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.
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 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
IDD Bureau Air forces of India and Japan will conduct their first-ever joint exercise using fighter jets. The exercise will be in Japan, the two countries agreed to start coordination for the conduct of the exercise which holds multiple strategic signals for the Indo-Pacific region. In the past few years India and Japan have been
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
IDD Bureau India immediately needs a second assembly line to produce fighter jets. The existing production line at the Ministry Defence owned public sector giant Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) may not be enough to meet the needs of the Indian Air Force which has projected the need for more than 300 India-made jets over the
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.