Indian Air Force

Indian defence chief killed in helicopter crash

India's Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Bipin Rawat, has been killed after an Indian Air Force Mi-17V5 helicopter in which he was travelling crashed on the morning of December 8

617 Squadron fly with Indian AF Jaguars and SU-30s

October 27, exercise Konhan Shakti 21 saw one of the RAF’s F-35B units, 617 Squadron, operating from HMS Queen Elizabeth (R08) flying with Indian Air Force Su-30s and Jaguars, plus Indian Navy MiG-29K

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Israel kicks off its largest ever multinational exercise

Israel kicked off its largest ever aerial exercise on October 17, after aircraft from the UK; France; Germany; Greece; Italy; India and the US arrived at Ovda Air Base in Eilat to participate in Exercise Blue Flag 21

India signs up for C295 tactical transport

India has formalised the acquisition of 56 Airbus C295 aircraft to replace the Indian Air Force’s (IAF’s) legacy fleet of HAL/BAe 748M Subroto aircraft

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India finalises acquisition of 56 Airbus C295s

India has formalised the acquisition of 56 Airbus C295 medium transport aircraft to replace its ageing fleet of HAL/BAe 748M Subroto aircraft, which are primarily referred to locally as the Avro, after the company which originally designed the type. The finalisation of the deal was announced by Airbus Defence and Space on September 24

India approves purchase of 56 C295MWs

The Indian Air Force’s airlifting capabilities are set to be boosted after the nation’s Cabinet Committee on Security approved the procurement of 56 C295MW medium-lift tactical transports from Airbus Defence and Space on September 8

Lockheed Martin receives Indian C-130J-30 support contract

Lockheed Martin announced on August 24 that it has been awarded a US$328.8m, five-year contract from the Indian Air Force to provide dedicated and comprehensive support for India's fleet of 12 C-130J-30 Super Hercules tactical transports

Lockheed Martin to support Indian Air Force’s C-130J fleet

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a US$328m, five-year contract from the Indian Air Force to provide support for the service’s fleet of 12 C-130J-30 Super Hercules aircraft

Three more Rafales delivered to India

A fifth batch of Dassault Rafale EH multi-role fighters have been delivered to India, bringing the Indian Air Force’s fleet to 17 aircraft

Indian Air Force issues RFP for 70 HTT-40 basic trainers

Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) has received a Request for Proposal from the Indian Air Force regarding the acquisition of at least 70 HTT-40s to fulfil the air arm’s basic trainer requirements