SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 9-2019Previous Issue
“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.”
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
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
Diminishing gap in India’s asymmetry encouraged Pakistan to retaliate against a counter-terror air strike
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
50 per cent of design and development work for the American aviation giant’s wide body aircraft engines being done at Bengaluru centre
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.
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
The need of the day for India is to develop a completely new capability to deter Pakistan from waging a proxy war in Kashmir
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