|PHOTO / RAFALE DISPLAY TEAM|
I can now confirm that 3 Dassault Rafale fighters of the Rafale display team will fly in for Aero India 2013, kicking off on February 6 at the IAF’s Yelahanka base. Two will be on air display duties and the third, a special static display.
Eurocopter will display an AS565 Panther, on offer to the Indian Navy and Coastguard.
UPDATE @ 13.45 on Jan 21: The Russian Knights Su-27 display team will also debut at the show this year. A USAF F-16 display team is nearly confirmed as a participant in the show, awaits final clearance.
Boeing will be bringing in a USAF C-17 Globemaster III like it did last year, along with a full-scale model of the ScanEagle. They won’t be flying in a Chinook or Apache, sadly — both platforms that are in line for contracts with the IAF.