First Rafale Jet delivery to Indian Air Force in September 2019 as per schedule
KOLKATA: The first Rafale fighter jet will be delivered to the Indian Air Force (IAF) in September 2019 as per schedule, a top government official said on Saturday.
Rafale fighter jets, manufactured by France-based Dassault Aviation, are twin-engine multi-role fighter aircraft. These are nuclear capable and can engage in both air-to-air and air-to-ground attacks.
The first Rafale fighter jet will be delivered in September, Ajay Kumar, secretary to the department of defence production, said.
French Ambassador to India, Alexandre Ziegler had early this month assured that the first Rafale fighter aircraft will be delivered within two months and will be “perfectly on time”.
All the 36 Rafale jets will be delivered to the Indian Air Force within the next two years, he said.
The Rafale deal has drawn flak from the Opposition which has alleged widespread corruption in the contract.
Asked about the Rafale offset partner issue, Kumar said, “It will be done as per the rules.”
He was speaking on the sidelines of the inauguration of Bharat Chamber Defence Facilitation Centre here.
Source: Press Trust of India
Renaatus gets $ 29 million contract from Maldives to expand Gan International Airport
NEW DELHI: Renaatus Projects Private Limited, a construction and construction material manufacturing company with a strong foothold in Maldives and...
Akasa Air to hire nearly 1,000 people by March 2024: CEO Vinay Dube
NEW DELHI: Akasa Air plans to hire nearly 1,000 people and take the total staff strength to more than 3,000...
Defence Ministry inks contract with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to procure 6 Dornier aircraft
NEW DELHI: The defence ministry on Friday sealed a deal with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to procure six Dornier aircraft...
Group Captain Shaliza Dhami becomes the first woman IAF officer to get command appointment
NEW DELHI: The Indian Air Force (IAF) has selected Group Captain Shaliza Dhami to take over command of a frontline...
Italy awards Leonardo C-27J Spartan upgrade deal
NEW DELHI: Leonardo and Armaereo, the Italian Defence Ministry’s Air Force Armament and Airworthiness Directorate, have signed a contract which...
Safran, International Golden Group form joint venture in optronics and navigation
NEW DELHI: UAE-based International Golden Group and Safran Electronics & Defense announced the creation of the “Vision for Optronics &...