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The Union Minister for Defence, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman with the Air warriors, at Airforce Station, Chabua, in Assam on November 05, 2017.
 

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Passing out Parade of Dogs at Air Force Dog Training School (AFDTS), Air Force Station Faridabad

1. A Passing out parade for the Air Force Dogs undergoing training at Air Force Dog Training School, Air Force Station Faridabad was organized on 06 Nov 2017. Air Force Dogs of Labrador breed successfully completed training for 32 weeks and passed out yesterday, in a glittering ceremony. These Air Force Dogs will be posted to different Air Force establishments in order to supplement their existing security set up.


2. Air Force Dog Training School (AFDTS) established at Air Force Station Faridabad is doing a commendable task of training Air Force Dogs. The dogs displayed their calibre and skills of agility, obedience, chasing suspects, identifying unknown objects and sniffing power by searching the hidden explosives.


3. Air Vice Marshal Alok Singh VSM, Senior Maintenance Staff Officer (SMSO), Western Air Command was the Reviewing Officer at the passing out ceremony. He was accompanied by Mrs. Preeti Singh,ECM, Air Force Wives Welfare Association(Regional). The Reviewing Officer reviewed the parade presented by the dogs along with their masters and gave away awards to the instructors and appreciated the contribution of the Commanding Officer and staff of AFDTS towards the successful completion of training.


4. In his reviewing address, the Air Vice Marshal highlighted the role and importance of Air Force Dogs in the present security scenario. He informed that these dogs are imparted rigorous training and they pass out only on attaining the earmarked high standards.


 

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Achievement: Air Force Sportsmen Sergeant Shahzar Rizvi & Sergeant Deepak Kumar

Sergeant Shahzar Rizvi has won a gold medal in 10 mtrs Pistol for India at recently conducted Commonwealth Shooting Championship held at Gold Coast, Australia. Sergeant Deepak Kumar won Bronze medal in 10 mtrs Air Rifle at the same event. Both are outstanding Sportsman in shooting and they have performed consistently well in their career as well. Sergeant Rizvi had also won Gold and Silver medal in 2014 & 2015 in the Senior National Shooting Championship respectively.



 

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Indian Nirbhay cruise missile test with spectacular aerial photography. Looks like the test went well.

 

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Award of President’s Standard and Colours to 223 Squadron and 117 Helicopter Unit

The Hon’ble President of India and the Supreme Commander of Indian Armed Forces, Shri Ram Nath Kovind would be awarding the prestigious President’s standard to 223 Squadron and 117 Helicopter Unit during a ceremonial parade scheduled to be held at Air Force Station Adampur on 16 Nov 17. The commanding Officer of 223 Squadron, Group Captain Prabhat Malik and Commanding Officer of 117 Helicopter Unit, Wg Cdr N Batra will receive the President’s Standard. The President will also release a First Day Cover of 223 Squadron and 117 Helicopter Unit during the ceremony.

Operational outfits of IAF become eligible for award of President’s standard on completion of 18 years. The selection is based on their performance and achievements, both during peace and hostilities. This honour is and acknowledgement of the meritorious service rendered by the selected units. The President’s Standard is a visible symbol of excellence has been earned by these Units through their dedication and worthy contribution both during peace and war. The Presidential Award marks and epitomizes the hard work, valour and sacrifice of all the personnel posted to these Units since their inception. It is a befitting recognition of their selfless service dedicated to the nation.

Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC, Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal C Hari Kumar, AVSM VM VSM ADC Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Air Command along with other dignitaries would also witness the ceremony. Retired Air warriors and previous Commanding Officers of both the recipient units are also invited for the occasion.

Various dignitaries expected to grace the President’s standard Presentation Ceremony on 16 Nov17, are the Governor of Punjab, Chief Minister of Punjab and senior Government Officers from Punjab Government.

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IAF’s 223 squadron, 117 Helicopter Unit to get President’s Standards
A Mig-29 squadron and a helicopter unit of the Indian Air Force will be awarded the President’s Standards on November 16, an official statement said on Saturday.

The awards will be given to Adampur-based 223 Squadron of the IAF, which flies the upgraded Mig-29, and 117 Helicopter Unit based at Sarsawa Air Force Station.

