SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 9-2016

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Issue Features

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    CHIEF OF THE AIR STAFF (IAF) INTERVIEW
    Confronting Challenges

    On the occasion of the 84th anniversary of the Indian Air Force (IAF), Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, PVSM, AVSM, VM, ADC, Chief of the Air Staff and Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee, spoke to Jayant Baranwal, Editor-in-Chief of SP’s Aviation

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    CAS CONFERENCE
    Capable to Handle Any Adversary

    The Indian Air Force Chief (IAF) Arup Raha addresses a press conference on the upcoming Air Force Day celebration in New Delhi

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    FORCE MULTIPLIERS
    Multiplying Effectiveness

    The IAF needs to start planning for emerging force multipliers such as Directed Energy Weapons (DEW) including high power lasers (HPL) and high power microwaves (HPM)

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    OPERATIONS
    Combat Preparedness of the IAF

    The present state of combat preparedness of the Indian Air Force is not adequate to successfully execute air operations on two fronts simultaneously

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    VIEWPOINT | RAFALE DEAL
    Rafale – Finally a Reality!

    The Rafale combat jet packs a powerful punch that will be a potent force multiplier for the IAF and a deterrent for the Pakistan Air Force

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    RAFALE & INDUSTRY
    Rafale Spin-Offs Will Matter

    The Rafale aircraft is categorised under ‘complex product systems’ (CoPS) and very few nations have ‘mastered’ the science of manufacturing military aircraft.

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    STRATEGIC BOMBER
    Does the IAF Need a Strategic Bomber?

    Nuclear deterrence remains a preoccupation with Indian strategic thought due to threat from hostile neighbours Pakistan and China, both possessing nuclear weapons

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    HUMAN RESOURCES
    Women to the Fore!

    Women fighter pilots of the IAF are pioneers in the field and will be role models for the generations to follow

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    PARTNERSHIP
    Rolls-Royce and Indian Air Force – A Longstanding Partnership

    In its 83-year-long history, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has played a range of roles – from being the guardians of our skies to providing support to relief and humanitarian efforts when and where required.

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    VIEWPOINT | SURGICAL STRIKES
    Beyond the Surgical Strike

    The Indian Army has now been given a free hand to take appropriate action against the enemy operating across the LoC from PoK

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    REGIONAL AVIATION | POLICY
    'Unserved' or 'Underserved', it is time to connect the dots

    The writing is on the wall. The next wave of aviation development is going to come from regional and remote connectivity...

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    REGIONAL AVIATION | EMBRAER
    A Third E190-E2 is in the Air

    The E190-E2 is scheduled to enter service in the first half of 2018

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    CIVIL | REGIONAL CONNECTIVITY
    Embraer Talks about the Regional Connectivity Plan & Pitches 'Fleet Smart' Concept

    Jayant Baranwal, Editor-in-Chief of SP’s Aviation, and Mark Dunnachie, Vice President of Embraer Commercial Aviation, Asia-Pacific, met and discussed how regional connectivity could be enhanced in India and how airlines can avoid the traps of the ‘Red Ocean’.

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    CIVIL | MRO
    Ground Handling & MRO – Key Aspects

    With the new civil aviation policy, India could well achieve self-sufficiency in ground handling and then work towards the laudable objective of becoming an MRO hub for Asia

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    HALL OF FAME
    Hardit Singh Malik (1894-1985)

    One of the four Indians known to have joined the Royal Flying Corps as pilot was Hardit Singh Malik, the first Indian fighter pilot

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    A Word from Editor-in-Chief

    That the Narendra Modi government took a quick decision to induct 36 Rafale aircraft from Dassault Aviation, which will go to make up additional two squadrons in the Indian Air Force, is commendable

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    LAST WORD
    Need for Indigenisation

    The near total dependence on foreign sources for the acquisition of combat aircraft has proved detrimental to the growth of the Indian aerospace industry