SP's Aviation - ISSUE No 8-2017Previous Issue
Boeing has emerged as the leading company from US on the front of Indo-US defence cooperation and partnership.
Indian Ministry of Defence has cleared a proposal by the Indian Army for the acquisition of six AH-64E Apache attack helicopters from Boeing Defence and Space
Given the state the IAF is in today, there is urgent need to induct modern fourth-generation combat aircraft in the numbers required and as soon as possible.
Fifth-generation fighter aircraft are known for stealth, precision attack capabilities, speed, agility and situational awareness which makes a huge difference in the battle-space
The PLAAF will pose a daunting challenge for the IAF whose combat fleet at this juncture is short of the numbers required and less capable than the adversary
In an informal interaction with SP’s Aviation, Randall L. Howard, F-16 Business Development and Abhay M. Paranjape, Executive Director, International Business Development, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, make a case for why F-16 is the best deal for India also for the successful eco-system.
“In the present geopolitical situation, India is located somewhat sensitively. We have had multiple threats in the past and therefore, defence preparedness is something India can never compromise on.” —Arun Jaitley, Minister of Defence
Ministry of Civil Aviation Secretary R.N. Choubey recently called for greater participation from policy makers and users to promote MRO services...
The world’s top jet engine makers are ramping up research and development efforts to cash in on a booming global market for commercial airliners that has produced large orders
By 2027, CAE expects the global commercial fleet to grow by 12,000 aircraft to roughly 37,000 aircraft, meaning a total of 440,000 active pilots will be needed
True ‘Make in India’ in Aviation Will Not be Possible Without ‘Moratorium on All Taxes’
The Government of India is likely to approve purchase of additional 36 Rafale jets from Dassault Aviation of France which the combat fleet of the IAF badly needs
Russia is keen on selling its new fighter jet MiG-35 to India with the MiG Corporation’s chief saying the country has evinced interest in the aircraft and talks were on to understand its requirements. Ilya Tarasenko, CEO, MiG Aircraft Corporation said that after having presented MiG-35 in January, the MiG Corporation began to actively promote the aircraft in India and in other parts of the world. “We are proposing supply of the aircraft for tenders in India and we actively work with its Air Force in order to win the tender,” he said while talking to reporters on the sidelines of the MAKS 2017 Air Show.
With immense skill as a fighter pilot, René Fonck hunted his prey fearlessly and ruthlessly, patiently stalking the enemy before mounting a quick and decisive attack
Apart from the deficiencies in the combat fleet of the IAF, reports by the CAG on other assets raise serious doubts about the operational preparedness of the service