The Standards will be presented at Air Force Station Adampur by President Ram Nath Kovind, who is also the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, to 233 Squadron’s commanding officer Group Captain Prabhat Malik and his 117 Helicopter Unit counterpart, Wing Commander N. Batra.

The President will also release a First Day Cover of 223 Squadron and 117 Helicopter Unit during the ceremony.

Operational outfits of the IAF become eligible for award of President’s standard on completion of 18 years. The selection is based on their performance and achievements, both during peace and hostilities.

This honour is an acknowledgement of the meritorious service rendered by the selected units.

Air Force Chief B.S. Dhanoa will also be present at the ceremony. Retired Air warriors and previous Commanding Officers of both the recipient units have also been invited.
http://www.financialexpress.com/ind...pter-unit-to-get-presidents-standards/929291/

After Centre’s go-ahead, IAF to fortify airbases
The Centre has given the go-ahead to the Indian Air Force (IAF) for installing the integrated perimeter security system at airbases across the country. This was stated here today by Air Marshal C Hari Kumar, Air Officer Commanding in Chief (AOC-in-C), Western Air Command. He said the huge peripheral area of these IAF stations would be guarded by CCTV cameras and motion sensors. “Since it is a major contract, the equipment will be installed on priority at airbases with a high level of vulnerability, such as Pathankot. At the bigger stations, we have peripheral roads of 24-26 km and 3 km of runways where these installations would be done,” the AOC-in-C said during a media interaction. The Air Marshal said, “We are removing wild growth beyond the airbase perimeter walls on a regular basis. It’s a cause of concern that expanding towns have come very close to IAF establishments.” On the scheduled launch of the civil airport at Adampur from December 1, the AOC-in-C said the IAF was helping the state government in its Udaan project. “There is a plan to extend the services from Adampur, Hindon and Pathankot airbases,” he said. President’s visit on November 16 President Ram Nath Kovind is scheduled to visit the Adampur IAF station on November 16 for awarding the President’s Standard to 223 Squadron and 117 Helicopter Unit. He will also release the first day cover of the squadron and the helicopter unit. Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, Chief of the Air Staff, and other officers are expected to attend the ceremony. Invites have also been extended to the Punjab Governor and CM.
http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/punjab/after-centre-s-go-ahead-iaf-to-fortify-airbases/496351.html
 

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The Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee & Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba releasing the ‘Joint Training Doctrine Indian Armed Forces - 2017’, in New Delhi on November 14, 2017. The Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat, the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa and the Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC), Lt. Gen. Satish Dua are also seen.



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President of India to present Standards to the 223 Squadron and the 117 Helicopter Unit of the Indian Air Force tomorrow

The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, will visit Punjab tomorrow (November 16, 2017) where he will present Standards to the 223 Squadron and the 117 Helicopter Unit of the Indian Air Force at the Air Force Station, Adampur.

Later in the day, the President will visit Amritsar to pay his tributes at Jallianwala Bagh. He will also visit Harmandir Sahib and the Durgiana Temple in Amritsar before returning to Delhi.

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India conducts successful test flight of SAAW glide bomb
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The Indian government announced on 3 November that the Indian Air Force (IAF) successfully flight-tested the indigenously developed Smart Anti-Airfield Weapon (SAAW) from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur on the country’s east coast.

The Press Information Bureau (PIB) said in a statement that three tests of the precision-guided gliding munition were recently conducted under different release conditions in which the weapon, which was released from an IAF aircraft, reached its intended targets at a distance of more than 70 km with a high degree of accuracy.

The weapon has been under development by the state-owned Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in collaboration with the IAF.

http://www.janes.com/article/75440/india-conducts-successful-test-flight-of-saaw-glide-bomb
 

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Address by the Hon’ble President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind on the occasion of presentation of standards to 117 HU and 223 Squadrons of Indian Air Force Adampur, November 16, 2017



1. This is my first visit to Punjab after taking over as President of India. I am honoured to be in a state with such a rich heritage. This is the land of sainiks and sants, of soldiers and spiritual leaders. I am especially fortunate to come here in November, a month in which we are marking the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji and the martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur ji. I bow to those great nation builders from Punjab.


