All Indian Air Force articles – Page 4

  • C-130J India - Aaron Chong

    AERO INDIA: Lockheed expects New Delhi to replace lost C-130J


    ​Lockheed Martin is confident that New Delhi will replace the C-130J tactical transport lost in a 2013 crash, and expects deliveries from a follow-on order for six of the type to commence in 2017.

  • Indian Mi-17 V5 - Russian Helicopters

    AERO INDIA: Russian Helicopters expects further Indian Mi-17 orders


    Russian Helicopters expects to receive additional Indian orders for Mil Mi-17 V5 medium transport helicopters.

  • News

    AERO INDIA: Rivals line up for new VVIP helicopter contest


    ​Sikorsky will pitch its S-92 in the eventual re-tendering of India's requirement for VVIP transport helicopters.

  • Rafale B Aero India

    AERO INDIA: Combat-tested Rafales on show


    ​The Dassault Rafale is one of the mainstays of this year’s flying and static display at the Aero India show in Bengaluru, with France sending three air force examples of the type to participate.

  • News

    India resumes Su-30MKI flights following safety checks


    ​The Indian air force has resumed flying activities with its Sukhoi Su-30MKI combat aircraft, after removing a grounding order imposed after an uncommanded ejection involving the type on 21 October.

  • Tejas Mk1 trainer - ADA

    Last prototype Tejas trainer makes flight debut


    A twin-seat trainer variant of India’s Tejas Mk1 light combat aircraft has performed its first test flight from Bengaluru in a final series production configuration meant for the Indian air force.

  • Indian PC-7 MkII - Atul Chandra

    Pilatus waits on Indian trainer decision


    ​Swiss airframer Pilatus has quickly established itself as a trusted supplier to the Indian air force, because of the smooth entry into service and performance of its PC-7 MkII basic trainer aircraft (BTA). As of last month, its in-service examples had exceeded 22,000 flying hours and accumulated well over 42,000 ...

  • Fennec India - Airbus Helicopters

    India restarts reconnaissance helicopter contest


    ​India’s defence ministry has released a fresh request for information (RFI) for reconnaissance and surveillance (RSH) rotorcraft to be acquired for the nation's army and air force.

  • News

    India halts Su-30 flights after latest crash


    The Indian air force has temporarily suspended flying on its entire fleet of an estimated 200 Sukhoi Su-30MKIs, following an uncommanded ejection involving the type on 21 October.

  • Tejas Mk1 first flight - HAL

    ​India’s Tejas light fighter crosses milestone


    The first series production example of India’s Tejas Mk1 light combat aircraft (LCA) completed its maiden flight on 30 September. The single-engined aircraft took to the air – without any telemetry support – from Hindustan Aeronautics’ (HAL) airport in Bengaluru, and landed safely after a flight lasting less than 30min.

  • Dhruv crash - Rex Features

    Indian air force continues Dhruv grounding


    ​The Indian air force has grounded its Hindustan Aeronautics-built Dhruv advanced light helicopters, following a fatal crash that happened on 25 July. All seven personnel on board were killed when the Mk III production standard aircraft came down after its crew had issued a mayday call.

  • T-50

    ANALYSIS: India's air force modernisation challenge


    The modernisation of the Indian air force is massive in scale and hugely expensive, but will deliver capability that will put the service at the forefront of any battle in the future.

  • Indian AF C-130J

    India finalises follow-on C-130J buy


    ​Lockheed Martin has received a contract worth almost $565 million to produce an additional six C-130J-30 tactical transports for the Indian air force.

  • News

    India advances Avro replacement programme


    India's Avro programme to replace obsolete Hindustan Aeronautics-built HS-748 transports will be handled by the nation’s private sector. The decision – taken during a Defence Acquisition Council meeting led by defence minister Arun Jaitley – means state-owned airframer HAL will have no role to play in the estimated $2.2 billion ...

  • News

    MBDA signs Indian ASRAAM contract


    India’s defence ministry has signed a £250 million ($428 million) contract with MBDA to equip its Sepecat/Hindustan Aeronautics Jaguar strike aircraft with the company’s ASRAAM short-range air-to-air missile. A company source has confirmed the signing, but declined to provide any further specifics.

  • Indian PC-7s - Pilatus

    India agrees new PC-7 bid deadline


    ​India’s defence ministry has agreed to give potential domestic bidders for the local production of 106 Pilatus PC-7 Mk II basic trainers until 21 July to prepare their proposals.

  • AW101 VIP - AgustaWestland

    India poised to recover €278 million from VVIP helicopter deal


    New Delhi will take steps to recover €278 million ($380 million) in bank guarantees and performance bonds related to its cancelled acquisition of 12 AgustaWestland AW101 VVIP helicopters.

  • News

    Indian firms seek PC-7 bid extension


    ​Indian companies seeking to answer a request for information for the procurement of an additional 106 Pilatus PC-7 Mk II basic trainers for the nation's air force have requested a further extension to the date by which responses need to be submitted.

  • Jaguar Darin III

    Fresh delay hits Indian Jaguar upgrade


    Hindustan Aeronautics’ efforts to upgrade Sepecat Jaguar strike aircraft belonging to the Indian air force to the "Darin III" standard are to be delayed by at least a couple of years.

  • Rafale - Dassault

    Rafael targets Indian Rafale opportunity


    Israeli guided weapons manufacturer ​Rafael is offering its Python 5 and Derby air-to-air missiles for integration with some of the Dassault Rafales expected to enter service with the Indian air force.