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IAF & HTT-40: From Wanting It Dead To Ordering 70

IAF & HTT-40: From Wanting It Dead To Ordering 70

Mar 7, 2023

Photo by Sanjay Simha Ten years ago, the Indian Air Force wanted to kill the program. The Chief of Air Staff at the time declaring that the IAF neither wanted nor needed HAL’s HTT-40 basic trainer. Today, ten years after…

IAF’s Only Chopper Pilot Chief Just Flew The LUH. And Loved It.

IAF’s Only Chopper Pilot Chief Just Flew The LUH. And Loved It.

Feb 16, 2023

Air Chief Marshal Fali Homi Major (Retd.), the only chopper pilot to be chief of the Indian Air Force, just flew HAL’s Light Utility Helicopter — and he loved it. After a 50 minute flight over Bengaluru, Major told Livefist,…

IAF plans to order 50 more LCA Mk1A jets

IAF plans to order 50 more LCA Mk1A jets

Feb 15, 2023

LCA Tejas Mk.1 at Aero India this week Battling its notorious and long-spiralling depletion in fighter aircraft squadron strength, the Indian Air Force is is believed to have firmed up plans to order at least 50 more LCA Tejas Mk1A…

Indian Navy Greenflags Rafale In Deck Jet Contest

Indian Navy Greenflags Rafale In Deck Jet Contest

Feb 15, 2023

French firm Dassault Aviation is gathering big momentum towards an Indian Navy contract for 26 Rafale-M naval fighters intended for operations off the deck of India’s new aicraft carrier INS Vikrant. Livefist can confirm that the Indian Navy has formally…

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