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  1. Abingdonboy

    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    64? Pretty mammoth figure, I always figured the IAF's need for heavy airlifters by 2027-30 would be around 30-35. Either way, the IAF has truly shot itself in the foot and the MoD has f*cked up as usual. A fleet of just 11 is abysmal and left them with very very few options, I am deeply opposed to the Il-476, the A400M may be their next port of call but it is not even close to the C-17 in performance.

    Again, what an entirely predictable mess the IAF has got itself into, anyone with an ounce of sense could see this on the horizon and Boeing were screaming about the Long Beach closure for years but the machinary in the IAF/MoD failed to react.

    What an utter joke- a potential 30+ C-17 fleet clipped at just 11.

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    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    Air Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa will take over as India’s chief of air staff on Dec. 31 following the retirement of Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha. Dhanoa will be the 25th chief of the IAF since India’s independence in 1947. The appointment was formally announced Dec 17. He was commissioned in the IAF in June 1978 as a fighter pilot. The Air Marshal has mainly flown the MiG-21 but has experience across the entire spectrum of IAF fighter aircraft, from the Jaguar to the MiG-29 and ...

    http://aviationweek.com/awin-only/indian-air-force-gets-new-chief
     
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    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    Giving wings to Wing Commander Sandeep Kaur’s endeavour to get Permanent Commission in the Indian Air Force (IAF), the Supreme Court has asked the service to consider her demand.

    The IAF at present does not give Permanent Commission to women officers, who joined the service on Short Service Commission.

    Following the Delhi High Court order, Kaur had pleaded that the Centre consider her for Permanent Commission but the government rejected it claiming she is not entitled to it. She then challenged the order before the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT), which asked the government to consider her demands.

    The AFT told the Central government to allow Kaur to continue to serve the nation if she was found qualified and capable of it in two months. But the Centre appealed against the AFT’s order seeking a stay.

    However, Chief Justice T S Thakur, while hearing her case, asked the Centre to reconsider her plea for Permanent Commission and observed, “Let her fly, let her be airborne all the time.” Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for the Centre, assured the court that Kaur’s plea would be reconsidered by the Air Force and that “she will not be decommissioned before seeking permission from the court”.

    The Supreme Court’s stand brings much cheer to other woman officers fighting for equality in employment in the Armed Forces.

    The Delhi High Court had, in its 2010 ruling while giving Permanent Commission to all women who were posted in Short Service Commission, said, “Women officers deserve better from the government. If male officers can be granted Permanent Commission, there is no reason why equally capable women officers can’t.”

    Earlier, multiple petitions were filed in the High Court by several women officers to stop discrimination against women Army officers, who were given only Short Service Commission for periods extendable up to 10 years.

    http://www.newindianexpress.com/nat...-says-sc-on-woman-iaf-officer-1551703--1.html
     
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  4. Ankit Kumar 001

    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    पठानकोट में एयरफोर्स अफसरों ने पकड़ा संदिग्ध, एयरबेस के पास घूम रहा था
    ब्यूरो/अमर उजाला, पठानकोट(पंजाब)
    Updated Fri, 23 Dec 2016 01:20 AM IST
    +बाद में पढ़ें

    पठानकोट एयरबेस के पास पकड़ा संदिग्ध युवक
    पंजाब के पठानकोट में एयरफोर्स के अधिकारियों ने एक संदिग्ध युवक को दबोचा। वह एयरबेस के आसपास घूम रहा था। एयरफोर्स अधिकारियों ने दो घंटे की पूछताछ के बाद युवक को पुलिस के हवाले कर दिया है। पुलिस के अनुसार यह युवक बिहार का रहने वाला है।
    इसका नाम मोहम्मद मोबिन बताया जा रहा है। युवक के पास से पुलिस को एक मोबाइल फोन मिला है। जानकारी के अनुसार पठानकोट के ढाकी क्षेत्र स्थित एयरबेस के आसपास संदिग्ध युवक के देखे जाने पर कुछ दुकानदारों ने एयरफोर्स अधिकारियों को सूचना दी।

    इस पर एयरफोर्स अधिकारी मौके पर पहुंचे और युवक को उठाकर एयरबेस कैंप के अंदर ले गए। अधिकारियों ने युवक से दो घंटे तक पूछताछ की। इसके बाद एयरफोर्स ने युवक को थाना डिवीजन नंबर 2 की पुलिस के हवाले कर दिया।