2. The contribution of Punjab to our armed forces, and of our armed forces to our nation, has been enormous. That is why, in my role as the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, I am truly glad that my first visit to Punjab has brought me to the Air Force Station in Adampur to award Standards to the 223 Squadron and the 117 Helicopter Unit of the Indian Air Force.


3. Air Force Station Adampur is among the oldest and best-known bases of our Air Force. It has grown from a small airstrip to a fully operational base, hosting a variety of weapon systems. The airbase has remained operational since inception. It was the setting of great heroism during the wars of 1947, 1965 and 1971.


4. Both units being honoured today have a history of professional excellence. The nation honours them with a deep sense of gratitude and appreciation for dedication and courage in the face of adversity. I compliment the air warriors on parade for their impeccable turnout and smart movement.


5. India’s rise in the international system has many dimensions to it. But it draws heavily from the capabilities and valour of our Armed Forces. Though we remain firmly committed to peace, we are determined to use all our might to protect the sovereignty of our nation. Each time we have had to do so, our valiant men and women in uniform have risen to the occasion. Every citizen of India sleeps securely because he or she knows that you are there to protect them. Our armed forces, exemplified by the air warriors who stand before us, reflect our national resolve. And they secure the values, traditions and beliefs embodied in our democratic Constitution.


6. The 223 Squadron or the Tridents was formed on May 10, 1982, right here in Adampur. It was initially equipped with MiG-23 MF aircraft. Whether flying the MiG-23 or the formidable MiG-29 upgrade aircraft today, the squadron has a remarkable operational record. This squadron is one of the few that remains alert 365 days a year. It truly lives up to its motto of Vijyaya Amogh-astraha, which means the Ultimate Weapon for Victory.


7. The 117 Helicopter Unit, or the Himalayan Dragons, was raised on February 1, 1971, at Air Force Station, Bareilly. The unit gained its initial experience in the India-Pakistan War of 1971, in the Eastern theatre. It moved to Hasimara in 1983 and flew extensive air maintenance and casualty evacuation missions in the Northeast. The unit moved to its present location, Air Force Station Sarsawa, in January 1988.


8. In Operation Rahat, Operation Megh Rahat, and numerous other humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions, the unit has worked tirelessly in helping civilians. It has an appropriate motto: Aapatsu Mitram, which means Friend in Distress. That is exactly what it is to so many of our fellow citizens.


9. In acknowledgement and recognition of their outstanding performance, I am pleased to award Standards to the 223 Squadron and the 117 Helicopter Unit. I compliment the personnel, veterans and families of the 223 Squadron, the 117 Helicopter Unit, and the Air Force Station Adampur for their devotion to the nation. India is proud of you.


Jai Hind!

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The President and Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces, Shri Ram Nath Kovind inspecting the Guard of Honour, at the presentation of the Standards to 223 Squadron and 117 Helicopter Unit of Indian Air Force, at Adampur, in Punjab on November 16, 2017.


The President and Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces, Shri Ram Nath Kovind presenting the Standard to 223 Squadron of Indian Air Force, at Adampur, in Punjab on November 16, 2017. The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa is also seen.


The President and Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces, Shri Ram Nath Kovind presenting the Standard to 117 Helicopter Unit of Indian Air Force, at Adampur, in Punjab on November 16, 2017. The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa is also seen.

The President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind releasing the Special Cover, at the presentation of the Standards to 223 Squadron and 117 Helicopter Unit of Indian Air Force, at Adampur, in Punjab on November 16, 2017. The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa is also seen.

The President and Supreme Commander of the Indian Armed Forces, Shri Ram Nath Kovind addressing at the presentation of the Standards to 223 Squadron and 117 Helicopter Unit of Indian Air Force, at Adampur, in Punjab on November 16, 2017. The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa is also seen.


President Ram Nath Kovind awards President''s Standard to 223 Squadron and 117 Helicopter Unit at Adampur Air Force Station. Tribune photo: Malkiat Singh



AF planes display an air show during presentation of standards to the 117 Helicopter Unit and 223 Squadron of Indian Air Force at Adampur in Punjab on Thursday.

