VIDEO: First Indian C-17 Comes Together
VIDEO: First Indian C-17 Comes Together
Any info about this bird and the end user ???
Air Commodore Rathore takes over in Air Force Station Tezpur
Guwahati, Aug 13 (PTI) Air Commodore Ajay Rathore today took over as the new Air Officer Commanding of Air Force Station Tezpur. The Tezpur base is one of the premier forward fighter bases of the Indian Air Force in the eastern sector. Rathore replaces Air Commodore Sandeep Singh, a defence release said here. Prior to his new appointment, he was on deputation to Israel as Air Attache. Rathore was commissioned as a fighter pilot in 1986.
Air Commodore Rathore takes over in Air Force Station Tezpur, IBN Live News
Indian Air Force to deploy medium power radars, advanced helicopters
JODHPUR: Indian Air Force will deploy medium power radars and advanced helicopters in the western sector in order to strengthen its preparedness along the Indo-Pak border in Rajasthan.
While Jodhpur airbase will soon have a squadron of transport helicopters Mi-17 V5, medium power radars would also be deployed at Jaisalmer airbase, Air Marshal Anjan Kumar Gogoi, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, South-Western Air command, said at a press conference here.
Gogoi said that the new squadron at Phalodi will be ready by October this year.
Admitting that the SW air command has shortage of transport aircraft, he said that it will also be looked into.
The Air Marshal also informed that Deesa airbase in north Gujarat will soon become a training-cum-operational base.
About the Air Force show to be held in February next year in Pokharan firing range in Jaisalmer, he said that Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas will display its capabilities for the first time.
Apart from that, about 100 planes of different varieties would display their power capabilities in the firepower demonstration event.
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Hi, can anyone tell me that which military jets (only fighters, strike fighters) are stationed at the following Indian Air Force Stations?
1. Halwara AFS
2. Bhisiana AFS
3. Gwalior AFS
4. Nal/Bikaner AFS
5. Amritsar AFS
6. New Dehli AFS
Air dominance over the Oceans - AA Me, IN
Fleet Strength of IAF
MiG-21, MiG-23, MiG-27, MiG-29, Jaguar, Mirage and Su-30 MKI aircraft as part of the fighter fleet, Mi-8, Mi-17, Mi-26 as cargo helicopters and ALH Mk-I and ALH Mk-lllDhruv helicopters are available with the Indian Air Force (IAF).
Review of existing fleet and upgradation and induction of new fleet is a continuous process and is reviewed by the Government keeping in view the operational requirements of the Air Force. Some of the recent inductions include Su-30 MKI, C-130J, AWACS, IL-78 aircraft and MI-17 V5 helicopters.
This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri Kaushalendra Kumar and Shri E.G. Sugavanamin Lok Sabha today.
(Release ID :87191)
Auto Pilot System for Jaguar Aircraft
Integration of autopilot on Jaguar aircraft of the Indian Air Force is being undertaken in two phases. Procurement of autopilot for 55 Jaguar aircraft has been completed and commercial discussions for repeat procurement of additional 95 autopilots are under progress.
This information was given by Minister of Defence Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri BN Prasad Mahatoin Lok Sabha today.
(Release ID :87203)
ï¿½On Completion, The IACCS Will Cover The Entire National Air Spaceï¿½
Vice chief of air staff, Air Marshal D.C. Kumaria
Vice chief of air staff, Air Marshal D.C. Kumaria
What is the latest on Modernisation of Airfield Infrastructure (MAFI)? What are its features? How many airfields will be covered and which global companies will assist the Indian Air Force in this project?
MAFI is a turnkey project awarded to M/s Tata Power Strategic Electronics Division (SED) to modernise navigational aids at 30 IAF airfields in the first phase. The remaining IAF airfields and those belonging to the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard will be factored in in the second phase. The project consists of three types of works: modernisation of the airfields; supply of mobile equipment and creation of a training facility at an IAF base. All the navigational aids have to be integrated into the Air Traffic Management (ATM) system for control and monitoring. Civil works to house the systems and a power and data grid will be a part of the integration process. The works services and installation of equipment are in progress and are likely to be completed by year end at the model base.
Tata Power (SED) is working on the MAFI project as lead Indian consortium with other domestic and foreign technology partners supporting as sub-contractors in order to fulfil the multi-disciplinary requirements of the project. Foreign suppliers include major global vendors such as Raytheon, USA; Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, Norway; Moog Fernau, UK; MTech Systems, Australia; Terma, Denmark and IDMAN, Finland.