    डीएसपी सिटी गुरप्रीत सिंह ने बताया कि पकड़े गए युवक की पहचान मोहम्मद मोबिन पुत्र मुस्तकीम निवासी बिहार के रूप में की गई है। उन्होनें कहा कि युवक से पूछताछ की जानी है। उन्होनें बताया कि युवक से एक मोबाइल फोन बरामद किया गया है जो स्विच ऑफ है।

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    IAF to procure another Boeing C-17 aircraft, cleared by DAC today

    NEW DELHI: The Indian Air Force (IAF) is procuring another C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft. The major procurement was cleared by the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC)- headed by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar- today. The matter was put up at the meeting today, according to MOD sources.

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    The IAF already has about 10 of these Boeing aircrafts. The C-17 is a military transport aircraft that can carry supplies and troops to remote areas. India has used it in rescue operations, including in the Nepal earthquake, since their induction in 2013. It is capable of landing on advanced landing grounds along the India-China frontier. Last month, the IAF landed a C-17 at Mechuka in Arunachal Pradesh. The other users of the aircraft are the US Air Force, Australia, Canada, Qatar and the UAE.

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    The production line has been closed for years...
     
  8. Ankit Kumar 001

    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    Smart anti-airfield weapon flight tested
    By Express News Service | Published: 25th December 2016 02:42 AM |
    Last Updated: 25th December 2016 05:03 AM | A+A A- |

    BHUBANESWAR: The Defence and Research Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully flight tested the Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW) from a fighter aircraft of Indian Air Force (IAF).


    Defence sources said the captive and release trials of the weapon from Sukhoi-30 MKI aircraft were tracked by Radar and Telemetry ground stations at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) during the entire duration of the flight.


    The tests were conducted on Friday to evaluate the performance of the weapon’s subsystems and aerodynamics. ‘’The performance of all systems was satisfactory as they achieved all the mission objectives,’’ a defence release stated on Saturday.


    Indigenously developed by DRDO, SAAW, which weighs around 125 kg, is capable of engaging ground targets with high precision. The light weight weapon is one of the world-class weapon systems and has been designed to intercept targets up to 100 km. This precision guided air-to-surface weapon can be integrated with Rafale, Jaguar and Sukhoi-30 MKI aircraft. Jaguar can carry six such weapons and destroy enemy air field forcing the fighter jets to be kept inside the hangars. Specially designed for the IAF, the SAAW, which has deep penetration capabilities, can also destroy bunkers of enemy apart from the concrete runways.


    Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister and Director General (Missile and Strategic Systems) Dr G Satheesh Reddy lauded the scientific community of DRDO for its efforts towards the design and development of the state-of-the-art smart weapon within the set time frame.


    DRDO Chairman Dr S Christopher also congratulated the DRDO and the IAF teams for the successful mission.


    The DRDO had conducted the first test of the weapon system from Jaguar aircraft in Bengaluru in May. The test was carried out by IAF’s Aircraft and Systems Testing Establishment (ASTE).

    http://www.newindianexpress.com/sta...ti-airfield-weapon-flight-tested-1552892.html
     
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    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    Indian Air Force Chief Arup Raha brushes aside Chinese reaction to Agni-V launch

    BY: PTI | NEW DELHI |
    Published On:December 28, 2016 4:55 Pm

    Brushing aside Chinese reaction on the test firing of long-range nuclear capable missile Agni-V, IAF chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Wednesday said India should carry on with its task of building deterrence capability. In an apparent swipe at China, he said one should not talk about someone else doing something unless it is prohibited like nuclear proliferation and went on to add that it is “common knowledge” as to what is happening in this region “in terms of collusion, transfer of technology which is forbidden”.

