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IAF to conduct first ever day-night exercise ‘Iron Fist’ at Pokhran:sniper:

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  1. Virajith

    Virajith Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Indian Air Force will conduct its first ever day-night exercise and will display its full combat capability during ‘Iron Fist’ show to be held at Pokhran firing ranges in Western sector in Rajasthan on February 22.
    “Work at the new air strip on Pokhran range is operationally ready for this mega event which would be witnessed by President Pranab Mukherjee, Defence Minister A K Antony, Air and Defence attaches of many friendly countries,â€￾ defence spokesperson S D Goswami said.

    Goswami said that pre-firing demonstration and rehearsal for the event has begun today and civilians have been asked to remain alert and careful during specific timings as a precautionary measure.

    The full force fire power rehearsals will take place on February 17 and 19 and the final demonstrations will take place on February 22 when more than 100 aircrafts will participate with equal numbers will be on standby, he said.

    Different aircrafts which included Sukhoi 30, Mirage 2000, Jaguar, Mig 27, MIG 21, attack helicopters, UAV and high-tech AWACS will display their potential, he said.

    The transport aircraft taking part in the exercise will include AN-32, Embraer, IL-76, IL-78 and C-130J while Mi-17V5 and Mi-35 attack helicopters will constitute the rotary wing ingredients.

    The Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) will be used to monitor the mammoth exercise, while an unmanned aerial vehicle will stream live video images of the targets set for destruction. The air defence activities will include firing of surface-to-air guided missiles, Goswami said.

    The IAF pilots will seek to destroy mock radar sites, tanks marshalling yards, terrorist camps, runway, BMP, blast pens and convoys among other targets during the exercise.

    Para-drop and troop inspection of Garudas:cheesy::taz: (IAF’s special force) and NSG:neo::shablon_03::dance3: to neutralise a mock terrorist camp will also be on display.

    “The exercise will also aid commanders and planners to attain better insight into the IAF’s potential and the deployment capabilities of aerial weaponsâ€￾, he added.





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    The next stop for India’s combat fighter Tejas is Jaisalmer. After completing its duties at the just-concluded air show here, the aerospace masters at Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) and Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) are gearing up for the next big show – Iron Fist. Tipped as the mother of all fire power demonstration of the Indian Air Force (IAF), Iron Fist will be held from February 15 in the Pokhran and Chandan firing ranges, near Jaisalmer.The participation of Tejas was confirmed to the media by the IAF boss Air Chief Marshal NA K Borwne during Aero India-2013. Sources now tell Express that at Iron Fist, Tejas will show the indigenous combat strength to Indian and international audiences for the first time. “This is the first time the IAF extended an invitation to HAL-ADA for Tejas’ participation,” sources said.
    Three Tejas variants from its test flight-line are being readied in Bangalore for IAF’s spitfire show. Tejas is also expected to fire a Russian R-73 missile in addition to dropping a LGB (laser-guided bomb). “Only one aircraft will eventually take-off for the fire display and the remaining two will be on a hot stand-by,” sources said.
    The HAL-ADA contingent, with a mission to prepare the aircraft, assess the flight analysis, collect the data collection and address any snags, are expected to leave Bangalore in the next couple of days. “We intent to achieve 100 per cent success during the fire power demonstration. In addition, it will also give Tejas an international recognition. For the first time it will be a day and night exercise, gauging the readiness and technological capabilities of IAF assets, of which many have undergone upgrades,” sources said.
    President Pranab Mukherjee will be at the range to get an upclose of the prestigious exercise, which will conclude on February 23.
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