Indian Air Force - News Folder - May 2004

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Postby Vick » 26 May 2004 19:12

IAF to retire 70 MiG 21 aircrafts next year
[Hindustan Times via PTI, 26 May 2004]


The Indian Air Force will retire nearly 70 MiG 21 aircrafts that were produced from 1966 to 1970 and have completed their technical life next year, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal S Krishnaswamy said on May 26th. "The MiG 21s on which the boys are being trained are on type 77, the oldest variant of MiG 21s, which are used to train the pilots," he said adding the training was done at Tejpur and Bagdogara. "These were produced between 1966-1970 and would have finished their technical life probably by next year," he told reporters at Bangalore after addressing the training commanders conference at the IAF Training Command HQs.

"So there are no more aeroplanes, we are desperate. We need the trainer (AJT) more importantly than a combat aircraft," he said, defending the country's decision to acquire the Advanced Jet Trainers (AJT) from BAe systems. Lauding the work of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd in its upgradation programme of the Jaguar fighters and MiG 27 aircraft, he said, the team of HAL, DRDO and IAF have built an indigenous mission computer for MiG 27 resulting in savings of crores of rupees in foreign exchange. "We have given approximately 40 MiG 27 aircraft for upgrades and about 50 to 60 Jaguar aircraft and another 50 to 60 aircraft would follow," ACM Krishnaswamy said. HAL flew the first prototype of the upgraded MiG 27 in March this year and has delivered eight upgraded Jaguar aircraft to the IAF, after concurrently developing the prototype.


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