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India Explains the BrahMos Accident in Pakistani Territory
Weapon / Missile

India Explains the BrahMos Accident in Pakistani Territory

The Indian Air Force explained the cause of the accidental fall of the BrahMos supersonic missile on March 9, 2022, into Pakistani territory.

Israel has Called up 300,000 Reserve Troops
Land

Israel has Called up 300,000 Reserve Troops

Israel has called up its 300,000 reserve troops in preparation for a ground offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

Roketsan Becomes IAF Member
Space

Roketsan Becomes IAF Member

Roketsan became a member of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF), with over 500 members from 75 countries.

Israel to Form a New Squadron with F-35I Adir
Air

Israel to Form a New Squadron with F-35I Adir

Israel officially submitted to buy an additional 25 F-35I Adir fighters, reaching 75 jets. The U.S. will give this aircraft as a grant.

India’s First C295 Aircraft Completes Maiden Flight
Air

India’s First C295 Aircraft Completes Maiden Flight

India’s first Airbus C295 transport aircraft completed its maiden flight with the aim of its delivery by the second half of 2023.

India Purchases 70 HTT-40 Aircraft from HAL
Air

India Purchases 70 HTT-40 Aircraft from HAL

India announced that the government approved the purchase of a total of 70 Hindustan Turbo Trainer (HTT)-40 aircraft from HAL.

India to Upgrade 150 Su-30MKI with a Budget of 4 Billion USD
Air Modernisation

India to Upgrade 150 Su-30MKI with a Budget of 4 Billion USD

The Indian Air Force (IAF) requires a budget of US$4 billion (USD) to upgrade 150 units of Su-30MKI fighter jets.

India Increased the Range of the BrahMos Cruise Missile to 450 km
Weapon / Missile

India Increased the Range of the BrahMos Cruise Missile to 450 km

India has succeeded in expanding the range of its airborne BrahMos cruise missile to 450 km, with a test firing conducted on December 29, 2022.

India Receives the Last of 36 Rafales
Air

India Receives the Last of 36 Rafales

Indian Air Force (IAF) received on December 15, the 36th and last Dassault-made Rafale fighter jet from France, and tweeted, "The Pack is Complete."

Pakistan displays the JF-17 that downed India’s MiG-21 in 2019
Air Weapon / Missile Expo and Air Show

Pakistan displays the JF-17 that downed India’s MiG-21 in 2019

The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) displayed the JF-17 Thunder with the claim of hunting the Indian Air Force (IAF) MiG-21 at the IDEAS 2022 defence exhibition. Indian and Pakistani jets engaged over the ceasefire line in disputed Kashmir on 26 February 2019. Pakistan had claimed that two Indian fighters had crossed the Pakistani border.

Indian Army officially receives domestically produced LCH attack helicopters
Air

Indian Army officially receives domestically produced LCH attack helicopters

The Indian Army received its first light combat helicopter (LCH) before the Indian Air Force (IAF) officially deployed the first batch.

Boeing has been Awarded a Contract for 23 KC-46s
Air

Boeing has been Awarded a Contract for 23 KC-46s

Boeing has been awarded a contract by the United States Air Force (USAF) to build 19 KC-46 Pegasus tankers for the USAF and four KC-46s for the Israeli Air Force (IAF). The contract was worth 3.1 billion USD. The Pentagon announced this on August 31, 2022. The order for USAF will be completed by November 30, 2025.

Malaysia and India Attend Air Combat Exercises Shakti 2022
Simulator / AI / Drill/ Software

Malaysia and India Attend Air Combat Exercises Shakti 2022

The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF/TUDM) and the Indian Air Force (IAF) is currently conducting the first six-day joint air exercise, Vayu Shakti 2022. The drill was held in the Malaysian state of Kuantan airspace and its surroundings on 12-17 August. The Vayu Shakti is held at the Pokhran range every three years. The last event took place in 2019.

India Tests New BrahMos-A Missile from Su-30MKI Aircraft
Weapon / Missile

India Tests New BrahMos-A Missile from Su-30MKI Aircraft

The Extended-Range (ER) variant of India's air-launched BrahMos-A missile has hit its designated target. The Indian Air Force (IAF) said that the Sukhoi Su-30MKI launched the missile on May 12. This is the first launch of the ER variant of the Su-30MKI.