What is the status on Advanced Landing Grounds (ALGs) from Ladakh to the Northeast? How many exist now and how many disused ALGs have been activated? How many are planned to come by end of the 12th defence plan (2012-2017)?
There are many ALGs in the region between Ladakh to the Northeast. These are variously under the control of the IAF, Indian Army and the state governments. The disused/abandoned ALGs are being maintained presently by ï¿½Care and Maintenanceï¿½ units. Activation is carried out for conduct of IAF operations, as and when planned, by temporarily installing the required infrastructure. Towards this, mobile Air Traffic Control towers and mobile airfield lighting systems are being procured in the MAFI project. These will be utilised at ï¿½disusedï¿½ airfields during activation to adequately meet the operational requirements.
Are plans to have four Su-30MKI squadrons in Tezpur and Chhabua by 2015 on course?
The basing plan of fighter squadrons is a very dynamic process. The IAF is capable of having the required number of Su-30MKI squadrons in any part of the country on and as required basis.
What are the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities for the Eastern Air Command (EAC) that will be available to the IAF by the end of 12th defence plan? Given the terrain limitations in this sector, what capabilities and infrastructure are expected to be raised there by 2017?
The IAF is in the process of undertaking capability-based modernisation. The allocation of assets in various sectors will depend to a large extent on the operational necessity, equipment capability and will be time specific. By the end of the 12th Plan, the IAF plans to establish a gap free three-dimensional air surveillance network in the EAC area of responsibility (AOR) that would include Airborne Warning And Control System (AWACS), Su-30MKI aircraft, remotely piloted aircraft (RPAs), medium and high powered radars along with tactically located low level and mountain radars. Adequate ISR capabilities are also available with the IAF and these are routinely deployed in all sectors. The topography of EAC AOR and the lack of fibre optic network have imposed certain limitations in achieving desired levels of synergy between the IAF and Indian Army on air defence. Both services have initiated a number of steps to address this critical area. As mentioned earlier, the IAF in particular is inducting a variety of radars. Additionally, some AWACS are also slated to be permanently based in the EAC AOR. Each vulnerable areas/vulnerable points (VA/VP) will be provided layered and tiered air defence (AD) protection with new weapon systems. Networking of all sensors and centralised control of AD weapons are sought to be achieved through the operationalisation of IACCS node in EAC AOR in the second phase. All AD weapons of the IAF and IA are planned to be networked for effective control.
What is the update on having Su-30MKI aircraft stationed in Leh? Are there plans for having combat aircraft at the Thoise air station?
The Su-30MKI aircraft have operated from Leh. Air power being dynamic in nature, their location at these bases would be on and as required basis. At present no combat aircraft are deployed at Thoise. However, combat aircraft are capable of deploying and operating from Thoise and this is practiced regularly during routine training exercises.
What is the update on Su-30MKI simulators, and how many will be acquired by 2017?
The process is on to have one Fixed Base Full Mission Simulator (FBFMS) at each Su-30 MKI base.
As the first Assistant chief of air staff, Operations (Space) in 2007, what understanding, according to you, has been developed between the IAF, Integrated Defence Headquarters and ISRO on utilisation of Space for ISR and combat?
There is close co-ordination and integration between HQ IDS and IAF on exploitation of space-based assets for national security in keeping with Indiaï¿½s stand on exploitation of outer space for peaceful purposes. Hence, the focus is primarily in the realm of operational communications, observation (ISR), navigation and environmental monitoring. Fair progress has been made and will be apparent in due course of time.
What is the update on networking of the IAF? What all will be accomplished in this area by 2017?
The IAF is on course to realise its envisaged plan of networking all its ground and air-based sensors and platforms. The ground Air Force Network (AFNET) dedicated to the nation by the defence minister on 14 September 2010 forms the backbone for all ground-based networks. The first phase of Integrated Air Command and Control System (IACCS) to link all ground-based sensors is operational and the process to operationalise the second phase of IACCS is underway. On completion, the IACCS will cover the entire national air space. The process is on to network all ground-based sensors/systems and airborne assets.
What steps have been taken by the IAF for cyber security and cyber defence? Is help from civilian agencies being sought in this area?
Cyber security and cyber defence are national security issues and affect all stakeholders equally. Hence, there is comprehensive integration on these issues between all the affected parties. We interact periodically to share and evolve policies to overcome new challenges. The IAF recognises the critical need to secure AF networks and towards that many stringent measures are in place. Cyber security measures such as policy directives; segregation of internet and intranet PCs; standardised operating systems; centralized server based access and creating awareness in the air warriors through information and cyber security bulletins have been adopted in the IAF.
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