IAF modernization to be completed by 2022: Browne

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  1. Patriot

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    IAF modernization to be completed by 2022: Browne


    The Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne today said that the ongoing modernization of Indian Air Force would be accomplished by 2022. ”All the contracts which are signed during the 11th plan are about Rs 1.12 lakh crore and they will be executed till 2017. At least 65 to 70% of modernisation will be accomplished by 2017, and the rest by 2022….So 12th and 13th

    Five-Year plans are very crucial for IAF,” Browne said.

    He was speaking to reporters after reviewing the combined Graduation Day parade of flying officers at Dundigal Air Force Academy here.

    The procurement of new aircraft is seen in view of the IAF’s efforts to give fillip to raising current combat aircraft squadron strength from 34 to 42.

    “The modernisation that I speak about involves moving up our squadron strength from 34 to 42. So we need more pilots, technicians and we need more officers to fly the aircrafts,” Browne said.

    On acquiring 75 new basic trainer aircraft from the Switzerland-based firm, Pilatus, Browne said IAF will be sending pilots and other technical staff to Switzerland to undergo the three-month training on the aircraft as the ‘Pilatus-PC 7′ is expected to join the fleet from January 2013.

    “We will be sending our pilots and about 75 technicians to Switzerland for training. They will be coming back after three months of training there. And from January (2013) onward the PC-7 aircraft will start to join in the academy,” he said, adding the entire delivery of the aircraft is expected to be completed by July 2014.

    The IAF had inked the deal with the Swiss firm Pilatus to buy new basic training aircraft two months back.

    The IAF had in 2009 grounded the HAL-manufactured HPT-32 aircraft for basic training purpose on variety of reasons

    Browne said the IAF Academy here will increase its capacity to train cadets to 750 by 2016 from current capacity to train 465-485 cadets.

    According to him, the Centre has allotted Rs 130 crore to improve the infrastructure at the Dundigal academy.

    The IAF chief said that the stage-II training facility at Hakimpet airfield will be shifted to Deesa in Gujarat in next four to five years.
     
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    IAF gears up for modernisation of production means



     
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    roma NRI in Europe Senior Member

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    isnt modernization supposed to be an ongoing thing ?????
     
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    Yeah. it started a long time back and will end only in 2022. By then a new modernization plan will be drawn out.
     
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    Arunachal Pradesh CM assures cooperation to Air Force for ALGs



    Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today assured cooperation to the Indian Air Force for upgradation of its Advanced Landing Grounds (ALGs) besides other initiatives in the state. The assurance came when Air Vice-Marshal K S Gill called on Tuki at his office, official sources said.
    Initially, the IAF was taking over five ALGs in the state for renovation and extension. The five ALGs are located at Pasighat (East Siang), Ziro (Lower Subansiri), Mechuka (West Siang), Tuting (Upper Siang) and Walong (Anjaw). The IAF also proposes utilization of these ALGs for civilian use.

    Gill requested the chief minister to make available the land required for the extension of the existing landing grounds as soon as possible so that work could be completed within a short period. Additional land was required around the existing ground to facilitate landing and taking-off of heavy aircraft as well as construction of other infrastructure including the terminal, he said. The IAF has already received funds to the tune of Rs 1000 crore for the project from the central government in the first phase, Gill said.

    On the issue of land compensation to the affected people, he said the IAF was ready to pay for it as per the rate fixed by the local administrations. The other important issue raised by the IAF official was relocation of the residents of Rigio village who are in close proximity of the IAF?s firing range near Dollungmukh in Lower Subansiri district on the inter-state boundary with Assam. Tuki, however, requested the IAF official to keep the interests of the local people on top while implementing the projects, sources said.

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    All Rafales will be inducted by 2022? I guess it is possible if GoI signs a deal now.
     

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