Indian Air Force

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

HAL receives Indian Air Force Tejas LCA contract

Hindustan Aeronautics has been awarded an INR₹457bn (US$6.4bn) contract by the Indian government to manufacture and deliver 83 Tejas Light Combat Aircraft for the Indian Air Force

France, India conclude Exercise Desert Knight 2021

The French Air and Space Force (FASF) deployed to India to take part in Exercise Desert Knight 2021 – an intense five-day bilateral training operation with the Indian Air Force (IAF), which concluded on January 24

India approves purchase of 83 Tejas LCA platforms

India’s Cabinet Committee on Security approved the INR₹457bn (US$6.4bn) purchase of 83 Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL) Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) for the Indian Air Force on January 13

Indian Air Force inducts first Rafales into service

The Indian Air Force (IAF) formally inducted its first five Dassault Rafale DH/EH multi-role fighters into operational service during a ceremony at Ambala Air Force Station (AFS) in northern India on September 10.

First Rafales reach India

Five Indian Air Force (IAF) Dassault Rafales took off from the company’s Mérignac Airport facility on July 27 to ferry the fighters to Ambala Air Force Station (AFS) in northern India.