All Indian Air Force articles – Page 2

  • Tejas Il-78MKI - Indian MoD

    India's Tejas clears in-flight refuelling hurdle


    India’s long-delayed Tejas programme has successfully demonstrated the ability of a specially modified Mk1 example of the fighter to undergo air-to-air refuelling behind an Ilyushin Il-78MKI tanker.

  • News

    ​Lockheed touts ‘Make in India’ credentials with F-16 wing work


    Lockheed Martin will shift production of wings for the F-16 fighter to India’s Tata Advanced Systems, as it ups the ante in its effort win a key fighter competition.

  • Indian Apache - Boeing

    PICTURES: Indian air force Apache, Chinook make flight debuts


    ​India's dual programme to introduce Boeing's AH-64E Apache and CH-47F Chinook rotorcraft has cleared a significant milestone, with first examples of each type having been flown for the first time.

  • News

    HAL, Mahindra join Boeing in Indian Super Hornet push


    ​Boeing has teamed with Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) and Mahindra Defence Systems for its bid to sell more than 100 F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter jets to India’s air force.

  • News

    Indian report slams Il-76 availability rate


    ​A report by India’s comptroller and auditor general has highlighted the poor serviceability of 14 Ilyushin Il-76MD heavy transports and six Il-78 tankers operated by the nation's air force.

  • News

    Rafael targets Indian contract with Litening pod


    Rafael is hoping to win a contract to equip India's future fleet of Dassault Rafales with its Litening targeting pod, says Yuval Miller, head of the Israeli company's air and C4I systems division.

  • News

    India advances on taking additional C-17


    ​India's planned acquisition of an additional Boeing C-17 strategic transport would boost its air force's fleet of the type to 11 examples, with the proposed purchase to be worth around $366 million.

  • News

    Air India seeks landing gear overhaul for IAF Boeing 707


    Air India has issued a tender seeking landing gear overhaul services for a Boeing 707-337C aircraft.

  • News

    Rafael steps up weapons offer for Tejas


    Rafael is stepping up its efforts to provide systems for the Indian air force’s Hindustan Aeronautics-built Tejas light combat aircraft, with its current emphasis on offering air-to-air missiles and a targeting pod.

  • News

    Ugraded Jaguar achieves Indian IOC


    ​The Indian air force has declared initial operation clearance for the latest avionics upgrade to its Sepecat Jaguar attack aircraft.

  • Rustom II/Tapas 201 - DRDO

    India's Rustom II makes flight debut


    The Indian-developed Rustom II unmanned air vehicle has carried out its maiden flight at a specialised test range in the south of the country.

  • Heron TP - AirTeamImages

    Elbit JV targets Indian UAV market


    Elbit Systems and Adani Enterprises have finalised a joint venture agreement to manufacture unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in India.

  • Heron TP - AirTeamImages

    India moves closer to acquiring Heron TP


    The Indian air force is moving ahead with implementation of a plan to purchase the Israel Aerospace Industries Heron TP unmanned air vehicle, having joined the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) in June.

  • Rafale India - Dassault

    India signs 36-unit Rafale contract


    India has concluded a deal to acquire 36 Dassault Rafale fighters, with a contract signed in New Delhi by the nation’s defence minister, Manohar Parrikar, and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian on 23 September.

  • News

    ​New Delhi to replace C-130J lost in 2014 crash


    New Delhi will purchase an additional Lockheed Martin C-130J tactical transport following a purchase approval from the defence acquisition council (DAC).

  • News

    C295W completes Indian flight trials programme


    Airbus Defence & Space has moved a step closer to securing an Indian contract for 56 C295W medium transports, with in-country flight trials of the type having been completed.

  • News

    ​New Delhi backs down from A330 MRTT deal


    New Delhi has suspended its planned acquisition six Airbus Defence & Space A330 multi-role tanker transport (MRTT) aircraft, creating uncertainty about its long-term air-to-air refuelling capability.

  • News

    ​New Delhi issues tri-service MALE UAV requirement


    India’s ministry of defence (MOD) has issued a combined tri-service requirement for the acquisition of up to 150, medium altitude long endurance (MALE) UAVs.

  • Su-30 India

    India acquires Litening targeting pod


    Rafael will supply 164 examples of its Litening targeting pod to the Indian air force, for use on four types of combat aircraft including New Delhi’s Sukhoi Su-30 fighters.

  • News

    Elta cements radar status on Tejas fighter


    E​lta Systems will supply the radar for all future versions of India's Tejas light combat aircraft (LCA), after the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) subsidiary was selected by Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL).