SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 8-2020

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    MILITARY | LEADERSHIP
    Leading by Example CAS flies the MiG-21 Bison
    By SP’s Correspondent

    Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria, Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) visited a frontline air base in Western Air Command on August 13, 2020. On his arrival, the CAS was received by the Air Officer Commanding (AOC) of the base who briefed him on the readiness and operational status of the lodger units located at the base.

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    MILITARY | RAFALE
    The arrival of beauty and the beast
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    Five Rafale - “Delight to Fight” as said by a senior from IAF, out of the 36 finalised in an intergovernmental deal with France by Prime Minister Modi, arrived on Wednesday at Ambala and are to be formally inducted in the IAF in August

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    MILITARY | C-390 MILLENNIUM
    A Versatile Bird from Brazil
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    The C-390 is the largest, heaviest and most complex military aircraft designed, developed and produced by Embraer and it signifies the level of aerospace technology that Embraer has achieved

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    MILITARY | TECHNOLOGY
    Trends in Electronic Warfare
    By Air Marshal Anil Chopra (Retd)

    The demand for EW systems will be driven by rapid technological advancements, focus on Directed Energy Weapons and the growing need for electronic protection capabilities

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    VIEWPOINT | ACM KRISHNASWAMY
    Rafale: Induction of a New Generation in War-Fighting
    By Air Chief Marshal S. Krishnaswamy (Retd)

    Induction of Rafale Jets signifies a great trust and responsibility being imposed on those who will manage, maintain, support and fly these wonderful war-fighting machines

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    CIVIL | FLIGHT SAFETY
    Air India Express Struck with an Unmitigated Disaster
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    The airport at Calicut was upgraded to international status in 2006 and today it is the 11th busiest airport in the country in terms of traffic

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    SHOW REPORT | FIA CONNECT 2020
    FIA goes virtual
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    One of the largest trade exhibitions for the aerospace and defence industries, where civilian and military aircraft are demonstrated to potential customers and investors, the Farnborough International Airshow went online

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    SHOW REPORT | FIA CONNECT 2020
    From Future Advancements To Present Survival
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    As for Leann Ridgeway, Vice President of Avionics and General Manager of Information Management Services for Collins Aerospace, technology can play a significant factor in the recovery.

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    SHOW REPORT | FIA CONNECT 2020
    FIA draws focus on the electric future of air mobility
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    While the concerns around infrastructure and people’s beliefs still remain, the industry experts are confident about the potential of UAM which will takeover transportation in the times to come

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    SHOW REPORT | FIA CONNECT 2020
    Team Tempest expands for the next generation combat aircraft
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    General Electric UK, QinetiQ, Collins Aerospace, Thales, Martin-Baker, GKN and Bombardier come on board the Team Tempest, a future combat air system being developed for RAF & other European forces

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    SHOW REPORT | FIA CONNECT 2020
    Pandemic delays production, yet Lockheed Martin aims to achieve F-35 delivery target
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    The F-35 production line has delivered 540 aircraft, and more than 1,000 pilots and 10,000 maintainers are now trained to fly and work on the aircraft

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    SHOW REPORT | FIA CONNECT 2020
    First ever virtual airshow concludes successfully
    By Ayushee Chaudhary

    With approximately 14,000 delegates coming together across countries and continents virtually, the FIA Connect successfully deliberated on sustainable and crucial matters of the aviation industry

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    MARKETING FEATURE
    HENSOLDT’s “Kalætron” - Electronics Spectrum Gazing!

    Portfolio includes three major EW domains (i.e. Electronic Support / SIGINT, Electronic Attack & Self-Protection) under the HENSOLDT Kalætron Brand.

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

    “There is no virtue like protecting the nation, there is no vow like defence of the nation. You who touch the skies, welcome!” – Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the arrival of Rafale in India.

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    HALL OF FAME
    Mitsubishi A6M Zero – Japan’s Jewel
    By Joseph Noronha

    Japan used the Zero fighter aircraft from the day it entered the War till the day it announced its unconditional surrender on August 15, 1945

  • NEWS DIGEST: MILITARY: ASIA-PACIFIC
    DAC Approves Acquisition Proposals Worth Rs 8,722.38 Crore

    To strengthen the Armed Forces by relying on indigenous capability to take forward the initiative on ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) in its meeting...

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    NEWS DIGEST: MILITARY: ASIA-PACIFIC
    DAC Approves Capital Acquisitions Worth Rs 38,900 Crore

    Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh chaired the DAC meeting in which approval was accorded for capital acquisition of various platforms and equipment worth Rs 38,900 crore (about $5.2 billion).

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    NEWS DIGEST: MILITARY: ASIA-PACIFIC
    China’s J-20 Capabilities

    The Chengdu J-20 marks the first entry of a multirole stealth fighter into China’s armed forces. According to the US Department of Defence (DOD), China views stealth technology as a core component in the transformation of its air force...

  • NEWS | DIGEST: AMERICAS
    US and Russia remain at odds over Extension of Start Treaty

    The Chengdu J-20 marks the first entry of a multirole stealth fighter into China’s armed forces. According to the US Department of Defence (DOD), China views stealth technology as a core component in the transformation of its air force...

  • NEWS | DIGEST: EUROPE
    Airbus signs contract for integration of 115 new Eurofighter E-SCAN Radars

    Airbus has been awarded a contract for the development, supply and integration of 115 Eurofighter E-SCAN Radars for the German and Spanish Eurofighter fleet.

  • NEWS | DIGEST
    Appointments

    Airbus has appointed Rémi Maillard as President of Airbus India and Managing Director of South Asia region, effective September 1, 2020.

  • NEWS | DIGEST
    QuickRoundUp

    The Boeing Company, Arizona, was awarded a $439,179,677 modification to contract W58RGZ-16-C-0023 for new Apache AH-64E aircraft and Longbow crew trainers. Work will be completed by March 01, 2025. FMS contract is for Morocco.

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    LAST WORD
    Do Not Just Blame The Pilot
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    In the recent case, holding the pilot responsible for the disaster would be highly inappropriate as it would divert the focus from more important issues related to aviation safety ecosystem