Indian Air Force personnel perform during presentation of standards to the 117 Helicopter Unit and 223 Squadron of Indian Air Force at Adampur in Punjab on Thursday.


http://indianexpress.com/article/in...tself-says-president-ram-nath-kovind-4940471/

By: PTI | Jalandhar | Updated: November 16, 2017 6:53 pm

President Ram Nath Kovind today said while India was fully committed to peace, it would use all its might to protect the sovereignty of the nation. At a function to present the President’s Standards to the 223 Squadron and 117 Helicopter Unit of the Indian Air Force at Adampur in Punjab, Kovind also complimented the air warriors for their “impeccable turnout and smart movement”.

“India’s rise in the international system has many dimensions to it. But it draws heavily from the capabilities and valour of our armed forces,” he said. The president said citizens slept securely because they knew the forces were there to protect them.

“Though we remain firmly committed to peace, we are determined to use all our might to protect the sovereignty of our nation. Each time we have had to do so, our valiant men and women in uniform have risen to the occasion,” an official release quoted the president as saying.

The armed forces “exemplified by the air warriors… secure the values, traditions and beliefs embodied in our democratic Constitution,” he said.

The 223 Squadron, or the Tridents, was formed on May 10, 1982, in Adampur. It was initially equipped with the MiG-23 which was later upgraded to the formidable MiG-29 fighter aircraft. The squadron has a remarkable operational record.

The president said the squadron is one of the few that remains alert 365 days a year and lives up to its motto of ‘Vijyaya amogh-astraha’ (ultimate weapon for victory).

The 117 Helicopter Unit, or the Himalayan Dragons, was raised on February 1, 1971, at Air Force Station, Bareilly. The unit gained its initial experience in the India-Pakistan War of 1971, on the Eastern theatre. It moved to Hasimara in 1983 and flew extensive air maintenance and casualty evacuation missions in the Northeast.

The unit moved to the Sarsawa Air Force Station in January, 1988. In various operations pertaining to providing humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions, the unit has worked tirelessly in helping civilians.

“It has an appropriate motto ‘Aapatsu mitram’ (friend in distress). That is exactly what it is to so many of our fellow citizens,” he said.

The ceremony was held at the Air Force Station Adampur, which is among the oldest and best-known bases of the Indian Air Force. From a small airstrip, it has grown to a fully operational base, hosting a variety of weapon systems and has been operational since its inception in 1947.

The president said both the units being honoured today had a history of professional excellence. “The nation honours them with a deep sense of gratitude and appreciation for dedication and courage in the face of adversity.

“I compliment the air warriors on parade for their impeccable turnout and smart movement,” he said.
 
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An IAF helicopter with the tricolour during the acrobatic display in Adampur. (Pardeep Pandit/ht)



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Sarang helicopters during an aerobatic display at the Adampur air force station near Jalandhar on November 16. (PTI)



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IAF helicopters display an air show during presentation of standards to the 117 Helicopter Unit and 223 Squadron of Indian Air Force at Adampur in Punjab on Thursday. (Pardeep Pandit/ht)



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Earlier, the President took the salute at a march past. The IAF put up an impressive aerobatic display in which various aircraft, including Hawks and Sarang helicopters, took part. (Pardeep Pandit/ht)



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President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday awarded standards to two units of the Indian Air Force — 223 Squadron (Tridents) and 117 Helicopter unit (Himalayan Dragon) — for their history of excellence. (Pardeep Pandit/ht)


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Sarang helicopters during aerobatic display at Adampur air force station near Jalandhar. (Pardeep Pandit/ht)

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Sarang helicopters during aerobatic display at Adampur air force station near Jalandhar. (Pardeep Pandit/ht)

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Air Chief inaugurates SWAC Commanders’ conference

The Annual Commanders’ Conference of South Western Air Command (SWAC) was inaugurated by Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC Chief of the Air Staff on 17 Nov 2017 at Gandhinagar. The Commanders of Stations located in Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharasthra states attended the conference.

