SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 9-2018

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    IAF SPECIAL: MESSAGE | IAF CHIEF
    Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa, IAF Chief

    On behalf of all air warriors of the Indian Air Force, I compliment SP’s Aviation team for the special issue on Air Force Day and wish them success in all their future endeavours.

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    EXCLUSIVE

    IAF SPECIAL: INTERVIEW | CAS
    “IAF is Committed Towards our Long Term Plans as Per the DPP”

    On the occasion of the 86th Anniversary of the Indian Air Force (IAF), Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, VM, ADC, Chief of the Air Staff spoke to Jayant Baranwal, Editor-in-Chief, SP’s Aviation

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    IAF SPECIAL: PRESS CONFERENCE | CAS
    “Rafale & S-400 Booster Dose”
    —ACM Dhanoa

    By Rohit Srivastava

    The induction of the 83 Mk-1A Tejas and 36 Rafale and the up gradation of the existing aircrafts will arrest the drop in the fighter squadrons

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    IAF SPECIAL: MILITARY | LCA
    Deserves Attention
    By Rohit Srivastava

    The success of the LCA Tejas is a national requirement and institutional ego, arrogance and bureaucratic red-tapism should not be allowed to fail it

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    IAF SPECIAL: MILITARY | FIGHTERS
    5th-Gen Options
    By Joseph Noronha

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) was quick to recognise the immense potential of fifth-generation fighters and around five years ago, seemed set to induct not one, but two types

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    IAF SPECIAL: MILITARY | FIGHTERS
    MMRCA 2.0 Contenders
    By Air Marshal Anil Chopra (Retd)

    Amid the row over the recent Rafale deal, the good news is that the Centre is all set to clear purchase of 114 new fighter jets worth over $20 billion

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    IAF SPECIAL: MILITARY | MODERNISATION
    Key Programmes A Status Update
    By Rohit Srivastava

    It is not only the fighter fleet, but also the other fleets in the Indian Air Force (IAF) that need attention of the policy makers and the leadership of the IAF

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    IAF SPECIAL: OEM | BOEING
    Defence Offsets
    By Pratyush Kumar

    India has tremendous growth potential in the aerospace and defence industry. Offsets can be a medium to harness this potential, but only if they are Reformed, Rethought and Reset.

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    IAF SPECIAL: OEM | ROLLS-ROYCE
    Rolls-Royce in India: Partnering for Future Success
    By Kishore Jayaraman

    India is in the process of replacing 50 percent of its ageing defence equipment. It is expected to spend $100-150 billion on defence modernisation programmes by 2022. This presents a huge opportunity for MNCs and SMEs to leverage the fast-growing aerospace and defence sector in the country.

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    BUSINESS AVIATION | BUSINESS
    Business Model Waiting to be Exploited
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    A business model adopted by Qatar Airways would possibly be a convenient solution of the problems faced by Air Charter companies in India

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    A Word from Editor-in-Chief
    By Jayant Baranwal, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

    During the press conference, ahead of IAF’s 86th anniversary celebrations, CAS repeatedly, reiterated that Indian Air Force is much more than just Rafale. It is a potent force with a focus on the mission and the brilliant men behind the machines.

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    IAF SPECIAL: NEWS WITH VIEWS
    IAF May get Control of the Tejas Project
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) may get control of the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas project from Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) and Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA).

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    IAF SPECIAL: HALL OF FAME
    Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh, DFC (1919-2017)
    By Joseph Noronha

    Arjan Singh was a man of few words who never tried to throw his weight around, but won the loyalty of his personnel by his manifest professional excellence

  • NEWS | DIGEST
    Appointments

    The following appointments have been made in the Indian Air Force effective October 1, 2018:

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    NEWS | DIGEST
    F-35 Aircraft at the Lowest Per Aircraft Price in Programme History

    The US Department of Defense and Lockheed Martin have finalized an $11.5 billion contract for the production and delivery of 141 F-35 aircraft at the lowest per aircraft price in programme history.

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    NEWS | DIGEST
    KN India Aerospace & Defence Event, September 21, 2018

    With the introduction of new technologies and complex demands, the Aviation, Aerospace and Defence industry is experiencing robust growth and unprecedented changes.