SP's MAI Issue No. 22 | November 16-30, 2017 - Aerospace Updates
AEROSPACE / VIEWPOINT
Politicising defence procurement
By Air Marshal B.K. Pandey (Retd)
Through the procurement of 36 Rafale jets, the NDA government has fulfilled the mandate, at least partially, of restoring the operational potential of the combat fleet of the IAF.
AEROSPACE / SHOW REPORT
Big two share spoils, bell tolls for the A380
By Bikram Vohra, Dubai
They left the surly bonds of earth…and touched the face of god.
Defence Minister visits forward Army and Airforce bases in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited the forward Army posts in Arunachal Pradesh and Air Force base in Eastern Assam on November 5, 2017.
Air Chief inaugurates SWAC Commanders' Conference
The Annual Commanders’ Conference of South Western Air Command (SWAC) was inaugurated by Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa on November 17, 2017, at Gandhinagar.
AOC-in-C Southern Air Command flies Tejas
The induction and operationalisation of the indigenous fighter jet light combat aircraft Tejas received a major boost with Air Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria, AOC-in-C of the Southern Air Command undertaking a solo flight for 30 minutes from HAL Airport, on November 14, 2017.
Award of President's Standard to 223 Squadron and 117 Helicopter Unit
The President of India and the Supreme Commander of Indian Armed Forces, Ram Nath Kovind awarded the prestigious President’s Standard to 223 Squadron and 117 Helicopter Unit during a ceremonial parade held at Air Force Station Adampur on November 16, 2017.