Earlier, the Chief of Air Staff accompanied by Mrs Kamalpreet Dhanoa, President Air Force Wives Welfare Association (AFWWA) were received by Air Marshal RK Dhir PVSM AVSM VM ADC, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, SWAC and Mrs Neelam Dhir, President AFWWA (Regional) at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport this morning.

On arrival at HQ SWAC, Gandhinagar, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa inspected an impressive Guard of Honour. In his inaugural address, the Chief of the Air Staff acknowledged the high degree of professionalism and hard work displayed by the Air Warriors of SWAC in achieving the assigned goals.He highlighted the need for maintaining full operational preparedness with optimal utilization of available resources. He emphasized the need for Air Warriors to keep abreast with the latest technologies and to focus on the associated challenges while the IAF marches ahead with major upgradation of capabilities and infrastructure. The Chief urged every Air Warrior to exhibit immaculate discipline and unwavering integrity.

The annual conference is a forum for the Station Commanders to exchange views on operations, maintenance and administrative matters requiring deliberation with Senior Officers at Command Headquarters. During the conference, the Chief of Air Staff recognised the efforts of various units for their noteworthy performance in different spheres, by awarding various trophies.

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The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa inspecting the Guard of Honour, at Headquarters South Western Air Command (SWAC), in Gandhinagar, Gujarat on November 17, 2017.

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa presenting the Pride of SWAC (Minor Station) Trophy to the Air Officer Commanding, Air Force Station Bhuj, Air Commodore K. Kale, at Headquarters South Western Air Command (SWAC), in Gandhinagar, Gujarat on November 17, 2017.


The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa presenting the Chief of Air Staff Plaque to the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, SWAC, Air Marshal R.K. Dhir, at Headquarters South Western Air Command (SWAC), in Gandhinagar, Gujarat on November 17, 2017.


The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa in a group photograph with the Commanders of SWAC AOR, at Headquarters South Western Air Command (SWAC), in Gandhinagar, Gujarat on November 17, 2017.
 
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Annual Day Celebration in AFGJI

Air Force Golden Jubilee Institute celebrated its 32nd Annual Day on 18th November 2017 in The Air Force Auditorium, Subroto Park at 1030 hrs. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Air Marshal HN Bhagwat AVSM VM, Air Officer-in-Charge Administration, Indian Air Force. Mrs Shubhada Bhagwat graciously gave away the trophies and prizes to the exceptional achievers. The School Head girl welcomed all the dignitaries and parents. The Principal, Mrs Poonam S Rampal presented the annual school report highlighting the achievements of the students and spoke about the year-round activities conducted in the school. A PowerPoint presentation was shown along with it. The foyer of the auditorium was decorated with an eye-catching ‘Rangoli’ and installations which showcased the art and cultural heritage of our country.

The theme of the cultural programme was ‘Saare Jahan Se Achha...’ (A Musical Odyssey). The invocation Qawwali ‘Rang’ which was a tribute to Hazrat Nizamudin Auliya was skilfully presented by the students of our school choir ‘Ekyataan’. It was followed by a dance-drama based on the song ‘Saare Jahan Se Achha’ composed by Muhammad Iqbal. The play was an amalgamation of various elements such as the iconic evolution of alphabets and language, the Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb, the origin of Yoga, the grandeur of civilisation of the Mauryan empire, the propagation of Buddhism by Ashoka and how secularism acts as the binding fabric of the Indian society. The essence of the drama revolved around the strength possessed by our country’s unity, despite being tremendously diverse.

The Chief Guest, Air Marshal HN Bhagwat AVSM VM, Air Officer-in-Charge Administration, Indian Air Force praised the efforts of the Principal, staff and students for putting up a remarkable show and taking the institution to glorious heights. The show was put up by a combined effort of around 250 students under the support and guidance of their teachers. It was appreciated by all.





The Chief Guest Air Marshal HN Bhagwat Air Officer-in-Charge Administration, Indian Air Force witnessing annual day celebrations of AFGJI



Group Photograph of award winner AFGJI on annual day celebrations at AF Auditorium Subroto Park

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RSAF participates in joint military training with IAF
The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) is participating in a joint military training (JMT) alongside the Indian Air Force (IAF).

