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Indian Air Force goes total high tech in the middle of massive upgradation
Indian Air Force is planning to compete with America, China and Russia. In the next ten years it is planning to transform itself into stunningly high tech and extremely space based. There are some interim stages though. First it plans to embark on a massive up-gradation of its aging aircrafts to keep pace with Pakistan. After that all eyes to high tech and satellite and space driven total high tech efforts.

According to media reports, concerned over its dwindling aircraft fleet, Indian Air Force announced plans for massive upgradation of its entire frontline fighter fleet, barring the newly acquired Sukhoi-30MKI.

According sources within Indian Government, India is planning to go all out to the space and the Indian President, world’ one of the most well known Space Scientist is all behind it.

"It will be an interim measure as we hope to restore our authorised strength by the proposed induction of 126 Medium Range Combat aircraft," the new Vice Chief of the Air Staff Air Marshal Ajit Bhavnani said in Delhi.

The fighters lined up for upgradation through technology induction include the country's lone air superiority aircraft, MiG-29, multi role aircraft Mirage 2000 as well as more of the MiG-21's.

Along with upgrading the frontline fighters, the IAF also proposes to modernize and augment its transport fleet of IL-78 air to air Refuellers, An-32 medium haul aircraft as well its ageing fleet of Mi-17 helicopters, the Vice Chief said.


Posted by Jehangir Unwalla @ 9:08 AM


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