Tag Archives: IAF

DA #5: LIVE from Aero India 2017 – Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) industry in India with David Willems of UMS Skeldar

We are LIVE from Aero India 2017 at Bengaluru, India. In this episode, I discuss on the Indian Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Industry with David Willems of UMS Skeldar. You can stream using the player above or download the mp3 to your computer or handheld devices. Download this episode (right click and save) Memorandum of Understanding signed between 3F Advanced Systems ...

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$38 Billion US military aid package for Israel will include F-35s and F-15s

US officials at the state department have announced a landmark $38-billion-dollar military aid package to Israel, the largest pledge of military assistance in US history according to the congress and administration. America will deliver weapons systems to Israel over a period of 10 years, which will include F-35 and F-15 tactical fighters, by 2018. The agreement, which took months to ...

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Is China afraid of BrahMos? A case of India flexing its military muscle or is it a defensive strategy?

Amid rising tensions in North East India, in the disputed area between China and India, New Delhi has taken a bold step of deploying its most advanced supersonic cruise missile, the “BrahMos” along the border in Arunachal Pradesh. This is part of efforts by the Indian Government to beef up self-defence capabilities and increase military infrastructure in the region, but ...

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Operation Diamond: The time Israel stole MIG-21 from Iraq

The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 is one of the most advanced supersonic jet fighter aircraft to fly out from behind the iron curtain of the Soviet Union era. It upholds the record of being the most produced supersonic jet in aviation history and has been flown by approximately 60 countries over four continents. First conceived in the early 1950s, its Tumansky R-25 ...

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Indian Air Force not happy with Sukhoi T-50/PAK-FA/FGFA

Indian Air Force (IAF) has now announced that it would not linger its association with Russia over the PAK-FA. This news came in as shock as the collaboration had aimed to develop a futuristic Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft (FGFA). IAF has decided to pull the chords down due to the loop holes that are now perceptible in the niche. Statements ...

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Israel Prepares for war, IDF practices long-range missions

Israeli Air Force conducted aerial exercises over Greece this week, working on its long-range capabilities.  The exercise included mid-air refueling, F-15Is, F-16Is and Boeing 707 trained with the Greek F-16s. The training focused on exercising and strengthening its range of capabilities through long-range flights as well as other exercises. The exercises poses special challenges in planning and executing flights with ...

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HAL’s AMCA Stealth Fighter India’s Feature-Packed Aircraft

In Aero India 2013, India has publicized an updated design for its 5th generation fighter concept AMCA (Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft). Formerly this aircraft was known as the MCA (Medium Combat Aircraft). It is a single seat twin engine 5th generation stealth multirole fighter that is being developed by India. This fighter is supposed to complement the eminent fighters like ...

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Thales SPECTRA, the tactical advantage for Indian Air Force pilots

SPECTRA (Système de Protection et d’Évitement des Conduites de Tir du Rafale) is a integrated defensive aids suite for Dassault Rafale developed by Thales Group. Modern air warfare pose a different challenge on aircraft self-defense capabilities. SPECTRA provides complete automated system directly integrated into the Rafale. SPECTRA ensures efficient electromagnetic detection, laser warning, IR detection for missile warning, jamming and ...

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Dassault Rafale wins Indian Air Force Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft Competition

French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation wins Indian Air Force MMRCA deal worth $10.4 Billion. India plans to buy 126 aircraft from the company for the coming ten years. Sources say that the process of lowest bidder has been completed, Rafale emerged winner against the European Eurofighter Typhoon. According to the deal 18 aircraft will be directly bought from Dassault Aviation ...

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