The exercise involved six F-16C/D Fighting Falcon multi-role fighter aircraft from the RSAF and the IAF’s Su-30 fighter aircraft.

Through the JMT exercise, the RSAF personnel were provided opportunities to undergo realistic and challenging training.

The bilateral training at Kalaikunda Air Force Station involves advanced aircraft and high-end training missions such as dissimilar air combat training and mission-oriented training.

Singapore Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen said: “We have been having bilateral air exercises since 2004, and I hope that these bilateral exercises will last very long.”

“It is important for the RSAF and IAF to continue to build interoperability and foster mutual understanding through the high-end training missions at the JMT.”
The JMT is conducted under the Air Force Bilateral Agreement renewed in January.

In addition to training together, the two airforces interact regularly through visits, cross-attendance of courses, and other professional exchanges.

IAF Eastern Air Command air officer commanding-in-chief air marshal Anil Khosla said: “The RSAF is a professional airforce and a valued partner to the IAF.

“It is important for the RSAF and IAF to continue to build interoperability and foster mutual understanding through the high-end training missions at the JMT.”
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IAF carries out mid-air refuelling on its Embraer AEW&C aircraft for the first time
This was the first time that Air to Air Refuelling was carried out on the Embraer platform and will enable the aircraft to carry out its missions for a longer period, well beyond its stated endurance
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Indian Air Force (IAF) successfully carried out mid-air refueling on an Embraer EMB-145-based Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft. The operation that was carried out using a Force Multiplier Ilyushin IL78 tanker makes the Indian Air Force one among the few air forces in the world to demonstrate this capability.

The news was made public after the Indian Air Force tweeted about the mission on its official Twitter account in early hours of Thursday. The tweet which read “ForceMultiplication Mission of Exponential Proportions: 1st time in #IAF, an AEW&C #EmbraerAircraft has successfully carried out #AerialRefuelling. A ForceMultiplier IL78 refuels another ForceMultiplier. IAF is one of the few AirForces in the World to demonstrate this capability,” also carried a video of the mission.

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According to a statement by the Press Information Bureau, this was the first time that air-to-air refuelling was carried out on the Embraer platform and will enable the aircraft to carry out its missions for a longer period, well beyond its stated endurance.




The air to-air refuelling technique, practiced by the IAF, known as the “Probe and Drogue” methodology requires exceptional flying skills as the “receiving aircraft has to accurately insert the receptacle probe into the basket-shaped drogue trailing behind the fuel tanker aircraft.”

In addition, both aircrafts also have to maintain accurate flying parameters during the refuelling.
http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/in...aewc-aircraft-for-the-first-time-2451681.html

IAF conducts air-to-air refuelling on Embraer AEW&C aircraft

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has completed an air-to-air refuelling (AAR) mission on Embraer airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) transport aircraft.

The AAR allows the aircraft to fly a long duration flight beyond the aircraft’s stated endurance.

It was carried out by using the ‘probe and drogue’ methodology, which requires pilots to have exceptional flying skills as the receiving aircraft has to accurately insert the receptacle probe into the basket-shaped drogue trailing behind the fuel tanker aircraft, the Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) stated.

The aircraft performing AAR must also maintain extremely accurate flying parameters.

A statement posted on the Indian Press Information Bureau website read: “A mere ten-minute in-flight refuelling can generate an additional four hours of flying endurance.

“The achievement has given a tremendous boost to Indian Air Force’s operational capability.”

“A mere ten-minute in-flight refuelling can generate an additional four hours of flying endurance.”
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has selected the Embraer EMB-145 for the IAF.

The AEW&C system can be used to detect, track and identify threats, guidance and interception control, display of air situation picture, and multi-sensor data integration.

It allows the armed forces to communicate with fighter jets and other AEW&C assets, while it permits search-and-rescue (SAR) operations, mission planning, as well as record and replay for post-mission analysis.

The aircraft was modified to equip the cabin with five operator workstations, four racks, additional fuselage fuel tanks, and five rest crew seats.
http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/iaf-conducts-air-air-refuelling-embraer-aewc-aircraft/
 

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