    Underlining that India is only building up its deterrence capability, Raha, who is also the Chairman Chief of Staff Committee, said the country will have to build its capability “in order to strike deep into adversary’s heartland” which will act as a deterrent.
    The Agni V missile, with an over 5000 km range, covers the entire China.
    Reacting to the missile test-firing, Chinese Foreign Ministry had on Tuesday hoped that it complied with UN Security Council rules and safeguarded South Asia’s strategic balance.
    “I think in international diplomacy, normal diplomacy or military diplomacy, these posturing and signalling will always be there.
    “So we should just go about with our task, meet our own requirements, security challenges,” Raha said addressing a press conference here days before he demotes office on December 31.
    Not mincing words, Raha said he will not like to comment on what somebody else is doing unless it is prohibited.
    “Like nuclear proliferation, which is common knowledge to everyone, what is happening in this region, in terms of collusion, transfer of technology which is forbidden. This is all common knowledge. I am not saying something new,” he said, without naming any country.
    The IAF chief stated that India is legitimately developing its capability indigenously and he does not think anyone should complain about it.
    Raha said India is “obviously building up” capability not to actually fight a conflict as it believes in peace and tranquillity.
    “But we also know we have been drawn into conflicts several times in the past. So going by historical experience, we have to build our capability. Capability to deter. How do we deter an adversary who is strong? We have to build up capability in order to strike deep into adversary’s heartland, take on targets effectively which will hurt the adversary,” he said.

    http://indianexpress.com/article/in...de-chinese-reaction-to-agni-v-launch-4448840/
     
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    HAL's Hindustan Turbo Trainer-40 (HTT-40) in new Dual-tone Paint Scheme

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    Advance Landing Ground inaugurated at Tuting - Arunachal Pradesh

    Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Wednesday inaugurated the Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) at Tuting in the state’s Upper Siang District for Indian Air Force’s operations, an official said. The event took place in the presence of Air Marshal C. Hari Kumar, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Air Command (EAC) and Air Vice Marshal Manavendra Singh, Senior Officer-in-Charge Administration, Eastern Air Command and other senior Army and Air Force officers, said an IAF release.

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    After the Cabinet Committee on Security’s approval in June 2008, Air Force embarked on an ambitious reconstruction plan to upgrade Tuting ALG along with other landing grounds in the eastern command. The ALG has been upgraded with a full-fledged runway and all the associated facilities. The strategic location of Tuting makes it a launching pad for the air operations and the management of border area, release added.

    The ALGs for upgradation include Tuting, Mechuka, Along, Tawang, Ziro, Pasighat, Walong and Vijaynagar in Arunachal Pradesh. The project is expected to cost Rs 1,000 crore. In March this year, two ALGs at Ziro and Walong was re-launched. The ALG at Walong was inaugurated in October last year. In addition to the military use these airfields will gives additional capability in maintaining the vital supplies by fixed wing aircraft and helicopters besides meeting challenges during natural calamities. Director General Civil Aviation and Airport Authority of India have proposed civilian flights from Tuting.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/guwahati/Advance-Landing-Ground/articleshow/56225048.cms
     
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    The new Chief of Air Staff (CAS) of IAF: ACM Birender Singh Dhanoa -

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    Air Marshal SB Deo Hands Over Command Of WAC


    Air Marshal Deo was accorded a ceremonial guard of honour and a traditional send off at HQ WAC prior to his departure. In his farewell address to all personnel of HQ WAC on 30 December 2016, the Air Marshal complimented personnel of all branches of WAC for their exceptional performance. He stated that “the prevailing security situation poses a big challenge today. We must preserve our precious assets and prevent loss of life at all costs. At the same time, it should not take away focus from our Operational Preparedness, which is the essence of our existence”. He cautioned against complacency, stating that, “…..be prepared to meet any external threat and always keep your powder dry”. He cautioned the personnel against malicious misinformation campaign on the social media. He highlighted the efforts of the outgoing CAS & COSC in vigorously pursuing issues of OROP and Pay Commission with the Govt. He lauded the efforts by the IFA at WAC and its team towards ensuring both, better operational preparedness as well as improvement in quality of life. He highlighted how the civilian staff at HQ WAC has set a new benchmark in matching their work ethics with uniformed personnel. He appreciated the hard work put in by the Non Combatant Enrolls (NC(e)s), highlighting importance of their task in achieving the overall organisational goals. The AOC-in-C lauded the brave and fearless personnel of DSC. “….being first line of defense, they gave an exemplary account of Bravery Courage & Sacrifice during anti-terrorist operations at AF Stn Pathankot”. He concluded by Wishing, Happy New Year to all personnel and their families.

    Air Marshal C Harikumar AVSM VM VSM will take over as the AOC-in-C, WAC on 01 Jan 2017.


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    Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa takes over as the 25th Chief of the Air Staff

    Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC took over as the
    25th Chief of the Air Staff at a ceremony held at Air Headquarters (Vayu Bhawan) today.

