Tag: Indian Air Force

Indian Air Force Women Pilots Set To Fly Sukhoi-30

Reading Time: 2 minutes India’s first female combat aircraft pilots are likely to fly supersonic fighter jets after they finish the last leg of their training later this month, Indian Air Force officials told Hindustan Times. Three women are currently training on British Hawk advanced jet trainers at an IAF facility at Kalaikunda in West Bengal. Bhawana Kanth, Mohana […]

Indian Air Force Jet Crashes in Kalaikunda During Take-Off

Reading Time: < 1 minute An Indian Air Force (IAF) jet has crashed after developing a snag during take-off at the Kalaikunda Air Force Station located at Kharagpur in West Bengal. Both pilots safely ejected from the Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer (Hawk AJT). The IAF has ordered a court of inquiry into the incident. A Hawk AJT plane had earlier […]

Indian Air Force’s Lane Antonov AN-32 with 29 Onboard Missing

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Indian air force Friday lost contact with a transport plane carrying 29 people to islands in the Bay of Bengal, the defense ministry said. The AN-32 aircraft took off from the southern city of Chennai at 8.30 a.m. and was flying over the bay to the city of Port Blair in the Andaman and […]

Boeing, Mahindra Defence Systems Open C-17 Training Center for Indian Air Force

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing and Mahindra Defence Systems formally opened a center in Gurgaon to provide C-17 training services to the Indian Air Force (IAF). Once fully operational, the new center will be capable of conducting local and multi-site simulations for added realism and more robust training. “The center, in partnership with Mahindra Defense, is another example of […]

MiG-27 Aircraft Crashes Into House in Jodhpur, Pilots Escape Unhurt

Reading Time: < 1 minute A MiG-27 aircraft of the Indian Air Force crashed into a house near Jodhpur city in Rajasthan on Monday. The pilot managed to escape without any injuries, Asian News International reported. According to ANI, two houses were damaged in the crash, but no one was injured. However, NDTV reported that at least two people were […]

India Becomes 11th International Customer for LONGBOW LLC’s Apache Radar

Reading Time: < 1 minute The U.S. Army awarded LONGBOW Limited Liability Company (LLC) a $57.1 million foreign military sale contract to provide the Indian Air Force with LONGBOW Fire Control Radar (FCR) systems for their new Apache AH-64E helicopters. LONGBOW LLC is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC). Under this contract, $57.1 […]

Indian Fighter Pilots Taking Special Pills

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Indian Air Force (IAF) has acquired some new weapons to strengthen its armoury. These are not hypersonic cruise missiles or bunker-bursting ‘smart’ bombs, but ‘Go/No-Go’ pills. According to sources close to the IAF, Indian fighter pilots are using these pills to boost their alertness levels and cognitive powers. As Go/No-Go pills also help people […]