IAF Scales Down FGFA Numbers By A Third: Report
The Indian Air Force has scaled down its requirement for the proposed Indo-Russian fifth generation fighter aircraft (FGFA) by 70 aircraft — it has not put down a requirement now for just 144 aircraft, down from 214 earlier stated (166 single seaters and 48 twin-seaters). In an interview to India Strategic magazine, IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal N.A.K. Browne has said that all 144 of these will be single-seater aircraft (which explains the modified single-seat wind-tunnel model unveiled recently by HAL).
What to read next
The fog over India’s dramatic and unprecedented Feb 27 air battle with Pakistan thickened this week, with Pakistani defense sites, […]
20 days after Indian Mirage 2000 jets flew into Pakistani airspace in a first-ever peacetime intrusion to conduct precision bombings […]
JAGAN PILLARISETTI is an air war historian, author of two seminal books on India’s aerial conflicts in 1965 and 1971, […]