SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 9-2016

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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
    By Neetu Dhulia

    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
    By Joseph Noronha

    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
    By Group Captain B. Menon (Retd)

    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!
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    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
    By R. Chandrakanth

    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?
    By Group Captain A.K. Sachdev (Retd)

    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!
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    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
    By Dr Glenn Kelly, VP Customer Business, Defence India at Rolls-Royce

    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
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    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
    By R. Chandrakanth

    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
    By R. Chandrakanth

    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
    By Group Captain A.K. Sachdev (Retd)

    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)
    By Joseph Noronha

    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
    By Jayant Baranwal, Publisher & 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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    NEWS WITH VIEWS
    Maiden landing near China border by IAF Su-30
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    Sending strong signals to China, the Indian Air Force (IAF) on August 19 this year landed a Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jet at the newly upgraded Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) at Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh.

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    LAST WORD
    Need for Indigenisation
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

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