    In his address to the IAF, Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa said “I feel honoured and privileged to have been entrusted with the responsibility to lead one of the finest Air Forces in the world. I will certainly be inspired by the exceptional achievements and the leadership of so many of my illustrious predecessors.

    IAF is on a trajectory of modernisation and is transforming into a strategic aerospace power with full-spectrum capability. Accretion through new acquisitions, replacement of obsolete equipment with state-of-the-art inductions and upgrade of the vintage weapon platforms would bolster our capabilities. Forthcoming inductions of the Rafale aircraft, Attack Heptrs, Heavy Lift Heptrs, Force Enhancers, SAGW and
    Air Defence Radars hold great promise for the future. Also, it has been a matter of great national pride, to usher in the first ‘Tejas’ squadron of the IAF. Simultaneously,
    our Airfield Infrastructure Modernisation programme and upgradations in Communications Network have strengthened the support structure for effective operations. While undertaking its modernisation, the IAF has taken an active and sustained role in the "Make in India" plan, to take forward indigenous production of combat aircraft, helicopters, weapon sensors and systems, besides other aviation equipment. A vibrant and flourishing domestic capability would be an essential ingredient for the Nation to continue its glorious evolution.”

    In his address, he also expressed his pride at the way India's image worldwide has been showcased through the IAF's strategic reach. He commended IAF’s role as first responders in HADR situations and aid to civil authority in rendering stability to volatile situations on many occasions, besides bringing succour to people in distress.

    He stressed the requirement of training and equipping IAF to deter the subconvetional threats. He reiterated need for focused approach to enhance aerospace safety and IAF’s commitment for better standard of living for its airwarriors. He thanked the outgoing CAS for steering IAF on a growth trajectory and urged all airwarriors to follow the fine traditions of IAF.

    Commissioned into the Flying Branch of IAF as a fighter pilot in Jun 1978,
    Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa is a Qualified Cat ‘A' Flying Instructor and has more than 3000 hours of fighter flying under his belt with an immaculate flight safety record all along his distinguished career as a field commander.

    He is an alumnus of Rashtriya Indian Military College, the National Defence Academy and the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington.

    The Air Chief has many laurels to his credit. As Commanding Officer of a frontline ground attack fighter squadron, equipped with MiG-21 aircraft, he led the IAF punch during the ‘limited war’ against Pakistan in 1999 to evict the enemy from their ‘dug in’ defences in the icy heights of Kargil region. For his outstanding bravery and leadership during the conflict, he was awarded
    Yudh Seva Medal (YSM).

    The Air Chief Marshal has held a number of significant staff appointments at operational Commands, Joint Training Establishments and Air Headquarters. He has been Director Targeting Cell and Director Fighter Operations, Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Intelligence) at Air HQ and Senior Air Staff Officer of Eastern and Western Air Commands. The Air Chief has commanded the South Western Air Command. For his experience and professional excellence, he was handpicked to establish an 'IAF Training Team' abroad.

    The Air Chief Marshal is also instrumental in developing the aerial targeting philosophy against the potential adversaries and transformed the concept of Air operations of the Indian Air Force to contemporary war fighting practices of Air Power. He is an avid reader and writer of issues pertaining to air power and joint operations.

    Before taking over as the Chief of the Air Staff, he has been the
    Vice Chief of the Air Staff since 01 Jun 15.

    In recognition of his meritorious services, he was awarded Yudh Seva Medal (YSM) and Vayusena Medal (VM) in 1999 and Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM) in 2015 by the President of India. He was also appointed as Honorary ADC on 01 Aug 15 and awarded
    Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM) in 2016 by the President of India.

    He is married to Mrs Kamalpreet and they have one son Jasman who is a law graduate.



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    IAF chopper makes an emergency landing in Kotdwar
    Yeshika Budhwar | TNN | Jan 9, 2017, 08.39PM IST

    DEHRADUN: An Indian Airforce helicopter made an emergency landing in Kotdwar on Monday afternoon due to a technical glitch in the aircraft. Speaking to TOI about the incident, Rakesh Tiwari, SDM, Kotdwar said, "The chopper was flying a sortie from Bareilly to Dehradun when it faced a technical issue and landed at Bharat Electronic United (BEU) ground here. Both the pilots are safe and there were no other passengers."
    Elaborating on the present status of the chopper, Tiwari said, "A technical support team from Bareilly will be arriving on Tuesday to look into the issue. Till then the pilots will be staying put and we have also extended all our support to them.

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