SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 9-2019

Previous Issue

 

Issue Features

  • img
    IAF SPECIAL: TAKE-OFF | CAS
    IAF shows commitment to India’s AMCA
    By Vishal Thapar

    “IAF’s vision is that all military platforms to be acquired after the conclusion of ongoing procurements will be designed, developed and produced in India.”

  • img
    IAF SPECIAL: Military | NEIGHBOURHOOD
    Threat from PLAAF
    By Group Captain A.K. Sachdev (Retd)

    Given the somnolence of the Indian establishment towards enhancing the IAF combat strength, the PLAAF threat is alarming and carries the potential of delivering to India an ignominy reminiscent of 1962

  • img
    IAF SPECIAL: MILITARY | VIEWPOINT
    Indian Air Force Finally Inducts Rafale Fighters
    By Air Marshal S.B.P. Sinha (Retd)

    Rafale is one of the most potent aircraft today, which will exponentially enhance the combat potential of IAF and significantly boost India’s deterrence capability and when required Rafale will overwhelm the adversaries

  • img
    IAF SPECIAL: MILITARY | IAF
    The Sukhoi Vulnerability and Other Post-Balakot Lessons
    By Vishal Thapar

    Diminishing gap in India’s asymmetry encouraged Pakistan to retaliate against a counter-terror air strike

  • img
    IAF SPECIAL: MILITARY | MODERNISATION
    Game Changers
    By Air Marshal Anil Chopra (Retd)

    The Apache will act as a tremendous force-multiplier and the Chinook has a history of high serviceability and would add significant airlift capability to the IAF

  • img
    IAF SPECIAL: MILITARY | FORCE MULTIPLIERS
    Force Multipliers – Long Way to Go
    By Joseph Noronha

    The present holdings of force multipliers are enough for limited engagements such as the Balakot airstrike, while a wider conflict would reveal the paucity of these assets in pitiless detail

  • img
    IAF SPECIAL: MILITARY | AERIAL WEAPONS
    Aerial Weapons – Way Ahead for the IAF
    By Air Marshal Anil Chopra (Retd)

    The immediate concern for the IAF is to replace and upgrade AAMs by acquiring those with longer range and better capability under counter-measures environment

  • img
    IAF SPECIAL: MILITARY | DRONES
    Swarming and Teaming – Unleashing the Unmanned Force
    By Joseph Noronha

    What researchers are trying to develop is a suitable digital interface to enable the fighter pilot to easily control a swarm of drones with a few general commands

  • img
    MARKETING FEATURE
    Rosoboronexport: Contracts Ignore Sanctions

    Next year is to mark 20th anniversary of Rosoboronexport – Russia’s sole state-owned arms trade company. It was founded on November 4, 2000, and currently is a Rostec Corporation subsidiary.

  • img
    BUSINESS AVIATION | PURCHASE
    Duties and Taxes on Import/Purchase of Business Aircraft
    By Rohit Kapur

    There is a long overdue requirement to rationalise and simplify the tax regime to promote the growth of the industry, encourage leasing activity and allow seamless transfer of assets within the country.

  • img
    OEM | VISIT
    GE brings AI into preventive maintenance to reduce jet engine failure by one-third
    By Vishal Thapar, GE Facility, Bengaluru

    50 per cent of design and development work for the American aviation giant’s wide body aircraft engines being done at Bengaluru centre

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

    The new IAF Chief has shown full support for India’s own 5th Gen fighter programme i.e. AMCA, being developed. It sounds great and good in the spirit towards supporting country’s own efforts.

  • img
    IAF SPECIAL: HALL OF FAME
    Douglas DC-3 Dakota – An All-Time Great
    By Joseph Noronha

    The history of the Indian Air Force in the first few years after Independence, is also inextricably intertwined with that of the DC-3 Dakota

  • img
    IAF SPECIAL: LAST WORD
    Develop Capability to Deter Proxy War
    By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)

    The need of the day for India is to develop a completely new capability to deter Pakistan from waging a proxy war in Kashmir

  • Appointments

    Air Marshal Harjit Singh Arora, Vice Chief of the Air Staff; Air Marshal Sandeep Singh, Deputy Chief of the Air Staff; Air Marshal S.K. Ghotia, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, South Western Air Command