India today ensured a glitch-free induction of the French-made Rafale fighters into the Indian Air Force. rescued the Indian Air Force (IAF).  A three-judge bench dismissed a review petition seeking an investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation – an anti-corruption agency – into the Rs 59000 crore deal to buy

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US Made 5th Generation fighter F35 matches cost of French-made 4th generation Rafale fighters which were recently bought by India

IDD Bureau In a significant move on the F-35 fifth-generation fighter jet, the US has placed an order of 478 aircraft for $ 34 Billion after bringing down costs of the progarmme. The average per plane cost of the F-35 would be $ 80 million means matching what India is paying for the French-made Rafale

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IAF has improved its BVR missile capabilities

In the past three decades or more the Indian Air Force has had the strategic advantage of better beyond visual range (BVR) missiles for its fighter jets. It has been using the Russian R-73 missiles fired from the MiG 29 and also the Sukhoi-30 MKI. In that era a missile like the R- 73, which

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BIO fuel the way forward IAF to show the way

F-16 fighter

Just few months from now, the Indian Air Force intends to showcase a new technology by flying a transport plane using a blend of bio-fuel and normal aviation turbine fuel (ATF). The plan is to fly AN-32 – a Soviet origin plane — over the Rajpath at the forthcoming Republic Day parade in January 2019.

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Balakot op experience unmatchable: Woman IAF officer who helped intercept Pakistan’s planes

IAF Rescue Operation

NEW DELHI: Yudh Seva medal awardee Minty Agarwal, a woman IAF officer who played a key role as flight controller during the aerial combat with Pakistan in February, on Thursday said the experience of being part of the Balakot operation was “unmatchable” to anything in the world. On conferred the coveted military honour, she said

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India has an appetite for single engine fighters

F-16 fighter

IDD Bureau Much debate has happened in India over buying or producing fighter jets for its Air Force. Opinion is divided, should these be single engine jets, or twin-engined, or a healthy mix of both. Fiscal prudence and sheer 30 percent higher cost in procuring and operating a twin-engine plane had made the Indian Air

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