Russia’s Technodinamika Holding aerospace firm said Thursday that it will deliver 1.6 billion rubles ($24.7 million) worth of hardware for Russian-made aircraft in service with the Indian Air Force in 2016-2017.
"The Technodinamika holding company won tenders in 2015 for the supply of components in the amount of 1.6 billion rubles in 2016-2017 to the Indian Air Force. The company has already started the delivery of the components within these agreements," the company’s press service said Thursday, Sputnik reported.
Technodinamika, part of the state technologies corporation Rostec, registered its service center in India last year. India has signed 44 defense contracts valued at $5.8 billion last year to procure military hardware, according to its defense ministry.
The Indian military employs over 900 Russian warplanes, including the MiG-21 Fishbed supersonic jet fighters, the MiG-29 Fulcrum twin-engine jet fighters with its carrier-based version, the Su-30MKI Flanker-H air superiority fighters, as well as transport and refueling planes.
The Indian Air Force will officially test fire Astra, the Beyond-Visual-Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM), from the Su-30MKI aircraft for the first time during the Iron Fist exercise this week. The missile launch will take place on March 18 in the Pokhran deserts in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, TOI reported Monday
Indias first batch of women fighter pilots will be commissioned on June 18, the forces chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha said Tuesday. “The floodgates have opened for women to prove their mettle in all streams,” Air Chief Marshal Raha said at an event on International Womens Day
An Indian Air Force Su-30MKI fighter aircraft shot down a balloon-like suspicious object on Tuesday morning in Rajasthans Barmer area. "Between 10:3am and 11am today, an unidentified balloon shaped object was picked up by IAF radar
The Indian Air Force is priortizing to modernize its airfields, advance landing grounds and other infrastructure under its eastern command at a cost of nearly INR 8000 crore (US $1.18 billion)
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