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Airforce Procurement update by Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne

Discussion in 'Indian Air Force' started by TereBinLaden, Oct 3, 2011.

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  1. TereBinLaden

    TereBinLaden Captain STAR MEMBER

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    Indian Air Force has the funds for the MMRCA programme. There will be a realignment in committed liabilities and MMRCA deliveries should begin around by 2014.

    Final operational clearance for HAL LCA Tejas has been delayed by one year.

    Indian Air Force plans to induct the FGFA / PAK-FA as 166 single-seaters and 48 twin-seaters.

    The Kargil runway to operate all aircraft types, including all fighters and strategic lift aircraft. The Kargil airfield will be made fully operational for Lockheed Martin C-130J, Boeing C-17s and Ilyushin Il-76s.
    Indian Air Force will maintain 34 fighter squadrons. Squadron No. 17 will be phased out.

    First four Mil Mi-17-V5s delivered last week. More deliveries expected in the coming days. By March 2012, the Indian Air Force will have 25 units and they will be based at Suratgarh.

    Six additional Lockheed Martin C-130J Hercules ordered. These will be based in the eastern theatre.

    IAF Chief: 214 FGFAs, HAL Tejas Clearance Delayed, MRCA Deliveries by 2014 and more.. | India Defence
     
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    TereBinLaden Captain STAR MEMBER

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    It will be a good step to procure single seater FGFA/PAK FA while the twin seater will be in development making the procurement quicker then we have expected :tup:
     
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    Sanjeeb Bose Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    Very good decision to increase the number of single seater FGFA, I feel that twin seater will come by 2020... so why wait for that long?
     
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